Cruising Reports

Gambia, Banjul: The Anchorage at Lamin Lodge

Date Published - April 28, 2019

By Marti Rijken — Mar 20, 2019

The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of noonsite.com or the World Cruising Club.

Marti Rijken offers a good insight in to the anchorage at Lamin Lodge, near Banjul, and the attractions to be found… Read More

Fiji: Cultural Protocols for Visiting Yachts

Date Published - April 28, 2019

Fiji has a rich cultural history and many of their ancient traditions are alive and well today particularly in some of the farther-flung islands where cruisers like to explore.

By Georgia Gremore — Mar 29, 2019… Read More

Okinawa, Naha: A Welcome Arrival at our First Port of Call

Date Published - April 28, 2019

(Apr 06, 2019) – SY Tamm Ha Tamm arrived in Okinawa from Tahiti on 1st March 2019 with a plan to spend up to two years cruising in Japan. Their first report details their arrival and the welcome reception they received from the authorities in Naha…. Read More

France, Belgium, Netherlands: Essential Knowledge on Ports of Entry

Date Published - April 28, 2019

By Val Ellis – Apr 16, 2019

With Brexit likely to happen in the near future, UK Skippers planning on visiting European waters this season need to be aware of the location of the Ports of Entry (POE) in the countries adjacent to the United Kingdom. All Noonsite Ports of Entry… Read More

Suez Canal: Transit Information

Date Published - April 28, 2019

By Tom Sampson — Apr 18, 2019

A transit of the Suez Canal requires some planning. There is a lot of paperwork to complete and a pilot is required for the whole transit. In addition, there is an overnight stop at Ismailia and clearance has to be completed once the transit… Read More

East Pacific Offshore Waters Forecasts

Date Published - April 27, 2019

(April 16, 2019) – The East Pacific offshore waters forecast is issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC)/Tropical Analysis Forecast Branch (TAFB)…. Read More

Wintering in the Mediterranean

Date Published - April 15, 2019

If you are currently cruising the Mediterranean and considering where to winter your boat, these comments from the cruising community should give you a good idea as to where the majority are spending the colder months. This report is continually updated.
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Pacific Planning Advice

Date Published - March 26, 2019

Useful and informative planning advice for anyone undertaking a Pacific crossing, updated for 2019…. Read More

Brazil: Angra dos Reis to Florianapolis

Date Published - March 18, 2019

I checked in in Angra dos Reis (60 miles south of Rio de Janeiro). Very easy and friendly.

The anchorage is not very comfy with lots of wake from the boats, but it is close to the dinghy dock. The anchorage spot is right in front and a slight distance away… Read More

Positive Feedback about Luperon

Date Published - March 16, 2019

We have sailed to & very much enjoyed Luperon on three separate occasions. The people are friendly, fuel, water, groceries, repairs, transportation, etc. are easily available.

On our first trip, we remained for 8 months, bought a motorcycle & enjoyed becoming a part of the place as well as venturing out… Read More

Report From Bonaire

Date Published - March 15, 2019

A general report covering pet vaccinations, cruising guides and provisioning…. Read More

Checking in to Tobago: Time your arrival to avoid high fees

Date Published - March 15, 2019

Checking in in Tobago is always an adventurous Task.

Coming from the North towards Tobago we decided to sail into Charlotteville, because once at the jetty Customs and Immigration is within walkable distance. In contrary to Store Bay in the South where you’ll need a taxi for all your crew members… Read More

Andaman Islands: A Disappointing 5 Week Stay

Date Published - March 13, 2019

Following the restricted area permit being revoked in September 2018, many cruising yachts felt that perhaps at last they had the chance to cruise these beautiful islands. It appears however that while the ability to stay and get a visa has been made much simpler, restrictions on where you can… Read More

Cruising the Anambas: Know before you go

Date Published - February 22, 2019

We have now spent the past two summers, 2016 and 2017, cruising the Anambas and had a marvellous time snorkelling and diving in the clear water and meeting the wonderful and sometimes shy people…. Read More

Ilhabela: Taking the Southern Route to the Ilhabela Yacht Club

Date Published - February 12, 2019

Ilhabela is an archipelago off the southeast coast of Brazil. The main island is Ilha de São Sebastião and on the west coast lies the capital city of Ilhabela. This report from Omar Sanchez provides a good insight to the navigation required and details of the yacht club and city…. Read More

Changes to EU Common Fisheries Policy May Affect Recreational Anglers

Date Published - February 12, 2019

British sailors and sea anglers are working together to oppose changes to EU law which could have a big impact on how recreational fishing is carried out within the European Union.

The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is an EU policy designed to make EU fishing grounds a common resource by giving… Read More

Mauritius: Clearance and Cruising Information

Date Published - February 12, 2019

The following port clearance and cruising information is provided to help sailors visiting Mauritius Island. This information is based on two U.S.A. citizens on a 42 foot catamaran. More recent feedback from cruisers on clearance here has been posted at the bottom of this report in the User Comments section… Read More