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Old 26-03-2012, 22:06   #1
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Roatan Bans Anchoring

Noonsite: Honduras, Roatan: Mayor Calls for No Anchoring, Marina Berthing Only

And I was JUST Thinking about going there.
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Old 26-03-2012, 22:17   #2
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-I have heard rumors of this for the last few days. Was hoping that it was just gossip. We just left there one month ago. Roatan still has some nice anchorages but West End was a fun place to stay. Maybe it will get reversed.
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Old 26-03-2012, 22:23   #3
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Re: Roatan bans anchoring

Evidently anchoring will eventually be banned over the ENTIRE island of Roatan, not just West End.
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Old 26-03-2012, 22:32   #4
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What a waste !! and we loved it down there !! O well theres still a few good places left in that area ! The way its going we are gonna run out some day !! MONEY MONEY thats the name of the game !!
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Re: Roatan bans anchoring

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Evidently anchoring will eventually be banned over the ENTIRE island of Roatan, not just West End.
That is a misnomer.... West End only.... (The Mayor here is not in charge over on the other side of the Island past Parrot Tree Resort)
And a bunch of business's have banned together and hired a Lawyer to fight it... I am looking out over the anchorage and see boats out there now...
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Old 28-03-2012, 13:10   #6
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Excellent! Thanks for the more accurate info. Keep us posted.
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Re: Roatan Bans Anchoring

Update.... The Boats are still here... They have been removing some of the Mooring Balls when a few of the boats moved off them and anchored in the nearby sandy bottom areas...

ALSO I heard thru the Coconut Telegraph that the AMERICAN CONSULATE may be getting involved due to the possible infringement of American Vessels rights to safe passage and or safety in Honduran waters....

I have talked to some of the boat owners here and hear most plan to wait it out and stay in the area anchored and see what develops...

New pic from yesterday.. Boats still There..!!!
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Picture from yesterday... We're at a standstill.... They are not charging anymore for the moorings.. or kicking anyone out... Near as I can figure out... They are leaving the moorings intact... I
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Awesome! Keep-up the good fight!
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Re: Roatan Bans Anchoring

Ban anchoring and you will not see us in most cases. I wouldn't anchor over a coral sanctuary, obviously, but that is not the case here, as far as I can tell.

Lubbers need to understand what will and will not bring yachtie dollars to their shores.
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There are still moorings in place, and there are sandy spots to anchor in.. Plenty of room right now w/ 10 boats here..
A standstill is better than an outright ban.. Don't actually think he really (the Mayor) has the power to do this.. Lawyers are working on it I hear.. He has stirred up a hornets nest.. He does have big ties to the Mainland Gov they say.. That's why his attempt is possible, Here... (that and he is building his own marina etc.) He is hurting the Roatan Marine Park most of all now w/ no income for patrols, education, etc. And West End, where cruisers spend their $ locally....
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Good Friday, April 7th.. Boats at the Marine Park... Roatan..
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Greedy basta**ds
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I kind of saw this coming when last season I witnessed one of the cruisers have a confrontation with the owner of Fantasy Island. Cruiser was a little out of line and I saw the writing on the wall something was coming back on the cruisers. Well here it is. Rich people drink coffee together and talk and share. This ban on cruisers is one of the phoniest things I have ever seen. Too bad. Their is alot of cronyism on this island. You do not piss off the people with money. This is what you get.
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Old 08-04-2012, 16:34   #15
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Re: Roatan Bans Anchoring

Is there a blog or something (aside from this forum) about protecting cruisers rights/anchoring?

We are going cruising in September for 18 months, and plan to again later in life with kids. I'm scarred that by the time we do our second trip, it will all be mooring balls and marinas only!
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