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Old 28-09-2015, 16:15   #16
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Re: Upcoming Trip From Florida to Roatan and a Few Points in Between

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Guy,

I had read that there was plenty of 15'-30' over sand sheltered anchorage between Puerto Abrigo and the old ferry pier, a short 100 yard dinghy ride to the concrete pier. Also, I was told the port captain for customs clearance is only 3/4 miles from the pier, and that Club Nautico can clear your papers for an additional charge.

I know things are constantly changing so maybe my information is out of date.

Thanks,

Jeff

That's not how it looked to us. We tried 2 different places and they chased us out. I would not leave our boat anchored out in the open alone to go ashore around there.
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Old 28-09-2015, 20:19   #17
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Re: Upcoming Trip From Florida to Roatan and a Few Points in Between

I have one more question. Triumphant and belizesailor both emphasized to stay away from the mainland of Honduras, don't even be within sight.

Why is that? Is it the government, drug trade issues, pirates?

I have read very few problems that are reported on line regarding issues with sailing the mainland of Honduras.

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Jeff
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Old 28-09-2015, 21:05   #18
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Re: Upcoming Trip From Florida to Roatan and a Few Points in Between

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I have one more question. Triumphant and belizesailor both emphasized to stay away from the mainland of Honduras, don't even be within sight.

Why is that? Is it the government, drug trade issues, pirates?

I have read very few problems that are reported on line regarding issues with sailing the mainland of Honduras.

Thanks,

Jeff
Security issues. Many in recent years icluding armed robbery & murder. See Security section on NoonSite's Honduras page and all the related reports on the right sidebar.

www.noonsite.com/Countries/Honduras
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