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Old 24-09-2016, 14:09   #1
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Does anyone know if you can still clear out of Mexico at Xcalak? We have done so before, but have heard that there is no longer a Port Captain. If not here, where is everyone clearing out?
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As of 2012 you could not clear out of xcalak. We ended up there thinking we could, but wound up taking a taxi to cheutemal just to get some sort of clearance. Later we were told by the port captain that she would have no problem with a boat anchored with a q flag flying for a few days, and should clear out in cancun. I'm not sure how I would feel about clearing out in cancun then spending a week or two hopping down the coast....but there are few other options.


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Thank you. I had heard you could not. I will look into Puerto Aventuras.
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Thank you. I had heard you could not. I will look into Puerto Aventuras.

You may have some luck with that, just be sure to sit outside PA for a while and watch the sets roll in, as well as watch other boats go in. The swell will lift up right in the entrance and has been known to spin boats out of the channel and into the unforgiving limestone beach.

Luckily though the swell usually has a pattern that allows enough time for a slow moving sailboat to establish in the channel before the swell picks it up.


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