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Old 06-03-2012, 18:07   #1
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anyone know any good marinas in Morocco and what are they friendly for visiting yachties.?
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Old 06-03-2012, 20:47   #2
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anyone know any good marinas in Morocco and what are they friendly for visiting yachties.?
You might want to check out this blog... they loved Morocco (link is about their time in Morocco).
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Technically not Morocco but near enough - take a look at Ceuta and Melilla both of which have big marinas. They are on the Med coast.

Bouregreg Marina is down south on the Atlantic Coast.
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Technically not Morocco but near enough - take a look at Ceuta and Melilla both of which have big marinas. They are on the Med coast.

Bouregreg Marina is down south on the Atlantic Coast.
Neither Ceuta or Melilla will get you out of the EU Schengen Treaty 90-days in/90-days out area.

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I second using Smir if you just need to get out of the EU for a bit. Marina has lots of room and a few restaurants and shops. It isn't too far from Gib or Spanish coast.
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cool, thanks everyone
and any advice on wintering in Malta?
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Handy site for Europe & Med here...

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What about safety? Can you leave the boat alone and travel around with out worry about someone breaking in- ??Or do you need to leave someone onboard all the time?
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What about safety? Can you leave the boat alone and travel around with out worry about someone breaking in- ??Or do you need to leave someone onboard all the time?

i've never had any security problems in morrocco,in a marina or in a fishing harbour.
generally the marine police keep a very sharp eye on the vessels due to a long history of hash smuggling out of morrocco by yachts!!!!

also theft in a muslim country is very uncommon.

the worst you will get is people hasseling you to buy hash in the tourist areas,like tangier,ceuta etc,though the tourist police are very harsh these days on the hustlers.
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Others did.

Two of our friends' boats got plundered last year there. In one case they (the crew, not the police) got the thief but let him go - the guy cried and showed his hands with half of his fingers missing. Since you know Muslim countries this well, you know what this means.

Anybody going to Marocco - check prices in advance as they were seriously modified last fall.

PS Now, in most harbours, a day's visit is a two days' charge.

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Any suggestions on what ports on the Atlantic coast to pull into-
that will be easy to get out and travel around the country from?
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Re: Morrocco marinas

agadir has a nice new marina,close to an international airport(20km) and about 3hr drive to marrakesh and the atlas mountains.
lots of bars and european style restaurants,nice beach etc.

essouira nice town but the port is a bit rough.
cassablanca has nice marina.
reccomend looking on noonsite.com for latest info
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Others did.

Two of our friends' boats got plundered last year there. In one case they (the crew, not the police) got the thief but let him go - the guy cried and showed his hands with half of his fingers missing. Since you know Muslim countries this well, you know what this means.

Anybody going to Marocco - check prices in advance as they were seriously modified last fall.

PS Now, in most harbours, a day's visit is a two days' charge.

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where were they? morrocco is a big place!
last time i was there we were the last on a raft of 8 fishing boats!!
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Just saw a program on food in Morrocco. A chef went throughout the country cooking and sampling the food. Wow, it looked like a really cool place to visit! Have fun.
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