I am new to this forum and it seems like there is a wealth of knowledge to be gleaned from all of you experienced sailors.
I am set to depart for Mozambique in 17/04/2010 out of Durban, have a few burning questions that I would like any of you who have sailed this area before to answer.
We are supposed to pick up 3 guests flying into Vilanculos (Vil) on 23/04 and cruise
bazaruto islands for a week, then drop them back at Vil and continue up north possibly as far as Pemba.
Now here come all the questions:-
-Will we be able to clear customs
in Vil ?
I heard a rumour that we my have to do this at Inhambane as Vil does not have the authorities to do this.
- Will we be charged for anchoring
in Vil while waiting for guests to arrive, if so is it possible to anchor
outside the port and use a tender
to transport the guests ?
- I am an avid Spearfisherman/fisherman, is it possible to get licences from the embassy in Durban for these activities before departure ?
- What would be the better ports
at or areas to anchor
in order to get fresh provisions ?
- Where would it be best to fill diesel
, is the diesel
of decent quality in the north ?
Looking forward to receiving info from any of you