Maceio Chart DHN BA

The ones willing to make the passage RECIFE - SALVADOR in two steps may stop on Maceio.one of the most famous and beautiful beaches on the northeast coast. Situated on the latitude of 09 41'S it offers a good anchorage behind a long wharf which stretches southwest of a big reef area. Bottom is sand with good holding. Although the anchorage is protected from the swell, it is exposed to all winds as the land around it is low. * Caution South of the warf there is a shallow area with rocks less...

Bilhabela Village

This is the main village in the island. It is a pretty artist and hippie filled place. Handcrafts, paintings,and beach clothing are on display everywhere and it is a kind of expensive place for everything including restaurants and provisions. Nevertheless, it is very interesting with plenty of nigth life on the bars and cafes. ILHABELA is called capital da vela which means the sail capital as yachting is very active in the island with a lot of racing. The channel is excelent for windsurfing.

Baia Da Ribeira Bracui Chart

Sailing West of ANGRA DOS REIS you'll pass in front of the ESCOLA NAVAL (NAVY SCHOOL) as you approach the passage between ILHA GIPOIA and the main land. ILHA GIPOIA is a rather private island where some famous artists, doctors,and politicians have their weekend (why not permanent ) houses. One will well off not anchoring on this place to avoid confrontation with watch dogs as well as watch humans As you leave ILHA GIPOIA astern you head Northwest to a bay of islands called BAIA DA RIBEIRA....

Isaco Do Sombrio

Leaving SACO DO EUSTAQUIO You will now be in the open sea side of the island in front of a huge bay named BAIA DOS CASTELHANOS. Across this bay you will find the most remote anchorage in the island.lt is a cove called SACO DO SOMBRIO, which has no connection with any village except by sea. Only a fishing family and the man in charge of the Lighthouses live there. As you enter the cove, caution, as there are some fish traps along your portside shore. Right in front of the houses there is a...

South Of Santa Catarina

South of SANTA CATARINA island the coast is a succession of long beaches with only a few precarious anchorages not worth stopping. Furthermore, this is an azardous coast as far as navigation. The land is very low, with no big features to be recognized on a landfall, and there is always incidence of fog and haze. The winds in the area, specially in winter, are also a big concern. The following pathern is observed in this respect A NE flow starts very weak and gain strenght gradually, lasting 3...

Ilha Das Couves

This is an archipelago on latitude 23 25'S. In the past a pearl farm experiment was made there. It is now abandoned and only one person lives on the island. Coming from NE go around the long island and the round islet east of it and head for the long sandy beach which ends on a concrete rock wall to the right. Anchor north of the concrete wall (ruins). Bottom is sand. Caution, very close to shore there are some submerged rocks. If a SW wind picks up, move to the spot northeast of the small...

Chart Dhn Ba

SANTOS is the most important port in BRASIL. Its proximity to SAO PAULO, the industrial heart of the country, makes it extremely busy. Sometimes over 300 ships are waiting at anchor in the bay for a berth in the docks. From a cruising point of view, the importance of such a place is only the services that are available. Everything you'll ever need is there, boat builders, marinas, stores, workshops of all kinds etc Furthermore, SANTOS is only about sixty miles away from SAO PAULO by road what...

Arraial Do Cabo

Before going further East to RIO DE JANEIRO, a last stop may be made at ARRAIAL DO CABO village. It is a fishing village and a weekend beach, there is a Sealife Museum (Museu do Mar) worth visiting. You can get water and fuel at the big ships' dock. Comming from Cabo Frio or Buzios approach the area by going around the corner of the ILHA DOS PORCOS island and steering West, directly to the beach at the end of the bay. Sometimes oil rigs are anchored in front of the bay for repair, caution, you...

Anchorages In Salvador

After coming around the light house keeping half mile off the east coast clears all dangers. Steer directly to the town breakwater. After passing the end of it, go around the circular building of Fort of S. Marcelo, leave it to starboard and anchor towards the inside of the breakwater to keep clear of the local tourism schooners transit on the city pontoon, which is also the water fuel dock. Bottom is soft mud and is good holding. The dinghy may be left tied and padlocked to the floating...

M Itanhanga

A good and secluded spot is found on ILHA ITANHANGA island just North of a vertical dramatic black rock wall. There is no beach, therefore no tourists even in the weekends. If you want a snack of good fried fish, go just South of ITANHANGA to the twin islets named PAQUETA. On weekends sometimes You may find a schooner bar anchored there with a crowd of powerboats tied alongside it enjoying very loud music. K MARINA BRACU D HOTEL DO FR A DE W ITANHANGA

J Angra Dos Reis Chart DHN

Starting from the East, ANGRA DOS REIS is the main city in the area. It is also a commercial harbor and oil loading terminal. It is an excellent place for provisioning, water, cooking gas, etc As any port town, it is a ratter dirty and crowded kind of a place. You'll find also fuel in the dock, however, the place is known for its poor quality Diesel. A better option is getting fuel at Marina Bracui, further West on Baia da Ribeira. In ANGRA DOS REIS you can anchor just in front of the fuel...