Varadero Marina

After the Atlantic crossing – what next?

Von |2023-08-09T08:03:58+02:00August 5th, 2023|Kategorien: Sailing|Tags: , , |

Planning Your Next Move After the Adventure!     Ahoy, fellow sailors!   Let me tell you, crossing the Atlantic was an epic adventure of a lifetime! The excitement was contagious as we left the Mediterranean, sailed down to the Canary Islands, and geared up for the big Atlantic crossing with our trusty boat, Ambra. We were all so stoked and spent hours and hours prepping for the journey – safety checks, communication setups, weather forecasts, you name it!     But you know what made the whole experience even better? The legendary ARC parties every night! Oh boy, we danced, laughed, and made friends for life. It was like one big sailing festival on the high seas!   After we docked in St. Lucia, the partying didn't stop. We had a whole week of celebration with all the other ARC participants. Picture this: a bunch of sailors planning the best spots for Christmas and New Year's Eve Party – we were living the dream!     Now, the big question was, what's next for us salty souls? Some crew members decided one ocean crossing was enough for them. Fair enough, it's not for everyone! But there were those adventure junkies who couldn't get enough and were ready to take on the Pacific like true sailing warriors.     But wait, here's the fun part – most sailors planned the crossing, but the post-Atlantic steps? Not so much. It was like, "Our plan is to have no plan" – until the hurricane season came knocking. Not a great idea, trust me!   Planning the next steps is crucial, and in this blog post, we will explore some options and considerations for sailors after completing the Atlantic crossing.   After our arrival in St. Lucia we had the next party [...]

How to approach Varadero Marina, Aruba with a monohul?

Von |2023-07-16T13:43:55+02:00Juli 15th, 2023|Kategorien: Aruba, Varadero Marina|Tags: , , |

The blog article is for monohul sailors approaching Varadero Marina on the ABC Island Aruba. Main problem approaching the marina is the water depth, because the maximum draft is 2,35m on high tide. We have entered Varadero Marina successfully and are very happy to stay at the safest place in the Caribbean to store boats during hurricane season. Please check out our upcoming article „Why did we choose Varadero Marina“ - coming soon. You will need to make a reservation, because the marina is popular and normally fully booked for the hurricane season. Please find all information about the marina on the website and welcome book I highly recommend to read all information carefully before you approach the island Aruba and download all relevant informations. Regarding all the details and reservations please contact Capt. Paul, he is the best contact. He is so helpful, great customer orientation, great sense of humor and he speaks English and French. By the way, this is already one judge benefit of visiting Aruba und staying at Varadero Marina, you get real commitments, great response time and clear statements unlike many islands further north. The Varadera Marina team is very professional, helpful and straight forward. You will find the contacts details, Email address and phone number on the Varadero Marina website. You can call the marina on VHF channel 69 as well. Before you enter the marina you have to sail to Barcadera Marina first with your boat to clear customs and immigration. The immigration procedure is standard and you will not have to pay no service fees. The online ED card is mandatory for all travels to Aruba, you find the Link here. The custom officers might want to visit your boat and asking if you carry any drugs or weapons. The authorities [...]

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