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Cabanga Iate Club
(votes: 1)
Type Marina
Country Brazil
City Recife
Available places 100
Max depth 2.5 m
WWW www.cabanga.com.br/home/
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • WiFi
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Repairs
  • Grill
  • Shops
  • Port of entry
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For boats

Receife / Cabanga Iate Club
Recife is an unmissable stop and one of the best locations on northeast cost of Brazil. Usually it is a first stop in Atlantic crossing.
Entrance to the harbour is easy, you will pass outer and inner breakwater, with green lighthouses at the end (north approach). If you approach from the south, pass the outer breakwater to starboard and then turn left inside the main harbour.
Mean tide height is 1.4m with max amplitude of 2.6.
Cabanga Iate Club is located after the commercial harbour. The approach channel and marina is not shown on most of charts (even electronics).
Go along the main harbour quay to starboard until you see the thin wooden poles painted red (starboard) and green (port) tips. This narrow channel is shallow, about 1.4 during low water. Keep slow speed or wait for high water.
The depths in the marina are about 1.4 meters, 2.0-2.5 in some berth places. Ask the stuff where to moor depends on your boat draft.
On high tide a boats with maximum depth of 2.5 m can visit the marina.
Cabanga Iate Club is the largest Marina in Recife, with about 100 places. Moor bow or stern to the floating quays. Water and electricity on the quays.
All types of repair works available. Slipway for lifting out boats up to 35ft. Ask in marina office.
If Recife is port of entry in Brazil first visit is Immigration Office (Policia Federal) to regularize your personal documents (or visa). All the crew have to visit office personally. It is located inside the Recife Port area.
See: http://www.wesailors.com/marina/profile/741/
Next stop (if not pass in previous Brazilian harbour) is customs (Recita Federal). There you will fill electronic form (stuff are helpful in this). The document with bar code will be printed, keep it to the last port in Brazil. Customs office is located inside the Recife Port area, between warehouses 5 and 6. Open Monday to Friday 0800-1200 and 1400-1700.
See: http://www.wesailors.com/marina/profile/742/
Finally, you have to visit the harbour Master office (Capitania dos Portos) which is located outside the port of Recife, near the old town, near the Malakoff Tower (15 minutes of walking from customs or take a taxi). Office is open Monday to Friday 0800-1700 with an hour lunch brake about 1300.
See http://www.wesailors.com/marina/profile/743/

If Recife is intermediate port in Brazil visit Immigration (Captain only) and Harbour Office.

For crews

Club facilities are good – showers, WC, two swimming pools, bars, restaurant, security.
Supplies available in the town. I suggest Carrefour with low prices, just a 3 km of the marina. Take a taxi (5EUR).
See: http://www.wesailors.com/marina/profile/744/
Visit historic old town, with many old buildings. Also a 5km long beach is worth to visit, but during a day, because a Recife as other cities in Brazil has a bad reputation of safety.


Marina fee: 25EUR (46ft boat, Dec 2015), including water and electricity. Taxi to old town, immigration office, carrefoure – about 4-5 EUR

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