Saidia (Port of entry)

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Coordinates: 035° 6.782' N , 002° 17.660' W
Country: Morocco

Description
The marina is located 6 nm west of the Algerian border, nearly 1 mile W of the mouth of Oued Kiss river between Morocco and Algeria. Its close proximity to Spain yet being out of the EU means it is a useful place to visit for VAT or Schengen purposes and suitable for wintering ashore or afloat. Charges are low but during high season (July and August) fees are 60 percent higher. 
This harbour is very secure even in stormy weather.
Warning: depths at the marina entrance vary with silting, approach with caution. There is also some silting inside the marina; the shallow areas are clearly marked.
Moor: the marina entrance faces north east  and the breakwater is visible in clear weather. Turn left after entering the outer basin, you will see red balls marking BOTH sides of the channel into the inner harbour. The reception dock is on your right as you enter. Customs officials (located at the marina office next to the reception dock) will come to your boat, make a brief inspection and ask if you have any firearms. Then you go to the office to fill out all the paperwork. Immigration officials will take the passports to make copies and then return them an hour or so later. Only the captain is allowed ashore until the clearance process is completed. Officials are reported to be polite, courteous and professional and there is no hint of baksheesh here.
Marina personnel will indicate the berth to use. Mooring is bow or stern to with lazy lines, but with only a few boats in the marina it is also possible to moor alongside. 
Access to the pontoons is not secured, but security guards patrol the entire marina 24 hours a day.
Approximately 260 Med mooring berths; max LOA: 50 m; max draught: 3 m
Ashore: water and electricity (outlets on the first 2 pontoons are 32A, so you may need an adaptor, 3rd pontoon in has smaller 16A plugs). Restaurants, bars, WiFi is good but at extra cost and a reasonably well stocked supermarket in the marina. 3 ATMs on site (although all may not work).
The fuel dock accepts cash only, no credit card. They do sometimes run out of diesel so enquire about availability on arrival. The marina is located 4nm west of the town of Saidia, 10 minute bus or taxi.
Don't miss: town’s restored 16th-century Kasbah
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Price band (high season) Low cost
Price band (low season) Unknown
Active winter community NO

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Last updated by Helena Neal on 02/05/2018 03:05:04.
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