St Goerges (Port of entry)

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Coordinates: 003° 53.232' N , 051° 48.085' W
Country: French Guiana

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Navigation to St Georges will take the best part of a day and in few places the depth is 1.4 m LW - 3 m HW. Currents in the river can be up to 3 kts. Tides at St Georges are about 2½ hours later than Cayenne. 

There are numerous anchorage along the way where you can wait for HW to sail:

  • Ile Biche - 04°06.20N 51°38.80W in 2-3 m 
  • Ilha do Papagaio - 04°02.20N 51°40.17W in 3-5 m 
  • Ilhas Taparabo - 04°01.72N 51°41.33W in 3-5 m and 04°00.27N 51°41.16W in 2-3 m 
  • Ile Mathieu - 04°58.05N 51°45.00W in 3-4 m 
  • Ile Galibis or Diogo - 03°58.05N 51°46.75W in 3-5 m 
  • Tampack (03°56.74N 51°47.06W) - about 4 m north of St Georges, has a floating pontoon (2 m dept) large enough to take a sailboat (alternatively anchor in the river and dinghy ashore). Water is available at a public tap a short walk from the jetty (jerry cans). The village is simple and attractive. 

St Georges anchorage: in 5 metres in mud by the water taxi jetties (dinghy landing spot).

The Douane (customs) office on the waterfront by the water taxi jetties but clearance is possible only when there is an official is in town. Immigration is in the Police aux Frontieres building on the edge of the town; open everyday 0800-1200 and 1400-1800.

Fuel: in jerry cans from across the river in Brazil by dinghy or water taxi

The fishing boats along the way are very friendly. 

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Added by Helena Neal on 05/08/2018 05:51:08.
Last updated by Helena Neal on 06/08/2018 04:58:06.
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