|Sally & Ley Celebrating Arrival At Port Louis, Mauritius|
Entry in Port Louis is simple enough, and after obtaining permission from Port Control we motored into the harbor and tied alongside the designated clearance berth - a concrete dock hosting a gaggle of restaurants. We tied to the hand railings and awaited the formalities - Health clearance was first, followed by Immigration then Customs and Coast Guard.
We stayed two nights at the clearance berth, enjoying the excellent local Indian food and the beautiful view across the Caudan waterfront, while waiting for a slot to become available in the Caudan Marina.
To be perfectly frank, the word "marina" is perhaps not applicable here, as the basin is surrounded by a fixed concrete wall with a nasty overhang that is just waiting to trap the unwary gunwhale at low tide - careful fendering is required. However the cost is reasonable, water and electricity are not metered, and if you don't mind being berthed in the middle of car park with no security, it is very good .....
|The Unmarked Danger - Click To Enlarge|
Grand Baie has a very shallow entrance, around 2.5 metres at low tide, so arrival should be timed for the high tide. The waypoints we used worked very well and can be downloaded with an entry chart here.
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|Grand Baie Yacht Club - Cruiser's Haven|