All Yachts must have an Autografo to enter Ecuador. Three weeks prior to departing your present port you should apply. This is not an Autografo for the Galapagos and is less costly.
Below are the documents needed to process your Autografo for Bahia de Caraquez. This is not valid for the Galapagos
• Copy of the yacht registration.
• Documentation reporting the measurements and technical information of the yacht, including length, beam, draft, gross tonnage, flag nationality, official number and name of the boat, call sign and MMSI of the vessel.
• Black water or sewage certification. (If you don’t have one we can create one for you)
• Copy of crew and passenger list, along with their nationalities.
• Copy of all crew and passenger passports.
• Declaration of the estimated arrival date and length of stay in Ecuador.
Once you have it we will need a copy of your Zarpe to Ecuador
Click here to apply for your autografo. The cost is $200.
Currently Ports are closed to maritime traffic so a closed port permission is needed
The cost of this request to the Department of Defense is $140. Once the ports open to maritime traffic this will be voided
Additional port checkin fees are as follows:
$20 per crew member PCR test upon entry (temporary). If you have completed vaccines and they are at least one month old no test is necessary.
$35 Pilot for entry
Entry visas are free for the first for 90 days which can be extended an additional 90 days
Reserve your berth today. Reservations require one month payment in advance for either your anchorage or your buoy. We have limited space so insure your mooring by reserving today. We operate on first come basis. Below are your payment methods. PayPal or Major Credit Card.
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Hi, Gene Tatum here for Puerto Amistad. Here is a bit about our marina and additional facilities.
Puerto Amistad Restaurant and Marina is located in Bahía de Caráquez, on Ecuador’s spectacular coast. Situated at the broad mouth of the Chone River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean. Bahía is a quiet Ecuadorian tourist destination, recently discovered by the cruising community. It has become an increasingly popular location for ex-pats looking for a beautiful and temperate place to retire.
Bahía is a wonderful place to visit in it’s own right, and is also a perfect place to leave your boat while you travel north and south along South America’s stunning coast or move inland to explore the incredible sites of the highlands of Ecuador, Peru, Brazil or the many other spectacular destinations in South America.
“Our goal was to create a place that was friendly and secure, in a place that is friendly and secure, and I think that we’ve accomplished this in Bahía. In other words, we didn’t have to create a bunker enclosed place to leave your boat secure. Bahía is probably the safest place for your boat in South America! The second thing we wanted was a place the ordinary cruiser can afford, so we work hard to provide an excellent service at a good value.
If you wish to send an item to Ecuador we strongly recommend that you use DHL. They have customs services and will hold your item longer than the other couriers. Please send in your name not the name of Puerto Amistad. FEDEX, EMS. USPS and other couiters may be less cost to send, but processing through Customs may cost more.
If you do not use DHL and you need help getting your item found or out of customs we will charge $25 per item for trying to help you with your item if you use and courier other than DHL. We have had bad experiences with other couriers in Ecuador.
Again, use DHL!
You should send the item to your name C/O Puerto Amistad using the address on the contact page.
We certainly hope that you come and visit; we’re sure you’ll love it as much as us.
** Cancelled reservations are non refundable if more than 30 days late
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