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Port of Entry
14°40.892'N, 017°25.652'W Chart icon.png
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Dakar is the capital city of Senegal, located on the Cape Verde Peninsula, on the country's Atlantic coast. It is Senegal's largest city. Its position, on the western edge of Africa (it is the westernmost African city), is an advantageous African departure point for trans-Atlantic passages.


See Senegal.


See Senegal.


See [[Senegal#Passages|


See Senegal.


Provide any navigation notes especially any dangers or peculiar local conditions here.

Caution: There are at least 2 wrecks that may not be shown on your charts.


Dakar is a port of entry for Senegal. For details see Entrance: Senegal.


Do not go into the large commercial port but go to the Cercle de la Voile de Dakar marina, N of the port.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Cercle de la Voile de Dakar marina

Cercle de la Voile de Dakar marina/wiki/Dakar#Cercle_de_la_Voile_de_Dakar_marina
Berth icon Cercle de la Voile de Dakar marina [[Dakar#Cercle de la Voile de Dakar marina|Cercle de la Voile de Dakar marina]] (CVD) 14°42.641'N, 017°25.717'W
Port of Entry

There is a pontoon with a water outlet. Moorings are available, for price, in the bay.

cvdkr@orange.sn; Tel: +221 (33) 832 07 20; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 16
Address: Baie de Hann plage, BP 678, Dakar, Sénégal


List anchorages including the ones of nearby islands list under "Islands" above. If there is more then 1-3 paragraphs for a given anchorage, create a dedicated page for it (Port/Stop Template). Remove this section if not applicable.

  • [[large Anchorage1]]
  • [[large Anchorage1]]


Crime in Dakar is relatively high; crime against tourists is common, even around Place de l'Independance. Use common sense: women should not walk around alone after dark. Watch your pockets in crowded places, such as Sandaga, and keep a close eye on your belongings. There are many different scams to get money from tourists, so be wary. Avoid the beaches at night. Try not to wear any outwardly expensive items of clothing or jewelry. Overall, though, the Senegalese are an incredibly friendly and hospitable people and you will meet many people who are genuinely interested in talking to you.

The Senegalese people are in no way violent. The main crime that they suffer from is due to their lack of wealth. Some people turn to stealing so that they can drink clean water and eat. Senegal is one of the most governmentally stable countries on the continent of Africa. They have a good police force, many of whom speak English.


Water At the CVD pontoon
Electricity ?
Toilets In the marina
Showers In the marina
Laundry Possible in the marina
Garbage In the marina
Fuel ?
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs ?
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Store name1/wiki/Dakar#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name1.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name1 [[Dakar#Store name1|Store name1]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Store name2/wiki/Dakar#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name2.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name2 [[Dakar#Store name2|Store name2]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.

  • Location1
Name/wiki/Dakar#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Dakar#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.
  • Location2
Name/wiki/Dakar#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Dakar#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.


List transportation (local and/or international.)



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Senegal.


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