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WorldRed SeaGulf of AdenAfricaEast AfricaDjibouti
11°36′N, 43°10′E Chart icon.png
Capital Djibouti
Language French, Arabic
Currency Djibouti Franc (DJF)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Calling code +253

Add here any background, cruising, and brief historical comments.


Chart Number - Chart Name
Chart Number - Chart Name
Chart Number - Chart Name


Give local weather conditions or refer to another page (a region or island group) that covers these conditions.

Sources for Weather forecasts:


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


This section does not apply for many islands, remove it if this is the case for this particular. You may, however, list ismall islands adjacent to this one or list one or two of its neighbors.

For islands that have their own page list them as shown below.

  • [[Island1]]
  • [[Island2]]


  • Port Captain VHF 12. Call for permission to enter port and again after mooring/anchoring.*

Also see World Cruiser's Nets


Add any navigation notes such approaches, dangers etc here. If this section does not apply remove it.


Report first to the Port Captain - then proceed to immigration.

Immigration & Customs

Submit details about customs and immigration procedures here.


Immigration most often holds onto your passports and issues a shore pass and a Djibouti Cruising Permit. Collect your passports when clearing out on departure. Note: You can apply for Egyption visas in Djibouti.



A short visa is issued to yacht crews on arrival

Health & Security

Submit any health warnings/information and any security details here.


Marinas/Yacht Clubs & Popular Stops

  • The Djibouti Yacht Club is closed but yachts can use the existing pontoons if available. Otherwise, anchor nearby.


List anchorages except the ones covered under Offshore Islands below. If there are more then 2 paragraphs for a given anchorage, create a dedicated page for it (Port/Stop Template). We use headings for these so that other pages can link to them. Remove if not applicable.


Submit details/contacts of cruiser's "friends" that can be contacted in advance or on arrival - who can offer information and assistance to our cruising "family".


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


References & Publications

Books, Guides, etc. Use the Reference template or not at your discretion. For example:

Rod Heikel, Greek Waters Pilot, Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
  • Author, Title, Publisher, ISBN ISBN number
  • Author, Title, Publisher, ISBN ISBN number

You may want to remove the above entries and use instead a link to the Country or Region that lists the relevant references. If so enter, after removing xx, the following:

See [[Country or Region#References_&_Publications|Coutry or Region]].

If you do not use the above link, please remove it.


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