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WorldWestern AsiaBlack SeaGeorgia
41°43.000'N, 044°47.000'E Chart icon.png
Georgia Map.png
Capital Tbilisi
Language Georgian
Currency Lari
Time zone GET (UTC+4)
Calling code +995

Georgia (Georgian: საქართველო Sakartvelo) is a country on the the west shore by the Black Sea. It is bordering, to the north with Russia, to the south with Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast with Azerbaijan. The capital of Georgia is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 km², and its population is almost 4.7 million. Georgia is a unitary, semi-presidential republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.


See Black Sea.


The climate of Georgia is extremely diverse, considering the nation's small size. There are two main climatic zones, roughly separating Eastern and Western parts of the country. The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range plays an important role in moderating Georgia's climate and protects the nation from the penetration of colder air masses from the north. The Lesser Caucasus Mountains partially protect the region from the influence of dry and hot air masses from the south as well.

On the coast summers are warm and humid.

See also Climate of Georgia and Black Sea.


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets


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



When a yacht is 12 nM from the coast they must hail and inform the Georgian Coast Guard on the VHF channel 16. Then when 6 nM from the port of entry they must hail Port Control on the same channel.

The Georgian Coast Guard does not permit foreign vessels to enter Georgian waters after visiting the disputed region of Abkhazia.

Russia does not permit foreign yachts to visit after having been to Georgia. The converse does not apply.

It is advisable to cross the border into Georgia in international waters i.e. at least 12 miles off-shore. In the past a yacht was confiscated because it crossed close to the coast.


Before departing from a port a yacht must clear out of Georgia, even if they plan to return to the same port. In which case they have to clear-in again via VHF channel 16.

Customs and Immigration


A detailed customs declaration must be completed on arrival, where foreign currency and valuables must be indicated. Firearms must also be declared.


Every one or board must have a Passport, valid for at least 6 months.

Citizen of the following countries do not need a visa for visits of up to 3 months:- The EU, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United States of America and Uzbekistan.

Visas can easily be obtained at the Georgian Consulate in Istanbul or Trabzon or (for an increased fee) on arrival at a port of entry.

Fees and Charges


Health and Security


It is advisable not to drink untreated water.





Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina ||
  • Batumi Batumi /wiki/Batumi Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |
  • Poti Poti /wiki/Poti Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


List anchorages except the ones covered under Offshore Islands below. If there is more than two paragraphs for a given anchorage, create a dedicated page for it (Port/Stop Template).


  • Rail
  • Airport at Tbilisi
  • Chartered passenger ferries to Ukraine and Turkey

Cruisers' Friends

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


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



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

See also Black Sea.


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See also Black Sea#Personal Black Sea.

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