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Gizo Town
Port of Entry
08°06.000'S, 156°50.580'E Chart icon.png
lat=-8.1 | lon=156.843 | zoom=14 | y


Ghizo is the Solomons' second biggest town but only has a population of some 3500. It is an official entry port. The restaurant serves as the HQ for the Ghizo Yacht Club and some assistance can be expected by the cruising yachtsman, albeit minor due to the smallness of the organization.

Ghizo offers an airport with daily flights to the capital, Honiara, and then, connections to other parts of the world. Several general stores, a ‘supermarket’, bakery and an excellent fresh food market that operates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, provide facilities for re-provisioning. Access to the Internet is available from the national Telekom office or you may plug in your laptop at the Internet café located under the Ghizo Hotel.

The hotel and several restaurants offer the opportunity to eat out. Diesel is available at the Melanesian Energy Depot which has a tie alongside concrete wharf from which they can dispense fuel from drums.

Note: There are some reports that clearance in Ghizo is no longer available.

Charts

See Solomon Islands.

Weather

See Solomon Islands.

Passages

See Solomon Islands.

Communication

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Navigation

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Entrance

Gizo Town is a port of entry for the Solomon Islands. For details see Entrance: Solomon Islands.

Berthing

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

PT-109 Gizo Yacht Club
  • Ghizo Yacht Club

Anchorages

  • There are several anchorages that one can choose very close to the town itself, the most popular being deep in the end of the harbor, close to PT109, a restaurant named after President Kennedy’s vessel that sank not 5 miles from here.

Amenities

Facilities
Water ?
Electricity ?
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel Diesel is available at the Melanesian Energy Depot which has a tie alongside concrete wharf from which they can dispense fuel from drums
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs ?
Internet Access to the Internet is available from the national Telekom office or you may plug in your laptop at the Internet café located under the Ghizo Hotel
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Several general stores, a ‘supermarket’, bakery and an excellent fresh food market that operates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, provide facilities for re-provisioning.

Eating out

The hotel and several restaurants offer the opportunity to eat out.

Transportation

There is an airport with daily flights to the capital, Honiara, and then, connections to other parts of the world.

Tourism

History

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Places to Visit

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Friends

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Forums

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Links

References

See Solomon Islands.

Comments

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  • SV Wiskun -- When we were there in October 2007, Gizo was just recovering from the tsunami disaster. One can still see the damages done on the shoreline, and people affected by the disaster have been relocated into temporary housing in another area. The Gizo Yacht Club is a wifi zone. You can purchase prepaid cards and if anchored close enough to the club, you can access the internet from within your boat. Locals listen in to your radio communication and will hail you to sell their carvings. They will also approach your boat. We have not been boarded, but 4 vessels that were there previously were all boarded and some things were stolen. So, taking normal precautions are necessary, like locking your hatches when not onboard, etc. Regarding malaria, we did not take any prophylactic treatment. We simply took precautions against mosquito bites. However, we did go to the pharmacist to buy a local herb (?) which apparently they take when they get malaria. We were told by local expats that it works. This we did just in case we got malaria 3 months down the road. We never did, so we cannot vouch for this medication.

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