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19°01.333'N, 072°12.090'W Chart icon.png
Capital Port-au-Prince
Language French, Haitian Creole
Currency Gourde (HTG)
Time zone EST (UTC−5) , DST: EDT (UTC−4)
Calling code +509

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NIMA's charts
folio 218
26100 - Morant Cays to Cabo Maisi (Cuba-Haiti)
26140 - Approaches to Mazanillo Bay
26141 - Canal de la Tortue, Plans: A. Port de Paix, B. Rade de la Basse - Terre
26142 - Approaches to Cap-Haitien & Bahia de Monte Cristi
26145 - Fort Liberté & Manzanillo, Plans: A. Manzanillo, B. Fort Liberte
26147 - Plans in Haiti: A. Mole Saint - Nocloas, B. Anse - d’Hainault, C. Jeremie, D. Port of cap Haitien
26148 - Baie de L’Acul & Approaches (Haiti)
26181 - Golfe de la Gonave, Plan: Gonaives
26184 - Approach to Port au Prince
26186 - Port Au Prince Haiti
26188 - Plans in the Gulf of Gonave: A. Saint Marc, B. Lafiteau, C. Miragoane, D. Petit Goave
26190 - Windward Passage (Loran C)
26194 - Navassa Island
26203 - Ponte l’Abacou to Baie d’Aquin, Plan: Ca
26206 - Anquin and Jacmel
26210 - Navassa Island to Cabo Beata (Omega)
26260 - Passages Between Acklins Island, Haiti, and Caicos Islands (Loran C)
NGA's charts
region 2
26141 - Canal de la Tortue 75,000 A. Port de Paix 15,000. B. Rade de la Basse-Terre
26142 - Approaches to Cap-Haitien and Bahia de Monte Cristi
26143 - Bahia de Monte Cristi (Dominican Republic)
26145 - Fort Liberte and Manzanillo. A. Manzanillo 20,000. B. Fort Liberte
26147 - Plans in Haiti. A. Mole Saint-Nicloas; Anse-d'Hainault; Jeremie;D. Cap Haitian
26148 - Baie de L'Acul & Approaches (Haiti)
26181 - Golfe de la Gonave. Gonaives
26184 - Approach to Port au Prince
26186 - Port-Au-Prince (Haiti)
26188 - Plans in the Gulf of Gonave; A. Saint Marc; Lafiteau; C. Miragoane; D. Petit Goave
26194 - Navassa Island
26203 - Ponte I'Abacou to Baie d'Aquin.Cayes
26206 - Aquin and Jacmel (Haiti-South Coast); A. Aquin; B. Jacmel; Various
26210 - Navassa Island to Cabo Beata Navassa Island to Cap Tiburon


Haiti has a generally hot and humid tropical climate. The north wind brings fog and drizzle, which interrupt Haiti's dry season from November to January. But during February through May, the weather is very wet. Northeast trade winds bring rains during the wet season.

The average annual rainfall is 140 to 200 centimeters, but it is unevenly distributed. Heavier rainfall occurs in the southern peninsula and in the northern plains and mountains. Rainfall decreases from east to west across the northern peninsula. The eastern central region receives a moderate amount of precipitation, while the western coast from the northern peninsula to Port-au-Prince, the capital, is relatively dry. Temperatures are almost always high in the lowland areas, ranging from 15° C to 25° C in the winter and from 25° C to 35° C during the summer.

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  • La Tortue
  • La Gonave
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  • Mole Saint Nicolas Mole Saint Nicolas /wiki/Mole_Saint_Nicolas Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Port Morgan (Ile a Vache)Port Morgan (Ile a Vache)/wiki/Ile_%C3%A0_Vache Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Pestel Pestel /wiki/Pestel Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Petit Goave Petit Goave/wiki/Petit_Goave Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Port-au-Prince Port-au-Prince/wiki/Port-au-Prince Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |

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  • Papy Jovial's blog, cruising since many years in Haïti..
  • Kaliko Beach Club, reference for diving and scuba in Haïti
  • Jean Max Bordey, from Guadalupe, living in since decades, the best reference for all your questions.. He has a navigation school and boat construction's business.


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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
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