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Ile Royal (Anchorage)

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Coordinates: 005° 17.150' N , 052° 35.309' W
Country: French Guiana


A taste of Caribbean or South Pacific islands, a very pleasant part of cruising this coast. Also bit cooler than the anchorages in the rivers and no mosquitoes at anchor... most nights!


  • Alouette Bank lies about 1.7 miles NNW of Ile Royale. Depths of 3.5 to 5.5m lie between Ile Royale and this bank. An isolated 6.1 m shoal lies 0.5 mile W of Ile Royale. 
  • Anchoring is prohibited in all islands during rocket launches from the Space Centre at Kourou the next launch dates can be found from the link below.

Anchor: in 2.5-9m soft mud, good shelter from the swell ( further inshore you can get) and good holding. The buoys are for the trip boats but can be used overnight (boats leave at 16:30 and arrived back around 09:30). Watch out for the depths around the buoys during spring tides but should be fine at neaps (3.7m on the yellow buoy in the middle of the bay). 

Ashore: a floating pontoon that can be sued to land your dinghy. There is a footpath around the island; take one of paths up the hill and enjoy lovely views of Île du Diable from the bar/restaurant. Lots of monkeys, agoutis, iguanas, macaws and wild chickens

Offers protection from wind directions


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Added by Helena Neal on 31/07/2018 12:24:19.
Last updated by Helena Neal on 07/08/2018 01:07:48.
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