The bay of All Saints (Baia de Todos os Santos in Portuguese), also known as "All Saints'Bay" and "Todos os Santos Bay", is the principal bay of the Brazilian state of Bahia, on the eastern coast of Brazil, surrounding part of Bahia's capital Salvador and opening to the Atlantic Ocean.. It is the largest bay in Brazil which offers a multitude of marinas and anchorages.
Cruisers are warned not to visit secluded anchorages in the Bahia de Todos os Santos. It is also strongly recommended that, unless taking up a berth in one of
the marinas, vessels should avoid anchoring in the Port area where
several armed boardings and robberies have taken place.
For clearance, all the offices are located in the main port. You will be
required to check in with the Policia Federal before you proceed to the
Capitania Dos Portos. The Policia Federal is located next to the
Receita Federal in the main port, ten minute walk from the Capitania.
Enter the waterfront side of the port at the passenger terminal (about
200 meters further down), and then backtrack along the waterside of the
port to the Policia Federal office (hours 9-12/2-5 Mon-Fri and 9-12
Checking in with the Policia Federal is mandatory here.
The staff at both marinas are most helpful and will advise about formalities
Capitania dos Portos
Tel:+55 71 3320-3759
Fax:+55 71 3320-3811
Situated in the white Navy complex next to the harbour. Guard will
direct you after seeing your passport and a visitor pass will be
The approach is straight forward and deep, but with surprisingly strong
currents in the middle of the bay and also at the northern end. The
night approaches are well marked to all the marinas. Beware of wrecks
off the cape on the eastern side of the entrance to the bay.
There are a number of yacht clubs in and
around Salvador, and repair facilities at some of them are very good as
they cater for a large local boating community.
Aratu Iate Clube
Rodovia Paripe – CIA,
, S/N, Simoes Filho
Tel:+55 071 32167444
Bahia Yacht Club
Sete de Septembro 3252
, Salvador BA
, Brazil CEP 40130 001
Tel:+55 (0)71 3336 9011
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