Gamboa 

4.5 (2 ratings)
  • 13° 23' 35" S, 38° 56' 23" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Available
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

89% — Protection score
Sunny
29.7°C
27.9°C
Wind
  • Speed : 6 knots
  • East (100°)
Swell
  • Height : 1 m
  • East (104°)

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Available
  • Snack
    Available
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Unavailable

Information on mooring buoys

  • Phone
  • VHF channel
  • Length
  • Seasonal
  • No
    Guest buoys
  • Number of buoys

User reviews (2 ratings)

  • Ipadive.com
    Ipadive.com — 12/09/2019
    Prosperus | Sailboat — 11.61 m

    We stayed about 4 days in Gamboa. We went by boat to the beach and left the boat next to a padlocked coconut tree (we always pass the lock when leaving the boat in cities). The city has a small supermarket, a great bakery, some restaurants, pizzerias, pastries, hot dogs, acarajé and other street foods. At the end of the beach there is a famous clay to pass the body and, at low tide, you can walk to Morro de São Paulo. Or you can take the local boat for 4 reais.

    Ficamos uns 4 dias na Gamboa. Fomos de bote até a praia e deixamos o bote ao lado de um coqueiro com cadeado (sempre passamos cadeado ao deixar o bote em cidades). A cidade conta com um supermercado pequeno, uma ótima padaria, alguns restaurantes, pizzarias, pastelaria, cachorro quente, acarajé e outras comidas de rua. No final da praia tem uma famosa argila para passar no corpo e, na maré baixa, é possível ir caminhando até morro de São Paulo. Ou você pode pegar o barco local por 4 reais.

  • Sailors
    Sailors — 08/08/2018
    Lucipara 2 | Sailboat — 14.2 m

    Anchor in 5-10m water, close to moored boats. Beware of frequent ferries, which can make the anchorage a bit uncomfortable at times. Further down the river (after the jetty) it may be a bit more quiet. The fishing town of Gamboa has a few shops, a bakery and restaurants. At low tide you can walk along the coast to Morro de São Paulo. Or take the ferry (4RS). For the adventurous, there is an inland path connecting the two towns.

    Anchor in 5-10m water, close to moored boats. Beware of frequent ferries, which can make the anchorage a bit uncomfortable at times. Further down the river (after the jetty) it may be a bit more quiet. The fishing town of Gamboa has a few shops, a bakery and restaurants. At low tide you can walk along the coast to Morro de São Paulo. Or take the ferry (4RS). For the adventurous, there is an inland path connecting the two towns.