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Sailing from panama to columbia

cky
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Sailing from panama to columbia

Can anyone recommend and good companies to sail from panama to Columbia

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1. Re: Sailing from panama to columbia

There are no companies that sail that route - you have to go to the marinas and look for private boats making the trip.

You can check out Mamallena's hostel in Panama City - Stuart keeps track of sailboats making the trip and can help with arrangements.

Cheers,

Andrew

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2. Re: Sailing from panama to columbia

You can check out this posting from the Colombia forum

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294073-i1708-k488…

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3. Re: Sailing from panama to columbia

Thank you Andrew for the contact. I would also go to Balboa YC and talk to people waiting for the canal transit.

The info below is pasted from Mamallena's website. It is from Colombia to Panama but I think it could be reversed.

From Colombia:

3 ways,

1) Take a flight for around $500 with COPAAIR.COM

2) Get in touch with Casa Viena in Cartagena and they can arrange for you to sail here on a 5 day yacht excursion for $350-$375.

3) Take a bus from either Cartagena or Medellin to Turbo, from there you take a speed boat for 4 hrs to a small coastal village called Caparguna. maybe spend a night or 2 there and then take the motorized canoe to Puerto Obaldia and ...............Welcome to Panama!

Once in Obaldia you HAVE to take a 40min flight to Panama City, be warned though that immigration in Obaldia will most likely NOT let you enter until they see a ticket out of PANAMA.

This whole trip will cost in the region of $120-$130 (as of oct 2008), Alternatively we can arrange a yacht to pick you up in Sapzurro, Colombia (20mins from Carpaguna) and drop you in the San Blas Islands for $$425,

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