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The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

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The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

does the panga do only one trip daily? does anyone know the schedule?

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1. Re: The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

This is from the Casa Iguana website

To Little Corn Island...LCI/BCI water taxi schedule:

LCI to BCI Departs 6:30am arrives 7:00am (for 7:45 AM flight departure)

BCI to LCI Departs 10:00am arrives 10:30am (from the 7:30 AM flight arrival)

LCI to BCI Departs 2:00pm arrives 2:30pm (for 4:00 PM flight departure)

BCI to LCI Departs 4:30pm arrives 5:00pm (from the 3:45 PM flight arrival)

All of these times coincide well with the morning and afternoon La Costena flights from Managua. Cost is $6.00 per person. The trip takes about thirty minutes. Assume that you and your gear will get wet during the ride, which can be uncomfortable, and at times a bit of a scare. (Helpful Hints: sit in the back of the boat, ask for a life preserver, and sit on it. If you have back problems, you may want reconsider your visit or plan on coming during the calmer months of the summer, or better yet, September, October and November).

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2. Re: The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

Is there a time of day that is generally calmer to take the panga? So January is pretty rough? Hubby is kind of uncomfortable on boats....maybe prepare to sit at the dock until it is calm..Can you tell before leaving the dock if it is going to be a real rough ride?

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3. Re: The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

Predicting the seas is like predicting the weather - If the seas are too rough the panga doesn't make the trip. And the above advice to sit on your life jacket is irresponsible - last year one of the pangas was over loaded and capsized leaving people in the water for over an hour while waiting for rescue - WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET

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4. Re: The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

Note that the flight times from Big Corn to Managua are actually 8.15am and 3.30pm, not as mentioned above.... for some reason La Costena tells you the wrong time on the tickets when you purchase them online.... if you check their website you get the correct times...

pangas leaving Little Corn at 6.30am and 1.30pm get you there in time for the morning and afternoon flights respectively

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5. Re: The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

the time of day doesn't usually make much difference for the state of the sea... either its calm or it isn't... just check local weather reports... I live on Little Corn and user either Windfinder or Foreca.... both of which seem a lot more reliable than Accuweather....

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6. Re: The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

You can find updated information on getting all the way from Managua to Little Corn Island, including island to island panga schedule, here: rightsideguide.com/2118/…

It's a good infographic if I do say so myself!

December and January are usually the roughest times of year for the sea, though you can't say for sure that it won't be rough any other time of year.

Good luck!

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7. Re: The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

Here is a picture of the view from Big Corn toward Little Corn (normally you can see it in this view) on a day in November when I wanted to go but couldn't. No boats were leaving harbor on this windy morning, which made the decision easy for me.

…geocaching.com/cache/log/82a33768-5c10-4e41…

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8. Re: The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

Thank you everyone for the great info and links. I will bring an ipad to keep abreast of it all from those great sites. That one picture Viajero...definately gives me an idea of what might prompt an extra night on Big Corn. wholey crap :) we.might want to prepare for that because that sweet little stretch of water might be a little out of both of our comfort zones.lol.,....

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9. Re: The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

Your iPad isn't going to be much use on Corn Island without 3G

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10. Re: The boat ride to and from little corn schedule

Will it work in the other areas of Nicaragua?

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