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HELP! anyone sailing from columbia to panama

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean HELP! anyone sailing from columbia to panama

1. Posted by raja55 (Inactive 10 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

hey, is anyone sailing or know anyone sailing to panama from around cartagena.... if you do, me my girlfriend and her friend would love a lift... we can afford food for ourselves and dont mind passing on the skipper a bit of cash... we have experience on boats and are good company... we are looking to leave asap and would love a reply if anyone can help... the flights to panama are just too expensive for us and we would love to do it by sea... thank you if you can help

2. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Welcome to travellerspoint!
First: it's ColOmbia not ColUmbia!!!!! LOL. I don't know when people will start getting that right?!??!
You're kinda in the wrong place for this type of info I would be surprised if you found any one with a spot on their boat. But... I can tell you where to go....
there is a hostel in Panama where all the Captians of the ships that run this route hang out called Mamallena. Typically it costs about 200usd a person, so good but not supa cheap. Well, considering what you get it's quite a bargin. You can easily call this hotel (hope you speak spanish:) and arrange it either way. P to C or C to P. This well be your best bet...
You're only other option would be to go to the port there in Cartegena and see if you can find a lift. Or maybe call the port autority....
Also you can search this topic and see the gazillion times we have discussed it.

hoep tihs hlpes,
pcaee out,


3. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 924 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

ICE they are going the other way and know the info for how to get a boat from I gave it to them myself. They are throwing a Hail Mary pass here trying to get something for virtually free...

Which, kids, you wont do. Go to the two hotels, barter with the captains I toldyou about. On one is going to just let you on their boat......

.....If y<ou do pull this off, you will be in a VERY elite club! Good luck to you.



4. Posted by raja55 (Inactive 10 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the replys guys... I have a friend who only about a month ago did this trip.... Had a good time and did it for FREE! Yes we are trying our luck but we are here and thought we would give it a go. We will put some flyers around and see if we can get some feedback.... Sorry for spelling colombia wrong, but shit mate, come on you know what i mean!

5. Posted by raja55 (Inactive 10 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hey again guys, thanks for all the info, turns out i am in a VERY elite club, that was extremely easy to enter... just took two beers (bought for me) and a bit of people interaction down at the local yacht club and we have hooked up a boat that will sail us to panama.... in exchange for a few $US and some work on board.... a hell of a lot easier than people have been telling me, a hell of a lot cheaper and a much nicer boat than the rest on offer...

6. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 924 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Impressive. I've watched dozens of people try that. No one succeeded. Good for you.