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  Sailing between /Panamá San Blas - Cartagena/Colombia - Panamá - San Blas

 

You have 3 options to travel from Colombia to Panama : by boat , by flight , or overland -

Some of the better boats in the moment have troubles to leave from Cartagena as some colombian captains are afraid of this competition ..
Theses boats are leaving now from Puerto Obaldia -
How to reach Puerto Obaldia?:
Bus or Van from Cartagena to Turbo

- From Turbo with speedboat to Capurgana -hostels there if you like to spend some days arround - fotos of Capurgana fotos of Zapzurro
- Stamp in Zapzurro (people are doing it)
- Zapzurro with speedboat to Obaldia

Plus point: - You avoid rough sea experience..there is no long sea crossing as you have leaving from Cartagena ( 2-3 days sailing until arriving to San Blas) - minimum risk geting seasick!!-  you reach San Blas quiet fast  - you are able to know the area arround Colombian / Panamanian boarder - beautiful!!! no security problems at all ! highly recommended by Lonely Planet but still out of the gringo trek -Sthe total cost ? about 100 US less than direct from Cartagena - In our opinion the best choice!

Sailboats are regulary transporting tourists from Cartagena to San Blas - Panamá and back.(have a look on the Map) The more demand that exists the more often they go. The boats leave, as soon as they have enough passengers, from one of cartagena`s yate club.It takes them about two days to arrive at the San Blas Islands where you spend around 3 days on the boat until you reach the island "Porvenir", the main island of San Blas, from where you can take a flight to Panama City for arround 39US$, or speedboats for arround 8US$ to "Miramar",from here for another 5US$ by bus to Panama City. By sailboat, it takes 1 more day to reach Panama / Portobelo ,where you get by bus within 2 hours to Panama City. Boats never go to Colon verry rare that they go up to "Miramar"(mainland).On their way back, the boats take passengers to Cartagena/Colombia

The boats that we recommend are in safe condition, their captains are profesional sailers - It is the most beautiful way to travel from Colombia to Panamá or vice versa. The price for a one-way passage is depending the boat between 300 - 550 US$,-- per person, including food,drinks& bed.The yachts have a kitchen , where you cook together lunch and dinner, tee & coffee.

If you are (very)lucky, you might even find a free lift to San Blas - Colombia or to some other destination -

 

Boats are not leaving every day at 8 a.m.......only some boats works with confirmed departure dates - otheres leaves once they have enough passengers .Once boats are leaving from Cartagena we will know, when about the boats will be ready to pick up people for their way back to Colombia - The schedule might vary some days, depending on weather conditions, etc. hostel cartagena hostal colombia hostel cartagena hostal colombia hostel cartagena hostal colombia

Viajes Viena/Casa Viena works for travellers! , Not for captains...

Our only interest is to inform  about recommendable boats doing this trip, to  find you a beautiful, safe and reliable way to travel between Colombia & Panama -.sailing between panama colombia

With or without us - if you passed trough good or bad experience - Please send us a mail to forward your experience to other travelers! sailboats cartagena panama san blas

The most important for us, is our reputation we have between travelers to be a place where you find a correct, reliable and updated information.sailing cartagena panama colombia

In case if you find some boat without our help you are wellcome to contact us!- we might be able to tell you if its a recommendable boat or not -as we recieve a lot of feedbacks of travellers

Dont eaven think, thats a easy way for smuggeling drugs - DONT DO IT! - US or colombian coast guard do search sailingboats. You put in risk yourselfe & everybody else on the boat . 10-20 years Jail for drugsmuglers..

next boat leaving around ( last update 27 de agosto 2014 - 8:48 a.m.)

any moment there can come in some other boat

de Cartagena a Panama
cupos disponibles
Nombre de Velero
Precio por person US$
       
28 de agosto
20
independence
550
01 de septiembre
10
gitano del mar
550
03 de serptiembre
10
perla del caribe
550
09 de septiembre
20
Jaqueline
550
11 de septiembre
20
Independence
550
13 de septiembre
12
nacar
550
17 de septiembre
8
fregat
550
18 de septiembre
10
gitano del mar
550
19 de septiembre
20
Jaqueline
550
25 de septiembre
20
independence
550
26 de septiembre
12
nacar
550
10 de octubre
12
nacar
550
02 de octubre
 
20
Colombia
550
11 de octubre
8
fregat
550
13 de octubre
 
20
Santana
550
16 de octubre
 
20
Jaqueline
550
25 de octubre
12
nacar
550
31 de octubre
 
20
Jaqueline
550
01 de noviembre
 
20
Santana
550
02 de noviembre
6
Mintaka
550
07 de noviembre
8
fregat
550
13 de noviembre
 
20
Jaqueline
550
20 de noviembre
20
independence
550
21 de noviembre
12
nacar
550
20 de noviembre
 
20
Santana
550
23 de noviembre
 
6
Mintaka
550
27 de noviembre
 
20
Jaqueline
550
01 de diciembre
 
20
jaqueline
550
03 de diciembre
8
fregat
550
07 de diciembre
 
20
Santana
550
08 de diciembre
20
nacar
550
14 de diciembre
 
6
Mintaka
550
22 de diciembre
12
nacar
700
26 de diciembre
 
20
Jaqueline
550
29 de diciembre
 
20
Santana
550
   
de Panama a Cartagena
cupos disponibles
Nombre de Velero
Precio por persona US$
   
05 de septiembre
20
Santana
550
20 de septimbre
12
nacar
550
03 de octubre
12
nacar
550
26 de octubre
20
Santana
550
12 de noviembre
20
Santana
550

 

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 Colombian immigration  
 
Most travelers do not need a visa for Colombia. Ask at the Colombian consulate in Panama City. If you have stayed more than 30 days in Panamá you need a permit to leave the country! It takes about two days to get it at the immigration office in Panama City. If you have stayed less than 30 days in Panamá you will get your exit stamp from the immigration officer in Colon, Porvenir or Miramar. The skipper should help you with this, as well as he should help you at the Colombian immigration once you arrive to Cartagena.Very important:once you are in Colombia you have to have an colombian entry stamp in your passport - without that stamp you are ILEGAL in the country - you must get it at the same day when you arrive to Colombia - if the captain of your boat doesn't help you to get it ( like he should do) - we will show you the office where you can get it.Dont forget it! otherwise you will have to pay a high fine - to be "allowed" to leave Colombia again
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