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You have 3 options to travel from Colombia to Panama : by boat , by flightan Blas

Sailboats are regulary transporting tourists from Cartagena to San Blas - Panamá and back. 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 -

To get information about the departure time of boats just have a look on this page or get in contact with us. Captains let us know 1-3 weeks before their depurter date.

Boats are not leaving every day at 8 a.m.......It can take some days until you find a boat.....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

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 -

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

Receiving recommendations from Casa Viena - its definitely not because of comissions captains offer to pay! - Casa Viena  maintains its independence - More important than the money we could earn with these trips is our reputation we have between travelers to be a place where you find a correct, reliable and updated information - Our business is renting out rooms , our interest is to maintain our position Nr1 under Cartagenas hostels.

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 ..

Dont 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 are waiting for drugsmuglers..

next boat leaving around ( last update 16.8.2011 - 8:00 a.m.)

any moment there can come in some other boat

Agosto 17 ( 2 spaces left ) , 24(full) ,23 , 26 (full),27,

Septiembre 1, 3, 5 ,15

Boats from Colombia to Panama? please send us a mail!

 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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