Vessel Wild Card – Sailing between Panama & Colombia – $550pp from Turtle Cay (Shuttle included) $520pp from Carti (Shuttle not included)
Wild Card was constucted in Australia for deep ocean cruising in the southern waters of Australia. The vessel is 60ft in length and weighs 40 ton. The Captain is John Condon.(New Zealand) He has a Master of Yachts Ocean. This entitles him to sail/motor any Red Flagged vessel up to 200 tons anywhere in the world.
Nationality: New Zealander
Type: 60ft Custom Steel Monohull
Number of Passengers: Up to 16 ppl
What is Included
Panama to Cartagena Port of exit: Portobelo or Porvenir, San Blas Islands Day 1. Indian village in Porvenir followed by snorkeling on Dog Island wreck then on to West Hollandaise.(Fantastic beach and fire possible) Day 2. Move to Coco Bandero. One of the prettiest Island groups with abundant snorkeling. Seafood meal with lobster provided by captain. Day 3. Coco Bandero From this group of islands we proceed to Cartegena. This part of the trip averaging 35 hours but again very affected by wind,sea state and currents. Cartagena to Panama The trip from Cartagena begins at the second small public dock “just past “ CLUB NAUTICO heading towards the container terminal.(Approx 400m) Near by is the Carulla Supermercado where there is a food hall,internet cafe and bottle shop. Generally we assemble at this dock in the evening to board everyone and wait for our Port clearance and immigration papers.A definite time will be provided each trip. The trip to our first anchorage in the San Blas will be in the vicinity of 35hrs. This can change due to sea state and weather of course.There is very often a current against us on this leg in the wet season and it can be up to 2 knots! (Named the Carribean counter current) We generally arrive early in the morning at a group of 4 Islands commonly known as Coco Bandero.
Not included Snacks and alcoholic beverages
Departure and arrival information
Price and payment
Wild Card offers and all inclusive price of $550.00. There are no hidden extras!
A bus from Panama City to Portobelo will be around $5.00.
Boats leaving from or arriving to Carti in the San Blas Islands will cost you between $37 and $41 extra in travelling costs
I also include a seafood meal with a lobster each at no additional charge.
Do not forget
– Seasickness pills, most of the captains recommend Dramamine