MISSION

PANAMA POSSE

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SAIL CENTRAL AMERICA ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE
MEET FELLOW VOYAGERS AND MARINERS
EXPLORE NEW COUNTRIES AND CULTURES
ENJOY SAFETY IN NUMBERS
REST UP IN 38+ DISCOUNTED MARINAS
STAY CONNECTED WITH LIVE INFORMATION AND UPDATES

PACIFIC ROUTE

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LEAVE FROM CALIFORNIA
OR JOIN UP WHILE IN MEXICO
EXPLORE CENTRAL AMERICA IN DEPTH
SAIL VIA GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR , HONDURAS AND NICARAGUA
THE COVES AND GULFS OF COSTA RICA
THE ISLANDS OF SOUTHERN PANAMA
TRANSIT THE CANAL WHEN YOU ARE READY

SAIL WITHOUT A SCHEDULE

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24/7 LIVE UPDATES
WEEKLY GROUP CALLS
FREE MEMBERSHIP TO GOOD NAUTICAL
INFORMATION AND EXPERIENCES FROM 350 PRIOR VESSELS
DETAILED CLEARING IN AND OUT PROCEDURES
DISCOUNTED MARINA RATES

WESTERN CARIBBEAN ROUTE

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DETAILED ANCHORAGES
WEATHER CALLS TO IDENTIFY WEATHER WINDOWS
AVOID THE RISK ZONES
SAVE TIME AND GET GREAT LOCAL INFO
STAY CONNECTED WITH A PEER GROUP

FIND YOUR ZEN SPOT

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ENJOY YOUR OWN VOYAGE
NOT A POPULARITY CONTEST
LOTS OF FACTS AND DATA
NO CRAZY TIMELINES

SECRET ANCHORAGES

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LEARN THE SECRET SPOTS AND HOW TO GET THERE
REAL AND AMAZING LOCATIONS FOR WATER SPORTS ACTIVITIES
GET AWAY FROM THE CHARTER FLEETS
KNOW IF THERE IS CONNECTIVITY BEFORE YOU GET THERE

WORRY ABOUT SUNSET RATINGS

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YOU REALLY DON'T NEED A BENEFIT HERE
OK FINE - GET YOUR VITAMIN D !
PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING
GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

FIND YOUR FAVORITE CIVILIZATION

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GO WITHOUT CROWDS
WITH VETTED AND ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES
FIND YOUR TREASURES

CENTRAL AMERICA FEATURES CREATURES OF COMFORT

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GET UP CLOSE WITH MOTHER NATURE
BRING YOUR ZOOM LENSES
BREATH FRESH JUNGLE AIR

SAIL THE HISTORIC ROUTE ALONG THE SHORES OF LOST EMPIRES

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40+ WORLD HERITAGE SITES
FORTIFICATION AND PIRATE COVES
HISTORY YOU CAN TOUCH AND FEEL

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THE FACES OF THE 20·21 PANAMA POSSE

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The Panama Posse Rally sails from California to Florida and back to California via the Central American Pacific and Western Caribbean waters. Join like-minded cruisers, adventurers and explorers while creating life-long friendships,   experiencing new countries and cultures, enjoying the sense of security that safety in numbers affords, not breaking the budget, and most of all having FUN.  Sail at your own schedule  and join hundreds of yachts from 14 flag states and fellow mariners for stories  that will last a lifetime. We collect and disseminate the latest information and have negotiated discounts for all participants with over 39 marinas in 13 countries.

THIS WILL BE OUR 4th SEASON and 115 VESSELS HAVE SIGNED UP ALREADY FOR THE 20·21 SEASON >>

For this 4,500 nm journey via Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and the Panama Canal, Colombia,
Jamaica, Roatan, Rio Dulce, Belize, Yucatan peninsula via Cuba to Key West. Set sail in November.

TAKE PART IN THE PANAMA POSSE  AND SAIL IN YOUR OWN BUBBLE

Cruising Updates for Covid 19 travel related info and updates click here Western Caribbean and Central American Quarantine & covid guidelines and updates

You can sign up anywhere – in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama or if you are in the Caribbean join in Colombia, Jamaica, Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic or even Florida. “Onboarding” takes places in a day and your electronic registration validates your participation with fellow participants, marinas and sponsors. Weekly fleet updates keep you informed and a live 24/7 comm tool runs on your smartphone for immediate connectivity and access to group knowledge.

  39+ DISCOUNTED MARINAS · 500+ ANCHORAGES · 24/7 GROUP COMMUNICATIONS

000 days 00 hours 00 minutes 00 seconds

Start Date December 3, 2020 Barra de Navidad, MX & 🌎 live via LINE.me

Cruising used to be gathering information from old blogs books and single vessel point of view cruising guides – with the Panama Posse you have access to live feedback and over 350 vessels who have shared and vetted data compiled within Good Nautical in the prior seasons. There is no area where participants have not been before – but if you find it we will add it ! Panama Posse participants have met all the port captains, harbor masters, service providers and tour guides along the way and reported on their operations. We know these areas to avoid and challenges of all the aspects affecting your journey. It’s an adventure with fewer unknowns than ever before making this voyage fun and forward thinking.

VISIT 40+ UNESCO 🌎 HERITAGE SITES ALONG THIS ROUTE

Mind-boggling jungle ruins, 40+ historic cities and unspoiled national parks, volcanoes and marine preservation areas all scattered along this route.  Central America connects North America to South America. The land bridge and Isthmus of Panama completed 2.8 million years ago now with the canal links the two continents and the 2 oceans. Join the Panama Posse to discover this historic, culturally diverse and adventurous area.

TESTIMONIALS

INTERLUDE Michael

SV INTERLUDE

Mike
“I wanted to explore. See new places. Meet new people. Joining up with the Panama Posse helped make all that possible. Releasing baby turtles in Zihuatanejo, surviving the Tehuantepec and the Papagayos, an afternoon poolside at Gordie’s and movie night at Coconutz in Playa del Cocos….The only thing better than anchoring at Ballena Bay Costa Rica after a full and beautiful day running south along the coast? Doing it with a small flotilla of fellow cruisers from the Panama Posse…
The next day? A dinghy run up the estuary, with howler monkeys in full throat, and a picnic on a sugar sand beach with palm trees leaning out over the water, providing shade for the cold beer and snacks with some of the coolest people on the water. That’s the Panama Posse. These are some of the memories I’ll have for the rest of my life thanks to the friends I made this past year in the Inaugural Panama Posse run from Barra de Navidad Mexico to Vista Mar Marina in San Carlos Panama.”
SV INTERLUDE

SECRET WATER ChrisSECRET WATER Annie

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 Annie & Chris
“Panama Posse is a well organized, factually based organization, which has been a huge help to our family the past two seasons during our time in southern Mexico and Central America.”
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 SEAGLASSSEAGLASS

SY SEA GLASS

Chris & Amanda
“Participating in the Panama Posse was like being part of a family and less like a typical rally. We met some of the most wonderful people whom we will be life long friends. We gained information in real time about both anchorages and weather that was invaluable. No cruise through Mexico and Central America would be as complete without sailing it as part of the Panama Posse.”
SY SEA GLASS

RESPITERESPITE

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Chris & Janet
“… we didn’t meet all boats but the boats we met and traveled with were very appreciated as we entered uncharted waters in Central America. It’s a good feeling when you can stop by a boat or call on a radio looking for a opinion on weather or ports of entry. Panama Posse ROCKS !!”
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ANNAPURNA RobANNAPURNA Debbie

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Debbie & Rob
“We absolutely loved the Panama Posse! We enjoyed having the latest information on marinas, anchor spots, grocery shopping, laundry, and country check-in or out. Very valuable. And even better was the wonderful friendships made with lots of great people! Many thanks for heading up a fantastic rally.”
SV ANNAPURNA

Crossroads - DianeCrossroads - Stan

MV CROSSROADS

Stan & Diane
“…Diane and I uncharacteristically participated in Panama Posse 2017, the inaugural year of the rally. Uncharacteristically I say because we typically shy away from highly organized cruising rallies. This one was different and we loved the Posse and the camaraderie of this group of loosely organized boats making their way from Barra de Navidad, MX to Panama City, Panama and all places between and beyond… With 83 boats signing on last year there was rarely a shortage of Posse boats along the way to socialize and explore together… the members were there to help each other out as fellow cruisers. The Posse also helped to identify many anchorages along the coast not mentioned in cruising guides, arrange discounted rates at many marinas, identify good boatworkers, mechanics and tour guides, streamline some check-in processes, adapt to life in the various countries being visited and a thousand other things that makes a cruiser’s life a bit better.  I you are thinking of transiting the Pacific Coast to Panama I would highly recommend that you look into Panama Posse”
MV CROSSROADS

LIQUIDLIQUID

SV LIQUID

Marc & Laura
“Joining the Panama Posse was the best decision we made last year. Not only did we meet great people traveling the same coastline but the shared intel on anchorages and check-in procedures was invaluable!! We would highly recommend it to anyone choosing to travel this route.”
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SV EASY Mike

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Mike
“Being part of the Posse made the Central American cruise better for me. There is a wealth of information, I really liked the non structured approach. Move at your own speed. It starts the end of November and finishes in June. Some great discounts became available too. There are some parties mainly cause the areas want to welcome you. As a single handed sailor it gave me community. I did go places that would have been skipped for safety reasons. Others reports changed my early assumptions. In remote locations because of the Posse I knew other boats. More friends were made. On tours I was able to join a group with made the time better. Even with the end in June the unofficial Posse continues. I have helped three Posse boats transit the canal.”
SV EASY

GREEN FLASH JoanGREEN FLASH Bob

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Bob and Joan
“Thank you Panama Posse. And thank you for all of the time you donate to this effort. We have found the Posse to be an irreplaceable source of information and have made many friends along the way. The discounts have been great and covered the entry cost several times over, but it is the former that really makes participation in the Posse a pleasure.”
SV GREEN FLASH

ANGELIQUE AngelaANGELIQUE Dan

MY ANGELIQUE

Dan and Angela
“If you don’t live your dreams, they are only what you do when you sleep!” – Angela Enloe
MY ANGELIQUE

HO’OKIPA LuckyHO’OKIPA Lisa

MV HO'OKIPA

Lucky Chucky and Lise
“Being fortunate to quarantine in a marina with fellow Posse members who no doubt will be friends for life.
It’s all about the journey, so enjoy the ride!”
MV HO’OKIPA

ANDURIL AliceANDURIL Greg

SV ANDURIL

Alice and Greg
“Being members of the Panama Posse made our past sailing season in Central America the best so far. The comradery with the fellow Posse sailors and organizers was fun, friendly, and extremely helpful..”
SV ANDURIL

SHOTSY

We joined the Panama Posse to get the reduced slip rates at Barra and Puerto Vallarta. It paid off about four times what we paid in dues!!
We have finished up our second season of Mexico and our boat is currently being shipped back to the Pacific Northwest (yes believe it or not…). The Posse was a very positive experience. I have recommended it to two other boaters and will keep in mind if in the future for anyone cruising from Mexico to Panama. You have a great formula and I’m certain that the Posse will be successful in the future.
All the best,
Roger and Glenn

S/V Shotsy

PANAMA POSSE HALL OF FAME

2017-2018 83 Vessels

2018-2019 123 Vessels

2019-2020 178 Vessels

Panama Posse visits the following countries

🇲🇽 Mexico Pacific Anchorages 150Visits
🇬🇹 Guatemala Marinas and Moorings 1Visits
🇭🇳 Honduras - Pacific - Anchorages 3Visits
🇸🇻 El Salvador 50Visits
🇳🇮 Nicaragua 30Visits
🇨🇷 Costa Rica 80Visits
🇵🇦 Panama 87Visits
🇪🇨 Colombia 35Visits
🇰🇾 Cayman Islands 35Visits
🇯🇲 Jamaica 35Visits
🇧🇿 Belize 35Visits
🇲🇽 Mexico Caribbean 55Visits
🇨🇺 Cuba 10Visits
🇺🇸 USA Florida 45Visits
Bahamas 25Visits
Turks & Caicos 25Visits
Haiti 25Visits
Dominican Republic 25Visits