Schedule

WE DO NOT SAIL ON A SCHEDULE – WE NEVER HAVE and WE NEVER WILL, NEVER !
SCHEDULES KILL SAILORS !
FOR information ON WHEN AND WHERE TO SAIL REVIEW THE PILOT CHARTS ON THE  CLIMATOLOGY PAGE >>

A PANAMA POSSE SEASON STARTS AFTER THE LAST HURRICANE OF THE SEASON HAS GONE THROUGH  AND ENDS BEFORE THE FIRST HURRICANE ARRIVES

 

October 13 – 17  2022,  ANNAPOLIS, MD

Feb  3 2023,   SheLTER BAY PANAMA

OCT  27, 2022  SAN DIEGO, CA

PANAMA   POSSE PAPAGAYO WIND SURVICOR PARTY
MAR 17 2023,  PLAYA FLAMINGO COSTA RICA
@SAIL COSTA RICA

MARCH 17 2023,  PLAYA  FLAMINGO, COSTA RICA

 

 

 

Here are some general guidelines along the way :

Leave San Diego when the weather is good-check into Marina Coral Ensenada, MX in October – as early as possible at Marina Coral and get your documents in a row  and out of California –  sometime in November and hop down to Cabo once the hurricanes have passed – there are 21 verified anchorages in good Nautical –  you can do this over 3 weeks or shoot down in 5 days – you are the captain – take it easy and go with the flow – 

Those coming down on the Baja Haha or the Cubar can easily join us from Cabo or beyond –
we have delayed our kick off events and seminars till after thanksgiving and you have about 3 weeks to make it from  Cabo San Lucas to Barra de Navidad.
That’s ~ 420 nm with plenty of anchorages, marinas and fuel docks along the way – all documented in www.goodnautical.com

 

420 nm from Cabo to Barra
420 nm from Cabo to the lush Barra de Navidad MX

Most vessel leave for ports further south after the festivities.
Here is a sample itinerary for those heading to Panama.

  • Costalegre South of Barra – Mid- December
  • Zihuatanejo, MX – December 24th
  • Acapulco, MX – New Years Eve
  • Huatulco, MX – Early January with side tours
  • Chiapas, MX – Middle January with side tours
  • El Salvador – End of January
  • Honduras & Nicaragua – February
  • Northern / Central Costa Rica – March
  • Central / Southern Costa Rica – April
  • Leave Costa Rica / Panama – May

 

For those who are Northbound (counter posse)

 

  • Leave Vista Mar Marina – Nov / Dec / Jan
  • Golfito (Southern Costa Rica) – Nov  / Dec / Jan
  • Central & Northern Costa Rica – Dec / Jan / Feb
  • Nicaragua / Honduras – Jan / Feb / Mar
  • El Salvador – Southern Mexico – Feb / Mar / Apr
  • Central Mexico – Mar / Apr / May
  • Find a hurricane safe marina, haul out or head north – June / July

 

Northbound route – 2,000 nm with 14+ marinas and 350+ anchorages !

For details check the route pages and sign up for a membership with www.GoodNautical.com

🇺🇸 SAN DIEGO - ENSENADA 🇲🇽
65 nm

🇺🇸 SAN DIEGO - ENSENADA 🇲🇽 - 65 nm

🇲🇽 ENSENADA - TURTLE BAY
300 nm

🇲🇽 ENSENDA - TURTLE BAY - 300 nm

🇲🇽 TURTLE BAY - CABO SAN LUCAS
460 nm

🇲🇽 TURTLE BAY - CABO SAN LUCAS - 460 nm

🇲🇽 CABO SAN LUCAS - Puerto Vallarta
370 nm

🇲🇽 CABO SAN LUCAS - ISLA ISABELLA - PUERTO VALLARTA 370 nm

🇲🇽 PUERTO VALLARTA - BARRA DE NAVIDAD
160 nm

🇲🇽 PUERTO VALLARTA - BARRA DE NAVIDAD - 150 nm

🇲🇽 BARRA DE NAVIDAD - ZIHUATANEJO
215 nm

🇲🇽 BARRA DE NAVIDAD - ZIHUATANEJO - 215 nm

🇲🇽 ZIHUATANEJO - ACAPULCO - HUATULCO
360 nm

🇲🇽 ZIHUATANEJO - ACAPULCO - HUATULCO - 360 nm

🇲🇽 HUATULCO - CHIAPAS
253 nm

🇲🇽 HUATULCO - CHIAPAS 253nm

🇲🇽 CHIAPAS - PUERTO QUETZAL 🇬🇹
115 NM

🇲🇽 CHIAPAS - PUERTO QUETZAL 🇬🇹 - 115 nm

🇲🇽 CHIAPAS - PUERTO QUETZAL 🇬🇹
115 NM

🇲🇽 CHIAPAS - PUERTO QUETZAL 🇬🇹 - 115 nm

🇬🇹 PUERTO QUETZAL - BAHIA DEL SOL 🇸🇻
125 nm

🇬🇹 PUERTO QUEZTAL-BAHIA DEL SOL 🇸🇻 - 125nm

🇬🇹 PUERTO QUETZAL - BAHIA DEL SOL 🇸🇻
125 nm

🇬🇹 PUERTO QUEZTAL-BAHIA DEL SOL 🇸🇻 - 125nm

🇸🇻 BAHIA DEL SOL - GOLFO DE FONSECA - 🇸🇻 🇭🇳 🇳🇮
80 nm

🇸🇻 BAHIA DEL SOL - GOLFO DE FONSECA 🇸🇻 🇭🇳 80nm

🇭🇳 GOLFO DE FONSECA - SAN LORENZO RIVER 🇭🇳
25 nm

🇭🇳 GOLFO DE FONSECA - SAN LORENZO RIVER 25nm

🇸🇻 🇭🇳 GOLF DE FONSECA / ISLA EL TIGRE 🇭🇳
- MARINA PUESTA DEL SOL 🇳🇮
60nm

🇭🇳 ISLA TIGRE - MARINA PUESTA DEL SOL 🇳🇮 - 60 nm

🇸🇻 🇭🇳 GOLF DE FONSECA
- MARINA PUESTA DEL SOL 🇳🇮
60nm

🇭🇳 ISLA TIGRE - MARINA PUESTA DEL SOL 🇳🇮 - 60 nm

🇳🇮 MARINA PUESTA DEL SOL - SAN JUAN DEL SUR
125 nm

🇳🇮 MARINA PUESTA DEL SOL - SAN JUAN DEL SUR - 125 nm

🇳🇮 SAN JUAN DEL SUR NIC - BAHIA SANTA ELENA 🇨🇷
30 nm

🇳🇮 SAN JUAN DEL SUR - BAHIA SANTA ELENA 🇨🇷 - 30 nm

🇳🇮 SAN JUAN DEL SUR - BAHIA SANTA ELENA 🇨🇷
30 nm

🇳🇮 SAN JUAN DEL SUR - BAHIA SANTA ELENA 🇨🇷 -30nm

🇨🇷 BAHIA SANTA ELENA - BAHIA COCOS
50 nm

🇨🇷 BAHIA SANTA ELENA - PLAYA_COCOS - 50 nm

🇨🇷 BAHIA COCOS - BAHIA BALLENA
110 nm

🇨🇷 BAHIA COCOS - BAHIA BALLENA - 110 nm

🇨🇷 BAHIA BALLENA - GOLFO DE NICOYA - BAHIA HERRADURA
90 nm

🇨🇷 BAHIA BALLENA - GOLFO DE NICOYA - BAHIA HERRADURA - 66 nm

🇨🇷 BAHIA HERRADURA - BAHIA DRAKE
100 nm

🇨🇷 BAHIA HERRADURA - BAHIA DRAKE 100nm

🇨🇷 BAHIA DRAKE - GOLFO DULCE - GOLFITO
90 nm

🇨🇷 BAHIA DRAKE - GOLFO DULCE - GOLFITO - 90 nm

🇨🇷 GOLFITO - CABO MATAPALO 🇵🇦
60 nm

🇨🇷 GOLFITO - PUNTA BALSA / BURICA 🇵🇦 - 60nm

🇵🇦 PUNTA BALSA / BURUCA
ISLAS SECAS - ISLA MEDIDORA
91 nm

🇵🇦 PUNTA BALSA - ISLAS SECAS - ISLA MEDIDOR - 91nm

🇵🇦 BAHIA HONDA - COIBA_ISLAND - ENSANDA NARANJO
90 nm

🇵🇦 BAHIA_HONDA - ISLA COIBA- ENSENADA NARANJA - 90nm

🇵🇦 ALTERNATIVE: BAHIA HONDA - ENSANDA NARANJO
60 nm

🇵🇦 BAHIA_HONDA - NSENADA NARANJA - 60nm

🇵🇦 ENSANDA NARANJO - VISTA MAR MARINA
130 nm

🇵🇦 PUNTA NARANJA - MARINA_VISTA_MAR - 130nm

🇵🇦 VISTA MAR MARINA - ISLAS PERLAS - FUERTE AMADOR
160 nm

🇵🇦 VISTA MAR MARINA - LAS PERLAS - FUERTE AMADOR - 160nm

🇵🇦 FUERTE AMADOR - PANAMA CANAL - SHELTER BAY MARINA
48 nm

🇵🇦 FUERTE AMADAOR - PANAMA CANAL - SHELTER BAY MARINA - 44nm

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USA -California MEXICO - Pacific GUATEMALA - Pacific EL SALVADOR HONDURAS- Pacific NICARAGUA - Pacific COSTA RICA - Pacific ECUADOR - GALAPAGOS PANAMA COLOMBIA JAMAICA CAYMAN ISLANDS BELIZE CUBA TURKS AND CAICOS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BAHAMAS USA Florida

🇲🇽 MEXICO - CARIBBEAN

MEXCIO - CARIBBEAN
DOCUMENTATION MEXICO
DOWNLOAD THE MEXICO BOATING GUIDE » Mexico Boating Guide and Entry Procedures
Passport Valid for at least 6 months; requires one blank page
Boat Documentation Coast Guard Doc (Original)
Proof of Insurance Liability from a Mexican provider required
Crewlist Required at checkin/out
Zarpe Required at checkin/out
FISHING LICENSE Required for each person BUY ONLINE @ sportfishingbcs.gob.mx
OFFICIAL PROCEDURES
Official Country Visa None if stay is less than 180 days
$25 to replace if you loose the little card in your passport
Immigration Visa Good for 180 days; must leave country to renew
Required Permits TIP (Temporary Import Permit) - good for 10 years; fishing license required for each person aboard
Upon Arrival Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Authority
Upon Departure Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Captain
Entry & Exit Fees: Free to $50
Notes: Expect to be boarded by Navy upon entering and/or leaving the country
OTHER
Required Vaccinations None
Pets Vaccination Certificate
Currency: Peso

PORTS OF ENTRY

Caribbean
Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Progreso, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Juarez, Puerto Morelos

Pacific
Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Huatulco, La Paz, Mazatlan, Puerto Chiapas, Puerto Penasco , Puerto Vallarta, Salina Cruz, San Blas, Santa Rosalia, Zihuatenejo

Crime Index Safety Index Corruption Index Corruption Score GDP Pop (M) Life Ex. Cost of Living Groc. Rest. $ Loc.Purch.P.
50.32 49.68 123 30% 8,699 124 76.7 29.39 28.88 26.78 50.43

US EMBASSY
TEL (01-55) 5080-2000
Paseo de la Reforma 305
Colonia Cuauhtenoc
06500 Mexico, DF

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