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๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ PANAMA

Panama Good Nautical
DOCUMENTATION PANAMA
Passport Valid for three months after entry; requires one blank page
Boat Documentation Coast Guard Doc (Original)
Proof of Insurance Liability Insurance may be required by marinas
Crewlist Required at checkin/out
Zarpe Required at checkin/out
OFFICIAL PROCEDURES  
Official Country Visa None if stay is less than 180 days
Immigration Visa Good for 90 days; upon expiration, you must apply for a “Yatista” visa ($110) which is good for length of Cruising Permit and may be renewed with Permit
Required Permits One-year Cruising Permit ($205), may be renewed twice to span three years
Upon Arrival Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Authority; Agricultural Inspection; Fumigation
Upon Departure Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Captain
Entry & Exit Fees: Upwards of $250+ not including permits
Notes:  
   
OTHER  
Required Vaccinations None
Pets APHIS Form 7001; Vaccinations Certificate; Home Quarantine Request must be completed three days prior to arrival

As discussed on the Line call, I have attached the incoming pet requirements from the Panama Tocumen International Airport (PTY) when I arrived on 2 October 2021.

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Interesting when we sailed into Panama from Costa Rica May 2021, there were no issues with my pet what so ever.  Rules are always different on the travel process, but wanted to share this if anyone is planning to fly with their pet into Panama City as I sure wish I had it before.   

Scott Meyerhoff

Pacific Raven

 

   
Currency: US Dollar / Balboa

 

Crime Index Safety Index Corruption Index Corruption Score GDP Pop (M) Life Ex. Cost of Living Groc. Rest. $ Loc.Purch.P.
50.01 49.99 87 38% 13,515 3.8 77.8 64.23 65.8 56.6 35.14

US EMBASSY
TEL 507 3175000
Bldg 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Ave
Clayton, Panama

WEATHER PACIFIC

WEATHER CARIBBEAN

TIDES PACIFIC

Pacific spring ranges are as much as 22 feet. (6 meters) and the neap ranges are as little as 6 feet so bring your fenders chains and chafe protected dock-lines

TIDES CARIBBEAN

The difference in level averages only 9.2 inches( 23cm ) and the average range from high to low tide is only .858 feet and the maximum range is 3.05 feet. ( 0.9 meters )

PANAMA PACIFIC PILOT CHARTS

Panama Pilot Charts provide historic points and aggregated information of  wind flows, air and ocean temperatures, wave heights, rain, barometric weight, and climate conditions at various seasons. This data was acquired from oceanographic and meteorologic perceptions over hundreds of years starting in the late eighteenth century. These diagrams are planned to help mariners choose routes  with respect to the normal climate and sea conditions using prevailing seasonal wind information. For an explanation of historic Panama’s Climatology and how to read Wind-roses follow this link.

PANAMA - PACIFIC - ROUTE SEGMENTS

PANAMA SOUTH BOUND

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ PUNTA BALSA / BURUCA
ISLAS SECAS - ISLA MEDIDORA
91 nm

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

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ BAHIA HONDA - COIBA_ISLAND - ENSANDA NARANJO
90 nm

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

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ ALTERNATIVE: BAHIA HONDA - ENSANDA NARANJO
60 nm

🇵🇦 BAHIA_HONDA - NSENADA NARANJA - 60nm

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ ENSANDA NARANJO - VISTA MAR MARINA
130 nm

🇵🇦 PUNTA NARANJA - MARINA_VISTA_MAR - 130nm

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ VISTA MAR MARINA - ISLAS PERLAS - FUERTE AMADOR
160 nm

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

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ FUERTE AMADOR - PANAMA CANAL - SHELTER BAY MARINA
48 nm

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

RESOURCES

 RESOURCES  – and other items

60+ Page Panama City Cruisers Resource Guide  (PDF) ยป

 

THINGS TO DO & Points of interest

“For those who might enjoy an interesting and fun land trip in Panama a cruising buddy of mine recommends Boquete a town in the shadows of a volcano. They host a great jazz festival each year. Here is the link: http://www.boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com/festival-2018.html

 

If you plan on going through the Panama Canal here is a Time-Lapse video of one of the Panama Posse Vessels with Panama Posse Volunteers helping out

ALERT

 

Additional Local Info and Areas to avoid

Parts of the “Mosquito Gulf” โ€“ Level 4: Do Not Travel

The โ€œMosquito Gulfโ€ is an extremely remote and inaccessible area along part of the north (Caribbean) coast.

Do not travel within 10 miles of the coastline, between Boca de Rio Chiriqui to Cocle del Norte. Drug trafficking and other illicit activities occur in this area. 

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in this region as U.S. government personnel must obtain prior approval before traveling there and face additional restrictions before such travel is approved.  

Parts of the Dariรฉn Region โ€“ Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to the following areas of the Darien:

  • All areas south of Jacque to Manene to Yaviza to Lajas Blancas cities to the Colombian border
  • The city of Lajas Blancas
  • The city of El Salto

Criminal elements and drug and human trafficking networks operate in these areas. Police presence and emergency response are extremely limited.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these regions as U.S. government personnel must obtain prior approval before traveling there and face additional restrictions before such travel is approved. 

Last Update: Reissued after periodic review without changes.

SHIPPING ITEMS

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MAILBOXES ETC PANAMA

Home

Colรณn

Centro comercial plaza Mileniun
local F 007 Colon 

Phone: (507) 474-5548
WhatsApp: (507) 6949-5100
Email: colon@mbe-ca.com

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 to 5:00 hrs
Saturdays: 9:00 to 1:00 hrs

Services:

โ€ข Copy center

โ€ข Regular Registered Mail

โ€ข Fax / Send or receive service

โ€ข Office Accessories / Printing Supplies: Business Card, Envelopes and Letterhead

โ€ข Packaging

Coronado
Esquina Interamericana y Ave.Roberto Eisenmann,Plaza Comercial PH Coronado Mall, Planta baja,local 9B al lado de la tienda Crocs,Coronado.

Phone:  (507) 345-3520
Fax: (507) 345-3530
Email: coronado@mbe-ca.com

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 to 5:00 hrs
Saturdays: 9:00 to 1:00 hrs

Services:

โ€ข Copy center

โ€ข Regular Registered Mail

โ€ข Fax / Send or receive service

โ€ข Office Accessories / Printing Supplies: Business Card, Envelopes and Letterhead

โ€ข Packaging

 

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As an info in case anyone likes to get things from A to B in Panama:
A fellow cruiser posted a Honda Generator for sale in Sheler Bay. I am in Santa Catalina, will be in Boca Chica in a week or so. I wanted this generator.
I knew that Uno Express is a good and reliable way to send things within Panama.
I had a contact of a driver that took a sail for me from Vista Mar to Shelter Bay before and was reliable.
So i contacted him. He will pick up the generator tomorrow in Shelter Bay and take it to Uno Express Colon.

As an info in case anyone likes to get things from A to B in Panama:
A fellow cruiser posted a Honda Generator for sale in Shelter Bay. I am in Santa Catalina, will be in Boca Chica in a week or so. I want this generator as a backup.
I knew that Uno Express is a good and reliable way to send things within Panama.
I had a contact of a driver that took a sail for me from Vista Mar to Shelter Bay before and was reliable.
So i contacted him. He will pick up the generator tomorrow in Shelter Bay and take it to Uno Express Colon.
I contacted Uno Express Colon, shipping it will be around 10-15 USD.
I will pay 25 USD to the driver for picking it up and doing the paperwork in Uno Express. The drivers name is Raul, his number is +507 6326-2335 . I pay the driver with my panama account, but this could have been through the seller as well (whom i paid with paypal)
Total cost for sending the generator across the whole country and pick up at the marina 40 USD.
Uno Express is very easy, you get a number for the pick up.
I will let you know once i have the generator in my hands.. ๐Ÿ™‚

mia2pana@gmail.com +(507) 6542-4400
IN  HIGH SEASON ( NOV โ€“ APRIL 
โ€“ PACKAGES TAKE A BIT LONGER TO ARRIVE AND PROCESS If the value of the package is over $100 please send a copy of the invoice to: mia2pana@gmail.com You can keep track of your parcels using this site: https://www.17track.net/en To check if your parcel arrived to our warehouse, please check you tracking number here: http://sfs.cargotrack.net/m/track.asp If that tracking site does not show your parcel, it is because it has not arrived yet at our warehouse I DO NOT TRACK PARCELS. When your parcel arrives in Panama I will be notified and then I will let you know that I got it. Please use the above sites to track your parcel Address in Miami: Name โ€“ Boat Name 8610 NW 72 ST #13312 PTY 13312 Miami, FL 33166 Phone: (305) 406-3654 Make sure that the PTY 13312 is in the address after the street and include the #13312 where itโ€™s shown. What connects a package to you is your name, boatโ€™s name AND the tracking number. Air shipments take normally 48-72 hours from the time item arrives in Miami. USPS takes a lot longer to deliver to us in Miami. Rates are by the pound, calculated by the real weight or the volume weight, whichever is greater. To calculate the volume weight of your package: multiply the Length by the Width and by the Height in inches. Divide the result by 166 and that gives the volume weight. The forwarder will charge for the greater of the two. 1 pound $10 2 pounds $12 3 pounds $15 4 to 29 lbs at $4/lb 30 to 49 lbs at 3.75/lb 50 to 79 lbs at $3.50/lb 80 to 99 lbs at 3.25/lb 100 lb or over at $3/lb IF THE VALUE OF THE PACKAGE EXCEEDS $2000, expected to pay a shippers documentation fee of $35 per invoice. Those charges include delivery to Linton Bay Marina or in Panama City unless the weight of the package is 100 lbs or more in which case we need to make arrangements for delivery. Maritime shipping cost is $250 for 20 cubic feet, which is the minimum. If your package is only 12 cubic feet you still pay for 20 cubic feet and recently they charge $50 GRI-FAK which I am told is for special handling. To figure out the cubic feet of your package: Multiply the Length by the Width and by the Height in inches and divide by 1728. The result is the cubic footage of your package. Maritime shipments take normally 7 to 8 days from the time boat leaves Miami which is every Thursday. If you send Lead Acid Batteries, LiPO4 or paint, there is a HAZMAT cost of $150 normally. (could be $200) If the batteries are AGM type, there is no HAZMAT provided the shipper sends them as required by D.O.T Maritime shipping now adds a GRI-FAK fee for loose packages or special handling packages. That fee is $50 If the weight exceeds 100 lbs or itโ€™s too heavy for me, there will be an extra charge for delivery. You will be notified and we can make other arrangements for delivery. Otherwise, delivery is included in the prices above Please call me or whatsup to +507 6542 4400 email: mia2pana@gmail.com

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Osman +507 6672-2684
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