panama canal

IN THE NEWS ALONG THE ROUTE: PANAMA CANAL TO EXPAND WATER RESERVOIR TO MANAGE TRANSITS RELIABLY

IN THE NEWS ALONG THE ROUTE: PANAMA CANAL TO EXPAND

WATER RESERVOIR TO MANAGE TRANSITS RELIABLY INTO THE FUTURE

panama canal
large ships transit the Panama Canal every day

Over the years the Panama Canal has had to restrict transits in times of drought and struggled to maintain steady flow of commercial and recreational traffic across the isthmus.  While 2023 did not see a decrease in revenue, This decrease in overall daily transits is particularly worrisome for the prospect of maintaining the canal's vital role in global trade and Panama's economy.  The stinking point is all about fresh water.  The lochs depend upon freshwater and in times of draught as the amount of water available to flush through the lochs decreases, so too must the number of boats moving though decrease.  Recently, however, Panamanian authorities approved a watershed expansion project that experts say will "Solve its Water Woes".  The expansion project has been under consideration for over two decades.  While it is massive in scale, capitol requirements, and repercussions Panamanian authorities believe it is the best path forward.

THE PLAN:

  • Dam the Indio River and add a new reservoir that will divert freshwater to Lake Gatun and provide freshwater for human consumption.

THE TIMEFRAME:

  • Current assessment: 6 years

THE CAPITAL INVESTMET

  • $1.2-$2 billion including $400million relocation and in investments in neighboring communities

THE GOAL:

  • According to canal administrator, Ricaurte Vasquez, the project "would provide a little more certainty to maintain 36 transits per day, a higher level of reliability for the route."

Read more about the recent watershed expansion approval here

Freshwater loch opens to Lake Gatun
Freshwater loch opens to Lake Gatun

el valle de anton

EL VALLE DE ANTON 🇵🇦 PANAMA

EL VALLE DE ANTON 🇵🇦 PANAMA

The isthmus we know of as Panama is said to have formed over millions of years with the collision of two tectonic plates in the deep ocean creating a chain of volcanoes that later emerged above the sea surface.  El Valle de Anton is a village in the crater of one such ancient volcano surrounded by mountains and clouds just north of Vista Mar Marina and Buenadventura Marina.  For many Panamanians that live and work in Panama City, El Valle is the 'country' where they visit their family, grow and harvest fruits and vegetables, and/or spend time on the weekends in nature.

el valle de anton
The community thrives in the crater of an ancient volcano.

The town is located in the flat wide caldera of the 6 km wide El Valle volcano that is inactive; there is evidence that it erupted as recently as about 300,000 years ago. Because of its elevation (600 m), it is cooler than the Panamanian lowlands.  This cooler climate is a welcome respite from the heat at lower elevations.

windswept trees
Windswept trees hi above El Valle de Anton with a view of the Pacific Ocean

Natural attractions near El Valle include the Chorro El Macho waterfall, Las Mozas waterfall, the “square” trees behind Hotel Campestre, and a group of small natural thermal pools. There are many developed hiking trails to walk on.  Birding is phenomenal.  The area around the town is also known for being one of the last habitats of the critically endangered Panamanian golden frog. Some of the forests around the town are protected areas.

panamanian golden frog
Critically endangered Panamanian golden frog
butterfly
Butterflies are abundant in El Valle in part due to the efforts of the Butterfly Research Station.

The valley is very fertile and produce grows in abundance.  There are many people living in and around El valle that sell fresh produce at an open air market in the center of town.  In July we found a very wide variety of fruits and vegetables.  Some I had never even seen before like this red spikey fruit sold on a branch or by the bushel.

rambutan
Mamon Chino or Rambutan is considered the national fruit of Panama
rambutan fruit
Inside the odd, soft spiney skin is a white, juicy fleshy fruit with a huge seed in the middle.

There are two museums in El Valle de Anton as well.  Both highlight the history, culture, biodiversity, and uniqueness of this special place in and of itself, and as it relates to Panama at large.  One museum is older, one is quite new; while both tell the same general story, they tell it in very different ways.

A visit to El Valle de Anton is well worth the trip.


BOW POINTING AT SHORE

PICTURES OF THE WEEK : SEASON 8: 2024-07-17

BOW POINTING AT SHORE
SV BETHANIA making landfall in French Polynesia after 32 days at sea. BRAVO ZULU

SV BETHANIA 🇨🇱 Wolfgang & Paulina - Irwin 54'

 

 

Fresh Produce Delivery at Buenadventura Marina, Panama.

MV TIDINGS OF JOY 🇺🇸 Jeff & Joy - DeFever 52′

fireworks buenadventura
Fireworks in Panama on the Fourth of July.

SV SERENITY 🇺🇸 Mark & Kathryn – Antares 44′

In Bocas del Toro, the primary mode of transport is by water and for the local kids, this means taking their dugout canoes and paddling to school...

SV DULCINEA ?????Lerouge Wildcat 65


BOQUETE 🇵🇦 PANAMA

Boquete, often referred to as a "coffee mountain paradise," is a picturesque town located in the highlands of Panama. It is renowned for its ideal climate, fertile volcanic soil, and lush surroundings, which make it an excellent region for coffee cultivation. The town is nestled in the beautiful Boquete Valley, surrounded by verdant mountains, waterfalls, and abundant flora.

Flowers

In terms of being "set back in the time of happiness," one could interpret this phrase as Boquete's ability to evoke a sense of tranquility, simplicity, and contentment. The town has a slower pace of life compared to bustling urban areas, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in nature's beauty and enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere. This, combined with the charm of the local community, creates a feeling of happiness and serenity.

 

Fincas
Boquete's coffee industry, along with its rustic charm and natural landscapes, contributes to its reputation as a paradise. Coffee plantations dot the mountainsides, offering visitors the opportunity to explore and experience the coffee-making process firsthand. The region's coffee farms often feature picturesque vistas, where one can witness the traditional methods of harvesting and processing coffee cherries.

Boquete

Overall, Boquete can be described as a tranquil and idyllic place, where the natural beauty of the coffee mountains and the warmth of its people create a sense of happiness and nostalgia for a simpler time.


 


TURTLE CAY MARINA CHART

TURTLE CAY MARINA 🇵🇦 PANAMA SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

TURTLE CAY MARINA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE
09° 35.935' N  079° 26.3233' W

TURTLE CAY MARINA

We are excited to Sponsor the OCEAN Posse with the following discounts !

  • 15 % discounts on slips; or stay 4 nights, pay for 3
  • Long term discounts of at least 15 %, depending on length of stay
  • 15 % discount on metered electric service
  • free delivery service to your yacht from Panama City
  • unlimited use of our large shower- change- bathrooms and full coin operated laundry
  • unlimited use of our covered social area and B-B-Q
  • free unlimited use of our beaches, beach huts and bath rooms
  • free unlimited use of our fresh water swimming pools except Saturdays or Sundays. (Unless you're a hotel guest).
  • 15 % discount on food and drinks at our restaurants
  • 15 % discount at our hotel
  • exclusive personnel transfer service to or from Panama City or airport for $50. (Max. 3 persons)


CONTACT

Cell/Whatsapp  +(507) 6671-6625
Office +507 302 2100
info@turtlecaymarina.com

AMENITIES

  • Slips up to 120 feet
  • 100 amp pedestals
  • 30 miles away from San Blas
  • Fresh water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fuel dock
  • Yacht club
  • Beach bar
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry room
  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • White sandy beaches
  • Taxi service
  • 24-hour security
  • Services
  • Fuel Service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bottom Jobs
  • Haul out
  • Stands
  • Blocks
  • Pressure wash
  • Light scrape
  • Temporary letter

Turtle Cay covers 200 hectares in the Nicoya Peninsula of the bay of Nombre de Dios - Colon.

TURTLE CAY MARINA SAFE APPROACH


LOCATION

https://www.turtlecaymarina.com/en/marina.html
NEARBY

San Blas
White sandy beaches
Crystal clear ocean water
Helicopter Tours
Shelling, Tidepool Exploration, Sunbathing
Diving, Snorkeling, Catamaran Sailing (Hobicats), Boat Tours, Kayaking, Deep Sea Fishing
Jungle Treks, Hiking, Birdwatching, Horseback Riding
San Blas Trips, Kuna People Experience, Sightseeing, Historic Excursions
Souvenirs, Free Zone Shopping (in nearby Colon); Panama City Excursions
Briefings, Experience Tours, Investment Seminars for Groups

Turtle Cay covers 200 hectares in the Nicoya Peninsula of the bay of Nombre de Dios - Colon. '


MARINA SOLARTE CHART

SOLARTE MARINA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

SOLARTE MARINA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE
09° 18.5983' N 082° 11.8233' W

MARINA SOLARTE

We are excited to sponsor the Ocean Posse with a 15 % discount for visiting vessels and a special 4 days for the price of 3 discount

Dominik Hasala
Dominik Hasala

CEO
+507 6565-1324
ahoy@marinasolarte.com

Marina Solarte

CONTACT

Bocas del Toro. Panamá
ahoy@marinasolarte.com
+507 6565-1324

 

RATES >>

MARINA SOLARTE
AMENITIES

  • NUMBER OF SLIPS  37
  • ​LENGTH OVERALL   20' - 80'
  • MAX BEAM   45'
  • MAX DRAFT   15'
  • Pet Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Year-Round Wet Slip Storage
  • 24/7 Security and Staff Available
  • Provisioning, US shipping address,
  • Vessel Maintenance
  • 30 amp electrical services (soon)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Pump-out (soon)
  • Our Photovoltaic system - connected and functional
  • Our LiFePO4 batteries (30kWh) - connected and functional
  • Free Filtered rainwater is available on the whole dock (people love to use it for cleaning their boats or refill the tanks)
  • Free Starlink internet for all guests of our Marina
  • Cold drinks available in the Marina Office
  • Pathways on two islands connected to the Marina
  • Boat brokerage and sailboats for sale
  • Hull polishing, stainless steel work, carpentry, marine electrician, generator repairs, and other services are available
  • We are hosting potluck BBQs every Friday starting at 4 PM (more and more sailors are joining, even anchoring in front of the Marina just to join)

 

 

 

MARINA SOLARTE

SAFE APPROACH


CHART

Bocas Del Toro Chart

LOCATION

OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

https://www.marinasolarte.com/


OCEAN POSSE

LA PLAYITA MARINA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

LA PLAYITA MARINA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

08° 54.7319' N 079° 31.565' W
LA PLAYITA MARINA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

LA PLAYITA MARINA SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE
We welcome the Ocean Posse with a special welcome deal.

If the boat stay more than 1 day, it gets the first night at no cost(free)

GM
Carmen Garcia de Paredes

CONTACT

Calzada de Amador Isla Naos Entrando por el Restaurante Mi Ranchito
 +507 314-1730

laplayita@siwireless.com

la playita marina
AMENITIES

  • Showers
  • Potable Water
  • 30/50 AMP Electricity
  • Dinghy Dock ($10 paid access, if anchored out )
  • Security / Video Surveillance
  • Internet / Wifi
  • Cell Phone coverage 4G
  • Panama Canal Vessel Length Measuring
  • Fuel Dock
  • Ice
  • Boat Cleaning / Bottom Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Trash & Recycling
  • Shop
  • Boat Rentals
  • Support access for Service Providers
  • Fumigation
  • Galapagos Prep Hull Cleaning
  • Ferry Terminal
  • Uber / Taxi pick up
  • Parking
  • Resort with Air conditioned rooms
  • Walking distance to shops and Chandleries
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pizza

LOCATION

SAFE APPROACH


La Playita de Amador Marina

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

FB >>
LA PLAYITA MARINA


OCEAN POSSE

FLAMENCO MARINA PANAMA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

FLAMENCO MARINA PANAMA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE
08° 54.8466' N 079°31.2383' W

Captains and Skippers

We are going to offer you a 5% discount on our rate for temporary stays. Each participant must identify themselves in our office as part of their team.

Our rates are subject to change. Stays must be prepaid. Does not apply discount for any other service of the marina.

Stays must be reserved and are subject to dock availability.

Flamenco Marina
CONTACT

Caridad Icaza / Gerente de Servicio al Cliente
Tel. 314-1980 / Cel. 6379-2780 / Isla Flamenco, Calzada de Amador
cicaza@fuerteamador.com

FLAMENCO MARINA PANAMA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

AMENITIES

 

Docks
open 24/7
 
Security
24/7
 
Capacity up to
200 feet
 
Recharge of
fuel
 
Shipyard for
maintenance
and repairs
 
Laundry
for yachts
 
Firefighters
marine
 

Electric service

 
Water
potable
 
Available
foreign trash
 
Charter Service
Pleasure yacht
 
Ice service
for the boater
 
Bilingual staff
and qualified
 

Customs offices, migration
quarantine and Maritime Authority
from Panama

LOCATION

SAFE APPROACH


VIDEO

 RESERVATIONS

OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

FLAMENCO MARINA PANAMA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE


FLEET UPDATE 2023-02-12

Panama Posse


PANAMA POSSE 
 
FLEET UPDATE 

February 12, 2023

TOP NEWS  

  •  INTRODUCING THE 🪸 CORAL POD 
  • ⚠️ PIRACY ☠ ALERT PANAMA 🇵🇦
  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ENTRIES 
  • EL SALVADOR  🇸🇻  BAR CROSSINGS
  • ENTRIES INTO HIGHEST WIND RECORDED
  • CHIAPAS 🇲🇽 LAND EXPEDITIONS 
  • BOAT YOGA POSES 
  • PATHFINDER   SOUTHERN  🇨🇷  COSTA RICA 
  • SEASON FINALE PARTY AT VISTA MAR MARINA  🇵🇦 PANAMA

 

1) PANAMA / SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE  PARTY  RECAP

FLro de Cana

for sale below duty free prices and free 12 year and 18 year old rum flowing - life is good 

Ripping the Poker

Panama Possee Parteeee

The
Panama Possee, of which we’ve been members for four years now, had a
big bash with pig roast and open Flor de Cana rum (yes, we bought a 1/4
case). Don and I led the very boisterous Texas Hold ’em Poker
Tournament, to which I was able to come in third (Annie from SV Cygnus
Cygnus came in 2nd, and Bram from SV Codiwomple came in 1st, winning 50%
pot and a bottle of Flor de Caña ).

https://panamaposse.com/panama-and-pacific-posse-party-at-shelter-bay#gallery
The winner of the Galley God(ess) award

Announcing the winner of the Galley God(ess) award 

 And a big big thank you to our event sponsors

OPEN BAR
  • SHELTER BAY MARINA
  • FLOR DE CAÑA RUM
  • BELIZE TOURISM 
  • PANAMA YACHT BROKER
  • CENTENARIO CONSULTING
  • PREDICT WIND
  • VISTA MAR MARINA
  • BUENAVENTURA MARINA 
  • NEW - DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY PANAMA

   We are please to announce our special discount for the Panama Posse with a 
15 / 20 and 25 % discount for active Panama Posse participants

  •     Yanmar
  •     Yamaha
  •     Tohatsu
  •     Suzuki
  •     Quicksilver
  •     Evenrude
  •     Johnson
  •     Mercury
  •     Brp

CONTACT :

info@dmmarinesupply.com

sales@dmmarinesupply.com

www.dmmarinesupply.com 

Phone        +507 444-6475

Whatsapp +507 6747-4918

Cell             +507 6747-4918

Delta Mike

2) INTRODUCING THE 🪸 CORAL POD 
THE NEW ROUTE IN THE PANAMA POSSE 

BELIZE

On
February 3rd, 2023, The Belize Tourism Board officially announced its
partnership with The Panama Posse, the largest Pacific based sailing
rally which comprises a fleet of over 300 sailing vessels. The fun
filled family event was hosted by the Shelter Bay Marina in Colon,
Panama and had over 100 vessels from both the South Pacific Posse and
Panama Posse in attendance.

Belize
featured a presentation highlighting destination services and
attractions. The event also marked the launch of the “Coral Pod”, the
official Panama Posse member route to Belize; complete with anchorage,
route maps, attractions and tour guide listings which are available
exclusively to Panama Posse members and can be accessed on the
https://panamaposse.com/belize page. Members of the posse were treated to local rums, Marie Sharp’s hot sauces and a special Pig Roast courtesy of Shelter Bay Marina.  

Coral Pod

Belize
Tourism Board was represented by Mr. Wilber Pech, Business Development
Manager, Industry Development. A very special thank you was extended to
The Placencia Yacht Club, Hakim’s Shipyard and Thunderbird Marina for
coming onboard with special discounts for Posse members wishing to visit
Belize.

 It was a magical evening and we look forward to hosting the Posse members in Belize.

Marie Sharp Hot Sauces

Marie Sharp's Belize Hot souces 

South Cay

South Water Caye, Belize

South Water CayeDJI_0909
THUNDERBIRDS MARINE 🇧🇿 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

3) ⚠️ PIRACY ALERT PANAMA 

 Hey
guys Gabby here from Voodoo. We just got back to service and decided to
share what happened in Las Perlas, Panama. So we were anchored off isla
Contradora, I was outside having my coffee when a fellow cruiser (
"JEANNE / Ford, Michelle & Izzy their small dog )  pulled up
super close to us and told us they have been robbed and needed us to
call the police. We were not robbed but helped a fellow cruiser who was.
We told them to anchor and went over to help. This boat was anchored
off isla del ray at Isla del Espiritu Santo Panama ( it got great
reviews on navionics) at 8pm small skiff approached their boat super
fast ( so fast their dog didn't even bark). 3 men in total boarded,
before the women got outside she already had a gun in her face. They
told the couple to lie down face down in the cockpit. While one guy held
a gun to their heads the other two guys pulled EVERYTHING out of the
boat, closets, bilge, everywhere. They took anything of value. They took
tools, ipads, phones, hand held radios, everything. They took the gas
can to the dinghy (since they couldn't detach the motor). They then
made them go in the bow room and cut the vhf radio wire as they
left. We tried to find authorities at isla Contradora but there are no
police there. They told them they had to report it in Panama city. We
decided to leave after that as well since we did not want anything
similar to happened to us. The couple is fine thankfully they are not
hurt at all, but being robbed at gunpoint is very scary.  If anyone
has any questions I will try to answer them the best I can but keep in
mind I just helped them the next morning.

NOTE: We are waiting for a first hand account from the vessel 

Piracy

"LOCATION:
08 25.7N 078 51.2W.   Jeanne (I think that's spelt
correctly). Ford and Michelle and Izzy the small dog. It's Fontaine
Pajot cat US flagged.

The perpetrators  were headed north after robbery the bastards."

The
boat came from the south and left to the north, Ford thinks to a small
town near there? He thinks he would recognize the panga.

They
went to Contadora police in the morning who said they only deal with
minor crime. They reported to aeronaval(?) here at La Playita Marina.
Police(?) in Panama City shut today. Reporting it on Monday." Reported
by SY MEHALA and verified by SY VODOO

4) BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ENTRIES 

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT

MAHI MAHI - DORADO 

FREEDOM

Sunrise today crossing the Tehuantepec. Beautiful crossing

Freedom

SY FREEDOM  🇺🇸 David & Sheri -  Beneteau 55′

FREEDOM-DavidFREEDOM-Sheri

Caught two of these yesterday! Rooster Fish! And one Jack Creval

CEDAR plug

SY DA MMAD CAT 🇺🇸  Andrea & Danny - Lagoon ’42

DA MMAD CAT DannyDA MMAD CAT AndreaDA MMAD CAT Chloe
Caught between Chacala and Punta De Mita on a squid with a belly strip of Jack Crevalle. Made great sashimi and awesome tacos.

Caught between Chacala and Punta De Mita on a squid with a belly strip of Jack Crevalle. Made great sashimi and awesome tacos.

SY OZ -  Steve & Susan - Catana 40′

OZ SusanOZ Steven
50 inch dorado on a cedar plug yesterday en route Boca Chica to Ensenada Rosario.

50 inch Dorado on a cedar plug yesterday en route Boca Chica to Ensenada Rosario Panama.

Golfito Report!

There
is a small and very rustic restaurant high on the ridge above Golfito
with an awesome view. Food isn’t bad either but you are definitely
paying for the view. There is a rickety little observation platform you
can pay to go out on for an even better look down into the harbor. You
can locate this on google maps as “Mirador Las Torres

donde
Jovita”. Local people think nothing of hiking up here on a weekend
morning for excercise. It was about 5-1/4 miles from the marina. Hike or
drive the road up through the jungle is terrific. There is also a
lovely vista from an intermediate spot much closer to sea level
identified as “Mirador La Torre Cerro Adams”. The “torres” are the radio
antenna high on the ridge visible from many parts of town. 

There
is an interesting boat ride, hire one or use a fast dinghy, from deep
inside Golfito Harbor through dense mangrove swamp to the mouth of the
Rio Coto. This is the protected, that is avoiding open water, route to
Zancudo. Passable...

Navigator3

Easy,
if time consuming international self-checkout in Golfito. Longest wait
is at the bank to pay for the zarpe. Standard fare: Immigration (across
the street from Samoa Hotel) then Port Captain(on access road to new
marina) then bank(top of the hill) then customs(in duty free zone past
airport), sequence not relevant for these two, then back to Port Captain
to collect your completed zarpe. 

Bruce
GOLFITO

Of
course I got to immigration behind the guy with a sack of 280 passports
so that caused a delay:). If you don’t want to deal Bruce Blevins,
above, is great and can do it all. He and his staff are also
surprisingly forthcoming with all kinds of information and will tell you
exactly what you need to do even if you’re doing it yourself.
Refreshing!!

GOLFITO

The stillness of the bay in Golfito CR

GOLFITO

MY NAVIGATOR 🇺🇸 Dave - Nordhavn 46′

 

5) EL SALVADOR  🇸🇻  BAR CROSSINGS 

I had an experience of my sailing life getting over the bar in BdS. I suppose many of you can relate… but what a thrill, surfing at 13 kts

I
had an experience of my sailing life getting over the bar in BdS. I
suppose many of you can relate… but what a thrill, surfing at 13 kts

SY SIDONIA  🇺🇸 Janus - Hans Christian 40′

SIDONIA - Janus
SEEKER
Seeker
Seeker

MY SEEKER  🇺🇸  John & Tammy - Selene 62′

SEEKER TammySEEKER John

6) ENTRIES INTO HIGHEST WIND RECORDED 

REVERENCE

34.4 knots  

airbender Wish I could say we are 1.2 way… not yet. Sustained winds 20, higher gusts - the fun part is just up ahead traveling with Stella Blue, Pilialoha & Stray Cat

 Wish
I could say we are 1.2 way… not yet.  Sustained winds 20, higher
gusts - the fun part is just up ahead traveling with Stella Blue,
Pilialoha & Stray Cat

SY AIR BENDER 🇺🇸   Mike & Colleen  - Lagoon 42′

AIR BENDER COLEEN AIR BENDER Mike

46.7 knots

SY STRAYCAT 2 🇨🇦   Derick & Barb - Lagoon 38′

AIR BENDER COLEEN AIR BENDER Mike

Pilialoha, Stella Blue, Stray Cat, and Air Bender heading South East

PAPAGAYO WINDS

PAPAGAYO WIND VIDEOS AROUND CABO SANTA ELANA 🇨🇷  COSTA RICA

SY PILIALOHA  🇺🇸   Rick & Maria - Beneteau ’37

PILIALOHA Rick PILIALOHA Maria

7) ADVENTURES IN WAITING FOR BOAT PARTS IN HUATULCO  🇲🇽  MEXICO 

MAISON DE SANTE

Turtle Tracks in Huatulco

TURTLE TRACKS

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ 🇺🇸  Keenan & Nicole -  Cal 46′

MAISON DE SANTE Keenan MAISON DE SANTE Nicole

8) CHIAPAS  

LAND EXPEDITIONS 🇲🇽  MEXICO 

Vintigathor crossed the bar

If anyone has a week in Marina Chiapas, I would highly recommend a trip into the interior. 

From there we visited El Chiflòn, Lagos de Montebello, Zinacantán and Chamula , Aqua Verde and Misol Ha and 

Agua Azul Waterfalls, Chiapas, Mexico

Agua Azul Waterfalls, Chiapas, Mexico 

Ready

had an amazing day in Palenque.

Tidwalker in Chiapas

We did the Sumidero Canyon, stayed in amazing San Cristobal and used it as a center of our explorations. 

Waterfall

 All
organized by Miguel Angel of Chiapas Tours, who will come down to
Marina Chiapas to discuss. He supplied us with a van and driver for the 7
day trip. You organize your own accommodations.

MIguel

MIGUEL ANGEL

Tour provided Courtesy of Discovery Tours

+52 962 133 6820  WHATSAP  

 MY TIDWALKER 🇨🇦 Alan & crew  - Nordhavn 57′

TIDEWALKER Alan
https://panamaposse.com/marina-chiapas

MUST SEE IN CHIAPAS

  •     San Cristobal de las Casas
  •     Palenque
  •     Izapa
  •     Finca Argovia Ruta del Cafe
  •     Finca Hamburgo Ruta del Cafe
  •     Yaxchilán
  •     Agua Azul
  •     Misol Há
  •     Bonampak
  •     Pico de Loro
  •     Tacaná Volcano
  •     Chocolate Tour
  •     Iguana Reservation
  •     Crocodile Reservation
  •     Rum Master Class Ron Bonampak
  •     Lagos de Montebello
  •     Cañon Del Sumidero
  •     Arco del Tiempo
Pico de Loro

    Pico de Loro Chiapas

9) EPSILON BARRA & ACAPULCO  🇲🇽  MEXICO

EPSILON IN ACAPULCO

Epsilon in Acapulco

EPsilon

SY EPSILON 🇺🇸 Bill & Cheryl - Island Packet 41′

EPSILON CherrylEPSILON Bill

 
10)   ENTRY INTO BOAT YOGA POSES 

SY QUESO GRANDE II  🇺🇸  Lance & Sherri  -  Seawind 41′

QUESO GRANDE II SherriQUESO GRANDE II Lance

11) PATHFINDER IN SOUTHERN  🇨🇷  COSTA RICA  

PATHFINDER

Monkey Bay in Golfo Dulce

PAthfinder

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

One of the Deep water fjords in Central America 

And a wall of green.

Jungle looking back at you 

Pathfinder
Pathfinder
Bay

Resort Anchorage 

https://goodnautical.com/gma/costa-rica?field_gma_value=CR
Golfo Dylce

SY PATHFINDER 🇺🇸  Jean-Philippe & Nicole -  Lagoon 39′

PATHFINDER Jean-PhilippePATHFINDER Nicole

12) GENEKERS AND SPINNAKERS  

Gennaker and Spinnakers

Yesterday was a great spinnaker day. Today, only 3k wind, so motoring.

SY NO REGRETS 🇺🇸  Bruce & Lynette - Fast Passage 39′

NO REGRETS Lynette

13) MEANWHILE BACK IN BARRA 

BACK IN BARRA

Mariachis are roaming the streets of Barra 

MANUEL ANTONIO

Boat dog picture of the week 

ROchambeau

SY ROCHAMBEAU  🇺🇸   Rolf & Beverly -  Lagoon 39′

ROCHAMBEAU - BeverlyROCHAMBEAU - Rolf

14) 43+ LONG LINES REPORTS 
ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE

https://panamaposse.com/longlines
LONGLINES

15) SAVE THE DATE
SEASON FINALE PARTY AT VISTA MAR MARINA 

AWARDS

End of season award celebrations will be held at Vista Mar Marina our Panama Pacific Headquarters on Sunday May 21st 

Junkanoo Bahamas

 PANAMA POSSE 23' AWARD  CATEGORIES

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT* 
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR 
  • YODA OF THE YEAR 
  • SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD 
  • THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD 
  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED 
  • SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION 
  • 2  X GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔  
  • GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR 
  • BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR 
  • COURAGE AWARD

*no bill-fish entries   ✔winner announced already

Galley God

2021-2022 Galley God Award Winner Lucky Chucky MY HO'OKIPA

 

16)  71+ PANAMA POSSE MARINA SPONSORS 

Marinas

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista, USA

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico  

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico  

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala  

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador  

🇸🇻 La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol - El Salvador

🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua  

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica  

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇵🇦 Buenaventura Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia 

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica  

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica 

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands 

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras  

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize 

🇧🇿 Placencia Yacht Club – Belize 

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina El Cid – Cancún – Riviera Maya – Mexico  

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba 

🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos  

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Great Harbour Cay Marina – Bahamas

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇩🇴 Ocean World Marina – Dominican Republic

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic    

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys 

🇺🇸 Pier 66  Hotel & Marina – Ft. Lauderdale, USA

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL , USA 

🇺🇸 Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina – FL , USA  

🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl. – Georgia, USA  

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head South Carolina , USA  

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah Georgia , USA  

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, North Carolina , USA  

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, North Carolina , USA 

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, North Carolina USA  

🇺🇸 Tideawater Yacht Marina – Portsmouth,  USA  

🇺🇸 Ocean Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, USA  

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia USA  

🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina – Deltaville, Virginia USA 

🇺🇸 Regent Point Marina – Topping, Virginia USA 

https://panamaposse.com/thunderbirds-marine-belize

17)  PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS  MEXICO
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER  
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • SAILMAIL 
  • CHRIS PARKER - MARINE WEATHER CENTER
  • SAN DIEGO MARINE EXCHANGE
  • DOWNWIND MARINE
  • BELIZE TOURISM
  • PANAMA YACHT BROKER
  • LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES  
  • DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY PANAMA
  • SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES 
SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES

SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES SAN DIEGO SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE >>

18) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

To
arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric
Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse
and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick
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19) STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Atlantic Posse

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

SIGN UP FOR THE 22-23 PANAMA POSSE  

20) WORK REMOTELY FROM YOUR YACHT
JOIN THE OCEAN POSSE ORGANIZATION 

Enter Belize
  • HAVE AN IDEA ? 
  • SUGGESTIONS ? 
  • WANT TO HELP ? 
  • CAN YOU HELP WITH GOOD NAUTICAL ?
  • PROGRAMMING SKILLS ?
  • CAN YOU NEGOTIATE ?
  • SALES ?
  • LIKE DETAILS  ?
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT ? 
  • PARTY PLANNING ? 
  • DOCUMENTING ?
  • ORGANIZING ?
  • SPEAK FLUENT FRENCH ? 

We can always improve - so  if anything peaks your interest please email registration@panamaposse.com 

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

Panama Posse we sail where the Coconute Grow
On 2 October 2021, a large fire occurred in the town of El Cayo on a cay named Bonacca which is part of an island named Guanaja off the north coast of Honduras. The fire started around daybreak and spread quickly into businesses and homes. It forced hundreds of residents to evacuate and flee for safety.

GUANAJA - BAY OF ISLANDS 🇭🇳 HONDURAS 

On
2 October 2021, a large fire occurred in the town of El Cayo on a cay
named Bonacca which is part of an island named Guanaja off the north
coast of Honduras. The fire started around daybreak and spread quickly
into businesses and homes. It forced hundreds of residents to evacuate
and flee for safety.

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DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY 🇵🇦 PANAMA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY 🇵🇦 PANAMA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE
DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

We are please to announce our special discount for the Panama Posse with a 15 / 20 and 25 % discount for active Panama Posse participants

  • Yanmar

  • Yamaha

  • Tohatsu

  • Suzuki

  • Quicksilver

  • Evenrude

  • Johnson

  • Mercury

  • Brp

    Authorized Dealer, we offer engines, support and original products with factory warranty.

    Delta Mike Marine Supply is a company founded in Jan 2020 with a management that have over 15 years experience in maritime business.
    As Yanmar Authorized Dealer, we offer engines, engine services, spare parts, lub oils and all types of Marine products for you all necesities.
    Our work site is in Colón, in the Atlantic side close to The Panama Canal but covering all the Country.

SERVICES


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Spare & Parts

You Can request your quote and order your spare parts when you need, if we don’t have in our stock in Panamá, you can have them in your hands in 2 or 3 days.
*May apply extra charges

Engine & Transmissions

If you need a re power, we can help you, contact us to coordinate an inspection to offer what really you need

Low Cost

You can buy with us with same price and quality that in US but here in Panama, don’t forget, We are Authorized Dealer of the brands that we handle.

CONTACT :

info@dmmarinesupply.com
sales@dmmarinesupply.com

Website: dmmarinesupply.com/
Phone
+507 444-6475
Whatsapp +507 6747-4918
Cell +507 6747-4918

Location :

La Cresta de Los 4 Altos 30BV
COLON, PANAMA