• Thank you to our Sponsors
  • Logistical company to ship into Mexico
  • Country Updates
  • Vessel Locations from the extraordinary line call
  • Pictures of the week
  • Recommended Ship’s Agent in Costa Rica for visa extensions and TIP issues
  • Birders Report – COSTA RICA
  • 2019-2020 Panama Posse Season Finale 
  • Tentative dates for Next Season’s Kick of Events
  • Sign up for next Panama Posse season
  • Send in your fleet updates and ideas
  • Opt-Out


We are delighted to have these key partners and marinas supporting the Panama Posse.

Official Panama Posse  Sponsors, Partners and Ambassadors

  • Marina Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico 
  • Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Barra de Navidad – Mexico 
  • Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 
  • La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico 
  • Marina Chiapas – Mexico 
  • 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 
  • Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica 
  • Vista Mar Marina – Panama 
  • Shelter Bay Marina – Panama 
  • Red Frog Marina – Panama 
  • Bocas Marina – Panama 

Official Panama Canal Agent

Official Panama Posse Ambassadors

Panama Posse Partners

2) Getting parts into Mexico is sometimes a bit of a customs trouble – yes you can use amazon.com.mx

but for specific boat parts here is a solution – drop ship to an Estafeta office in the US and at ~ $ 3.50
x pounds includes custom fees and shipping they’ll get it to you in Mexico

web www.estafetausa.com
email info@estafetausa.com
call +1 866 518 6600 english


3) Country Updates

As of today  here is where each country stands 

Mexico  – border closings between USA and Mexico but commercial entry permitted – outbound and inbound vessels still possible – certain ports are closed

Mexico    22,088    2,061✝
Implemented temperature-screening measures at some of its airports. 
Passengers with abnormal temperatures and travel to high-risk areas might be subject to additional health screening.

Chiapas and Ensenada POE open

Guatemala 688   17✝
Full lock down – no entry permitted  – Curfew extended to April 28th 

El Salvador 490   11✝
Full lock down – no entry permitted 

Honduras 1,010   76✝
Full lock down – no entry permitted 

Nicaragua    14   3✝
Borders closed as of last week  

  • Aeromexico service suspended until June 01, 2020
  • United Airlines service suspended until June 04, 2020
  • Avianca Airlines service suspended until June 04, 2020
  • Delta Airlines service suspended until June 13, 2020
  • American Airlines service suspended until June 04, 2020
  • Copa Airlines service suspended until June 01, 2020
  • Spirit Airlines service suspended until July 05, 2020

The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights from Nicaragua at this time. 

However, in the event of any potential future repatriation flight, any U.S. citizens
wishing to be included on a list of passengers fill out this form

Costa Rica 733   6✝
Closed – nighttime vehicular curfew – extended to May 15th
The U.S. Embassy in San Jose and the U.S. State Department have coordinated with United Airlines to offer additional commercial repatriation flights from Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica to Houston, Texas (IAH) on Monday May 4 and Friday May 8.  These flights will depart SJO at 12:00 pm and arrive at IAH at 4:46 pm.  These flights are open to public booking; you are encouraged to book ASAP as seats are limited. 

Panama    7,090  197✝
Panama –  Panama enacted nationwide movement restrictions, also referred to as quarantine, effective March 25, 2020. Decree 504 established that people who break health regulations and quarantines could be fined​ between $50,000 to $100,000.

no entry permitted   14 day quarantine has been obtained by some in internal movements – curfew w 1 hour movement x day  with 30 minutes based on ID number and day – no alcohol sales – 
restrictions –

US  Embassy arranged  for  commercially-operated humanitarian flight on May 8 for any U.S. citizen or other qualified traveler able to enter the United States who had expressed wishes to depart Panama.  That flight is now full.  

The Embassy is continuing its efforts to identify future flights.  However, there are no other planned flights at this time.  We encourage you to be prepared to remain in Panama for the next 30-60 days, or perhaps more.  

For now, please closely monitor Spirit’s website (www.Spirit.com) for any openings due to cancellations on the May 8 flight from Panama City, Panama (PTY) to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA (FLL).

4) Vessel Locations as per the 8th extraordinary Panama Posse line call Sat May 2 2020

1 BAJA FOG Barra de Navidad, MX
John & Monique
Victoria & Rowan
4 THISLDU Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua
Garrett & Audrey
5 LUNA Barra de Navidad, MX
Bob & Kris
9 CARINTHIA Barra de Navidad, MX
Dietmar & Suzanne
10 SEAGLUB boat in san jose de cabo – state of baja – much stricter one person per car – 
11 BONZER Barra de Navidad, MX
Michael & Vicki
12 JEAN ANNE Barra de Navidad, MX
Steve & Chelsea
13 SINGULARITY Vista Mar Marina, Panama
Robert & Carol
19  ©  KNOT RIGHT Vista Mar Marina, Panama
Walt & Jeariene
20 ©  COMPROMISE irvine – oc – california – boat on the hard in chiappas 
Ronald & Karen
22 DUE WEST Barra de Navidad, MX
Kirk & Heidi
23 TOP CIDER Chiapas
Chuck & Sharon
24 RAIREVA enjoying – US – movment towards life – political – LA / San Pedro – boat in mexico
26 MADELEINE Vessel in El Salvador / we ar in the Netherlands
Huibert & Maaike
27 ANGELIQUE Florida
Dan & Angela
29 DELTA SWIZZLER Barra de Navidad, MX – safe and sound – 
Mark & Cindy
30 FIREFLY Near Barra de Navidad, MX
Brenda & Ted
31 © EL GATO Barra de Navidad, MX
Eric & Annie
34 ONE LIFE Barra de Navidad, MX
Doug & Mary
37 WISHLIST moved to santiago bay – stayed at las hadas – security guard made 
40 AVANT Shelter Bay, Panama – we are in vancouver 
Rob & Debra
43 RHAPSODY still in vista mar – golf course – the govt put potentially up online shopping – and hardware done 
Sarah & Bob
51 GREEN FLASH boat is in vista mar – we are in sacramento 
Bob & Joan
52 BONZAI working your way up the coast – all well on board – beer and rum sales – in the florida keys 
54 STAND DOWN Vista Mar Marina, Panama
Richard & Nancy
56 NAMAHANA Barra de Navidad, MX
Curtis & Jill                          
58 KATHLEEN Barra de Navidad, MX
Robert & Karen
59 RAVEN Barra de Navidad, MX
Neil, Tammy, & Jan
Annie & Chris & Crew
66 PARADISE Barra de Navidad, MX
Sid & Manuela
67 CHIMERA all well in golfito at banana bay – loosing of – still waiting for the parks to open 
Dennis & Margaret
69 ALIZANN red frog marina – posse boats – locked down for the weekend – spirit had another fligth on may 8th – the flight is full – maybe 
Martin & Suzanne
70 FLOATING STONES Carolinas ?
Bryan & Cheryl
71 MOONRISE Marina Chahue
Stephen & Ana Veronica
74 MAISON DE SANTE Barra de navidad – getting back from USA was easy 
Keenan & Nicole
80 DAD’S DREAM Vessel for sale
Rick & Brenda
82 BULA Barra de Navidad, MX
Kenny & Cari
Allan & Rina
86 CONTEXT boat is in panama – we are in san diego – 
87 EL GATO Barra de Navidad, MX en route north
Jules & Jeff
88  © SEA LARKS acapulco – with vicente – feels like it’s locked down – 
Jeffrey & Paula
95 WAVE DANCER In Florida – restrictions – weather – who cares – boat is in golfito cr
Vladimir & Galinda
99 HO’OKIPA Barra de Navidad, MX
Lisa & Lucky
100 VOLARE Barra de Navidad, MX
Jessica & Adam
110 KARVI isla ixtapa – by taxi a week and a ahlf ago – humming along nicely – and – went back to take the boat back – all is closed in Zihuatanejo – made it back – start moving back – 
Dan & Nancy
117 PILIALOHA vessel is in hautulco – we ar ein hawaii – curve is flat – state is opening up a little – 14 day for vessel arriving with in the state  – no change to the end of may 
Rick & Maria
124  © INDEPENDENCE into key west – marina – going into jupiter fl – nice ride left – right of key west – 
Larry & Jamie
125 LILY ROWAN chahue – still lock down passes requirments – 
Jim & Zyanya
129 © NESHUMA on the hard at mazatlan marina
Carl & Cynthia
131 MAR Y SOL Marina Vallarta, MX
Bob & Marisol
138 BLESSED LIFE tip – visa is good costa rica – july 17th – still quepos – 
Bob and Margie
143 ©  SEA GLASS Vista Mar Marina, Panama
146 ROSA-LEE texas – dallas – vessel – el salvador 
157 SOL GOOD vista mar – 
171 GenM la paz – marina de la paz – chore list – pretty quite – jobbers – indicate – leaving at the end of may – 
Marvin and Laurie
172 © AMEKAYA red frog marina – – no plans to go anywhere – boat work to stay busy – staying out of the rain 
Maris and Linda
173 © BISOU Bocas del Toro, Panama  – next to Sprezzatura – starfish beach – some movement – able to move – overcast and rainy 
Robin and Tad
176 REEF DANCER all doing well in Barra de Navidad Marina, MX
Jerry & Debra

5) Pictures of the week

Duval Street, Key West
        Street Key west FL
Panorama yesterday


Lisa’s Happy Birthday BBQ – Barra de Navidad MX

Red Snapper and Dorado
Sticky Rice cooked in Bamboo

Top Panama Posse Chef Lucky Chucky

      Girl Lisa
Birthday Girl Lisa

Lisa & Lucky Chucky

Acapulco, MX , Captain Vicente
Vicente Herrera, phone +52 (1) 744-439-8184.  Acapulco
– a helping hand when you need one ad only $10 x night on one of his moorings


6) Recommended Ships Agent in Costa Rica for visa extensions and TIP issues

Agent in
      Costa Rica

Bob & Margie

7) Birders Report – COSTA RICA
2017-2018 Panama Posse Vessel JULIA MAX

While Julia Max is nestled in Papagayo Marina, George and Sue are away in volcano land: Arenal Observatory was rainy but full of magnificent birds.
The zip-line was fun too. Stayed at La Mansion in Nueva Arenal on Lake Arenal. Here are some bird photos:   Saw 40 other species.

Collared Aracari at the Arenal Observatory feeder.

Collared Aracari at the Arenal Observatory feeder.

Rufous Motmot on the Hanging Bridges trail. Note the
          destinctive tail.

Rufous Motmot on the Hanging Bridges trail. Note the destinctive tail.

Montezuma Oropendola enjoying the melons set out at
              the Arenal Observatory feeder.
Montezuma Oropendola enjoying the melons set out at the Arenal Observatory feeder.

Summer Tanager, one of 7 different species of Tanager
Summer Tanager, one of 7 different species of Tanager sighted.

George & Sue


8) 2019-2020 Panama Posse Season Finale

This seasons multi national Panama Posse Finale party will have to be done with certain restrictions in place
but we aim to bring everyone together in small groupings via a live VIDEO LINE call on
May 30th Saturday 2020 starting at sundown  in Panama – EVERYONE regardless  of their location is invited !

And here we will announce the winners of the various awards and give everyone a chance to chime and and give their season goodbyes to everyone.

As always we’ll be using the line call format and hopefully we have a few minutes and let everyone chime in to say a few few words


9) Tentative dates for Next Season’s Kick of Events

Thursday December 3rd, 2020 @ 13:00

Friday December 4th, 2020 @ 13:00

Friday December 4th, 2020 @ 17:30

Saturday December 5th, 2020 @ 13:00

Saturday December 5th, 2020 @ 17:30

Sunday December 6th, 2020 @ 13:00


For additions and changes please follow this page

10) The 2020-2021 Panama Posse is forming
and 40+ vessels have signed up already.

This season will with the Finale Party Line and of course the Line group will stay open for a few more months – but not monitored
and we will continue the Saturday extraordinary calls for another few months as well.

Our goal is to expand the Panama Posse route in 2021 with a northbound
leg from Panama to the Keys in the Caribbean a.m.o. stay tuned for details.


To sign up for next Panama Posse season – please reply with – “sign me up”.

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