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We didn't get down to Vista Mar Marina, and heard a few good things
about it. The downside was the distance from the city. Not sure that
is an issue for you, but it was for my wife.
$425.... That's nice...
We liked Isla Contadora 08 37.4385 N 079 01.7287 W or 08 37.2347 N
079 02.2394 W
Isla Chapera 08 35.0010 N 079 01.2745 W
Isla Viveros 08 27.4795 N 078 59.8949 W
We also anchored in Isla Del Ray close to the small river which was
This was our vid regarding the Pearl Islandshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNDXsgPjtzU
On 8/1/19, Mark Erdos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Can you recommend any specific spots? We are looking to spend a little time
going between the marina and the Pearls.
We are currently in Vista Mar Marina. It is just about 50 miles west of the
Panama Canal on the pacific side. The rates here a incredibly low. We are
paying about $425 per month. And, the marina is top notch.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Panama Crime on the Caribe Side
I thought the Pearl Islands was a much better cruising ground than the
San Blas Islands. The big problem is that cruisers don't have a nice
and cheap marina like Shelter Bay on the South side of Panama. But,
dropping the hook, and paying the dinghy fee at La Playita is the
best/cheapest way to go once you're through the canal. Don't stay in
Balboa YC for more than a few nights, if at all! The working boats
will drive you nuts, and one of them crashed into Aquarius causing
some damage. They had to haul Aquarius out in Flamenco Marina at a
high cost to repair.
Currently in Indonesia
On 7/21/19, Thomas Kleman <email@example.com> wrote:
I have to admit, we have been cruising in this area the past 6 months and
the recent uptick in crime has me spooked. The fact that there seems to
no police response is more than alarming. When added to the recent
north of San Andres off Nicaragua it paints a grim picture. I'm now
considering pushing forward my Canal transit since it's easier than
an 88 mm Flak gun on a Super Maramu.
Shelter Bay Marina