Tag Archives: Panama

Balboa, Panama: Diablo Heights Now the Only Official Immigration Office

For yachts arriving in Panama from the Pacific and clearing in at Balboa, there has been a new development with immigration. Apparently, Immigration at the Balboa Yacht Club and Flamenco Marina are now considered Branch Offices (like the situation on the Caribbean … Continue reading

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Lyman-Morse Opens Service Yard in Panama

Anyone who knows Cabot Lyman is familiar with his appreciation and love of the San Blas Islands and surrounding area. After all his trips to the area, it’s official: Lyman-Morse’s Maine-based operations now have a southern cousin. Located in Shelter … Continue reading

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2 Dead After Cruise Line Doesn’t Rescue Adrift Boaters

Whether accidental or on purpose, this story is just tragic, and we certainly hope that it never happens again. The British captain of a cruise ship that failed to rescue three stricken Panamanian fishermen is said to be devastated by … Continue reading

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Toll Increase for Panama Canal Announced

This is not great news for many cruisers, but be sure to take it into account if you have plans to head through the Panama Canal after July 1. The board of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has approved a … Continue reading

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Cruiser Attacked and Robbed in Colon, Panama

Noonsite is reporting an attack on a cruiser in Colon, Panama that all cruisers in the area should be aware of. In the first serious incident involving yachts in Colon this year, the s/v African Seawing, anchored at the Club … Continue reading

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Ouch! Panama Enforcing $110 Crew Visa

The following is a report from Noonsite.com which will certainly have a large impacts on cruisers heading to Panama: Panama Immigration are tightening up on the rules for visiting yachts. On March 6, Ronaldo Menoza Tapia – Regional Manager of … Continue reading

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New Marina Slated for Panama

Panama is about to get a whole lot more appealing as a cruising stopover and destination. Visiting cruisers often bypass Panama, or get out of there as quickly as possible once through the Canal, because of the lack of support … Continue reading

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