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Colombia Caribbean

Colombia Caribbean

Characteristics

Description

Carribean coast of Colombia is in the North of Colombia including the San Andres island.

The Caribbean region coast extends from the Gulf of Urabá to the Gulf of Venezuela. Straddling the coast are Colombia's two main Atlantic port cities of Barranquilla and Cartagena.


WEATHER AND WIND:

It can blow really hard, especially along the northern half of the coast and especially during January into April. It is a very bad idea to try to travel these waters on a tight schedule. But all year long, at least once every ten or 12 days, the near-shore winds let up for two to four days at a time, producing manageable, in fact enjoyable, sailing. From May to September almost the entire southwest Caribbean Basin has long periods with much convection and little or no near-shore wind and you can motorsail in almost any direction you choose. Early fall can provide occasional strong westerlies interspersed with calm periods. In the event of a really strong westerly wind, get into a protected anchorage or get offshore. As a general rule, winds and waves are lower very close (less than five miles) to shore. With a relaxed schedule and the assistance of custom weather information, such as provided by Chris Parker, it is quite reasonable to expect to be able to be entirely non-heroic while cruising along the entire Colombian coast.

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Santa Cruz Del Islote

Santa Cruz del Islote (Santa Cruz islet) is an island located off the coast of Colombia. It is a part of the Archipelago of San Bernardo.
5 Jan 16

Manzanillo marina club LTDA Cartagena ( Colombia )

Located in Bosque, on the edge of the yard Manzanillo, dock welcomes about twenty ships. The club Manzanillo is well kept, clean toilets.
Delicate approach (call VHF 78), little background and buoyed channel. The boats with a draft of more than 8 feet will not move. Up to 7 feet ...
5 Jan 16

Anchorage Bahia de Cartagena (Colombia)

Approach:
Two possible entries in Cartagena:
Boca Chica, cuisers will find a marked path buoys. No particular difficulties if not a regular traffic of cargo and ships.Boca Grande, North entrance of the city.
Once this passage was prevented by a wall at the water awash that ...
5 Jan 16

Marina Club nautico Cartagena (Colombia)

If berthing in the Club Nautico marina, be aware that wave action and local weather (occasional violent squalls) can make conditions unpleasant at times. This is a harbour with a lot of speedboats, water taxis and activity. Wakes are constant during daylight hours. In order to ...
5 Jan 16

Marina Club de Pesca de Cartagena

80 years of providing a personalized marina service of high quality to our sea-loving guests and members in the city of Cartagena de Indias.

Electricity per KW
Laundry
Showers and toilet facilities
Free wifi
Synchrolift
Pet friendly
25 May 19

Cartagena harbor (Colombia)

Cartagena harbor is located on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean coast region.
The port city is the fifth largest city in Colombia.The Port of Cartagena is one of the most modern in South America and one of the busiest in Colombia.
Phone: (57) (5) 6608071
Fax: ...
4 Jan 16

Marina Puerto Velero (Clombia)

Marina located between Barranquila and Cartagena, built on a reef and huge sand bar that extends from the mainland.
The area is clean and developing and a large anchorage is also available should you not wish to dock in the marina.

540b. (6 to 20 m)
Cell: (57) 321 563 ...
5 Jan 16

Puerto Colon (Panama Caribbean)

Colon is unattractive and is part of a large commercial harbor, however offers a useful center for cruisers and the Panama Canal Yacht Club (PCYC) is a good refuge. The place grows on you! The local people are friendly and helpful.
Anchorage:
The designated yacht anchorage at ...
28 Dec 15

Puerto Cristobal (Panama Caribbean)

Puerto de Cristobal is a large harbour located on the Caribbean sea, near Cristobal (town in Colon, a province of Panama), on the continent of North America.Two long breakwaters have converted the entire bay into a safe anchorage, protecting shipping in Cristobal harbor from strong ...
28 Dec 15

Flamenco marina (Panama)

Located at the end of the The Causeway. Although mostly occupied by local boats, there is some pier space available for visitors at this full service marina.
No advance bookings possible. This marina suffers from surge and is expensive. Phone: 011-507-314-1980Water, fuel ...
21 Dec 15

Las Brisas anchorage (Panama)

Las Brisas anchorage is located NW of isla Perica, on the causeway.This anchorage tends to be used during the rainy season (April­December) due to prevailing S/SE winds. It can be quite rough during the dry season due to N/NE gap winds. During the rainy seaon expect frequent, sudden ...
21 Dec 15

Balboa Harbor (Panama Pacific coast)

Balboa has been said by many to be "cruiser-unfriendly" with regards to safe moorings. For those transiting the Canal from Colon and arriving in Balboa at 0300, this may well be true. Finding a mooring field or safe place to anchor in the dark is difficult here and the marinas ...
21 Dec 15

Balboa Yacht Club (Panama)

Balboa Yacht Club is south of the Balboa Commercial Port and close to the Bridge of the Americas.Phone: +507 228 5196 CAUTION: When approaching from the south, do not turn into the mooring field until you are past buoy 14.5. There is a large sandbar stretching across the south end ...
21 Dec 15

Taboga island (Panama Pacific coast)

Taboga island, also known as the "Island of Flowers", is a volcanic island in the Gulf of Panama, about 20 km from Panama city.At low tide, the northern end of the island is joined by a sand bar to the small island of El Morro, and the southeastern end is 270 meters from the neighboring ...
21 Dec 15

Taboga anchorage (Panama)

Located 6 miles S of La Playita.
There are moorings for rent on both sides of the long touristic pontoon.
At low tide and during the week the beach is wide and nice, but at high tide it becomes small and dirty, especially on Saturday and Sunday, when hundreds of local tourists ...
27 Dec 15

La Playita anchorage (Panama)

Located outside the breakwater of the La Playita Marina, on the south side of The Causeway.
The anchorage here is protected from strong winds and waves from the north and east, yet you are continuously exposed to the wake of transiting canal vessels and their related work boats ...
20 Dec 15

Bahia Cupica (Colombia Pacific Coast)

Just North of bahia Solano is bahia Cupica.
When approching be very carefull of punta Cupica. Rocks can be found as far as two miles of the land.
Bay open to the S, si it is best visited during the dry season or when the winds are coming from the North.
8 Jan 16

Marina Santa Marta (Colombia)

Located on the north coast of Colombia, Santa Marta was one of the first cities to be discovered in the country and is also known as "Ciudad Mágica" (the Magic City).
Marina Santa Marta now has authorisation to act as a clearance agent. The marina will organise all clearance ...
5 Jan 16

Port of Santa Marta (Colombia)

The port is a container terminal with no facilities for passengers. A short shuttle will bring you to the center of town by the beach next to the old Custom House.
It's a port of call.

Phone: 57 5 4211311
Fax: 57 5 4212161
5 Jan 16

Bahia Solano (Pacific Coast of Colombia)

Approching, keep more than 2 NM off Punta Solano because of off lying rocks.

This is a Port of Entry and is a useful one if coming from Panama, being towards the north of Colombia's pacific coast.The bay is well protected but is open to the north. There is an anchorage not ...
8 Jan 16

Ensenada Utria (Colombia Pacific Coast)

National park with a park fee and anchoring fee.
There is a small military force stationed here to watch the coast.
The bay offer a very good protection.
8 Jan 16

Bahia Coqui (Colombia Pacific Coast)

Little bay about 4 NM SW of Nuqui is very calm and protected.

Anchor in 27' .
8 Jan 16

Puerto Limon

Puerto Limon has a privileged location in the Caribbean coast, due to its proximity to the Panama Canal, Gulf of Mexico, and southern United States.Puerto Limón, on the Caribbean side, is the main port of Costa Rica. During 2011 a number of ships were robbed at gunpoint in the harbour, ...
20 Dec 15
Local Area

NW Atlantic Ocean

Entre le Groenland et la mer du Nord, l'Atlantique est séparé de l'Océan Arctique par le seuil de Wyville-, zone relativement peu profonde (entre 300 et 1250 m) et de laquelle émerge l'Islande.
Au Nord, c'est-à-dire déjà dans l'océan Arctique, on trouve le bassin de Norvège, ...
19 Mar 15

Panama (Caribbean)

Panama is a country in Central America situated between North and South America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the West, Combia to the Southeast, the Caribbean to the North and the Pacific Ocean to the South.
The main cruising attractions in Panama are the 365 San Blas islands ...
28 Dec 15

Costa Rica (Caribbean coast)

There are many differences between Costa Rica’s Caribbean and Pacific Coasts. The Caribbean coast stretches for some 125 miles between Panama and Nicaragua.
The region is sparsely populated, but has splendid beaches, excellent fishing, great water sports and it gives endless ...
19 Dec 15

Jamaica

Jamaica  is an island nation of the Greater Antilles. Formerly a Spanish possession known as Santiago, it later became the British West Indies Crown colony of Jamaica. It is the third most populous anglophone country in the Americas, after the United States and Canada.
2 Aug 09

The Bahamas

1 Jan 70
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