Tumaco (Colombia Pacific Coast)
Important trafic de pirogues, seul moyen de transport local.Tumaco est relié par route à la Colombie; la ville dispose d'un aéroport desservi chaque jour par un DC 3; c'esdt aussi la base d'hélicos utilisés ...
The Port Captain's office is at the Naval base and is very helpful.
Tel: 2 727 1418
Servipac is a recommended agent for clearing in. Ask the Port Captain to contact him.
The anchorage is in an estuary off the SE side of Isla del Morro, which is connected to the town by a bridge. Security is good as there is a military base on the other side of the channel. It provides complete shelter from all winds.
You will be advised where to anchor.
There is a commercial dock, which is not suitable for yachts.
It may be possible to use the military pier for landing with the dinghy but ensure you have permission first. Call the guards on VHF channel 71.
Alternatively, the owner of the wharf is very friendly and will allow access across his property.
Use an anchor light at night and it is best to return to the boat by early evening. Also to ensure the boat is locked when away from it.