The Panama Cruising Guide Third Edition

A Complete Sailors Guide to the Isthmus of Panama by Eric Bauhaus



     

The Charts...

Official charts for many parts of Panama are inaccurate to useless. The Author spent many years surveying Panama's coast with high-tech equipment; one look at the chart comparisons below will show you that having The Panama Cruising Guide is not an option but a necessity.


The best available chart for the area around Ustupu, San Blas Islands.
(If you can't believe it check at your favorite chartstore)

The best available chart for Contadora, Las Perlas Islands.
(If you can't believe it check at your favorite chartstore)

The best available chart for Is. Medidor, near Coiba.
(The Lat-Lon grid is about half a mile off!)
 

Eric's chart of the same area, at the same scale.
From one of the charts in The Panama Cruising Guide.

Eric's chart of the same area, at the same scale.
From one of the charts in The Panama Cruising Guide.

Eric's chart of the same area, at the same scale.
From one of the charts in The Panama Cruising Guide.

Easy Index to the detail charts

The Panama Cruising Guide covers all of Panama's anchorages and is built on the idea that you should find your information quickly.
















The Photos...

The Panama Cruising Guide is printed in full color and has over 250 beautiful photos.

Yachts anchored in the Coco Bandero Cays



Other cool features:

• Explicit piloting instructions, info on shoreside activities, diving, etc

• 220 tried and tested waypoints.

• Also covers the Panama Canal transit in every detail, from current patterns to ACP requirements.

• Free online updates at www.sailorsnet.com

• Coated paper (356 pages) and plasticized cover.

• Sewn to spine, will never loose a page, even after years of abuse in the cockpit.

• WGS-84 Lat-Lon grid on all charts and satellite images.

• Graphical index on the back cover.

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Credits - Legal Notes - Index Charts - Mileage Charts - Chart Information - A Short History of Panama - General Information - Regulations - Cruising Permits - Tourist Season - Local Etiquette - Public Transport - Buses - Taxis - Car - Air - Train - Natural Dangers - Mosquitoes - Crocodiles - Sharks - No-see-ums - Radio - SSB - VHF - Navigation in Panama - Weather - Weather Forecasts - Buoyage - GPS - Protecting the Reefs - A Short History of the Panama Canal - Features of the Waterway - Commercial Ports - The Approaches - The Locks - Gatun Lake and Dam - Gaillard Cut - Procedures and Fees - Admeasurement - Types of Lockage - Buoyage - Megayacht Transits - Currents at the Lock Entrances - Transit Requirements and Penalties - Safety Precautions - Principal Trade Routes - Maximum Vessel Dimensions - Small Craft Tolls, Yachts - Mileage Chart for the Panama Canal - Arrow Signals at the Panama Canal Locks - A typical Handline Transit (Atlantic to Pacific) - Wildlife in the Canal Watershed - Panama City and Las Perlas Text - Panama City - Getting Around - Museums - Nightlife - Services and Supplies - Provisioning and Shopping - Anchorages and Marinas in Panama City - Balboa Yacht Club - Flamenco Anchorage - Playita - Flamenco Yacht Club and Marina - Club de Yates y Pesca - Pedro Miguel Boat Club - Bearings in the Bay of Panama - Tides - USCharts - Winds - Currents - Isla Taboga - Isla Taboguilla - Farallon - The Perlas Islands - Isla Pacheca - Isla Bartolome - Isla Contadora - Isla Chapera and Mogo Mogo - Canal de Gibraleon - Isla Ampon - Isla Casaya - Isla Bayoneta - Isla La Mina - Isla Viveros - Isla Pedro Gonzales - Isla San Jose - West Isla del Rey - Concholon Bay - Punta Cocos - Esmeralda Village - Rio Cacique - Morro Cacique - Isla San Telmo - Isla Camote - North of Morro San Juan - Isla Galera - Punta Gorda - Isla Cañas - Isla Espiritu Santo - San Miguel - Isla Afuera, Isla Adentro - Winds, Currents and Tides - Ocean Entrances to the Bocas del Toro Area - Bocas del Toro Town - Saigon - Boca del Drago - Ground Creek - Conch Point - Big Bight - Bastimentos - Hospital Bight - Bahia Honda - Twin Creek - The Gap - South of The Gap - Bamboo Bight - Pigeon Creek - Gallego Cays - Crawl Cay Channel - Northwest Isla Popa - South of PtGallinazo - Agama Cay - Porras Lagoon - Boca Torritos - Palos Lagoon - Aguacate - Sumwood Channel - Laguna de Chiriqui - Laurel Bay - East Isla Popa - Cayo de Agua - Zapatilla Cays - Laguna de Bluefield - Weather and Winds - Navigation in the Golfo de Moskitos - Tobobe Creek - Escudo de Veraguas - Calovebora - Rio Bejuco - Belén - Euero - Rio Aguacate - Rio Chagres - Weather and Winds - Tides and Currents - Flats Anchorage (Colon) - Panama Canal Yacht Club - Shelter Bay Marina - Colon Town - Colon Free Zone - Islas Naranjo - Buenaventura - Portobello - Puerto Leon - Isla del Padre - Playa Blanca - Jose del Mar - Panamarina - Los Farallones - Garrote - Isla Linton - Isla Grande - Ensenada Indio - Playa Damas - Nombre de Dios - Punta Macolla - Green Turtle Marina - Miramar - Playa Chiquita - Bahia Escribanos - Kuna History - The Nuchu - Important People in the Village - Regulations and Things You Should Not Do - Navigation in San Blas - Isla Porvenir - Sail Rock - Islands between Nalia and Nalunega - Yansaladup - Banedup - Dog Island - Chichime - The Lemmon Cays - The Holandes Cays - Western Holandes Cays - Miriadiadup - The Eastern Holandes Cays - Swimming Pool Anchorage - Banedup Anchorage - Southwest of Caobos Cay - Activities in the Holandes Cays - Coco Bandero Cays - Orduptarboat - Anchorages in Eastern Coco Bandero - The Gulf of San Blas - Nalia - Neloguichi - Urusukun - Islas Robeson - Tadarguarnet - Isla Gerti - Ali Tupu - Orosidup - Isla George - Tuwala - Isla Nellie - Ubicandup - Nupnudup - Isla Lena - Aridup - Cayo Guardo - Tupulutupu Reef - The Southwestern Gulf of San Blas - Rio Nicuesa - Islas Ammen - Nabagandup Islands - Ikodup - Acuadup - Nonomulu - The Carti Islands - Carti Tupile - Carti Yandup - Carti Sugdup - Carti Muladup - Uarsadup - Nurdup - Aridup - Soledad Miria - Gaigar - Los Grullos - Kuanidup - Gunboat Island - Tubasaniket - Isla Maquina - Mormake Tupu - Rio Sidra - Moron Island - Narrasgandupdummat - The Naguargandup Cays - Western Naguargandup Cays - Central Naguargandup Cays - Eastern Naguargandup Cays - Coco Alto Cay - Ubigandup - Lighthouse Shoal - Green Island - Kanlildup - Waisaladup - Ogopsibudup - Sabudupored - Mangrove Cove - Rio Azucar - Uargandup - Rio Diablo - Corazon de Jesus - Nargana - Islands North of Rio Diablo - The Route from Rio Diablo to Isla Pinos - Farewell Islands - Isla Puyadas - Pugadup - Isla Tigre - Devil Cays - Spokeshave Reef - Ratones Cays - Aridup - Snug Harbor - Playon Chico - Ukupseni - San Iganacio de Tupile - Tannaquetupu - Mono Island - Ailigandi - Bahia Golondrina - Islandia - Achutupu - Mamitupu - Ustupu - Bahia de Masargandi - Isla Iguana - Isla Pinos - Tupbak - Mulatupu - Mulatupu to Suledup - West of Nianega - Suledup and Caledonia - Puerto Escoses - Carreto - Puerto Perme and Anachucuna - Puerto Obaldia - Puerto de La Miel - Colombia - Weather, Winds and Currents - Tides - Puerto Armuelles - Pedregal and its Approaches - Boca San Pedro - Pedregal - Boca Chica - Ensenada Bejuco - Boca Brava - Isla Venado - Isla Parida and Surrounding Islands - Ensenada Sepulcro - Isla Gamez - Ensenada Varadero - Punta Jurel - Isla Bolaños - Ensenada los Negros - Ensenada Santa Cruz - Rio Santa Lucia - Rio Tinta - Islas Secas - Islas Contreras - Isla Montuosa - Islas Ladrones - Ensenada Muerto (Mainland Panama) - Ensenada de Rosario - Ensenada Pixvae - Bahia Honda - Isla Canal de Afuera - Isla Medidor - Canal de Tierra - Isla Coiba - Ensenada Santa Cruz - Playa Rosario - Off the ANAM Station - Isla Rancheria - Granito de Oro - Ensenada Hermosa - Bahia Damas - Isla Jicaron - Bahia Honda to Santa Catalina - Puerto Escondido - Ensenada Cativon - Islas Cimarrones - Islas Cimarrones to Santa Catalina - Isla Gobernadora - South Isla Cebaco - Santa Catalina - North Isla Cebaco - El Jobo - Manzanillo - Los Almacigos - La Pita - Platanal - Bahia de Montijo - Estero Caté - Hicaco - Isla Leones - Boca de Trinidad - Rio San Pablo - Rio de Ponuga - Isla Verde - Isla Perdomo - Puerto Mutis - Bahia Arenas - Ensenada Naranjo - Punta Guanico - Benao - Frailes Islands - Punta Mala - Isla Iguana - Puerto de Aguadulce - Isla Otoque and Bona - Punta Chame - Vacamonte Harbor - Weather, Winds and Currents - Isla Chepillo - Rio Chepo - Punta Brujas - The Gulf of San Miguel - Isla Iguana - Rio Congo - East Rio Sucio - West Rio Sucio - Rio Cucunati - Punta Buena Vista - Isla Cedro - Punta Alegre - Boca Grande - Isla el Encanto - La Palma - Rio Sabana - Rio Iglesia - Estero Greorio Diaz - Estero Nopo - Rio Tuira - Rio Balsas - Sailing out the Gulf of San Miguel - Punta Patino - Punta Garachine - Punta Garachine to Colombia - Bahia Piñas - Guayabo - Colombia - Advertisers Index - English - Kuna - Spanish Dictionary - About the Author - Graphical Index Back Cover - Guayabo - Colombia - Advertisers Index - English - Kuna - Spanish Dictionary - About the Author - Graphical Index Back Cover San Blas Kuna Yala Panama