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10 December 2014 | Moorea

At the doors of the Panama Canal

28 February 2014
We arrive in Shelter Bay marina, located at Fort Sherman, and see the canal entrance from a distance. Doesn't look so busy. The marina is full of boats awaiting transit across to the Pacific side. All you need to prepare is pretty much available right here, this is a good place to get and exchange a lot of good info. It's also a good place to find line handlers as each boat needs 4 of them, in addition to the captain. It is common for boaters to volunteer as line handlers to get a first hand experience of the transit before doing it with their own boat. Excitement is in the air. Preparations for the Pacific voyage are the order of the day.
We contact Eric Galvez, an agent who works for Centenario Consulting, a canal transit agent (info@centenarioconsulting.com). He arranges everything, including line handlers (we book 4 -- I'll play hostess), boat measurements, lines (each is 40m (120 ft), fenders, cruising permit ("Zarpe") from Colon to Balboa. All in all, the cost for us ('54 ft boat) is $1,990 plus $400 for 4 line handlers.
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Vessel Name: GalacSea
Vessel Make/Model: Amel 54
Crew: Jean-Philippe & Christine Halphen
About:
Roaming the seas since 2003. After several years in the Mediterranean sea and one year in Egypt, we sailed across to Brazil in 2009 via Cape Verde and Fernando de Noronha with our Super Maramu 2000. [...]
Home Page: http://stw.fr/localisation/show-position-bateau.cfm?user_id=6797
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We have a drone and it's a great toy for the captain. hasn't landed in water yet!
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10 days in the Galapagos Islands
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These islands are spectacularly beautiful and pretty much untouched. They are difficult to reach other than with a charter boat or a private boat.
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We went for a day excursion in the mountains, north of Santa Marta. Great trip.
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Bay
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Cross the mangrove with your dinghy from the anchorage at Isla Lindo, reach Panamarina and tie to the dinghy dock. The restaurant is just steps away.
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