Just went down the river with my little cruising cat about 6 weeks ago. The shallowest part of the river is from Delta
to San Juan del Norte. But you do not have to go that way. You could come to Delta
from Costa Rica
. In any case I think you would be fine in the wet season.
There are nasty bars at both river entrances so time it right.
The rapids are not a problem, other than avoiding the rocks, at high season. 'Miss Cindy' transversed them all including the El Diablo rapid at El Castille. They change ferries there because only two go down river a week not because they cannot go thru.
You will need to pull your stick for the electrical
wires and probably to keep it out of the trees.
Travels with Miss Cindy. Adventures with a 16' Microcat cruiser.
has some info on the river and my experience on it. You would definitly want a guide but they are not too expensive.
The lake has a lot to offer and if you stay away from the edges has good depth
. It can be quite rough as well. Solintiname Islands are an interesting place. Granada has lots of rocks. I was unable to find a depth
chart for the lake.
Tony Bigras , Currently in Fort Myers
, Floridia U.S.A with 'Miss Cindy'