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Old 27-02-2011, 11:42   #1
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San Andres and Providencia ?

Any info on these two islands, we will stop there on our way from Jamacia to Panama. We will need to take on diesel (1000 gal). Are there any marinas for a 62 ftr. or just moorings. Any contacts for fuel or how I can pay for fuel there, US $ Pecos, Credit Cards??? Any comments at all???

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Old 28-02-2011, 18:01   #2
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Re: San Andres and Providencia???

Forget Providencia, I doubt you'd get a 62 footer in the anchorage and all fuel has to be jerrycanned from a local gas station!!! Not what you want to be doing with 1000 gallons.
No marinas, no moorings just an anchorage and not too deep either!

Think San Andreas would be better for you but haven't been there so can offer no advice.

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:26   #3
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Re: San Andres and Providencia ?

Providencia harbor is good for six foot draft at least, and I bet you could get in and anchor with seven feet, but you might be a way out from the main wharf. No fuel at wharf. There is information on San Andres on You need to clear into Colombia, which requires an agent, etc. Contact the yacht club there for more information.
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Re: San Andres and Providencia ?


There's plenty of space for a 60ft boat to anchor around here. There's rarely more than about 10-15 other visiting boats anchored in the bay, which is large and deep unless you approach too close to the shore. I have seen boats bigger than 60ft anchored here.

You would, however, have to do various runs to the local petrol station to get your diesel. Any local taxi driver (many have pick-ups) would happily do this for you - it's a 3 minute drive from the dock/pier to the petrol station, you would then have to ferry the diesel from the dock to your boat. I've seen plenty of visiting boaters do this. Fairly tedious, but then you get to visit paradise.....

Most places don't accept credit cards in Providencia. Most foreign credit and debit cards work fine in the two bank ATMs on the island. Travellers cheques can't be changed anywhere, but if you bring dollars you'll find people (normally the supermarket owners) who are happy to change to pesos for you.

Hope that's of help....
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