Originally Posted by Mikado
We are going to be transiting the canal this spring from Atlantic to Pacific.
I've read everything that I can find on the forum regarding agent -vs-no agent, etc. I think we are going to go with an agent.
Since this is our first passage
, it seems that an agent can help with the learning
curve but the main reason I'm thinking of going with an agent is that I have heard that they have canal contacts that can help get you scheduled thru earlier. It would really suck if we had to wait 4 weeks, so any option to get thru sooner has me interested.
Do any of you have any agents that you could highly recommend along with their contact information? What are the typical costs for an agent?
I have Pat and John Rains Cruising Ports
book with recommendations but I was looking for other options.
Thanks in advance for your input !!
The Wynns have recently posted about their Panama Canal
crossing without an agent - seemed like no issues at all to do it without an agent. Take a look at gonewiththewynns.com.