I have read quite a lot of different items on what the fees
are to sail around Panama
and there seems to be a lot of varing info, and wanted to know if anyone could clarify??
We will not be going through the canal
. Want to visit the beautiful San Blas islands and see the mainland as well.
Noonsite talks about the following...
"Article 72 defines a new temporary registration
fee for private yachts: $45 for boats up to 6 meters (19.7 feet) in length, $90 for boats up to 10 meters (32.8 feet) and $180 for larger boats. The new registration
is annual, but it is renewable for the same period."
$180?? Ouch! Is this applicable for everywhere in Panama
. Or only mainland?
Other articles mention potentially getting a tourist cruising permit
if it will be less than 90 days. Or if just going to San Blas, getting a crusing pertmit at Porvenir for $77
Can anyone shed some light on this???
Thanks a lot for any help!