Just ran this route
, and on to Panama
, on a Lagoon
38 about month ago.
Take a look at pilot charts
for the region...summer months are the most settled. Its that area of larger seas that builds off Colombia
that, justifiably (it can get quite nasty), worries many, but it settles down during the summer months. That is when when most of the Colombian sport fishing
boats make their trips to Panama
and vice versa.
As suggested, stick close to shore for more settled weather
, but if in summer really not an issue.
We had light to moderate winds along the entire route
from Curaçao - Santa Marta - Cartagena
. Had some very nice night sails
We did encounter a few squalls along the way, a huge beast of one near Cartegena, but used RADAR
to avoid any really heavy weather. One electrical
storm formed right over us that was a bit disconcerting, but no damage done.
I assume you will be continuing on to at least Cartagena
(wonderful city!). If so, give the Rio Magdelena a wide berth...we were about 10 miles out and still encountered lots of debri in the water
. We also anchored behind Cabo de Vela and took a nice afternoon break so as to time our approach to Cartagena for day light.
For the Cartagena to Panama leg both wind
get more complicated (I can provide details on that if you want).