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PostSubject: San Blas Ferry, RoRo between Panama and Colombia   Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:29 am

There is some wonderful news from Portobelo in Panama for the PanAmericana travellers.
Starting on October 15th 2013, a RoRo Ferry will be maintained on weekly basis, between Portobelo in Panama and Cartagena in Colombia. clapping 
Read our website: www.geocruiser.nl/gap.htm (Google Translate is provided on this website)

Or go straight to: www.sanblasferry.com/index.html

Happy Trails, Rob and Nettie

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PostSubject: Re: San Blas Ferry, RoRo between Panama and Colombia   Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:09 am

Thanks for the update. Sadly it will be while before i will be passing that way, one day hopefully.

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PostSubject: Re: San Blas Ferry, RoRo between Panama and Colombia   Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:40 am

RobGT wrote:
There is some wonderful news from Portobelo in Panama for the PanAmericana travellers. Starting on October 15th 2013
San Blas Ferry Trip Report

- Ferry was advertised to depart Portobelo, Panama on 15th October
- Actual departure date was Wed 23rd October
- Ferry was advertised as a 24-hour trip
- Actual arrival was after 6 days in total onboard!!!
- No dock in Cartagena, we went back and forth between Cartagena and Baranquilla.
- Ferry is very old, run-down and dirty, no shower on board and only two toilets. No air conditioning and no beds. We had to sleep on hammocks outside for the entire 6 days, it was raining
- Bikes could not be unloaded,  there isn't a dock to unload them onto. They had to use small boats to bring the motorcycles onshore.
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PostSubject: Re: San Blas Ferry, RoRo between Panama and Colombia   Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:07 am

Hi Ismail11,

You had a horriffic experience.
For future travellers, like myself, I hope the ferry will change into a better and trustworthy passing of the Darien Gap.
Were there any cars or trucks aboard the ferry?

I read some other blog about this: Maiden Trip of the San Blas ferry.

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PostSubject: Re: San Blas Ferry, RoRo between Panama and Colombia   Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:46 am

6 days??? That's not funny. I know everyone experiences hiccups when travelling, quite often it can add a little unexpected spice to the journey, but that's just terrible. Hope you have better luck Rob.

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PostSubject: Re: San Blas Ferry, RoRo between Panama and Colombia   Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:43 pm

RobGT wrote:
Hi Ismail11,
You had a horriffic experience.
It was not fun, for sure.
RobGT wrote:

Were there any cars or trucks aboard the ferry?
No cars, only 3 motorbikes. Lucky, because we had no way to load/unload.
RobGT wrote:

I read some other blog about this
Yes, Carol was on the same trip.
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