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Departures from Colombia

We will collect the passports from all passengers at the pre-departure meeting around 10 am the day of the trip. You will then be free for the day and return in the evening for departure.

The maritime agency will do the proper paperwork and hand them back to the captain once stamped. Your captain will normally keep them together during the trip and arrange to get you stamped in once you arrive to Panama.

Panama authorities require that all passengers show proof of onward travel when entering the country. It will need to be printed on paper, electronic format will not be sufficient. If needed we can help you with this when you come by our office.

There is NO ENTRANCE TAX for tourists from most countries to stay up to 90 days in the country. Panamanian authorities have in the past made sudden changes to their rules without warning. If there are any changes to the standard rules, we will advise you.

The cost of the trip does not include fees additional to the normal immigration costs.

Departure from panama

The captain will collect all passports at the start of the trip and arrange immigration for your exit from Panama. Your captain will hold onto the passports until your arrival to Colombia.

Immigration requires that each passenger brings a photocopy of their passport bio page and the page that contains your Panamanian entrance stamp. Please make sure you bring copies with you on the boat.

Your captain will deliver the passports to a maritime agent on arrival to Colombia, who completes all the paperwork for your entrance. The agent will return the passports to the captain or deliver them to our office with entrance stamps. This process normally takes several hours, but can be up to 24 hours, depending on the estimated wait time. In the meantime, you will be able to disembark the boat and check into your hostels. Your captain will confirm what time and where you can collect your passports.

Entering Colombia you do not be required to show proof of onward travel.

Please check if there are any special conditions of entry for your own passport (i.e. Canadian reciprocity tax).