Here’s just a partial list of some of the resources we’ve used along the way. As it’s been ten years since we’ve consulted some of them, please feel welcome to report any broken links or submit ideas to make the page better.

Chart List:

ICW Chartbook (Ft. Lauderdale – Key West
4402   Caribbean Sea
28004 Caribbean Sea – Northwest Part
28006 Caribbean Sea – Southwest Part
11441 Key West Harbor and Approaches
11447 Key West Harbor
1217   Straits of Florida (Southern)
27120 Yucatan Channel
28202 Isla Mujeres, Cancun & Approaches
28197 Cozumel
28190 Ambergris Cays to Isla Cozumel
28168 Belize City Harbor
28167 Ambergris Cays to Pelican Cays
28150 Bay Islands of Honduras
1573  Gulf of Honduras
1797  Monkey River to Colson Point
28103 Cayos Vivorillos, Becerro and Caratasca
COL 218 Isla Providencia
28041 Approaches to Bocas del Toro
28252 Canal de Bocas del Toro
26081 Isla de San Andres and Adjacent Cays

Reading List:

Bauhaus, Eric:  The Panama Cruising Guide, 3rd Edition:  A Complete Sailors Guide to the Isthmus of Panama.  2007.  Eric Bauhaus, Panama.  ISBN 9962-00-130-7  Web:

Lonely Planet:  Central America on a Shoestring.  6th Edition / November 2007  ISBN:  9781741045963.  Lonely Planet Publications Pty. Ltd.  Web:

Lonely Planet:  Panama.  4th Edition / November 2007
ISBN:  9781741045529  Lonely Planet Publications Pty. Ltd.  Web:

Parsons, Kathy:  Spanish for Cruisers:  Boat Repairs and Maintenance Phrase Book.  2000.  Aventuras Publishing Company, Hallettsville, TX.  ISBN: 0-9675905-0-7  Web:

Rains, Captain Pat: Cruising Ports:  The Central American Route.  2007.  Point Loma Publishing, San Diego CA.  ISBN: 0-9638470-2-3.  Web:

Zydler, Nancy Schwalbe & Tom:  The Panama Guide: A Cruising Guide to the Isthmus of Panama, 2nd Edition.  2001.  Seaworthy Publications, Port Washington, WI.  ISBN: 1-892399-09-1.  Web:

Radio Nets: (HAM and SSB)

Net MHz UTC Coverage
NW Caribbean Cruisers’ Net 6209 1400 Mexico to San Andres
SW Caribbean Cruisers’ Net 6209 1315 San Andres to Panama

Rio Dulce, Guatemala

On the Web  (The best source for any information about Rio Dulce, includes a forum) (English language online newspaper)
RAM Marine Fuel Station
Bruno’s Marina, Hotel, Restaurant, Bar and More
Texan Bay Marina
Tijax Marina and Ecolodge
Tortugal Marina, Bungalows, Restaurant and More
Catamaran Island Hotel and Marina
Mario’s Marina, Resort, Restaurant, Bar and More
Monkey Bay Marina

Resources Ashore

Port Captain (Livingston)…..7947-0029
Raul (Ship’s Agent Servamar) …. 5510-9104 Office 7947-0888

Bay Islands, Honduras


On the Web:

Resources Ashore:

Bobby Thompson, Utila Cays anchorage


On the Web

Resources Ashore

Barefoot Cay Marina (504-455-6235) Channel 18A
Roatan Yacht Club (504-455-5233)
Fantasy Island Resort (504-455-7510)

Guanaja (not visited)

Islas Cuchinas (not visited)

La Ceiba (not visited)

Cayos Vivorillos

On the Web:

Note:  For waypoints and anchorages, please feel welcome to email us.

San Andres Archipelago


On the Web

Resources Ashore

Bush Agency (Bernardo Bush)  – 6-334-8050
Port Captain – monitors VHF 16 and 24
Refugio de la Luna (Carmeni Correa, Artist)

San Andres (not visited)

On the Web

Resources Ashore

Thomas Livingston Agency – 578-512-3234 or VHF 16
Nene’s Marina – 578- 512 6139
Club Náutico Marina – 578-512-3022

Cayo Albuquerque

On the Web

Note:  For waypoints, please feel welcome to email us.


On the Web

Bocas del Toro

 On the Web (Local English language news/feature magazine)
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Bocas Yacht Club and Marina
Marina Carenero

Resources Ashore

We have an extensive file of information from dentists to shipping services to boat parts to veterinarians.  If you’re interested, just email us and we’ll send it along.