Panamaniacs | Panama Canal Transit

Feb 17 –  24, 2018

Depart: Shelter Bay,Colon,Panama
Arrive: La Playita,Panama City,Panama
Length: 8 days, 7 nights
Focus: Adventure Sailing, Sailing skills, Canal experience

Early Bird Price: $750/£550 for 1st 4 places


Have you ever wanted to go through the Panama Canal? We’ll ascend 85 feet through the Gatun locks to Gatun Lake, a freshwater marvel where you can hear the monkeys calling from the trees all night. We’ll sail through the deadly Culebra Cut, across the continental divide, then back down 85 feet to the Pacific Ocean through the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks. The actual transit of the canal takes less than a day, but due to the vagaries of traffic scheduling, we need to alot a full week to get through. There will be plenty of time to explore Panama using Sea Dragon as a base from the Atlantic or Pacific sides before or after we transit.

Tag this experience onto either;
Gone with the wind | Grenada to Panama
Almost Spring | Panama to Cabo

Eric Loss – Skipper

Eric has been sailing competitively since his time as a young mariner and in 2011 he sailed around the world single-handed and told his story in Loss at Sea.

Eric has been Captain on board Sea Dragon since January 2013 and he loves to facilitate the understanding of and connection to the sea for all of those who come on board.

Shanley McEntee – First Mate

Shanley has been all over the world and covered over 40,000 miles on all different types of sailing yachts and loves to do everything from scuba diving to surfing to swimming.

With a degree in Environmental Policy and Marine Science, Shanley continues to explore the world and the different issues mother earth faces. She’s full time with Sea Dragon as First Mate since January of 2013.

February 17 23: Crew joins the vessel at 1400 in Shelter Bay, Colon, Panama – safety briefings, introductions, move in

February 18 – 23 : Our fate is in the hands of the Canal Authority
February 17: Depart for Madeira, underway

February 24 – Crew can depart the vessel at 1000 in Panama City

Contribution Includes:
– 7 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks, and drinks on board while transiting – you’re on your own for food and drink while exploring Panama pre – transit
– Line Handling Instruction
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from Panama
– Transportation to and from the boat –
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

All crew members will require a passport from their home country that will allow them to travel to and from Panama. Please look into the specific type of visa you need: