Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Central America and Mexico

Central America and Mexico Topics specific to Central America and Mexico only.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15 Sep 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 13
The Independence Pana-Colombia

Has anyone used th yacht the Independence to move a bike between Panama and Colombia? Reviews?

I'm in Panama now and am weighing my options, hope to sail on something in th next 2weeks.

Menno Moto | Facebook
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17 Sep 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Kapellen/Antwerp
Posts: 98
we took the Stahlratte, witch was GREAT

sorry, but I didn't hear much good thinghs about the indepence, specialy not about how the captain go's along with the bikes. (but again, this is what we heard! not our oun experience)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2 Oct 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 13
I ended up using Fritz on his new boat Jacquelin. Nothing fancy, he gets a bit annoying, and the boat was a bit crowded, but he did a very good job of loading/unloading the bikes. Not sure how it would have been if the seas were rougher, but the bikes were tied down, and I put a tarp over mine to keep some sea spray off. YOU DO NOT NEED AN AGENT to clear the bike into Colombia. It's super easy and straightforward, especially if you've already been through Central America. Once you have cleared immigration (done with the captain of your boat and all passengers) drive the bike to DIAN near the port, and it's the standard process of filling out an import form, copies of the form, your passport, entry stamp and title. Waited about 2.5 hrs, all done. Fritz tried to get us to use his buddy as an agent for US$35, but no need at all, and the agent struck me as being seriously sketchy as well. I'll look into insurance today.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10 Oct 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 15
Hey,

Looking in crossing in the next few weeks,
How long for the trip ?
How much ?

Cheers.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18 Oct 2012
sellheim's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colombia
Posts: 53
Just took the trip a few weeks ago
Organised it through hostel mamallena in panama city (can also organise it in their cartagena hostel)

and it was $1050 total. $70 deposit to the hostel when you arrive there and the rest to the captain when onboard


from the hostel:
Price: US$ 550.- (COP 1,1mio) per person, Motorbike (up to 250 kg) US$ 500.- ( COP1 mio), up to 6 Mbikes on
Board)Motorbike with sidecar ( and bikes over 250 kg) US$ 650.- (COP

cheers
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Ferry CROSSING from Panama to Colombia lorraine Trip Transport 19 6 Aug 2013 21:21
Immigration in Colombia amzahsulaiman South America 4 18 May 2012 23:18
A Gringo in Colombia Ride4Adventure Ride Tales 13 20 Apr 2012 03:15
Medellin, Colombia. Yamaha DT 125cc for sale Petrobaas TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 16 Feb 2012 00:07
2011 Suzuki GN125 (Chile Registered) for sale in Colombia or Ecuador SthAmKiwi TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 15 Nov 2011 16:49

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

See all events

 

Latvia to Australia, an inspirational 5 month journey full of unexpected adventures!


Renedian Adventures

Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:32.