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Panama Posse connects San Diego With Annapolis Via The Panama Canal While Expanding The Route To 16 Countries

October 14th at the Annapolis Boat Show kicks off the seven month cruising season, offering 5,500 nautical miles of 500 verified anchorages and 50+ Marina sponsors.

In the past more than 425 participants have traveled to countries including the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, EL Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Belize, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas and Cuba.

Panama Posse delivers unparalleled support for adventure-cruisers sailing from either the East Coast to Southern California, or the Pacific Coast of America towards the Western Caribbean, and all the way via the Galapagos Islands.

Boats ranging from 32 to 225 feet, set their own schedule, enjoy the perks of membership, and the safety of like minded experienced sailors at their call. 

Benefits include: 

  • Fleet Safety and Security protocols
  • Discounted marina fees
  • Dedicated Panama Canal agent 
  • Accurate and detailed immigration, customs and procedures 
  • Optimized cultural land excursions
  • Free digital “chartlets”
  • On demand Video Seminars
  • Live 24/7 group support chat with route safety guidelines
  • Provisioning and logistic seminars
  • Fleet and vessel tracking
  • 21·22 Panama Posse Burgee
  • Weekly live calls for weather, local information, navigation hazards
  • Access for GoodNautical the updating online cruising guide 
  • Life-long friendships and Unrivaled camaraderie

Sponsors include:

  • Predict Wind for special rates for weather services
  • Seven Star Yacht Transport, to ship boats along the route
  • A host of vetted marinas in every country 
  • Yacht Agents Galapagos
  • Service providers Rental Cars and Home Depot Mexico a.m.o.

The Panama Posse will host 3 kick off events this season 

To join the Panama Posse visit


Teams of volunteer divers will survey up to 40 coral reef sites multiple times a year for several years. Mexico’s Pacific Coast is harbor to some of the world’s most bio-diverse coral reefs. They support fishes, sharks, turtles, and other marine life. They also buffer the coastline from intense storms and provide livelihoods from fishing and tourism. Yet these reefs are imperiled by ocean acidification, more frequent and powerful storms due to climate change, and damage from tourism.

Adventure Scientists is recruiting experienced Panama Posse participants to provide Universidad de Guadalajara’s Dr. Paola Rodríguez-Troncoso and Dr. Amílcar Cupul Magaña with critical data to understand how climate change and human pressure are impacting coral communities. The project will provide hard data to government partners to support policy recommendations that can protect these unique reefs into the future.

At each field site, certified dive teams will swim five different 25-meter-long belt transects parallel to the coast. Teams will swim each of the five transects three times to: 

  • Identify fish species, size, and ratio of adults to juveniles
  • Count abundance of sea urchin, sea stars, sea cucumbers, etc.
  • Categorize different coral types
  • Measure contour of seafloor

Panama Posse is an international maritime organization which supports private yachts on their journeys between the US West Coast and US East Coast via the Panama Canal

Adventure Scientists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that equips partners with data collected from the outdoors that are crucial to addressing environmental and human health challenges 

Universidad de Guadalajara Dr. Paola Rodríguez Troncoso and Dr. Amílcar Cupul Magaña are leading the study to understand how climate change and human pressure is impacting corals. 

The project will provide hard data to support policy recommendations that can protect these unique reefs into the future.

PR and Media Inquiries

Suzanne DuBose
Cell: 702-509-0320

Media assets:

To include please visit the Panama Posse Media Library –

Route, Logistics and Sponsorship:

Captain Dietmar Petutschnig
Cell: 702-217-5102

Mexican Coral Reef Studies:

Merrill W. Hallett
Tel: +1 406.624.3320 x705

Panama Posse’s Operational Area: 5,500 nm

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?? IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas

?? Marina de la Paz 

?? Marina Puerto Escondido 

?? Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes 

?? Marina el Cid 

?? Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 

?? Marina Puerto de la Navidad

?? Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa 

?? La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco 

?? Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco 

?? Marina Chiapas 

?? Marina Pez Vela 

?? Marina Bahia del Sol 

?? La Palma Moorings 

?? Marina Puesta del Sol 

?? Marina Papagayo 

?? Marina Pez Vela 

?? Marina Bahia Golfito 

?? Banana Bay Marina 

?? Marina Puerto Amistad 

?? Vista Mar Marina 

?? Shelter Bay Marina 

?? IGY Red Frog Marina 

?? Bocas Marina 

?? Linton Bay Marina 

?? ClubNautico Cartagena 

?? Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena 

?? Marina Puerto Velero 

?? IGY Marina Santa Marta 

?? Royal Jamaica Yacht Club 

?? Errol Flynn Marina 

?? Montego Bay Yacht Club 

?? The Barcadere Marina 

?? Barefoot Cay Marina 

?? Fantasy Island Marina 

?? Jonesville Point Marina 

?? Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard 

?? Thunderbirds Marine 

?? Marina Makax 

?? Marina V&V 

?? Marina El Cid 

?? Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo 

?? South Bank Marina & Boatyard 

?? Romora Bay Resort and Marina 

?? Elizabeth on the Bay Marina 

?? Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina 

?? Marathon Marina 

?? Pier 66 Hotel & Marina 

?? IGY Marina at Ortega Landing 

?? Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl. 

?? Windmill Harbour Marina 

?? Coffee Bluff Marina 

?? Holden Beach

?? Portside Marina 

?? York River Yacht Haven 

?? Yorktown Riverwalk Landing 

Media Contact
Company Name: PANAMA POSSE
Contact Person: Suzanne DuBose
Email: Send Email
Phone: 702-509-0320
Country: United States

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