PANAMA <-> COLOMBIA Tours (Motorcycle transport) 2019/20

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Stahlratte, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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  2. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Almost nobody is writing blogs anymore. But there is a lot of stuff on Instagram now about the Panama / Colombia trips with Stahlratte.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BnTz-FeAmPr/
    "A 4 day sailing trip is over. What a great experience."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpIAPoSh_9U/ (Photo credit)
    "Great trip from Panama To Columbia."

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    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpDXlbrF6Ei/
    "Despite a little seasickness, we enjoyed every minute aboard the enchanting @stahlratte1... We were welcomed like family, fed like kings and left very reluctantly."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BrTS7wsHk7U/
    "...and BAM! Paradise! ⛵"

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp5yz3wgS97/
    "Just chilling on a deserted island..."
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  3. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Stahlratte is in Isla Mujeres / Mexico right now and is starting the Cuba round trip in a few days. After that Mexico -> Cuba -> Panama -> Colombia. We will be back in the Panama / Colombia area Mai 30th...

    Our 2018 pics album and some more Instagram posts:

    https://m.facebook.com/pg/stahlratte/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1891234214274835

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    Photo credit:
    https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2745852938761891&id=100000116344507

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpOSb5UjqFy/
    "⛵ It was such an amazing experience. "

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp0K1HhnLXi/
    "Good food and snorkeling in the #carribean..."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp2QecNHTFH/
    "stahlratte was quite the experience..."
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  4. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Stahlratte in San Blas on one of the Panama / Colombia trips around the Darien Gap last year.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp4LsL1AUon/
    "A very enjoyable experience apart from roasting my back!!"

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsvd-LAneaW/
    "In Colombia, we loaded our steel cows into a cattle boat that brought us ashore."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqa2gx5nHgb/
    "Last night I lay awake on a suspended cargo net between the fore-deck and bow-mast watching bottle nose dolphins ride our bow wave under moonlit skies."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp4NuMVh9nW/
    "The Stahlratte was an amazing experience, & a must for anyone planning on doing this trip! "
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  5. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    On the last trip from Panama to Colombia in January Stahlratte couldn't use the pier in Turbo. So Ludwig had to find another solution to get the bikes ashore.

    The boat is leaving Mexico tomorrow for the last trip to Cuba this season. Stahlratte will be back in the Darien Gap area May 30th...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BrLDFWqFy2n/
    "Sailing from Panama to Colombia on the #stahlratte is a popular solution for Panamerican motorcycle traveler I hadn’t considered before. The experience turned out to be exceptional..."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv40huZHXlO/
    "Early morning dolphin watch on the #Stahlratte ⛵ "

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BrT-gmag5ic/
    "Panama to Colombia with captain Hofmann and his stahlratte. Ride ooooooooonnn ."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BrGthoflVjV/
    "Captain Hoffman sailed us during 4 days from panama to colombia on his Magestic Stahlratte."
    #65
  6. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Sorry if this info is already included but can we just ride to the boat and load it or is there a thorough process of taking of emptying the fuel, carburetor, taking the tank off etc.

    Also for those in South America for a longer period of time can we go down 1 way and catch a different trip going back to Panama?
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  7. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    You just have to take off the panniers and bags before loading
    (Next to making a reservation and paying a deposit...;)).
    Sure you can go both ways if the boat is in the area during the time of your return trip.
    There even is a discount for that :)

    You can find more details about the trip here:
    https://www.stahlratte.org/?page_id=754

    If you stay in South America till January 2020 you could even take the return trip via Cuba to Mexico starting January 5th.
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  8. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Just one month left before Stahlratte will be back for the trips between Panama and Colombia.
    Still more Instagram posts by travelers bypassing the Darien Gap with us last season:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BrZy1DLnLas/
    "If you are an adventure motorcyclist this in my humble opinion is the only way to cross between Panama and Colombia..."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BsYH_pbl_RP/
    "Been sailing! What a wonderful way to travel."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BsswNFGnMQx/
    "The following days we spent an amazing time on board the #stahlratte1 and on the San Blas Islands. A time we will never forget! Thank's Ludwig and his great crew!"

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BscJslCnB6k/
    "Thanks to the Stahlratte and it's crew, we are on Columbian soil tonight! What an absolutely fantastic experience it was." (Photo credit!)
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  9. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Stahlratte is leaving Santiago de Cuba today for Jamaica. After a stopover there and later on Isla Providencia the boat will be back in San Blas / Panama on May 30th.
    First trip to Colombia in 2019: June 4th... check the first post for details.

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    https://facebook.com/340472203185753/posts/pcb.368586227041017/
    (Photo credit)

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsb7KGXHb79/
    "Had a great time sailing through the San Blas Islands on the Stahlratte...Hell of a way to get a motorcycle from one continent to another."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BsYuvdABvcs/
    "What an amazing day."

    https://facebook.com/340472203185753/posts/pcb.368588083707498/
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  10. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Awesome !
    Sign me up for the
    San Blas/Panama -- Cartagena/Colombia
    18.10. arrival 21.10. sailing . email on the way.

    Max
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  11. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Video from the latest trip from Colombia to Panama with Stahlratte:
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  12. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Check out the Cuba / Mexico plans for 2020 with Stahlratte...

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    The trip from Mexico via Belize and Providencia to Panama is booked out already,..
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  13. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    "It definitely was one of the trip highlights thus far! And in the Overland community the Stahlratte is a legend. Many thanks to Captain Ludwig and the non-profit organization that owns the ship for their service! Also thanks to crew mates Anna and Edwin for their hard work and positive attitudes."
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/cycle-south-2019-la-segunda-parte-from-ohio-to-ushuaia-now-in-colombia-south-america.1296625/page-74#post-38096003
    (Thank YOU Daniel for choosing Stahlratte and the great review! :)

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    Photo credit: https://advrider.com/f/threads/xplore2gether-california-to-ushuaia.1369792/page-8#post-37811895
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  14. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Next trip around the Darien Gap with Stahlratte from Panama to Colombia is starting August 30th from Carti / Panama...

    "To cross the Darién Gap you can choose between either flying or shipping your bikes. We chose the ship and enjoyed a fantastic passage through the Caribbean Sea."
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BzTBs4WHAgg/
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  15. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Stahlratte getting ready for some maintenance...
    (Just in case you ask where all the money goes)
    Next tour is from Cartagena / Colombia to Carti / Panama 13.10. - 16.10.
    If they don't drop the boat... ;)

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    Photo credit: Anna Fee
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  16. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    While the crew is still busy in the shipyard here are a few Instagram-links about the trips with Stahlratte before that... (photo credit: Anna)

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2VpTIXHbmX/

    "Muy contento con la experiéncia, y sin duda, muy recomendable✌️"
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2VHtWFnzeg/

    "Great trip on the Stahlratte."
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2nhB9ZgOig/

    "Arriving in the middle of nowhere and feeling overwhelmed to see so many other mad crazy moto heads ready to load up on the steel rat and head to Colombia !"
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2wgDIGnfB0/

    "Going from moto travel days to a very rhythmic boat life aboard the Stahlratte! The only way to skip across the Darien!"
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2whbmknbPy/

    "There are essentially two options; by air or by sea. We chose the latter and the experience will stay with me forever."
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zv6M4DzBw/
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  17. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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  18. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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  19. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Panama / Colombia with Stahlratte
    TOUR PLAN 2020:

    January - April: CUBA / MEXICO tours...

    APRIL 2020
    San Blas/Panama — Cartagena/Colombia
    19.4. arrival 21.4. (3 days trip for 1130$)

    After that we do a direct trip from COLOMBIA to MEXICO
    (27.04. -- 04.05.)
    followed by MEXICO -> CUBA -> JAMAICA -> COLOMBIA tour ...
    (07.05. -- 09.06.)

    JUNE - JULY 2020
    Family Time...
    (There might be tours in that time frame but there are no fixed dates yet)

    AUGUST 2020
    Cartagena/Colombia — San Blas/Panama
    29.08. arrival 01.09

    SEPTEMBER 2020
    San Blas/Panama -- Cartagena/Colombia
    05.09. arrival 08.09
    Cartagena/Colombia — San Blas/Panama
    22.09. arrival 25.09.

    OCTOBER 2020
    San Blas/Panama -- Cartagena/Colombia
    03.10. arrival 06.10.
    Cartagena/Colombia — San Blas/Panama
    16.10. arrival 19.10
    San Blas/Panama -- Cartagena/Colombia
    26.10. arrival 29.10.

    NOVEMBER 2020
    Cartagena/Colombia — San Blas/Panama
    10.11. arrival 13.11.
    San Blas/Panama -- Cartagena/Colombia
    20.11. arrival 23.11.
    Cartagena/Colombia — San Blas/Panama
    28.11. arrival 01.12.

    DECEMBER 2020
    San Blas/Panama -- Cartagena/Colombia
    04.12. arrival 07.12.

    Starting 2020 we have to raise the price to 1240$ for the tours between Panama and Colombia.
    And the insurance for Colombia will not be included anymore.
    We had rising costs for the piers, the authorities and agents lately…
    #79
  20. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Some more Instagram links from this years Panama Colombia trips with Stahlratte.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B22e-xAHxJJ/
    "Great stop in the San Blas islands..."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B21WBOZHIVq/
    "Aboard the Stahlratte- great people fun times and the perfect crossing."

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2xaAGln8Or/
    "Aboard the best boat from Carti Panama to Cartagena Colombia!"

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B346ErVpAai/
    "A cool trip on a historical boat, delicious food (tons of lobster) and great people."
    #80