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The Panama Guide


A Cruising Guide to the Isthmus of Panama

by Nancy Schwalbe Zydler & Tom Zydler

The Panama Guide - Second Edition is the most comprehensive guide written about the extraordinarily beautiful waters of the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Panama. It contains vital information for planning waterborne adventures along these fascinating shores. With 187 detailed chartlets The Panama Guide travels through the 365 islands of San Blas, explores the protected bays of Bocas del Toro, the green shores of the Las Perlas archipelago, the intriguing rivers leading into the tropical forests as well as the spectacular Panama Canal. This book includes explicit piloting instructions, GPS waypoints, lists of navigational aids, local services, customs regulations and recommendations for on shore activities.

Nancy Schwalbe Zydler and Tom Zydler are long time contributors to nautical publications throughout the US and Europe including Cruising World, Yachting, Boat International, Sailing, Sail, Yachting World, Yachting Monthly, Classic Boat, Southern Boating as well as Le Chasse Maree, Zagle and Nautique. Nancy and Tom spent three years sailing their yawl Mollymawk throughout Panama to write this guide and have personally visited every area described.

A full-color section featuring Tom Zydler's photography depicts the splendor and panorama of cruising in Panama. This tropical country boasts some of the most beautiful, colorful and wild natural scenery anywhere. The Panama Guide will show you the way to one of the most fascinating, yet virtually unspoiled cruising grounds remaining in the world.

The book includes specific piloting instructions covering all of coastal Panama, its major navigable rivers that reach the coast, as well as the San Blas Islands and Las Perlas. The Panama Guide contains approximately 350 pages with 187 detailed sketch charts, plus GPS waypoints, instructions for transiting the Panama Canal, lists of navigational aids, local services, customs regulations, and recommendations for on-shore activities. A full-color section featuring Tom Zydler's photography shows the splendor and panorama that is a daily part of cruising in Panama. 332 pgs. 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 2001 Pub.



The Panama Guide - 2nd Ed.
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