Free Guide Books
These guidebooks were written either by us or groups of people and are offered here for free.
If you want to contribute to one of these books or want to add a book contact us
about it. You're on the wrong page if you are looking for our guide books on Central America.
The information is compiled by a group effort and is not reviewed for accuracy and only the guide to Colombia was written exclusively by us.
Cruising Pacific Colombia: The Lesser Known Coast
Due to increased policing of both the FARC and narcotraficers the Pacific Coast of Colombia has improved its
security greatly. Sarana and Nakia traveled this coast in late 2008 and since then a number of cruisers have
reported good experiences from Bahia Salano, Nuqui, Isla Malpelo, Tumaco, and Isla Gorgona.
I spent several years studying Colombia and the situation there. I also interviewed dozens of local boat captains and military men while we traveled in Colombian waters. All of this information is distilled into our free guide. Cruising Pacific Coast of Colombia - The Lesser Known Coast
Also we received some correspondance from the Colombian Naval Fleet commander which
was helpful for locating safe anchorages Colombia Naval Recommendations
Cruising Guide To Colombia: Its Exotic Caribbean and Pacific Coasts
Pub. Date Unknown--Approximately 2012
This is a very large PDF book (300MB!) that is published by the Colombian Tourism board. A majority of this book focuses on the Carribbean side of Colombia. Much of the Pacific Coast navigational information was provided by us (Eric & Sherrell on Sarana) however some of the citations are incorrect in the book. Sadly they also did not provide readers a link to our website for our Pacific Colombia guide. If you are just curious I beg you to NOT download this book because it costs money to support the bandwidth (or you can donate a little something for your download).
The book does contain detailed navigation charts and useful information. It is also filled with a lot of tourism information and pretty pictures which make the filesize hard to distribute. For those who *really* need this information you can download a copy of "Cruising Guide To Colombia" directly from us.