Our Cartagena Charter Base is located at the Club Nautico de Cartagena in residential neighborhood of Mang on the well protected harbor and in the middle of the yachting center of the city.
The address is: Club Naútico Marine, 19-50 Avenida Miramar, Manga, Cartagena, Colombia, South Ameirca.
Tel:57 5 6517121
The Club Nautico dock master monitors VHF 69
Our fleet is managed by our partner company Sunset Sailing Cartagena.
The residential neighborhood of Manga is just a 10 minute walk or a short taxi ride to the walled city of Cartagena de Indias. The historic fortress, Castillo de San Felipe, is also nearby and accessible on foot or via an inexpensive taxi.The new yacht club facilities were completed in June 2015, and features all new showers/bathrooms, air-conditioned laundry/lounge, high-speed internet and waterfront dining. Additionally, the marina has 24/7 security including state-of-the art video surveillance.
In addition to many dining options, the immediate neighborhood features several marine stores and a large modern supermarket is only a block away.
Bahia de Cartagena is a well-protected anchorage. Entrances to the bay are through the large ship channel - the Boca Chica strait, or the northwest entrance - Boca Grande (Escollera).
The Boca Chica entrance is the easier option and is the one used by most recreational sailors. The Colombian Navy has re-installed the red & green lighted posts to mark the small vessel channel at the Boca Grande entrance. Guaranteed "official" depth is about 8 feet, greater depth might be possible if there is limited swell and conditions are not otherwise unfavorable. Cruisers report the echo sounder never going below 3.2 metres. Advice is to follow the marked channel and don't cut corners.
All vessels approaching Cartagena (5 miles from entrance at a minimum) should call CARTAGENA PORT CONTROL on VHF CH16 or 14. They have good English speakers on hand (who can also assist with emergency calls).