Boat and Ferry Travel
Ferry Panama Cartagena operates weekly service between Colón and Cartagena, Colombia. The ship departs the Colón 2000 port each Monday, and Cartagena's Puerto de Cruceros each Tuesday from November to May. Departure time is 7 pm and the trip takes 18 hours. The ship carries up to 1,320 passengers and 300 motor vehicles. One-way tickets are $130 for seats, and $170–$280 for private cabins.
Within Panama, boats are the only way to get between points in the islands of Guna Yala and Bocas del Toro. There are regular, inexpensive water-taxi services connecting the city of Almirante with Bocas del Toro.
Ferry Panama Cartagena. 507/836--5351; www.ferrypanamacartagena.com.