Gunboat Island

Stewart & Joanne
Fri 26 Sep 2014 11:37
We departed Coco Bandero Cays yesterday morning bound for Gunboat Island. In Eric Bauhaus’s Panama Cruising Guide the island seemed idyllic. He described it as uninhabited and postcard picture perfect (four years ago). Upon arrival it sports three to four guest bungalows, a bar and restaurant and a tire swinging from a palm tree. After lunch and a bit of rest we were visited by two teenage boys who demanded $20.00 to anchor. We explained that we had paid all the fees required at Porvenir, but they still insisted on the fee for anchoring. We do not recommend a stop here. We will move on to the Carti Islands today, a small group of islands purported to be the busiest and most densely populated in San Blas. We hope to find a grocery for fresh vegetables and fruit, and maybe a sim card.
All is well
Cheers from Breeze