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Update History

April 2017: Marina listings updated for Rio Dulce area.
December 2016: Marina information for Nana Juana updated.
April 2013: New co-ordinates for outer sea buoy from Charlie of s/v Kamaloha.
November 2012: Security advice updated following theft report from Gail Johnson of SY It's Good to Be.

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Kgalassi
Kgalassi says:
Mar 31, 2017 05:30 PM

Looking at heading up the Rio for hurricane season.. going to arrive around the end of June.. question is, does this place fill up or will I be able to find a slip? First time heading to Central America. Thanks.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Apr 29, 2016 01:24 PM

Posted on behalf of SV Lucky Bitch:
I just want to recommend Ram Marina (Rio Dulce, Guatemala) as a great wharf for hauling out and working on the boat (yourself and together with very good technicians – Chilo, Denis, and good staff: Karen, Richard…) .
I was there for 4 months and had a great time in a nice atmosphere. After my 2 former hurricane shelters (Trinidad @ Peakes, and Spanish Water Curacao) I can enthusiastically say that it only gets better. Third time, good time.
So, if world sailors plan to go to Rio Dulce I can recommend Ram Marina! Say Hi to Karen and Richard, if you go there. Good luck and enjoy!
Sigrid

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 09, 2015 02:13 PM

Posted on behalf of Gail Johnson:
This evening I was looking in the want ads section of the www.riodulcechicme.com forum and noticed a want ad for a lancha and outboard motor because one had been stolen. The date of the original post was October 2, 2015. The lancha was recovered but not the outboard.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Sep 11, 2015 12:13 PM

Posted on behalf of Gail Johnson:
A dinghy and outboard was stolen from Captain John's Marina on August 13, 2015. A first hand write up can be viewed at the website www.riodulcechisme.com, select Rio Dulce Forum from the links on the left side of the page and then select the subject Rio Dulce Forum. There are several posts but one is about the stolen dinghy.

In addition, on the radio net this morning another dinghy and outboard theft was reported. The boat was anchored in Shell Bay which is the anchorage in front of Nana Juana and Ram Marinas.

I have been in Rio Dulce for the past year and I estimate this is the sixth dinghy and outboard theft reported during that time.

Gail Johnson
sv It's Good To Be

rammarina
rammarina says:
Feb 23, 2014 09:43 PM

Only One Fuel Dock carries ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel) Diesel = RAM Marina & Yacht Club, also the Only Marina with an Operating Waste Treatment Facility with Free Discharge

rammarina
rammarina says:
Feb 23, 2014 09:33 PM

Actually the Beam for Catamarans is 22'6" for Hauling at RAM Marina, please review our Website
www.rammarina.com plus our Live webcams http://www.rammarina.com/cam_frame/cams.htm. We recently opened our West Marine Product Store the only authorized outside the US, please review;
http://riodulcechisme.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1153&Itemid=1
Safe Travels & Best Regards,
RAM Marina & Yacht Club

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Oct 23, 2013 01:50 PM

Thanks "Iguana Dance" for this recommendation. RAM Marina are indeed listed in our berthing section, however the extra information you have provided will be useful for others considering their options.

iguanadance
iguanadance says:
Oct 23, 2013 03:05 AM

RAM Marina
I don't know why they aren't listed here. They are by far the most modern facility in the Rio Dulce. They an haul a catamaran up to 21' wide like ours at least. They are going to do a lot of work on our boat so we'll let you know how that goes. Karen, the manager at RAM, is one of the most helpful friendly people we've known. She's so busy running this largest marina on the river but still makes time to help with whatever she can. She speaks excellent English and will interface between the workers and the cruisers very well.
Iguana Dance

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