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Hi , We are new Zealanders and currently buying a boat in Simpson Bay, St Martin and plan to transit the Panama in early May and head to Tahiti.
it is 20 years since we have been in the Caribbean when we did the same trip.
Can anyone help with the following questions please:
Where is the best place to provision for trip for all the staples. tins etc. We are on a budget so need food at a reasonable price. Would it be worth sailing to the BVI's to do the big provision? What about around the Panama Canal area?

Thanks very much!
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Re: provisioning Panama- Tahiti, Currently in St Martin.

There is an excellent place to provision in Panama City at the Pacific end of the canal. There are a couple of branches of a 'warehouse' style store, like Costco in the US and the name escapes me but everyone will know what I am talking about. They are not close to the anchorages so you will have to take a cab, at least on the way back. Buses are fine but time-consuming.

You need to buy a membership to use the store and it works well if you split the cost of membership with other cruisers, Prices are incredible. One litre boxes of OK Chilean wine are $2 and beer is $9 a case. This place is only worthwhile if you are buying a lot of stuff. We went with a couple from another boat each of us absolutely jammed cabs for the trip back. Buy lots here as you will not get anywhere near the prices elsewhere.

If you are at the marina in Papeete there is a hypermarche that is within walking distance and it may be the best supermarket I have ever seen (huge, French, in the middle of the ocean on a tropical island). Prices are very high though. There is a fine traditional market downtown with excellent produce.
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Re: provisioning Panama- Tahiti, Currently in St Martin.

There is an excellent place to provision in Panama City at the Pacific end of the canal. There are a couple of branches of a 'warehouse' style store, like Costco in the US and the name escapes me but everyone will know what I am talking about. They are not close to the anchorages so you will have to take a cab, at least on the way back. Buses are fine but time-consuming.

You need to buy a membership to use the store and it works well if you split the cost of membership with other cruisers, Prices are incredible. One litre boxes of OK Chilean wine are $2 and beer is $9 a case. This place is only worthwhile if you are buying a lot of stuff. We went with a couple from another boat each of us absolutely jammed cabs for the trip back. Buy lots here as you will not get anywhere near the prices elsewhere.

If you are at the marina in Papeete there is a hypermarche that is within walking distance and it may be the best supermarket I have ever seen (huge, French, in the middle of the ocean on a tropical island). Prices are very high though. There is a fine traditional market downtown with excellent produce.
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Re: provisioning Panama- Tahiti, Currently in St Martin.

I was recently in sint martin you can get what you need there for the trip to panama and then stock up at Makro. When do you plan transiting the canal my boat currently in bonaire?
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