Managua - Rama - Bluefields: The express coach bus from Managua to
Rama leaves Mercado Ivan Montenegro (Costa Atlantica Terminal) each
evening at 9:00 p.m. and makes one rest stop in Santo Tomas. The bus
arrives the Rama wharf at 3:00 a.m. and most passengers who are
connecting to the river taxi to Bluefields will sleep on board until daybreak.
Tickets cost C$150 (bus only) or C$ 350 including a guaranteed seat on
the first river taxi to Bluefields. The river taxi takes 1 1/2 hours and this
option will get you to Bluefields by 7:00 or 8:00 a.m.

Local "chicken" buses from Managua to Rama leave from Mercado
Mayoreo at 6am, 8am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm and 9pm with many stops enroute
and cost C$ 130. You can also check Nicaraguan bus schedules

The river taxis Rama-Bluefields cost C$ 170 and depart whenever they
become full.
An alternative to flying to
the Corn Islands is to come
by road, river then ocean.
This route offers scenic
views of rural villages few
people have ever seen and
is an ideal option for those
who are traveling on a
budget and have some
extra time.
Bluefields - Corn Island:

Bluefields Express - Rio Escondido:
Government operated fast cat
Departs Bluefields
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. for Corn Island
with one stop in Bluff

Departs Corn Island Thursday 9:00 a.m. for Bluefields
Travel time is 5 hours with one stop in El Bluff C$210
+(505) (8) 437-7209

Captain D:
135' former USCG Buoy Tender (sleeping bunks available)
Departs Rama
Wednesday 12:00 noon for El Bluff (just outside of Bluefields)
Departs El Bluff
Wednesday 5:00 p.m.  for Corn Island -arrives Corn Island 10pm

Pangas from Bluefields to El Bluff leave the Bluefields Wharf regularly
15 minute ride (C$ 30)

Departs Corn Island Saturday night "midnight" for Bluefields or
Departs Corn Island Friday 5:00 pm. for Puerto Cabezas (one time per month -
arriving back in Corn Island Sunday morning)

C$ 350 Rama - Corn Island o/w
C$ 250 Bluff-Corn Island o/w

(+505) 850-2767 Capt. Capt. Norman Downs
Call to reconfirm schedule - speaks perfect english & spanish

Island Express:

Corn Island - Bluefields        Sunday
Bluefields - Rama                 Tuesday
Rama - Bluff                         Thursday
Bluff - Corn Island                 Friday
Corn Island - Little Corn        Saturday

Corn Island-Bluefields C$200
Bluff-Corn Island C$250
Corn Island-Little Corn C$50

(+505) (2) 575-5248

  •   These schedules often change - call to reconfirm
  •    Be at boat 1 hour prior to departure.
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