Corn Island Ferry out of commission! back in commission!

Bluefields to Corn Island ferry Rio Escondido

Dead in the water, ladies and gentlemen.

Engine broke! Repairs needed! Out Of Commission!

That’s right, the trusted ferry between El Rama, Bluefields and Corn Island is not going anywhere until the motor gets fixed. And who knows how long that will be! So if you are planning your trip to Corn Island the cheap and easy way, well, it won’t be as easy now.


It has been fiiiixed! You can find it running it’s normal route between Rama, Bluefields and Corn Island. 


The other option is the Capt. D which also leaves on Wednesday between 9am and 3pm usually. You have to buy your tickets at the office across the street from Oasis casino in Bluefields.

Other transport info here.

4 Responses to “Corn Island Ferry out of commission! back in commission!”

  1. ADAM CLARKE26 October, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Hey Casey, I heard a rumour yesterday that the Rio Escondido has now been signed up to run a regular route from San Juan del Norte to Bluefields area and will not come back to the Corn Island route. I guess if that’s true then that just leaves Captain D as the only available midweek transport…… have you heard anything else about this? Could just be one of those island rumours of course 😉
    Thanks, Adam

    • Casey30 October, 2013 at 9:54 am #

      I am going to call the EPN when I get a chance and let you know. To be honest, that sounds pretty ridiculous to leave out the Rama – Bluefields – Island route in favor of San Juan.

      Though perhaps they could add San Juan as a leg once a month? I will find out and let you know.

      • Daniel17 November, 2013 at 8:33 am #

        Hi Casey,

        I heard that you could take the Rio Escondido all the way from San Juan to the Corn Islands. This might be the same rumour that Adam heard. I can’t verify it anywhere though…

        • Casey17 November, 2013 at 10:47 am #

          One thing I know is that there is nothing more confusing that transportation on the coast. It would be an interesting idea if they were to run between island and san juan.

          But rumors are rumors and I can’t call it done until it gets confirmed 🙂

          Try calling the EPN El Rama: 2517-0081 or El Bluff 2572-2709. Let me know what they say IF they answer the phone! Thanks, Casey

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