Boat El Salvador to Nicaragua

Journey effortlessly from El Salvador to Nicaragua by shared boat, soaking in stunning views. Essentials provided. Book now!


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**Boat El Salvador to Nicaragua**

Embark on a seamless journey from La Union, El Salvador to Potosi, Nicaragua with this service. Designed for practicality, this shared boat ride offers an efficient travel option between these two destinations. By booking this service, travelers can enjoy a hassle-free trip without the need for luxury amenities, making it perfect for those seeking a straightforward, reliable mode of transportation.

Starting with an early morning departure at 7:00 AM from a central meeting point in La Union, El Salvador, passengers will board a shared boat that crosses to Potosi, Nicaragua. The trip concludes at the Immigration office in the Port of Potosí around 10:30 AM. Along the way, travelers are treated to stunning views and a smooth ride, ensuring a pleasant journey.

While onboard, passengers should bring essential items such as a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, and small snacks. The luggage allowance includes one backpack or suitcase and one handbag per person, with extra costs for additional items like bikes or surfboards. No pets are allowed on this service, and border taxes of approximately $12 – $15 in cash (US dollars) are required. Important travel documents, including a valid passport, yellow fever card, CA4 Visa, and an online pre-verification form for Nicaragua, must be in hand.

This service operates on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, offering a convenient schedule for travelers. The estimated duration of the trip is around 3.5 hours, providing a practical and shared travel solution between El Salvador and Nicaragua.

Activity highlights
Type of activity

Shared Boat







Start time

7:00 AM

Estimated duration (hrs.)


Door to door service?


Departure locations

La Union El Salvador

Arrival locations

Potosi Nicaragua



What to bring



small snacks


sun glasses





Luggage allowance

1 backpack or Suitcase


1 handbag

Extra luggage policy

Additional backpack US$5.00


Bike US$10.00


Surfboard US$ 5.00

Pet policy

Not allowed

Required travel documents

Online pre-verification form to enter Nicaragua


Valid CA4 Visa


Valid Passport


Yellow fever card

Cancellation policy

Changes or cancellations can be made up to 24 hours before departure

Estimated border fees (Not included)

USD $ 15 per person in cash

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