A quick informational post for those seeking a boat ride from La Union, El Salvador to Potosi, Nicaragua or vice versa. There are internet rumours of a man called Tomas Gonzales who runs a boat back and forth. I met the man and I rode the boat, along with a heavy motorcycle, all for a mere $50 USD. Saved me all the bullshit associated with crossing Honduras by land. Tomas can be reached at his El Salvador number +503 2648 0050, in Spanish only.
His boat will accommodate one motorcycle, but probably not 2 or anything bigger than a 650. Five of us carried my 250kg (500lb) KLR650 into the water and lifted it into the boat. I wouldn’t like to have tried that with a BMW 1200GS! As at April 2010, he charges $25 USD per passenger, he charged me $50 for me and the bike. He makes the run once or twice a week depending on passenger demand. You can charter the whole boat for $150 to $200 I believe.