San Blas islands catamaran cruise

28 December 2019 - 5 January 2020

  • Panama
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Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Cabin type
Use
Price/person
Double Deluxe cabin
Shared With Private Bathroom
€ 2200
Double Deluxe cabin
Single With Private Bathroom
€ 4400
Included in the price

Skipper

Hostess

Travel assistance

 

Accommodation in a double cabin
Tender

Outboard engine

Galley

Cleaning

Beverages
Sheets and towels

AXA health 

Luggage insurance
Fuel

Snorkelling equipment

Italian tour leader

Not included € 230 / person
€ 230 / person
Extra services

Flights to Panama Transfer A / R from Panama City $ 180 (on site)
Excursions (if any) Cancellation insurance (optional)
Ground dinners (if any)

Price per Person
2200

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Included in the price

Skipper

Hostess

Travel assistance

Accommodation in a double cabin
Tender

Outboard engine

Galley

Cleaning

Beverages
Sheets and towels

AXA health

Luggage insurance
Fuel

Snorkelling equipment

Italian tour leader

Extra services

Flights to Panama Transfer A / R from Panama City $ 180 (on site)
Excursions (if any) Cancellation insurance (optional)
Ground dinners (if any)

Yacht additional fees
€ 1840 / person
Price per Boat
16000
From
2200 per Person
or € 16000 entire boat

Your trip

San Blas islands catamaran cruise

Discover Panama on our sailing cruise event. A spectacular palette of colours will accompany you to live each day with a new sensation. Don'tmiss it!

Enjoy all that the San Blas Islands have to offer, a paradise for sailing cruise aficionados snorkeling! Wake up in a crystal clear anchorage among Cayo Holandeses islands and get ready for a fascinating snorkeling experience, just by jumping into the waters. Swim from one island to another at Coco Bandero, considered one of the most beautiful islands in San Blas or meet the indigenous Kuna, their traditions and villages and discover the Kuna fishing skills aboard their wooden canoes. Sail among the picturesque islands of Naguargandup and anchor at a different spot each day. Relax on board and enjoy the beauty of the San Blas Islands and its magical sunsets, while savouring refreshing drinks on our boat deck. All this accompanied with delicious meals of fresh fish, seafood and Mediterranean recipes.

 

About the San Blas Islands (Guna Yala)
The San Blas Islands make up an Archipelago, also known as the region of Kuna Yala. It is formed by around 365 coral islands and remains one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean for sailing. Its original name, Guna Yala, means “Kuna territory” in Kuna language, and its history goes back 500 years before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors, who named it as it is still known today. The San Blas Islands cover 125 miles at the northeastern Caribbean coast of Panama.

 

Curious facts: The San Blas islands have been selected as “one of the two best sailing destinations in the world” by the magazine Cruising World and Le Monde Voyage. In many occasions the islands have been the scenary of National Geographic articles. San Blas offers pristine nature, without the presence of any cruise ships or resorts.

Itinerary

Day 1
San Blas
After the transfer from Panama City to San Blas (Taxi + Launch and Return 110USD per person), we finally sail to our first stop, Cayo Lemon, the first of San Blas pearls and gateway to this paradise of islands. Under the tropical sun and where the water is always crystal clear you will admire the colorful reefs rich in life.
Day 2
Cayo Lemon - Chichime
Enjoy the freedom that only the boat and the sea can give you. We enter the Caribbean rhythm, where there are no timetables and we live in freedom, doing only what we like. Thanks to modern tenders we can move easily to snorkel in the best places among clown fish, parrot fish, angel fish, turtles..but also lizards and birds that hide among the mangroves, the wild and uncontaminated nature will not end to surprise you with its fantasy. After exploring the area we will head towards Chichime, where we will spend the night in its lagoon, with a lobster dinner.
Day 3
Holandeses Cays
After breakfast, dive and swim, we sail towards Cayo Holandes, a real natural swimming pool with crystal clear water where you can relax. So we begin to meet the Kuna who will join us on their traditional boats intrigued by our presence: with them they bring the products of local crafts, but also fruit and vegetables with which trade support their community, inextricably linked to centuries-old traditions. We will sail from the center of Cayo Holandes to the East end where we will stop for the best snorkeling on the island near the bay called "the pools".
Day 4
Coco Bandero
We open the mainsail and the bow towards Coco Bandero, the breeze pushes us fast and brings us already in sight of the green of the palms and the always crystalline water that await us. We will spend the afternoon among colorful fish, anemones and starfish to enjoy fish caught by the light of a splendid beach barbeque. With a sip of Rhum, under the celestial vault, we will then accompany ourselves in sweet dreams.
Day 5
Coco Bandero
Coco Bandero deserves a prolonged stop, the shelter of the island hides one of the most populous reefs in the archipelago. Immerse yourself in races, colorful fish and turtles.
Day 6
Narganá
Breakfast on board and route to Narganà to get to know the local population better. The Kuna will welcome you with their smiles and colorful clothes. It will amaze you to discover how they still live in full harmony with nature on these islands far from everything, without technology and faithful to their habits developed over the centuries. We will try to eat together with the Kuna people, usually very hospitable, to fully enjoy this precious cultural exchange.
Day 7
Coco Bandero
After replenishing galley and fresh water, we will head west to land on the small, uninhabited islands of Canbombia south of Coco Bandero.
Day 8
Green Island - Salar
Already in the morning the islands of Salar and Green Island, probably the most beautiful of the archipelago, will be presented to us. We will spend the day exploring and fully enjoying this natural paradise. Green Island will give you feelings of peace and relaxation never experienced before. We will sail a couple of hours with the crosswind to reach Salar, the last island of our journey. The island and the reef protect from the sea allowing a calm and starry night. A last swim on the coral reef to bring home some salt and sun. The colorful and fun local boat is waiting for you to return by jeep, in the tropical forest, towards Panama City, where you can spend a night of fun in the nightlife of the Casco Viejo district The itinerary may undergo variations based on the meteorological, safety conditions and the technical evaluations of the Captain of the boat. This program is intended as an indication and not binding.

Price details

Price per person

from € 2200

Accomodation on selected shared cabin, check out single use and details

Minimum guests for departure

2 persons

5 persons already on board. Departure is guaranteed.

Entire yacht price

€ 16000

Book the entire yacht for a private trip

Calendar

Yacht

Lagoon 410 S2

This jewel has a perfect layout for a large family or a beautiful charter business.

Four cabins with double beds, a generous saloon with a fully-equipped galley and a dining table surrounded by confortable sitting space complimented by a large cockpit/entertaining area completely covered with solid roof (not available in the basic model).

The sailing gear was replaced last year with new Harken equipment (main sail track and cars, boom traveller etc) along with the windlass. The engines are in a spotless condition.

Yacht
Model
2007 Lagoon
Length
12.5 m
Yacht services
Tender size
3.2 m
Air conditioning
No
Snorkeling equipment
No
Fishing equipment
No
Toys on board
Yes
Accommodations
Places
8
Double Deluxe cabins
3
Bathrooms
4
Private Bathrooms
Yes
Crew
1
Chef on board
Yes

Activities and Tips

Organizer tips

How to get to San Blas?
By Air:
Air Panama runs a daily flight from "Panama City-Albrook (PAC)" to "Corazón de Jesús-Guna Yala (CZJ)". It's a 45 minute flight, departing at 06:00am (check in 05:00am). On your way back to Panama City you will depart Corazón de Jesús at 06:35am. Round-trip rate: 136$.

You can also fly from "Panama City-Albrook (PAC)" at 06:00am (check in 05:00am) to "El Porvenir-Guna Yala (PVE) 06:25am. Back to Panama City you will depart from El Porvenir at 06:35am. Round-trip rate: 136$

By 4x4 truck + boat taxi:
We can organize ground transportation for you with a 4x4 special taxi. Pick up time at 5:30am at your hotel in Panama City. It's a two-and-a-half hours drive in a shared 7-seat truck, last section of the trip, driving through the Kuna Yala rainforest on a paved road. The car will drop you at the dock in Cartí Sugdup, where a motor boat (panga) will take you to our sailboat anchorage at Lemon Cays, in an approx. 25 minutes ride. Bring a light rain
jacket to wear on the motor boat on windy days, to avoid getting wet, as well as plastic bags to protect your luggage.

You can also book a private 4x4 special taxi only for you and your family or group and set a more convenient pick up time.

Rates:
- Shared 4x4 taxi: 25$ per person one-way
- Boat taxi: 20$ per person one-way
- Private 4x4 taxi:150$ one-way drive
Transportation to be paid cash directly to the drivers.

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Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Cabin type
Use
Price/person
Double Deluxe cabin
Shared With Private Bathroom
€ 2200
Double Deluxe cabin
Single With Private Bathroom
€ 4400
Included in the price

Skipper

Hostess

Travel assistance

 

Accommodation in a double cabin
Tender

Outboard engine

Galley

Cleaning

Beverages
Sheets and towels

AXA health 

Luggage insurance
Fuel

Snorkelling equipment

Italian tour leader

Not included € 230 / person
€ 230 / person
Extra services

Flights to Panama Transfer A / R from Panama City $ 180 (on site)
Excursions (if any) Cancellation insurance (optional)
Ground dinners (if any)

per Person
16000

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Included in the price

Skipper

Hostess

Travel assistance

Accommodation in a double cabin
Tender

Outboard engine

Galley

Cleaning

Beverages
Sheets and towels

AXA health

Luggage insurance
Fuel

Snorkelling equipment

Italian tour leader

Extra services

Flights to Panama Transfer A / R from Panama City $ 180 (on site)
Excursions (if any) Cancellation insurance (optional)
Ground dinners (if any)

Yacht additional fees
€ 1840 / person
per Boat