San Blas Islands Sailing Cruise

  • Panama
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  • 8 reviews

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.

Included in the price

Prices include:


- Rental of the boat with crew
- Boat insurance
- Fuel, gasoline and water tanks
- Bed sheets
- Dinghy with outboard engine
- Snorkeling gear
- Fishing gear
- Meals on board based on fish, seafood, fresh local vegetables, pasta, rice and fruits
- Drinks on board in reasonable consumption (water, sodas, fruit juices, beer, wine and local rum)

Not included

- Local taxes: 20 USD per person approx.

 

Extra services

- Transfers to San Blas
- All expenses outside the boat

- Tips & gratuities

Price per Person
960 8

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.

Entire yacht price

Prices include:

- Rental of the boat with crew
- Boat insurance
- Fuel, gasoline and water tanks
- Bed sheets
- Dinghy with outboard engine
- Snorkeling gear
- Fishing gear
- Meals on board based on fish, seafood, fresh local vegetables, pasta, rice and fruits
- Drinks on board in reasonable consumption (water, sodas, fruit juices, beer, wine and local rum)

 

Prices do not include:

- Guests’ personal insurance
- Transfers to our boat in San Blas and all expenses outside the boat
- Local taxes: 20 USD per person approx.
- Tips & gratuities

Price per Boat
3990
From
960 per Person
or € 3990 entire boat

Your sailing trip

San Blas Islands Sailing Cruise

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

Pantalasa offers many a sailing cruise with crew in the San Blas Islands of Panama. Explore it aboard our comfortable sailboat. We will take you to the most beautiful and remote islands in San Blas and will adjust our sailing trip to the length of your visit, to make sure you get to know amazing places most sailors only dream about.

THIS IS A FOR DAYS CRUISE, BUT DON'T HESITATE TO ASK FOR LONGER OR SHORTER OPTIONS!

 

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
Boarding in Guna Yala in the morning
Arrival in the morning at the small airport in Corazón de Jesús, San Blas. Embarkation to start the charter. As soon as you are ready, we will set sail to Coco Bandero, considered one of the most beautiful isands and beaches in San Blas. We will spend the night among beautiful palmtree islets.
Day 2
Miriadiadup
We will set sail to Miriadiadup. Swim and snorkel in multicoloured coral surrounded by crystal clear waters. Stroll on a small island, inhabited only by a Kuna family in charge of the cocunut and palmtrees.
Day 3
Holandeses Cays
After breakfast, we set sail to Holandeses Cays, some of the most remote islands in San Blas, wonderful and wild. Great snorkel in pristine waters with rich fauna and flora. White sand beaches to walk around and relax.
Day 4
Nargana
After enjoying the last swim and snorkel, we will pull up the anchor and set sail to Nargana and Corazón de Jesús, to visit a Kuna community and get to know the indians traditions and way of living. Soon in the morning after, Guest’s disembark in Guna Yala to catch the flight back to Panama City.

Cruise price details

Price per person

€ 960

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

Entire yacht price

€ 3990

Book the entire yacht for a private trip

Yacht

Pantalasa

Her hull and structural features provide this boat with a highly safe & very comfortable navigation in the turquoise waters of the San Blas Islands

Our sailboat is fully equipped and comfortably accommodates up to 6 guests plus crew in two double-bed cabins and two singles bed cabins. On deck the yacht has a large cockpit and spacious areas to relax. A perfect vessel for sailing San Blas and the Caribbean surrounding Panama!

Yacht
Model
1990 Model Eole 50
Length
15.2 m
Yacht services
Tender size
3 m
Air conditioning
No
Snorkeling equipment
Yes
Fishing equipment
Yes
Toys on board
No
Accommodations
Places
6
Standard double cabins
3
Bathrooms
1
Private Bathrooms
No
Crew
2
Chef on board
Yes

Cruise activities and tips

Travel 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.

Travelers reviews

Cate & Matthew ZoltanPerth, Australia 2015-04-10

“This trip is one of the best things that we have ever done in our lives. From my first contact with Pantalasa the communication was clear and professional. They are a breeze to deal with. We booked a 7-day charter. Once we met Judit and Ignacio we felt immediately relaxed and comfortable. The logistics and food were all taken care of without effort or fuss, making living and navigating the region seem easy, but we learnt that this is not the case unless you are very attentive, experienced and skilled. Judit and Ignacio seem to have a natural skill with people knowing when to leave you alone to relax and when to push for activity. They were sensitive to our needs the whole trip. Oh… and the snorkelling was fantastic, the aquamarine water, the coral and fish amazing, the Kuna people and culture interesting, deserted islands that make you feel like you’re the only person in the world, the boat was tidy, well maintained and fastidiously clean, and the food was delicious. Not one complaint here. If there is something you need to do in life it is this trip, don’t hesitate San Blas won’t be like this for ever!”

Oiana & MikelPamplona, Spain 2015-04-01

“Pasar 2 dias en el barco de Judit e Ignacio fue una de las mejores experiencias de mi viaje de 5 meses. Visité San Blas con mis padres y mi novio. Judit e Ignacio nos trataron genial, son muy amables ademas de muy buenos cocineros: las comidas y las cenas solían depender de la pesca del mismo día. Los desayunos eran muy saludables y siempre que queriamos teniamos bebida y picoteo. Todo ello mientras mirabamos atónitos las islas de San Blas. Hicimos snorkel con los equipos que nos dejaron, los fondos eran preciosos. El velero está en perfecto estado y siempre limpísimo. Buena conversacion, deliciosa comida y espectaculares atardeceres. Merece la pena. Muchas gracias, chicos.”

Jacques-Henri & Stephanie BriveParis, France 2015-03-13

“More than 1 week after having left San Blas we just realise that it was real! We wanted to thank you very sincerely for the few days we spent with you. For your genuine sense of hospitality but also for this rare ability that you have to make people feel unique. Do not change anything! It has been really a pleasure that we hope we will be able to make happen again in the future! We loved it! Panama, we will be back! Judit, Nacho we will be back!”

Teresa Fusté & Jordi BruixBarcelona, Spai 2014-11-14

“Our vacations in San Blas with Judit and Ignacio is one of our travel highlights around the world. After a busy cancer meeting in Panama City we enjoyed a terrific sailing time in a well-maintained and charming sailboat. Their hospitality and friendship was key for such experience. Swimming, snorkelling in the coral reefs and wildlife watching during daytime was as pleasant as sipping rum while watching sunset in the evening. Food was based in local products (fresh fished lobster, octopus and local fish) served with side dishes superbly prepared despite the challenges posed by a small kitchenette. Ignacio is a great cook and Judit is a key collaborator to make everything flow smoothly and peacefully. As a whole, a highly recommended experience if willing to decompress and avoid stressful life. Will repeat for sure!”

960

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.

Included in the price

Prices include:


- Rental of the boat with crew
- Boat insurance
- Fuel, gasoline and water tanks
- Bed sheets
- Dinghy with outboard engine
- Snorkeling gear
- Fishing gear
- Meals on board based on fish, seafood, fresh local vegetables, pasta, rice and fruits
- Drinks on board in reasonable consumption (water, sodas, fruit juices, beer, wine and local rum)

Not included

- Local taxes: 20 USD per person approx.

 

Extra services

- Transfers to San Blas
- All expenses outside the boat

- Tips & gratuities

per Person
3990

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.

Entire yacht price

Prices include:

- Rental of the boat with crew
- Boat insurance
- Fuel, gasoline and water tanks
- Bed sheets
- Dinghy with outboard engine
- Snorkeling gear
- Fishing gear
- Meals on board based on fish, seafood, fresh local vegetables, pasta, rice and fruits
- Drinks on board in reasonable consumption (water, sodas, fruit juices, beer, wine and local rum)

 

Prices do not include:

- Guests’ personal insurance
- Transfers to our boat in San Blas and all expenses outside the boat
- Local taxes: 20 USD per person approx.
- Tips & gratuities

per Boat