Stay on a sailboat with a skipper and sailor that will treat you to amazing fresh seafood and will take you around the incredibly beautiful San Blas islands of Panama. We're a group of sailing nomads traveling the world. You have a choice of different styles of sailboats, from the wooden classics to the modern fibre boats. All cozy & comfortable, with a full kitchen, computer with internet, great deck with outdoor speakers for music at all times, hammocks on bow, motorized dinghy, kayak and snorkel gear to enjoy this amazing coral reef archipelago and get to know one of the few truly virgin paradises of the world.
Wonderful stay with Gabriel as our captain on a 37-ft sailboat for five days. The seas weren't "rocky" but they weren't absolutely calm when sailing between islands, which gave my wife a bit of nausea since she has some seasickness (it get better after the second day) but otherwise it was a dream trip. Stef was GREAT in arranging it all!
Our sailing trip with Juri was amazing! From the beginning, Stef was a delight to work with and made sure that this part of our honeymoon was perfect. The food on the Sacco Matto was absolutely amazing (by far the best of our whole trip!). Captain Juri was a great guy and made sure that we made the best of our time in San Blas. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone thinking about sailing with Itravelbyboat in Panama!
Thanks for accepting us with no notice at all!
This is a plan for at least 2 nights-3 days, the drive is quite long. We didn't get good directions, but, we made it!
After driving from Nueva Gorgona to Guna Yala (3 hours)we left from the Barsucum river on Gustavio's boat 30' (amazing Native man) to be taken to Claudio's Catamaran, it was a beautiful experience, The ocean was a clear blue, intense, Claudio was a good Italian host, cooked lobster, Italian cake, eggs, spaghettis, took us to other of the 365 islands in San Blass, picked us up when ever we wanted, we went snorkeling to the spot he recommended, and was amazing, tranquil waters you could see fish and coral 20 feet down...his catamaran was clean and fully equipped, snorkeling items, sandals, shampoo, medicine etc...We truly loved the experience to the point of thinking in buying a sailing boat.. Mom, sister and the 4 of us had a great time.Thanks !
We had an amazing time in Panama and it was in large part to our experience on the Ananda Lahari!
I thought Gabriel and Ornella were great hosts! They are a very welcoming and laid back couple who have made San Blas their home. They gave us a small glimpse of what it's like living your life at sea. They know all the islands and many of the indigenous tribes people, the Kuna. It was like visiting friends who moved to a new city and they are showing you around town. They love San Blas and are passionate about showing you what makes this place so great. Our days were filled with swimming, relaxing on the boat with food/drinks, visiting and learning about the Kuna, snorkeling, exploring small islands, perfect sunsets and just sailing around wherever our hearts desired!
As far as the boat goes, it was a really cool smaller sail boat that only holds 4-6 people. It's not like staying on some big yacht with lots of space and lavish amenities. You are going sailing with a couple on their private boat but they make sure that you feel right at home. You can help yourself to anything they have. Staying with them in close quarters like this allows you to get to know them better too. I think this makes it a more personal and truly unique vacation/adventure experience.
Their boat was always well stocked with plenty to eat and drink. Gabriel also speared some fish and Ornella cooked it on the boat. She is like a grandma, always worried about making sure you're well fed with a beer in your hand and happy :)
The islands and sea there are absolutely amazing... A truly picture perfect paradise!
We also had the chance to meet Stef, the Rep for I travel By Boat, and she helped iron out a few kinks we had in our itinerary. She was very helpful and nice!
I would recommend I Travel By Boat and staying on the Ananda Lahari to any of my friends. Thank you to all of them!!... I will definitely be back!!!
Karen & I had a truly magical time on the Ananda Lahari with Gabi and Ornella. It was the experience of a lifetime! From spearfishing with Gabi to indulging in the culinary delights made by Ornella you couldn't ask for anything more from these wonderful hosts. Not to mention the beautiful setting of the San Blas islands and the friendly Kunas we visited with. We were sorry it had to end but their inspiration to us lives on. - Bradley & Karen
Amazing experience, the boat was very clean and the captain very nice. We could not ask for anything more.
Javi, the captain of Ni banu is great! Good Cook and excellent sailer. We had a blast!! Definetely would go again!
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Hey I live in Panama City and work chartering sailboats in Panama and Colombia's caribbean and Pacific oceans! If you want to sail around just let me know and I'll get you hooked up with the vessel of your choice.