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The highest rated San Blas sailing trip!


Entire home/apt

10 Guests

5 Bedrooms

8 Beds


Entire home/apt

10 Guests

5 Bedrooms

8 Beds

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About this listing

Experience the truly virgin islands of the San Blas archipelago aboard a comfortable sailboat. White sand beaches, turquoise water, snorkeling paradise, gourmet seafood, rich indigenous culture - all to be had on this Panamanian escapade.

The space

The Captain and Hostess that will treat you to amazing fresh seafood in 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. Let us know what kind of boat and experience you are looking for, and we'll make it happen for you!


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 8
Check In: Anytime after 9AM
Check Out: 8AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $180 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 9AM

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Julie User Profile
February 2017
The trip got off to a rocky start when the arranged driver was late dropping me off at the docks - I missed the only water taxi that was going to the island where Corto was anchored! But as soon as Stephanie learned about the problem, she was working on a solution - and within 30 minutes (maybe less) I had a new water taxi and a new destination: the sailboat Albatros. Hernando and Camilla were very welcoming, especially considering they weren't expecting any passengers that day! We spent a couple of hours purchasing supplies from the island - and a fascinating trip was already underway. Hernando has been sailing San Blas for a couple of decades, and he seems to know everybody! I learned so much about the Kuna just from walking through the village and talking with him and Camilla and observing their interactions with the Kuna on the island. We had lunch at the restaurant there (my octopus dish was quite delicious) and then set sail for Chichime. We had fantastic weather the first couple of days, and I enjoyed walking around the Chichime cays, swimming in the warm Caribbean water, and kayaking around the islands. We bought fresh red snapper and lobster from the Kuna family there, and on the final night had a beach barbecue with a group of other sailers (with the best pork ribs I've ever had in my life). We did a brief day trip to Dog Island, and the shipwreck there is well worth snorkeling! And had an adventure when the kayak got stolen - we were almost back to Chichime by the time we noticed. We turned around and located it on the beach (and had to ransom it from one of the local Kuna, the only negative interaction I saw with them), and Camilla and I got it back to the Albatros. The accommodations on the Albatros are quite basic - it's an older sailboat and it definitely shows. But really, this trip is about San Blas - and it did not disappoint. Gorgeous turquoise water, islands out of a postcard, and a fascinating indigenous culture - the Kuna were the best part in some ways, and I learned so much more about them from Hernando and Camilla than I ever could have on a trip by myself. Overall, I had a wonderful time, and Stephanie was always quick to address whatever issues popped up. I hope to get another chance to travel with them in the future!

Calvin User Profile
February 2017
Stefanie was in communication from the start and was able to answer any questions we had. The stay itself was a lot of fun. Captain Fernando and Camila were great guides as we explored the San Blas islands. They were also excellent cooks and provided all meals. Highly recommended for if you're planning a trip to San Blas.

Audrey User Profile
January 2017
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful 4 day vacation on the San Blas Islands! We are so happy we decided to book with I Travel by Boat- it made things so easy! It was so helpful to have the car pick up and transfer from panama to san blas coordinated and taken care of for us. But of course the best part of the trip by far was the days spent on the catamaran “buddha/impulso” on the San Blas Islands! Mario and Enrique were the most accommodating of hosts/captains. We caught fish, had a lobster feast and visited multiple islands a day. We had the opportunity to kayak, swim, and fish right of the back of our catamaran. Our accommodations were naturally small on a 40 foot catamaran, but they were beautiful designed and comfortable. We loved our stay on Impulso and we are grateful that the booking and coordination to get the islands was made easy by I Travel by Boat.

Melissa User Profile
December 2016
This was a dream come true! My boyfriend and I stayed on the Scacco Matto with captain Juri. Juri met us only a few minutes from the port and we sailed away. The trip to Chichime was long resulting in my boyfriend getting seasick. We didn't come prepared at all but Juri provided food and drinks immediately to help his sickness calm down. For a moment we thought the trip was a bad idea but once we arrived at the islands all doubt melted away! We stayed two nights one docked in Chichime and one in another cluster of islands. Juri was a magnificent host whisking us from island to island with his dingy so we could snorkel (our new favorite hobby!). The beaches were riddled with starfish and had one or two other tourists at maximum. The majority of the time we were in our own "private" beach. My boyfriend LOVES seafood so one day Juri was in a mission to find lobster traveling all over Chichime to locate some. He cooked them to perfection! My tips to travelers booking this stay: bring sunscreen and apply it every hour. Bring seasickness medicine. Pack in luggage that is moderately or completely waterproof. Prepare to have an unforgettable experience.

Stephen User Profile
October 2016
Wow!! Wow!!! What a wonderful experience. Every aspect of this adventure exceeded expectations and was beyond imagination perfect. Five star service from start to finish. Steph's communication and the quality and timeliness of all connections was right on target. The white sands, clear waters and mesmerizing beauty of Guna Yala San Blas are incredible. Captain, Gabriel , Daniel, Steph, Erin and their team provided close service as well as privacy, excellent meals prepared from fresh local ingredients, broiled lobster, fresh baked bread, local fruit and more. We were upgraded to the X 45 yacht Samantha. Daniel's Ananda Lahari looked fine as well when we saw her nearby. It was a real treat to sail this world famous design. A Danish built, fast cruiser, with spacious private cabins. From snorkeling to wave boarding, relaxing in the onboard hammock and ever changing island scenery with Guna hospitality was appreciated and will be remembered forever. Truly a bucket list experience. I have heard others describe this as "died and gone to heaven." This world traveler concurs. Hope to stowaway aboard again soon. Thank you again to Gabriel and to those who are hoping to conserve and share this treasure of Creation. A masterpiece most certain.

Tran User Profile
September 2016
Grateful that Steph arranged our transportation and water taxi to the boat, it really helped! Once we arrived to the boat we immediately felt welcome and accommodated. Daniel was a great chef and baker, some of the best fresh breads we've had in ages. We appreciated that he wanted to use ingredients that were local from a Kona farm, from a Kona fisherman, or freshly caught by Gabriel. He was also able to modify several meals for a Vegetarian diet. Gabriel was great on the guitar and kept us busy with many snorkeling adventures. Steph was super helpful in speaking with Kona people as well as sharing their traditions and swapping travel stories. All in all we felt it was a successful adventure and we'd gladly do it again!

Geneviève User Profile
September 2016
The communication with Stephanie was easy, punctual and clear! She gaves us all the information and facilities we needed for the journey towards the boat! We were 3 adults and a 1 year old baby! The experience on the boat was fantastic ... more than we expected! We felt welcome on the boat and even if the space is limited, Gabriel (captain) and Kiko gave us the space we needed. I was delightful to share time with them (really). The food they cooked was just delicious (fresh sea food and fish, fruits, wine, coco water...). We had the proximity with the natives ''Kuna" and their amazing islands. We sailed around breath taking landscapes. It was a rejuvenated experience and we will certainly come back! Thanks to all the cocosailing team!

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