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Adventurous Luxury on the Yacht Southern Belle

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Southern Belle is a 42-foot Fontaine Pajot, Venezia catamaran.

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Last updated: 03/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy the incredible islands of Panama aboard the comfortable cruising-equipped catamaran sailboat Southern Belle. We offer 2- to 10-day island cruises. April through September 2015 we'll be exploring the San Blas Islands of Panama.

The San Blas Islands are located along the Caribbean coast of Panama east of the Panama Canal and stretch almost to the Colombian border in a series of approximately 350 islands, of which no more than 50 are inhabited by the Guna Indians. Only a 20-minute plane ride, or 2 1/2-hour truck ride from Panama City, a trip to the San Blas islands will transport you centuries into the past. The friendly Guna Indians, who run all the islands as an autonomous province, have maintained their own economic system, language, customs and culture, with distinctive dress, legends, music and dance. The area is surrounded by reefs, and offers wonderful sailing, clear water snorkeling, and white sand beach islands. Your tour can include visiting local villages, enjoying locally prepared meals, beach bonfires, and jungle river exploration.

Southern Belle is a 42-foot Fontaine Pajot Venezia Catamaran sailboat, popular for island charters throughout the Caribbean. The boat has 3 private double staterooms available for guests and 2 heads (bathrooms) with hot water showers. The galley is fully equipped including a large refrigerator-freezer, 3 burner stove and oven, icemaker, and a bbq grill on the back rail. The inside salon table seats 8 as does the cockpit table. Ample lounging space is available on the deck and forward nets. Entertainment options include a flat screen TV along with a large selection of movies and TV shows on hard drive, a stereo system that accepts MP3 input, playing cards and other table games, guitar, snorkel equipment, and two 2-person kayaks.

There are 2 options for enjoying a stay aboard Southern Belle:

Option 1 – Captain-only Charter (only available in Bocas del Toro): You provision and prepare your meals and the captains' onboard meals, we’ll help you identify dining out options in the area. Minimum $475/day for 1 to 4 people; $100/person/day more for 5 or more people. Add 10% for Christmas, New Years, and Semana Santa holidays - Dec. 19-Jan 5, and March 28-April 5, 2015.

Option 2 – All-inclusive: We will plan and prepare meals and beverages (excluding alcohol) based on your preferences. Minimum $600 per day for 1 to 3 people; $175/person/day for 4 or more people. Add 10% for Christmas, New Years, and Semana Santa holidays - Dec. 19-Jan 5, and March 28-April 5, 2015.

All charter rates include bed linens, towels, paper products, and use of kayaks and snorkel equipment. Extra expenses include transportation, Guna Province entry fees, and fees for optional tours such as guided hikes, local fishing experience, etc.

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Property Type

  • Yacht
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside on the back deck...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Shower on the back steps...moreless

  • 2 bathrooms, each equipped with toilet and hot and cold pressure water. Also, a shower on the back steps....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Large movie library available on hard drive...moreless

  • Games:

    Dominos, Pictionary, Cards, Poker chips...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Stereo:

    Can accept MP3 players...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Legos, hot wheels, crayons, and assorted other boy toys...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Inside dining in the salon seats 6-8 Cockpit dining table seats 6-8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    Panama cell phone available for use...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Large French Press and thermos...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    3-burner propane gas stove...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    10-foot rigid inflatable dinghy with 20 HP outboard....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious forward nets for lounging and wildlife viewing. Covered cockpit area for lounging, dining, or sleeping. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 double Kayaks...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel equipment, noodles, loungers...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Standard pricing
2 night min stay
$475

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The rates listed above are for captained charters in the islands. See the description for the all-inclusive option, minimum $600 per night.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/31/2015
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Location

1.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bocas International
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Riptide
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Almirante to Bocas
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Riptide

Car: Not Necessary

We offer 2- to 7-day cruises in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago and San Blas Islands, Panama, including popular destinations as well as off the beaten path. Inquire for a description of possible island cruising itineraries.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: George and Melinda Salley were born and raised in Louisiana (United States) and bring you the southern hospitality and great Cajun-creole cooking with which they were raised. Before taking off in 2006 to explore the Americas aboard Southern Belle with their then 5-year-old son, they worked in environmental engineering consulting in Southern California. They have spent the past 8 years exploring Central and South America, and have been exploring Panama since 2009.

Why the Owner Chose Bocas del Toro:
After exploring much of the Americas, we fell in love with the islands and people of Panama. There is a rich diversity of landscapes and activities, and the area is still not well known in the traveling world.

The Unique Benefits at this Yacht:
Southern Belle is the perfect home away from home in the islands. It is a large stable platform, with plenty of deck space for lounging, easy access for swimming and snorkeling, a full galley, and comfortable salon for chilling. And best of all....you can take it with you to explore the nooks and crannies of the Panama islands.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Southern Belle is a 42-foot Fontaine Pajot, Venezia catamaran.

    Southern Belle is a 42-foot Fontaine Pajot, Venezia catamaran.

  • Swim steps provide easy access.

    Swim steps provide easy access.

  • Forward nets also provide a great viewing platform for dolphins.

    Forward nets also provide a great viewing platform for dolphins.

  • Salon dining

    Salon dining

  • Typical queen bed stateroom

    Typical queen bed stateroom

  • Clear waters, white sand beaches, coconut palms!  San Blas Islands

    Clear waters, white sand beaches, coconut palms! San Blas Islands

  • Shopping, Guna-style.

    Shopping, Guna-style.

  • Guna village girls practicing for a celebration dance.

    Guna village girls practicing for a celebration dance.

  • Abundant crabs and lobsters in season.

    Abundant crabs and lobsters in season.

  • Sailing Charters....the end of the rainbow

    Sailing Charters....the end of the rainbow

  • Daysail Fun, Bocas del Toro

    Daysail Fun, Bocas del Toro

  • Sunset in San Blas

    Sunset in San Blas

  • Southern Belle under spinnaker

    Southern Belle under spinnaker

  • Forward nets are great for lounging.

    Forward nets are great for lounging.

  • Cockpit dining

    Cockpit dining

  • Galley

    Galley

  • Head with sink, and open interior hatch.

    Head with sink, and open interior hatch.

  • San Blas Islands, Panama

    San Blas Islands, Panama

  • Friendly families and kids in San Blas

    Friendly families and kids in San Blas

  • Local Guna boys soccer team on the way back from a match on Southern Belle

    Local Guna boys soccer team on the way back from a match on Southern Belle

  • Cayo Zapatilla, Bocas del Toro

    Cayo Zapatilla, Bocas del Toro

  • Floating Fun

    Floating Fun

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 03/31/2015
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