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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: 07/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bocas del Toro yacht description

Imagine touring the incredible sights and islands of Panama from the comfort of a cruising-equipped catamaran sailboat.

Spend the night in any one of dozens of beautiful anchorages and enjoy star-filled nights and “jungle silence.” Craving company and excitement? Anchor right in Bocas town or Old Bank, and enjoy the restaurants and nightlife. Want to experience a bit of fine dining and luxurious lounging by a pool? Visit one of the resorts on the outer islands that welcome day visitors. Jungle hiking? Visiting indigenous villages? SCUBA diving? …all accessible from Southern Belle. And of course, all specialty tours and activities available to those staying in land-based hotels are all still there for you…biking, surfing, caving, fishing, horseback riding, ziplining, etc. We provide customized sailing tours that can include the popular Bocas activities and sights as well as exploration off the beaten track to places such as Bahia Azul, Cayo Agua, and the South Popa area. In the calm weather months, typically August-September, we can also visit the Caribbean island gem - Escudo de Veraguas. Inquire for an example itinerary.

Southern Belle is a 42-foot Fontaine Pajot Venezia Catamaran sailboat, popular for island charters throughout the Caribbean. The boat has 4 private double staterooms, 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 (only available in Bocas del Toro): Enjoy a Captained Charter exploring the archipelago. 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 15% for Christmas, New Years, and Semana Santa holidays - Dec. 19-Jan 5, and March 28-April 5, 2015.

Option 2: Enjoy an All-Inclusive Charter exploring the archipelago. We will plan and prepare meals and beverages (including local rum, wine, and beer in reasonable quantities) based on your preferences. Dining out is also available. Minimum $600 per day for 1 to 3 people; $175/person/day for 4 or more people. Add 15% 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 park entry fees, and fees for optional tours/activities such as diving, guided hikes, horseback riding, etc.

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

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

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

          • Coffee Maker:

            Large French Press and thermos...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Large refrigerator/freezer...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Babysitter
          • Living Room
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Entertainment

          • Toys:

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

          • DVD Player:

            Large movie library available on hard drive...moreless

          • Television
          • Music Library
          • Books

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Panama cell phone available for use...moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Of course, the ocean! And several resorts nearby allow pool usage for a small fee....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Boat:

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

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Snorkel equipment, noodles, loungers...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                2 Kayaks, 1 double and 1 single...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Beach View
              • Ocean View
              • Village

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Groceries
              • Snorkeling
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Hiking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Horseback Riding
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Arboretum
              • Beachcombing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Fishing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter Holiday
              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $546

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $115 per night, per additional guest

              Semana Santa
              Mar 28 - Apr 5, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $546

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $115 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              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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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/17/2014
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              Location

              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Bocas International
              1 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Almirante to Bocas
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Riptide
              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 7 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 Archipelago. While all the other tourists are heading home in the pangas from their day at the Zapatilla Islands, we are settling in with a cold drink to enjoy the sunset, a great dinner, and the beautiful starry night skies.


              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

              • Bocas del Toro Archipelago and popular snorkel/dive sites.

                Bocas del Toro Archipelago and popular snorkel/dive sites.

              • Cayo Zapatilla, Bocas del Toro

                Cayo Zapatilla, Bocas del Toro

              • Floating Fun

                Floating Fun

              • Southern Belle at anchor in Bahia Honda, Bocas del Toro

                Southern Belle at anchor in Bahia Honda, Bocas del Toro

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

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

              • Friendly families and kids in San Blas

                Friendly families and kids in San Blas

              • Shopping with the Gunas, San Blas Islands

                Shopping with the Gunas, San Blas Islands

              • 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.

              • Daysail Fun, Bocas del Toro

                Daysail Fun, Bocas del Toro

              • Noodle party at the Cayo Zapatillos

                Noodle party at the Cayo Zapatillos

              • Sunset in the Anchorage at Bocas Town

                Sunset in the Anchorage at Bocas Town

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

                Sailing Charters....the end of the rainbow

              • Sunset in San Blas

                Sunset in San Blas

              • San Blas Islands, Panama

                San Blas Islands, Panama

              • Guna Indians, San Blas Islands

                Guna Indians, San Blas Islands

              VRBO #482396

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Friday, June 27, 2014

              $475 - $546 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/17/14
              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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