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Sailing adventure - beautiful San Blas Islands

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Escape to what has been named the magical destination but most people call SAN BLAS ISLANDS. The San Blas islands are a group of islands located in the Northwest of Panama facing the Caribbean Sea. Because the Islands are not yet discovered by the massive tourism industry and fully in control of the native Kuna’s. The Kuna’s protect their lands against massive tourism and keep them healthy and beautiful. This makes the San Blas Islands of Panama unique if you are searching for untouched nature and culture. The San Blas archipelago is an idyllic group of over 350 islands with white-sand beaches, surrounded by the crystal, clear waters of the Caribbean Sea,a trip to these unique islands gives you an opportunity for relaxing, fabulous snorkeling and the chance to integrate into the community and learn about the cultural traditions of the Kuna Yala, and experience their way of life.The San Blas Islands, or Kuna Yala Reserve, as they are also known, are a rare confluence of two types of paradise: tropical and cultural. They are one of the few vacation spots that anthropologist and a beach bum can agree on. But while San Blas has flown under the tourism radar for years, it may not stay that way for long.

Our 56 foot sailing vessel can accommodate up to 10 guests in 4 cabins. We offer you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful waters of San Blas Islands in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Whether you plan to enjoy a romantic sunset cruise or venture out snorkeling for the weekend or the week, you can be sure the Captain and Crew are professional and friendly. Creating your own personalized adventure vacation for you and your group of friends, family or colleagues is simple and easy with our assistance.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, polish
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Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

San Blas Islands were a highlight of our trip. We sailed with Luka and cannot recommend our experience enough. The boat is clean, the captain and first mate are very professional but very relaxed to be around. If you choose this sailboat you will not go hungry! The food was fantastic and there was always fruit, biscuits to snack on in between.

Don't go if you want five star (this is a sailboat) but if you appreciate nature and an unspoiled island setting, coupled with fantastical seafood - this is the way.
Nov 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Blas Islands
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
San Blas
Car: not necessary

Come and discover the beauty of this paradise in the San Blas Islands of Panama from the unique view of our fifty six foot sailboat!

San Blas - the most beautiful & undiscovered islands in the Caribbean Sea.

We will make sure to take you to the most beautiful islands and beaches to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the most pristine waters and colorful reefs the San Blas Islands have to offer. We will visit a Kuna village and learn about their traditions and handcrafts. We will sail among the San Blas archipelago, cook delicious meals of fresh fish and seafood and anchor at little island spots in San Blas to spend great nights under the brightest stars.

San Blas is definitely not your typical exclusive destination.

Ever wondered what Robinson Crusoe must have felt like living on a deserted island all by himself? A vacation on one of the islands of the San Blas archipelago will put all your questions to rest, as you get the chance to experience the life of a castaway.

You will have the feeling you are traveling centuries back in time.

For snorkeling enthusiasts San Blas will feel like heaven, as it is surrounded by some of the oldest, most beautiful reefs in the world.

San Blas stretches along the Caribbean coast of Panama. There are 365 islands in the archipelago, 50 of which are inhabited by Kuna People. These descendants of the once feared Carib Indians gained their independence in 1950 and have been running all the islands as an independent province ever since. They have managed to conserve most of their ancient customs and traditions.

Flying to San Blas by plane

You can use a plane to get to San Blas. The most common way for arriving by plane in San Blas is taking off at Panama City Airport and fly to El Porvenir. You can also fly on Achutupu, Garti/Carti, Corazon, de Jesus, Playon Chico and Rio Sidra. You can book flights at Air Panama or Aeroperlas, but book in advance since it are all small aircrafts and the demands for seats it high. We will pick you up from the island to the boat.

Travelling by land

You can reach the San Blas Island by sea or from the mainland Panama. If you want to travel from Panama to San Blas by 4×4 jeep and water taxi (lancha). This trip takes around 3-4 hours in total. You will first cross a small part of the Pan American Highway by 4×4 jeep and then enter the jungle road to Carti. When you arrive in Carti , you can go by water taxi that is operated by the local people the Kuna’s. This water taxi takes you to our boat. We can help you book the transportation with 4x4 and lancha.

Amenities

Portobelo Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Fantastic time in a fabulous setting

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The sailboat was comfortable for our party of 5. Bea and her crew of Ulyssis and Edwin did everything possible to make our trip memorable. We went to remote islands for amazing snorkeling and co-ordinated fishing trips with the Kuna. Our adult children even got to spend the night in hammocks on their own tropical island where Edwin left a great bonfire burning. Our meals were plentiful with lots to eat, utilizing freshly caught fish and produce. Barracuda, lobster and bonita caught just a few hours before dinner with some tasty side dishes (Breadfruit french fries!) and salads. We had our Beagle with us and there was no problem getting him to and from the islands where he had great fun wandering around. We would definitely recommend the Luka to anyone who wants to experience a unique adventure.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are per person, per day. Minimum 2 guests, minimum stay 3 days. Lower rates for groups, and longer stay.
Please check our rates here: http://www.sanblastrips.com/services.html

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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