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 "Sail away to a life-changing experience."
- Stef  


Reconnect with Nature: Experience the Healing Power of Immersive Sailing in Gunayala

There's a broken link between land and people. We guide expert travelers seeking to restore their relationship with planet Earth through an immersive sailing experience in Gunayala, where indigenous wisdom offers tools to reconnect.

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Leave the known world  and enter the realm of the wondrous 

Gunayala is an autonomous indigenous territory composed of over 365 islands where  people still live in harmony with their ecosystems.


They live in palm huts, cook with firewood, and earn a living from fishing, handcrafts and most recently, from tourism.

Although the modern world is starting to permeate life here, the Guna still hold their culture and traditions to heart.

The Guna believe that humanity's role on this planet is to love, protect and take care of Mother Earth. 

We invite you to come see the world through the Guna's eyes, so that you may remember how simple and joyous life can be when lived for the purpose of caring for the land and its beings.

Feel the freedom of sailing with the wind

Some of us humans are not land dwellers, some of us have taken to the sea.  


Called by the unpredictability of the breeze and currents, we face the whims of the wind and live at the mercy of grandmother Ocean, forced to always be fully present.

Material possessions we have few. Food can be hard to secure, energy and drinking water are limited. All of the must-have's of the city turn into nice-to-have's on the water.  You really rid yourself of the clutter and it feels good.


And feeling the power of the wind pushing the sails to take you where you need, is indescribable.

You must live it! 


Sail from island to island, witnessing incredible landscapes, meeting the Guna guardians of paradise and reconnecting to nature and yourself
along the way

Embrace the natural wonders:

Discover pristine Islands, swim in crystal-clear waters, snorkel around stunning reefs, and submerge yourself in the Guna paradise while enjoying the sailing life.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure:
Discover hidden gems, bond with friendly Guna families, harvest coconuts, and enjoy an exhilarating Guna canoe ride.

Expand your horizons:
Involve yourself in local culture, unleash your creativity with artisan crafts, trek through fascinating jungles, and dive into refreshing river waterfalls.


These sailing nomads come from all walks of life and from all countries in the world. They host you in their floating homes to give you a glimpse of what the sailing life is like, feeding you delicious food, taking you to their favorite islands, and introducing you to the local families that have become their friends over the years. 

Choose a boat based on the crew you think you'd click with the most or based on the type of sailboat: monohull or catamaran.

Monohull Sailboats

  • They navigate more naturally on the ocean

  • They tend to sway more as they lean into the wind

  • Sleeping cabins and communal areas such as kitchen and salon are all below deck

  • Rates range from $180 to $250 per person per night


  • From single sailors to couples and families

  • They have lots of experience sailing and hosting guests on board

  • They speak different languages 

  • Love San Blas and the local people of the islands


  • They have a lot more space in the cockpit

  • They are more stable during navigation and at anchor

  • Sleeping cabins are below deck distributed in each of the 2 hulls

  • Kitchen and salon are above deck 

  • Rates range from $250 to $500 per person per night


Our Signature Boat

We're thrilled to introduce our latest addition, the Kaya Catamaran, to the I Travel By Boat family. This extraordinary vessel embodies our commitment to making your journey even more special.

What sets Kaya apart is that it's the first boat we fully manage, ensuring a uniquely tailored experience for you. Your adventure isn't just a trip; it's a chance to create unforgettable memories.

So, why wait? Dive into this incredible adventure - the Kaya catamaran is ready to sail, and we can't wait to share this experience with you. Discover more about Haya's rates and details below:




We've been sailing in Gunayala and pairing guests with hosts since 2012. That's over 10 years! 
You can trust us to set you up with the boat and experience that best fits your needs. 

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Ninón del Castilllo

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