Why travel with us?
We belong to a sailing community that, by nature of our trade, stands for taking control of your life, living the way you want to, valuing experience over materials goods.
This isn't your traditional yacht charter environment. Our boats and captains come from all walks of life and will certainly offer an insight into a different kind of living. Here, sailors welcome you into their homes for you to have a relaxing, yet transformative experience.
We invite you to travel by boat for a few days, not only to see the wonders of this beautiful land, but to have one of those precious and far in between moments in life during which you actually feel ALIVE.
Pack light: you won't need shoes on the boat so one pair of sandals will suffice. Do remember a hat, sunscreen & sunglasses. You have a 10Kg limit on luggage on the flight to San Blas so pack smart!
Come with an open mind: You are coming into contact with two cultures completely different from yours - the Kuna indians and the sailing nomads. Learn as much as you can and share your life experience with them so it's an enriching experience for all.
If you want to make a difference for the people you're visiting, help the local economy by purchasing molas - the local women's handcrafts. You'll want to buy them before going home anyway, so make sure you do it on the islands and not on the airport on your way home.
Can I start the tour any day of the week?
Yes! We have a lot of boats available, so you can start a tour any day you want.
Are tours private or shared?
It's up to you! You can book a cabin or the whole ship to yourself.
How do I get to the boat?
You take a 6 passenger SUV for 2.5 hours from Panama City to the port of Carti. There, you take a 45 min to 1 hour water taxi to the island where your boat is anchored.
At what time do I get to the boat?
Between 10:30 and 11:30 am depending on number of people getting dropped off at different islands/boats.
At what time do I leave the boat?
If leaving in the morning at 8:00 am; if in the afternoon, at 3:30 pm.
Is it true that sailboats aren't allowed in San Blas?
Guna Yala is an autonomous region divided into different sectors that have their own rules. The sector that has access to the road doesn't like sailing tourism in their area. They have their own lodges and prefer sailboats not work in their territory as these largely belong to foreigners. We have moved our operation to a different sector that allows sailboats, and which is still virgin and untouched, so it's a win-win for all as we keep our guests away from the super touristy islands, and at the same time help out islanders who don't benefit from the tourism activity otherwise.
Panama is a year-round destination for adventure travelers. Temperatures are the same all year (avg. 27°C/82°F) and hurricanes & tornados do not reach this area.
Dec-April: dry & windy (summer)
May-Nov: rainy & calm seas (winter)
During the dry season there's plenty of wind to sail around. If the sailing part is your priority we encourage to visit us then. The wet season has advantage of having really calm waters; it's when snorkeling and swimming are best enjoyed.
Weather varies a lot so it will still rain a little in the summer and you'll have plenty of sunny days in the winter.