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Welcome to Rafio!


The Crew

French Captain Raphio has been sailing in San Blas since 2012. He's a really great host and very fun to be around. First mate Jani is a painter and loves working with wood and epoxy. Jani is also a certified freediving instructor and has all the necessary licenses for scuba diving, so you're in safe hands when you explore the underwater world with her. Her love for art and adventure truly shines through in everything she does. Besides her culinary skills, Jani is also a talented artist, making beautiful wooden and resin sculptures and jewelry inspired by the natural beauty of the country.

About Rafio

Shared trip: $350 per person per night

Private trip only: 

  • 2 people: $1400 per night

  • 3 people: $1600 per night

  • 4 people: $1800 per night

  • 5 people: $2000 per night

  • 6 people: $2200 per night

  • 7 people: $2400 per night

  • 8 people: $2600 per night

  • 9 people: $2800 per night

  • 10 people: $3000 per night

THE BOAT: This catamaran is a 57 ft. Lagoon 570 made in 2005. It is one of the largest in the fleet. All its common areas are spacious. The cockpit/outdoor dining area can easily turn into a dance floor as it often does!


CABINS:  This boat has 5 double cabins each with a private bath. 3 double cabins and one cabin with 2 bunkbeds are reserved for guests. 

FOOD: Jani, a Panama native, is not just an amazing artist but also a fantastic cook. She's created some delicious recipes using local ingredients that capture the flavors of Panama.

LANGUAGES:The crew speaks French, Spanish and English.


  • Out door shower

  • 2 Paddle boards

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Fishing Gear

  • Music and speakers

  • Kitchen

  • Power outlets

  • Dinghy with outboard motor

  • Snorkeling gear


Sailed on this catamaran for a few days and had a blast. Plenty of space to relax, comfy cabins, and the food was incredible. Crew was friendly and even took us diving! Highly recommend.


We recently chartered this beautiful Lagoon 570 catamaran for a private escape in San Blas. The boat itself was impressive - incredibly spacious and comfortable, with a huge cockpit that transformed into a fun dance floor under the stars. The private bathrooms in each cabin were a nice touch, and the crew truly made the experience unforgettable.

Captain Raphio's knowledge of the area and his friendly demeanor made every day enjoyable. Jani, the first mate, is a star! Not only did she create mouthwatering dishes using fresh, local ingredients, but she's also a certified freediving instructor who led us on amazing underwater adventures. Her passion for art is evident in everything she does, and we even purchased some of her beautiful wooden sculptures as souvenirs. This trip exceeded expectations - highly recommend for anyone seeking an unforgettable San Blas experience!

Jake and Tom

Just got back from a relaxing shared charter on this catamaran. The boat was clean, spacious, and the crew was fantastic. Captain Raphio was professional and friendly, while Jani's cooking was divine! We loved trying all the Panamanian dishes. Great value for a relaxing San Blas getaway!

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