BeBlue skippers will accompany you for almost 1,000 miles on a dream cruise. You will sail from the untouched paradise of San Blas to the magical Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. It starts from the atolls of the Caribbean Sea through the sluices of the Panama Canal to hoist sails in the Pacific Ocean, heading for the majestic Galapagos!
|DEPARTURE BASE||Cartì, Kunayala - Panama|
Bed linen and towels
Dinghy with outboard engine
Harbour and buoy fees
3.600€ per person for double cabin accommodation.
Request early booking, last minute and discounts for the rental of the entire boat.
|Language||Italian and english.|
|How to come||AIR: Tocumen Panama City International Airport (PTY), AIR: Seymour Baltra Airport (GPS)|
From San Blas to the Galapagos - ID 71 View MoreLess
Day 1: Check-in
After the transfer from Panama City to San Blas (Jeep 4x4 - Lancia A/R trip 110€ per person) finally sails! We're heading for our first stop on this 4-day tour to discover this paradise archipelago: Cayo Lemon, the first of the pearls of San Blas and the gateway to this island paradise. Under the tropical sun and where the water is always crystal clear you will admire the colorful and life-rich reefs.
Day 2-3: San Blas
You immediately enter the Caribbean rhythm, where there are no schedules and you live in freedom, doing only what we like. Thanks to the modern tenders we can move easily to snorkel in the best places among clownfish, parrot fish, angel fish, turtles. but also lizards and birds hiding among the mangroves, the wild and unspoiled nature will not end up surprising you with its imagination. After exploring the area we will head to Chichime, where we will spend the night in its lagoon, with lobster dinner. We will visit Cayo Holandes, a real natural pool with crystal clear water where you can relax: so we start to meet the Kuna who will join us on their traditional boats.
We open stray and bow towards Coco Bandero, the breeze pushes us fast and already brings us in view of the green palm trees and the always crystal clear water that awaits us. We will spend the afternoon among colorful fish, anemones and starfish to enjoy the fish caught by the light of a beautiful beach BBQ. With a sip of Rhum, under the stars, we will then accompany each other in sweet dreams.
Breakfast on board before to weigh the anchor and go to the Shelter Bay Marina near the town of Colon at the entrance to the Panama Canal on the east bank. Depending on the availability of the date of the passage of the imposing locks of Miraflores, there will be the possibility of viewing the Caribbean town of Colon.
From May 6th to 7th we will cross the Panama Canal, with its impressive artificial locks and sailing within Lake Gatun where the lush rainforest goes all the way into the water of this basin that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific. A real safari made by the boat, in which you can only be amazed while we sail in this passage that only a few sailors in the world can boast of having crossed.
Day 8: Panama City
Once we have come out of the artificial locks of Miraflores and have sailed under the imposing bridge of Las Americas we will make our way to the Bay of Flamengo where we will make the last purchases before starting the ocean crossing. Just enough time to re-emit the galley and drink a rum in the Vejo Helmet district from which you can admire the towering skyscrapers of Panama City before returning to board and starting the real Pacifica adventure.
After a hearty breakfast, finally comes the most heartfelt moment of this whole cruise... you give up the moorings and point to the west where almost 1000 nautical miles of the Pacific Ocean await us before seeing the green Galapagos on the horizon. The navigation, from 6 to 9 days, will be characterized by variable winds and some currents and does not present any particular risks. Guests will be required to be an active part of the crew: you will be involved in the maneuvers and during the navigation you will be asked to do the rounds on deck together with the BeBlue skippers who will perform the task of Guard Chiefs.
More or less on this date the green volcanic ridges of the pristine Galapagos Islands will be on the horizon, we will moor on Isabella Island and there will be an opportunity, until 21 May, to visit the natural park, the islands and see all the marine and terrestrial animals living in full freedom in the same places where Darwin developed the Theory of Evolution...
Day 17-24: Galapagos
Now begins the topical moment of this unforgettable sailing cruise: five days in which you can immerse yourself in nature and where you feel like you have gone back two centuries disembarking together in Darwin by the Brigantine Beagle of the Royal Navy ...During this time you will have many time to visit Isabela by boat and on land, the largest of the Galapagos, both with unforgettable shore excursions and with boat trips in which we will take you to explore the numerous locations not reachable by land. The largest volcanic island, with five active volcanoes, will give you breathtaking colours and a fauna of giant terrestrial turtles, colonies of seabirds and flamingos and penguins hiding in tagus caves.The Galapagos are not only a pristine paradise, they are a world apart geologically and naturally speaking, in such a small space is concentrated the largest biodiversity in the world and you will have plenty of time to discover them palm to palm before heading to Baltra airport for return.
The itinerary may be subject to variations based on the weather, safety and technical assessments of the captain of the boat. This program is intended as indicative and not binding.
AVAILABLE BOAT CLASSES
Boat models, technical specifications and optional may be subject to change. BeBlue reserves the right to make free upgrades to higher classes when necessity arises and to replace the boat presented in the catalog, or out of the catalog, with another of similar class and quality. All boats are selected with care and experience.