Sail The San Blas Islands From Colombia to Panama, or Vice Versa

This is a legendary backpacker trip combining your Central American and South American adventures! Sail with the Ave Maria Sailing Boat from Portobelo, Panamá to Colombia (or vice versa) and enjoy multiple island stops through the coral reefs, azure waters and coconut palm lined beaches of beautiful San Blas. The Ave Maria is classic 50′ ketch with shared cabins available and 3 great home style meals per day a beach BBQ and Bonfire plus lots more…

* During the 5 day / 5 night trip we will visit 3 different groups of islands over 3 days.
* Encounter fabulous snorkeling opportunities.
* 3 fresh, delicious meals each day provided.
* Including fresh fruit and snacks.
* A beach BBQ and bonfire.
* Complimentary cocktail with each sunset in San Blas.
* A comfortable bed for each person.
* Extra BONUS: Arrival or Departure from Portobelo saves you $50 in transfer costs.


Portobelo, Panamá to Colombia via San Blas:
16 Jan, 13 Feb, 13 Mar, 17 Apr, 10 May, 5 Jun, 3 & 31 Jul, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 23 Oct, 20 Nov, 18 Dec 2017.

Cartagena to Portobelo, Panamá vía San Blas:
2 & 30 Jan, 27 Feb, 27 Mar, 28 Apr, 22 May, 19 Jun, 17 Jul, 14 Aug, 11 Sep, 9 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec 2017.

Note: As the trips include ocean sea passages, the organizers of this tour do not always have Internet access.  In these instances it may take 2 or 3 days to respond to inquiries.


About the Ave Maria Sailing Boat:

Ave Maria is a classic 50′ sailing ketch built to the highest standards providing classic comfort and modern safety. This boat is a traditional offshore sailing yacht offering all inclusive sailing trips from Panama to Colombia via the San Blas Islands. Some of the facilities and equipment on board are:

  • BBQ
  • MP3 speaker connection
  • Recharging capacity for small devices
  • DVDs and Movies
  • Bathroom / toilet.
  • 9.9 hp Tender / dingy
  • Provisioned and equipped life raft, radios & flares
  • Fins, masks and snorkels
  • Fishing tackle
  • Backgammon and chess
  • Library
  • Hammock
  • Ample space
  • Comfortable bed for each person
  • Large cockpit area
  • Spacious teak decks.


Tropical Island Paradises Like No Other:

The San Blas Islands are an archipelago in Panana consisting of approximately 370 islands and cays, of which only 49 are inhabited. The islands are strung out along the Caribbean coast, north of the Isthmus of Panama, east of the Panama Canal and stretch nearly all the way to the Colombian border.

On the 49 inhabited islands live this Kuna Indians who are a unique and independent indigenous group. They are not ruled by either the Colombian or Panama governments and have their own economic system, language, customs, culture, dress and music.

The area is extremely popular for sailing, as it is known for its beauty and lack of hurricanes. The islands are surrounded by ancient coral reefs which provide some of the most amazing snorkeling opportunities in the Americas. The best time for snorkeling is April – June.

What’s included?  What isn’t included?
  • 3 great meals per day plus some snacks and fresh fruits
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • FREE sunset cocktail each evening in San Blas
  • Huge spacious teak deck
  • Visit 3 different groups of islands
  • 3 days exploring the islands
  • Fabulous snorkeling opportunities – good fins, masks and snorkels for your use
  • Inflatable dingy, double air bed, hammock etc.
  • Recharging connection / speaker to connect with your music player
  • Interaction with the locals if you choose
  • A beach BBQ and Bonfire.
  • Every person has there own comfortable bed.
  • A quick deck shower each day to wash away the salt
  • Simple, economical transfer options
  • Always taking the safest most comfortable route
  • International Flights.
  • Personal expenses, tips.