Discover the San Blas Islands on our sailboat!
Pantalasa offers crewed sailing charters in the San Blas Islands of Panama. Explore it aboard our comfortable sailboat. We will take you to the most beautiful and remote islands in San Blas and will adjust our sailing trip to the length of your visit, to make sure you get to know amazing places most sailors only dream about.
Enjoy all that the San Blas Islands have to offer, a paradise for sailing and snorkeling! Wake up in a crystal clear anchorage among Cayo Holandeses islands and get ready for a fascinating snorkeling experience, just by jumping into the waters. Swim from one island to another at Coco Bandero, considered one of the most beautiful islands in San Blas or meet the indigenous Kuna, their traditions and villages and discover the Kuna fishing skills aboard their wooden canoes. Sail among the picturesque islands of Naguargandup and anchor at a different spot each day. Relax on board and enjoy the beauty of the San Blas Islands and its magical sunsets, while savouring refreshing drinks on our boat deck. All this accompanied with delicious meals of fresh fish, seafood and Mediterranean recipes.
Contact us to book your sailing trip. Live a unique experience by sailing San Blas with Pantalasa!
About the San Blas Islands (Guna Yala)
The San Blas Islands make up an Archipelago, also known as the region of Kuna Yala. It is formed by around 365 coral islands and remains one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean for sailing. Its original name, Guna Yala, means “Kuna territory” in Kuna language, and its history goes back 500 years before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors, who named it as it is still known today. The San Blas Islands cover 125 miles at the northeastern Caribbean coast of Panama.
The Kuna Indians, who inhabit the islands in the same way their ancestors did, have managed to keep the pinturesque island scenery unspoiled, by preventing any external resort development.
Most of the Kunas speak only the ancient Indian language called “Dule” and have kept their traditions and culture intact for centuries. Their economy is based on trading coconuts, fishing for lobsters, crabs and snappers aboard their ‘ulus’ (hand carved wooden canoes) and specially the worldwide famous ‘molas’, their traditional geometric designs on fabric.
For more travel information about the San Blas archipelago please visit sanblas-islands.
Curious facts: The San Blas islands have been selected as “one of the two best sailing destinations in the world” by the magazine Cruising World and Le Monde Voyage. In many occasions the islands have been the scenary of National Geographic articles. San Blas offers pristine nature, without the presence of any cruise ships or resorts.