This cruise is a unique opportunity to discover San Blas but also the Caribbean tropical coast of Panama:
its fauna and flora – the Panama Canal locks and the Tran-isthmus train.
Can be also extended to the Pacific coast though the Panama Canal
Arrival in Tocumen int’l airport: pick up & transfer to Country Inn **** Amador hotel
Day 2 to 8
Early morning: Pick up at hotel and transfer to Albrook domestic airport
Landing to the San Blas Islands. Cruise as described in the section cruises. Paradisiacal moorings, snorkeling, visit of traditional village, fishing, etc…
Half day sail from San Blas to Isla Grande (about 6 hours): anchor in front of the island (the roaring & spider monkeys will welcome you!).Visit of this tropical Caribbean island, still very wild. Very nice view from the lighthouse. Possibility to dine outside and walk in the main street of the village, with “afros”colours.
Short 1/2 hour sail to Linton: visit this Island where the spider monkeys will meet you. Your captain will take you, with the dinghy, to the “Love Canal”, a great expedition at theheart of the mangrove
From Isla Grande to Portobelo (2 hours sail). Visit of the bay where Captain Morgan had a famous battle against the Spanish galleons (where the Peruvian gold was taken to the old continent) – Visit of the historical ruins, the old custom house and the “Cristo Negro”church. Dinner can be taken in the village if you want to. Possibility also to take a great walk inside the tropical forest with a guide, Miguel.
From Portobelo to the Fort Sherman Marina / Colon (about 3 hours). Facilities of the Marina. Dinner possible at the restaurant to celebrate the end of the cruise.
Pick up by car for a visit of the San Lorenzo fort, at the entrance of the Chagres River (amazing standpoint) and visit of the most beautiful locks of the canal: the Gatun’s lock. Return to Panama City by train (on working days) who borders the Panama Canal.At arrival, pick up to transfer you to your country inn amador hotel.
Free day in Panama City and then transfer OUT to international airportNote that it can be possible to set up a half or full Panama city tours regarding your time of departure or to book a private chauffeur for you.
NB: the cruise can be done in reverse according to the availability of the yachts.