Captain Morgan’s Cruise 12 days
Day 1: Panama City
Followed by your arrival at Panama City, our driver will Pick up at the Tocumen International Airport (PTY) and drop you off at hotel. This hotel has a perfect view to the entrance of the Panama Canal.
Day 2: Isla Verde, San Blas
Early in the morning our driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the Albrook Domestic Airport where you will take the morning flight to Corazon de Jesus Airstrip, San Blas Islands. This flight is just 35 minutes from Panama City, and take you directly the best sailing area in San Blas.
Days 3-8: Cayos Coco Bandero & Cayos Holandeses, San Blas
Coco Bandero is a set of tiny idyllic islands located at the northwest of Isla Verde. Protected by a 4 miles outer coral reef barrier, Coco Bandero is one of the most comfortable anchorages in San Blas.
Cayos Holandes is a group of 21 uninhabited islands located at the north part of the archipelago. This group of islands is protected by a 7 miles coral reef barrier. Since this chain of islands is far from mainland the waters are transparent nearly year round.
Day 9: Isla Grande, Colon Province
8 hour sail from San Blas. Isla Grande is a popular island for tourists, its main beach has some small hotels and huts. Populated mainly by afro-caribbean-descendants, Isla Grande has a few dozens of restaurants where the main dishes are based on seafood and afro-caribbean-food (out of board meals are not included).
Day 10: Isla Linton, Colon Province
Half day sail to Linton Island and abandoned island, except for a few friendly monkey families. The captain will take you, with the dinghy to the “Love Canal”, a natural passage across a mangrove near Linton.
Day 11: Portobelo, Colon Province
2 hours sail to Portobelo, World Heritage Site founded in 1597 as a port city. Portobelo was fortified to prevent the constant attacks of privateers and pirates: William Parker in 1601 and Henry Morgan in 1668. Disembarking in Portobelo at 9:00am.
Your trip will continue with a guided expedition through the ruins of fort Portobelo. Followed by a visit to the local church where the famous sculpture of the Nazarene or Black Christ is found. The tour continues to The Panama Canal Expansion Project and a visit to the Gatun Locks, the north entrance of the Canal.
After a long, but exciting day we’ll drop you off at the railroad station (except during weekends or holidays). The railroad follows the east margin of The Panama Canal, has impressive views of the rainforest, mangroves, and of course The Canal. Arriving exactly at 6:15pm in Panama City where our driver will meet you at the station for a short ride to you hotel.
Day 12: Departure
The trip ends after we drop you off at the Tocumen International Airport for your flight back home.
12 days: Captain Morgan’s Cruise
YBIS, INC. / San Blas Sailing
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