A very fast and comfortable sailboat: a model of the famous French shipyard Kyrie, made in 1992. Inside, in light wood, it is very spacious and pleasantly personal.
The electronic navigation equipment and comfort on board is complete and offers numerous options (Caribbean 9’boat with a 15 hp outboard motor, solar panels, fishing rods, 2 double seat kayaks, flippers, masks, snorkels, stereo CD player with MP3, VHF radio, SSB radio, radar, GPS, fax, Ipod, DVD, computer, 12/110/220 volt charger). A Big cockpit protected by a “bimini”..
The boat is well ventilated by a large number of side windows. Jivago can host up to 6 pers. in 3 large double cabins (single side cabin for captain) and two independent heads. The saloon table is wide as well as the cockpit
Amazing cook, skillful captain and impressive spearfisherman. Yuri will show you the best of his culture and homeland. Yuri is versatile cook who have adapted local Guna receipts with international receipts. Captain since 2011, speaks Guna, Spanish and understands some English. Yuri has already received many congratulations for guests through their feedback…
Reviews & Publications
Marie Therese – Janvier 2017
Enchantés du séjour aux îles San Blas, Yuri est charmant, très bon capitaine, cuisinier et toujours attentionné.
Ana Lince – Septiembre 2015
Nuestro recorrido en el velero Jivago fue inolvidable. Las aguas cristalinas y el cielo nocturno nos quitaron el aliento. Muchas gracias al Capitan Yuri, sus atenciones y paciencia fueron inagotables, aun con nuestras condiciones especiales. Los recuerdos que nos quedan seran un tesoro para toda la vida.
Denise Menestrey de Kappeli – Mayo 2015
Buenos dias Melody, Quiero agradecerles enormemente porque hemos pasado unos días inolvidables con mi esposo y mis hijos en el Jivago. Yuri que aparte de ser un excelente conocedor del área, nos hizo sentir seguros, cómodos, muy bien tratados y sobretodo un gran Chef! Los felicito! Llevo 10 anos viviendo en Panamá y es la mejor experiencia que hemos tenido acá. De nuevo fue un placer!
Emma – TripAdvisor: October 2010
I had not planned this vacation very well, all i knew is that i wanted and needed to get away last month, a friend had talked to me years ago about Panama and the San Blas islands, it was time to go explore what it was all about. I found the company “San Blas Sailing” online, looked at their website and excellent reviews, emailed them inquiring about possibilities and options available, and our trip was organized and booked in no time.The team in their Panama City office responded right away, was so helpful and professional, I felt immediately at ease and confident that this was the company to travel with and trust with our wellbeing and our vacation. Our San Blas sailing adventure aboard Jivago with Jean-Charles and Yuri is one of the best vacations we’ve ever had, it was an astonishing 3-weeks-escapade in a haven of peace, wonders and beauty!
Our brilliant crew couldn’t have been more thoughtful and attentive to our every need and desire, JC set up a dreamy itinerary for us in the San Blas, all the way to Cartagena and back. We got to experience the life on Jivago (a first time sailing experience for both of us), but we also got to spend time on many islands and meet some of JC’s lovely friends, Kuna and fellow sailors. To mention only a few of our daily activities, my favorites were probably snorkeling the gorgeous reef in different areas, eating the catch of the day deliciously prepared by our genius chef and captain JC, discovering the Kuna culture, swimming every morning in such a pristine, lush and amazing setting, sailing the open sea to Cartagena, kayaking to a Colombian village, dining under the stars with the most fun and warm hosts I’ve had the privilege to meet and their friends. The photos may speak better of how happy we are and how good it was, I can’t remember when was the last time I smiled so big and so much, for so long.
We are so thankful to the San Blas Sailing team for setting everything up for us in such a perfect way, and our beloved captain-now-friend Jean-Charles and his assistant Yuri for giving us the time of our lives in the San Blas. We learned a ton, enjoyed it all like there was no tomorrow, and shall return as soon as we can. I highly recommend this voyage and company to everyone, experienced or not, family, couple or single, there’s something for everyone, it’s amazing!