- ICE MAKER
- NATIVE PANAMANIAN CREW
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 spear fisherman. 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…
- 2 twin seats kayaks
- dinghy hard bottom with 15 hp outboard
- easy access to water with transom
- solar panels, generous water tank capacity
- fishing rods
- snorkeling equipment
Reviews & Publications
Bevan, Sandra & Phil, Kels / JIVAGO Sept. 2017
We recently spent a wonderful few days out on JIVAGO at the start of Sep and I just wanted to pass on our thanks to our wonderful skipper Yuri for taking care of us and ensuring we had a delightful experience. Nothing was too much effort for him and his cooking skills were tremendous. The snorkeling in this area is to die for and I would recommend to all this is a place worth visiting. The vessel is ok and we had no problems getting around I was fortunate that our dear friend Sandra could speak Spanish making all our lives that little easier, however, Yuri is a masterful skipper who managed to pick up on all of our needs even if in English. Thanks for the memories Yuri. A few photos attached, of our adventure.
Bevan, Sandra & Phil, Kels
Stef Biemans – Febrero 2017
Ya estamos en la ciudad de Panama, la pasamos muy bien con Yuri en las islas. Yuri tiene una manera muy especial de atender a sus huespedes, con mucho cariño sin ser fingido o exagerado, muy servicial pero es un lider a la vez, que te hace sentir seguro porque sabe navegar. Es un capitan y un chef, un amigo y un excelente guia sobre la cultura Kuna y la fauna del caribe. Tuvimos momentos muy emocionantes verlo pescar, los niños estaban impresionados.
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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!