NIKITA Bahia 46


Rates per Day

Boat price $650 $150

2 $950
3 $1,100
4 $1,250
5 $1,400
6 $1,550
7 $1,700
Technical Details
Type Catamaran
Length 46 feet
Shipyard Fountaine-Pajot
Year 2004
Country Francia
Guests 7
Accommodations 1 single, 3 double
Air Conditioning No
Kayaks 3
Paddle Boards 1

Our fully Guna crewed standard category catamaran: we are proud to promote sustentable tourism.

Not only hiring a sailboat but also sharing with a genuine crew who will be your ambassadors to the Guna people.

Lobsters, giant crabs and fresh fish … ALL INCLUDED ABOARD : NO HIDDEN COSTS


This BAHIA FOUNTAINE PAJOT offers 3 double cabins with private bathroom and toilets en-suite. Though she is not a recent production, she offers lots of space with her large cockpit and generous cabins.

The Nikita Catamaran, which has been sailing since 2004, is the perfect manned sailboat for the Guna indigenous archipelago. This comfortable catamaran is the ideal one to get close to the turquoise waters of the San Blas beaches.

She is fast and powerful when sailing; in addition to its great balance and stability, thanks to the easy handling of the Genoa headsail.

Welcome to the world of Fountaine-Pajot catamaran trips! BAHIA 46 ‘NIKITA SAN BLAS SAILING STANDARD CATEGORY

The BAHIA 46′ was specially designed for comfortable trips of 6 guests plus one in walkthrough accommodation. The most private layout you can dream of: 3 double cabins with toilet and shower en-suite.

This spacious catamaran has a stylish command post in its vast but well-protected cockpit. The spacious cabin allows free movement of guests. The lounge of this catamaran is spacious and includes a magnificent bar that separates its spaces.

EXCLUSIVE CATAMARAN FOR YOUR GROUP (maximum 6 adults and 2 children in 3 double cabins + 1 single accommodation).


The Nikita offers a great amount of space, both on deck and inside, which is very important when anchoring, when each guest is looking for a great place to sunbathe, another wants to enjoy the lounge to review photos or read in the shade, and another group is enjoying a drink in the large shaded cockpit.

Easy access to the sea is provided by the two crossbars and their ladders.

The crew

Alissa and Liebert will be your crew during your stay aboard Nikita.

Liebert, the captain, has been trained for almost 10 years by his son Niño: he now knows the san blas routes very well and will show you the best anchorages as well as he will be your ambassador when visiting the indigenous communities. He speaks Guna and Spanish, and some basic English.

Alissa, will be your hostess and cook: she loves to prepare international meals as well as local recipes.

The catch of the day, lobsters, giant crags, fishs will be the priority but but we also supply with the best meat, vegetables and tropical fruits.



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Reviews & Publications

  • Nikita Janvier 24: Lucky and my crew ;-)

    We had a fantastic time. The crew was awesome and fun.
    We just remembered that we forgot the map which Leibert wanted to pass over to us.
    Is it possible to contact Nikita 1 and Leibert, that he could make a picture of it where he marked all the places we went to the islands?
    Thank you so much for all organisation with everything, the pick ups, the plane flights ect.
    Best regards,
    Lucky and my crew. 😉

  • Fabulous week in San Blas !! July 2023

  • 2023 Nikita: other great reviews for our full Native Guna crew!

  • Avec Nikita: au paradis! mars 2023

    Peut-être le dernier endroit paradisiaque protégé au monde, pourvu que cela dure ? Oubliez les Maldives ou les Seychelles, les îles sont toutes plus belles les unes que les autres et SANS aucune infrastructures touristiques, SEULS au monde ; de plus les protecteurs des lieux, les Cunas , sont d’une gentillesse extrême ; voilà des souvenirs pour toute une vie ! L’arrivée en avion donne le ton (je vous en laisse la découverte 🙂 ; Merci à notre skipper, Lieberth et Alyssa notre cuisinière : quelle disponibilité, quelle gentillesse !
    Enfin la découverte de Panama City fut également parfaite (merci à Jérôme notre guide : aussi intéressant que disponible) Merci à Marie de Globesailor pour le travail parfait de réservation en amont et à Luis qui nous a accueilli à l’aéroport : une belle personne pleine d’attention et de gentillesse ; Bref , TOUT fut PAAAAAARFAIT , paradisiaque,… ALLEZ-y !
  • France Janvier 2023: Merci á Nikita et son équipage!

    Tout était parfait!

  • Argentina visita a Nikita ! 01-2023

    Viviana escribe sobre su paseo a bordo del NIKITA:

  • Georg & Jason / USA / January 2023

  • January 2023: another happy guests !

  • Janet van Heerbeek (August 17th to 20th)

    Fernando / Niño did a very good job. Boat was great, places we went amazing. Food was excellent. It came fresh from the sea and Labor made nice dishes of it. Snorkeling gear could get a check -up / update.
    It was a great experience we would not have missed!

    Janet & family


  • Ivan Rueff (July 28th to 30th, 2022)

    Bonjour Melody j’espère que vous allez bien?! Tout d’abord je tiens à vous remerciez pour votre flexibilité malgré les imprévus. Et ainsi de nous avoir donné la possibilité de profiter de ce séjour mémorable. Ces quelques jours à bord du Nikita ont été incroyable et la compagnie de Niño et de son fils Leiber n’a fait qu’amplifier notre bonheur. Premièrement se sont très bonnes personnes et deuxièmement ils ont été aux petits soins pour nous👌🏻🙏🏻! En résumé nous avons passé un fantastique séjour et nous regrettons de n’avoir pas réservé quelques jours de plus😢! Nous n’hésiterons pas à recommander votre agence si nous entendons que des personnes souhaitent se rendre au Panama! Je vous souhaite tous le meilleur à vous et à votre équipe! Au revoir

  • U-Xinn Cheang & family (from March 4th to 7th, 2022)

    After intensive research, we ended up selecting San Blas Sailing as our catamaran agency, primarily due to the responsiveness and detailed answers from Eunice during the planning process.

    We initially had reservations about the requirement to pay in before the trip (most other agencies collect a deposit but allowed you to pay the rest when you get on the boat) but the agency was as advertised and everything worked out fine!

    We opted to drive to the departure port (SUVs only) ourselves and Eunice was extremely helpful in providing us details (what model we should rent) and general directions/information. NOTE: The road to Puerto Dibin, although paved, had a lot of potholes and inclines!

    As for the experience itself, we selected catamaran Valpar 44 with Captain Roberto. He brought us to a few different islands and was very knowledgeable on questions that we had. More importantly, he was a GREAT chef and alongside with Sylvie and Eduardo, made sure our family of 4 (parents + 4 and 2 year-olds) had all our needs taken care of!

    We really enjoyed the beauty of the San Blad islands, food and hospitality of the crew. We communicated with both Eunice and the captain (who told us which water taxi to take from Puerto Dibin) primarily using Whatsapp and email.

    We are definitely coming back to San Blas!

    Thank you!

    U-Xinn Cheang
  • Franco Campana y Familia (del 16 al 20 de marzo de 2022)

    Decidí viajar con mi esposa e hijo menor en sus vacaciones de Semana Santa a Panama.
    Eunice nos organizó la gira para la Ciudad de Panamá, Bocas del Toro e islas San Blass.
    En esta vimos la ciudad antigua, Canal de Panamá, diferentes tribus indígenas, playas, animales selváticos y otros lugares insólitos.
    También viajamos a través de San Blas Sailing a las islas.
    Valpar fue el catamaran, Roberto fue el capitán. La pasamos de maravilla. Excelente comida, playas inolvidables y servicio de primera clase.
    Esperamos volver nuevamente en un futuro cercano.
    Agradecemos enormemente a Eunice por organizar el viaje. Muy profesional, fácil de comunicarse y atenta.
    Gracias nuevamente por su servicio.

  • Erik and Anna Little

    We had the BEST time! Thank you very much for such a memorable and adventurous experience. It surpassed any expectation we had, and we are still raving about the food (sooooo good!). We definitly want to return and do this all over again.

    Many Thanks,
    Anna and Erik Little

  • november 2018


  • Paul BOURY – Mars 2019

    Le catamaran est bien et l équipage exceptionnel..capitaine Roberto super et helena cuisinière hors pair.. on rentre cette nuit à paris bons vents cordialement 

    Envoyé de mon iPhone  PAUL BOURY  —   MARS 2019

  • Antoine Febrero 2017

    Antoine, a la izquierda, es un famoso navegante francés y cantante #Panamá #Sanblassailing #sailing #tours #vacations

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  • Aimee Pourroy – December 2016

    Thank you so much for looking into it!

    We had an amazing trip and loved every minute of it. Ninô and Isabel were great! The transportation was flawless and we were sad to leave.

    Thank you for all the communication and making our trip the best so far!

  • Tjaša Šter

    Hi Jaime, I hope you are fine. It is quite a long time after our last contact. We have very busy time after our return from Panama, but very nice memories. We would like to let you know that we were very satisfied on the Roberto’s catamaran. He is very nice, and  experienced person, and a very good cook. We would definitively recommend him to everyone who decides for San Blas Islands. We wish you all the best, and best regards from Slovenia, Tjasa, Miha, and Tin Ster

  • Morten F – February 2016

    tripadvisorMy girlfriend and I had booked 5 days on board the catamaran Valpar with the captain Roberto and his assistant Samira. It was just the 4 of us and we had an amazing time. We sailed around the beautiful islands, snorkeled, explored the islands on foot, visited the locals, and ate some delicious food. Continue reading…

  • Luca – Avril 2015

    Hello Melody,

    Avant de rentrer en plein rush de la semaine,
    Ce rapide message pour vous remercier de nous avoir permis de profiter de Nikita cette fin de semaine,

    Le capitaine est sans aucun doute une personne exceptionnelle et a toujours été très attentionné et un ange avec les enfants.
    Nikita est un super bateau et les iles merveilleuse

    Tout c’est super bien passé et on attend la visite des prochains copains pour remettre ça.

    Mille merci

  • Bernard Enry – Jan 2016

    De retour des Îles San Blas je voulais vous faire part de mes commentaires. Nous avons passé un séjour merveilleux grâce à Roberto notre capitaine et Alvin son marin. Ils ont étaient formidables. Les talents de chef cuisinier de Roberto sont étonnants. Dignes d’un chef étoilé ( langoustes au four, carpacio de poisson, poisson au sel, pasta merveilleuses Seviche mexicain etc etc. ) Sa connaissance des Îles et des indigènes nous ont permis de découvrir le lieux d’une manière exceptionnelle. Nous ne pouvons que recommander à vos clients cet équipage toujours prêt à faire le maximum pour faire plaisir. Je vous autorise à diffuser cet e-mail

  • Coreen Octubre – 2015

  • Katherine y Grace – Agosto 2015

    Hola Jaime. Antes que nada queremos agradecerte por TODO absolutamente todo el apoyo que tu y tu grupo nos han brindado durante este proceso. Queremos decirte que el Niño y Rony nos enamoraron totalmente y superan todas nuestras expectativas! De verdad estamos muy agradecidas, TODO fue un éxito gracias a ustedes.

  • Joan Fernandez – Julio 2015

    Todo fue genial! Barco, itinerario, comida y sobretodo “niño y ronnie”! Muchas gracias. Recomendaremos el servicio a nuestros amigos

  • Steve & Anne Muntz – July 2015

    Hi, We just wanted to rave about our great trip with Nino and Roney on the Nikita! Anne and I had an amazing, relaxing, delicious and fun-filled four days cruising around the San Blas Islands. We\’re telling all our friends about our great trip and we hope your business grows, but only enough that the islands are not too cramped with the tourist crowds. Thanks so much!

  • Jorge Guzzi – Junio 2015

    Hola Eunice, Quería agradecerles la excelente atención del cap Niño, y su ayudante ana, nos hicieron pasar unos días excelentes, son muy buenos anfitriones, siempre dispuestos para lo que necesitáramos.

    Gracias, y prometemos volver.

  • Christina Stoney – May 2015

    tripadvisorOur family of 4 had a fabulous 3-day sailing experience with San Blas Sailing, and if you are thinking of chartering a boat and sailing the San Blas Islands, look no further. San Blas Sailing is a well-run company and exceeded all of our expectations for a great trip to the San Blas Islands. JC was our very experienced captain and Roney was his wonderful assistant. The islands are gorgeous, we enjoyed learning about the Guna people, and JC and Roney were incredible hosts and went out of their way to make the experience enjoyable for us. At the end of the trip, Roney even took my daughter and I to his village and introduced us to his family members so that we could learn more about the Guna lifestyle and culture. Visited May 2015

  • R. Rous: Janvier 2014

    Je souhaite anticiper un éventuel questionnaire pour vous faire part de toute notre satisfaction quant à la prestation réalisée à bord du NIKITA. En quelques mots:

    Le capitaine, particulièrement disponible et attentif à notre bien-être à bord, pro dans la conduite de son navire et une excellente connaissance du site. Son co-équipier Ronny, d’origine Kuna, excellent cuisinier et prévenant à notre égard. Très bon esprit, d’humeur égale, convivial et sérieux dans l’accomplissement des taches à bord. Nous n’avons manqué de rien, nous sommes sentis en sécurité (à bord et durant les sorties pêche) et sommes repartis ravis, enchantés de nos vacances à bord du catamaran. Merci de bien vouloir transmettre à vos contacts tous nos remerciements.

  • Martin – TripAdvisor: March 2014

    Amazing experience

    tripadvisorWe had a fantastic time with Roberto and Mira aboard Lady Jane during our sailing trip in San Blas Islands. They showed us the nicest corners of the archipelago and we enjoyed very much the sailing, snorkeling (so much to see, even rays!!), beach barbecue, Guna culture and the great food Roberto and Mira prepared for us. They were always very helpful and friendly hosts and we especially enjoyed a visit of Soledad Miria where due to Roberto´s knowledge of the Guna people we had the opportunity to see how they live without being too “touristy”. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience of living on Lady Jane for 5 nights, our Carribean dream came true!!
    We also booked through San Blas Sailing and found that it was well organized although there was a delay of one hour in the morning for the transfer from the hotel to Cartí. We had experienced drivers and there was no problem at all if you know that you have to cross a hilly area on small but paved roads to get to the Carribean Coast. We would have only wished a little more information on the boat jetty where to find the right transfer boat but could finally manage to find it ourselves.

  • Victoria – TripAdvisor: October 2014

    Sailing on Lady Jane

    tripadvisorReservamos 3 noches en vela la Señora Jane por San Blas Sailing. El barco está limpio y en buenas condiciones y Roberto, el capitán es excelente. Es divertido, interesante y muy bien informado sobre San Blas tener navegamos allí por 10 años. Comimos un montón de mariscos frescos – Roberto es una cocinera excelente. Recomiendo encarecidamente este barco para explorar las hermosas islas de San Blas.

  • Christine – TripAdvisor: February 2014

    Sailing on the Lady Jane
    tripadvisorWe booked a 4 day tour of the San Blas islands through San Blas Sailing. We sailed with Roberto on Lady Jane. It was very comfortable and the food was fabulous. We ate grilled Lobster, pasta with Octopus and different kinds of Ceviche. One day Roberto caught a Tuna and we had grilled steaks. It is a magical part of the world and a sailboat is the best way to see the islands. Roberto has been sailing in San Blas for a long time and knows everybody and exactly where to go for the best swimming and snorkeling. He was a very entertaining host and made sure that everyone had a good time. A four day tour felt like just the right length of time, it was relaxing and never boring.

  • mexirish – TripAdvisor: December 2007

    A Unique Paradise

    tripadvisorWe rented a charter through San Blas Sailing and could not have gotten more from it, San Blas is truly an extraordinary place to get away from it all, relax, enjoy life, and savor the beauty of deserted islands, corral reefs, and a lifestyle apart. The local Kuna Yala indians are proud and rightly so, they are protecting a very special part of the world and a culture that owes nothing to any other in the world. We motored/sailed for 4 days and anchored each night a a new and more beautiful island, played on the sand by day, snorkelled by afternoon, and enjoyed a fine meal of crab, lobster, or fish plus a glass of wine by night, it is hard to imagine a better or more relaxing vacation. Thanks to our excellent capitan, we got to see and enjoy a unique paradise at an incredibly reasonable rate and with nothing but positives to remember. Highly recommended.

  • 4travelers2014 – TripAdvisor: March 2014

    San Blas Sailing amazing. Stay on Pepita

    tripadvisorI 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!

  • natybebe – TripAdvisor: July 2012

    Magical trip-Can’t wait 2 do it again! PEPITA/San Blas Sailing is the way to go!

    tripadvisorSi desea reservar un viaje en velero no busques más que . Reservé con Jorge que no podría haber sido más atento, profesional, servicial y atento durante todo el proceso de reserva hasta justo antes de nuestra llegada. No es un momento pasado donde teníamos alguna dudas sobre lo que él había confirmado para nosotros. Su conocimiento y paciencia fueron muy apreciado.

    Habíamos reservado la pepita para nuestro viaje. Originalmente un grupo de 6 y 4 se convirtió en el último minuto, con dicho esto no estaban en el mejor de bebidas alcohólicas.

    que se revirtió a nuestra llegada, nos recibió nuestro capitán Gilbert y luego la anfitriona encantadora/chef Elisabeth.

    No puedo decir suficientes cosas buenas sobre Gilbert y Elisabeth. La mitad de las veces que no nos dimos cuenta de que estábamos allí y la otra mitad nos reímos y pasar el rato con ellos. Gilbert es el capitán ideal para un viaje como este, aventurero, eficientes, respetuoso y muy fresco. Elisabeth es un cocinero excelente que puede hacer algo sobre la marcha, ella es también increíblemente divertido, dulce y entendido que ella es kuna. Juntos hacen un equipo increíble que se enorgullecen de la cultura kuna y tradiciones. Tuvimos el privilegio de conectar con artesanos locales y los residentes durante algunas visitas de la isla.

    Este viaje fue muy especial y memorable- hemos hablado hacerlo otra vez. Estamos todos bien viajado y acordó nunca tuvimos una experiencia como antes. San Blas es verdaderamente mágico y fácil enamorarse. Esperamos reserva con San Blas Sailing nuevamente y con Gilbert & Elisabeth.

  • Christine Huk Mann

  • Debbie Baird and Judy Bell: December 2012

    I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that Judy and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with Roberto, our captain and the Lady Jane in early December. I think feedback is important.

    Roberto was gracious, had a sense of humor, a great story teller and you could tell he truly loves to sail and be on the water, it’s in his veins. His ship, altho old was in excellent condition and clean. Having sailed in this area for so long, he has a great rapport with the local Kunas and we stopped on a few of the small islands where we purchased molas, fresh caught fish and lobster and one Kuna lady cooked our fish and made us coconut rice that we enjoyed under a palapas on the most beautiful beach. Roberto knew of some pretty great snorkeling spots and we took advantage of them. Roberto can really cook fish… and his signature fish carpaccio put any other ceviche we had in Panama to shame. We had just had one “almost” glitch.. we dropped anchor for lunch and Roberto mentioned where we would be anchoring that nite and where we would be visting the next day…Uh.. we were leaving the next day! Glad he brought that up. No biggie we just picked up anchor after lunch and high tailed it back to island near the airstrip for our early morning departure. I just wanted to give you some feedback as we had a very relaxing and enjoyable time on the Lady Jane and with Roberto and we would highly recommend Roberto and his ship.

  • Javier Bolzico – Marzo 2012

    Ya estamos de regreso en el hotle El Panamá. Todo ha salido en forma excelente. Quiero agradecerte a ti y a tu jefa por haber ayudado a que organicemos esto en tan poco tiempo y solucionando no pocos obstáculos. El Lady Jane y su capitán Roberto son excelentes. Roberto es buen capitán, chef y persona; fue muy grata la estadía. Sin dudas volvería a ir con él.

    PD: finalmente compré un caña en el lugar que me indicaste. Fue una suerte, ya que – contra tu pronóstico- hemos pescado bastante.