On An Island In Paradise

San Blas Adventure boat Cartagena to Panama

On our island hoping sailing adventures we visit beautiful mostly uninhabited islands through the San Blas Archipelago of Panamá.

These remote coral atolls with their coconut palm lined white sandy beaches are surrounded by pristine coral reefs with an abundance of sealife. Where you can walk off the beach and after a short swim, enjoy snorkeling through an aquatic wonderland.

After a day of swimming, snorkeling, playing and relaxing under the shade of the coconut palms. There is nothing better than a beach bonfire on a remote uninhabited island.

Join us on one of our voyages from Panama to Colombia or visa versa.

The Legend Of Pelorus Jack

Pelorus Jack was a Risso’s dolphin that was famous for meeting and escorting ships through a stretch of water in Cook Strait, New Zealand, for 24 years between 1888 and 1912.

Photographic records indicate that Pelorus Jack was a Risso’s dolphin, a species that’s incredibly hard to find in New Zealand. He was often described as white or albino.

Pelorus Jack was first seen around 1888 when it appeared in front of the schooner Brindle when the ship approached French Pass, a channel located between D’Urville Island and the South Island. When the members of the crew saw the dolphin bobbing up and down in front of the ship, they wanted to kill him, but the captain’s wife talked them out of it. To their amazement, the dolphin then proceeded to guide the ship through the narrow channel. And for years thereafter, he safely guided almost every ship that came by. With rocks and strong currents, the area is dangerous to ships, but no shipwrecks occurred when Jack was present.

Jack was last seen in April 1912. There were various rumors connected to his disappearance, including fears that foreign whalers might have harpooned him. However, research suggests that Pelorus Jack was an old anima, so it is likely that he died of natural causes

 BY HASNAIN

An irrelevant though fabulous tale.

We love our dolphin friends that regularly visit us during our sailing voyages from Panama to Colombia

A fabulous day on a boat trip from Panama to Colombia

Boat from Panama to Cartagena via the San Blas Islands

Another fabulous day in the San Blas Islands, Panama.

With a suitably fabulous group of people who have become new friends. Enjoying an island hopping sailing adventure from Panama to Colombia.

A 5 day all inclusive tour departing from Portobelo and arriving in Cartagena. Great food and hosts on a beautiful yacht.

Super cheap transfers from Panama City to Portobelo at $5 per person. Or from the boat to the central accommodation district of Cartagena $2.50.

The trip is a great deal and an awesome experience. Don’t miss it !

http://www.avemariasailing.com

Harry’s view of the trip. Boat from Cartagena to Panama

Panama to Cartagena tour Ave Maria Sailing

Review by: Harry Deff – 17 June 2019.

If you are looking at transport options to get from Colombia to Panama. Ave Maria Sailing is the way to go with Sindry and Paul.
I just did the trip and the San Blas Islands are great, the 3 days we spent there where just fantastic. The boat is a super sweat ride. Comfortable, well maintained and a pleasure to spend time on. Food is beyond expectations, healthy and plentiful.
My trip was great value and quite a bargin when you look at the other options available and consider the added costs to get to or from departure or arrival points.
Ave Maria departed from Cartagena, Colombia and arrived in Portobelo, Panama so you save a bundle with transfers !