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.
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
An irrelevant though fabulous tale.
We love our dolphin friends that regularly visit us during our sailing voyages from Panama to Colombia
We are so please to report that this year we have seen so many more Turtles than over past years.
Really pleasing. Lest make sure their numbers continue to grow.
Join us on an island hopping sailing adventure from Panama to Colombia via the San Blas Islands. Or vice versa.
Here we go again!
On our way to Paradise.
The only boat departing from Portobelo, Panama which gives you the cheapest transfer options from Panama City: $5 per person.
Sailing to Cartagena, Colombia via the San Blas Islands. On an island hopping sailing adventure.
Its the best boat trip from Panama to Cartagena.
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 !
Here we are in San Blas and it is a glorious day. So many shades of blue, crystal clear water. The snorkeling has been fabulous around the nearby shipwreck. And our passengers have just enjoyed a siesta in hammocks under the shade of a coconut palm by the beach. Ready now for a little more underwater exploration.
On this boat Panama to Colombia you will experience an exceptional, authentic island hopping sailing adventure. Undoubtedly the best way to travel from Panama to Colombia.
We are ready again to depart Cartagena, Colombia and sail to the San Blas Islands. Where we will stay for 3 full days and enjoy the paradise that it is.
Snorkeling and exploring the brilliant diverse coral reefs with their abundance of marine life.
Chilling in hammocks under the shade of the coconut palms which line the beaches of the island we visit. Of course with an ice box close by for refreshments.
We will enjoy an all you can eat beach bbq buffet. Followed by a bonfire in the evening… That’s just how it is in the quaint Caribbean paradise.
Each day we visit a different, just as beautiful island paradise. Then on our 3rd evening in San Blas we will raise anchor and sail off into the sunset towards Portobelo.
From Portobelo buses leave every half an hour bound for Panama City, costing just $5.
All in all a great value option for travel from Colombia to Panama
So what are you waiting for.
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Ave Maria is a classic ketch designed by the Alden Yachts firm of Boston, USA. Having the design name of Offshore 50 she has been built to cruise the oceans of the world with grace, comfort and style.
Providing budget sailing tours from Cartagena, Colombia to Portobelo, Panama via the paradise that is the San Blas Islands. Having operated on the route offering sailboat trips from Colombia to Panama or vice versa for ten plus years. We know the best islands, beaches and coral reefs to visit for you to enjoy and explore during the tour. Not to mention a few easy to access ship wrecks that take the snorkeling to another level.
Ave Maria the best boat from Cartagena to Panama.