San Blas Adventure sailing boat Colombia to Panama

Whether you are backpacking in South America, backpacking in Central America, or simply looking for the next adventure travel experience to tick off your bucket list, a voyage on the Ave Maria could be just what you are looking for. On the Ave Maria you can sail between Portobelo, Panama and Cartagena, Colombia, or make the same trip in the opposite direction.

Enjoy an Island Hopping Sailing Adventure from Cartagena, Colombia to Portobelo, Panama.

Your Captain, Paul and his partner Sindry will be your hosts and guides and will make sure that you get the experience that you have dreamed of. They have over decades of experience and are able to always offer a trip on the most comfortable and appealing route.

With prices for the voyage from $550 per person inclusive of three, generous home-style meals each day, snacks, a beach BBQ and bonfire, a free cocktail in San Blas, snorkelling opportunities with fins, snorkels and masks for your use, and simple, economical transfer options for your onward journey. It’s an awesome deal.

Sail Safely Between Central & South America

Even on the wildest adventure, safety is always a concern. On board the Ave Maria, budget travellers can rest assured that they are in good hands. Your Captain Paul and his partner Sindry have been sailing this route for over fourteen years. They know how to navigate these waters and are consummate hosts – understanding how to give guests the very best and very safest experiences in the San Blas Islands.

Enjoy Exploring Idyllic Islands

On this enticing route you will be able to spend three full days exploring the idyllic San Blas Islands – palm-tree paradises with blissful beaches, coral reefs and azure waters. The route will include a stops at the region’s uninhabited atolls – your very own Robinson Crusoe experience.

Imagine lazing in a hammock strung between the palms and gazing out over the sun-drenched scene, before heading into the water for a spot of snorkelling or a swim… imagine sipping a cocktail as you watch the sun set over the water. What could be better?

Independent travellers will love this opportunity to escape the crowds and take an intimate adventure with no more than ten fellow passengers and your two hosts. On a vessel that can hold 14 people, no more than 12 are ever on board, so the yacht will never feel too full. This is a backpacking experience without any of the hassle or fuss – an experience that could be the adventure of a lifetime.

An awesome sailing tour from Colombia to Panama




Sailing tours in Paradise

A pessimist complains about the wind….an optimist expects it to change…….a realist adjusts the sails. Our perception of our surroundings color our own vision of life. Our choices determine the course we navigate through life.

Join us on an epic sailing adventure from Cartagena, Colombia to Portobelo, Panama via uninhabited islands in San Blas or vice versa.

Boat Panama to Colombia
www.avemariasailing.com

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