Arnaud, Lucile and their daughter Rose (6 year old) will welcome you on this 44 foot catamaran.
Multihulls mean ensuite cabins on board and large front decks perfect for sunbathing on the trampoline or having a nap in one of the hammocks. This catamaran is very well designed. It has 6 double beds (3 double beds in each hull) and 4 bathrooms.
Families with children are more than welcome and their cabin is directly connected to the parent's cabin. (Children under 12 have 50% discount)
Once on board the catamaran, you will relax in the hammock while sailing, explore remote islands, meet Kunas and the best Mola makers, appreciate the time flowing slowly in an end-of-the-world anchorage, go snorkelling, enjoy beautiful sunsets, eat huge crabs, have grilled langostas and dance salsa in the sand!
Your skipper Arnaud
Arnaud sailed with his family to Panama with the intention to cross the canal and cruise in Polynesia where he has traveled a few years ago. The paradisal islands of the San Blas resemble a lot to the ones of the South Pacific but they are not isolated in the middle of an ocean and are of a much easier access to family and friends. Besides that the inhabitant's culture is unique. So plans changed!
After having completed his hotel school degree (www.vatel.fr) Arnaud worked in hotels and restaurants in Milwaukee (USA), Dublin (Ireland), Auckland (NZ), Lyon (France). In Dublin he worked at the concierge desk of a five star hotel where he used to plan the stay of guests and organise their visits in the countryside or seaside.
Arnaud passed his practical exam at the Antwerp Maritime Academy (www.hzs.be). Besides navigation skills, courses included advanced safety training and celestial navigation for offshore cruising.
Your hostess Lucile and little sous-chef Rose
Lucile works part-time as a psychologist in Lyon, France. She is passionate in dances inspired by African roots and also give dance therapy classes. She teach salsa and can show you a few steps on the beach if you like. Each pancake or ‘crêpes’ she prepares every morning is a real delight to start the day!
Lucile did the ISAF safety training in Lorient (www.ceps-survie.com) and passed her marine radio licence.
Rose is growing in a marine environment and will love to share her playground when she is not in France visiting her grandparents.
Meals come from the sea under us. The Kuna Yala fishermen come regularly to the catamaran and more fish and lobsters are waiting for you to be grilled over charcoal on the boat's BBQ or on the island. They also deliver fresh fruits and vegetables weekly.
Please, take with you any special food your child under the age of 5 would need for the length of the stay on board.
The crew speak French, English and Spanish.
Catamarans are monohulls connected together with a large platform above the water. On board our guests have their own hull. The platform and the spacious deck are the shared living space. The surrounded islands is the open garden. The interior stands still, the exterior is a continuously changing garden. As our two hulls are connected we are going to guide you into the beautiful San Blas Archipelago where live the Kuna communities.
Bathrooms with warm water
Hammocks for a nap on the deck
Floating hammocks for a nap in the water
Harpoons to catch fish and lobsters
Satellite phone (only in case of emergency)
Minimum number of persons required: 2
Minimum number of days you can book: 3
Discount for children of 12 y/o and younger: 50%
Rates are for a private charter, unless indicated otherwise.
Rate includes; crew, all meals, bedding & towels, anchorage fees, fuel, snacks & beverages (alcoholic beverages in moderation: wine, beer and rum)
Rate excludes; Transport to the boat, Entry tax to San Blas area.
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Your booking request will be forwarded directly to the crew of the boat. When they accept your request we will contact you to finalise the booking and payment. In case the crew declines your request we will update you about this as well.