Manu & Roxane welcome you aboard the "Bucanero", a beautiful sailing boat, situated in BOCA CHICA, in Panama. Your stay will be all inclusive. There is a wide range of activities such as whale-watching, bird-whatching, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, sailing, etc. The captain and chef Manu will cook for you succulent meals everyday. The hosts will let you decide what activities you wish to be doing at all time, to make the experience unique.
We are Roxane and Manu, we are French and we are real passionates about life at sea and travelling. Manu has been sailing around for 12 years. He's an incredible cook (French and fresh cuisine!), a great captain and a very good fisherman. He also is a musician as he plays the percussions. You are more than welcome to bring your own instrument, a good jam is always nice! Roxane is on-board since the beginning of 2018. She met The Bucanero after having travelled by foot in Central America. She's a kind and very attentive hostess. She also creates macrame jewelery, practices yoga and is currently learning the piano. Of all the things we love about sailing, we particularly enjoy sharing our unusual way of life as soon as we get the chance to. Going for a swim with the dolphins, having a BBQ on a desert beach, gathering around a beer on the deck and having nice conversations, and so much more... We are looking forward to meeting you!
Our sailing boat provides a cosy, friendly and comfortable environment. The boat can welcome up to 6 guests for overnight stays.
In the front cabin, there's a double bed and a sink.
The middle cabin can welcome 4 people as there are one double bed and one bunk bed.
The boat is equiped with WC as well as a real shower (usually rare in sailing boats). There is no hot water running but you'll soon realize that a cool shower is much more appreciated in the tropics!
There are different places to gather around. The living room inside offers the possibility to unite around the table for a nice meal or a board game. Outside, there's a terrasse at the front of the deck and a hammock as well as other spots to sit at the back by the cockpit.
WHALES WATCHING! Big groups of humpbacks are passing in our area from July to October! Let us take you to them....
Lot of great toys onboard are at your disposition to enjoy your time with us, snorkeling gears, surfboard, bodyboard, water toys, fishing equipment, music instruments, movies, board games etc.
We have a good motored dinghy to bring you to the places of your choice; beaches, diving spots, surf spots etc. and two single kayaks.
We are located on the pacific side of Panama, the prettiest and wildest sailing area of Panama, After 7 years sailing around in Panamanian waters, here is where our heart crushed.
We are currently anchored in front of Boca Chica, a small typical village of panamenian fishermen, on the pacific coast of Panama. As this side of the country is still very wild, there are plenty of desert islands nearby. In a few hours sailing, we can reach the beautiful archipelago of Islas Secas, a group of 22 islands, mostly desert.There, the visibility underwater is excellent, which makes the snorkeling sessions a real ballet of colourful fish, star fish, rays, turtles, dolphins and whales! A typical evening there can be enjoying a nice BBQ at sunset on the desert beach in front of the boat, eating the different fish or seafood that we have collected during the day. Other gorgeous islands, closer to Boca Chica, offer great spots for hiking and discovering viewpoints, such as Isla Parida or Isla Palenque.
The migration of the hump back whales passes along the coast from July to November, and offers a rare and impressive spectacle. It is also a very nice spot for fishing and spear fishing, thanks to the dense marine fauna and the clear water.
All in all, it is a great place for fishing, snorkelling, kayaking, animal watching (whales, birds, turtles, dolphins, rays,...), hiking, or simply chilling on a beach empty of tourists.
We are always open to your suggestions to plan a route that fits your needs and to make this journey the holidays of your dreams: far from all, relaxation, sport, nature, adventure, fishing, partying, you name it.
We of course adapt the journey to the weather and sea conditions to make the adventure always more enjoyable.
Minimum number of persons required: 1
Minimum number of days you can book: 2
Discount for children of 12 y/o and younger: 25%
Rates are for a private charter, unless indicated otherwise.
Rate includes; Prices are all inclusive : Crew, all meals by the French cook and captain Manu, bedding and towels (we recommand you take your own beach towel), anchorage fee, fuel, snacks and all beverages (alcohols - beer, wine and rhum - in reasonable quantities, feel free to bring your own), snorkel equipment, fishing equipment and water toys, dinghy with outboard, kayaks, teaching of navigation and sailing basics if interested. In other words, once you're on-board, you don't have to worry about anything. Sit back, relax and enjoy your stay with us!
Rate excludes; Transport to the ferry dock.
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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.