BOAT TO COLOMBIA - Amande sailboat - Cacique Cruiser

BOAT TO COLOMBIA - Amande sailboat

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The Amande boat and crew are well known to offer professional service and excellent food. The Amande I and Amande II are two identical boats that go alternate from Panama to Colombia. Even though there is 2 of them, known for their constant trip quality, they are very often booked out ahead.


ABOUT THE BOAT

  • Amande 1 and 2 are both 50 foot (15 meter) Dufour 50 atoll 6 model.  They feature:

  • 6 double cabins with large storage spaces, 4 bathrooms in perfect conditions.

  • 115 m2 of sails and 85/90cv engines. They are registered Panamanian commercial vessels.  

  • automatic pilot, GPS 2, AIS, which has a security inspection annually insurance.

  • reserve of water of 1500 l

  • fuel tanks of 500l

  • solar panels

  • radio with USB ports gives to this large sailboat the comfortable as a catamaran and it covers all your needs

  • a salon of 20 m2, completely protected of sun and rain if it’s necessary, can occupy 16  people

  • Large space on the boat deck for take the sun

  • kitchen and oven of gas, two big fridge with space for your drinks, also a view of 360 grades to appreciate the panorama


ABOUT THE TRIP

  • The Amande crew likes to offer you the most exquisite variety of seafood.  With a 3 meters long dinghy and Kayak you can discover the spectacular reefs of the islands and around the anchorage, if not you can just relax and admire the paradise of the san blas islands from the boat.

  • Day 1 - Departing from Puerto Lindo the navigation to San Blas Islands takes around 8 hours. Our first stop is usually in chichime island, where we spend the rest of the day and night.

  • Day 2 - There is a great place to snorkel on an old shipwreck, close to Dog Island. We spend the night anchored in an area called lemons cays.

  • we will spend around 2 hours sailing on the calm San blas waters during the day.

  • Day 3 - in the Holandes cays we are going to be visiting 2 beautiful different beaches and reefs, at night we depart to cartagena.

  • Day4 - Full day sailing in open sea. Getting close to cartagena coast.

  • Day 5 - Arrive in Cartagena with a delicious breakfast. we will try to stamp the passports with cartagena entrance before afternoon.


ABOUT THE CREW

  • A professional capitan and a crew/cook to cover all your needs. On the boat Spanish, English and French are spoken. The crew cooks international food with fresh products, respecting food preferences and allergies eg. vegetarians.


WHATS INCLUDED

  • Accommodation onboard

  • 3 meals per day

  • Water & coffee

  • Use of snorkeling equipment

  • Use of fishing gear

  • Immigration


COST & PAYMENT BREAKDOWN

  • $550 per guest for the boat trip from its starting point.  $50 of this must be paid as a deposit to reserve the trip

  • $22 Guna territory entrance fee

  • The price does not include transport to the boats departure point.

  • The price does not include beverages besides drinking water


THE DEPARTURE POINTS & ARRIVAL LOCATIONS

  • The boat departs from Puerto Lindo, Panama. The captain meets the guests at the floating restaurant inside Linton Bay Marina at 5pm the day of the trip.   Guests must arrive no later than this, although the exact boat departure time may vary due to weather and wind conditions.

    To get there guests must pay for ground transportation.  The least expensive is the public bus from Albrook Bus Terminal in Panama City to the Colon Terminal then from there the bus to Puerto Lindo.  Guest choosing this option should arrive at Albrook at 8am because the last connection to Puerto Lindo from Colon is usually at 10am.

    If enough guests are interested the boat will organize a  shuttle for $25 per guest. Contact us if you want this option, we will put you on the waitlist and book you if the shuttle is offered.

  • The boat arrives at Club Nautica marina in Cartagena.  From there guests can easily take a taxi to main areas of Cartagena.


HOW TO RESERVE A SPOT

  • Please check availability with us before booking by clicking the INQUIRY button.

  • To make a reservation click BOOK NOW and make a deposit payment of $50 online.

  • The balance must be paid in cash to the captain when you get on the boat. Once a reservation is made we will send a receipt with a ticket and must read info via email.

  • If the available dates or boats do not work for you, consider going round-trip to the San Blas islands from Panama City then flying to Colombia. Often reasonable flight prices can be found on Viva Colombia or Wingo.  And we offer many round-trip options to the islands from Panama City.


BE PREPARED WITH THE FOLLOWING

  • Any snacks and beverages you want for the trip.  We recommend shopping in Panama City as there are no big shops near the boats departure point.
  • 2 copies of your passport.

  • the cash you need to pay the balance of the ground transport, entrance fees, small boat to the sailboat, and the balance due on the sailboat trip.

  • A high protection sunscreen.

  • A tight-fitting T-shirt to snorkel.

  • prepare a small bag with all you need during the trip.

  • we ll put your big case in an other storage without access.

  • A mosquito repellent  for nights without wind and evenings ashore.

  • A sweat shirt or a light raincoat for the night.

  • A towel.

  • The boat supplies a mattress with sheets but no blanket.

  • bring your snack, sweets, sodas, beers etc.

  • If you get motion or sea sickness, we highly recommend that you buy motion sickness tablets from the pharmacy.

  • INFORM US AND THE BOAT CREW IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY

  • You have health problems or conditions the crew should be aware of

  • You can’t swim

  • You have allergies to certain foods


IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

Amande is an independent boat which we represent as a guest service agent, because they are busy sailing and taking care of guests. Since we do not own and operate the boats we do  not control the schedule, and cannot be held responsible for delays cancellations by the boat, or actions of the crews aboard the boats. However, in the event of a delay or cancellation we will provide guests with other available options, or refund their deposit payment.  And if a guest registers a fair complaint or suggestion with us we will communicate with the boat and advocate for the guest in an effort to reach an amicable resolution.

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  • 3 days and 2 nights in the San Blas islands
  • 2 days and 2 nights open ocean crossing to Cartagena Colombia

Highlights

  • Professional Service
  • Experienced crew
  • Fresh Seafood

Route

  1. Puerto Lindo