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 It takes around 36 hours to get to San Blas Islands. Along the way we will try to catch big fish. We enter the islands with the sun rise in the archipelago between hollandais and cocos islands. We ll show you the best places to swim and snorkel. In the night, we organize a barbecue close to banedup with the Guna natives. Swim and relax amongst the islands. There is some good snorkeling along the coral wall. We pass the day on Dog island and porvenir for the migration, we will spend the night anchored surrounding bye coral reef. kayak, snorkel around Chichime Island. A 7 hours night navigation to arrive in Porto Lindo Bay early morning A Private shuttle Will drop you to Panama City for 25$ or a public bus for 7$ 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. WHAT'S INCLUDED Accommodation onboard. 3 meals per day. Water & coffee. Use of snorkeling equipment. Use of fishing gear. Immigration help. COST & PAYMENT BREAKDOWN Total Cost = $600 ($650 private w/ private bath)per guest, plus $20 Guna territory entrance fee. $50 deposit payment made to Cacique Cruiser to reserve your spot. $550 (or $600 for private w/ private bath) per guest for the boat trip paid to the captain. Cost does not include transport to or from the boats starting and ending locations. **We don not accept full payment with Credit Card or Paypal for this trip. The deposit payment to hold the spot may be made with credit card but the remaining balance must be paid in cash to the boat captain.** THE DEPARTURE POINTS & ARRIVAL LOCATIONS You must give your passport to the captain or to Blue Sailing (calle san andres Getsemani) the day before the departure to stamp your passport. The boat from Club Nautico marina in Cartagena. Guests are responsible to get themselves to the starting point. Take a Taxi to the “Club Nautico in the Manga district of Cartagena. The taxi ride is 6000 pesos from Getsemani, the old town, or takes just a 20 minutes walk. The crew will meet you at 8pm in front of club nautico Manga The last shopping in the supermarket will be at 10 pm Departure during the night. The boat arrives in Puerto Lindo, Panama. From here it is about 2.5 hours by bus to Panama City. The crew of the boat will give you instructions on when and where to catch the bus, or they may organize a shuttle for $25 per guest if enough people are interested. . 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 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.