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What Is Food Like in the San Blas Islands?

Tropical fruits such as papaya, mango and pineapple harvested in the nearby jungle or brought in from traders and fresh delicacies from the local reefs including lobster and various types of fish are big part of the daily diet.

The uniqueness of our tropical sailing areas in Panama is also reflected in the cuisine offered in our sailing charters. Yes, embarking on a sailing trip in the most idyllic of all Caribbean destinations on a fancy catamaran and being surrounded by friends or family is a wining strategy for having an outstanding experience, but what about food...?

A crewed catamaran experience in San Blas is not only a type of tropical adventure tourism but also food tourism. Cuisine provides lasting memories that define a travel experience either for the good or the bad. We strive to make food served onboard a new, exotic and unusual experience, a deeper insight into the San Blas islands culture.

Trust us, you will be hungry after for example, your snorkeling or paddle boarding session, food is a physical necessity, specially in this tropical part of the world and in such a different context such a sailing boat.

Although we adapt meals to our guest preferences; pescatarian diet onboard is the norm simply because that is our closest approach to a Mediterranean type of cuisine, having fish as a primary protein source in the diet. Various ingredients, such as lean protein and vegetables are added to the meals.

Fish is normally brought in from the local indigenous fisherman on their wood carved canoes. Different types of snappers, and live lobster along with octopus and at times conch are the usual catch of the day and constitute the basics for the elaboration of our dishes.

For fruits and vegetables we connect with the traders that from time to time visit the anchorages we normally use, a simple and effective approach and the only possibility to grocery shopping in the San Blas Islands.

Pescatarian diet is often associated to health-consciousness and mindful choices.

Food allergies, any dietary restriction or preferences will be taken into consideration on the preparation of meals on board. Notify us with your charter request and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Come explore San Blas and embark on a tropical culinary adventure.


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