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What are the Concerns of Chartering a Catamaran in San Blas?

Chartering a catamaran in the San Blas islands can be an exciting and adventurous way to explore the region. However, like any form of travel, there are certain concerns that travelers should be aware of before embarking on such a journey. These concerns can range from safety and security issues to logistical considerations.


Safety is one of the primary concerns for travelers chartering a catamaran. We ensure that the catamaran being chartered is in good condition and meets all safety standards. Safety equipment such as life jackets, fire extinguishers and distress signals are onboard. Additionally, travelers should wear appropriate footwear, avoid high amounts of alcohol consumption, stay within designated areas and take into consideration all recommendations by the captain.

Another concern for travelers chartering a catamaran is weather conditions. San Blas for the most part has no strong winds, storms, or rough seas that can pose risks to both the vessel and its passengers. The captain will notify guests of any adversity with enough time, but like said, San Blas for the most part is a lagoon that is completely sheltered from the weather by Lemon, Dutch and Coco Bandero Cays


Navigation and route planning are also important considerations for those chartering a catamaran. We have preset itineraries so that our guests simply can relax and enjoy, but we are always welcome to your ideas and recommendations. The prevailing Trade Winds, although not always present, are taking into consideration when designing our prefered routes.Ultimately the forecasted conditions decide our sailing routes and anchoring spots for your sailing charter in San Blas.

Health and well-being are concerns that travelers should address before chartering a yacht in San Blas. Being on a boat for an extended period can present unique challenges. If you are under treatment, It is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before the sailing trip to San Blas to obtain necessary medications. No vaccinations needed to enter Panama or San Blas. Consult with the ministry of health for any updates. We recommend travelers visiting Panama to consider purchasing travel insurance such as Allianz´s. We are not associated with Allianz in any way.

Security in the Caribbean is another concern that travelers may have when chartering a catamaran. Luckily and unlike other part of the Caribbean, San Blas is 100% safe with no crime incidence. Remember our List of 10 Things Not to do in San Blas.

Environmental impact is a growing concern for travelers chartering a catamaran. It is crucial to be mindful of the impact that boating activities can have on marine ecosystems. We have implemented sustainable practices such as avoiding sensitive areas, properly disposing of waste and minimizing noise pollution.

Logistics can be a bit of a challenge, this is why we recommend taking a plane in an out which yo can book directly with us. Private planes are significantly cheaper than years behind.


Albrook local airport is conveniently located in Panama City, flight time is only 40 minutes compared to the + 4 hours road/water taxi transfers and the starting point (landing strip in San Blas) is a stone throw away from the Cays and the most idyllic parts of the Archipelago of Guna Yala. Read our post Flights from Panama City to San Blas: Ultimate Guide. If you want to come in by road, we will of course adapt to that and have the catamaran ready at the designated pickup location in the Lemon Cays.


All important factors are addressed by Catamaran Adventures San Blas so that you can enjoy a safe and memorable experience while exploring the vast archipelago of the San Blas on a catamaran cruise.


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