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Will I Get Seasick in San Blas?

Sailing in San Blas: Find Out Why Seasickness is Rare

Embarking on an adventure to the San Blas Islands is a dream for many travelers seeking pristine beaches and untouched natural beauty. However, for some, the concern of seasickness can overshadow the excitement of the journey. But you do not have to worry, getting seasick in the San Blas islands is uncommon, mostly because the islands are not located in open sea and there is little to no rolling at the anchorages or sailing, added to that is the proven stability of our large catamarans.

Feeling unwell while sailing on a catamaran cruise is one of the worst situations you may encounter and one that can be easily avoided with the correct planning and preparations.

Yes, for those guests prone to seasickness it is of great help to bring along their anti motion sickness tablets, but why endure the side effects of such medicine and how is it possible to fully enjoy your time in San Blas?

Renting a catamaran in San Blas makes it different from other destinations that do include open water sailing such as thee BVI, Bahamas, St Martin, the Grenadines, etc.

Following are the reasons why sailing San Blas is easy!

  • San Blas has no open seas and our sailing areas are completely sheltered by a huge set of coral reefs. Behind those reefs are the cays, mostly Coco Bandero Cays and Dutch Cays. We always sail and anchor behind the reefs.

  • The bigger the catamaran the more stable it is. Our Salina has an impressive beam of more than 21 feet which makes it particularly stable in all kinds of weather.

Salina 48 Mambo Diablo catamaran charter in San Blas, Panama.
Our Salina 48 Mambo Diablo.
  • The longer the trip, the more chances of getting used to being at sea. The little and gentle movement of the hulls you may encounter will help to put you to sleep. Think of it as a rocking motion of a cradle.

  • Captains have a profound knowledge derived from years of sailing San Blas and will definitely not get you into any rolling anchorage or trouble associated with sailing. You will not be uncomfortable :) trust us.

  • Those guests prone to seasickness will find it hard to get sick and even if they do get sick, land, a nice white sand beach filled with coconut trees is just a minute away, so they can easily disembark and escape, again, don't worry.

Family enjoying the beach at Coco Bandero, San Blas.
Family enjoying the beach at Coco Bandero after a short sail.

Also remember that if you come in by road, you will have to "endure" 2 hours of a winding mountain road plus a 50 min. water taxi ride with head wind at times. Water taxis may cause discomfort if you are not the adventurous type... Choose to come in by plane and you will avoid all that.

While seasickness is a concern for many travelers, the unique conditions of the San Blas Islands often make it a rarity. By understanding the factors that contribute to seasickness and implementing preventive measures, such as staying hydrated and choosing the right vessel, you can increase your chances of enjoying a smooth and comfortable sailing experience in this tropical paradise. Don't let the fear of seasickness deter you from exploring the breathtaking beauty of San Blas. Embark on your journey with confidence and embrace the adventure that awaits you!

A small paradise island of San Blas, Panama, with easy waters, perfect for sailing with family and kids and not worrying about seasickness.
Enjoy the easy waters of San Blas, a calm and safe sailing destination perfect for everyone, where seasickness is rarely a concern.

Sailing the San Blas islands is an easy and gratifying experience for different types of travelers!


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