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Catamaran Charter Panama We are a company that has been working in the field of nautical tourism since 1999. Panama Catamaran Charter is present in Panama since 2007 with a luxury catamaran , the Lagoon 440 , brought directly from the French shipyard where it was built . After exploring the Caribbean coast of Panama, Panama Catamaran Charter is now happy to offer their services in Panama City, with a variety of tours and schedules, with trips to Taboga , Las Perlas and the Bay of Panama .
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lenes s wrote a review May 2014
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution15 helpful votes
I spent 500 $ to sleep on the floor, one night in front of the fridge , the other night outside or even on an uncomfortable sofa, were the captain got angryevery time and than because the pillwos were not in the right order.He did not even offer a little mattress, we slept on tiny cushions!! The food was just awful, we got instant coffe whereas the Captain Eduardo had prober Italian Coffe. The food was never enough, we did not see any nice spots like the wreck, whe always had to stop where his diferent gilfriends were and than he left the boat overnight. During one night we had to take night shifts whereas the Captain was sleeping and I was very seasick. The only thing captain was worrying about was, that people did not though up on his boat, I nearly felt in the sea. The last night we had to stay in the Port of Cartagena and leave the Boat on the next day very early in the morning. So we did not even have a last day. He was very dodgy with our passports. And everytime we wanted to know something, like plans or food , he did't give us an answer. I felt pretty much betrayed for all that money I had to pay.
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Date of experience: December 2013
Romanfoody wrote a review Jan 2014
Novokuznetsk, Russia51 contributions11 helpful votes
I just returned from San Blas Island where I was few days. A local friend of mine arranged to fly with a small flight from Panama city ( we were only 4 passengers and the pilot- one hour flight , else you can drive for 3 hours in the forest) . My friend had chartered several times in the area but it was the first time with this crew and he told me that it was the best crew he had : Franck french man who lived everywhere and its brazilian girlfriend Joselina... just a terrific couple!!! We felt spoiled from the moment we stepped on the boat until the last moment. I usually charter bare sailboat (without crew) but I was very happy we did because I could actually enjoy fully my vacation without thinking to problems!! We had a lot of fresh fish (that we were fishing ourselves at night!!) and lobsters (these bought from Kunas fishers) , the treat of fresh backed bread in the morning and fantastic fresh fruit juices..Franck is a real character and if he starts telling you about his life ....you will hear some good stories!! We arranged this through an agency that my friend uses all the time , but these are the contact s http://www.sanblassailing.com/en/?page_id=4070 +50761094570 mauricebernardd@gmail.com
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Date of experience: January 2014
fnct wrote a review Feb 2013
Succasunna, New Jersey761 contributions208 helpful votes
Our cruise ship docked off a small island in the area. It was literally 400 feet by 400 feet. It looked really cool from the ship. it was all palm trees and sandy beach. The problem was the the cruise ship did nothing to make your time on the island enjoyable. No food or drink or places to sit under shade. The beaches were difficult to swim and the wind side of the little island was like a wind tunnel. They did not tell us that there were shacks on the island where you could buy some questionable food and drink and perhaps rent a broken down chair. It could have been great, if this was a Seaborne Cruise. Windstar is a far cry from a first class cruise line.
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Date of experience: February 2013
taylan S wrote a review Dec 2012
5 contributions19 helpful votes
my gf and i flew to Panama just so we can sail to colombia and visit the beautiful San Blas islands.. When we go to Panama on 24th of November 2012 we only had a few options to chose from in terms of chosing the sail boat down to Cartagena. You can usually do this trip for around 300-500 USD dollars depending on your budget and your neeeds. Captain Edoardo's boat Buen Vento is one of the most beautiful catamarans that does this trip for sure, however he does also charge $600 for a private room per person. My gf and i thought splashing an extra 100 bucks would be ok to do this once in a life time opportunity. Everything is amazing except for the captain.. The boat supposed to fit only 11 or so people however we had 15 people. There are only 3 double and 2 single rooms available for guests, the rest of the people who paid $500 slept literally on the floor and the cushions in the inside deck. thank god we splashed the extra 200 for a room. By the hostel we booked it through we were told we could bring our own alcohol which was one of the reasons we picked this boat as it was already expensive and we didnt want to get hit by a huge alcohol bill. Once we got to the boat we were told we can not bring our own alcohol as he doesnt like people too drunk in the sea and he wants to control it, fair enough we thought however once we were on the boat he wouldnt stop eeding us alcohol the whole time and people being drunk was his last worry, he just wanted make more money.. We were constatnly hungry on the boat, they never made enough breakfast, lunch or dinner for all of us. We were just eating alot of sliced white bread to keep ourselves full. The promised fresh seasfood and lobster were nowhere to be found. and his excuse was that the local indeginous people who come to our boat in small boats to sell us fish was nowhere to be found, which is bullcraap because many times he turned them aweay and told us they were just trying to sell fruit. we caught his lie when we got off toboat to swim to one of the nearest islands to see the same people who has alot of fish that they are trying to sell.. One of the enligh guys on the boat has caught two tunas and another HUGE fish that would be enough for 20 people at least, however the captain had his own agenda with that fish. Once we get to colombia we were going to have the fish that we the passangers caught but captaine doardo was in a rush to get off the boat once we got to cartagena and without giving too much information he said we need to call him on his mobile the next day at 5 pm to see if our passports are rready for collection. nobody told us this and we were lucky enough to check into hostels withiout our passports. Oh did i mention that he took 70% of the fish that we caught with him to his wife? we didnt even get to eat the fish we caught. THIEF! we also didnt get our passports for another 2 days which causes inconvenience for alot of people... things you should be careful for. * he advertises 4 nights and 5 days however itsrealisticly 3 nights and 4 days in total while sailing and you spend the last night at the dock in cartegena and forced to leave the boat at 9am the next morning (the so called 5th day) *you dont get the promised lobster or any seafood. On our first day he made a seafood spaghetti which was actually amazing but that was it, we never saw another seafgood again. infact everymorning he gets made eggs for himself and we only got eggs once, mainly bread and cereal. *he doesnt like to be put in spot. he avoids any serious questions about the sailing or food and gets really frustrated. *you actually get boiled sausages and rice for dinner on the second last day hile sailing the hard seas from san blas to colombia and his excuse is that the waves are too hard and he cant cook. Any normal captain would know that inadvance and would prepare that nights dinner the day before and reheat it. *The so called snacks are actually a single bowl of fruits which was finishes on the 2nd day and there were no more. This guy really insults your intellegence and i didnt say a word to him because my gf and i spent so much money to be in that part of the world and didnt want to make it a negative experience for her but he made this trip hell. we constantly felt like prisoners.. These islands and the secenery are soooo amazing, sooo next level that it would be actually really hard for anyone to be able to ruin it however Captain Edoardo did it very easily. If you have any respect for yourself, dont do it.
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Julian O wrote a review Dec 2012
Cartagena, Colombia5 contributions2 helpful votes
The entire trip was wonderful the Captain Eduardo was a deserving of every bit this praise from, his cooking and host detail right to his immense outstanding of the San Blas Islands placing us in the most picture post cards places I have ever seen, his skills at sea are unquestionable and the entire experience is not to be missed...If you to San Blas go with the Buon Vento!!!
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Date of experience: December 2012