- 5% goes to social projects in Guna Yala.
- Rental of the boat.
- Crew (captain and sailor).
- Full board.
- Beach use fee.
- Snorkelling equipment.
- Towel and bed linen.
To take part of this charter experience, the only additional cost is transportation to the boat. We’ll take care of any other cost. The only way you could spend more money is buying Guna handicrafts.
Captain Carlos is Spanish, he speaks English and prepares delicious dishes! Home made bread, fresh fish and fresh lobster are just some of his specialities. His passion for Guna culture and the beauty of this place, fascinated him, so he knows the archipelago and the Guna culture very well. Ati is the Guna sailor and he helps him at work. Ati can take you to sail in his Guna canoe which will help you get closer to his culture.
The activities you can do on the boat are:
Learn Sailing in San Blas is a real treat as the distances are shorts and there are few waves. Unlike other boats, Carpe Diem uses its sails whenever weather allows it. Usually you have about 1-3 hours of sailing per day to move from one island to the other using nothing but the wind. Almost every day you discover a new island. Every night the sail boat is anchored because Guna Yala has no marinas! From December to April, when the trade winds blow from the north-east, is fun to sail in San Blas. From June to October the winds are weaker, but the underwater visibility is even better, ideal for snorkeling. Anyway Carlos can teach you in any season, the basics of sailing and anchoring.
Once the boat is moored, masks, tubes and fins are available for you to snorkel between the reefs and wrecks, admiring starfishes and rainbow fishes and a lot more. If you are lucky, you can even admire eagle rays, barracudas, nurse sharks, clown fish, parrot fish and dolphins!The reef has plenty of colours and it’s another reason to snorkel under the San Blas sea: Guna Yala’s magnificent views are never too deep, so you will never miss your scuba gear.
The kayak is available for you all day! In a sea without waves thanks to the protection of reefs, the best way to get to a deserted island is paddling. It is very relaxing and gives a real sense of freedom. You can also make a match of volleyball on the white beaches playing with the Gunas of the island. Generally they win: they may be short but they are very good!
Food The basics are always fresh fish, lobsters and the famous San Blas giant crabs. Depending on what local fisherman supply that day. The Gunas also supply Carlos with fresh fish, tropical fruits, fresh vegetables. On board, drinks are included: fresh water, local beer, local rum and coke. If you have an allergy or a particular need do not hesitate. Let us know your requirement before.
The Guna, are the owners of the Guna islands and seas. Guna Yala means, in the Guna language, land of the Guna. So we invite you to enjoy meeting a unique people in the world that has been able to maintain their culture despite the globalization. You will have access to traditional villages, as well as remote Guna homes. You could admire their art on bracelets, textiles… You will also be invited to the best places where they create molas.
On our Guna Yala page, you can learn more about Guna Yala.
Last, but not least, is our speciality: Yoga Retreat.
If you want to join a Yoga retreat you can visit the Yoga Retreat section where we explain the detail and dates.