Welcoming a new (to us) 43′ sailing yacht to the fleet

43′ Monohull – San Blas Islands

An owners version Elan 43, 1989 sailing yacht featuring 3 cabins and 2 bathrooms.  The yacht has been updated recently with newer running gear, safety equipment, and additional convenience items.  Can accommodate up to 6 passengers for San Blas Island OR Cartagena trips.  Captain George and wife Sandra are excellent hosts and very knowledgeable about the area.  Available for private charter or individuals wishing to join an existing cruise.

To view our entire fleet of vessels visit our vessels page

For booking information (either San Blas or trips to Cartagena) visit our booking request page

 

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Meal time Cabin Isla Pero

 

An interview with Captain George

We recently had a chance to sit down and visit with Captain George Salley, who has been pleasing Yacht Latina guests with iconic sailing cruises aboard his 42′ catamaran in the San Blas Islands.  George is an expert cruiser and wonderful person to hang out with.  Here are a few tidbits from our conversation.

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Captain George Salley

YL – How long have you lived in Panama?

CG  – We have been in Panama since December 2008.

YL – Tell us about your yacht?

CG – Southern Belle is a 42-foot Fountaine Pajot Catamaran built in 1995. We bought her in 2003 and have lived aboard since 2006. She is well equipped for blue water cruising. You can get a much more detailed description of how she is outfitted on the Yacht Latina website.

YL – What are your favorite islands to visit in the San Blas and why?

CG – We love the Lemmon Cays because they have outstanding beaches and great reef for snorkeling. We also adore the Robeson Cays because the people are fantastic.

YL – What are your favorite aspects of the Guna Yala?

CG – The clear blue water, the beautiful islands, and the wonderful Kuna Indians

YL – What is your most memorable moment with guests sailing in the San Blas?

CG – Playing music on the foredeck while we watch the sun set into the Caribbean Sea

YL – Well, thanks for the chat Captain George (and also Melinda & Josh…).  Great to catch up with you!

Yacht Latina cruisers: If you’d like to meet captain George or get pricing on a sailing trip click the Contact Us link on the website.

    

Expanding in Panama’s warm waters

Greetings Yacht Latina cruisers!
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Water taxi ride in the San Blas

It is with great excitement that we announce our expansion our yacht cruises into all 3 incredible archipelagos of Panama!  More destinations means more fun and more choices for your cruising adventures.
The San Blas Islands – this is where we started our cruising service and it remains our most popular destination with over 300 islands and 5 vessels to choose from ranging from sailing catamarans to prolific monohulls.
Bocas Del Toro – Situated in the warm Caribbean waters near the border of Costa Rica, this is where Jimmy Buffet chooses to vacation (yeah, for real).  Set sail for a new island each day!
The Pearl Islands – Originally named by the Spaniards who discovered the group of Pacific islands in 1513 and named them for their bountiful pearl stores found in this area, these islands were frequently used by Pirates in the years that followed.
We are also offering day cruises to Isla Taboga and whale watching tours from Panama City beginning Sept 15th.
You may have also heard that we recently parted ways with the esteemed Lady Lu captain Phil Morris.  Phil is an awesome captain and a good person.  We had a good run together and wish him the best in his future endeavors.
Lastly – we just published a new calendar and list of yachts for the remainder of 2012.  Check out the dates and book YOUR cruise… Special Rates for November fiestas patrias, December and January holidays.
Click here to see more
Cheers from Panama!
Chris and Lita Huber

New Trip Calendar – updated to end of December 2012!

We have several dates available for Sailing trips in Panama (San Blas, Bocas Del Toro, and Pearl Islands). Cruises range from 3 to 5 nights each.  Min 2 persons per trip.  Pricing depends on number of guests and vessel selected.  All yachts are fully crewed and provisioned.

Saling in the San BlasYacht Latina sailing in the San Blas

NEXT CRUISE:

3 nights on Monday, September 10th  to Thursday, September 13th

See the Calendar : http://yachtlatina.com/trip-calendar/