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The best catamaran sailing the world - actually in San Blas

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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2 Showers
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Meet the host
Philippe R
Hosting since August 2018
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOur proposed activities: -When we sail, we will put a fishing rod of professional quality at your disposal for fishing enthusiasts. - At our anchorages, enjoy our paddle and a kayak with a transparent bottom to fully enjoy these islands lined with coral reefs, rich in flora and fauna. - We will put at your disposal complete games of palm, mask, snorkel, and I will be happy to take you to Snorkel on the most beautiful reefs of the archipelago. - For the less, we have a trampoline of sea water that will seduce your children. - Accompanied by an Aboriginal person, I will offer you morning excursions to hunt spiny lobster
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WildJunket
WildJunket
Amsterdam, The Netherlands33 contributions
Family-friendly catamaran
My husband and I, along with our 4-year-old daughter, had a great time sailing with Philippe and his family around beautiful San Blas. Their catamaran is suitable for families with young kids, as they have fun things for kids, such as a floating trampoline, snorkeling masks, SUP, boogie boards etc. Philippe also understands how it is with kids since he has kids of his own. Food onboard was amazing -- every meal was excellent, especially the lobster barbecue we had on the first day. It was really interesting to take a peek into the life of a nomadic family -- how they sail around the world and homeschool at the same time. But the family has a structured life, just like normal families. Their girls are homeschooled everyday 8am to 12pm -- that means no talking to the girls during that time and not even sitting at the main table during that time. I actually never got to sit at the family's table during our whole stay, as it felt like their private space. Honestly I felt a little unwelcomed sometimes, as though we were disturbing their family time or privacy on the boat. I got the feeling that they were tired of having people invading their privacy. That said, they still did their best to make us comfortable. Another thing I wasn't too happy about was how little we sailed. Philippe did mention at the start that most people sail with them for three days, which allows them to sail further out to the nicer islands in San Blas. Because we only had two days, they could only stay in the area where we were picked up. But I didn't expect us to sail so little. We visited around four islands, and stayed half a day at each island which was too much in my opinion.
Visited April 2019
Written 6 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SailTripParadise
SailTripParadise
We welcomed this family for two days and it was an exception because the minimum stay is usually 3 days. We tried our best to make this short trip unforgettable and I'm so surprise you are complaining. What did you expect exactly ??? How could you want to sail more ? We already have been to 4 islands in 2 days and you are saying it was two much, but you are complaining about not sailing enough, it doesn't make sense ;-) About our privacy, I just would like to say that usually all kids eat together inside and adults together outside and we usually share more with our guests during dinners but your daughter didn't want to leave mom and dad so we had to stay with our kids do not let them alone. About home schooling time, I was always planning activities during this time like snorkeling or visiting new island, so I didn't know it was going to be a problem. So sorry if you didn't feel welcomed, it's the fisrt time we hear that. We just tried do not disturb your privacy. If we want our own privacy we wouldn't welcome any guests ;-)... I think it was misunderstanding.
Written 7 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EduardoCastillod
EduardoCastillod
3 contributions
Médico
Fue una experiencia inigualable. La atención fue de primera y el catamarán muy comodo. Queremos volver.
Visited March 2019
Written 23 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SailTripParadise
SailTripParadise
Fue nuestro primer trip con un grupo de 10 personas conjunto con el catamarán Vicky II y fue una buena experiencia. Un grupo con mucha onda y respetuoso. Esperemos verlos de vuelta y muchas gracias por todas las fotos que tomaron.
Written 26 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

philippe W
philippe W
Six-Fours-les-Plages, France1 contribution
Le paradis existe !
Merveilleux moments passés en compagnie d une super petite famille d une grande gentillesse...Tous aux petits soins sur un catamaran confortable et bien équipé pour vous faire savourer un paradis... se laisser aller dans une vraie bulle de bonheur ... Le temps est passé trop vite ... une très belle rencontre...
Visited March 2019
Written 22 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SailTripParadise
SailTripParadise
Merci Philippe pour ce gentil commentaire. Qui aurait cru que nous rencontrerions des voisins dans ce petit coin de paradis :-)... Ce fût un plaisir de vous faire découvrir cet archipel et de vous avoir à bord durant ces quelques jours. Un couple agréable à vivre et respectueux. Nous nous revoyons très bientôt dans le sud. Bonne continuation à vous deux.
Written 24 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TravelMamaE
TravelMamaE
Chicago, IL3 contributions
An incredible sailing experience through the islands with an amazing family!!!
Our family of four had a wonderful time sailing with Philippe, Mari and their family. They took excellent care of us, from carefully organizing our transport to and from their boat, to feeding us delicious, home-cooked meals. (Think fresh lobster grilled over coconut, with a side of roasted tomatoes and herbs and thickly fried plantains, washed down with cold white wine.) They sailed us to the most beautiful beaches and swimming spots, and always made sure our days were eventful, yet completely relaxing. They were super playful and sweet with our children (ages 8 and 6) and we left the boat feeling like we'd made good friends. We were sad to say good bye! We highly recommend this family for a beautiful and thoughtful tour of the Kuna Yala islands.
Visited April 2019
Written 21 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SailTripParadise
SailTripParadise
We welcomed this nice family for 4 days on board. Kids were so respectful and they behaved so well during their stay. It was a pleasure to have you on board and I recommend this family to every hosts. Hope to see you again for your next holiday :-)
Written 22 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Thorsten K.
Thorsten K.
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Once in a lifetime experience!
It was trully an amazing experience to spend 6 nights on the boat! Phillip was very welcoming, he arranged all the transfers and was always there to help if something unexpected came up. The boat was very clean and cozy. Phillips' family was very kindhearted and welcoming as well. Phillips' wife was an amazing cook, all the meals and drinks were included in the price. We could also use their snorkling gear, go paddling and swim whenever we wanted. Every day we would travel to a new island which made our trip extraordinary because we were able to go to places where no tourists were present. Would definetelly recommend this type of trip and Phillip as a host! Thank you for this magnificent experience! See you again Sailing Trip Family!
Visited January 2019
Written 24 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SailTripParadise
SailTripParadise
It was a pleasure to have you on board. They were respectful and so discret. After few days they were more like friends than guests. I recommend Thorsten to every host. Hope to see you again. Philippe.
Written 25 February 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fred K
Fred K
3 contributions
Expérience unique !
Notre séjour de 5 nuits dans les San Blas fut exceptionnel ! Des paysages à couper le souffle ... une mer turquoise et très accueillante avec ses dauphins, tortues, langoustes, raies, étoiles de mer qui tapissent la plage ... idéal pour ceux qui redoutent le mal de mer comme nous car c est une zone très calme ... Merci a Jean Phi, Maryline et leurs filles de nous avoir ouvert les portes de leur quotidien avec tant de gentillesse. Nos 2 garçons de 8 et 10 ans ont adoré cette 1ere expérience sur un cata et se sont rapidement liés avec Chloé et Célia qui sont adorables ! On repart avec des images et des souvenirs plein la tête ... avec des moments de convivialité autour d un barbecue de langoustes ou de baracuda ! Allez y sans hésitation c est le meilleur moyen de visiter les San Blas, parole de voyageurs confirmés !
Visited February 2019
Written 19 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SailTripParadise
SailTripParadise
Merci Fred pour ce gentil commentaire et c'est avec grand plaisir que nous avons partagé un bout de notre vie à travers ce décor paradisiaque. Vous avez une famille adorable et respectueuse. J'espère que nous aurons l'occasion de vous recevoir encore durant notre périple quelque part en Polynésie ou ailleurs. Je recommande cette adorable famille a tous les hôtes sans hésitation.
Written 1 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bigblueworldtour
bigblueworldtour
15 contributions
Unique experience and best way to discover San Blas Islands
My 4 nights stay on this catamaran was the highlight of my 4 weeks trip in Panama. The family (a French couple with their two daughters) and one additional crew girl are all very friendly and pleasant. The boat is fantastic and the bed in the cabin is comfortable. The food is very delicious. The islands with the turquoise clear waters felt like a dream and being in paradise. The overall experience in this friendly family on their catamaran was unique, impressive and one I will never forget. Thank you very much :-)
Visited January 2019
Written 21 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SailTripParadise
SailTripParadise
We welcomed Tim for 4 nights on our Catamarán and it was a pleasure to have him on board. He was easygoing and very discreet. We spent a good time together and we took him everywhere even to our boats friends as a friend. We recommend him to everyone and we hope to welcome you again for your next trip.
Written 22 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

carolinechile
carolinechile
Santiago, Chile2 contributions
Déconnexion totale !
On est partis en famille sur l'Eclectik (2 enfants et 2 adultes) et ça a été une magnifique expérience. Les paysages de l'archipel de Santé Blas sont idylliques, très préservés de la main de l'homme. Beaucoup d'îles ne sont habités que par quelques kunas et c'est instructif de voir d'autres cultures et manières de vivre. La vie sur le bateau a été un vrai plaisir tant pour les grands que pour les petits. Célia et Chloé sont vraiment charmantes, gaies, ouvertes et généreuses. Mary est une grande maîtresse de "bateau" toujours prévenante, souriante et cherchant à faire plaisir. Plein de qualités chez cette femme et cette maman. Jean Phi nous a partagé sa passion de la navigation et de sa vie sur le bateau avec beaucoup de générosité. Nous n'oublions pas le beau Rocky et ses recherches de câlins.Pouvoir partager la vie d'une famille qui a fait un choix de vie différent est très intéressant et ouvre de nouveaux horizons. Nous n'oublierons pas cette expérience !
Visited December 2018
Written 20 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SailTripParadise
SailTripParadise
Ce fût un réel plaisir de recevoir cette agréable famille a bord de notre Catamarán. Famille très respectueuse et facile a vivre au quotidien. Cette semaine est passé trop vite et nous aurions aimé leur faire découvrir plus de chose. Ils arrivaient même a oublier qu'ils étaient nos invités et voulaient partager les tâches ménagères. Nous avons d'ailleurs eu la chance de decouvrir les talents culinaires de Jordi, à l'occasion du nouvel an. Nous avons tenté de renouveler cette omelette catalane mais je dois avouer que le résultat n'est pas le même. Il va falloir revenir ;-). Tout ça pour dire, que nous avons passé un agréable moment en votre compagnie et que nous recommandons cette famille a tous les hôtes sans hésitation. On vous attend en Polynésie avec impatiente ;-)
Written 21 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Baptiste F
Baptiste F
1 contribution
Quelques jours au paradis, loin des foules
Nous cherchions un endroit sympa pour nous reposer à la fin de nos vacances, pour découvrir la vie en mer et pour apprécier la beauté des Caraïbes. Nos vœux ont non seulement été exaucés sur L'Eclectik, mais nous avons en plus vécu une double expérience extraordinaire. Premièrement, naviguer au San Blas c'est vivre dans une carte postale des Caraïbes, loin des circuits touristiques. Sur les îles il n'y a ni hôtel, ni propriété extravagante. Les San Blas c'est aussi profiter de la voile en tout confort, découvrir une nature sous-marine fascinante et avoir un aperçu de la culture Kuna. La deuxième expérience, et qui n'est pas des moindres, c'est de découvrir une famille qui a choisi une vie sur la mer. C'est un réel privilège de pouvoir rentrer dans leur vie, de découvrir les défis et intérêts de cette façon de vivre. Rester des mois durant avec des enfants dans l'espace réduit qu'est un bateau, avoir pour voisins d'autres marins qui vont et viennent au gré des saisons et clients, et tout cela en maintenant des bonnes relations avec les populations locales qui ont d'autres réalités, sont autant de choses que nous avons pu observer et partager. Nous n'oublierons pas cette expérience qui nous a fait revenir sur des questions essentielles, nous a fait réfléchir sur notre style de vie et nous a même fait parfois envisager de tout quitter et de changer de cap. Merci de nous avoir fait rêver et de nous avoir fait vivre le vôtre. L & B
Visited December 2018
Written 22 December 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SailTripParadise
SailTripParadise
Merci de nous avoir choisi et merci pour votre simplicité et gentillesse. Ce fût un réel plaisir de vous avoir à bord. Nous espérons vous revoir en Polynésie pour vos prochaine vacance ;-) bonne continuation à vous.
Written 7 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Curiosity530469
Curiosity530469
Catania, Italy1 contribution
So magic !
Un séjour magique à bord de l’Eclectik! Une organisation tellement fluide et agréable au quotidien ... découverte des îles de l’archipel des San Blas, avec menus accordés (langoustes, coco, poisson et fruits), avec activités nautiques (paddle, snorkeling, canoë transparent,...). La vie à bord fut agréable avec des chambres spacieuses (grand lit, rangement, TV, ventilateur) et salle d’eau par flotteur. Jean-Philippe en tant que « cap’tain », Mary en tant que « chef cuisine », les filles en tant que « guide » et Rocky en tant que « gardien »... une belle famille accueillante ! Un séjour inoubliable donnant une idée sur une prochaine vie « atypique ». Merci beaucoup et à bientôt
Visited May 2018
Written 21 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SailTripParadise
SailTripParadise
Merci pour ce gentil commentaire. Ce fût un plaisir de vous avoir à bord. Nous espérons vous revoir en Polynésie prochainement ;-)
Written 7 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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