San Blas Islands Sailing, Panama

Luxury sailing through 365 paradisiacal islands, lost in time


Your luxury sailing tour of the San Blas Islands, a stunning, sparsely populated archipelago, begins in Panama City. Upon your arrival in Panama’s modern capital, you will be transferred to your hotel in the city’s historic Casco Viejo. There, spend the afternoon sightseeing accompanied by your local guide. The following day, take a VIP tour of the Panama Canal before visiting the renowned Frank Gehry-designed Biodiversity Museum. After a short charter flight to a remote landing strip in the San Blas archipelago, board your fully-staffed private boat to commence your luxury sailing tour. All vessels are fully staffed with an attentive captain and crew; Blue Parallel will handpick the boat depending on the size of your party. During your private tour of the San Blas Islands, you will hop between uninhabited islands with pristine beaches and equally beautiful islands that are still inhabited by the indigenous Guna people. Along the way, there will be ample opportunity for swimming or snorkeling in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. While sailing, you will enjoy the freshest meals imaginable as your onboard chef prepares the catch of the day accompanied by succulent tropical fruits. Once your San Blas Islands sailing adventure has come to a close, return to the remote airstrip for a charter flight back to Panama City, in time to connect with your international flight back home.

A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access

  • Learn about the culture of the native Guna people
  • Private plane to a remote landing strip in the San Blas archipelago
  • Private catamaran with crew
  • VIP tour of the Panama Canal

The Discovery

  • San Blas Islands
  • Panama Canal
  • Casco Viejo

The Adventure

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Sailing


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Note: This private Panama tour is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.

Note: This private Panama tour is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.

Panama City (2 nights)

Following your arrival into Panama City airport, there’s a 30-minute transfer to your hotel in the Casco Viejo (Old Quarter). Settled in 1673, the Casco Viejo was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city (Panamá Viejo) in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997. Your luxury Panama tour will start here as you explore these quaint streets with an expert guide. In the evening, dine in a trendy Panamanian restaurant in the Casco Viejo.

The following morning, visit the innovative biodiversity museum designed by “starchitect” Frank Gehry. The colorful origami-like canopies were inspired by Panama’s diverse flora and fauna, as Panama is among the world’s most biodiverse countries.

In the afternoon, your private tour will focus on the Panama Canal. You’ll get a hands-on feel for the canal’s history, economic importance and engineering brilliance. Begin with the canal’s head administrative building and the old barracks where American workers used to live. Then, enjoy a VIP tour of the canal at the Miraflores Lock. You’ll have exclusive access to view the ships up close as they change levels via the locks, making their journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

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San Blas Islands (3 nights)

Continue your luxury Panama tour in style with a 30-minute private flight to a remote landing strip, followed by a transfer to a luxury catamaran to start your private San Blas Islands sailing experience.

The San Blas Islands are what dreams are made of: white sand beaches, swaying palm trees, pristine coral reefs, and azure waters. This is the perfect place to get away from it all.

Spend your days admiring the tranquility of these picture-postcard locations. Swim in the crystal clear water, take the kayaks out, fish for Barracuda for your evening dinners, and learn about the culture of the native Guna people.

While embarking on your sailing tour around the islands, your highly experienced captain will reveal some of the hidden treasures found in this idyllic archipelago, including Cayos Holandes and Coco Bandero

While exploring the archipelago, an attentive crew will assist with your every need. Enjoy meals prepared at your service: fresh fish, octopus or lobster bought from local fisherman you’ve passed by as you wind through the islands.

In the late afternoons, relax with a glass of champagne and then end your days with some of the world’s best stargazing from your spectacularly remote position in the San Blas Islands.

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Map of a private tour to the San Blas Islands in Panama


Contact us to tell us more about your preferences and your ideal trip to the San Blas Islands in Panama.
We will create a tailor-made itinerary for your review.



Recommended stay 6-8 days
Price reference
(6 days, private party of 2)
Starting at $10,500 per passenger
Price reference
(6 days, private party of 4)
Starting at $7,500 per passenger
Price reference
(6 days, private party of 6)
Starting at $6,500 per passenger

Note: Prices will vary based on the specifics of your itinerary and the number of passengers in your party.

What is included in your private Panama tour:

  • Luxury accommodations at:
    • Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Hotel (Panama City)
    • Luxury catamaran (San Blas Islands)
  • Private plane from Panama City to a small landing strip within the San Blas Islands
  • Services of Blue Parallel hosts and private specialized crew and guides throughout the journey
  • All special events, private guided tours, private excursions, private outdoor activities, entrance fees
  • A Blue Parallel team composed of a personal travel expert, private hosts in each destination, and a “behind the scenes” logistical expert who monitors every step of your luxury Panama tour. The team is on call 24-hours a day during a trip
  • All internal transportation
  • Some meals
  • A Blue Parallel customized travel kit that you will receive prior to departure


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