Speed boat to Colombia or to Panama

3-days island hopping through the San Blas islands
 

Illegal activities in San Blas

By local law, conducting tourism in the Comarca Kuna Yala (including the San Blas islands) is restricted to Kuna people only. This excludes foreigners and Panamanians that are not of Kuna-heritage from conducting or working  in tourism in San Blas, no matter if for a salary or voluntarily. (Article 53, Spanish only).

Similarly, foreign sailing boats are prohibited from conducting any activities for profit, such as welcoming tourists for money, in San Blas (Article 31, Spanish only).

As a 100% Kuna company, we can assure you that everyone at our company is Kuna and that we fully comply with the local Kuna law (which is also recognized by the State of Panama).

The unusual way of crossing the border between Panama & Colombia

Start/End
1) Carti, San Blas* to Sapzurro, Colombia

or: 2) Sapzurro, Colombia to Carti, San Blas*

Price
From USD 275
Duration
3-days/2-nights

Explore places most travelers never get to see and cross the infamous Darien gap on the only route connecting Panama and Colombia. Travel with the speed boat to Colombia or to Panama along all 365 San Blas islands, sleep on picture-perfect islands, leave everything behind on deserted beaches and explore indigenous cultures. We offer two routes:

  1. Carti, San Blas to Sapzurro, Colombia
  2. Sapzurro, Colombia to Carti San Blas

But be prepared. This route is not for the average tourist – It will get rough and it might put you out of your comfort zone. But we’ll guarantee you: it’s worth every minute.

Panama to Colombia

Travel in 3 adventure filled days from Carti, San Blas to Sapzurro, Colombia. Visit 5+ islands, sleep in traditional cabins on the beach, eat fresh fish & seafood (From 275 USD)

Colombia a Panama

Starting in Sapzurro, Colombia, we travel in 3 days to Carti, San Blas, stopping and sleeping on 5+ islands, a Kuna village and eating freshest fish &  seafood (From 275 USD).

Visit unreal destinations

Travel with us from Panama City to the quiet border region of Sapzurro in Colombia or the other way with the boat from Colombia to Panama City. Either way, exciting places, paradise islands and adventures are awaiting you!
The trip with the boat to Colombia starts in Carti on the Caribbean side of Panama. We can arrange a car that brings you there.  From Carti we travel by boat along the coast and all 365 San Blas islands across the border to Colombia. On the way we explore untouched islands, visit Kuna villages and sleep on the islands before ending the trip in Sapzurro, Colombia.

The boat to Panama starts in Sapzrro, Colombia, with a boat ride into Panama and through the San Blas archipelago. Along the way, we visit islands, villages and sleep on the islands. From Carti, you will need to take a car to Panama City, which we can organize for your.

Seriously, don’t miss out. I took the boat to Colombia and this trip not only let me experience the amazing San Blas islands with their unique Kuna culture but brought me to remote, otherwise hard to reach places in Colombia that are definitely not on everyone’s travel map.

Our prices

Base Price

  • 275 USD per person in a dorm room
  • 315 USD per person in a private room

This includes:

  • Boat ride
    • Panama to Colombia: from Carti (San Blas) to Sapzurro (Colombia)
    • Colombia to Panama: from Sapzurro (Colombia) to Carti (San Blas)
  • Visits to different islands incl. entrance fees to those islands
  • 3 meals/day (starting with lunch on first and ending with lunch on last day); if available langosta, pulpo, fish, cambombia, fresh fruit and coconut
  • Accommodation in traditional Kuna cabins
  • Migration fees in Puerto Obaldia
  • Kuna guide knowledgable about our culture and history

Not included:

  • Beverages, snacks, water
  • Overland transport between Panama City & Carti, San Blas
  • Entrance fee to the Comarca Kuna Yala & dock usage fee (22 USD for foreigners, 7 USD for nationals) – obligatory for every visitor, to be paid upon entering the Comarca

Overland transport

There is no public transport between Panama City and San Blas. Therefore, to start and end the trip  you will need overland transport to respectively from Panama City. We can arrange the transport for you free of charge with independent, licensed drivers: 

  • Car ride from Panama City to Carti, San Blas: 25 USD (necessary for trip “Panama to Colombia)
  • Car ride from Carti, San Blas to Panama City: 25 USD (necessary for trip “Colombia to Panama”)

Your San Blas Adventure is waiting

Always dreamed of truly getting away and exploring places most people never get to know? Come with us to explore the most beautiful islands in the worlds, get to know our ancient indigenous culture and see what everyday life is like in one of the most blessed places on earth. Our 3-day trips across the border offer the perfect off-the-beaten-path adventure.

Book your trip by choosing a route and a date!

What’s in it for you

Small groups

The world opens up a little more for a small group than it does for a large group. Our groups are small enough to feel like you’re exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe.

Authentic travel

Connecting curious travellers with our indigenous culture is an essential part of our identity. Our trips embrace authentic accommodation and travelling with locals to bring you face to face with our fascinating culture and awe-inspiring wildlife.

Price & Value

We believe an unforgettable travel experience doesn’t have to be expensive. Since we operate the trips ourselves we’re able to deliver you the adventure of a lifetime at a fraction of the cost.
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Contact Us

Are you not yet sure if this is the right tour for you? Or do you have specific questions? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact us

(+507) 6151-7379
(+507) 6807-2764
info@sanblasfrontera.com

About Us

As a purely local and indigenous business, we offer authentic day trips and overnight stays in our traditional Kuna cabins on the San Blas islands in Panama and multiple-day boat trips across the Panamanian-Colombian border (boats from Panama to Colombia and boats from Colombia to Panama) as the better alternative to sailing the San Blas islands.

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