It’s finally happening. We (Marissa and I) are offering customizable and fully crewed charters onboard NOMAD. For the time being we’ll be in San Blas (Kuna/Guna Yala), Panama. There may be some other locations in our future (think Cuba) – but for now we’re happy to have the white sand beaches, the palm trees, the turquoise water, and the amazing reefs of San Blas.
To catch you up – I took a break from the boat about six months ago, starting in Africa and ending up in Colombia (with a few stops in other countries). At the end of all of that I decided it was time to put some money back in the cruising kitty – so here we are.
As far as charters go, we’re on a great platform (the Lagoon 380) for it. And NOMAD is a very well-equipped example of the world’s best selling catamaran. We have two queen berths and a full berth (meaning we can offer charters for groups up to 6). Two heads, one with a walk-in shower, and a third shower on the back deck. We have a ton of solar – so we don’t ruin the peace of San Blas with a generator. We have a huge fridge and a large separate freezer, meaning we can keep hard-to-find foods and drinks cool. We have all the toys – from underwater lights to heavy-duty fishing tackle to our two-person fishing kayak to our aluminum RIB w/Yahama 15hp outboard. Even a couple of surfboards.
Most importantly, I know these islands, the people, the Kuna. So whatever it is you want to do – I can get you to the right spot for it. We’re specializing in three areas – freediving and spearfishing, offshore fishing, and exploring the remote parts of San Blas. We’re especially capable in those departments – and if you’ve been following my progress for any length of time, you probably need little convincing.
Getting here is simple – fly into Panama City and let me know when you’re coming in. We have all of the contacts to get you out to the boat quickly and efficiently. Note – we are happy to make the arrangements, but we don’t cover the cost of getting you to the boat in our prices. How it works is: you fly into Panama City and usually spend one night, then the next morning a 4×4 picks you up and takes you to San Blas (2.5 hours, a fun drive) and transfers you to a water taxi which drops you off right onboard NOMAD (.5-1 hour). Usually you’re onboard before noon of the same day. Easy, right?
At that point we sail you to a beautiful anchorage and drop the hook – and you’re off on a vacation you won’t forget!
To charter NOMAD we need at least two people and our rates start at $225/person/day. That includes everything onboard – lodging, 3 large and healthy meals per day (plus snacks), drinks, and a moderate amount of alcohol (including a welcome drink). We’ll even help take pictures and video for you and give you a USB with all of your pictures and video, to take back home and show off.
Oh – and if you’re on my mailing list, you get a discount just for being awesome.
So, what are you waiting for? Come visit us!