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How to get onboard the SANBLASCRUISER

There are two ways to reach San Blas from Panama

By air

  • Daily flight in planefrom the AlbrookPAC (Marcos A. Gelabert)Airport in Panama City, to the Island of Porvenir, with the Air Panamá airline.
  • The flight leaves at 06:00 AM.
  • You will have a wonderful flight over the jungle of Darien with beautiful views over the Islands of San Blas.
  • The flight returns to Panama City at 6:30 AM.
  • The average flight time is 30 minutes, covering a distance of 100 km by plane.
  • The cost is approximately $ 80 per flight.
  • The maximum luggage will be 12.5 kg.
  • On arrival you will find your skipper waiting for you.
  • It seems as though all flights to san blas have been cancelled for the moment.
    For more information

By land

  • By road, a 4x4 jeep (private or shared) can go to pick you up from the hotel where you are staying or from Tocumen airport to take you to the Carti terminal in San Blas, which is the only accessible land route that connects Panama with the San Blas Islands.
  • During the journey (approx. 120 km), which takes approximately 2 hours, you will enjoy the environment of wild forests, a true jungle passing through the region of Kuna Yala.
  • Once at Carti,you will be collected by the Kunas, who will arrive come in their boat(called a “panca” in the Kuna language). The journey by sea will take approximately 1 hour, during which you will see some of the San Blas Islands until you board the Catamaran that is moored at the Lemon Keys.

We can manage transport from any point in Panama until you are aboard.


  • Transport from hotel, Tocumen Airport or any other point in the City of Panama to the San Blas Terminal in Carti: :$ 25/person in a shared 4x4 (for the cost of transport from any other place in Panama, and/or private transport, please check with us)
    Time to go between 5:15 am and 5:45 am. Panama - Terminal of Carti (Kuna Yala)
    Time for the Return: 8:30 am. Carti Terminal (Kuna Yala) - Panama
  • Entry fee to the San Blas Region (Kuna Tax): $20/person
    Tax established by the highest authority in the Kuna Yala area, to benefit the indigenous people, for the development of several programmes and activities, such as conservation and maintenance of the Nusagandi Forest Reserve, considered one of the 10 most important in the world, as well as strengthening and promoting the traditions and culture of the indigenous people.
  • Transport by boat to our mooring spot: $20/person
    Time to go between 8.30 am and 9:00 am. Terminal of Carti (Kuna Yala) - San Blas Cruiser
    Time for the Return: 7:30 am. San Blas Cruiser - Carti Terminal (Kuna Yala)

Ship position coordinates


9º 33 -78 N / 78º 51 -65 W