Mintaka - Cacique Cruiser

Mintaka

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The Mintaka offers quality: well maintained, very safe, comfortable, clean and professional operated by a German couple: Manfred & Petra. They are probably one of the most experienced crew in the backpacker fleet. Their names stand for continuity and reliability.

Both have the same sailing license to ensure the personal safety and the safety of the boat. They have well over 35 years sailing experience, 21 years alone on Mintaka, where they  live constantly. Manfred, the captain and chef engineer, and Petra, the first mate and chef, are married for almost 40 years.  

 

ABOUT THE BOAT

  • 46ft. aluminum sloop that was custom built for Manfred and Petra
  • fits up to 8 guests and is never overcrowded
  • very well maintained, very safe, comfortable and clean
  • fans under deck

 

ABOUT THE CREW

  • Professional and friendly German couple: Manfred & Petra. Manfred, the captain and chef engineer, and Petra, the first mate and chef, are married for almost 40 years.
  • They have well over 35 years sailing experience, 21 years alone on Mintaka, where they live constantly. Both have the same sailing license and a license for personal safety and the safety of the boat. 
  • The Caribbean is their cruising ground for over 8 years, 3 years between Colombia and Panama. They sailed almost 100.000 nautical miles in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean sea, Red Sea, the Indic Ocean and the South Atlantic Ocean.
  • Languages spoken are German, English and Spanish. 

 

ABOUT THE TRIP

  • 5 days, 4 nights
  • Enjoy paradise, unlimited fresh drinking water and Petras amazing food!
  • 3 days between the islands of San Blas- every night a different anchorage. Manfred and Petra know the area well and will take you to the best islands and snorkeling spots. 
  • 2 days on the open sea to Cartagena.

 

WHATS INCLUDED

  • accomodation onboard
  • 3 meals per day & fresh fruit
  • water, coffee & tea. Ice tea during the day
  • use of snorkeling equipment
  • use of fishing gear
  • immigration
  • lobster (if the season allows is)

 

COST

$550 USD  

The price is exclusive alcohol beverages  (e. g. one can of cold beer is US$ 1.00 on board or in the islands.
In the event, that the Indian Guna officials come to Mintaka to demand a tourist fee, the US$ 20.00 per person has to be paid by the guests. A receipt will be issued.

 

Transport to the boat is not included. 

 

Please dont bring big plastic bottles on the Mintaka. What else is there to know before you go?

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3 days and 2 nights in the San Blas islands

2 days and 2 nights crossing open ocean to Cartegena Colombia

Highlights

  • Quality Trip
  • High safety standards and very reliable crew 
  • Excellent food 
  • Highly recommended
  • Ideal for guests that like a mellow trip with a personal atmosphere

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Route

  1. Portobelo