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