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5 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE. Recommended by Lonely Planet & Tripadvisor!


 





WHY CHOOSE CACIQUE CRUISER

We feel that the most meaningful and inspiring travel experiences are those that make a connection between the natural beauty of a destination, and the history & culture of its people.
Our mission is to deliver a meaningful and inspiring experience for each guest and leave them with memories they will cherish for a lifetime.
We also strive to be a example in the community of a business that is committed to creating a harmonious path forward for the modern Guna and tourism communities to coexist with nature and one another.


 

5 Years of excellence operating trips everyday!

We have trips available everyday and for almost every budget.  We have been honored with the Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence 4 years in a row, and are also recommended by the Lonely Planet.

 

The most knowledgeable local guides - supporting ownership in the islands!

Our guides our from the islands, and they are owners of their business segment.  Unlike traditional agencies we created the trips we offer, and are the first to have a team of owners organized and focused on offering the best trips available in the San Blas islands.

 

Wholistic guest service 7 days per week!

We have created  detailed systems and process for monitoring and managing every aspect of the trips quality. From the first contact by a guest until the end of their San Blas islands trip Cacique Cruiser works with our team of owners to ensure the experience meets or exceeds guest expectations.

 

Legal & ethical business practices!

Also important to us is being considered an ethical business. We want our business partners, staff, clients, guests and the community to view our existence positively. We are guided by our Code Of Conduct, which reminds us among other things that we cannot do this alone, and that we are to act as model stewards of tourism, Guna Yala and Panama. We follow all laws, pay well, provide an enjoyable work environment, negotiate fairly, and are honest in all of our interactions.




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Coconut Express Day Trip

HOP ON THE COCONUT EXPRESS TO SPEND THE DAY ON A PERFECT, WHITE SAND, CARIBBEAN ISLAND INCLUDED Expert local, bilingual guides Day trip with: music, snorkeling equipment, volleyball, lunch and a snack Lunch on the beach A visit to snorkel a shipwreck or to the sunken island with starfish Round trip ground transport, pick up in Panama City between 5-6 a.m. on day and arrive back about 7 p.m. Boat rides to and from the port PRICES $118 per guest plus indigenous entrance taxes ($22 Foreigners, $7 Panama resident) An online processing fee of 4% will be applied to any payment made on credit card. Not Included In Price: Indigenous entrance taxes ($22 foreigners, $7 Panama residents) Beverages other than drinking water   MORE DETAILS   Guests generally arrive to the first island between 930 and 10 a.m., and depart from the island for the port at approximately 3 p.m. Whenever possible we recommend that guests spend at least 1 night in the islands.  This is because combined ground and boat transportation takes between 3-4 hours each way under normal circumstances.  Delays related to traffic, road blocks, lines at the entrance to the territory and police checkpoints, guest related delays, and weather can often add to this time. Cacique Cruiser provides a bilingual local guide for this package.   This is a guided group trip so the the route is planned between these islands 1-3 days ahead.  We will not be able to tell you which islands the trip will visit further in advance but we can tell you that you will see 1-2 of  our favorite islands each day. Guests on Coconut Express will get the opportunity to visit the famous shipwreck at Isla Perro OR one of the sunken islands popular for snorkeling and seeing starfish. We do not offer refunds or discount for rain or bad weather unless a trip is cancelled by us for safety reason.  May through October are months where it can rain very often, and November through April can have high winds that make the seas rough.  The weather changes often in the islands, our experienced guides and hosts do their best to keep guests dry, but the islands are a very rustic area and guests must be prepared accordingly for changing weather conditions. Please see our Refund Policy for more details. Please take a look at out Terms and Conditions  for the trips. MORE USEFUL INFO Packing list & pre-trip information Pickup and drop off information Payment Cancellation and refund policy About San Blas islands

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El Original - San Blas island hopping

The Best and Longest Running Island Hopping Trip in San Blas! THE DIFFERENCE Expert local guides and a bilingual host. Day trips to new islands each day with: Music, snorkeling equipment, volleyball and a cooler for your drinks. Meals are included starting with lunch the first day and ending with lunch the last day.  A snorkeling trip to a shipwreck or amazing reefs (depending on amount of days you book) A visit to the sunken island with starfish (depending on amount of days you book) Visit to a Guna community on the last day of the trip​ (depending on amount of days you book and indigenous festivities it might not always be possible) ALSO ​INCLUDES Round trip ground transport, pick up in Panama City between 5-6 a.m. on day 1 and arrive back about 7 p.m. on you last day Accomodations Basic meals A snack each day Drinking water Boat rides to and from the port Departing from the islands at 3 p.m. instead of 8 a.m.  PRICES Dorm w/ Shared Restroom: 1 night = $183 + Indigenous entrance taxes ($22 foreigners, $7 Panama residents) 2 nights = $243 + Indigenous entrance taxes  3 nights = $303 + Indigenous entrance taxes    Private w/ Shared Restroom: 1 night = $198 + Indigenous entrance taxes ($22 foreigners, $7 Panama residents) 2 nights = $273 + Indigenous entrance taxes  3 nights = $348 + Indigenous entrance taxes  All prices are per guest Price includes a new day trip each day for up to 4 days 1 night minimum, 4 nights maximum​ 2 guest minimum in a private rooms.  For 1 guest alone in a private hut there is an additional charge of $20 per night.  Full payments with credit card will be charge an additional 4% Children and Kids prices Discounts   Not Included: Indigenous entrance taxes ($22 foreigners, $7 Panama residents) Beverages besides drinking water ABOUT THE ISLAND & ACCOMMODATIONS Asseryaladub (Isla Aroma) Asseryaladup has 3 private Cabanas (Avg 2 guest per cabana) and 8 dormitory with 4 to 6 beds each. The cabanas and dorm are basic but comfortable, they have sand floors and lights in the evening. The restrooms are separate from all accommodations and fairly basic as well. There are 2 toilets and 2 showers shared between all guests. There are not outlets for charging in most of the cabanas however guests may charge devices in the restaurant area in the evening.     Cacique Cruiser provides a bilingual local guide for this package.  This guide is with the guests throughout the day and stays on Asseryaladup each night as well. This is a guided group trip so the the route is planned between these islands 1-3 days ahead.  We will not be able to tell you which islands the trip will visit further in advance but we can tell you that you will see 1-2 of  our favorite islands each day. We do not offer refunds or discount for rain or bad weather unless a trip is cancelled by us for safety reason.  May through October are months where it can rain very often, and November through April can have high winds that make the seas rough.  The weather changes often in the islands, our experienced guides and hosts do their best to keep guests dry, but the islands are a very rustic area and guests must be prepared accordingly for changing weather conditions. Please see our Refund Policy for more details. Please take a look at out Terms and Conditions  for the trips. MORE USEFUL INFO Packing list & pre-trip information Pickup and drop off information Payment Cancellation and refund policy About San Blas islands  

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Original Chill - San Blas islands trip

A more relaxed version of our El Original trip.  Enjoy the group, guide, trip to a Guna community, and 1 day trip to other islands. INCLUDES Round trip ground transport, pick up in Panama City between 5-6 a.m. on day 1 and arrive back about 7 p.m. on you last day Accomodations Basic meals Drinking water Boat rides to and from the port 1 day trip to 1 or 2 other beautiful beach islands A visit to a Guna community Bilingual guide on the day trip, who also stays on the island with you each night Snorkel equipment the whole trip Departing from the islands at 3 p.m. instead of 8 a.m. PRICES Dorm w/ Shared Restroom: 1 night = $158 + Indigenous entrance taxes ($22 foreigners, $7 Panama residents) 2 nights = $193 + Indigenous entrance taxes 3 nights = $228 + Indigenous entrance taxes   Private w/ Shared Restroom: 1 night = $173 + Indigenous entrance taxes ($22 foreigners, $7 Panama residents) 2 nights = $223 + Indigenous entrance taxes 3 nights = $273 + Indigenous entrance taxes All prices are per guest Price includes 1 day trip with our group and guide from El Original 1 night minimum, 5 nights maximum​ 2 guest minimum in a private rooms.  For 1 guest alone in a private hut there is an additional charge of $20 per night. Full payments with credit card will be charge an additional 4% Children and Kids prices Discounts Not Included: Indigenous entrance taxes ($22 foreigners, $7 Panama residents) Beverages other than drinking water ABOUT THE ISLAND & ACCOMMODATIONS Asseryaladub island is operated by part of the family that owns it. The cabanas and dorm are very basic, they have sand floors and lights in the evening only. The restrooms are separate from all accommodations and very basic as well. There are 2 toilets and 2 showers shared between all guests. There are not outlets for charging in most of the cabanas however guests may charge devices in the restaurant area in the evening. The meals provided on the island are simple and they do not generally offer much variety.  Though we monitor the quality of food through guests and visits we do not control the menu.  We are constantly providing feedback to the islands in an effort to change this, but the reality is the meal qualities vary. It is recommended that guests bring some snacks if they have big appetites or very specific dietary needs. We do not offer refunds or discount for rain or bad weather unless a trip is cancelled by us for safety reason.  May through October are months where it can rain very often, and November through April can have high winds that make the seas rough.  The weather changes often in the islands, our experienced guides and hosts do their best to keep guests dry, but the islands are a very rustic area and guests must be prepared accordingly for changing weather conditions. Please see our Refund Policy for more details. Please take a look at out Terms and Conditions  for the trips. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS TRIP AND EL ORIGINAL? The only difference between El Original and Original Chill is the number of day trips. El Original includes a day trip each day, Original Chill includes just 1 day trip.  El Original has been the most popular trip in San Blas for 5 years, and Original Chill is just a bit more relaxed version of this same experience. If you book Original Chill and would like to add day trips with our guide while in the islands you can do so.  Each additional day trip costs $25 and must be paid for in cash. The home island for both trips is the island of Asseryaladub.  Our bilingual guide stays overnight on this island with our guests, so the guide will be accessible whenever needed.  Also, both trips include a visit to the Guna island community of Carti Sugdub, the most populated island in the area and the commercial center of the islands.  With both trips guests get to leave the islands at 3pm on their last day. MORE USEFUL INFO Packing list & pre-trip information Pickup and drop off information Payment Cancellation and refund policy About San Blas islands  

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