Tour Overview

The Gypsy Moth – Sailing between Panama & Colombia – $550pp

Come and Sail with us on Gypsy Moth – a 42 ft sailing Catamaran .She is a luxury yacht which has been completely refitted in 2010. She had all necessary safety equipment to charter specifications. She has four double private cabins, two private singles and three bunks in the communalbarea ,two bathrooms, and a large cockpit with a BBQ area.
We are a husband and wife team from the UK. Sym the Captain, 41 years old is RYA ICC registered with over 20 years sailing experience. Sym is also a rescue PADI diver and first aid certified. We are the only family boat doing these trips and have a 2 and a half year old daughter called Hallie and a 11 mt son called Maddox.
The sailing trips we offer is the a five day trip from El Porveir, Panama,to Cartegena, Columbia which includes a three days cruising around the San Blas Islands and a two days out at sea.


We take passengers to visit the Kuna Indian villages and hop around the uninhabited islands. Activities include snorkeling around an amazing wreck in Dog Island, swimming, sunbathing ,fishing ,BBQs, parties on the beach or picking a movie from our selection of over 1500 DVDS on our 32 inch plazma TV. We have snorkeling and fishing equipment . The price of $550.00 US or 1,000,000 COP includes three meals a day, fresh drinking water, tea and coffee. All meals are served with fresh ingredients, and includes a night of eating freshly caught fish!!. Please feel free to email for any for more info.


The price for the trip from Panama to Colombia includes three meals a day, fresh drinking water, tea and coffee. All meals are served with fresh ingredients, and includes a night of eating freshly caught fish!!
The guests are welcome to bring along there own alcohol and snacks, but take into consideration that with such a long trip fridge space is limited, so a bottle of Rum or some wine might be better than 10 “12 packs” of beer… We cater for everyone including vegetarians and Vegans, but please let us know in advance so we can shop accordingly.
We look forward to you joining us on our next sailing adventure from Panama to Colombia via the San Blas islands.

Reviews for the Gypsy Moth Sailing Yacht

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I sailed with the Gypsy Moth on their trip from Panama via San Blas to Colombia.We left August 12 and arrived the 16th. The boat is owned and sailed by an English couple, Amy and Sym who also have their baby, Halli, with them. All in all they do a really great trip. There was lots of food and it tasted well. The boat has snorkling equipment, books, a tv with thousands of movies etc. Halli is a really adorable baby and is not a problem at all. She only made the trip better. The trip to Colombia with the Gypsy Moth is HIGHLY recommended. – AUGUST 2011


Fantastic trip. Anyone thinking of sailing the san blas islands, Panama to Colombia should try their hardest to get onto the gypsy moth. Great boat, FANTASTIC capitan and crew :), and top notch food. All really professional and also really fun. Sailing the San Blas on the gypsy moth was definately a highlight of our 6 month trip. Thanks again Amy and Sym x – JULY 2011


The trip was wonderfull. Sim and Amy were very kind with us. The food they cooked for us was good as well. I don’t have anything bad about that trip to say. I think you could get the same kind of comments from the 7 other passengers even though one girl had sea sickness during the two last days. I spent really good times during this sailing trip from Panama to Colombia and I thank you and Panamatravelunlimited for that. – AUGUST 2011


hey sym, Amy and halle, thanks so much for an incredible experience – simply awesome 5 days, crew captain and all. Defs in my top 5 from 4 months of travelling – wish I could’ve done the return trip! – JULY 2011


Hey Sym and Amy (and Hallie ofcourse!). We just sent the emails to out friends and family bragging about our amazing trip to the San Blas from Colombia. It really was my favourite tour so far, great combination of relaxing, snorkelling, wakeboarding, lovely food and meeting others. After 2 days back on land I’m only just now not feeling like I’m on board the boat anymore!! Thanks for the best time, a trip to remember during our honeymoon 🙂 – JUNE 2011


Hey Guys!!! Thanks for an AMAZING sailing trip from Colombia to Panama we had no idea it was going to be that good! The WAKE BOARDING and SNORKELLING are some of the highlights of our entire trip thru latin america. Big Thank you from Me, Ben and Andy! good luck with everything i hope we cross paths again… – JUNE 2011


Hey Sym and Amy, thanks again for a great 5 days sailing trip from Cartagena to the San Blas islands, . The perfect end to my holiday in South America. All the best and look forward to hopefully seeing you guys in down under in thte future. PS say hi to Hally for me 😉 – JUNE 2011


We had an amazing time on the gypsy moth! Amy and Sym were great hosts and great fun! The snorkeling was amazing and so was the food!! Thank you for everything and a special thanks for the birthday brownie cake, it was very sweet of you guys x x x – JUNE 2011


Definitely a highlight of our trip! My brother and I took the Gypsy Moth from Panama to Cartegena, and weren’t too sure what to expect… we each have a motorcycle, so our first concern was finding a boat willing to take them. Sym and Amy were extremely accommodating, and the trip itself was incredible. The San Blas are beautiful, and the Gypsy Moth herself was very comfortable and Sym, Amy, and Hallie were more like old friends than anything else. The food was absolutely delicious and plentiful, and the joking and conversation were hilarious. If I could, I’d love to sail the San Blas again, and I wouldn’t do it with anyone other than the Gypsy Moth. – MAY 2011


Wow, if you considering a trip from Panama to Colombia by boat with Sym and Amy (and of course Hallie!) i would plan your life around getting on this boat. Firstly, both amy and sym have had extensive sailing experience, and know the area very well. All i wanted to do at first was to get from Panama to Columbia and we luckily found an amazing trip , with amazing people on the best boat going around. Everyone is garunteed a bed which is not always the case on other boats. My girlfriend and i enjoyeed the experience immensily and it is thanks to Amy and Capt. Sym. Organise a trip on this BOAT NOW! Thanks for everything guys – MAY 2011


I did the trip from Panama to Cartagena on Sym and Amy’s old boat, the Quartermoon. It was an amazing experience. We were looked after wonderfully and the trip will never be forgotten. The San Blas islands are really cool, swimming in the crystal clear blue water, amazing lobster, Sym’s curry and great people! Would definitely recommend these two! Safe travels to you guys xo – 2009-2010


Me and my girlfriend traveled with Amy and Sym on the boat (Quartermoon) they had before this one. It was a smaller boat but they made us and the others feel right at home straigt away! The food was awsome and they listened to our needs and expectations! Considering what i heard from people going on other boats between Panama and Colombia i’m quite sure that we picked the best boat around!!
Thanks for a great experience guys, wish i could go back now and do it again, the new boat sounds very nice!!- 2009-2010


Travelling with Sym, Amy and Hallie on the Gypsy Moth between Panama and Colombia was one of the best things I´ve ever done! They were so warm and welcoming I´d do it again tomorrow….and those San Blas Islands were pretty amazing too. Thank you and keep in touch xxxx – APRIL 2011


My two kids and I sailed from Panama to Colombia with this crew when they owned a different boat, the Quartermoon. As a single Mom backpacking with two kids it was vital for me to find a safe boat with a really nice well adjusted crew and comfortable clean quarters. I could not have asked for anything more in Captain Sym and first mate Amy. They were wonderful with my kids and when things got rough on the water and I couldn’t move much Sym entertained and watched over my 11 yr old, sea-sick free sailor boy. I would love to do this trip again but in the very least I highly recommend it to every backpacker especially families traveling with kids. Feel free to ask me any questions about our fabulous unforgettable experience which was my highlight of the journey. – 2009-2010


jeeeeeeha…. i’m the first one 🙂
thank you soooooo much guys for this great trip, it was amazing… gypsy moth, you guys, the food, the places… EVERYTHING…. i will remember this trip for ever…
hope you doing well, enjoy life… and take care… – APRIL 2011


One of the best trips I have done, San Blas Islands were amazing, especially enjoyed the lobster! Thank you for being such good hosts.. I’m going to recommend your trip to everyone! Take Care x. – APRIL 2011


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