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Banned?? Is this true??

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Banned?? Is this true??

I just read that the San Blas Islands are now banned for sailing?? Anyone caught will be fined. Is this true? We are planning a trip in November and have already made a deposit on a boat...

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Calgary, Canada
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41. Re: Banned?? Is this true??

We just sailed the San Blas Islands for 5 nights in a yacht we booked with Yacht Latina. We thought that we were safe booking through a broker and that we would get a working yacht and what we asked for. We got a very old yacht, the generator wasn't working, and the engine quit working all together so that we had to rely on the sails and then be tied to a boat to bring us to our docking area. Food was measured and substandard. We had tiny, frozen chicken breasts 3 days in a row, had to beg for fresh fish, which was offered fresh by the Kuna Yala for $2 right after they caught them. Didn't have fishing rods and would have had to pay $90 to rend the inflatable stand-up paddle if we'd wanted to do so. In the last day, we were told breakfast wasn't included, even though we were leaving the boat at 7:30 am and didn't expect to arrive in Panama City till noon, with no-where else to buy breakfast. You cannot trust Yacht Latina to recommend a good yacht, so why pay the extra fees?

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