I've just came back from 3 days/nights tour with the Captain Andrea, his brother Fabio, and other 3 people. It was a great experience for many reasons.
First of all the location, wherever you go around you'll be charmed by the colors and the peace of this paradise.
Then the food. Andrea is also a very good chef, his lobster sauce and octopus with peas are becoming a legend around there...
Last but not least, their kindness is a plus that will make your tour unforgettable.
Beside this, they are Italian, and this makes the difference, specially if you are Italian too.
First of all, I must apologise Andrea for leaving such a late review.
We stayed for four nights, five days.
If you're thinking of visiting the San Blas Islands, look no further. The Micamale is an amazing boat. We had 7 people in total and we are all very comfortable. I was with my girlfriend and the bedroom is easily comfortable for two people. The boat (inside and outside) was always very clean. As we were getting on the boat, a live Pink Floyd album was playing - we were off to an amazing start.
Andrea is also the best captain anyone can ask for. Not only is he friendly and very welcoming, he is an amazing cook. Each meal was always amazing. If you have the chance to purchase lobsters from the local Kuna fisherman, don't think twice. It's cheap and delicious. The first night we had lobster and there was that much food we had to eventually had to say no to leftover lobster; when does that ever happen? Andrea also cook lobster pasta the next day and other countless meals during our journey.
Fabio, Andrea's brother, is also the best crew you can have on any boat. Fabio is just as welcoming and friendly as his brother. You can tell they came from an amazing family. He was always helping us whenever we he could. He was always willing to take us out on the dingy to a beach or to great snorkelling spots (they have heaps of gear). He's also a crack up - he's got so many good jokes.
These two brothers are the best company. We came onto the boat as guests but I feel we left as good friends. Sarah and I cannot thank you enough for making this jorueny the best experience on our trip. We have been travelling for 9 months through Central and South America and this has been the best part of our trip.
Don't think twice - book your trip on the Micamale.
Andrea e Fabio - Grazie mile!
PS, make sure you get Andrea to sing you a few songs on his guitar.
We did the San Blas on the Micamale from Panama to Colombia. This was one of the best things I have done in Latin America. Captano Andrea and his brother Fabio made our trip from great to the best experience. They went above and beyond for us. We had so much laughs and lots of wine with them. The boat was in excellent condition and there was not one fault, they also took our safety seriously and I knew we could trust them doing the open water crossing safely. We enjoyed beautiful islands on the San blas and they have good friendships with the local Kunas, which was nice. Ate lots of lobster and we even caught a Marlin on the open water crossing. This is definitely a luxury version of the Panama to Colombia sails you can do, you will be fed well and sleep in comfort. I would highly recommend arranging to do it with the Micamale even just a charter through the San Blas. We walked in as guest on the boat and walked out as family. It was an experience we will never forget.