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Sailing the Caribbean on an All-Inclusive Yatch

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum 
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Come aboard of Pretty our beautiful 40 ft. sailboat and be seduced by the beauty of Bocas del Toro archipelago. Relax and let yourself be spoiled by your hostess Julie and Captain John. Our yacht is beautifulĺy equipped with a spacious lounge and a full kitchen. It has two private cabins with 2 heads (bathrooms). We can accomodate 2 couples and 2 childrens for overnight stay. Top side you'll find a spacious cover cockpit and tons of lounging space to take in all from the best view in town. We offer a custom all-inclusive vacation. That means; gourmet meals, favourite cocktails and lots of fun. You can also discuss with our captain and design your custom itinerary around Bocas. You tell us what you like : snorkelling, surfing, beach, exploring, relaxing, kayaking.. You'll have at your dis...Come aboard of Pretty our beautiful 40 ft. sailboat and be seduced by the beauty of Bocas del Toro archipelago. Relax and let yourself be spoiled by your hostess Julie and Captain John. Our yacht is beautifulĺy equipped with a spacious lounge and a full kitchen. It has two private cabins with 2 heads (bathrooms). We can accomodate 2 couples and 2 childrens for overnight stay. Top side you'll find a spacious cover cockpit and tons of lounging space to take in all from the best view in town. We offer a custom all-inclusive vacation. That means; gourmet meals, favourite cocktails and lots of fun. You can also discuss with our captain and design your custom itinerary around Bocas. You tell us what you like : snorkelling, surfing, beach, exploring, relaxing, kayaking.. You'll have at your disposition 2 amazing chefs, guides, surf instructors, sailors and life enthusiasms. Come soak up the exotic latin vibe of Bocas. Pretty's crew is here to cater to you in every aspect, insuring that your holiday is truly memorable.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bedrooms
1 King1 Double1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
julie l
Hosting since July 2016
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guests You will have interaction yes. Ask him about his sailing trip around the world to get him started on his sailing histories. He likes you to get your space and relax enjoying your vacation. Captain John will Be most of the time busy cooking, sailing, cleaning and showing you the beautiful places around.

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Reviews (3)
Yolijamb
Yolijamb
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
DEFRAUDADOS Y ENGAÑADOS
Contactamos con Julie (desde España) y todo fueron facilidades. Adelantamos algo de dinero y nos envió un documento en el que debíamos indicar los cocteles que nos gustaban, las comidas, alérgenos, bebidas, música, hobbies... Conocemos a John en Bocas del Toro y tal como acordamos, le pagamos por adelantado la cifra total del charter. Embarcamos sobre las 20:00h y navegaremos unas 10h hasta llegar a Escudo de Veraguas. Nos parece raro que únicamente sea John el que se encargue de todo, comidas y navegación, pero no le dimos mucha importancia... 1er dia: sobre las 11:00h llegamos a Escudo y John nos ofrece un plato de frutas y café para desayunar. Más tarde nos vamos a disfrutar de la playa y sobre las 17:00h tomamos lo que será nuestra única comida del día. Tengo que decir que no teníamos casi agua porque la garrafa (solo llevaba 1 para 5 personas) se volcó derramando casi todo el agua. Eso sí, cervezas todas las que quisieras, también pudimos disfrutar de 2 cocacolas, algo de zumo, 1 botella de ron y vino, NADA MÁS, y cuando digo NADA MÁS, ME REFIERO A NADA MÁS! bueno, me olvidaba que también había cafe. 2º día: Después del desayuno estuvimos disfrutando de Escudo, un lugar increíble. Según nos dijo John, la marea estaba baja y no pasaba el Dingui (Zodiac), por lo que hubo parte de la isla que no pudimos ver. Jonh nos hace unos espaguetis para comer. Dejamos Escudo para dirigimos a otra zona. A la hora de estar navegando, John nos dice que SE HA ROTO LA TRANSMISIÓN DEL BARCO y estamos siendo remolcados por el motor del Dingui pero que no puede seguir adelante porque no tiene combustible suficiente, por lo que decide montarse en el Dingui e ir a pedir combustible a unos catamaranes que habíamos dejado atrás. Consigue algo de combustible pero no el suficiente para llegar a destino, así que tiene que ir al poblado más cercano y negociar para que le vendan combustible (mientras tanto nosotros estábamos solos en el barco durante 1hora aprox). Por fin consigue el combustible suficiente y seguimos navegando. Esa noche NO CENAMOS. Sobre la 1:00h me despierto sobresaltada por el balanceo del barco y los movimientos de John, que no paraba de ir de un lado para el otro del barco. Está lloviendo de forma torrencial y noto como el Dingui está dando golpes contra el barco. A la mañana siguiente John nos explica que ha estado batallando durante 2 horas con una gran tormenta, que no veía nada, y que finalmente, por fin pudo ver una luz, creo que de otro barco, y pudo controlar el velero y salir de ahí...no quiero imaginar lo que podría haber pasado si llega a lastimarse John... 3er día: Desayunamos y Jonh nos dice que no podemos hacer la ruta establecida, que en su lugar iremos a otros lugares que también nos gustarán... Después de hacer snorkel en punta Coral, nos dice que nos va a llegar a un lugar muy lindo, se llama Red Frog. Llegamos a una marina, atraca el barco y nos hace un tour visitando duchas, supermercado y rte de un resort, nos dice que si queremos podemos comer allí, ya que el barco está algo alejado ¿PERDONAAAA? ¿y qué pasa con el "todo incluido"? porque el resort teníamos que pagarlo nosotros, 10$ x persona y si queríamos comer, también debíamos pagar nosotros. Finalmente decidimos salir de allí y le presentamos nuestro malestar con esa decisión. Regresamos al barco y nuestra comida esta vez fueron unos magnificos Snacks!! Snacks, si, fue lo que comimos ese día. Ya "con el estomago lleno", nos dirigimos a visitar unas cuevas que por cierto, nos encantaron. Al volver, John nos había preparado una BBQ, tengo que decir que fue la única cena de viaje y que no estuvo nada mal, por fin cenamos!!! 4º día: desayunamos y John nos dejó en nuestro hotel en Bastimentos. Fin del charter. Ahora ya con la tranquilidad de estar en mi casa, lo 1º y más importante que tengo que decir es que ha sido de una gran IRRESPONSABILIDAD realizar este charter de 4 días acompañados solos por Jonh. Que el "todo incluido" ha incluido poco, muy poco, y que no hemos recibido ninguna compensación por todo lo ocurrido, únicamente unas disculpas. AVISO A NAVEGANTES: antes de contratar este charter asegúrense muy bien de que les acompañaran al menos 2 personas. Si pagan por un todo incluido, déjenle claro en qué consiste un todo incluido. Y por último, no sean tan tontos como nosotros y no paguen el total del charter antes de comenzarlo.
Visited August 2021
Written 31 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mcmstuart
Mcmstuart
Colorado Springs, CO42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
January 5-11, 2020 Sailing Trip - Best Way To See Bocas del Toro
We sailed with Captain John January 6-11, 2020 and highly recommend sailing on Pretty Life! Corresponding with Julie at the beginning of our booking was simple, easy and she responded in very timely fashion every time with wonderful customer service. We met them dockside in Bocas Town and they stored our roll aboard bags so we could take small soft-sided bags with minimal stuff with us (you don't need much aboard a boat except swimsuits, shorts and t shirts for the evening and a hat and sunscreen and bug spray (snorkeling gear is provided if you don't bring your own). We recommend tennis shoes/hard-soled water shoes for walking/hiking on Isla Bastimentos. We could have planned our itinerary, but we chose to let the expert direct our trip. John took us to the very best of Bocas del Toro during our six days aboard, ensured we were alone during our snorkeling sessions, secured the calmest anchorages where we were always the only boat in the bay, and cooked the most delicious meals on top of all that! John has many years of sailing experience and it shows. Sailing through Bocas del Toro on S/V Pretty Life is the ultimate way to see the archipelago.
Visited January 2020
Written 16 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cordobesaforexport
Cordobesaforexport
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
LA MEJOR OPCIÓN PARA VIVIR BOCAS DEL TORO (y recordarlo toda la vida)
Gracias Capitan John y (Capitana) Julie por esta memorable semana de aventuras! Definitivamente, para VIVIR la experiencia BOCAS DEL TORO, no podríamos haber elegido mejor opción. Los mejores sitios de Bocas seleccionados por quienes mejor los conocen. Snorkel varias veces al día, exploraciones en dingy, y momentos inolvidables en el confort de la cubierta. Nuestras bebidas favoritas disponibles las 24 hs... y una gastronomía de nivel internacional! Super desayunos, almuerzos y cenas para deleitarse y recordar. Todo complementado por la amabilidad, dedicación y buena onda de ustedes dos, que marcan la diferencia! No hacemos más que recomendar esta experiencia a amistades y familia! Felicitaciones y EXITOS en los nuevos emprendimientos! (Bebé incluido!!). Con muchisimo afecto, Adriana y Donaldo
Visited January 2018
Written 2 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bebe2392
Bebe2392
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sailing with Julie and John was the highlight of our trip!
Myself, my husband, and our 16 year old daughter spent four nights aboard Pretty with John and Julie and I am so glad we did. It was the perfect way to see the Bocas archipelago and get away from the hectic pace of the rest of the world. There's not a lot of space on a 40 foot sail boat if your not used to it but John and Julie were very good at making us feel at home and allowing us to have time to ourselves. However, they are both really fun and interesting people and we enjoyed hanging out and talking with them about life after dinner on deck. Their personalities and their knowledge about sailing and about the area were things that made this trip so great. Julie was also super responsive via emails as we were planning the trip.Sleeping out on the water and swimming under the stars was spectacular! They both cooked tasty and healthy meals for us, and they took us to some wonderful snorkeling spots and beautiful beaches, and the cool bat cave. It was really a magical adventure and if you've never lived on a sail boat it is something to do before you die!
Visited August 2017
Written 20 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jaime B
Jaime B
Panama City, Panama39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
La forma perfecta de conocer Bocas del Toro
Disfrutamos cinco días a bordo del Pretty en compañía de John, perfecto anfitrión y capitán. La navegación en sí ya fue un placer, al poder observar el archipiélago de forma relajada tumbados en la proa del barco. Visitamos playas, hicimos snorkel, comimos muy bien y mis hijos se divirtieron mucho, aunque al final del día lógicamente estaban agotados. Por las noches John anclaba en un sitio tranquilo para pasar la noche, excepto el último día, donde atracamos en una marina con todo tipo de servicios y facilidades. Muy agradecidos a John, por hacer perfectas estas vacaciones, el buen tiempo que tuvimos es lo único que el no pudo garantizar!
Visited July 2017
Written 27 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mkschlam
Mkschlam
Sarasota, FL23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have never been so pampered
We had our charter in the Boca del toro area of Panama. John and Julie worked with us to plan our stay aboard the yacht. It was really all inclusive. We ate till we were stuffed with excellent homemade foods, snorkeled all the best spots in the area, walked the beaches, and were rocked to sleep at night by the gentle motion of the ship. We have never chartered a ship before, but now we are true believers. DO IT.
Visited February 2017
Written 2 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pretty Life Sailing Bocas Panama
Pretty Life Sailing Bocas Panama
Thank you so much to have choosen us for your trip in Bocas. Yes definitely sailing and sleeping aboard is a one in a life time experience. Very nice to also show you how the sea can be your best friend and to make one with it. Snorkeling is fun!! Hope to see back in beautiful Bocas soon.
Written 3 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pep I
Pep I
Panama City, Panama3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
magnifico charter de 3 dias por el paraiso
perfecto para quien busca una aventura en un velero por aguas cristalinas y lugares espectaculares. Recomiendo Bahia Azul y el pueblo indígena de Kursapin. John (Colombia) el Capitan y Julie (Canada) anfitriona, una pareja encantadora que hicieron de nuestra estadía un maravilloso viaje por el Caribe. Muchas gracias.
Visited January 2017
Written 17 February 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pretty Life Sailing Bocas Panama
Pretty Life Sailing Bocas Panama
Muchas Gracias a usted por venir a navegar con nosotros. Nosotros trabajo es mostrarles lo lindo de este lugar. Siempre tratamos de dar nuestra casa y lo mejor de nosotros para que ustedes nunca se olviden de los momentos que pasaron abordo de Pretty. Mucho gusto de conocerlos y los esperamos aquí en el paradisio. Julie and John Pretty life Sailing Bocas del Toro, Panama. Central America
Written 26 February 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooker
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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Map
Getting there
Bocas Del Toro Airport
15 min

Changuinola Airport
26.2 km
Restaurants
Coco Fastronomy - La casa del BAPÉ
5 min

Pier 19 Restaurant
1 min

La Buga Gastromarket
3 min

Raw Fusion
5 min
Attractions
Gypsy Travel Panama
2 minBoat Tours

La Iguana Surf Bar
2 minBars & Clubs

Simon Bolivar Park
5 minParks
Getting around
This is nothing you need to worries about. Our Captain John will guide you all the way.
How to get there
From Bocas del Toro Airport you will be welcome by our crew and will take care of all transportation to the sailboat. If you arrive by land, it will be easier to just get a 2$ /person taxi to our dock in Isla Colon where we will be waiting for you. Direction : On same street than ferry, old ultimo refugio location. Spanish: Ultimo Refugio antigua en la Misma Calle del Ferry.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 11 am Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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