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  Hannah and Adam
United Kingdom
September 2010

For anyone thinking about making this trip between Panama and Colombia, I cant recommend sailing on the Seeadler enough! We have been in Central and South America for six months now and this has definitely been one of the top highlights of the trip. The San Blas are stunning and picture perfect. As for the trip itself, it was fantastic! Our captin Guido is a brilliant man who will go out of his way to make sure the trip is as enjoyable as possible, telling great stories and cooking delicious food. I have never in my life eaten such fresh fish, an added bonus to have it caught by the captin himself and cooked 15 minutes later. He also did well to tend to my chocolate addiction (I forgot to bring any aboard but he hunted some down for me!) A few of us were worried that the boat may be a a little crowded (there were 9 men and a few motorbikes) but there was plenty of room and there are a few different areas on the boat to chill out and get some space. We did a fair bit of research before this trip as we had heard a lot of stories about some erratic and unfriendly captains, and were so pleased to have such a postive experience. We have since met a few other people who did the trip on the Seeadler a few years before us and they also sung its praises. Don´t think about flying between Panama and Colombia, sail the San Blas, and even better sail on the Seeadler or its partner in crime the Iliki! Get in touch with Silvia at Hostel Wunderbar who will ensure your booking, and trip runs smoothly! Thankyou Guido and Silvia for an amazing time!

  adam rushner
September 2010

Hi silvia, and guido! Just wanted to say thank you for an absolutely fantastic trip! Everything was brilliant - the food, the seeadler, and of course guido - a top guy who we miss already!! (I wish I had that laugh!) We will highly recommend the trip to anyone we speak too. Sorry you had to stay at home for this one! Hope guido has had/is having a good trip back. Good luck for the future and I hope one day we will be back again! Hannah and Adam xx

  Ana y Bruno
August 2010

PAsamos 5 dias maravillosos con el capitan Israel y su esposa Catarina en el barco La Federica. La pareja nos cuido mucho. El capitan nos explico muchas reglas de seguridad y de manejar con detalles. La comida estaba rica y varida y en cantidad. Vimos pescados grandes y dolfines en el mar. Fuimos a ver los Kunas en las islas San Blas. Todo paso muy bien con buena onda. Pasamos muy buen tiempo. Muchas gracias al capitan y su mujer. Gracias Ana y Bruno

August 2010

Hav saa langt oye kan se, skyfri himmel, herlige mennesker, solnedgang, bading i aapent hav, smaa, ubebodde oyer fulle av kokosnotter, rom og cola, snorkling, passerende trekanoer med padlende Kunas - urbefolkningen som regjerer over hele kystomraadet - selvfanget fisk til middag, etc. Kan en be om mer? Mine forventninger ble i hvert fall oppfylt til de grader. Kaptein Guido og baaten hans Seeadler gjorde alt dette mulig. Han var baade kaptein, kokk, barnevakt og klovn paa en gang. Do not hesitate, GO! =)

August 2010

אהלן חברה... טיול נהדר חוויה מטורפת... יותר יקר מטיסה אבל שווה. קפטן גידו עשה עבודה מצוינת בתפעול הסירה והאוכל... זכינו לתפוש טונה "צהובת זנב" (מעדן), לשחות באמצע האוקיינוס בעומק 3000 מטר. תביאו הרבה אלכהול ותהנו. רועי 25.8.10

August 2010

Our sailing experience with GUIDO, not sure how he did it but he organised the most perfect weather only a little storm for 3 hours. and we (the drunken 9 of us) set off into the sunset... we got to see the life of sailing and how quick the ocean can change, Guido not only showed us the ocean but tought us about it, and how to manage the boat, the storm we had lasted 3 hours and it was reassuring to know we had an experienced captain. we got to swim in the open ocean when it was really calm at a depth of 3000m, was intredible. us girls found that the best way to wash our hair is in the middle of the ocean hanging by one arm from the boat, would have made a nice shampoo ad. food was great, Cheers to Guido, and then his family for the experience. i'd do it again in an instant. dayle pictures to come............

  Angie und Thomas
August 2010

Liebes Hostel Wunderbar-Team, vielen Dank für die tolle Unterstützung bei der Suche nach einem Segelboot nach Gartagena. Wir haben wunderschöne Tage auf Esmeralda und mit Kapitän Guido verbracht. Euer Hostel ist übrigens wirklich WUNDERBAR - es hat uns prima bei euch gefallen...vor allem die netten und interessanten Gespräche mit euch! Macht weiter so, wir wünschen euch viel Glück. Viele Grüße Thomas und Angie PS: unseren Bericht findet ihr auf unserer Homepage: http://twoontherun.rtwblog.de ----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------- Dear Hostel Wunderbar-team, thanks for the great support to looking for a sailboat to Gartagena. We spent a great time at Esmeralda and with the Captain Guido. Your hostel is really WONDERFUL - it was a nice stay for us with you ... especially the really interesting conversations with you! Keep it up, we wish you good luck. Best regards Thomas and Angie ps: you can read about our trip at our homepage: http://twoontherun.rtwblog.de

  Ronny Thurpel
August 2010

Thanks a lot to the wonderful crew of Hostel Wunderbar for this exciting trip. We spent 5 wonderful days on the ILIKI... The San Blas Islands let us speechless... Konny and Poppy made our stay on the ILIKI unforgettable... The organisation in advance was fantastic and we can only recommend this crew to any other backpackers... Thanks again :-) Ron & Cheun

  De aus Bayern
August 2010

Hello Silvia, Guido, Konny and Poppy! Thanks a lot for a beautiful time at the Hostal and on the Sailing Boat - It was a pleasure to spent the time with you! For us as Non-Sailors it was especially vital to feel safe during the sailing trip, and due to the knowledge of Guido and Konny we definitely had this feeling all the time! Poppy served delicious meals every day, and this always accompanied with a smile! And even before we started the trip Silvia answered all our email questions always within one day! So thanks to the Hostal Wunderbar Team and the Iliky Crew for an unforgettable experience ;-) Kerstin/Flo/Stance and Bernie

  David & Sara
United Kingdom
August 2010

Wunderbar wunderbar wunderbar! A lovely lovely place run by the most helpful people I have ever met. From trying to buy a motorbike to eventually fixing up bicycles Slyvia and Guido have been absolutely fantastic! The Kuna made sleeping area is brilliant for relaxing hammocks, pool table etc and comfortable mosquito free beds. The area is beautiful and the locals very friendly from having dinner in peoples front rooms to $0.50c beer - come and visit!

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