Haiku Charters offers Day Sailing including Surf, Beach, Golfo Dulce Tours ~ providing Fishing, Swimming, Snorkeling, Hiking though the National Parks as well as Dolphin, Whale, Bird Watching. Multi-day Sailing Tours include Isla del Caño, Isla del Cocos, Bahia Drake and Panama Pacific Islands in Golfo of Chiriquí. Haiku is designed for a fast, comfortable ride and the ability to navigate waters that other sailboats cannot, making her a perfect choice for a sailing adventure.
Charter Haiku and explore the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica from our 44’ Kantola Trimaran. We offer sunset tours and day sailing packages with a wide variety of activities including tours of the Golfo Dulce, Cabo Matapalo jungle tour, Casa Orquidea botanical garden, whale and pelagic bird watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, surf charters, rainforest hikes, with a little luck you might even swim with dolphins, you can also fish for dorado, wahoo, snook, rooster fish, jacks and more. Another option would be to take our panga tour through the mangroves for bird watching, a little fishing or to a close beach or island for the day.
Haiku was designed for a fast comfortable ride and the ability to navigate waters that other sailboats cannot, making her a perfect choice for adventure sailing.
“Haiku” is 44′ 0″ overall, 26′ 6″ extreme beam, 3′ 6″ draft with the centerboard up. The displacement is 11 tons net 13 gross. The construction of this professionally built sailboat is cold-molded Bruynzeel mahogany, 3 plys with West System epoxy monocoque, constructed in 1985 by California Custom Boats. A high-tech, lightweight, pre-preg carbon cruising interior was installed in 2001. Haiku has a new conventional mast.Sails are Cruise-Lam Dacron and Spectra by Skip Elliot and are in excellent condition.
The interior has 3 double berths in 3 cabins, a double in the forward cabin, main salon and a separate and private aft cabin with its own head. This arrangement is exceedingly comfortable and practical at sea or harbor and very lightweight. All electronics and major equipment have been updated including windlasses, wiring, plumbing and deck hardware.
Auxiliary propulsion is by new 40 hp Volvo D2-40 installed in 2008, 3 blade prop. – Fishing gear – Scuba tanks and gear.Haiku was designed for a fast comfortable ride and the ability to navigate waters that other sailboats cannot, making her a perfect choice for adventure sailing.
Crew sleeps on deck and guests are welcome to their own cabin or to sleep on the deck.
EXPERIENCE A REAL-LIFE JUNGLE CRUISE
Take our Ponga Tour through the mangroves or through Golfito Bay for sight-seeing, bird and sea life watching, or a little fishing and swimming. A Ponga (or “panga”)is a Costa Rican “skiff”; a very stable, sea-worthy, open “semi-dory” type. The mangrove tour is a real life jungle cruise that includes a visit to a black sand beach for a swim. On the Golfito Bay cruise you will see resorts, boats, beaches and islands. Learn the history of Golfito including the years with the United Fruit Company and the Deposito Libre Comercial de Golfito. View and hear the sounds of the jungle as Captain Craig takes you by the Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Golfito and or the Piedras Blancas National Park . If a land hike is requested, the Captain can arrange a rainforest or jungle tour. On these tours you may catch sight of monkeys, coatis, toucans, hummingbirds, wild cats and scarlet macaws. A quick ride across the Golfo Dulce provides a visit to Puerto Jiménez and the entrance to the Corcovado National Park, a lowland tropical rainforest. The Corcovado is said to be “the most biologically intense place on Earth”.
You grew up with the theme park jungle cruise – now experience the adventure of a life-time on a real-life jungle cruise. Travel through the mangroves from Golfito Bay through the La Trocha to Zancudo Beach to experience a beautiful black sand Costa Rican beach. Swim in the warm Costa Rican surf to catch a few waves whether body surfing or surfboarding to enjoy your complete jungle experience. You may catch a sight of a Sloth, Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) only pink bird in Costa Rica, Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Mangrove Hummingbird, Amazilia boucardi and be lucky enough to see a Crocodile or Boa Constrictor. After all this ecological-nature adventure settle down to a refreshing, thirst-quenching tropical libation and typical meal at one of the local Costa Rican resorts. All this adventure is waiting for you to enjoy. Join us to experience Haiku’s Ponga tour.
On another ponga adventure Captain Craig will circumnavigate the calm waters of Golfito Bay enabling you to see the views. You are able to see Golfito from the “outside in”. Some of the sights include: local resorts with boats at their docks, the local fishing fleet and fish market, Playa de Cacao, the mangroves, the bay islands with nesting birds, and a local vinca (farm). These tours are especially appealing in the early morning quiet (except for the cry of the Howler monkeys!) or the stillness of evening. During the evening ride you may have a chance to see the monkeys playing in the trees before you catch the sun setting behind the Osa peninsula. Trips on Golfito Bay are a way to enjoy a refreshing breeze during the heat of the day or the warmth of a beautiful tropical evening. A stop for refreshing libation at a resort or Playa de Cacao is always a treat. During a sunset ride enjoy a tropical sundowner while watching the explosion of colors in the sky.
Captain Craig has been sailing and on boats since age five; and has logged over 180,000 blue water miles. He first came to Costa Rica in 1979 and continued to sail throughout Central America, South America, Mexico, Hawaii, and the South Pacific to the present. For your ultimate experience, Captain Craig will pilot Haiku to many destinations that only a few people know.
Janny has been sailing five years and has sailed the California Coast, Hawaii, and Costa Rica. She is an RN and PHN as well as knowledgeable about nutrition. Janny always has tasty, nutritious, “typical” menus on board for your enjoyment.
Our mate Sammy is from Golfito and has spent her 26 years on land and the water throughout the Golfito and Golfo Dulce area. Sammy has a wealth of knowledge on local customs, foods, flora, fauna, animals and places to explore.