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Catamaran Sailing Tour with Bocas Sailing

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I've always loved going on boat trips, but the Catamaran Sailing experience was even better! Since we're always aiming to be as environmentally friendly as we can, promoting the Catamaran sailing tour is a no-brainer for us. Imagine how much gasoline a motor boat uses to get from A to B, the pollution it creates, and how many animals it harms. The noise scares dolphins and fish away, and sadly sometimes dolphins’ fins get cut by the sharp engine blades (due to irresponsible captains that race along the dolphins). Granted, the Catamaran has an engine too, but the goal is to use it as little as possible. And also granted that motor boats are a necessity for us in the islands to work, to fish, for transportation... but if as a tourist or visitor you are given the choice to participate in a trip on a motor boat, or on a eco-friendly sailing trip, you should obviously choose the latter (and as an Habla Ya student you will enjoy a $5 discount off their normal price - $40 instead of $45 per person).

My catamaran experience started at 9am on a grey and rainy day. I thought the tour would be cancelled due to the weather, but Hartmut, our friendly German guide and captain decided to leave regardless, and assured us that the sun would come out later. Indeed it did, and was so peaceful to sail on mirror flat water while enjoying the surrounding views of the islands of Bocas.

Go with the flow... the captain knows the local weather better than you. If he says it will be fine, go for it and enjoy your sailing trip... or would you prefer staying in your air conditioned hotel room all day?
Go with the flow... the captain knows the local weather better than you. If he says it will be fine, go for it and enjoy your sailing trip... or would you prefer staying in your air conditioned hotel room all day?

What initially started out as a chilly and rainy adventure eventually turned into a warm sunny day, full of sunbathing on the deck while listening to relaxing music, with fresh pineapple, cold beers to keep us “hydrated”, and plenty of snorkel stops. Once we got hungry around lunch time, Hartmut prepared us a hearty homemade sandwich.

Snorkeling with friends in Bocas del Toro's warm turquoise clear waters? Beath that!
Snorkeling with friends in Bocas del Toro's warm turquoise clear waters? Beath that!

I enjoyed this activity a lot, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a boat and snorkeling experience in Bocas del Toro. If you´re studying Spanish with us at Habla Ya Bocas, you really shouldn't miss the opportunity to join this trip during the weekend. It is great for families with children or for groups of friends traveling together. The boat even has an inflatable tire that you can lay in and let the boat gently pull you. Snorkel gear is also provided, so all you need to take with you is a towel, and plenty of sunblock (the sun gets really strong out there!). I would love to go again with a group of friends, on a beautiful sunny Sunday. Maybe next time I will try out the Trim. Thank you Bocas Sailing for such a wonderful day!

Habla Ya students and teachers enjoying a day out with Bocas Sailing
Habla Ya students and teachers enjoying a day out with Bocas Sailing

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We've been writing about all things Panama for over 10 years. So search our blog to plan your vacation. From must do's, where to party or eat, to which beaches and hiking trails you shouldn't miss. You'll find great insider info about Bocas del Toro, Panama City and Boquete, as well as Panamanian culture, customs and traditions, and certainly tips and advice for learning Spanish while on vacation!


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