Sailing is one of the most enchanting ways to explore the Caribbean, and Bocas del Toro is certainly not the exception. Being one of Bocas del Toro's most praised tours and a definite favorite amongst our Spanish students, the Catamaran Sailing Tour takes place every single day of the week (with a minimum of 6 persons).1st Stop: Dolphin Bay
Leaving at 9:30 a.m., we raise the spinnaker and sail to Dolphin Bay where we will watch the Bottlenose Dolphins mate, play and feed. Thanks to its tranquil waters and abundance of delicious jelly fish, dolphins simply love spending time in this protected bay and throughout the years 95% of the times we've been able to spot dolphins. If you've never witnessed dolphins in the wild, get ready for one of nature's most magical moments. And if you have, it doesn't hurt to relive this special experience. These extraordinary creatures are so playful, intelligent and full of joy: you'll feel it when they look you in the eye while swimming next to our sailboat.Video of Dolphins in Dolphin Bay
Mangrove Reef is one of the most diverse reefs around Bocas Del Toro. Its shallow waters (be very careful to not to hit anything!) and abundance of colorful sponge coral make it a favorite with snorkelers of all ages. As mangroves are a breeding, feeding and nursery ground for many estuarine and marine organisms, Mangrove Reef is a place packed with schools of baby fish, brittle stars, sea anemones and sea urchins.
One of the great things of going snorkeling to Mangrove Reef is that your group will have the entire reef to yourselves. Our guests constantly tell us how beautiful and colorful is the coral found at Mangrove reef. Maybe it has to do with the fact that Bocas del Toro is home to 95% of the coral species found in the Caribbean. In mangrove reef you could possibly spot up to 20 different species of coral.
From Mangrove Reef we raise the spinnaker and let the wind take us sailing to The Garden by Isla Solarte, where you'll once again experience snorkeling but in a different type of reef. This site boasts some of the best coral in the region and is a must-see for all visiting divers. Depths range from two to eighteen meters. Or if you prefer to take it all in, sunbathe and relax on our sailboat you can enjoy the fresh baked sandwich made to your liking on the boat with drinks, cocktails and easy music. Dropping anchor in the The Garden's sand is a perfect way to explore this reef. Large coral heads, schools of parrot fish, coupled angel fish and marine life of all kinds await your curious eyes. Sergeant Major fish or as we like to call them "pinananas" come in schools to eat the pineapple "piña" skins we discard making for a perfect photographic feeding frenzy! From here we raise the sails again while enjoying freshly cut fruit and sail back to the island, "tranquilo style".Photos taken during our Catamaran Sailing Tour
|Habla Ya Student Rate||Normal Rate|
|Full Day Trip||$45||$50|
* Prices are in US Dollars. The above prices are per person and do not include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales. Rates include lunch, drink and snorkel gear (extra drinks can be purchased on board or you can bring your own). A minimum of 6 persons is required to run this tour on any specific day.