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“Great way to spend a day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bocas Sailing

Bocas Sailing
Main Street | Next to Red Frog Office and la Buga Dive Shop, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 507507, Panama
+507 757-9710
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Guests on the Catamaran MOVIDA enjoy a fun filled day sailing around the archipelago of Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Lay back, relax and sail with us through the mangroves, with the dolphins and enjoy snorkeling at some outrageous reefs. Come aboard our 42ft/12meter catamaran and experience Bocas Del Toro tours in a different way.We welcome you all. Individuals, couples, families, big groups, students and people of all ages, shapes and sizes. During the 8 years of operation we've worked with many tour operators from many different countries.So, come experience the difference and step off the "beaten track!"
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Elliot Lake, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Great way to spend a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Definitely worth the $45. They took us to two dive spots and to Dolphin Bay to go dolphin watching. Was a great experience! They also prepare foot long sandwiches for lunch and pineapple! And! you get to see some of he most beautiful coral reef around!

Visited January 2013
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“The sailing part was nice...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We were told refreshments would be available for sale. I didn't mind that but they ran out halfway through the sail and we didn't have our own. We were told snorkeling equipment would be available. There was 4 masks and fins. There were 6 guests. We were told fishing gear was available for those that wanted it. I didn't but there was no gear and one couple went for that and was not happy. The tour as described would have been great, unfortunately the only activity that lived up to it's billing was the sailing.

Visited December 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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“An incredible journey!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Many tours available, but unlike this one, most other tours are on terribly-polluting water taxis that belch smoke and leak fuel & oil into the water [PLEASE support those who are environmentally conscious].

This one, for a bit more $ is incredibly-relaxing, thoughtfully run, and far better than the majority of the options available. Captain Marcel is not only a good guide, but also smart, interesting and committed to doing things right!

Nice sandwich. Good drinks. Decent snorkeling gear. Incredible things to see under water in both stops.

We lucked-out with the weather and some nice breezes. But even had the weather not been so good, this would have been an excellent choice.

Beware that a lot of the kids who work the streets, likely for a small commission/bounty for recruiting passengers for other guides, will over-promise or sell places that don’t exist. With this one, you get much more than what was promised.

Visited December 2012
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Maryland
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“What a truly relaxing day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We started off with a sail to dolphin bay, we did not see any dolphins but it's a lovely area. We also snorkeled in this area. The coral was fantastic and we saw so many starfish! I have never seen so many, it was incredible. We then had some very good sandwiches and sailed to another area to snorkel. This area was a little cloudy, but there were alot of fish. We met some really nice people on this boat.

Visited November 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Extraordinary Day on the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My husband and I have snorkeled many locations and were amazed by the variety of coral on this trip. It was rainy and the water wasn't crystal clear, but it was an awesome experience for us. Even though it wasn't a sunny day, it was beautiful. We saw dolphins, had a delicious lunch, wonderful conversation with Marcel and our fellow passengers. It was a great price compared to our previous trips, especially with extra drinks being available for $1 and no "voluntary" tip pressure.

Visited November 2012
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