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We traveled by Ferry Las Perlas on a week day, it was monday. It was not too crowded but there many... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
PanamanianWanderlust
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Panama City, Panama
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Comfortable ride and an unexpected show

The ferry ride was comfortable and fast. On the outbound the food was very slippery; perhaps it had... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2018
559laurena
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Asheville, North Carolina
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May 7, 2019
“Terrible ferry experience”
Dec 13, 2018
“Very punctual and good service on board”
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

The ferry service is very poor. They over packed the little ferry. No space to seat, we were left to seat on top of cooling containers. The ride was super bumpy. We had things faling from the roof into our heads. Dont recommend this service...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sofia P
Reviewed December 13, 2018

The service on board is excellent, the ferry is actually in very good shape and was very comfortable They are very punctual which is great while having little time for traveling

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We traveled by Ferry Las Perlas on a week day, it was monday. It was not too crowded but there many people. Las Perlas is amazing, clear turquoise waters, and beautiful islands, but you need to research in order to pick the best one for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

The ferry ride was comfortable and fast. On the outbound the food was very slippery; perhaps it had been washed with something oily. The treat was en route back from Contadora when we saw multiple pods of dolphins jumping alongside the ferry. The captain slowed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 559laurena
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

The ferry ride is the most affordable way to go if you want to enjoy a day at the beach but don’t want to spend too much on an excursion. We did a one day Roundtrip to Isla Contadora. It came out to about $84...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Vivian L
Reviewed March 15, 2018

they said they will give you full credit if cancelled prior to 96 hours from departure" full refund" and after only 30 minutes from booking, and calling the office directly they say it's credit for 12 months only" regardless if you are only making one...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank IngridM1217
Reviewed February 6, 2018

Safe arrival is the objective and we got to Contadora Island safely and on time. Boat was very clean including the bathroom. Seats were comfortable and inside cabin is air conditioned. But: it is very loud on the boat-I wish I had earplugs. AND the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

The boat is clean, and the staff is very professional. The main issue is that the seats are very cramped and have every two rows facing one another instead of having all seats facing in one direction. Essentially you are sitting knee to knee with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank LauraMacio
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Contadora island is a beautiful and great place to visit. Amazing beaches a good restaurants. However I recommend to stay two or three days. Good hotels available. The ferry takes less than two hours from Panama City to the island. It departures from a convenient...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank MAlessanderF
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Loved the ride, very amicable crew! I would just suggest to have an additional ferry during weekends that way you have a bit more options during weekends when you want to visit the islands. I have no words that can say how wonderful the crew...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Can be rough when the transfer you in a third world manor to a small boat to get to shore. That's an accident waiting to happen!!!
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