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“the best way to enjoy Bocas del Toro” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bocas Sailing

Bocas Sailing
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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. Since 2005 we've worked with many tour operators from many different countries. Come experience the difference and step off the "beaten track!"
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Guapiles
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“the best way to enjoy Bocas del Toro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Why sailing, I thought before, and signed up for a motor-boat tour. I was wrong. Nothing can be better than a catamaran, we realised next day with Bocas Sailing.

Sailing is an opposite to polluting, noisy, cramped boats that cause damage to the very fragile environment we all wish to see and preserve. Sailing is quiet. Lying on catamaran and enjoying sunshine is even better than beach because your beach is moving and you see a different seascape every minute before you hit the real beach. Being on a catamaran in the dolphin area feels syrreal.They do not feel disturbed and you and them can enjoy the sea together. We were taken to extremely beautiful coral areas and kindly explained what we may see and how to behave in order to avoid damaging anything.

There was no hurry, plenty of time to relax, to enjoy the beauty of the area and to talk to Captain Marcel about everything – nature, people, life and future of Bocas del Toro. Enough space for real fun and jokes. I’m sure that this is a perfect venue for a party. The Captain is a very knowledgable person with international experience which matters when you deal with the diversity of the visitors of Bocas.

There was everything you may need on the boat. It is safe, clean, beautiful. Fishing rods, enough snorkeling masks, field guides of marine life, books, good music. Drinks, great sandwiches, sweet pineapple.

We felt at home and very welcome. The trip was worth much more than the money we spent. Actually, it is unforgettable and we’ll go back soon to experience it again.

Visited May 2013
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Cahuita, Costa Rica
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“excellant tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is an absolute must if your in Bocas. We loved everything about it. We saw the most beautiful coral and lots of dolphins! Marcel is not only a fantastic Captain but a wonderful host as well. We would absolutely recommend this tour for anyone.

Visited April 2013
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Boquete, Panama
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“Great value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

The best Bocas activity by far! All day on a beautiful Catamaran, dolphin watching and amazing snorkeling. Fantastic day and great value. Will be going back very soon. Thanks.

Visited April 2013
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Edgewood, Kentucky
2 reviews
“One of the best activities you can do in Bocas.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

What a wonderful way to enjoy the day in Bocas. Captain took us out dolphin watching and snorkeling while even providing a wonderful sandwich for lunch. We highly recommend this trip to anyone who wishes to experience Bocas from the water.

Visited April 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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“a beautiful day on the catamaran with captain hardy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

....this is the best tour you can get in and around bocas. we had such a wonderful day sailing across see to different spots. first we went towards dolphin bay and enjoyed watching dolphins having fun - not too far from the boat. (luckily we choose to sail - since the masses of motor boat tours that we saw before made a lot of loud noices. hardy explained us that they are very disrespectful with the nature and the dolphins and are even driving on top of them - which kills several of those beautiful creatures per year). our calm and slow way of exploring the sea made them feeling way more comfortable. for all people who care to keep and protect this natural beauty around bocas I suggest choosing the sailing option. for the 40 (5 USD student discount) you get an unforgettable day on the catamaran, sunbathing, relaxing, beautiful snorkeling spots, a big sandwich for lunch AND captain hardy explains all about the nature, animals and if you are interested also about sailing.
if I ever come back to bocas, I will for sure go again with captain hardy!

Visited April 2013
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