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“A great way to spend a day”
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: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Laguna Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A great way to spend a day”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

We went on the all day Catamaran sailing/snorkeling trip, and absolutely loved it. It was a very peaceful morning, slowly making our way to Dolphin Bay, and then in the afternoon we stopped a couple places to snorkel. Lunch is also included. It's nice too because it's typically a smaller group of people- there were only 10 people on the boat the day we did it. If you like to be out on the water and enjoy snorkeling, I would definitely recommend this.

Visited February 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

When visiting Bocas, PLEASE go on this sailing trip. We loved the day we spend on the catamaran. It is lovely being on the water and not being rushed for a whole full day. The snorkling was nice and the lunch perfect. Drinks on board are icecold so this is just an extra plus on a perfect day! Enjoy!

Visited February 2014
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Minneapolis
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A fantastic way to spend the day!”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was one of the best days we spent in Bocas and an amazing value! Our boat had just seven passengers and there was ample room for everyone to stretch out and enjoy a spot in the nets.

We saw dolphins leaping in bay and enjoyed some really good snorkeling. I was skeptical about the snorkeling, but I've never visited reefs that were so alive and intact. It was fun spotting so many varieties of coral and fish. At one snorkel stop, the pineapple Marcel provided was great bait and it was amazing to swim among large colorful schools.

Not much snorkeling instruction was provided and during one of our stops there was a healthy current that me nervous. If you are a beginner, be sure to ask for more advice/instruction or buddy up with someone who has more experience.

Visited March 2013
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Berlin
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3 reviews
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“Best day in bocas”
Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to marcel and his cat we had the best day in bocas so far. The atmosphere on the boat was relaxing,the weather was great and the drinks ice cold. We managed to see some dolphins, beautiful corals and funny little piñañas. Those little yellow fish ate pineapple as if there was no tommorrow. Awesome! Especially the fact that our tour was ecofriendly and made a contribution to sustainable and green tourism was something we appreciated very much. All the other tours with motorboats dirt the water with their old engines that pollute the environment.
The skipper Marcel is a cool dude, one of a kind.

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bocas del toro
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“superb day on the water”
Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Marcel was a wonderful host who allows you to have a fabulous time aboard his catamaran. Lunch was fine, drinks are cheap, and the opportunity to meet visitors from all over the world was great. It was my first time snorkeling and I felt supported in this endeavor. We saw dolphins and fish, coral and many boats along the way. It was a highlight of my trip. Thanks to Marcel, it was a day I will long remember.

Visited February 2014
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