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Review of Flying Pirates

Flying Pirates
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: ATV/Quad Rental Flying Pirates - ride an ATV, with or without a guide, through a private, off-limits-to-everyone-else, 1,500 acre rainforest! Your day begins in the heart of Bocas town, where you will be picked up and shuttled to our secondary location just outside of town. We offer surf racks, for those of you wanting to hit the waves while you are out, and all of our bikes come with lock boxes attached for your cameras and cash. Wind your way out of town until you hit Bluff Road and just keep right on going until you reach our property. The Flying Pirates trails will take you through the jungle, then alongside pristine beaches, all perfect for a pit stop and some swimming. Rock Beach, La Piscina and, the newly accessible Blue Lagoon, are all gorgeous natural water formations perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Explore the caves at the tip of the island, and return through Monkey Trail. If you rev your engines a little bit, the monkeys might just yell back at you.
Reviewed March 28, 2013

On a recent trip to Bocas Del Toro, we were advised by some of our friends at Mondo Taitu to check out the Flying Pirates quad shop. If exploring hard to reach places is up your alley, this is a must-do while in Bocas. After a 2 hour guided ride through rough jungle terrain, we arrived at a "Secret Beach" (I only call it that because we don't believe the locals have a name for it). While recharging on the beach, our guides scaled nearby palm trees and retrieved coconuts & melons for our lunch. After lunch, we swam to a nearby island only inhabited by large iguanas and the hopped back on the quads for a 13km or so on-road ride to Drago Beach. After watching the sun set at Drago, we returned to the Flying Pirates Shop by moonlight. PERFECT DAY.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

I had an AWESOME time with my whole family using the ATV's at Flying Pirates in Isla Colon, Panama. The ATV's are fast, dependable, strong, comfortable and easy to use! The trails are endless and offer access to rich coastline, jungle, and wildlife. The ATV's comfortably sit 1-2 people and provide an adrenaline rush for exploring the beautiful island of Isla Colon!

Thank Scott P
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Quadding with the Flying Pirates is by far the best way to explore Isla Colon. The quads are powerful and capable of taking you to otherwise inaccessible sites. It is the one activity in Bocas that allows you to explore the jungle, coastline and farmland all at a high adrenaline pace!

The trails are expertly constructed to experience the diversity here. They are also ever expanding. Compared to my first experience a couple months ago (which was totally awesome), the trails seem to extend twice as far with more durable bridges.

Most recently I brought the entire family along for the ride. There were 11 of us - aged 25 - 68. Everyone LOVED it! They were laughing and screaming the entire time and it was the highlight of their trip - which included ziplining, sailing, jungle trekking and surfing. I would recommend the Flying Pirates as a must do in Bocas.

1  Thank Jack P
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

You guys really run a great treat for tourists...................we ride at home in the USA.........
But completely different in Bocas.......................The trails are awesome..........see the beaches.......see the monkeys......stop at the restaurants and best of all................get covered with mud if you want.........................we went to the end of the trails and then some................

The machines are well maintained.........the folks at FP are very helpful and work hard to get you the best experience possible....................definitely the best thing to do in Bocas............

Tom and Sue Rousseau
Owners..........Rousseau Building Services Inc

1  Thank Tom R
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We had a fabulous day exploring Bocas Del Toro on the ATVs. We have hired ATVs in Australia but have never been given the option to explore under our own steam as we were able to with the Flying Pirates on Bocas. This gave us the option to stop wherever and whenever we wanted to...much more enjoyable. Exploring the jungle, beaches and local bars by ATV was lots of fun and great value. Highly recommended and one of the many highlights of our trip to Bocas, finished off with a couple of great cold beers! Thanks Steve and staff!

1  Thank Jacqui L
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