We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bocas Sailing

Features Animals
| Carenero, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 507507, Panama
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Would reate less than 1

Despite calling themselves an eco tourism / environmentally friendly company, seems like most of... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
ValeSJ
,
Miami, Florida
If you love to sail ...

This is a great way to see the island and surrounding snorkeling areas. If you want perfection and... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
kammykazi
,
Fair Oaks, California
via mobile
Read all 183 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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!"
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“dolphin bay” (28 reviews)
“great sailing” (7 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
| Carenero, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 507507, Panama
Write a ReviewReviews (183)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"snorkeling spots"
in 12 reviews
"dolphin bay"
in 28 reviews
"great sailing"
in 7 reviews
"saw dolphins"
in 9 reviews
"nice snorkeling"
in 3 reviews
"friendly captain"
in 4 reviews
"catamaran tour"
in 5 reviews
"isla solarte"
in 2 reviews
"small group"
in 3 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
in 4 reviews
"marcel"
in 65 reviews
"bocas"
in 68 reviews
"panama"
in 13 reviews
"outing"
in 2 reviews
"wildlife"
in 5 reviews
"nurse"
in 3 reviews
"operator"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Despite calling themselves an eco tourism / environmentally friendly company, seems like most of their guides disturb wildlife - pull sloths out of water just to make them pose for a photo or have a tourist take a picture.

4  Thank ValeSJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to see the island and surrounding snorkeling areas. If you want perfection and need things to go like clockwork, maybe sailing isn't for you. Try a cruise ship instead. We had a nice intimate trip after waiting for more adventurers...More

Thank kammykazi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Marcel was great! He took us to a couple of great snorkeling locations (vibrant coral, various fish and reef life) and made sure we saw dolphins before heading back in. Decent price, lunch was great. If you're looking for a chill day full of fun...More

Thank shammock2713
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Met Marcel at the village square, and then taxied to his catamaran. We motored and sailed to Dolphin Bay, snorkeled there, and then headed back after lunch to another snorkeling spot off of Isla Solarte. Both snorkeling spots were excellent, and we even saw a...More

Thank schatz8762
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Worst company I have dealt with on this trip! I booked, paid my deposit, then received a confirmation and notification that full payment had been taken, but no further details on where to meet, etc. I called them in the morning and was instructed to...More

Thank Sn0wflake1992
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

If you want to see Bocas del Toro from the water, forget about the speedboats and go on this tour instead. We did snorkelling in two different spots off Isla San Cristobal and Isla Solarte, which was great. We didn't spot any dolphins in dolphin...More

Thank PhilippaFrancesWhite
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Marcel did a great job of picking unique and excellent places to sail, snorkel, and watch dolphin. Even though the wind was light, he made the best of it and we enjoyed a relaxing day of sailing. Highly recommended! Bring cash, they don't take credit...More

Thank John and Sandy T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 February 2017

As other reviewers have mentioned, don't plan too much around a trip with Bocas Sailing unless you choose to privately charter their boat. We booked a trip two days in advance and paid down deposits, and were told the only reason they'd cancel is if...More

Thank pickphlow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 January 2017

9 of us (8 adults and one child) chartered Bocas Sailing's catamaran for a perfect day of sailing around Bocas. Captain Marcel was full of interesting information about Bocas environment and history. The 42' catamaran is older but well maintained and has lots of room...More

Thank js_in_boston
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip through the waters around Bocas del Toro; nice sailing, saw several dolphins and also some snorkling along the coral reef Our captain did a great job and has a lot of good stories to tell 👍💪

Thank Bart8686
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 hotels in Isla Colon
Hotel Angela
111 reviews
.05 km away
Bocas Inn
1 review
.23 km away
Swan's Cay Hotel
172 reviews
.32 km away
Hotel Los Delfines
89 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Octo
93 reviews
.21 km away
Falafel Bocas
308 reviews
.41 km away
Capitan Caribe
463 reviews
.41 km away
Alberto's - Pizzeria & Restaurante
130 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Flying Pirates
1,112 reviews
.66 km away
Bocas Diving Pirates
301 reviews
.18 km away
La Buga Dive Center & Surf School
1,032 reviews
.71 km away
Bocas Yoga
205 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
30 March 2017|
Answer
Response from Tyler H |
Hi, Yes we are in Business. I do not have any emails from you and We've been getting calls from other clients so I'm not sure what the issue it. 6464-4242 for phone and bocassailing@gmail Sorry for the confusion. Please... More
0
Votes
skyshows
30 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Teri G | Reviewed this property |
You'd have to ask the owner how much for a private tour. There were about ten people on our trip and plenty of room to move around and not feel like you were invading on someone else. I think it was $45 per person plus $1... More
1
Vote
;