Sail in
Bocas del Toro

Hola y Bienvenido! Experience your very own 'Lost World' adventure, as we set sail for Central America and the enchanting islands of Panama.

Uninhabited islands, an abundance of history and culture and the remarkable natural beauty of Panama makes this one of our best vacation destinations.

Bocas del Toro (meaning "Mouth of the Bull") and its islands are a nature lover's paradise. Offering unspoilt nature, a sanctuary for a variety of wildlife and the perfect location to relax and unwind.

Only three hours from Miami, Florida and six hours from Los Angeles, the magic of Panama is just a short flight away. A truly once in a lifetime TradeWinds experience, be sure that you don't miss out. Book your dream vacation on one of our luxury Panama yacht charters.


Here is sample itinerary of what you may expect while enjoying a sailing vacation with TradeWinds in Bocas del Toro, on the Caribbean Sea in Panama. Weather or other outside factors may mean that your Captain sets an alternative course.

Arrival Day

Embarkation is at 5 pm. You are welcome to check in and drop off your luggage when you arrive at the marina. Your catamaran will be moored at Bocas Marina, Bocas Del Toro. Upon arrival at the marina, you will be greeted by our base manager, who will go through the check-in procedure with you and help you feel at home. At 5 pm, you will be welcomed onboard and introduced to your crew and fellow sailors, whilst enjoying a refreshing welcome cocktail. After being shown to your cabin and your new home for the week, take a little time to settle in. Enjoy a delicious dinner aboard, while your yacht remains in the small quiet harbour for the evening.

Cruising Day 1

Breakfast is served, followed by a safety briefing and a first look at the proposed itinerary for the week. We will pull up the anchor for a short early morning cruise towards an amazing lagoon. At Coral Gardens we will have the first snorkeling opportunity of the week.

After snorkeling, we will set sail to Crawl Cay where lunch will be served. You will have the opportunity to explore the wonder of an open water "aquarium", with enormous angel fish and many more species of large, well-fed fish. This spot is also ideal for snorkeling, followed by a two hour cruise to the pristine peninsula which awaits you at Bluefields.

We will spend the night at anchor at this idyllic bay, and have dinner onboard. You can take a romantic starlit stroll along the beach after dinner, before falling asleep in your luxury cabin under those same stars!

Cruising Day 2

After breakfast, we will make a short hike through an Indian village to the beautiful beach on the Caribbean Sea. For the more adventurous among you a surfing opportunity may arise.

After lunch, we will set sail to cruise to the gorgeous Zapatillas, where two cays will be waiting for you. The afternoon will be spent on those idyllic islets in the area, where you can relax, swim, snorkel and sunbathe. The crew will ensure that you are never too far away from a cocktail to ensure an afternoon's paradise!

Another wonderful dinner is served, after which your captain may invite all guests up on deck for a night-cap, and a late evening of some amazing stargazing.

Cruising Day 3

We'll pull up anchor and set out for a two hour cruise to Sloth Island. The name says it all!

In the afternoon we'll cruise to Bocas town, which will bring you to the known "party area" of Bocas del Toro - at the right hour - when the streets are filling with the young crowd returning from their daily activities, and the buzz fills the streets with carnival vibrations.

Besides getting to sample fine international cuisine, the street artists and local craft-stands invite you in for a bit of shopping - "Caribbean style".  We will dine ashore tonight in one of Bocas' lively restaurants.

Cruising Day 4

After a great night's sleep and a tasty breakfast, we will have a short sail to Mangrove point, off the beautiful Isla Colon. It is time for easy snorkeling off the back of the boat.

We spend the afternoon cruising to the Hanging Gardens, where the mangroves create an amazing snorkelling site by hanging over the soft coral reef.  When the sun is coming from just the right angle you will find yourselves in a pristine snorkeling area, surrounded by the sounds of the rainforest.   

Cruising day 5

After another fantastic breakfast, we will make the short sail to Green Acres farm where the owner, Rob, will share with you his vast knowledge of the local flora and fauna, while showing you his chocolate farm and factory. It's not obligatory to taste the chocolate, but we certainly recommend it!

After lunch we will sail through the Black Lands passage and head for Star Fish Beach where we will spend the afternoon and evening. A small lagoon is waiting for you to take the kayaks for some fantastic explorations.

Cruising day 6

Breakfast is served, followed by a cruise to Hospital Point, where a surprising cove awaits with a magnificent dive site and the snorkelling is sublime. Please remember, the lobsters over there are too small for eating!!

We will dine ashore tonight.

Departure Day

After a last delightful breakfast onboard, it is time to gather your belongings, as well as your wonderful memories of a week in this most beautiful environment. Before exchanging fond farewells, your crew will arrange transport to the airport. You will already be planning your next cruise with TradeWinds.

It was great! Perfect Hosts, great food, plenty of drinks,great experiences! Great Vacation!!!!


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