San Blas Island-Hopping Day Trip From Panama City

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    5:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    1: Albrook, Panama City, Panama
    2: Tocumen, Panama City, Panama
    3: Panama City, Panama
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Just two hours from Panama City, you able to visit the San Blas Paradisiac Islands. Enjoy crystal clear waters, snorkeling among reefs and coral.
Undoubtedly, the best beaches are located in the Panamanian Caribbean, you will live a unique experience, connecting with nature and back through time and live the Guna culture, the people and their lives.

Highlights

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Lunch included

Hotel pickup included

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Know More about this tour

You will have the opportunity to know the beaches of the region of Guna Yala, with this package. Since the transfer by car and the visit to the most beautiful islands of Panama, located in the Panamanian Caribbean within the region of Guna Yala.

The schedule is as follows:
05:00 am - 06:00 am - Departure from Panama City
06:00 am - 06:30 am - Stop at the supermarket (optional)
08:00 am - 08:30 am - Arrive at Niga Kantule Terminal
08:30 am - 09:00 am - Departure from Niga Kantule Terminal to islands
10:00 am - 12:15 pm -  Visit to Big Dog Island
12:30 pm - 01:00 pm - Lunch on Dog Island
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm - Visit to a natural pool
01:30 pm - 03:00 pm - Visit to Banedub Island
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm - Departure from Banedub Island
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm - Departure from Niga Kantule Terminal to PTY
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm - Arrive at Panama City

This schedule is an estimation. The variety of the schedule will depend on the day's weather.

Notice: Sometimes some islands close for maintenance or fines and affect the proposed agenda for this reason the agenda can change without prior notification

Inclusions

Shared transfer by car from your hotel to San Blas (maximum of 6 people per car)

Maritime transportation from San Blas dock to Islands

Meal - the catch of the day. If you would like a different dish, please ask your guide (other dishes may be at customer's expense)

Island taxes

Dock tax

Driver/guide

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Use of Snorkelling equipment

A Bottle of Water

Exclusions

Entrance Fees: Panamanian and residents $5, Other: $20

Meals other than the catch of the day

Drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

The maritime transfer is a shared transportation

It is recommended that you bring a towel, sunblock and extra cash

No ATM's available during the tour

The provided lunch is the catch of the day (other meals may be at own expense)

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Before booking review the weather forecast

Not recommended for child aged 5 and under and adults over 65

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

For the following Hotels we will apply extra charge because are outside from the City($10.00): Radisson Gamboa Hotel, Hotel Gamboa Rainforest, Westin Playa Bonita and Dream Delight Playa Bonita

We don't pick up in Colon City.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 31-Oct-2019

    This letter is in regard of the “San Blas Island-Hopping Day Trip from Panama City” took on Oct 19th, 2019 (Booking Reference: BR-745613046):
    1.        Coordinati on:
    a.        Pick up time: We were waiting around 40 min to departure because was a confusion with another couple’s pick-up place. Also, another couple were arguing because do not want to seat in the 3rd line of the SUV
    b.        Breakfast: it was a mess, we arrived at the store and the guide said “ok you just can take one sandwich and one coffee; but there were not enough sandwiches for all, for that reason a confusion was presented with the team; we had to wait for sandwiches to be done, them the line to pay, conclusion we lost 40 min more.
    c.        When we arrived at the port and we onboarded the litter boat, the tour guide said that one person must go out of the boat because of it was overload, no body one to go out and we were wasting time. Me and my husband decided to go out of the boat.
    The tour Guide said that the waiting time will be just 10 min…. the time passed and 10 min was approx. 50 min; for the delay he said that will upgrade lunch and It was done.
    2.        The nightmare:
    Around 3pm we departure to go back to Panama port, in the middle of the Ocean a heavy raining storm came, water coming in to de boat, we had not view and the worst thing the guys that were responsible of the trip did not have at least one Compass, it was really a nightmare!
    We were approx. 30 min lost in un-know place.
    I can provide you the videos;that can show how anxious and bad we felt but it can show the sad situation. People crying and praying ….. I thought we won’t make it!

    We think that this is a negligence that your company offer a tour using an unsecure boat how you offered to us, putting on risk a group of tourists because you did not take the appropriate action for tour like this.

    Really the worst tour I ever take! Seriously you shall take action to improve your tours and prevent a serious situation.

    This trip does not worth what we paid for… not even a bathroom to change wet clothes at the port and I paid to go in some called “bathroom” and I could not go in because it was unsaid of dirty.

  • 23-Oct-2019

    My first time in Panama and was looking forward to enjoy the islands of San Blas . Elvis was our driver and he was great picking us up at the hotel and dropping us off. The tour starts early morning of 5 AM and picks up other tourists with a max of 6 inside the SUV. It takes over 2 hours to get to the dock with a break in between to a supermarket to buy food or other necessities. The road to San Blas is narrow , zigzagging thru the lush mountains with scattered potholes and Elvis will try to avoid it. So motion sickness is common . There’s a checkpoint as u approach San Blas to check passports. Once in the dock , they will let you sign in their logbook and head to the boats. Expect to be a little bit wet from the waves so wear something appropriate, don’t blame em for getting drenched . The islands are spectacular , enjoy every moment of it. I had a good time at the natural pool snorkeling with scattered starfish everywhere .The people are friendly and accommodating even if there’s a language barrier. Elvis is awesome !

  • 09-Sep-2019

    definitely worth it! The journey and the area were so beautiful, staff was very friendly:) get a good night sleep before ;) The sun hits hard

  • 18-Mar-2019

    The islands are beautiful and the tour guides are very nice. This is just not worth $150. Lunch was not the greatest and serves cold.

    Also, if you have any kind of motion sickness this is not the tour for you. The car ride to the dock is two hours, halh of which are winding roads through the mountains.

    All proceeds, however, do go to the indigenous community that organize this tour.

  • 30-Nov-2018

    There is not much more beautiful than a perfect sunny day on white sand next to very blue warm ocean water and palm trees all around to offer the perfect amount of shade and rustling of palm leaves in the air. This tour offered that but it was a looooong day and you are better off going the route of doing an overnight or two one any of the available secluded islands (especially if you are the campy/outdoors type). The day: up at 430am to be in the lobby by 5am to be picked up closer to 6am, followed by a 2hr Drive (half of which is extremey bumpy over potholes... but on the way you are distracted by scenery and happy you are in A/C), followed by a 35min boat ride to your first island. There is not much “guiding” or “touring” (which is fine, just a little different than advertised) but you are told when to be where (which is important)... otherwise you get to do what you want for the time on the island, or in the natural pool, or on another island. See, my fiancé and I aren’t big on spending too much time in the sun or on a beach, we burn easily and get bored... we love a good beach day, but more of the resort type with cocktails... if we had known to pack rum and coke, we would have (thank god I grabbed hotel towels on the way out!)... by the time we got to the 3rd island, get just more of the same and we were ready to head back, but in the mean time soaked up the relaxing, people-watching aspect of the day and feeling the beauty of the surroundings while there. The way home was just as long and exhausting... but I give props to the driver we had... handled the roads and the traffic like a champ and got us back at a decent hour. I recommend the excursion, but be ready for what it really means is all.

  • 20-Aug-2018

    Amazing tour! San Blas is a must-see! This tour was the perfect length. You wake up early and pick-up is from your hotel. You take a 2 hour drive very curvy/windy road to the beach. Once you arrive at the beach-area, you get on a ferry for another 30 minutes or so. The ride on the ferry is very quick and the views are incredible. You stay on the first island for a couple of hours. The islands are very secluded and during the off-season, the islands are basically private. Our second stop was a starfish sandbar. The guides collected starfish and brought them closer to the boat so that they were easily visible for everyone. You had the opportunity to go snorkling and look for more starfish as well. The last island is where we got lunch. Lunch was a delicious, typical, Panamanian meal consisting of rice, beans, salad, and fried fish. Every place we went was incredible and exceeded expectations. The guides/drivers were very pleasant and helpful every step of the way! I highly recommend 10/10!

  • 01-Apr-2018

    We basically had a private island to ourselves which was nice and relaxing. The water was beautiful. However there was trash on the island that should be cleaned up. It wouldnt take a lot to do so. The dinner could have been better. Im vegetarian and was provided a simple salad and fries. The staff was friendly and packed water and snacks for us. Overall it was a nice and relaxing day on a private island in beautiful Panama.

  • 24-Mar-2018

    Best day during our stay in Panama. Aside from the extremely long drive it was great. The water was very warm and crystal clear. The surprise stops are also very breathe taking. I must admit two downfalls and if they fix this it will make the trip splendid......1 the boat ride is rough and gets you completely soaked! Even on the ride back, its relentless and very uncomfortable. 2 Stop trying to monopolize on every little thing! Some things are understandable like paying for the trip, entrance fee, and for drinks. But pay to use the nasty stinky bathroom? Since when is using the bathroom a privilege? It wasn't even clean!!! That's why I give this 3 stars.

  • 21-Mar-2018

    super! Food was excellent

  • 17-Mar-2018

    This tour was excellent, we were treated very very well. I think it's an absolute must. There was amazing scenery during the drive. Then the cute boats that took us out to these gorgeous islands. I'm still in awe that my personal photos look like a brochure, not photoshopped!! Brilliant experience.

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