Activities & Adventure Tours
what to do in Bocas del Toro
Dolphin Bay, Crawl Cay, and Isla Zapatillas
Your adventure begins observing Dolphin families in the calm waters of Dolphin Bay, a beautiful serene bay with majestic mountain views. Experience the dolphins jumping and playing around your boat.
Crawl Cay is your next destination, a restaurant and bar sitting over a pristine tropical reef, teaming with fish.
A great place to snorkel and enjoy a tasty Caribbean lunch and drinks.
From there, weather permitting, we head to Zapatillas Islands, an incredibly beautiful National Park. These islands are incredibly pristine with white sand beaches, tropical forests, crystal clear water and coral reefs nearby. An experience you won’t forget.
Red Frog Beach
Visit Red Frog Beach
One of the very best of the white sand beaches here in the Bocas Archipelago. This is an excellent swimming beach. Visit the beachfront restaurant and bar. Rent a lounge chair or cabana if you like.
Starfish Beach, Bird Island, and Bocas del Drag
You will begin your day by water taxi traveling the inward side of Colon Island to Bird Island. Bird Island or Swans Cay is a rocky formation 70 meters long rising up to 55 meters. It is an alluring spot with many species of tropical birds nesting here. It is the only known nesting place in the Caribbean of the Red-billed Tropic Bird.
From Bird Island we head to Starfish Beach, beautiful white sand, calm shallow blue water. Starfish can be seen from the beach.
From there a short boat ride to Bocas del Drago, the tip of Isla Colon. White sand beaches and the famous Yasanori restaurant. Enjoy the ”Pargo Entero”, whole fried red snapper. Have a great lunch or explore.
Then the water taxi back to Bocas Town through calm waters.
Bocas del Toro Cacao Tours
Ever wonder where chocolate comes from? Come find out at the certified organic cacao farm of Oreba Chocolate. This adventurous guided hike is located in the jungle of Bocas del Toro will take you through the process of Cacao. Chocolate production by the indigenous Ngabe Indians who have been doing it for centuries. Because the farm is organic and shade grown, many times you will see poison dart frogs, sloths and even toucans.
The tour includes:
Transportation from boat dock in Almirante to farm, guided tour of farm and Indian village, Chocolate making demonstration, Native Chocolate to sample, a traditional Ngabe lunch, and 4 oz of Chocolate to take home!
Red Frog Jungle Zipline and Red Frog Beach
You will ascend to the top of an island’s tropical rain forest. This tour is for both nature lovers and those looking for the thrill of soaring through the air at up 40 miles per hour. Pass by trees that have been growing here for centuries; birds, monkeys may curiously watch and welcome you to their treetop homes.
7 zip lines, Tree top challenge(optional), 150 foot high sky bridge, Vertical rappel, Up to a 1000 foot long zip, Well trained, safety conscious zip line team. 2 hour adventure
Red Frog Beach, some say the very best of the white sand beaches here in the Bocas Archipelago. This is an excellent swimming beach. Visit the beachfront restaurant and bar. Rent a lounge chair or cabana if you like.
Learn to Surf
Bocas del Toro Surf Schools
Bocas del Toro Fishing Tours
If you would like to fish, please contact us and we will hook you up with the right Captain.
Panama means “Abundance of Fish”. There is great Sport fishing in the Bocas archipelago depending on your preference. The “best” 3 options are briefly described below.
#1: Offshore fishing, trolling for Black fin or Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Dorado and more. Depending on sea conditions all these species are here throughout the year. Calmer sea and wind conditions are in the Spring and Fall.
#2: Outstanding fishing for Tarpon (Big Tarpon) is available year round, however April, May, October, November seems to be when more migratory Tarpon are present. There are plenty of resident Tarpon in the Bocas area year round The most productive areas are at the mouth of the Changuinolariver( a 50 minute boat ride ) and the mouth of the Sixoalo river ( 20-25 minutes more ). One can troll for them, fly fish, or use live bait. If using live bait, remember to bring sabikis (the smallest ones) to catch live bait. (Not available in Bocas) Bait can be caught on the way to the river mouths alongside the buoys across from Drago point.
#3: Fishing for Snook in the jungle rivers of Chirqui Grande Bay. About a 45 minute boat ride (all through calm waters), these small rivers are not only beautiful but can be very productive for big Snook and the occasional Red Snapper. Seems the best time of year for these fish is November–thru February. When water color is right and during the months mentioned this fishing can be incredible.