1 to 7 nights with captain

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To complement our waterside hotel, we are thrilled to offer guests our awesomely comfortable power catamaran for private charters with our friendly professional captain.

  • The most stylish way to explore the tropical islands and beaches of the Gulf of Chiriquí.
  • The new 13.1m (43ft) catamaran easily sleeps up to six guests on charter rentals.
  • Choose from 1 to 7-night amazing cruises to beautiful palm-tree-fringed beaches and wilderness islands.
  • Voyages to Isla Coiba, Islas Secas and Islas Paridas within your reach.
  • Fully catered with chef services or self-catered options.
  • Sail from our private dock, with flexible check in and check out to suit you. 
BOCAS DEL MAR HOTEL CATAMARAN

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BOCAS DEL MAR HOTEL CATAMARAN

The state-of- the-art Bali 4.3 MY Power Catamaran is European-built to unrivaled standards.

With a top speed of 23 knots from its two powerful engines, it is first in its class for home comforts and safety. The latest technology brings a soft, silky ride and awesome stability, while a low draft gets you easily into the dreamiest tropical coves for some serious relaxation.

There are welcoming outside lounging and oversize living spaces on its three spacious levels, including the elevated flybridge. Inside, panoramic windows create a bright interior for the large 323ft2 (30m2) main salon/dining space and well-equipped kitchen galley.

This amazingly elegant cruiser has three air-conditioned cabins ready for you and your guests with large double beds (two with ensuite), finished with fine materials.

There’s many well-thought-out touches to maximize your group’s enjoyment.

See full specification list.

Year:
2020

Length:
13m (43ft)

Beam:
7m (23ft)

Guest cabins:
3

Shower/toilets:
3

 # Passengers:
 up to 6 (overnight) 

Fantastic voyage ideas

With our expert knowledge we can custom-make your route to match your interests, or why not select or adapt one of our two to seven night itinerary ideas (see below)?

There is the Gulf of Chiriqui Marine National Park at Islas Paridas to discover, or tranquil Islas Secas and the world-famous biodiversity of Coiba.

All are Pacific island paradises for chillout beach time, swimming and snorkeling, surrounded by nature.

 

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Combine your cruise with an optional stay in a guest room on land at our award-winning hotel, or add a convenient night before your cruise departs or afterwards.

BOCAS DEL MAR HOTEL CATAMARAN

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Cruises and Routes

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6 TO 7 NIGHTS

The Paradise Adventure Cruise

6 Nights (7 days) or 7 Nights (7/8 days)

1st night: Islas Secas – 2nd night: Isla Coiba, north beaches – 3rd night: Isla Coiba, east beaches – 4th night: Isla Montuosa – 5th night: Isla Parida – 6th night: Isla Gámez or nearby

Choose an optional 7th night by staying one night extra by any of the above islands of your choice or mooring a night at Hotel Bocas del Mar itself.

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3 TO 4 NIGHTS

The Coiba & Secas Dream Cruise

3 nights (4 days) or 4 nights (5 days)

1st night: Islas Secas – 2nd night; Isla Coiba (northern beaches) – 3rd night Isla Coiba (eastern beaches)

Optional 4th night extension Isla Montuosa

On all our itineraries, at any time of year, dolphins, turtles and stingray are common. From late July to mid-October all island groups we visit play host to the humpback whale.

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2 TO 3 NIGHTS

The Gulf Explorer Cruise

2 nights (3 days) or 3 nights (4 days)

1st night: Islas Secas 2nd night: Isla Secas or Isla Parida (your choice)

Optional 3rd night extension in Isla Parida, Isla Gámez or a similar nearby island paradise

Other, shorter options

1 Day (no overnight: 8 hours max): Islas Secas or Isla Paridas or Isla Gámez/Bolaños circuit.

2 Days/1 Night: Islas Secas or Isla Paridas or Isla Gamez/Bolaños circuit

BOCAS DEL MAR HOTEL CATAMARAN

Isla Coiba

Globally important Coiba is the largest island in Central America. This special place is one of the most awesome eco-destinations on the planet and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Many hear of it but few get to visit.

The tropical biodiversity is carefully protected and there are 240km of wilderness coastline to enjoy on the main island and smaller ones. Journey time is around 2-3 hours from Bocas del Mar.

Eighty percent of Coiba is untouched virgin forest, one of the largest areas in the world, thanks to it housing a prison settlement until 2004. It was Panama’s answer to Devil’s Island, and you can still visit some fascinating ruins slowly being reclaimed by the jungle.

Rich marine life and reefs abound and there are even land species that have evolved differently to the mainland, not surprising as Coiba is part of the same tectonic system as the Galapagos.

A national park permit to visit is required which we arrange for you on arrival (not included).

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Islas Secas

This is a paradise of 16 hidden gems about 40 minutes cruising from Bocas del Mar. Known as a mini-Coiba, these spectacular islands with exotic names such as Isla Barracuda, Mono and Coco are bursting with biodiversity.

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Jungle covered, they shimmer close together in the ocean, meaning plenty of variety of unbelievably beautiful beaches, bays and snorkel spots to navigate to, however your mood takes you. Wildlife abounds both in an out of the water, with 750 recorded species of fish to spot.

Islas Secas is truly a well-kept secret, ideal for luxury adventurers.

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Islas Secas

This is a paradise of 16 hidden gems about 40 minutes cruising from Bocas del Mar. Known as a mini-Coiba, these spectacular islands with exotic names such as Isla Barracuda, Mono and Coco are bursting with biodiversity.

Read more...

Jungle covered, they shimmer close together in the ocean, meaning plenty of variety of unbelievably beautiful beaches, bays and snorkel spots to navigate to, however your mood takes you. Wildlife abounds both in an out of the water, with 750 recorded species of fish to spot.

Islas Secas

This is a paradise of 16 hidden gems about 40 minutes cruising from Bocas del Mar. Known as a mini-Coiba, these spectacular islands with exotic names such as Isla Barracuda, Mono and Coco are bursting with biodiversity.

Read more...

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Jungle covered, they shimmer close together in the ocean, meaning plenty of variety of unbelievably beautiful beaches, bays and snorkel spots to navigate to, however your mood takes you. Wildlife abounds both in an out of the water, with 750 recorded species of fish to spot.

Islas Secas is truly a well-kept secret, ideal for luxury adventurers.

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Islas Paridas & Montuosa

Closest to your home port and otherwise known as the Gulf of Chiriquí Marine National Park. There’s 20 jungle-capped volcanic islands of protected space easily accessible from the mainland and perfect for versatile cruising.

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Near to the largest Isla Parida are idyllic beaches at Isla Gámez and Isla Bolaños, among many others.

Much further offshore, you’ll find the rugged beauty of Isla Montuosa. Standing resolute in the ocean this is a real-life Treasure Island experience.

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Additional Information

Key highlights to maximize your enjoyment:

  • Cruise Speed 15 knots (28km/h)
  • Max. Speed 23 knots (42km/h)
  • Length: 13.1m (43ft)
  • Width: 7.1m (23.5ft)
  • Draft 0.90m (3ft)
  • Three large double bed cabins for guests (two are ensuite), capacity 6 overnight plus captain’s cabin
  • Three heads (toilets) and inside showers
  • Panoramic raised flydeck seating
  • Captain/Skipper on all trips
  • Chef services optional
  • Large capacity diesel fuel tank (1600l)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Generator
  • Large American Fridge / Freezer
  • All kitchen cooking utensils
  • All bedding and towels
  • Ample outside sunbathing and sitting areas
  • Spacious lounge and dining
  • Regular gas oven, hobs and microwave
  • Onboard BBQ
  • Full safety equipment
  • Sound and entertainment equipment
  • Snorkel equipment included. Optional kayak, pedal board or fishing rod on request.
  • Dinghy and life-raft
  • Watermaker

More details of this superbly equipped and laid-out vessel, your home on the Pacific Ocean:

Deck
Electric anchor windlass with counter
Bathing platform
Flydeck with retractable roof
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Refrigerator (150L/5.5ft3)
Dinghy for 5 pers. and motor
Deckshower
Fenders
Sunshade
Sun mattresses
Swimming ladder

 

Galley
American-style refrigerator/freezer –  (363L +178L) (13ft3 + 6.3ft3)
Pressurized hot water
Kitchen utensils (Galley equipment, cutlery)
Gas Oven and 3 gas stovetop
Microwave
Coffeemaker
Icemaker
Toaster

Interior
2 berths with 145cm by 200cm  large double bed in forward (1 ensuite) and 2 island-bed berths (153cm headwidth by 203 cm ‘queen’ double bed) in aft (1 ensuite). See plan in photo gallery. (1 is for captain use).
Bedding, blankets and towels (overnights)
AC & electric fans in cabins
Storage shelving/ drawer/hanging locker
Ventilation hatch in cabin and bathroom
Shower, basin and electric toilet head in each washroom (3 in total incl. 2 ensuite)
Pressurized hot water

Entertainment
Radio 
Audio/I Pod connectivity
Sound system /Cockpit speakers
TV /DVD player
Wi-Fi in home port
Board Games
DVD player

Fun & Comfort
Snorkeling equipment
(Optional kayak, pedalboard, fishing-rod rental – ask us)
Air-conditioning
Sound proofed engines
LED lighting
Ambient underwater lighting
Barbacoa
Beach towels/ day towels

Navigation
Autopilot radar
Navigation lights
Compass
Echosounder/Depthsounder
GPS Navionics
Speedometer (Speed log)

Engines: 2 x 250hp, 4 cylinder, shaft-driven YANMAR

 

Safety
Distress flare box
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Life belts (Safety harness)
Life buoy + Flashing light
Life jackets
Liferaft
VHF radio
Handholds / rails and transom guardwires
Emergency tiller
Safe Box

Boat electrics
Generator
Battery charger
Inverter
Plugs 12VDC/110VAC (US style plug/sockets)
Service & start batteries
Shore power cable 110v

 

Reservation and Pricing information

To check availability or reserve your Catamaran Cruise Vacation or if you have questions you would like answering, or more advice,  email or call our expert Customer Services team. 

info@bocasdelmar.com  or (507) (the country code for Panama) then 6395 8757. We are generally available 9am-5pm Eastern time or please leave a message.  

(Reservations for the catamaran cannot be made by the booking platform on this website, but hotel reservations can, or contact us direct by phone or email and we can gladly arrange both. The waterside hotel alongside the dock is very convenient for a stay before or after the boat rental. This catamaran is for private charter rental only. If you wish to see our other beautiful excursion options for day trips in the comfortable fleet of hotel boats, we invite you to see the Hotel Bocas del Mar activity page).

We guarantee the best available prices by reserving direct  so do get in touch.

CATAMARAN RATES IN US $ November 2020 to September 2021  Christmas/ New Years (Dec 22- Jan 07) Capacity
       
2 Days 1 Night 1800 2160 6 plus captain
3 Days 2 Nights 3200 3840 6 plus captain
4 Days 3 Nights 4560 5470 6 plus captain
5 Days 4 Nights 5760 6900 6 plus captain
6 Days 5 Night  6960 8350 6 plus captain
7 Days 6 Night  8160 9790 6 plus captain
8 Days 7 Nights  9360 11200 6 plus captain

 

We made it flexible and with extra value: Boat boarding time is of your choice from 9am (8am for day charters). Disembark by 5pm on day of return. This means if you reserve for 2 nights you have up to 3 days on board; pay 3 nights, get 4 days on board etc. Transfers can be arranged; see Additional information

To add on an optional extra night or few nights in award-winning Hotel Bocas del Mar, our boutique hotel next to the dock, let us know (prices start from just $150 per night for two people with breakfast included, subject to availability).  

Prices in US$. We accept Visa, MasterCard or bank transfer. We do not accept Amex.

To these prices you should add:

Captain rate (mandatory) of $170 per night.

Optional chef on board to prepare your meals (see Additional information) if you decide not to cater for yourself  at $140 per night.

As is usual on these types of charters, fuel is charged extra at the end of your voyage as per your routes chosen. Consumption is around 60 liters (16 USg) average per hour and a typical day has total 2 to 3 hours motoring.

Local sales tax is added to invoices at 7%.

You should also remember to budget around $30 to $40 per person per day for your food and beverage provisions costs (excluding alcohol) and you should include the captain as well. See the Additional Useful Information section on this page for more explanation about food and beverage services. 

A $2,000 damage deposit is taken at time of check in or authorized on one of your cards (Visa or MasterCard).

The Catamaran operates every month of the year, except October.

Payment and cancellation conditions (these apply to the Catamaran Vacations only. Hotel rates and conditions are different; see website)

DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, WE REALIZE TRAVEL PLANS CAN CHANGE. AT THE MOMENT WE ARE OFFERING SPECIAL, HIGHLY FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION CONDITIONS. PLEASE REACH OUT TO US WITH YOUR PLANNED DATES SO WE CAN SERVE YOU BETTER AND HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR DREAM VOYAGE. 

(THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED): 50% of the Catamaran reservation cost is required at time of confirmed reservation, (although we are happy to hold an option for you at no charge for a few days while you confirm). (If you cancel up to 3 months before arrival,  50% of the first payment is refundable and the other 50% can be used as a credit for a future stay on the boat or in the hotel). Full balance required 45 days before arrival. No deposit refunds can be made for peak Christmas/New Years season, although a credit can be considered. We recommend all guests take out travel vacation insurance to cover their payments.

See also the Additional Useful Information tab on this page for background information and further conditions.

Relax on your vacation…we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to get here, get on board and enjoy with your loved ones.

Your  catamaran rental comes with the service guarantee and extra peace of mind of Panama’s leading boutique hotel business, Bocas del Mar.

The skipper services of the captain are always required.

Bedding and all towels are included for overnights, and guests carry out their own housekeeping. Final cleaning is included in the price.

Smoking is not permitted inside or close to indoor or covered areas. We regret pets are not permitted.

We make it easy for organizing food & beverages:

You can bring and prepare your own food or book an optional onboard cook to prepare your meals. If you choose to contract the chef services, so your meals are prepared, please add US$140 per night.

If we are preparing food for you, we will help you plan menus in advance and we can buy the groceries or you bring your own. You should budget around US$30-40 per person per day for food and beverage costs (excl. alcohol). Don’t forget to budget for/buy additional food for the crew as well, whether you self-prepare (captain only) or go for the catering option (captain and cook).

Islands we visit are beautiful and uninhabited, so all supplies are loaded on departure. There is good storage space, a big fridge/freezer and water maker. Nearest markets are in David city, 50 minutes away. We will assist and guide you at all stages.

Snorkel equipment is included. A kayak, stand-up pedal board or fishing rod can be added at a small charge.

As is usual on these types of charters, fuel is charged extra as per your routes chosen. Consumption is around 60 liters (16 USg) average per hour and a typical day has total of up to 2 to 3 hours motoring, either on the ocean or around bays. This amount is charged to your final invoice.

Getting here.

Transfer from David regional airport (DAV) is smooth; we can offer transportation or arrange taxis and there are also car rental operators. David airport connects with frequent short flights to Panama City’s Tocumen (PTY) for international flights or Albrook (PAC). (By highway instead from Panama City is five hours).

We made it flexible and with extra value: Boat boarding time is of your choice from 9am (8am for day charters). Disembark by 5pm on day of return. This means if you reserve for 2 nights you have up to 3 days on board, pay 3 nights, get 4 days on board etc. (Ask for quote for an optional stay in the hotel before or after). Transfers can be arranged.

FREE TRANSFER: For stays on board the Catamaran of two nights or more, we include courtesy transportation from David airport if you group is arriving and departing on the same flight.

You can see the location of the hotel and its dock here