Frequently Asked Questions
Is there anything that we should bring that
is unavailable there?
Complete spares for your vessel, and good supply of any prescription
Are there any haul-out facilities in the area?
The closest haul-out facilities are in Colon and Las Minas, close to the
canal. Many boats prefer to go to Cartagena, Colombia as there are 3
marine yards there.
Does your marina have dry storage?
There are no dry storage facilities in Bocas.
What does Bocas have in the way of supplies?
Supplies in Bocas have improved but marine hardware and most mechanical
spares must be ordered from the US.
Can kerosene and stove alcohol be purchased locally?
Kerosene is available here, however, stove alcohol would have to be
Do we need to bring cash or can we use plastic?
Cash is always good to have on hand for remote places, however, a VISA
or MasterCard credit or debit card that has a PIN number for access to
cash at ATMs is recommended.
What is the normal temperature?
Temperature stays around 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the day,
cooling at night.
What about mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are surprisingly rare in Bocas. In the remoter areas, or
while hiking in the jungle, we recommend that you use Deep Woods Off
insect repellent. This works equally well for sand flies which are more
common, especially at daylight and at dusk.
Will we be able to do some onboard painting or is it too humid?
We allow vessels to paint by brush, but spray painting is only permitted
in the work area. Humidity is a factor. Specialty or two-part paints
should be brought with you.
Bocas del Toro, Caribbean, Panama, Central America
Phone: (011) (507) 757-9242
Latitude 9º20.64' N Longitude 82º14.11' W
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