Bocas Adventure: The Panama Day Tour You Will Love


How fun does taking a boat ride to Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge on Isla Bastimentos, exploring the trails onsite, climbing up the canopy observation tower, and spending the afternoon in the Caribbean Sea sound? Your guide will tell you about each animal species and share anecdotes about the local celebrities.

You will be on Tranquilo Bay’s grounds on this island adventure, including over 200 acres with several kilometers of forested trails. Many of the islands’ favorite birds, monkeys, sloths, iguanas, lizards, insects, and frogs live here.

Possible bird sightings may include multiple raptors, Montezuma Oropendolas, Red-lored Parrots, hummingbirds, five species of kingfishers, Green Ibis, woodpeckers, honeycreepers, tanagers, pigeons, antbirds, manakins, seedeaters, herons, and in-season, Three-wattled Bellbirds.

Wildlife sightings may include White-faced Capuchins, three and two-toed sloths, green iguanas, basilisk lizards, butterflies, and poison dart frogs.

The wildlife and views from the Bocas Canopy Tower are incredible. Still, the natural history lesson alone is worth the climb. All life zones known to the tropics, from the mountains to the coral reefs below the ocean’s surface, are visible from the Canopy Tower. This vantage point above the forest’s canopy gives you a bird’s-eye view of the entire archipelago.

Go paddling and snorkeling in an environmentally friendly kayak through a Bastimentos Marine National Park. You have the chance to see Dwarf Round Herring, Schoolmaster, Striped Parrotfish, French Grunt, Three-spot Damselfish, Neon Gobies, and other marine life at close range. The endemic bottlenose dolphins love to play in this immediate area.

If you prefer to spend an entire day focused on either the reef or the rainforest, that’s okay. Confirm availability with us and timing so that we can assign a guide to your group. Bocas Adventure at Tranquilo Bay offers rare, curated, and unforgettable experiences you will cherish.

Why Choose a Day Tour

Day tours are perfect for anyone looking to spend an adventure-packed day in Bocas del Toro. It’s a hassle-free choice, as you don’t need to pack a lot or think about spending the night away.

Experienced guides have a thorough knowledge of the area, so you can skip deep research and enjoy your time in Bocas.

Contrary to the common misconception, day trips don’t have to be fast-paced and tiring. If you wish to explore the area near Bastimentos National Marine Park or prefer to focus on birding, it’s up to you. We offer tours that involve single or multiple activities.

The iconic Bocas Adventure tour will allow you to experience four special activities. The time onsite at Tranquilo Bay will include a morning hike on our trails, a trip up the canopy tower, lunch on site, and then in the afternoon, a kayaking and snorkeling adventure within the bay in front of the lodge. This trip invites you to explore the top natural attractions for which Bocas del Toro is famous. You’ll witness exceptional wildlife views and the colorful gardens on land and underwater.

This trip invites you to explore the top natural attractions for which Bocas del Toro is famous. You'll witness exceptional wildlife views and the colorful gardens on land and underwater.

What to Expect

Once you reserve your day tour, you will receive an email from the lodge explaining how the day will unfold: where to meet your boat captain, timing, etc.

You may want to consider bringing the following items:

  • Rain Jacket
  • Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Closed Toe Shoes That Can Get Wet for Hiking
  • Long Pants and Lightweight Long-Sleeve Shirt for Hiking
  • Rash Guard or Swim Shirt for Snorkeling
  • Dry Bag for Items You Might Want to Take with You in the Kayak
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

Included for the day: guided activities at or near Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge, lunch, use of equipment, and facilities as part of the tour.

Beverages included are water, fruit juices, and soda. No alcoholic beverages are included.

Transportation to and from the lodge.

Tour is available rain or shine. No refunds are provided due to rain.

You may want to bring a little cash to tip your guide or purchase a souvenir.

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