This all-day tour takes you to the island of Cayo Zapatilla, which protects some of the wildest parts of Panama’s ecosystem. It is located inside the boundary of the Bastimentos National Marine Park.
- 7 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 10:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
On your way to the island you’ll keep an eye out for dolphins gamboling near your boat. Your tour will also make a stop at Cayo Coral so you can do some snorkeling. Cayo Coral is renowned as a snorkeling site – it has amazing coral reefs and huge populations of tropical fish. In the clear Caribbean water you’ll see shapes and colors of fish that will make any aquarium seem tame.
Your boating tour will continue past the mangrove shores of Zapatilla Island. The tour guide will point out some of the island’s idyllic beaches. Zapatilla is uninhabited, except for a healthy population of sloths.
This is where your tour group will get to try deep boarding, an activity that combines snorkeling and water skiing. You’ll go underwater in snorkeling gear, while holding on to a specially designed plastic board. This board will allow you to coast through the water as the boat pulls you along. Afterward you’ll have lunch on the island and a period of free time – you may choose to explore the island’s hiking paths, relax in the sand, or do some more snorkeling near the beach.
What to Bring
Sunscreen, sunglasses, bottled water, a bathing suit, a change of clothes, insect repellent, sandals, and hiking shoes.
Tour guide, entrance fees, snorkeling and deep boarding equipment, and a lunch (with fruit and a beverage included).
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Similar things to do
This tour combines snorkeling with a speedy twist. Instead of swimming around the corals, your boat will tow you along as you hang on to a specially designed board. On a deep board tour you’ll see huge schools of fish gathered around coral reefs. The underwater landscape off the coast of Bocas del Toro is varied, and the water is a bright, emerald green.