3 to 7 nights with captain & chef

Board at Santa Catalina or Boca Chica

From November 15 2024: One word sums up this vacation experience – unique.

Your boat tour destination is tropical Isla Coiba; many hear of it, many dream of it, yet only a select few have the privilege of exploring it.

  • This one-of-a-kind UNESCO world biosphere national park on Panama’s Pacific Ocean coast will take your breath away.

  • Relax on your new, 2024-built private and spacious power catamaran; the only yacht offering a premium tour experience to Isla Coiba for friends and families.

  • We unlock the area’s exceptional hidden beauty for you in comfort and style, with on-board chef or self-catered options.

  • Choose to board your charter yacht in nearby Santa Catalina (Veraguas province) or Boca Chica (Chiriquí province). A seaplane charter from Panama City to meet us at Coiba is an option too.  

Unique vacation experience
Discover Coiba Granito de oro

Discover Coiba Island

  • Globally important Coiba National Park includes the largest island in Central America.
  • One of the most awesome eco-destinations on the planet; its palm tree-fringed beaches and landscapes will stay with you for a lifetime.
  • 240km of wilderness coast to enjoy within the carefully protected islands.
  • Eighty percent of Coiba is virgin forest, one of the largest areas in the world.
  • Rich marine life abounds on Coiba Island. There are even land species that have evolved differently to the mainland and it is part of the same tectonic system as the Galapagos.

Coiba Yacht Photo Gallery


Your Coiba yacht – for up to 8 people – Brand new vessel for 2024/25

Your home-from-home to discover Coiba on this tour is this awesomely comfortable and large power catamaran with friendly, professional captain.

The stylish 16. 2m (53 ft) yacht easily sleeps up to eight guests on charter rentals in four air-conditioned double en-suite cabins. Fully catered with chef services or self-catered options are available.

It is owned, crewed and managed by one of Panama’s top boutique hotels – Bocas del Mar. We are experts in the on-water hospitality business. 

There are welcoming outside lounging and oversize living spaces on its three spacious levels, while the latest technology brings a soft, silky ride and awesome stability for some serious relaxation.


Immerse yourself in the island experience

Each day spent cruising Coiba and its islands creates thrilling memories for you, your family and friends. Savor a leisurely breakfast anchored by a palm-tree fringed beach before feeling the warm Pacific Ocean caressing your body – there’s only mother nature for company as you relax on the sand.

After a lunch of laughter and conversation, it could be time to explore; with a kayak or dinghy ride along the shore or snorkeling or fishing on a coastal reef. In the evening, unwind over a lovingly prepared dinner under the stars.

Tomorrow another secluded, treasure-island bay awaits you – relaxation or adventure, the choice is yours on this freestyle tour brimming with barefoot luxury.

More on Coiba

Board your Coiba Island boat easily with us: from the mainland at Santa Catalina (shortest crossing/longer road travel from Panama City) or via David airport at Boca Chica (flights from Panama City and more time enjoying the yacht).

Coiba is the jewel in the crown of Panama’s biodiversity and of indescribable beauty. Almost all is virgin forest as a corner housed a penal colony until 2004, preventing access. It was Panama’s answer to Devil’s Island, and you can still visit the eery ruins slowly being reclaimed by the jungle.

The dolphins, turtles and stingray you will spot, the colourful parrots and other birds you will hear, the vibrant tropical fish you will spy and the unique plants and shells you will check out are testimony to the environmental wealth.

More on Coiba

A yacht to enjoy

This new Leopard 53 Powercat is built to unrivaled standards for real adventures and is the only premium private yacht continually available to tour Coiba. With a top speed of 25 knots from its two powerful engines, this amazingly elegant 2024-built vessel is first in its class for gracious cruising.

  • Four air-conditioned cabins ready for you and your guests with large double beds (all ensuite).
  • Three wide decks include the elevated flybridge for striking views.
  • Inside, panoramic windows create a bright interior for the large 259 ft2 (24 m2) main saloon space. Deck plans in the photo gallery above.
  • Well-equipped kitchen galley suitable for sitting back and letting an on-board cook prepare the meals for you or preparing own food. See full specification below.

Routes in your Coiba yacht

Choose from 3 to 7-night amazing cruises in Coiba National Park. You can join at Santa Catalina (or charter a seaplane to Coiba itself*) or join at Boca Chica – the choice is yours.

On a typical 3-to-4-night charter tour you can cruise to the main points of Coiba National Park or chose to linger longer in one area of the north or south. Longer itineraries give time to take it extra easy. Routes are flexible.

Some highlights to look out for:

  • See image Rancherita: amazing views, anchor very close by beach, dinghy excursions

  • See image Granito de Oro: snorkel around a beautiful beach.

  • See image Bahía de Damas and Ruins: beaches and coral, dinghy river excursion inland

  • South Cape: amazing rock formations

  • See image Jicarita: don’t forget to turn around the beautiful south tip

  • See image Jicaron: huge beach for hiking and wildlife abounds

  • Playa Rosario: beautiful bay, lots of turtles

(*Some guests choose to arrive in private seaplane at Coiba from Panama City rather than car. We can put you in touch with plane operators.)


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Additional Information about Coiba Yacht

Reservation and Pricing information

To check availability or reserve your Coiba 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.

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

NEW FOR 2024/5 – Introductory rates for oue New LEOPARD Powercat 53


CATAMARAN RATES IN US $ November 2024 to September 2025  Christmas/ New Years (Dec 22- Jan 05) Capacity
2 Days 1 Night 2995 3595 8 plus crew
3 Days 2 Nights 5320 6385 8 plus crew
4 Days 3 Nights 7820 9385 8 plus crew
5 Days 4 Nights 10320 12385 8 plus crew
6 Days 5 Nights 12820 15385 8 plus crew
7 Days 6 Nights 15320 18385 8 plus crew
8 Days 7 Nights 17500 21000 8 plus crew


We made it flexible and with extra value. Choose to embark in Santa Catalina (closest point) or Boca Chica (option to visit Islas Secas as well and David airport transfer)

Boarding time from Santa Catalina (Veraguas province): 2pm. Disembark by 11am on day of return. Easy pick up point in Santa Catalina. One hour journey to Isla Coiba Park.

In Santa Catalina: We can arrange accommodations for you in Santa Catalina and provide transportation information from Panama City or elsewhere.

Boarding time from Boca Chica (Chiriqui province): 9am. Disembark by 5pm on day of return. From private dock of Hotel Bocas del Mar to begin your Gulf of Chiriqui and Coiba cruise.

In Boca Chica: We can arrange accommodations for you at our Hotel Bocas del Mar and transfer from David International Airport (for regional flight to Panama City).

Reach out to our reservations team for full planning assistance. See also Additional Information on this page.

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 at market rate as per your routes chosen from the point you board. Consumption is up to around 60 liters (16 USg) average per hour and a typical day has total 2 to 3 hours motoring on average.

(If boarding in Santa Catalina only $400 supplement is paid. No supplement applies in Boca Chica).

Local sales tax is added to invoices at 7%.

You should also remember to budget around $40 to $50 per person per night 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).

In Coiba National Park there is a small fee payable at the rangers’ station on arrival; (estimate $5 (Panama residents with ID) or $20 (non-residents) per person per whole stay plus $60 per day in park per boat).

The Catamaran operates every month of the year, except October. For Coiba cruises a minimum reservation of three nights is required.

Payment and cancellation conditions 

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 2 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 yacht or in Hotel Bocas del Mar (Chiriquí). 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$40-50 per person per night 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. We will assist and guide you at all stages.

Snorkel equipment is included.  Up to three kayaks, a stand-up pedal board or fishing rod can be added at a small extra charge. Ask us.

As is usual on these types of charters, fuel is charged extra as per your routes chosen. Consumption is up to around 60 liters (16 USg) average per hour and a typical day has total of up to 2 to 3 hours motoring average, either on the ocean or around bays. This amount is charged to your final invoice at market rate. Routes can vary according to local conditions at the time – there are dozens of bays and beaches to explore.

Getting here.

Choose to embark in Santa Catalina (closest point to Isla Coiba) or Boca Chica (option to visit Islas Secas as well and David airport transfer)

Option 1: Boarding at Santa Catalina or from a seaplane.

Our guests choose boarding the yacht at Santa Catalina as it is the closest point to the Coiba national park, about an hour’s sail away. Santa Catalina is a small fishing village known for its surfing and laidback feel. Guests boarding in Santa Catalina to sail Coiba with us drive from Panama City (about five hours)*. This also gives you road tourism options on the Veraguas Peninsua before or after you Coiba yacht charter. We can arrange accommodations options for you to choose from in Santa Catalina before or after your Cobia cruise.

Boarding time from Santa Catalina (Veraguas province): 2pm. Disembark by 11am on day of return. Easy pick up point in Santa Catalina. One hour journey to Isla Coiba Park.

(*Some guests choose to arrive in private seaplane at Coiba from Panama City rather than car. We can put you in touch with plane operators.)

Option 2: Boarding at Boca Chica:

Guests choose to board at Boca Chica if they are flying into David airport (45 minute flights from Panama City) or visiting Chiriqui province (including the famous coffee-growing highlands around Boquete). Boca Chica is the home port of the catamaran and accommodations can be arranged at our award-winning boutque hotel, Bocas del Mar. The journey to Coiba from here is around three to four hours, however you can add in a visit to stunning Islas Secas which is half way (known as mini Coiba), so you have a more diverse cruise.

In Boca Chica,  the transfer from David regional airport (DAV) – 50 minutes from Boca Chica – 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). We include courtesy transportation from David airport for all Coiba yacht cruises if you group is arriving and departing on the same flight. You can see the location of the hotel and its dock here

Boarding time from Boca Chica (Chiriqui province): 9am. Disembark by 5pm on day of return. From private dock of Hotel Bocas del Mar to begin your Gulf of Chiriqui and Coiba cruise.

IN SUMMARY: Choose to board in Santa Catalina (shortest crossing to Isla Coiba, more road driving from Panama City) or Boca Chica (airport connections from Panama City and less road travel and more time on the yacht). Reach out to our reservations team for full planning assistance.

Key highlights to maximize your enjoyment: 2024 Leopard 53 Powercat 

  • Cruise Speed 16 knots (30km/h)
  • Max. Speed 25 knots (46km/h)
  • Length: 16.18 m (53 ft)
  • Width: 7.67 m (25.2 ft)
  • Draft 0.97 m ( 3ft)
  • Four large double bed cabins for guests: capacity 8 overnight
  • All are ensuite with toilet and shower
  • Panoramic raised flydeck seating
  • Captain/Skipper on all trips
  • Chef services optional
  • Large capacity diesel fuel tank (2200 l)
  • 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
  • Convector electric oven, hobs and microwave
  • Dishwasher, combi washing machine and dryer
  • Onboard hotplate BBQ on flydeck
  • 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:

Electric anchor windlass with counter
Bathing platform
Flydeck with retractable roof
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Refrigerator (150L/5.5ft3)
40hp dinghy for 6 pers. for shuttling or shoreline exploring
Sun mattresses
Swimming ladder

American-style refrigerator/freezer –  (363L +178L) (13ft3 + 6.3ft3)
Pressurized hot water
Kitchen utensils (Galley equipment, cutlery)
Convector Oven and hobs
Extra freezer for ice

2 ensuite guest berths with 195 cm by 208 cm  large double beds  and 2 ensuite guest berths with 200cm by 172cm large double beds. See plan in photo gallery.
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 (all ensuite)
Pressurized hot water

Audio connectivity
Sound system /Cockpit speakers
Wi-Fi in home port
Board Games

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

Autopilot radar
Navigation lights
GPS Navionics
Speedometer (Speed log)

Engines: 2 x 370hp, 4 cylinder, shaft-driven YANMAR

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

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