How to Get to Bolaños Island, Pearl Islands?

This article will show you how you can travel to Isla Bolaños, Pearl Islands, Panama at a good price.

Ferry ▼ Helicopter ▼

It is important to mention that there is another island with the same name in the Chiriquí Gulf.

Location of Bolaños Island

Bolaños Island is located in the Pacific Ocean, 42 miles (67km) away from Panama City.

This island is one of the less-visited destinations of the Pearl Islands, the second-largest archipelago in Panama.

The Ferry in Causeway, Amador

It operates from Wednesday to Sunday from the Flamenco Marina, Causeway Amador, Panama City. Departing at 7:30 AM (Check-in before 7:00 am).

It takes about 2 hours to get to Bolaños Island.

The ferry returns at 3:10 PM (check-in 2:40 PM).

Besides the Beach Club, the camping area and the cabins, there are no other facilities on the Island.

You can visit Bolaños from Panama City with any of the following packages:

1 – Full Day Pass in Bolaños

  • Duration: 10 hours

Day Tour [ferry + lunch]

2 – Beach Cabins in Bolaños

  • Duration: 1 – 4 nights

Beach Cabins [ferry + full board]

And finally, the Whale Watching Tour, only available every weekend between July and September:

3 – Whale Watching Tour in Bolaños

  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Prices per person: $175 adults, $155 children 5 to 11 years old and free of cost from 0 to 4 years old.

Whale Watching [ferry + lunch]


It can take up to 45 minutes to get to Bolaños island with a helicopter from Panama City. Contact Aero Albrook for more details.