How to Get to Bolaños Island, Pearl Islands?

Travel to Bolaños, one of the most isolated destinations of the Pearl Islands easily. You'll find in this guide 3 interesting packages to get here from Panama City.

Ferry ▼ Helicopter ▼

Location

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

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 – Day Tour

  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Prices per person: $152 adults, $124 children 5 to 11 years old and free of cost from 0 to 4 years old.

Day Tour [ferry + lunch]


2 – Beach Cabins (full-board)

  • Duration: 1 – 4 nights
  • Prices per person: $270 the first night and $158 additional nights

Beach Cabins [ferry + full board]


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

3 – Whale Watching Tour

  • 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]

Helicopter

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