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Frequently asked questions to go to San Blas

If you are thinking of booking or have already booked a tour to San Blas, you may have some additional questions. We have made a list of Frequently Asked Questions for going to San Blas to help you get the answers you need.

How much does a tour to San Blas cost?

There is a wide variety of tours to San Blas. The price of the tour will depend on the type of tour you choose. If what you want is a day trip, you can find it from 115 USD per person. If you are interested in multi-day tours, you will find options from USD 195 on a sailboat per person per day and on a catamaran from USD 245 per person per day. . If you are interested in knowing a little more about the prices of tours to San Blas, you can enter our website There we explain in more detail the price of the different tour options to San Blas.

How far in advance should I book a tour to San Blas?

Regularly the tours to San Blas can be booked at least two days in advance, to have time to organize especially the transport and check which sailboat or catamaran is available. But our recommendation is that you make the reservation well in advance, in this way you will have a better chance of being able to take the tour on the boat that you like the most or that suits your needs.

How long does a tour to San Blas last? If you chose a day pass to San Blas, the duration is approximately 14 hours. It would start at 5:30am with your pick up and you would be back at your hotel or residence in Panama City at 7:00 or 7:30pm. If you chose a day tours, one night would be approximately. 22 hours. Are there tours to San Blas all year round? Yes, there are tours to San Blas every day throughout the year. Do the tours to San Blas offer pick up at the Tocumen Airport? If pick up is offered at Tocumen Airport as it is on the way to San Blas. The only thing you have to take into account is that you have to wait for your driver in the airport parking lots. The pick-up time at the airport parking lots is between 5:45 and 6:15 in the morning. It is not possible to pick you up later than this time because the drivers have to be at the port of San Blas at a specific time and if they pick you up later than 6:15am, you run the risk of not arriving at the port on time to board the transfer boat to the Islands. Frequently asked questions to go to San Blas What islands take me to visit in a day trip? Generally, 2 to 3 islands are visited, which can be: Isla Diablo, Isla Perro Chico or Isla Fragata and a Natural Pool. There may be some variation regarding the islands that I mention. Can I bring a copy of my passport instead of the original? It is not possible to enter San Blas showing a copy of your passport. It is necessary that you bring your original passport since to enter the San Blas reserve there is a police control point where they will ask you to show your original passport. I recommend you bring a plastic bag with a "Ziploc" zipper to make sure your passport doesn't get wet. Can I take my snacks or drinks to San Blas? Yes, you can bring your food, snacks and even drinks and a cooler if you want. On the way to the port of San Blas, a mandatory stop is made at a supermarket. You can take advantage of this stop to buy whatever you need, the only thing we ask of you is to make sure you don't leave garbage on the islands.

Can I make the full payment online? In general, it is not possible to pay all the tours to San Blas online, only the deposit. The reason is because the rest must be paid directly to the carriers and captains. But in some special cases we could manage it. Can you give me the name and number of my driver? Yes, there is no problem in providing you with both the driver's number of the car and boat as well as the captain's number, so that you can finalize any detail directly with them. Although of course you can also call us for any questions or clarification. What does a day trip to San Blas include? Day trips to San Blas from Panama City, lunch with a drink (water, soda or beer), visit 2 to 3 islands, visit a natural pool. What does it include if I contract one day one night to San Blas? Stays of one or more days Are there any additional fees? Yes, the cost does not include the entrance to the San Blas reserve. The entrance fee is USD 5 for residents and USD 20 for foreigners. There are some tours that also do not include the port tax fee that has a cost of 2 USD for both residents and foreigners. The cost of these rates is per person. Can I choose the islands I want to visit? In general, in the meeting that you will have upon arrival at the ship, in addition to giving you instructions about the ship, about San Blas, etc... you will plan with him the different islands to visit according to your tastes and depending on what will be on board. The itinerary depends on several factors, ie wind and weather conditions and sea conditions. We will try to make the best itinerary possible. How long does it take to drive from Panama City to San Blas? The time it takes to travel by car from Panama City to Puerto Cartí is 3 hours. What time does my driver pick me up? If your pick-up location is in Panama City, your pick-up time is between 5:30am and 5:45am. If your pick-up location is in Playa Bonita, your pick-up time will be between 4:30am and 4:50am. In any case, after making your reservation, they confirm your pick-up time. It is very rare that the pick-up times change, but if there are any changes, your tour operator will contact you to inform you of the new pick-up time.

Is there a cell phone signal in San Blas? Cell phone service in the San Blas islands is with Digicel and also Tigo. You can buy these chips in shopping malls in Panama City or at the airport. Frequently asked questions to go to San Blas What is the best time to travel? Panama is very close to Ecuador, enjoying a tropical climate, temperatures vary between 25-30º C. It has two seasons: The summer season runs from mid-December to May (dry, sunny and windy), being the perfect time for sailing, windsurfing, etc. The spring season runs from May to December (rainy, with high humidity and calm seas), being the best time for diving and snorkelling. However, you can make your reservation at any time of the year, 365 days, 24 hours a year... What happens with the meals, if I am a vegetarian or allergic to any food? There is no problem, you simply have to specify it to us when you contact us and when you arrive on board, and we will take care of everything.


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