Day Tour in San Blas Islands - All Included - Visit 4 Islands in 1 Day

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Day Tour in San Blas Islands - All Included - Visit 4 Islands in 1 Day
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We offer the most unique experience in San Blas Islands the 4 most beautiful islands in only one day and inmerse in the Guna Culture, witness the traditional dance in Guna Ayala.

- Safe Travel: We are the only San blas Tour Operator Offically approved by Panama Tourism Authorities.
-Kayaking or Paddel board in Island Aguja.
- Find your starfish in the Natural swimming pool
- Snorkel in the Shipwreck in the famous Perro Chico island.
- Unique Experience of the Traditional Guna dance in San Blas (Friday to Sunday), bring home a hancrafted bracelet.
- Visit famous Island Pelicano where La casa de papel Netflix Serie was filmed.
- We offer umbrellas, beach chairs, Kayaks, Paddel board, Snorkel mask, Volleball.

We support the local community, San Blas is a Indigenous protected zone, all our staff are local Gunas for Transportation, Boat, Food etc.. you will exprience how they live and learn about their way of life.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: As members of ABTA and ATAS we are 100% financially bonded. You can book your day trip with us in absolute confidence, no matter where in the world you are.

In Brief

Location:
Panama City, Panama
Country:
Panama
Duration:
14 hours
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Panama San Blas Tours, Panama City 00000 Panama

Pick up in your hotel in Panama city.

Stop At: San Blas Islands, Panama City Panama

Visit Island Aguja have a morning snack,, lunch, use the kayaks, snorkel gear. Umbrellas and beach chairs are given.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Isla Perro, Panama Caribbean Sea Panama

Your guide will take you to snorkel in an amazing sunken boat in Island Perro chico, learn about the story on how it get there.
Have fun with the locals and play vollyeball with them!

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: San Blas Islands, Panama City Panama

Swim in the natural swmiming pool, find your starfish!

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: San Blas Islands, Panama City Panama

Visit the famous Island Pelicano . Isla Pelicano, where Money Hesit (La casa de papel) Netflix serie was filmed. Rio and Tokio escaped here!

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: San Blas Islands, Panama City Panama

Visit largest Community in San Blas Islands - Carti Sugdub and experience a unique Traditoinal dance made by the locals. Bring home a little piece of this paradaise to always remember, a bracelet handcraft by a local guna.

Pass By: LDS Panama City Panama Temple, Calle Rybicki 3172, Panama City Panama

Back to your hotel in Panama city

Inclusions

  • Snorkel MASK
  • Shared transportation from Panama City – Port – Panama City for 6 passengers
  • Shared Boat transportation from Port – Islands– Port
  • Tours to Aguja, Pelicano, Island Perro and Natural Swimming Pool islands (4 Islands)
  • Welcome Snack (fruits)
  • Traditional Lunch (Fresh fish with salad and rice)
  • 1 Drink (Beer, Bottle wáter or soda)
  • Kayaks & Paddel board
  • Umbrellas, chairs and towels under request and upton to availability.
  • English Speaking Local Guide
  • Traditional Dance + Handmade Bracelet
  • Entry/Admission - San Blas Islands
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Perro

Exclusions

  • Entrance and port fees (22USD per person)
  • Infant spot in the car $50USD both ways, or can travel in adult laps for free.
  • Pick in Dreams or Westin Playa Bonita $20USD pp. both ways.

Departure Time

5:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up in all hotels in Panama city. Just leave us a note with your hotel in Panama city if you dont see your hotel. Its not needed to call to confirm. We need also your room number once you make check in.
Hotels outside Panama city has an additional fee $20USD pp aprox. depends on the distance.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Departure time is at 5:20am in the reception of your hotel. Any delay will have an additional charge, or may imply not to go to SanBlas.
  • You are allowed to bring additional beverages.
  • Check out from the island is at 3:30pm you should be back in Panama between 6-7pm.
  • PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR ORGINAL PASSPORT. WITH OUT IT, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER TO SAN BLAS.
  • Please notice San Blas is an Indian protected zone. All the services are basic and rustic, only kuna people are in charge of all tourist’s services such as food, ground and water transportation, lodging, etc, we work with them to support the local economy. Please take this into consideration, the services are not as in the city, the waiting time can be long, and kunas are more informal. We have provided hospitality train to them, but they are still working on it, their culture is different, they are never in a rush, this is part of the adventure to San Blas. Food is basic such as fresh fried fish with salad and rice.
  • The vehicle is 4x4 for 6 passengers plus the driver. Pick up time is between 5:20am to 6:00am depending on the route, you can be first ones of last ones. Please be ready at 5:00AM to avoid any delays to other passengers. No Show – or Mayor delays will incur in a penalty – cost of reservation fee. In case you will be pick up in Costa del este or near to the airport, pick up time is between 5:45 and 6:00am
  • Day tour return is at 3:30PM. You will arrive in Panama City between 6:30PM and 7:00PM.
  • We recommend you bring your personal hygiene items, towels, sunscreen, mosquito repellent. You can bring a cooler with your own drinks, potable water, snacks and beverages (fruit juice or alcohol) you can by on site or bring it yourself.
  • The driver will make a stop in a super market where you can buy a disposable cooler, ice etc.
  • In San Blas Islands there are no ATMs, only cash in received. You can buy drinks there, snacks, souvenirs etc.“+Movil” and “Digicel” are the cell phone companies which works in San Blas Islands.
  • There is no power electricity in the huts, only light.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transport time is 2.5 hours way in and 2.5 back. Then 40 minutes to the island in boat. Real time in Islands is around 5 hours.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.39 out of 5 based on the last 18 recent reviews

DO THIS TOUR! Be prepared for a real adventure, but it really is a once in a lifetime experience. We unfortunately had a cloudy day, but the islands were still gorgeous. The color of the water is UNREAL! Our driver and guide were great - really helpful and knowledgeable. Truly can't wait to visit again someday.
• Submitted 21 Feb 2020
Disclaimer: If you dislike nature in any way, the sun or heat or water this tour IS NOT FOR YOU. Having said that, I must say this was a fantastic experience! From the get-go it was a memorable road trip to the beach with rolling (very!) hills and lots of greenery on a comfortable SUV. We got to meet the Guna Yala people and what they have to offer. You need your passport to be able to access the islands as the Guna Yala is autonomous people from Panama and there is no way around that. But you can leave your stuff on the SUV and not worry about it. We went island-hopping and visited 4 islands; each one more beautiful than the first. The best part was going to the natural swimming pool which used to be an island and now is a very shallow area in the middle of the sea. We were a group of seven and we ALL enjoyed every moment of it. Sure, the trip lacked comforts available in resorts, but if you prefer that you are welcome to stay in your hotel. You Only Live Once! Gracias Billy y Nai!
• Submitted 10 Feb 2020
One of the best tours I have ever done. However, I saw some people in our group that were 100% unaware and unprepared for it. They were expecting more structure, wearing running shoes and jeans. This is not that kind of tour. Everything is very simple, rustic, be prepared with nausea pills if you get motion sickness, the boat is small. The road is pretty good until you enter the reserve, then it gets really bumpy and winding. So be prepared. Sunscreen, bug repellent, extra clothes, bathing suite, sandals. That said, the trip is amazing. We saw lots of birds on the road, the beaches are amazing, tiny cute islands with the most AMAZING blue water. The water is clear, the beaches are clean, not many tourists. Our driver did not speak English but our local guide did. It was not perfect but he was perfectly capable of communicating. Everyone was super nice and friendly, especially the locals, and the food was simple but tasty. They were even able to prepare a Gluten-Free version of their fish for me since I'm allergic to wheat. Absolutely amazing! Would recommend 100%, you just need to be ready for a bit of an adventure.
• Submitted 27 Jan 2020
This was an amazing full day trip. San Blas islands are a wonder of nature. If you want to experience exciting roat trip and a beach day, this is the tour to book. Hotel pick up was on time as agreed the day before. The start is early so that you reach San Blas around 8.30am and have time to enjoy different islands on the way. Ride is adventure on its own since the road is almost like an off-road experience. But no worries, the driver is like at home there since he is driving the route every day. Take Dramamine if you feel dizzy on curvy roads. Boat ride was well organized by our local guide. He was with us all the time, giving all necessary information. Take extra clothes to change, you will very likely get wet on the boat. No need to bring a lot of food, we stopped at a place where you can get breakfast and lunch was served at the last island. All together, really well organized! Thank you for this nice experience.
• Submitted 08 Jan 2020
One of the top 3 highlights of Panama! THINGS TO NOTE: The car will pick you up from your Panama City hotel between 5:20-5:40 am. They're all small SUV like Ford Explorers and will fill the car will all butts in seats...so if you get picked up first chose a good seat! It's a 2-2.5 hour drive from PC and the last hour of the drive is windy roads filled with pot holes (so a lot of maneuvering). If you get car sick pack accordingly. Once you get to the port prepare to wait about an hour until your boat departs to the first island. They don't have an efficient process but it works...just takes time so I want you to set expectations. Once you get on the boat and ride to the first island (45 min boat) you're in Paradise. Swim in the water, have a coconut with rum, eat the preapred lunch, kayaks, paddle boards, etc. LOVED our time - the only thing to note is the car ride can be a bit uncomfortable and their process is janky before you get on the boat (but 100 safe)
• Submitted 03 Jan 2020
I took a last minute, three day trip to PTY and wanted to see the city and the beach. After doing extensive research, I realized the best option was a day trip to San Blas Islands. It's a long day and it can be uncomfortable for some who don't like long, bumpy, curvy car rides - but the beauty of the pristine beaches you will see is 100% worth it. Bring cash for the fees as outlined in the description and if you want to buy sodas, beers or snacks on the islands you'll visit. You'll have a simple but delicious lunch provided. Bring all the essentials you'll want for the day as well including lots of sunscreen, a hat and bathing suit cover up.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2019
An incredibly fun day. Beautiful trip with amazing scenery to a remote region with nothing but blue water and acre sized islands. People were so friendly and Blanco (the local guide) was great. Don't do it if your goal is great snorkeling (it's good not great) but by all means do it for a memorable day as remote from civilization and reality as one can get. My only complaint is that it is a long drive (2.5 hours each way from Panama City) and the car carried 6 people and was unbearably cramped.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
This tour was absolutely amazing! Unspoiled islands and beaches, time to relax, sip some rum from your coconut and enjoy!
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
This was a great trip with lots of time to visit in 3 tropical islands! I would definitely recommend it. Our tour guide for the islands Blanco was very attentive and informative! The lunch was very typical of the islands in Panama.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a very special experience with the San Blas indigenous people providing lunch and spending time on remote islands with nothing but a small hut or two, palm trees, crystal clear water for snorkeling and kayaking. It's hot and sticky with no pampering but with gracious hosts and a true adventure. Island after island of white sand, palm tress and a hut or two. Incredible. I'd suggest getting in your coffee and breakfast and some snacks ahead of time if you like healthy food to start the day. It's a 5AM pick up and 7PM drop off. Long day but awesome and 100% worth it! Plan a low key day the next day.
• Submitted 06 May 2019
It's a great trip, the tour guides organize the trip really well. All three islands are beautiful, and we had a lot of fun! You'll have chance to visit some private islands which are not crowded and you can enjoy the clear blue water and beautiful beach quietly. All the photos and videos we took that day are so beautiful and absolutely no filter needed. Must go!
• Submitted 31 Dec 2018
The tour is a must when visiting Panama. The beaches by the islands are one of the best beaches we have ever been. The trip from the city to San Blas was up and down winding roads. Motion sickness problems? Be ready. Bring some extra water and snacks, you will need it before lunch. Lunch is good. Select the fish option. What made our tour more tolerable is because of our guide, Blanco and our driver Toti. They were mindful of our discomforts. The tour would have been better if for not the rain. Overall, the tour was worth it.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2020
Most of the day was traveling and you don't get that much time on the three islands. That being said, the islands were very nice and you get to go to an area in the middle of the area where you can easily stand (probably a former island that climate change devoured). Make sure to have your camera ready! I'd say it's worth it despite it being overpriced.
• Submitted 31 Dec 2019
I picked English version of tour but was given a driver who did not speak English. Considering the amount of time you are in the vehicle to actually reach the destination it would be good if you had a guide you can communicate with. I understand I am in their country and do my best to speak Spanish as well as using google translator but it would be nice to have questions answered about places along the route. However on San Blas, the food was not really hot or tasty. The water was beautiful and the guides that take you out were friendly and could speak decent English. Their description of beach chairs and umbrellas were false. There were no umbrellas and beach chairs consisted of the plastic chairs you just sit in
• Submitted 05 Dec 2019
Would have wished to eat litlle bit more for lunch. The boat ride in the morning was awful. I think the normal speed was exceeded and in the result we were suffering... the body was suffering by the strong beats of the waves...it was really hard and not normal. But all we saw was amazing.
• Submitted 02 Apr 2019
This tour was very long with a lot of driving over bad, winding roads. We were in the car for about 7 hours or more. The islands visited were small and pretty with nice beaches but each was about the same. We could have spent a day at the beach without all the driving and boating. I guess the adventure was in all the driving and boating, but I’m not sure it was worth it. We got caught in two major traffic jams for about 45 minutes each. Our boat had one bad engine which required 30 minutes of repair while we waited in the boat. The tour was rather disorganized when we arrived at the boats and first island as nobody told us much about how long we would be there and where to meet to go to the next island. It was rather unsettling. There was a language barrier.
• Submitted 12 Feb 2020
Islands: 5 stars. Transportation to the port: 1 star. Let me start off with the good: The islands were amazing, the relaxation, the swimming, the snorkeling were terrific. There were starfish, all sorts of tropical fish, rays, conch shells, etc to see when snorkeling! None of it was rushed. We had fantastic sunny weather despite being rainy season. Do bring your own snacks as lunch takes a while...the locals are on their own time! Now the bad: The ride from Panama City to the port was 3 hours and the entire 3 hours (actually 6 hours, going there and back), the driver spoke only Spanish to the Spanish-speaking couple in the car. He did not speak any English. In my opinion, if the driver is going to drive English-speaking passengers, he should speak English. It was an incredibly "lonely" 6 hours.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
Pros: The islands were beautiful, heavenly waters, dreamy white sandy beaches, skilled drivers, helpful staff when coming in and off the boats. Lunch was good : choice of whole fish or chicken with 2 sides. Indigenous people were very nice. Cons: 48 minute late pick up. - out of the 14 hours of the tour about 6-7.5 of them are spent driving (boat or car). - during the 4 hour drive to San Blas, there was no guiding given. Even though during the booking it asks to select English or Spanish language, the guide only spoke in Spanish. I was told nothing of the history, the people, the culture, the geography, or the significance of the islands. Very Disappointing. It made me want at least half my money back. - “breakfast” is only 2 very very skinny slices of watermelon and pineapple (they were delicious) not enough to satisfy and misleading. Plant ahead to eat your own breakfast.
• Submitted 06 Feb 2020