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San Blas Island-Hopping Day Trip from Panama City provided by Joe Brown Adventures

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San Blas Island-Hopping Day Trip from Panama City

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
You have plenty of time to work on your suntan during this San Blas (Guna Yala) island hopper. This is a popular day trip from Panama City for any paradise seeker. Crystal-clear waters are ideal for snorkeling on coral reefs or meandering sugar-white sands, and you’re served a catch-of-the-day lunch.
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Joe Brown Adventures
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Puerto Carti - Niga Kantule
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    San Blas Islands
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Isla Perro
    Stop: 6 hours
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  • Island-hopping day trip to San Blas from Panama City
  • Visit the best beaches in the Panamanian Caribbean
  • Learn about the Guna people in their indigenous home of Guna Yala
  • Hotel/port transport, dock tax, snorkel gear, and lunch included
Important Information
Departure Point
Albrook, Panama City, Panama Tocumen, Panama City, Panama Panama City, Panama
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Shared transfer by car from your hotel to San Blas (maximum 4 per car. The car has 7 spots)
  • Maritime transportation from San Blas dock to Islands(We fill only with 50% of the capacity)
  • Meal - the catch of the day. If you would like a different dish, please ask your guide (other dishes may be at customer's expense)
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance Fees: Panamanian and residents $5, Other: $20
  • Meals other than the catch of the day
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • The maritime transfer is a shared transportation
  • It is recommended that you bring a towel, sunblock and extra cash
  • No ATM's available during the tour
  • The provided lunch is the catch of the day (other meals may be at own expense)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Before booking review the weather forecast
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under and adults over 60
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • For the following Hotels we will apply extra charge because are outside from the City($10.00): Radisson Gamboa Hotel, Hotel Gamboa Rainforest, Westin Playa Bonita and Dream Delight Playa Bonita
  • We don't pick up in Colon City.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kenny M wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Nobody contacted me before the trip and I thought it might be the way how it works.. I waited in the lobby of my hotel since 5:00, and after 1 hour’s waiting without anyone picking me up and several messages without response, I decided to go back to my room to sleep.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from elvisramirez03, Propietario at San Blas Island-Hopping Day Trip from Panama City
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Thank you for your comments, we had published in all our social networks the cancellation of all tour to San Blas since January, 11th to 15th 2020 due bad weather. We noticed your booking the next day at 8:00 am for this reason we couldn't inform you at time. We had cancel all booking for that week. We contacted to you inmediatly and we informed you about the bad weather and apply the refund inmedialtly.
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Joe B wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions
Did this excursion while staying at a resort in Panamá. The only negative we had that day was the travel to San Blas. Many options to pick from.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Scenic51097596919, Owner at San Blas Island-Hopping Day Trip from Panama City
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Thank you for your comments
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Karyn A wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
I went to San Blas leaving out of Panama City as a single traveler. I was in Panama for business and had a couple days to explore so decided to take this tour. Firstly, it took forever for them to confirm the pick up time the night before. I was picked up by a driver that spoke
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Date of experience: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from elvisramirez03, Propietario at San Blas Island-Hopping Day Trip from Panama City
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Before to give you an answer, our apollogies in behalf of Joe Brown Adventures Team. We had contact you the next day of the tour to know your experiences and we received your comments, gave you an apollogies and proceed to investigate what happened in the tour. This was a isolate case, we took actions and always listen our customers experience and we are open to improve. We have an assistance line 24/7 to support for any incovenience, we could prevent this situation and we would have given you any refund or free service in Panama City. Again, our apologies and surely we will not repeat that situation as now
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Stephanie wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Angeles, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
It was a beautiful experience although a very long and draining day! I went to Panama with my bf to celebrate my birthday. We were picked up at five in the morning to start our long journey to the islands! The journey consisted of a car ride, a stop for coffee and a breakfast
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Date of experience: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from elvisramirez03, Propietario at San Blas Island-Hopping Day Trip from Panama City
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Thank you stephanie for leave a message with the details of the trip. We appreciate your time and we are so happy for served you
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Daryl C wrote a review Sep 2019
10 contributions4 helpful votes
San Blas Island hoping is one of the most enjoyable excursion you will ever experience when traveling to Panama. The view of the Islands as you travel to them by water (small boat) are breathtaking, there is a spot in the ocean that is shallow enough for one to stand and even
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Date of experience: October 2018
Response from elvisramirez03, Propietario at San Blas Island-Hopping Day Trip from Panama City
Responded 13 Sep 2019
Thank you for your time and beautiful words.
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Joe Brown Adventures
Commute is not worth it
This is about 7 hrs of commute including unnecessarily nauseating herky jerky driving over hundreds of potholes. T
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Rough ride to the San Blas Islands
The ride through the park is rough. Winding roads for about 1 hour. Boat ride was enjoyable, island is beautiful an
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A paradise at the end of a rough trip
San blas Islands are a paradise at the caribean sea. This trip starts at 5 AM leaving from the hotel for a 2,5 hour
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Know What You're Getting Into
This is going to be a two part review- day trip to the islands and then the company we went with. Islands~ 3.5 st
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Take your own snorkel gear
While we enjoyed the scenery and boat ride out San Blas, we were disappointed by a non-communicative driver from ou
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Alberto L
Excellent Service from Joe Brown Adventures!
Tour guide, staff, and service was superb! We were lucky it was a beautiful day, although it was rainy season in P
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Beata C
Beautiful place and great trip
The trip was organized very well. We spent great time during the one day tour to Guna Yala territory. We have a lot
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1 day tour to san blas: agency top; tour ok
If you decide to go to the san blas islands we can definetely recommend to book with this company. Elvis was very f
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Their Sun Blas tour was initially a little disorganised. They pocket us up from the hotel with a driver who woke n
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James B
A unique experience of Panama.
A very professional and punctual company. Although the journey from Panama City to the port is fairly long and at t
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Excellent experience
Beautiful beaches with great tour guide. The catch of the day was delicious and the snorkeling was well worth it. D
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Unforgettable adventure with a truly amazing guide
Can't thank Joe Brown adventures enough.By far one of the special days we had in Panama, the tour , the organizatio
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Travis K
San Blas was the best
This tour was 5 stars...they pick you up at your hotel or place you’re staying early in the morning around 5:30-6:3
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Audrey C
A beautiful experience
I'd like to thank Joe Brown Adventures for providing my 11 year old daughter and I with such a wonderful experience
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Marta K
Great full day of island hopping
We were picked up early in the morning - driver did a great job of communicating with us via text to confirm locati
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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