Have solid surfing skills (intermediate level 4 to expert only)
Are comfortable surfing fast and hollow waves
Are in very good physical shape
Are comfortable surfing coral reef bottom waves
Want to experience a once in a lifetime surf trip with small exclusive group at untouched uncrowded waves
Airport pick up, transfer to the marina where we welcome you on our 46 feet catamaran.
Wake up looking at the waves, and have an early surf session before a good breakfast. Surf all day, come back for a nap, eat like a king and repeat the next day! Depending on the swell size and direction we will explore a variety of surf breaks in the Islands of Panama. We are operating on the Caribbean side from December to April and on the Pacific side from May to October.
December until April: Bocas Del Toro Archipelago
April: San Blas & Panama Canal / Panama Canal & Pearl Islands
May until October: Pacific Islands of Panama
October and November: Boat Maintenance and/or Specials
We can mix a sailing trip with fishing, snorkeling and stop by beginner spots if you tell us at the moment of booking. We have all the fishing gear aboard so if you are more into fishing and snorkeling and bringing your girlfriend along, this is an amazing experience. Price vary depending on the custom trip destination so please contact us for enquiries
Best of South Costa Rica and Pacific Panama
Darien Gap Exploration
San Blas Islands
We spend a fair amount of time researching the best spots to optimize your chances to get great uncrowded waves.
7 breakfast, lunch and dinners included. Beers and Rum included. BBQ.
7 nights in double bed cabin accommodation with A/C. Saloon with A/C.
Local airport pick up and drop off included.
For the Caribbean trips from December to April , the pick up is at Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) (1h flights available from San Jose-Costa Rica airport (SJO) with Nature Air ; and 1h hour flights available from Panama City airport (PTY) with Air Panama
For the Pacific trips, the pick up is at David Airport (DAV) (please confirm with us before booking your flight, as new local airports are opening in Panama and there might be a closer option).
Please also note that there are 2 airports in Panama City. Tocumen Airport (PTY) is usually for International flights and Albrook Airport (PAC) is mainly for local flights.
We have a panga (small speed boat) with engine to drop you to the wave.
Add $1000 to have a professional photographer join the trip and take pictures of your group everyday. Waves location must be kept secret if you post pictures on the internet.
If you want to save on the airlines fees and rent a surfboard on location. We offer a rental service for 100$/week. We recommend you to bring your own reef booties and rash gards. Let us know which size of board you ride at the time of booking to make sure we have something that can suit your needs.
Add $50/surf lessons if you would like to have some coaching during the week. Keep in mind that the spots we are surfing are suited for advanced surfers.
**Flight not included. Travel Insurance with full medical coverage not included and mandatory.**
The boat we use is a 2009 Leopard 46 catamaran (by robertson & cane).
Every tourist receives a visa at customs when arriving in Panama City which is valid for 6 month. Therefore, it is not necessary to prepare anything in advance. You do need a proof of transportation (plane, boat or bus ticket) out of the country before you enter the country of panama to prove your departure.
The Panamanian government offers every tourist free health insurance for 3 month that covers accidents and hospital transportation while you are in Panama. At your arrival you will get an information brochure together with an insurance card.
Important notes about San Jose Costa Rica airport: If you are arriving in San jose “Juan Santamaria” Airport (SJO), please note that even if the name or the airport is San Jose airport, it is actually not IN San Jose city. It is located in a city called Alajuela located 30 minutes from San Jose City. Alajuela is much safer and you do not need to take a cab to San Jose city. We recommend that you find accommodation in Alajuela if you need to spend a night in Costa Rica before taking your local flight to Bocas del Toro or David. Alajuela is much safer than San Jose and you can find accommodation 3 minutes from the airport. If you are not fussy and want a clean budget option, we have stayed at Maleku hostel and they are a clean, cheap and reliable option.
Notes about Panama City accommodation: If you are arriving in Panama City and need to spend one night in the city before catching your local flight, we recommend the hostel Luna’s Castle for a cheap and central location. It is located in the Casco Viejo, where you will see old colonial architecture, nice boardwalk, international restaurant and cafes and you can walk safely in this neighbourhood since it is located in front of the Presidential House. Make sure you ask reception to draw you a map so that you know where to adventure yourself and where not to, since the hostel is also close to a less safe area. This place books really fast so call in advance.
Ciudad de Panama is a big and modern City. In case you have some time to spend there not only it is worth exploring, it also offers great shopping possibilities in case you need to purchase anything. You will find plenty of Hotels and Restaurants as well as Night Clubs and Bars. To get arround we recommend taking a Taxi. There are areas that are not concidered safe at night time, be carefull and use common sense while walking and exploring.
(7 days surf charter for advanced surfers)
Contact us minimum 90 days in advance to plan a trip with your group.
** Dates are subject to change, once we have enough participants, we will confirm the trip and you can then buy your flight.