San Blas Day Trip 

 

Yani Island

Perro Chico Island & Sunken Shipwreck

Piscina Natural

 

San Blas Day Trip

Full day trip from Panama City

$125 per person

 

Whether you’re after relaxation or adventure, the San Blas day trip provides an authentic glimpse into island life of Kuna Yala. Taking the day tour is a wonderful way to see some of the best spots in San Blas and have a cultural experience that is unique to this area of the world. The tour visits three different places, including Yani Island, Perro Chico Island with an underwater shipwreck, and natural pool or Banco de Arena. Enjoy a traditional-style Kuna lunch on Yani Island and experience the beauty and culture of the San Blas archipelago.

Distance from port: First island is 30-40 min boat transfer

Highlight: Island-hopping to 3 different spots in San Blas

Tour Overview 

Transport arranged from guests accommodation in central Panama City

Pick-up between 5:00 and 5:30 am

Drop-off approximately 7:00 pm

Jeep transfer from Panama City to port: 2.5-3 hours

Included

  • Return jeep and boat transport- pick up and dropoff at your accommodation in central Panama City
  • Traditional-style lunch 
  • Day tour- visit 3 different spots including Yani Island, Perro Chico Island and underwater shiprweck, and Piscina Natural
  • Local Kuna guide
  • Snorkeling equipment (masks and snorkels)

Not Included

  • Kuna Yala entrance fee and port tax ($23 per person for foreigners, $8 for Panamanians and residents of Panama)
  • Entrance fee for Perro Chico Island- $3 per person
  • Beverages- drinks can be purchased on the islands ($1-3 USD). It is prohibited to bring coolers onto the island.
  • Jeep pickup from or to accomodations outside the central area of Panama City.

Additional information

 

  • We recommend you take along drinking water, swimming suits, beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat, and insect repellant. 
  • All visitors to San Blas are required to present their original passports at the entrance checkpoint (copies do not suffice).
  • Snorkeling equipment is provided but if you want to be guarenteed a quiality set the entire time, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. 
  • Please note the tours in San Blas are not guided in the traditional sense; we work with local Kuna in all aspects of the tours and not all members of the community speak English.
  • Drones are completely prohibited in the San Blas Islands and bringing them in may result in a fine or confiscation of equipment. Surfing, kitesurfing, and scuba are also prohibited activities. We strongly advise guests against carrying any equipment of these kinds into San Blas. 

 

Important Information

We kindly ask that before booking a tour to San Blas, all guests read the San Blas Information Page to get an idea of what to expect before visiting the islands. We are working with local drivers and guides, and San Blad works a bit differently than Panama and likely very different than what visitors are accustomed to. This is part of the unique experience that San Blas offers its visitors. It’s important to keep in mind that tourism is still relatively new to the islands, and guests will find that accommodation is rustic, meals may be simple, and timing if often not precise.

All transportation and tours in San Blas are operated strictly by local Kuna staff and from the moment you are picked up at your accommodation unil your return, your San Blas experience is facilitated by businesses run by the local Kuna community, not directly by Panama Travel Unlimited. However, we’re always in communication with our partners in San Blas and available to provide assistance and support throughout your journey if needed. 

We ask for patience, respect for their times, and ways of doing things. If you are unsure that this type of travel is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.