Bocas Research
Vessels

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Research Vessels

The station has small research vessels ranging in length from 15 feet to 25 feet. Boats are used for accessing scientific diving sites, studying mangroves and accessing research sites surrounding islands and peninsulas. There is usually high demand for boats and boat captains so it is essential to plan in advance if your research project requires boats.

For reservations please check here “Bocas Boat Schedule” and send an email to bocasboats@si.edu with the boat name, date, period (a.m. or p.m.) preferred.

Visitors can only drive the boats if they have a Panamanian Boat Drivers License and approval from the station.

Boat Fees Full Day Half Day Rate Category No. of People
Cassiopea (15´long, one engine 60 Hp) $60 $40 Small Boat 5
Balistes (15´long, one engine 50 Hp) $60 $40 Small Boat 5
Issurus (15´long, one engine 50 Hp) $60 $40 Small Boat 5
Stenopus (18´long, one engine 60 Hp) $60 $40 Small Boat 5
Veliger (22´long, two engines 60 Hp) $90 $60 Medium Boat 9
Dampier (25´long, two engines 115 Hp) $120 $80 Large Boat 11
Cofrin (25´long, two engines 60 Hp) $120 $80 Large Boat 11
Scarus (25´long, two engines 115 Hp) $120 $80 Large Boat 12
Tornaria (25´long, one engine 115 Hp) $120 $80 Large Boat 8

 

Contact

Plinio Góndola

gondolap@si.edu
+507 212-8569

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