Monday, April 23, 2018

Ferry Schedule

Ferry Schedule for Taboga Island Panama

Cruise by Ferry to Isla Taboga. Approximately 12 miles from Panama City towards the Pearl Islands (Las Perlas),  just 25 to 50 minutes depending on which ferry company you choose. Ferry Schedule below. See Banking Notice at the end of article.

TAXIS in Panama to the Ferry Boat Piers:

We can help you by introducing you to a trusted taxi driver who will drive you from the airport (or your hotel) to your destination in the city or direct to the Ferry (if your flight arrival works with the ferry schedule). If you need help finding a room in the city we are happy to recommend several Bed and Breakfasts or small hotels.


From Panama City, you can reach Taboga Island using several FERRY BOAT options:

The 2 Ferry companies have regular sailings to Taboga Island, check the Ferry Schedule below. Arrive 1 hour before departure time to ensure a seat. On Holidays & during Vacation Periods it may be busier so arrive very early or purchase your tickets in advance. Note below, important Banking Notice.

Calypso Princess Ferry

Calypso Princess Ferry

By Calypso Boats (Ferry Schedule below). Leaves from Amador Causeway, Mi Playita near Mi Ranchito Restaurant, it is like a mini cruise along the Panama Canal. The trip takes one relaxing hour in a large boat (not a car ferry).

Calypso Queen Ferry Schedule from Panama City to Taboga Island


Departs Panama from Amador Causeway, Mi Playita

8:30 a.m.

Departs Taboga Island

4:00 p.m.


Departs Panama

8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Departs Taboga Island

9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

Departs Panama from Amador Causeway, Mi Playita

8:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 4:00 p.m.

Departs Taboga Island

9:00am; 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm

Arrive at least 1 hour before departure, on busy days the ferry can be full, and there can be unforeseen delays on the city streets.

Calypso is located at La Playita near Mi Ranchito Restaurant, Amador Causeway, about 20 minutes from downtown and about a $10 taxi fare.

NOTE: This is not Muelle 18 as in some old guidebooks. NO FERRIES leave from Muelle 18.

Ferry-Boat Fares: $16 adults, seniors & children $9.50, return, Dogs $5  They also have an office in Panama City where they can sell tickets in advance, it is located near Parque Omar.
Tel: 507-314-1730, 390-2403


Taboga Express Ferry Schedule Panama City to Taboga

A new company located in Panama City at the end of the pier of Balboa Yacht Club on Amador Causeway near Country Suites Hotel and TGI Friday Restaurant. Buy the tickets beside the Yacht Club clubhouse. The trip takes about 30 minutes and is $20 per adult. Nice, new, fast Catamarans.

Ferry Schedule

DEPART Four to Five Times DAILY
Depart Panama City WEEKDAYS: 8 am; 9:30 am; 11 am; and 3 pm
Depart Taboga WEEKDAYS: Return at 8:30 am; 10:15 and 2:30 pm; 4 pm; from Taboga Island.

Depart Panama City WEEKENDS: 8 am; 9:30 am; 11 am; 3 pm; 4:30 pm
Depart Taboga WEEKENDS: Return at 8:30 am; 10:15 and 2:30 pm; 4 pm; 5 pm from Taboga Island.

Tel 507-6234-8989 ; Email:


Getting to Cerrito Tropical Bed and Breakfast Hotel on Taboga Island
Once on the island, you can walk to Cerrito Tropical in 10-15 minutes from the pier (we are on a hill), or we recommend to have us organize a local taxi-truck pick you up. There are no cars on Taboga only a handful of small trucks. Rate is $1.50 per person (or possibly less; since there are different owners they may negotiate).

LOCATION of Taboga Island, Panama:
Longitude 8° 47′  Latitude 79° 33′

Banking Notice

BANK MACHINES-ATMs on Isla Taboga, there are NONE.  Please bring cash or credit card (Cerrito Tropical accepts cash plus Visa and Mastercard – most places on Taboga do not accept credit cards)


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