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San Blas Transportation

July 31, 2023 by SG Team

🌴🚤 San Blas Transportation 🌊🏝️

Welcome to San Blas – Your Island Paradise!


At Sea Gypsy, we understand that getting to the sailboat in San Blas can be challenging without reliable transportation. That’s why we’re here to assist you in arranging transportation through our recommended companies.

What Is Included?

-On the day of departure, a jeep driver will pick you up directly from your hotel between 5:00 – 5:30 AM. The journey through the jungle to the main port of San Blas takes around 3 hours. From the port, a water taxi will take you to your Island or Sailboat, which may take approximately 1.5 hours, including waiting time.
-Return Pick-up Time: Between 6-8 AM, varying depending on the island you are on.

The cost for the round trip is approximately $65 per person, covering both the jeep and water taxi, with a travel time of 4.5 hours. Additionally, there is an entry fee of $22 into the Comarca of Guna Yala.

🚗 Kuna Ruled Territory – Authentic Travel Experience 🌴🏞️

As you plan your dream trip to San Blas, it’s important to understand that this region is Kuna ruled. The Kuna community operates all transportation, including vehicles and water taxis, with specific entrance and departure times for all visitors. This allows you to experience the genuine culture and traditions of the Kuna people.

Transportation to San Blas:

🌅 Morning Shift Entrance:

  • Pickup Time: 5:00 – 5:30 AM from the Panama City area.
  • Pickup from Tocumen Airport: Latest pickup time is 6:20 AM.

🌅 Afternoon Shift Entrance: If you prefer the afternoon shift entrance, you’ll need a private vehicle, which will pick you up around 12:30 – 1:00 PM.
(See prices below)

Transportation from San Blas:

🌅 Morning Shift Departure from San Blas to Panama City or Tocumen Airport:

  • Pick-up from the boat at the San Blas around 6:00 – 8:00 AM, depending on location.
  • Arivval to the main port and car departure time to Panama City is approximately 9:00 – 9:30 AM.
  • Arrival at Panama City: Between 12:00 – 12:30 PM.

🌅 Afternoon Shift Departure from San Blas to Panama City or Tocumen Airport:
*possible only from certain locations

  • Pickup Time: 3:00 – 3:15 PM.
  • Arrival at the port no later than 4:00 PM.

Transportation Prices:

  • Round trip (Pick up & Drop off) prices: $130 ($65 each way) per person.
  • Payment of $65 directly to the driver on the pickup day and $65 on the day of return.

Private Ground Transportation:

  • Shared ground transportation is for 6 people plus the driver per vehicle.
  • If you arrive after 6:20 AM, you’ll need to book private ground transportation and a private boat as shared options won’t be available.

Prices for private transportation from Panama City to San Blas or vice versa, based on the number of people:

  • 2 people: $280
  • 3 people: $315
  • 4 people: $350
  • 5 people: $385
  • 6 people: $420

Additional charges for pickups or drop-offs outside of certain areas (e.g., Veracruz, Playa Bonita Dreams, Radisson Panama Canal, Summit Rainforest & Golf Resort).


  • Children under 5 years old are not counted as extra passengers. Only children 6 years and older are considered additional passengers.

📝 Reservation Form: Fill out the following details to book your San Blas adventure:

🌴🚤 San Blas Transportation Booking Form 🌊🏝️


Thank you for choosing our services to experience the tropical paradise of San Blas! To ensure a seamless and unforgettable journey, please fill out the following form with your details. Our team will get in touch with you to confirm your booking and provide further information.

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Terms and Conditions
*I understand that the transportation payment will be made in cash to the drivers.
*I understand that the entrance fee to San Blas and port taxes are not included in the transportation cost and will be paid separately.
*I confirm that I will bring my original passport (for tourists) or Panamanian ID (for residents) as required by the SENAFRONT.
*I acknowledge the baggage and weight restrictions for the transportation and will comply accordingly.

-Please review the information provided above before submitting the form. Once we receive your booking request, our team will reach out to you for confirmation and payment details.
If you have any further inquiries or need assistance, don't hesitate to contact us.

🌅 Welcome to San Blas - Let the Adventure Begin! 🏝️🚤
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