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Red Frog Beach Island Marina

Bocas del Toro

2020 29 May
2020 30 May
  • 9.336936
  • -82.177686
  • Isla Bastimentos
  • Bocas del Toro, Panama
  • Mon. - Fri. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sat. 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Contact us for important dates
  • 87° F (30° C) Sunrise: 6:07 AM
  • 75° F (24° C) Sunset: 6:45 PM
  • Low ENE 2-5 ft 7:11pm
  • High ENE 2-5 ft 1:18am


  • 95 Total Slips
  • 12 Megayacht Berths
  • Max Length: 300' (91.4m)
  • Max Draft: 20' (6m)
  • Max Beam: No Restrictions
  • 30 amp, 50 amp
  • 100 amp SP, 100 amp 3P
  • 200 amp, YPI Hardwire
  • 24hr Gated Dock Security


  • Private Beach Access
  • Restaurants
  • Ship's Chandlery
  • Private Shower House
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Guest Laundry


  • Fueling Services
  • Customs & Immigration
  • Canal Agent Services
  • Provisioning Services
  • Vessel Repairs & Maintenance

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Nearly 10 years with IGY Marinas

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Contact Information

Deci Davis
United States Phone Contact

+1 281-892-1637

Chelsea Miller

+1 507-6726-4500

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We here at Red Frog Beach Island Marina are excited to welcome you to Panama. Whether this is your first visit to our beautiful island or you've stayed with us in the past, we hope you find everything you need here.

Nestled in the Caribbean's hurricane-free islands, Bocas del Toro lies in the naturally protected waters on the southern Leeward side of Isla Bastimentos, 5km from Bocas Town.

We welcome you to explore our resort, property and all the amenities, as well as the untouched splendor which will invigorate your senses with the tranquility of its creative spirit and sun swept beaches.

If there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to reach out anyone here at the marina.


The Red Frog Beach Island Marina Team

EFFECTIVE AS OF: May 15, 2020


  • Marina is accommodating vessels currently at dock.
  • Red Frog Marina is under quarantine.
  • Panama borders are closed.
  • All grocery stores are closed on weekends
  • No vessels allowed in.
  • Offices are closed to the public.
  • Staff are answering emails and phone calls.
  • Laundry and bath house remain open.
  • Red Frog Market is open (Closed on weekends)

Fuel station available by appointment through VHF 68 or 


Red Frog Beach Marina
     Phone: +507 6726 1637

Maritime Authority in Bocas del Toro
     (507) 757 9447 or (507) 6558 0587

Ministry of Health Panama – Bocas del Toro Hospital
     (507) 757 9201

National Migration Service


Is the Marina accepting incoming vessels? 
     No. Vessels are not being accepted even if you have departed and returned same day.

Are vessels allowed to depart the Marina? 
     Yes. Vessels are allowed to depart but will not be able to return until borders reopen.

Are the marina amenities currently available for use? 
     Yes. The Red Frog Market is open.  The bath house and laundry facility will remain open, however, please maintain a safe distance to avoid any potential spread of the virus.

Is there a curfew in place? 
     Patrons are only allowed to leave to obtain necessities.

Are vessel repairs available?
     Please contact the marina office for detailed information.

Is fueling available?
     Yes. Fueling is available by appointment only, please contact VHF68 or

Are Ports currently open?     
     Yes. Ports are open with exceptions - contact the port directly for details - or (507) 757 9447

Are Airports currently open?     
     No. The international airport is closed and will remain closed for another 30 days as of May 22, 2020. Cargo and Humanitarian flights are the only authorized flights.  Domestic flights have also been suspended.

EFFECTIVE MAY 13, 2020  -  Full Lockdown remains

Retail Sales must be completed online.

Car Workshops are limited to two (2) people - must wear masks and maintain a distance of at least two (2) meters.

Technical Services are limited to two (2) people - must wear masks and maintain a distance of at least two (2) meters.

Business Meetings are limited to a maximum of ten (10) people - all participants are required to wear masks and maintain a distance of two (2) meters

Protocols regarding children:

  • The government has only given authorization for one (1) child to leave the home per adult, and they may only leave on the day and at the time that corresponds to the adult's gender with the last digit of the personal identification or passport. 
  • Children over two (2) years of age need to wear a mask.  
  • The outdoor excursion cannot be any greather than one (1) kilometer in distance from the family's residence. 
  • Children are to be kept away from all other residents in the area. 
  • They are allowed to play in common areas, lobbies, parking lots, gardens, and green areas, however, it is not permitted for the adult to take the child to visit anyone, including family.  
  • Children should not be taken to supermarkets, shops, or banks.  
  • Parents are to be very vigilant of their children.  
  • Children should not touch common surfaces and parents should carry alcohol gel to sanitize the child's hands each time they touch a common surface. 

Upon return to the family home, children must comply with the same means of sanitization as adults:

  1. Leave shoes outside the front door
  2. Bathe the child immediately
  3. Put the child's clothes in the washing machine.



From: IGY Marinas

April 23, 2020

Dear Marina Guests

We hope all Red Frog Marina guests and their families are safe and healthy. The impact that COVID-19 continues to have on daily life and business is impossible to ignore. As global health experts, government leaders, and law enforcement agencies rapidly move to update the public on recommended response tactics and protocols, Red Frog Marina strives to react just as quickly to keep all guests informed and prepared. These are uncharted waters we are all navigating, and information is quickly evolving often with little to no advance notice. Red Frog Marina, with the support and guidance of IGY Marinas, considers the safety and health of its guests and staff as the #1 priority.   For this reason, IGY-RFM is providing its guests with the following updates and general information to keep everyone apprised of the latest developments as it may affect daily life as a marina guest. These updates will also be available 24/7 on the marina’s specific COVID-19 website link ( The expectation is that the important steps and procedures put in place by the marina will be closely followed by all guests to ensure everyone’s safety. We encourage anyone with specific questions or critical needs during this time to contact the marina staff via telephone, e-mail, or VHF radio in advance to discuss any additional assistance needed. At present time, the following information is being provided to marina guests and will be amended as needed based on further developments:


The Marina Office remains closed until further notice. Service is being provided through the following contact methods:

    • Telephone: +507 6726-4500 - available 24/7
    • VHF: channel 68 - available 24/7
    • E-mail:
    • Deci Davis, GM - (507) 6951-6518
    • Winston Forchiney, Security Guard - (507) 6525-0864 (available 6pm to 6am)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays - (1pm to 3pm) by reservation only
    • Telephone: +507 6951-6518
    • VHF 68
    • E-mail:

Open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM unless the government issues mandatory quarantine. The resort is allowing limited access to the market to accommodate boaters from the nearby anchorage. No access to the Resort or beaches is allowed through the Front Desk unless you are a marina customer. Non-Marina customers will only have access to the Market. The marina recommends all guests exercise proper hygiene precautions, social distancing and the use of proper PPE when grocery shopping.

    • Red Frog Resort is currently closed - no guests allowed. Please note there are a limited number of essential support staff quarantined in the resort.
    • Marina guests CANNOT be permitted to take part in any watersports activities at present time including kayaking, snorkeling, personal tender use, scuba, SUP, etc.
    • No social gatherings are allowed at the marina. Guest must maintain safe social distancing protocols, avoid groups of 10 or more individuals, and maintain a 6-foot distance from any other individual not within their own vessel party. Marina guests CANNOT invite guests to the marina or resort from the outside surrounding area.

The marina has arranged a special service with a local water taxi operator (“Felo”) to provide marina guests with critical and essential services/products to/from Bocas town. Such items may include pharmaceuticals, propane, cash withdrawals, etc. This water taxi service will be departing the marina on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9AM so please meet the taxi driver on the main dock with your requests. Guests will NOT be permitted to travel to Bocas for any reason other than medical emergencies. Please be there to present your list and payment method.

    • Marina guests CAN continue to use the marina's laundry and bathroom facilities. Please remember to clean up after yourself as staff resources are extremely limited at this time. Bath House is open 24/7. All machines are currently operable except for one dryer (replacement parts are on order).
    • Change for laundry can be obtained from Deci at the Bath House on Friday mornings from 9AM to 10AM.
    • Please do not leave laundry machines unattended.
    • Marina staff will perform general cleaning as often as possible.

Due to the lack of staff, please do not leave trash on dock. Trash must be placed the brown containers located on the main dock.

Please return the marina push carts to office area after each use.


Please contact Pierre at (507) 6943-2137, as he is the only contractor currently allowed on the dock. Pierre is the marina-selected contractor during this period of quarantine and has committed to observing self-quarantine protocols. Please consider only engaging the contractor for critical or essential work needed on your vessel.


As per government of Panama and associated agencies (AMP) a full quarantine and lockdown is in effect as of March 25 th, 2020 and until further notice. Currently, as per the latest lockdown notice it is now divided as follows:

Women: Monday/Wednesday/Friday according the schedule subject to the last ID number (passport, etc.

Men: Tuesday/Thursday according the schedule subject to the last ID number (passport, etc.).

Saturday and Sunday nobody can leave their domiciles by Panamanian Government Mandate.

You can review updates by following The Bocas Breeze Newspaper: or US Embassy


Information for COVID-19


Maritime Authority in Bocas del Toro
(507) 757 9447 or (507) 6558

Ministry of Health Panama

National Migration Service

Bocas del Toro Hospital
(507) 757 9201

    • Bath House is open 24/7.
    • Marina guests are not permitted to leave Red Frog Resort and its surrounding marina perimeter by any means over water (water taxi, dinghy, paddle boards, kayaks, etc.) except for medical emergencies. If this is the case, a 14-day quarantine will be placed upon guests returning from the hospital.
    • Please note marina is currently not accepting any new vessels. We also request current marina customers to not accept any new visitors/guests/crew from outside the marina to their vessels.
    • All marina rules and regulations associated with your marina slip agreement must still be followed. Please feel free to request a copy of these rules for easy reference.
    • For your convenience, a WhatsApp group was created to have easier communication.

The Marina sincerely appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding. We will do everything possible to gradually re-open and restore normal services in accordance with local laws and the state of all health concerns. On behalf of the Marina Team thank you and stay safe.

Arrival Information Details

Advanced reservations are strongly recommended at the Red Frog Beach Marina. Berthing is not guaranteed without a confirmed reservation. We ask that you provide advanced notice, when feasible, of your approximate arrival time so we can be fully prepared for your arrival and minimize any inconvenience to you.

Please Note: Captains and his/her assignee must check-in/check-out with the marina office for each stay unless otherwise arranged with marina management.

Check-Out: 1:00 pm Check-In: 2:00 pm


When feasible, we request an estimated time of arrival 24hr in advance so we can be fully prepared for your arrival and minimize any inconvenience.

Upon arrival into the Government Cut, contact the marina office on VHF Channel 68 to obtain directions to the slip assignment. A skilled dock attendant will report to the slip to assist with docking, line handling, and connections. Once comfortably settled, we ask that you visit our marina office to check-in. The staff will answer any questions you have.


Upon departure, we request you contact the marina office 1-2 hours prior to departure to ensure all items are in order. A receipt can be provided at the marina office or emailed upon request to the email address provided at the time of check-in. If all items are in order, please hail the marina office on VHF Channel 68 if you would like assistance with disconnection and lines.

Early Check-in / Late Check-out

If a slip is occupied after 2:00 pm on the day of your scheduled departure, an additional night's dockage will be charged to your account.

We will do our absolute best to accommodate your requests whenever possible. In most cases, if your slip is available prior to 2:00 pm on the day of your arrival, or after 1:00 pm on the day of your departure, we will allow you to remain in the slip at no additional charge. Prior arrangements must be made with the marina office for early arrival or delayed departure in order to avoid unnecessary charges.

Temporary Slips

In the event an early check-in and/or late check-out is unable to be accommodated in your currently slip, we will try to accommodate by making another slip available until such time your slip is available or you are ready to depart the marina.

In the event a temporary slip is made available to you, and you do not relocate the vessel, the marina reserves the right to charge you two times (2x's) the original daily rate for each night you occupy the temporary slip.

This is necessary as at times, the marina operates at full occupancy and failure to relocate the vessel could negatively affect other guests.


Please note: Cancellation policies are subject to change. Please refer to your reservation confirmation or contact the marina office direct for confirmation of cancellation policy. Cancellation requests must be submitted directly to the marina. Any cancellation requests received through the IGY Marinas website are not considered proper cancellation.

Contact & Hours of Operation

Customs & Immigration Office
Contact the marina office to arrange for clearance.
Appointment Required

Port Captain's Hours of Operation:
Mon. - Fri. 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed on weekends & holidays

Customs & Immigration Information

  • Please note: We do our best to ensure this information is up-to-date, however, this is strictly for informational purposes only. We recommend reviewing the Customs and Immigration site for the destination requirements.

Customs & Immigration Office

Upon your arrival, a marina staff member will contact the Port Captain who will arrive to your vessel with the official documents necessary for clearance into the country.

Those reaching the port of entry after closing hours are required to raise a quarantine flag and report in the next morning.

In order to clear in and out of the Panama Immigration Office and to request an Exit Zarpe from the Port Captain, you will need two (2) copies of each of the following:

  • Vessel registration documents
  • Vessel clearance documentation from the last port of call
  • Two (2) copies of passenger/crew list (total of four (4) copies)
  • Passports of all crew and guests and Panama Entry Stamp
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard)
  • Navigation Permit (Cruising Permit)

Safety Equipment Requirements

All vessels cruising the Caribbean waters should have the following safety equipment on-board:

  • Functional life-vests for all passengers
  • Parachute, orange, and para-rocket flares
  • Bell and/or Whistle
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Flashlight
  • VHF Radio
  • First-aid Kit
  • Anchors
  • Tools

Tocumen International Airport (PYT)
Address: Avenida Domingo Diaz, Panama, Panama
Phone: +507-238-2700

  • Tocumen International Airport is the international airport of Panama City, the capital of Panama. The airport serves as the homebase for Copa Airlines and is a regional hub to and from The Caribbean, South, North and Central America and additionally features routes to some European and Asian cities.

Bocas del Toro Isla Colon International Airport (BOC)
Address: Ave. E. Bocas del Toro PA 507, Panama
Phone: +507-757-9208

  • Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport is a public airport located 1.5 kilometres northwest of the center of Bocas del Toro, a town on Isla Colón in the Bocas del Toro Province of Panama. A small terminal exists at the east end of the runway.

Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert" International Airport (PAC)
Address: Marcos a Gelabert, Panama, Panama
Phone: +507-501-9800

  • Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert" International Airport is a public airport located 1.5 kilometres west of the center of Panama City, in the Panamá Province of Panama. It is on the site of the former Albrook Air Force Station.


  • Bocas del Toro Hospital +507-757-9201
    Av. H Nte., Bocas del Toro 507, Panama

  • La Mar Dental & Medical Clinic +507-6992-9646
    Calle 1ra, Bocas del Toro, Panama


  • National Bank +507-757-9230
    Ave. E Norte, Bocas del Toro 507, Panama


  • Mailboxes Etc. +507-757-9558
    Av. H Nte. Isla Colon, Panama

  • UPS +507-757-9960

Inspire Giving through You - June 8, 2019

Bahia Roja Elementary School

Red Frog Beach Island Marina will be assisting the Bahia Rojo Elementary School. They will be collecting and purchasing school supplies and kitchen supplies for the children and staff at the school.

The Bahia Rojo are located next to the marina and are indigenous to the area of Bocas del Toro.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to help, please contact for further information.

Our number one goal is to work together inspiring others through the act of giving back our time, support efforts, accessible resources, goods and services.

Inspire Giving through You - June 9, 2018

Bahia Roja Elementary School

Red Frog Beach Island Marina worked to beautify the Bahia Roja Elementary School. Minor construction was performed on the school - building and closing up the walls and floors. A fresh coat of paint was applied to the building's exterior. New signs were installed and classrooms were cleaned. Also, school supplies were donated for the students. It was a great day at the school!

The Bahia Rojo are located next to the marina and are indigenous to the area of Bocas del Toro.

If you were unable to attend our day of community service, but would still like to help, please contact for further information regarding donations and where to send them.

Inspire Giving through You - June 10, 2017

Bahia Roja Tribe of Bocas del Toro

In working with the Bahia Rojo Tribe in Bocas del Toro - IGY staff and volunteers from Red Frog Island Beach Marina collected school supplies for the children currently attending school within the tribe. The Bahia Rojo are located next to the marina and are indigenous to the area of Bocas del Toro. Red Frog Island Beach Marina donated 50% of all collected contractor fees towards the initiative with a goal to raise $2,000 USD for school supplies. In addition to providing school supplies for the students, a laptop and Wi-Fi connectivity was provided from the marina and its Wi-Fi technician!

Since Bocas del Toro is an island just off the coast of the mainland, the school supplies were purchased off island and transported back to the Bahia Rojo's school.

Please contact

for further information regarding donations and where to send them.

Our number one goal is to work together inspiring others through the act of giving back our time, support efforts, accessible resources, goods and services.

Inspire Giving through You - June 11, 2016

Escuela de Bastimentos

Thank you to all of our volunteers, who participated in the "Inspire Giving through You" Community Outreach Project. We appreciate your dedication and commitment to make a difference by inspiring others to give back to their communities.

In working with the Escuela De Bastimentos - IGY staff and volunteers from Red Frog Marina donated 22 computers, technology equipment, and provided training to help educate the staff on how to use the computer programs as teaching tools. As an on-going endeavor, the staff will visit the school teachers and children to help with technology upgrades and modernizations in the classroom.

Our number one goal is to work together inspiring others through the act of giving back our time, support efforts, accessible resources, goods and services.

Please contact: for further information regarding donations and where to send them.

Red Frog Beach Marina Rules

To make your stay with us more enjoyable, the following set of guidelines should be followed. These are merely suggested rules of etiquette and regulations to make the Marina and its facilities more enjoyable for all customers.

  1. There is a "NO WAKE" zone throughout the lagoons. Please make sure that you are thoughtful of these areas.

  2. Do not leave garbage on the docks to be picked up. Garbage should be bagged, tied and then properly placed in designated receptacles, or placed in the garbage truck, not loosely scattered or abandoned.

  3. Oils and fuels should be disposed of properly and not in the Marina trashcan. Please ask for assistance when disposing of oils, fuels, or chemicals. Your concern for the environment helps.

  4. Try not to introduce any effluents into the Marina Lagoon. Use holding tanks if possible.

  5. Do not attempt to turn on your own water and electricity. Please have a dock attendant take care of this so you can be properly metered in and out. Using pliers or screwdrivers will damage the equipment, for which you will be charged. It is suggested that you read meters along with our dock attendant to ensure accuracy in your metered charges for utilities.

  6. Anyone caught taking water from another yacht's tap shall be responsible for the entire water cost of the metered yacht. Please use your own water.

  7. Keep power cords and water hoses in a neat and orderly fashion so that no one will trip in the dark or while carrying objects.

  8. After receiving prior approval from the Marina Office, please wash sails on lawn areas where water outlets and drying spaces are available, or do so aboard your yacht.

  9. If Marina Office has approved, please make sure that when marking anchor chains with paint, use paper or cardboard beneath your chain to keep wet paint off the docks and other customers' shoes.

  10. When cleaning dinghies, make sure you rinse debris and growth off of the docks when finished.

  11. Lock your boat when leaving it unattended.

  12. Lock your dinghies and outboard at night.

  13. Try to keep excessive noise down after 10 pm as some people do need their rest.

  14. No boat repairs are to be performed at the boat dock. If repairs need to be performed please contact the Marina Office.

  15. Barbecue and cooking in general is prohibited on the docks. Barbecue and cooking should be done on board in suitable equipment and be self-contained. Any other way is dangerous and frowned upon. Kindly clean up after yourself when finished. Charcoal ash and debris are not to be disposed of into the lagoon.

  16. When docking, keep bowsprits and davits over water's edge and not protruding across the docks.

  17. If bright deck lights or spotlights are to be used at night, avoid pointing them at nearby boats, especially down at or into their cabins.

  18. Try to control your pets. Some people do get upset by having animals on/or around their boat, specially when nature calls on their boat.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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All the staff were great, and very helpful. DC and the office team were very accommodating and the dock team kept the facilities clean.

Captain Justin - Yacht Marama - 124ft

"Really great service, location and facilities. The best part of being here is the assistance and local knowledge."

February 2019

"We have had our Leopard 44 here for the past 12 months. We originally planned to leave after a few months but absolutely loved living at the marina."

May 2019

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