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Our Guide to Bocas Regatta 2024

It's that time of the year again and we invite you to join us at the Bocas del Toro Regatta 2024!

Many boats participating in the Bocas Regatta 2023 during a sunny day.
Beautiful weather accompanied the Boat Parade during the Bocas del Toro Regatta 2023.

Where and When

The race will take place on Saturday, February 17th, beginning with a boat parade around noon. The regatta will commence shortly after the parade, starting in front of Bocas Marina, exact time depending on weather conditions. The Awards Ceremony Party will be held at Bocas Marina at 6 pm to announce the winners!

Race Points: 

First Mark: 9°20’00.0”N, 82°14’25.1”W

Second Mark: 9°18’61.3”N, 82°13’21.1”W

Third Mark: 9°19’12.6”N, 82°15’26.4”W

Three main race points of the Bocas Regatta 2024.
The race consists of two laps of 5 nautical miles each, and usually finishes around 5 pm. 

Verified Prize List from Regatta Sponsors

Exciting prizes await the winners of the Bocas del Toro Regatta 2024! See the current prize list sponsored by various local businesses below. Stay tuned, as more prizes may become available during the event!

  • Bocas Marina: 30 days slip mono & multi

  • Bocas Boatyard: Free Haul out (multi less than 20ft only)

  • Pier 19: Dinner for 2 + drinks

  • Divers Paradise – Dive school: Discover scuba / Mayday or Fun dive / Mayday

  • Divers Paradise Hotel: Room for 2 + breakfast

  • Nacho Mamas: $50 lunch certificate + Beach bag

  • Bocas Breeze: 1x Bocas Breeze card

  • Calypso Cantina: 2x $20 dinner certificate

  • Marina Carenero: One week boat slip (valid for 2024)

  • Super Gourmet: $50 gift card

  • Buena Vista: $50 gift card

  • Floating bar: $40 gift certificate food/drinks

  • La Coralina: Hotel Room for 2 + breakfast w/ access to SPA (one bedroom) valid till Aug 31 - 2024

  • La Coralina restaurant: Dinner for 2 + wine, valid until August 31 - 2024

  • La Coralina SPA: Spa Treatment, valid until August 31 - 2024

  • Caribe Shuttle: Round Trip for 2 to Pueto Viejo

  • Maderas Richard: 2 x $50 cash

  • Water World: 30 days dingy storage

  • Rukel: 2x $50 gift certificate

  • Cosmic Crab restaurant: $25 gift card for Cosmic Crab café or Atlantis pool bar

  • Raw Sushi 2x $50 dinner certificates.

  • Blue Coconut: Two Blue Coconut T-shirts

  • Tranquilo Bay: Day trip for 2

  • Palma Royale: Night for 2

  • Pan y Vino restaurant: $40 dinner certificate

  • Coco Fastronomy restaurant: 2x $25 dinner certificate

  • Marina Solarte: 2x 30 days slip (mono and multihull)

30 day free boat slip at Marina Solarte for Bocas Regatta 2024 winners
Marina Solarte is a proud sponsor with two one-month free mono / multihull slip vouchers!

How to Register

Registration for the Bocas Regatta 2024 will take place at the Bocas Marina office from February 10th to 16th (open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm). The registration fee is $50 (USD or Balboa, both valid currencies in Panama), and captains will receive goodie bags featuring items from our sponsors upon registration. 

Additional information for participants will be provided during the Skippers’ Meeting at Calypso Cantina (Bocas Marina) on Friday the 16th at 4 pm. Captains will learn about starting times, course waypoints, boat ratings for mono and multihulls, and general rules and regulations.

For more information, visit the official website of the Bocas Regatta 2024

Best Regatta Viewing Spots

Check out our recommended spots, bars, and restaurants for a close view of the regatta:

  • Restaurant Pier 19, Bocas Town

  • Aqua Lounge Bar, Isla Carenero

  • Receta Michilá, Isla Carenero

  • Calypso Cantina, Bocas Marina

  • The Blue Coconut, Isla Solarte

  • Buena Vista Restaurant, Bocas Town

Other Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer as a boat crew member or Regatta organization member! Please contact Bocas Marina to get involved. 

At Marina Solarte, we are proud sponsors of the Bocas del Toro Regatta 2024, we wish the participants good luck and wish the viewers a good time!


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