Details for Red Frog Marina

Red Frog Marina

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 11 reviews

Address Isla Bastimentos
Bocas del Toro

PhoneMarina Office: 507-6726-4500

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


The route has depths of 30 - 60 feet and coming into Red Frog Marina you should not see any less than 20 - 25 feet of water depth.

Check the website for the best waypoints. Good deep water all the way in following the marina's waypoints.
From sea:
1. 09° 22.06' N 082° 12.85' W
2. 09° 21.26' N 082° 13.17' W
3. 09° 20.90' N 082° 13.20' W
4. 09° 20.68' N 082° 13.08' W
5. 09° 20.58' N 082° 13.00' W
6. 09° 20.09' N 082° 12.54' W
7. 09° 19.54' N 082° 11.64' W
8. 09° 19.465' N 082° 10.974' W
9. 09° 19.70' N 082° 10.86' W
10. 09° 19.90' N 082° 10.87' W
Red Ball: Red Frog has a red barrel in 35 to 40 feet of water where you turn to port from the deep water channel (between Isla Bastimentos and Isla Solarte/Nancy) towards the marina. Right red return. You will be lined up on the marina then (masts visible over the mangroves) and heading through the anchorage towards a mangrove. At the left edge of the mangrove there is a red ball, in 14 feet of water. Giving it a wide berth and leaving it to starboard will get you around the mangrove in deep water and into the marina harbor.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 24
Transient dockage: 20
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Three years old in 2011.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 250
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 83
Transient price: $1.10/ft (2016-07-29)

Other price info: There are prepay discounts. Advanced reservations are recommended during the hurricane season. Call or email for long term rates or for larger vessels.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: 120V, 220V, and 480V.

Pricing info: Metered, pay $0.35 per kwh, 2014.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water is metered. $0.05 per gallon, 2014. Reported to be good quality

Dinghy access

Yes - Starting to charge dinghys from the outer anchorage. Will charge a landing fee on the public dock.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Must keep vessel in top shape.


Fuel brand: Mobil

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Modern fuel dock is operating.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Modern fuel dock is operating, all boats including megayachts are welcome. Contact them for volume discount information.


Yes - Can be arranged for drop off with the office. Takes a few days.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Must be on a leash.

Disability access

Yes - The marina and bathhouse have disability access.

Launch service

Yes - Free four times a week to town. Can arrange with office on a per use.

Pump out





Yes - Free to marina slip holders, $1.00 per bag for others.


Yes - Upscale bathhouse is now open with private shower suites.




Yes - Bathhouse and laundry facility is open with self and full service.


Yes - Only limited groceries are avalable at the marina/resort. Supermarkets are 10 minutes away in Bocas town. Every Saturday at noon the local vegetable boat comes to the marina.




Yes - One at the beach for lunch and sometimes for dinner and one basic one for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Yes - 2 bars at the restaurants.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Part of a very up scale resort. Happy to have you or your guests.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Limited repairs are available through independent contractors.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Usually get full strength signal, but it is reported to sometimes be slow.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Red Frog Marina
Good for Hurricane Season, 2015-07-18
Captain: , Port Angeles Washington (272)

We decided to stay in the marina for hurricane season. Good docks. Good water (7 cents/gal). Electricity is 40 cents kwh. VERY protected and calm most of the time. Good hiking and beaches. Free water taxi to Bocas Town 4 times a week - otherwise $5 each way. Nice crowd of people but there is no cruiser lounge, cabana or designated work/project area.

Great Marina!, 2015-04-25
Captain: , Channel Islands Harbor, CA (30)

We just love Red Frog Marina! Great people and wonderful facilities. And located in Paradise!

The saving grace of 'Bocas' area., 2015-01-30
Captain: , Melbourne, Australia (62)

great facility, well priced, good management team, modern with good laundry, wifi, and a real surf beach. Free panga ride to and from town makes shopping very easy - better than attempting the dinghy tie up headache at Bocas Town.

Terrific locaton!, 2014-11-14
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1259)

You can access the bay or gulf fom this perfectly protected location. Visit Bocas del Toro which soe folks descrbe as what Key West was like 40 years ago.

Great marina, 2014-11-14
Captain: , Sidney, BC (167)

We spent a couple of weeks here. It was very quiet, beautiful scenery, and we had no bugs at all (as mentioned by previous review).

The docks are in good shape. The cleats can be moved to the location that best suits your boats' tie up needs.

The restaurant Punta Lava is a 15 to 20 minute walk, or you can rent a golf cart. It's on the other side of the (narrow) island. On a long, expansive beach with crashing waves. Very scenic and delightful. Great food. Fish fresh off the boat. And good ambiance. One of my favorite hangouts so far!

The town of Bocas is 10 min by tender or water taxi. You can get groceries and/or items from the hardware store there. The crowded, touristy scene is not our favourite, so we much preferred the serenity of Red Frog.

Red Frog, nice but maybe it should be called Dead Frog?, 2014-09-11
Captain: , Singapore (66)

Very well sheltered, good facilities (docks, showers, electrics, water), but no bar on site, and no restaurant (the bars mentionned elsewhere are on a beach about 20 minutes walk away). 15 minutes boat taxi ride away from Bocas town. This place could be really nice, but nothing is done for the yachts, apart from the facilities above. What, a marina without a bar??? Good value for boaters who want to leave their boat during the off-season (way cheaper than Shelter Bay)

Best in the Bocas, 2013-11-05
Captain: , London (639)

New marina, very sheltered and safe. New showers and toilets and free boat trips to Bacas town twice a day. Great dinghy exporing area, good beaches a short walk across the Island to the seaward side.
$6 per foot per week with the price dropping the longer you stay.
Free WiFi
Great place to leave the boat for a trip home.
The staff are very friendly, helpful and know what they are doing.

Very calm and safe, 2013-01-26
Captain: , Beaver Island, MI (291)

New floating docks, good power and freindly staff. Walking distance to beach bar and casual restauanrt. Safe in all weather.

red frog marina, 2012-09-04
Captain: , miami (40)

If you like a building lot, than you have to go there. They are building hundreds of luxury villas in the rain forest(were the rain forest was before) and all the material gets unloading right beside the marina. Sometimes you have loud noise until 10 in the night and on sunday they start at 6 in the morning. Your boat will gets covered with a black oil film from the generator and the trucks! Also if you have a dog with you, it is not a place to go. When I was there, they killed! 4 dogs. 3 were homeless but one, a puppy, had a owner. The food in the restaurant is very low quality and bad. The docks are new and nice. At my time they had no toilets! I payed 13,5$/ft

Top marina in Boca area, 2011-11-09
Captain: , Long Beach (973)

First class marina with good power and nice docks. Should now have power to all slips. Some of the close to shore slips can be buggy during the wet season. Beach bar was great. Free launch service to town once a week. Good place to leave the boat to fly home. Friendly, helpful staff.

Red Frog Beach Marina, 2010-05-17
Captain: , Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, Panama (20)

This is a new marina that lies on the southern side of Isla Bastimentos. The Marina will have 84 berthing spaces Spring/Summer 2010. Over 15 feet deep and the Marina is attached to many resort amenities and very nice beaches. The docks are timbertech and very nice. Prices are the best in the region here.

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