Do I need to buy a boat to get to my property?
Boats are the most common means of transportation in Bocas del Toro. Bocas Town has several water-taxi companies and dozens of boatmen who provide transportation between the islands of Colón, Carenero, Bastimentos, and Solarte. If you buy a property in Bocas Town (Colon Island) or in these destinations, you won't really need a boat. These locations are within mostly a 2 to 8 minutes taxi boat ride.
The water-taxi companies "Bocas Marine Tours" have trips every 30 minutes between Bocas and Almirante. It takes 25 minutes to reach Almirante, departing every half-hour from 6 am to 6 pm. They also offer trips to Loma Partida (20min from Bocas) and Chiriqui Grande (40min from Bocas), where you can catch a bus to David.