Getting to Panama

Getting to Panama Nautical Club has never been easier because International Arrivals Into Panama City are growing. Therefore are an increasing number of direct flights to Panama City (PTY) from numerous cities are available across the Americas and Europe. Check arrivals here.

Flight Options – Panama City To David

Getting to the Lodge from Panama City by air only takes 45 minute and there are 2 airlines to chose from.

Copa Airlines has direct flights from Panama City’s International Airport (PTY) to David (DAV). This option eliminates the need to transfer to the Panama City Domestic airport (PAC). However if you paln on spending a night or 2 in the City you can fly Air Panama from the City’s domestic airport All brook Regional (PAC) to David (DAV).

Transfer between the 2 airports is about a 60 minute taxi ride. You should arrive an hour early. A taxi ride will cost about $30.00 to $35.00. Always ask the driver how much before you get in the vehicle.

The Air Panama baggage weight limit from Panama City to David is 30 lbs. The overweight charge is .80 cents a pound. 

From David to the Island Lodge

By private boat from David:

Our driver will transport your party from the airport to the Pedregal Marina, which is 5 minutes away from the airport.

From Pedregal we will schedule a private boat to transport you directly to the lodge. You’ll experience 70 minutes through lagoons, mangroves, tidal-wetlands, estuaries, and river banks.

The private boat transport is not included in the package rates, please request the upgrade. 

By Car from David:

Our driver will meet you at David airpot and bring you directly to the dock at Boca Chica via the Inter-American Highway, which takes 1 hour. One of our Captains will meet you at the dock in Boca Chica to transfer your party & luggage onto our taxi boat. The boat ride takes between 20 minutes.