How to Get to Contadora?

This guide will show you how to get there by ferry or with flights to Contadora Island, Pearl Islands, Panama. Beautiful beaches and comfortable hotels make Contadora Island the most visited tourist destination in the Pearl Islands.

Ferry Flights Yacht Charter

Before you travel:

When traveling to Contadora Island, you should always bring your original passports.

There are no ATMs on the island. Make sure to bring enough cash, since many hotels, restaurants and tour operators do not accept credit cards.

Ferry from Panama City

The cheapest way to get to the Island!

Departure (Panama City – Contadora):

The ferry departs every day at 7:30am (check-in 7am) Fuerte Amador Resort & Marina, Flamenco, Amador, Panama City.

Before arriving in Contadora, this catamaran stops for a few minutes in Saboga Island.

The ferry arrives at the new Contadora Island Marina in Cacique Beach between 9:30 am and 9:45 am.

It is recommened to book the ferry in advance to secure your seat, there are limited spaces available.

Return (Contadora – Panama City):

Returning at 3:30 pm (check-in 3:00 pm) from Contadora Island arriving at 5:00 pm to Panama City.


CategoryOne-wayRound trip
National retirees or with residence card$44$88
Children from 5 to 11 years old$44$88
Toddlers from 0 to 4 years oldFree of costFree of cost

Children from 0 to 4 years old do not pay travel on their parents’ legs

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Flying to Contadora

Locate at just 40 miles from Panama City. Contadora is the nearest island with an operational airstrip at the Pearl Islands.

Depending on the aircraft, this flight can take from just 20 to 35 minutes each way.

Private charter flights

Aero Albrook offers the most complete selection of light aircraft and helicopter to fly to Contadora Island.

You can flight in a private plane almost at any time in the day starting at $370 USD (2 – 3 seat plane).

Larger planes are available up to 10 passengers each.

Charter Flights Panama City (PAC), Albrook to Contadora Island (COZ), Las Perlas

FlightsPassengersDurationOne Way
Piper Saratoga
Turbo Prop
800 pounds | 362kg
Charter Flight
Piper Archer
Turbo Prop
450 pounds | 204kg
Charter Flight
Piper Seneca
Turbo Prop
750 pounds | 340kg
Charter Flight
Piper Navajo
Turbo Prop
1500 pounds | 680kg
Charter Flight
Islander BN2
Turbo Prop
1600 pounds | 725kg
Charter Flight
Cessna Grand Caravan
Turbo Prop
1900 pounds | 861kg
Charter Flight
Kodiak Quest 100
Turbo Prop
1600 pounds | 725kg
Charter Flight

Shared charter flights

$100 per person one-way

Friday3:30 PM4:10 PM
Sunday2:30 PM3:10 PM

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Private Ferry [Yacht] Charter

Get from Panama City to Contadora Island chartering speedboat (private ferry) Apex 42′ of 30 passengers with 600 horsepower.

Recommended Vacation Rentals in Contadora Island

Things to do in Contadora

There is no taxi service available at the Island so renting a golf car is the #1 option!

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