The Agua Dulce Eco Marina is located in the incredibly rugged and beautiful Panamanian islands of the Caribbean sea. Surrounded by jungle, tropical islands, uninhabited beaches, caves and coral reef – there is no shortage of adventure. We are below the hurricane line and located in the very protected lagoon of Bahia Honda, Isla Bastimentos. With only an 18 inch tidal change, protected by mangroves where the waters are generally calm and glassy smooth our marina is a safe and ideal location to keep your treasured vessel.
200 foot long by six foot wide floating main dock
Three 30 foot long finger piers
Over 400’ of linear dock space to accommodate 11-16 vessels comfortably.
Water depth on the main front side of the dock is on average about 12-15 feet.
The marina is fitted with utility pedestals that provide metered water and power. Both 30A (120VAC 60Hz) and 50A (240VAC 60Hz) services are available at each pedestal. (No air conditioning please, we have a massive solar system but air conditioning uses an incredible amount of power.)
All of the water here at Agua Dulce is stored and pumped rainwater collection. We collect rainwater from multiple building roofs, filter it, store it in about 20,000 gallons of water bladders, filter it again and then pressurize the system with solar powered water pumps. The water is potable. We charge $0.07 per gallon of water used by vessels.
All of the power here at Agua Dulce is generated with 28,800 watts of solar panels stored in a massive 8,000lb battery bank. We use high quality marine rated Outback solar charge controllers and inverters. The system is equipped with lightning and hardy surge protection. This system was the largest cost in the building of the marina and as many of you off-grid and boaters know it is not cheap to generate your own power, even though many think it is free from the sun. We charge $0.45 per kWh for electricity here at Agua Dulce and this does not even begin to cover the cost of our initial investment but it will hopefully cover the cost of a new battery bank in the very far future.
Internet / Wifi is free. We receive our internet via radio frequency bouncing from here to the point of Isla Bastimentos, then to Vulcan Baru and then a redundant fiber optic line to Panama City. It is very reliable considering the journey it has to make through the jungle and over the sea to get here.
Bathrooms are available 24 hours a day. Each men’s and women’s bathroom is equipped with two sinks, two toilets and two showers with great views.
Laundry area for washing and drying. We charge $4 per large load in the washer and $4 for the dryer.
24/7 security surveillance cameras. We are located in a very safe area and have not had issues with crime but just in case the marina and property is equipped with security cameras.