Chiriqui Marine Center
Boca Chica, Panama, Central America
Latitude 8º12.5' N Longitude 82º11.5' W
Boca Chica Marina came about through
discussions with cruising sailors who arrived a Careening Cay Marina in
Bocas del Toro. Many of them came from US and Canadian west coast
ports and had visited the western Pacific coast of Panama before
transiting the canal. Their comments inevitably concerned the lack
of adequate facilities in this particular area.
I spent one year exploring the western
Pacific coast of Panama for suitable sites, from Punta Barrica to Las
Lajas beach. Only one location met the criteria of location,
infrastructure, security and proximity to an important city (David).
It was considered remote back then, but I was planning for the future.
The location, which on the Island of Boca
Brava, is in the heart of first-class sports fishing territory. It
also offered access to an international airport, transportation services
, quality provisioning, major mechanical repair shops and other
important services. So, I purchased the property and began the
lengthy process of planning and permitting.
We have big things in store for Marina
Boca Chica. Among the activities planned are:
Half and whole day sports fishing charters
Whale watching tours (Oct - Nov)
Crewed and bareboat sailboat charters
It has been 6 years since the search
began. Now, with the beginning of construction the dream is
becoming a reality.
Our determination to build a dock at Boca Chica led us to purchase and
modify a barge for use in marine construction. The barge will be
equipped with a pile driver and the other equipment required to install
the pilings and floating docks. It will provide transportation of
materials and equipment to the marina site.
The barge has now been modified, imported, flagged and permitted for
marine transportation and construction in Panama. We now have our
business lisence and insurance for that purpose. While we get the hammer
and equipment purchased and installed for our dock construction we will
begin offering marine transportation and construction services in the
area of David (Chiriqui Province), Panama. (see CMC page)
The pilings for Phase I (Main Dock) have
been delivered to the marina site along with the prototype floating dock
section (pictured in the photos).
Please feel free visit this web page for
up-to-date photos of the construction and fishing news from the area.
and don't forget to come by for a visit and to see what is growing on
Marina Boca Chica
David, Chiriqui, Panama, Central America
Phone: (011) 507-6609-0852
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