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.
The Agua Dulce Eco Marina is completely off-grid and self-sustainable located on the Agua Dulce 55-acre farm.
The main floating dock is 200 feet (61 meters) long by six feet wide and three 30 foot (9.1 meter) long finger piers. The entire floating dock system is heavily anchored using 27 1,500lb (680 kilo) concrete anchors that have been jetted below the seabed creating an extremely stable dock and safe docking area for vessels.
With 400’ of linear dock space and three 30’ finger piers we can accommodate 11-16 vessels comfortably. We’re not high quantity but we are high quality in both the services we provide and the marina experience. The finger piers are ideal for vessels up to 45’ in length for side-to docking. For catamarans and other larger vessels we have areas of the dock system for stern-to docking. Depending on your the size and type of vessel and your goals, different slips offer different advantages. From live aboard to storage we can accommodate your vessel in the best way possible.
Water depth on the main front side of the dock is on average about 12-15 feet. The back side of the dock is a bit more shallow and is best suited for catamarans.
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.
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 and Wifi is available throughout the marina.
Since most of the property is jungle there are literally miles of jungle trails that meander throughout the property where you can see Whiteface Monkeys, Iguanas, Cayman, Poison Dart Frogs, Parrots and tons of other jungle creatures. These trails are accessible by marina guests.
For more information feel free to contact us.