Coiba Prison

Coiba Island – From 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

US $75 per person depending on group

+ Entrance fee to Coiba National Park. $5 for Panamanians and $20 for foreigners

Coiba Prison was founded in 1919, this island was the place for Panama’s most dangerous criminals. Prisoners were scattered around the island in 30 makeshift camps. The prisoners sent to Coiba during the dictatorship of Omar Torrijos and Manuel Antonio Noriega were known as “Los Desaparecidos”. This is mainly due to the prisoners being buried in unmarked graves.

Snorkel Coiba offers a range of packages to suit groups of different sizes, including:

  • 1 to 4 people for $500 + entrance fee to Coiba National Park.
  • 5 to 8 people for $600 + entrance fee to Coiba National Park.
  • 9 to 10 people for $700 + entrance fee to Coiba National Park.

The entrance fee to Coiba National Park is $5 for Panamanians and $20 for foreigners.

Each package includes a guided snorkeling tour of Coiba Island, with stops at the Coiba prison, Canales Island, and Coco Grande Island. At each location, you will have the opportunity to explore the underwater world and discover a wide variety of marine life. Our experienced captain and snorkel equipment will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the tour.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the beautiful waters of Coiba Island and experience the island’s rich history and natural beauty. Book your package today!

Coiba Prison

What does this trip include?

  • Extensive experience
  • Captain
  • Fruits
  • Lifejackets
  • Snorkel equipment
  • English and Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Lunch and beverages (including vegetarian and vegan meal)

$75 (Depending on the group) + the entrance fee to Coiba National Park. $5 for Panamanians and $20 for foreigners


What do we need from you to book a reservation?

  • We need to know your nationality, age, and identification number (e.g. ID or passport number)
  • In order to ensure that we have the proper fit for your fins, could you let us
  • Do you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet?
  • Is there anything you are allergic to that we should take into consideration?

Coiba Island

Snorkel Coiba


Welcome to Snorkel Coiba, your premier tour operator in Coiba National Park! Our team of trained tour guides is dedicated to providing the best possible service to help you and your friends or family learn about the amazing flora and wildlife of Coiba Island. 


We are located in the beautiful province of Veraguas, in the town of Santa Catalina, and we can’t wait to show you everything this incredible region has to offer. So if you’re ready for an unforgettable adventure, come join us at Snorkel Coiba!

Contact Us

Thank you for considering Snorkel Coiba for your adventure in Coiba National Park! We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. 


You can reach us by telephone at +507 6888-7940, by email at, or by WhatsApp at the same numbers. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram under the handle @SnorkelCoiba. 


We look forward to helping you plan your trip and hope to see you soon!