- Q: What Time Zone is Panama in?
Panama is on EST from October to April and CST from April to October when daylight savings goes into effect in the States.
- Q: I don't speak Spanish. Will that be a problem in Panama?
Not a problem. English is a second language-most Panamanians speak some English and many speak it fluently, especially those that cater to tourists. Panama has always been an international business crossroads where English is a necessity.
- Q: Is there anything else to buy besides boats?
Yes. There is much more to the Boat Show than just the boats. There's apparel, electronics, fishing and diving equipment, jewelry, hats and caps, sunglasses, destinations/real estate, artwork, magazines, multi-media, safety equipment, boating accessories, engines, generators, and more. Even if you don't own a boat, you can still go on a shopping spree.
- Q: Where can I get a map of the show sites?
A map can be found in the Official Show program or you can download it from the website by going to the SITE PLANS link
- Q: Do I need a visa to visit Panama?
Citizens of most countries including the USA, Canada and the European Union don't need a visa. They only require a valid passport for trips of up to 180 days. If you want to stay longer you have to travel to another country, stay 3 days and then re-enter Panama to get another 180 day tourism visa. For all other countries consult your embassy or a Panamian consulate about visa requirements.
Of note: a law requires anyone entering Panama to have at least 3 months before his passport expires. So make sure you do, or you may be refused entry. Panamanian law also requires you carry some kind of ID when you are out and about in Panama. You don't have to carry your passport, you should carry a photocopy of the photo page of your passport and also the page where you entry date is stamped.
If your children are traveling with one parent only, Panama requires a notarized letter of permission from the other parent.
- Q: PASSPORT AND VISA DOCUMENTATION:
- Q: Can I bring food or beverages into the show?
- Q: Can I get aboard any boat?
In general, most boats at the show can be boarded, with the exception of the superyachts and megayachts. In some cases, you may have to go through a qualifying process to get on board a boat, in others, you can just take your shoes off and go. Access is granted at the discretion of the exhibiting manufacturer/dealer
- Q: Do I need to make an appointment in advance to visit a manufacturer or dealer?
Yes, but not necessarily. The advantage of the Boat Show is that there will be plenty of representatives and dealers on site ready to start negotiations with you at the Show. Visitors who purchase tickets from our website are then sent a short survey in which your answers help us to match you with a dealer or manufacturer that has something to offer that matches your needs.
- Q: Where can I purchase tickets
1) The best place to purchase a ticket is from our website at www.showmanagement.com
(2) On site at the show, you can purchase a ticket at the various box offices
- Q: Is the Show handicap accessible?
All entrances into the show are accessible for people with disabilities. However, we can not guarantee access aboard some of the vessels.
- Q: Can my name and photographs be used in Advertising and Promotional Materials
As a Boat show attendee and/or ticket holder you hereby consents that Show Management and its agents can use your name and photographs, video and film ("Photos") of you taken before, during or after the event in advertising and other promotional materials for the Event without compensation. You also agree that no advertising or other material needs to be submitted to you for approval. All Photos taken and used by Show Management and its agents are owned by Show Management and they may copyright material containing same. You hereby release, discharge, and agree to save harmless Show Management from any liability, including, without limitation, any claims for libel or invasion of publicity/privacy, by virtue of any use of your name and/or Photos, including, any alteration of such Photos, whether intentional or otherwise.