Our Story

Long story short...

In January of this year, Tracy and I were looking to travel to a new destination that was remote and was off the radar. Figuratively speaking, we through a virtual dart a map, and it stuck in 

Clicked on it and there it was, Bocas del Toro! That's where we are going!

We did the usual research when planning a trip, accommodations, restaurants, towns, islands etc.  We had 16 days to fill so we booked a couple of different hotels in Bocas Town and an Eco resort on Bastimentos for 7 nights. 

It was during our stay on Bastimentos that the idea for Trades Vacation was born. During one of our lazy days, I started wondering how were they able to manage to build and expand their operations being so remote and all, especially with access only by private boat operators.