Some books that will gide the traveler navigate to Bocas Town at the Atlantic entrance to Canal de Panama are:

- The Panama Guide: A Cruising Guide to the Isthmus of Panama by Nancy Schwalbe Zydler and Tom Zydler.

- Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: the Complete Guide to Cruising the Panama Canal by Anne Vipond.

- Cruising Ports: Florida to California via Panama by Capt. John E. Rains and Capt. Patricia Miller Rains.

- Ulysses Travel Guide Panama by Marc Rigole and Claude-Victor Langlois.

- Frommer's Adventure Guides- Central America by Arthur Frommer.

And for an overview of Panama, take a look at:

- Panama Hoy by by Kenneth J. Jones.