Whale watching is relatively new to Panama. The Humpbacks Whales migrate to Panama to give birth and to breed
Panama now has modern infrastructure and the development of the region leads to better transportation,accommodations , information to access the areas where the whales are
Sunrise in the Perlas Islands
The Perlas Islands are an amazing archipelago with hundreds of small and bigger Islands
The Perlas islands is still a undiscovered paradise, there are many different styles of accommodation ranging from back packers to guesthouses.
A good friend of mine runs Contadora Welcome Center and is up to date with happenings in the Perlas Islands , John is very helpful and the welcome center is a great place to start your Perlas experience
Kayak whale watching trips are run buy the renowned, Ann Gordon of Whale Watching Panama
Panama Paddle Center will plan day trips and 3 day trips to the Perlas Island for 2014 Season.
Kayak Whale watching is available from the Welcome center on a daily basis in Whale Season. Guided kayak whale watching is the only way to go.
The Welcome Center coordinated all Panama Paddle Center’s trips, they have kayaks , life jackets, VHF radio, dry bags, flares. and charts. Some of the best Kayaking in the world!
Support boats are available for whale watching and long distance trips.
Kayak rental only prices per day, single $40, double $45. Includes radio, dry bag, flares and charts.
Kayak with the whales (from Contadora only)
Take a 4-hour trip out with the Humpback whales from Contadora Island. Experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of kayaking among the whales and dolphins. Tours run from July through October. Price includes kayak rental, expert naturalist guide, drinks and an optional support boat to get you closer to the whales.
Prices with support boat Prices w/o a support boat
1 adult $350.00 $175.00/adult
2 adults $250.00/adult 125.00/adult
3 adults $200/adult $100.00/adult
4 adults $150/adult $ 85.00/adult
5+ adults $125.00/adult $ 75.00/adult
Additional hours $85.00/hour Additional hours $20/person/hour
Kayak and Snorkel tour
We start our tour kayaking in either a single or double kayak (your choice) and we paddle for about 20 minutes out to a beautiful coral reef area near some very small rock islands in front of Isla Contadora. We take a leisurely snorkel through the coral reef area and looking at the colorful tropical fish and corals. Then we take a short 5 minute paddle to another island with small abandoned cabins built by the Survivor TV series. We can take a walk to explore the island and the cabins and enjoy the spectacular, million dollar views of the bay and back at Contadora island. Then we take a 20-30 minute paddle over to Isla Bartolome for a swim and a gorgeous white sand beach. Then we paddle back about 20 minutes to Contadora.
Price $50.00/person. Includes, kayak, paddles, life jacket, expert naturalist guide, water and snacks.
Fishing Kayaks and gear also available. Panama Paddle Center will arrange guided kayak fishing trips later in 2014
Whale Season is from July until October. The best time is from August- September.
For More information call Hennie at 6780 3346, firstname.lastname@example.org