Panama Kayaking

    Day Trips Our trips have a balanced focus on fun and learning, species identification and skill acquisition. We offer a variety of trips daily for you to choose from:   ISLA COIBA $US105 per person* (includes boat transportation to and from Coiba) Depart Santa Catalina early morning via boat launch and local captain. […]

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Day Trips

Our trips have a balanced focus on fun and learning, species identification and skill acquisition.
We offer a variety of trips daily for you to choose from:

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ISLA COIBA

$US105 per person* (includes boat transportation to and from Coiba) Depart Santa Catalina early morning via boat launch and local captain. Travel 90 minutes along the Pacific Coast to Isla Coiba. After checking in at the ANAM Station, embark on a kayak tour to secluded bays brimming with wildlife, white sand beaches, and pristine snorkeling. *Pricing based on a minimum of 4 people

Park Fee not included

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Isla Santa Catalina

$US40 per person* Paddle along the coast and then out around Isla Santa Catalina before landing on the island’s white sand beach for some snorkeling in turquoise waters and exploration. *Half Day Trips Available

 

 

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El banco

$US50 per person Paddle West along the Pacific Panamanian Coast exploring coves and bays en route to this beautiful white sand beach destination, huddled within a bay. Explore a local subsistence agricultural and fishing village, or relax, snorkel or count how many different bird species you can spot.

What to Bring: lunch and snacks, sunscreen, bathing suit, protective clothing and/or sun hat, shoes that are suitable to get wet, camera, and snorkel gear

 

Day 1

Overnight Trips Coiba Overnight Tour

Depart Santa Catalina early morning via boat launch and local captain. Travel 90 minutes along the Pacific Coast to Isla Coiba. After checking in at the ANAM Station, embark on a kayak tour to secluded bays brimming with wildlife, white sand beaches, and pristine snorkeling with the opportunity to see rays, sharks, turtles and puffer fish. Return to the ANAM Station for a tasty dinner and evening activities including star gazing. Accomodations : ANAM Station – basic rooms with electricity and A/C until 10pm Lunch, Dinner and Snacks included.

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Day 2

Your guide will prepare your breakfast before your activity of choice – beach combing, hiking, snorkeling, or more kayaking. Or sit back and relax in a hammock while keeping a close eye on the resident croc named Tito. After lunch we will depart by boat for a cruise through the beautiful park islands and follow the coastline back to Santa Catalina. Breakfast and Lunch included

Price:
$US239 per person + 5% tax (minimum 4 people)

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What’s Included…

1. Meals as specified in the itinerary
2. Unlimited use of our Equipment
3. Use of waterproof dry bags during kayak trip
4. Water transportation to and from Isla Coiba
5. Professional Guiding Services (North American Leaders and/or Panama Guides)
6. Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, PFD, dry bag, tents, camping equipment and dishes etc.

What’s Not Included…

1. International airfare, transportation to and from Santa Catalina
2. Extra costs due to late Arrivals, lost baggage and other circumstances beyond our control.
3. Tourist card ($5 per person)
4. Panama City or Santa Catalina hotels
5. Park and related entrance fees
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary
7. Alcoholic beverages
8. Personal Equipment
9. Gratuities for guides and extras in hotels

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Day 1

Coastal Overnight Tour

Explore the Pacific coast by Sea Kayak. Paddle, snorkel and swim amongst the sea life, birds and jungle life. We will camp on our own palm lined white sand beach and explore the coves and rivers. Under water sightings include turtles, puffer fish, parrot fish, butterfly fish, and angel fish to name a few. Wildlife sightings include agouti, monkeys, and iguanas on land, and parrots, herons, osprey, frigate birds and kingfishers overhead.

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Accommodations: Secluded bay beach camping

Lunch, Dinner and Snacks included 

Day 2

Wake up to a hearty breakfast prepared by your guide before embarking on another activity of choice: snorkel, paddle, swim or just relax and soak in the sites from the beach before paddling back to Santa Catalina.

Breakfast and Snacks included

Price: $US159 per person + 5% tax

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What’s Included…

1. Meals as specified in the itinerary
2. Unlimited use of our Equipment
3. Use of waterproof dry bags during kayak trip
4. Professional Guiding Services (North American Leaders and/or Panama Guides)
5. Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, PFD, dry bag, tents, camping equipment and dishes etc.

What’s Not Included…

1. International airfare, transportation to and from Santa Catalina
2. Extra costs due to late Arrivals, lost baggage and other circumstances beyond our control.
3. Tourist card ($5 per person)
4. Panama City or Santa Catalina hotels
5. Meals not specified in the itinerary
6. Alcoholic beverages
7. Personal Equipment
8. Gratuities for guides and extras in hotels

Multi Day Expeditions

Isla Coiba Expedition – 6 Days, 5 Nights

Isla Coiba and the surrounding area was declared a UNESCO Heritage site in 2004. This area is a Mecca for exploratory enthusiasts. Its remote location provides untouched rainforest ecology with endemic species on Central America’s largest island. You may be awoken in the morning by Howler Monkeys or the call of a Scarlet MacCaw in the trees surrounding our campsite. You will be exposed to a variety of species of flora and fauna. NOTE: We believe in taking small groups out to this pristine environment. This area has been visited by very few to date and we wish to have minimal impact with our visitations. We use self propelled kayaks because we want to maintain the natural beauty of Coiba and these quiet vessels allow for great, relatively non-intrusive wildlife viewing. Camping also allows for a minimal footprint with optimal viewing opportunities. A large part of the fee you are charged goes back into the Panamanian Park System and to local families through boat captains, guides, restaurants and other services. Your business is very much appreciated. The following is our 6 Day, 5 Night Expedition Itinerary. If your group would like to extend your time out in the wilderness please contact us to tailor a custom trip based on your needs and specifications.

Day 1 Depart Santa Catalina early morning via boat launch and local captain. Travel 90 minutes along the Pacific Coast to Isla Coiba. Register at the ANAM Station and tour the Natural History Museum. Take a short paddle to a secluded bay to set up our base camp. Enjoy an afternoon snorkel right from our own beach with the potential to see rays, sharks, turtles and puffer fish. Our camp is often visited by capuchin monkeys, herons, kingfishers and hummingbirds. Finish the day with a tasty meal, a beach-side fire and explore the unimpeded night sky. Accommodations: Secluded bay beach camping Lunch, Dinner and Snacks included

Day 2-4 Explore by kayak secluded beaches, wildlife filled bays and snorkel species rich reefs and rock out croppings. Opportunities to visit Isla Rancheria and learn about the Smithsonian Institute and their important studies; kayak to Granito de Oro and snorkel among the diverse species including turtles, sharks, rays and parrot fish; explore Mango beach and visit with the howler monkeys, black hawks and osprey. We will also work on teaching proper stroke techniques and skill improvements. Our camp is often visited by capuchin monkeys, agoutis, kingfishers, honeycreepers, hummingbirds and herons.

Activities Include: Kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, birding, hammock surfing, wildlife viewing, star gazing, exploring, beach combing for hidden treasures.Accommodations: Secluded bay beach camping All Meals and Snacks included

Day 5 We take this last morning at our campsite slowly….soaking up the majestic beauty that has provided us home and shelter and countless wonder. After lunch we paddle to the ANAM station and check in to our cabanas*. Then embark on a late afternoon hike for an hour or so searching for birds and wildlife. Enjoy our last evening amongst the guests at the station including the resident crocodile named Tito! Other activities include swimming, volleyball, and sometimes a soccer match.*Accommodations – ANAM Station – basic rooms with electricity and A/C until 10pm All Meals and Snacks included

DAY 6 Depart the ANAM station via an early boat launch with local captain to view the Penal Colony and share tales of this storied jail either by boat or tour by foot (dependant on the tides and conditions). Travel by boat back to Santa Catalina for a delicious lunch at one of the locally owned restaurants. Breakfast and Lunch included.

Upcoming Trip Dates:

Dec. 20-25, 27- Jan.1

Jan. 17-22

Feb. 21-26

Mar. 7-12, 21-26
April 4-9, 18-23
May – TBA
June – TBA
July – TBA

 

Price:

$US1089 per person + 5% tax (minimum 4 people)

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1. Lodging, meals as specified in the itinerary

2. Unlimited use of our Equipment

3. Use of waterproof dry bags during kayak trip
4. Water transportation to and from Isla Coiba
5. Professional Guiding Services (both North American Leaders and Panama Guides)
6. Park and related entrance fees
7. Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, PFD, dry bag, tents, camping equipment and dishes etc.
What’s Not Included… 1. International airfare, transportation to and from Santa Catalina
2. Extra costs due to late Arrivals, lost baggage and other circumstances beyond our control.
3. Tourist card ($5 per person)
4. Panama City or Santa Catalina hotels
5. Meals not specified in the itinerary
6. Alcoholic beverages
7. Personal Equipment
8. Gratuities for guides and extras in hotels

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Sea Kayak and Surf Expedition – 8 Days, 8 Nights

In addition to the Itinerary listed above (Isla Coiba Expedition – 6 Days, 5 Nights) – back up to start of Multi Day Expeditions.

This multi element package also includes:

o 3 nights accommodation in a thatched tiki hut overlooking the sea*
o 2 full days of surfing with a lesson to start each day in the waves
o Breakfast, and lunch will be prepared for you on surf days
o We will be eating dinner at one of the cool local restaurants each night
o On the third day we depart for Coiba

*based on availability

 

Price

$US1269 per person + 5% tax (4+ people)
$US1389 per person + 5% tax (2 people)

What’s Included…

1. Lodging, meals as specified in the itinerary
2. Unlimited use of our Equipment (surf boards and kayaks)
3. Use of waterproof dry bags during kayak trip
4. Water transportation to and from Isla Coiba
5. Professional Guiding Services (both North American Leaders and Panama Guides)
6. Park and related entrance fees
7. Surf Board, Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, PFD, dry bag, tents, camping equipment and dishes etc.

What’s Not Included…

1. International airfare, transportation to and from Santa Catalina
2. Extra costs due to late Arrivals, lost baggage and other circumstances beyond our control.
3. Tourist card ($5 per person)
4. Panama City or Santa Catalina hotels (other than what is specified in the itinerary)
5. Meals not specified in the itinerary
6. Alcoholic beverages
7. Personal Equipment
8. Gratuities for guides and extras in hotels

 

Isla Coiba Excursion – 3 Days, 2 NightsThis is a shorter trip than our 6 day expedition that still enables the participant to get out to Coiba and allows for the opportunity to explore and experience its grandeur. We will camp, snorkel, bird watch and live amongst this pristine jungle environment.

 

Day 1:

Depart Santa Catalina early morning via boat launch and local captain. Travel 90 minutes along the Pacific Coast to Isla Coiba. Register at the ANAM Station and tour the Natural History Museum. Take a short paddle to a secluded bay to set up our base camp. Enjoy an afternoon snorkel right from our own beach with the potential to see rays, sharks, turtles and puffer fish. Our camp is often visited by capuchin monkeys, herons, kingfishers and hummingbirds. Finish the day with a tasty meal, a beach-side fire and explore the unimpeded night sky.

Accommodations: Secluded bay beach camping

Lunch, dinner and snacks included

Day 2:

After a hearty breakfast and searching for signs of visiting night life, we set out for a day of paddling. Kayak past a swamp mangrove, before stopping in to explore Mango Beach where you can beach comb for hidden treasures and visit with the Howler Monkeys, black hawks and osprey. Next stop, Isla Granito de Oro to snorkel amongst the diverse species. Finish the day with a paddle back to camp and a well deserved meal and some hammock surfing before exploring the night sky.

Accommodations: Secluded bay beach camping

All Meals and Snacks included

Day 3: 

After breakfast and breaking camp we will embark on one last morning paddle and/or snorkel, then paddle back to the ANAM Station. After lunch we will hike one of the trails in search of birds and other wildlife and check in on Tito, the resident crocodile. Return back to Santa Catalina by boat in time for a late afternoon siesta.

Breakfast and Lunch included

 

Price: $US449 per person + 5% tax (minimum 4 people)

What’s Included… 1. Lodging, meals as specified in the itinerary
2. Unlimited use of our Equipment
3. Use of waterproof dry bags during kayak trip
4. Water transportation to and from Isla Coiba
5. Professional Guiding Services (both North American Leaders and Panama Guides)
6. Park and related entrance fees
7. Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, PFD, dry bag, tents, camping equipment and dishes etc.
What’s Not Included… 1. International airfare, transportation to and from Santa Catalina
2. Extra costs due to late Arrivals, lost baggage and other circumstances beyond our control.
3. Tourist card ($5 per person)
4. Panama City or Santa Catalina hotels
5. Meals not specified in the itinerary
6. Alcoholic beverages
7. Personal Equipment
8. Gratuities for guides and extras in hotels

 

 

 

Coastal Excursion– 3 Day, 2 Nights

Day 1

Depart playa Santa Catalina, heading West in our sea kayaks. While honing your stroke technique, paddle along the rugged coastline while observing the sea life all around us. We will reach Playa Gorgona, eat lunch and set up camp amongst the coconut palm trees and white sand beach. Swim, snorkel and explore. Enjoy a tasty dinner, campfire and stargaze under the unimpeded night sky

Accommodations: Secluded bay beach camping

Lunch, Dinner and Snacks included

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Day 2

We will spend the day paddling and snorkeling. The Rio San Lorenzo drains into the bay at Arrimedero offering the opportunity to explore this mangrove filled river in search of crocodiles, herons, kingfishers and other elusive jungle life. Enjoy hammock-surfing, beach-combing and wild life observation. There’s also an opportunity to visit and learn about a friendly, sea-side village as well at El Banco.

Accommodations: Secluded bay beach camping

All Meals included

Day 3

Wake up to a hearty breakfast prepared by your guide before embarking on another activity of choice: snorkel, paddle, swim or just relax and soak in the sites and sounds from the beach before paddling back to Santa Catalina while watching the frigate birds soar above.

Breakfast and Snacks included

$US289 per person + 5% taxWhat’s Included…

1. Meals as specified in the itinerary
2. Unlimited use of our Equipment
3. Use of waterproof dry bags during kayak trip
4. Professional Guiding Services (North American Leaders and/or Panama Guides)
5. Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, PFD, dry bag, tents, camping equipment and dishes etc.

What’s Not Included…

1. International airfare, transportation to and from Santa Catalina
2. Extra costs due to late Arrivals, lost baggage and other circumstances beyond our control.
3. Tourist card ($5 per person)
4. Panama City or Santa Catalina hotels
5. Meals not specified in the itinerary
6. Alcoholic beverages
7. Personal Equipment
8. Gratuities for guides and extras in hotels