The Gulf of Chiriqui is a safe haven for migrating humpback whales every year. Whales from the southern hemisphere come to the Gulf of Chiriqui to mate and calve their young between July and October. This is when the Gulf of Chiriqui whale watching tours are best. If you plan your Panama vacation just right, you can have the opportunity to view these majestic beauties up close on our Panama whale watching and island trip in the Gulf of Chiriqui.
Whale Watching Gulf of Chiriqui:
Whale watching in Panama is a relatively new fad, but whale watching tours in the Gulf of Chirqui are growing every year. The warm waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America are some of the best whale & cetacean spotting zones in the world. The Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park is a protected space and one of the few places in the world you can find humpback whales migrating 1000´s of miles from both poles.
Whale watching in the Gulf of Chiriqui is not just about encountering whales. Our guides will help you spot other marine life including dolphins, manta rays and sea turtles on this whale watching journey. The Gulf of Chiriqui Marine Park is also home to many uninhabited islands which are known breeding zones for rare regional land-based wildlife. Your quest for whales will take you past many of these scenic islands.
Isla Bolaños Beach Break:
Speaking of scenic islands, this Panama whale watching trip includes a beach break on one of the most scenic islands in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Isla Bolaños. Isla Bolaños is an uninhabited island of mangroves, tropical beaches and nature trails for you to explore. Bolaños Island is not only stunning, but teaming with wildlife too!
Once we arrive to Isla Bolaños, you can enjoy beach-side activities, explore the nature trails or simply relax in a hammock while our crew prepares lunch. You may even get lucky and spot whales from the comfort of your hammock!
A Whale of an Experience!
For dedicated lovers of nature, a Chiriqui whale watching tour on one of our guided vessels should top your list of things to do in Panama. These majestic and gentle creatures are a common sight off the coast of Panama, and our expeditions offer you the amazing chance to experience them like never before.
Whale watching tours only operate when the whales are most active between mid-June and mid-October which means space is very limited. Don't miss out on your chance to experience whale watching in Panama, book your Gulf of Chiriqui whale watching tour online today and save money too!
Whale Watching Gulf of Chiriqui + Isla Bolaños Beach Break Details
Chiriqui Whale Watching Tours Include:
- * Roundtrip Transport From Boquete
- * Boat with shade cover
- * Professional bilingual guides
- * Humpback Whales & Dolphin Spotting
- * Bottled water
- * Snorkeling Equipment
- * Free time on Isla Bolaños
- * Lunch
- * Towels
Departures: Departs Tuesdays & Fridays at 8am from the office in Boquete. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure. Complete meeting instructions will be provided on your confirmation voucher. Departures any other day of the week with groups of 6 or more.
Length: Approx. 9.5 Hours.
- * Camera
- * Bathing Suit / Towel
- * Change of Clothes
- * Sun Glasses / Sun Hat
- * Shoes to explore the island
- * Eco-Friendly Sun Block
- * Eco-friendly bug repellent
- * Water Bottle
- * Cash for tour balance, tips for your guides and additional purchases
Children: Kids are same price as adults. Keep in mind this is a long day and has limited access to bathrooms so may not be suitable for young children.
- * Trip details may change due to severe weather, sea conditions, and unforeseen events.
- * Peak whale viewing months are during August and September.
- * Due to the nature of wildlife watching, Humpback Whales are very likely to be seen, but not guaranteed.
- * Dolphins and other animals are also not guaranteed.
- * Isla Bolaños is located inside the Golf of Chiriqui National Park which does not allow structures, so there are no facilities on the island.
IMPORTANT NOTICE!!! If you are not a Panamanian citizen, you MUST have your passport on you at all times in Panama.
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** PLEASE NOTE: Due to strictly enforced sales tax laws in this region, 7% sales tax will be added to the final payment made to the operator. Sales tax already included in the deposit amount.
Whales, as in all things in nature, are not always the most reliable. If you are interested in whale watching in the Gulf of Chiriqui, we recommend you contact us to check availability and the chances that they are seeing whales prior to booking.
Panama Whale Watching Gulf of Chiriqui + Island Beach Break deposit is $5.00 per person.
(The balance of $70.00 in cash per person must be paid the day of tour)
This tour departs at 8:00am.