Whale Watching Tours
Whale Watching Tours
Our whale watching season is fast approaching. Although whales can be seen year round in Panama, the official tour season starts July 1st. Whale Watching Tours are scheduled every Wednesday and Sunday from Taboga Island and Panama City, to either the back side of Isla Taboga area or out to the Pearl islands and back. Tours are also available other days on request.
Information on Whale Watching Tours in Panama including Isla Taboga:
There are several Whale Watching Tours available. 1 day tours from Panama City or Taboga Island, 1 day tours from Isla Contadora, 2-4 day custom tours, 5 day tour packages. Below are all the details and prices. Price varies depending on how many people are on the tour that day. Groups are combined when possible to lower the price for all.
The humpback whales will start arriving in late June, however some whales can be seen year round. Scheduled Whale Watching Tours run from July 1- October 15th.
- -1 day Whale Watching Tours from Panama City or Taboga Island around the Isla Taboga area
- -1 day Whale Watching Tours from Panama City or Taboga Island to the Pearl Islands
- -1 day Whale Watching Tours from Isla Contadora to explore the Pearl Islands
- -2-4 day Custom Whale Watching Excursions from Panama City or Taboga Island
- -5 day Package Whale Watching Excursions from Panama City or Taboga Island
1 day Whale Watching Tours from Panama City / Isla Taboga to Isla Taboga area
Isla Taboga is under 1 hour from Panama City. Whale Watching Tours head out from Panama City around 8:30 am, stops in Taboga if there are people to pick up, and look for whales on the back side of Taboga Island and surrounding area. Then stop on Taboga Island for lunch at Cerrito Tropical Cafe restaurant and then head back out to the whales and dolphins before arriving back in the city around 4:00 pm. There is a 75-80% chance of seeing whales on this tour.
Whale Watching Tours departing every Wednesday and Sunday starting July 4th. Other days available upon request.
- 1 person $500.00
- 2 person $275.00/person
- 3 person $200.00/person
- 4 person $175.00/person
- 5 person $150.00/person
- 6+ person $125.00/person
- Children 5-12 are half price
- Children under 5 are free
(lunch is not included in the price)
These prices include the boat, it’s crew, the guide, and drinks. It does not include lunch. We will stop by Taboga Island after spending time with the whales for lunch at Cerrito Tropical Cafe and a swim.
1 day Whale Watching Tours from Panama City/Isla Taboga to the Pearl islands
The Pearl islands are located about 40 miles South of Panama city. Tours leave Panama City around 7:30 am and head straight out towards the Pearl islands via Taboga Island if there is a pick up looking for whales and dolphins the entire time. We can stop and snorkel at a reef area also in the Pearls and have lunch on Contadora island at a local restaurant before we head back to Taboga Island and Panama City arriving around 5:00 pm. There is a 99% chance of seeing whales on this tour.
- 1 person $750.00
- 2 people $350.00/person
- 3 people $275.00/person
- 4 people $250.00/person
- 5 people $225.00/person
- 6-10 people $200.00/person
These prices include the boat, it’s crew, the guide, and drinks. It does not include lunch. Boat tour will stop by Contadora Island after spending time with the whales for lunch. Boat can also stop by any of the islands for a snorkel, swim and beach combing.
Advanced Reservations and Deposit Required.
For more information contact Cerrito Tropical by phone: 507-6489-0074
For more information on activities on Isla Taboga: