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Whale Watching Panama

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15 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017
Humpback whale watching tours from Panama city and Contadora Island in the Pearl islands and trips to Isla Coiba, Panama. We offer 1 day trips from Panama city, 3 hour, 1 day and multiple day trips in the Pearl islands and multiple day trips to Isla...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Panama City, Panama
+507 6758-7600
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

I travel to Panama with regularity for work and often times I have clients traveling with me. On this particular trip, I found the whale watching adventure and took 3 clients out on this tour. It was absolutely amazing. Anne was our guide and she...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank thutchatl
Reviewed 12 November 2014

My sister and I took the 3 hour midday whale watching tour lead by Heidi and piloted by Omar, our panga driver, from Contodora Island back in September. It was a grey, drizzly day which probably helped to keep the temperatures tolerable but may have...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank WhyPanama86
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Anne was great to work with, and we booked this tour while we were still in Canada (via email). I have to say..., this was an experience we will never forget! We had 2 tour guides - one spoke English and told us all about...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

We saw about 12 whales and several dolphins. Our experience included seeing a couple of pairs of mothers with calves. We also saw 2 males fighting over a female whale. They were chasing each other and even swam under our boat and surfaced right in...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank gdv2500
Reviewed 13 September 2014

We saw 12-15 whales, too many dolphins to count! Under Anne's careful guidance we swam with them, that experience was AHH-MAZING!! I have done the swimming with dolphins at resorts but doing this in the wild was a different type of experience. Anne took such...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank TracyAudra
Reviewed 22 August 2014

My teenagers liked this day trip so much, we booked it a second time (http://www.whalewatchingpanama.com/). Both days were great. Anne Gordon is an excellent guide. Everyone learned a lot about the whales and also Panama in general. We saw whales both in the morning and...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Maya B
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We did a tour with Heidi at Whale Watch Panama (http://www.whalewatchingpanama.com/) and we had a great trip. We were incredibly lucky to see 2 adult whales breaching 30 times! Even without this, the tour was fun. The fishing boat owner worked hard to spot whales...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Becky K
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I've recently moved to Panama and was so excited for the opportunity to go Whale watching, little did I know it would be so terrible. The boat left from Panama city and was supposed to take 2 to 2.5 hours to reach the island.....5 HOURS...More

Date of experience: July 2014
9  Thank mw7599a
EmberaTour, Owner at Whale Watching Panama, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

I am so sorry you experienced this terrible delay on your recent whale watching tour with us. I pride myself on offering quality whale watching tours here in Panama. We take responsible, respectful and educational whale watching very seriously and when we do not live...More

Reviewed 16 July 2014

I had been very excited about doing this trip because my sister was visiting me in Panama from the States and had heard good things about it. Unfortunately I was pretty disappointed with this tour for a few reasons... 1) The ocean was very choppy....More

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank Steph B
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Wow...what a phenomenal great day spend with Anne and the crew, I did the tour from Panama City, had a relaxing boat ride and a comfortable boat, we had a little bit of rain but that didn't damper anyone's spirits! Then we get word of...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Jamie S
10 December 2016|
Response from Anne G | Property representative |
Hi Jamie, Thank you for your interest in whale watching here in Panama. Your information is correct, our peak whale watching season is July 1 - Oct. 15 each year. We do receive a few Humpback whales from the Northern... More
11 January 2015|
Response from Anne G | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in our whale watching tours. Our peak humpback whale watching season is July-October with a 99% chance of seeing the whales. At that time we have over 2,000 humpback whales from the... More