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Whale Watching Panama & Las Perlas Day Pass
Panama is the breeding ground for thousands of humpback whales that visit our warm waters twice a year, making Panama's Pacific Coast the perfect destination for whale watching. A veritable "whale haven" with warm waters and strict wildlife protection, Panama is proud to showcase these magnificent animals. Positioned in a very unique region, attracting whales from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, Panamá is a hotspot for humpback whales, who migrate here during the dry and wet seasons.
We invite you to experience a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching moment while at the same time supporting the conservation of these gentle giants. Panama has imposed strict guidelines for tour activity providers allowing only two boats at a time to follow a pod of whales and requiring them to stay at least 820 feet away. Swimming or diving near whales is strictly prohibited. However, curious whales oftentimes approach boats allowing guests great photo opportunities.
Whale season starts in late June with September marking the peak time for whale watching. From January through March Panama receives humpbacks from Washington, Oregon, and California.
TOUR OVERVIEW - Las Perlas Day Pass & Whale Watching
Starting on July 15th until October 1st, every Saturday and Sunday, our whale watching boat leaves the Flamenco marina at 7:30am with the check-in time at 7:00am. Guests are welcome to bring breakfast snacks and drinks onto the boat for their 2-hour whale watching boat ride to the Las Perlas islands (please note: that outside food & drinks are not allowed on the island). Your bi-lingual tour guide will help you spot whales and explain their behaviors as we encounter whale cows, calves and escorts. Watch the gigantic creatures breach the waters, blow water spouts and glide along as our boat calmly tracks different pods of whales.
After about 2 hours of spending time with the humpback whales we will arrive at the shores of the Las Perlas islands, where guests spend a beach day in the Sonny Island Beach resort. Enjoy the clean sand beaches, island activities, beach chairs, a tasty lunch, water and ice tea.
At 2:30pm our boat will return to Panama City. Look out for more whales and other sea creatures, such as whale sharks, turtles and manta rays.
- Shared Tour
- Price - $160 per person
- Duration - 8 hours
- Start time - from July 15 to October 1, Saturdays & Sundays at 7:30am
- Roundtrip Whale Watching Boat transportation
- Bi-lingual Guide
- Complimentary Bottled Water and Ice Tea
- Beach Chairs
- Island Activities
- Restrooms, Showers & Changing Rooms
WHAT TO BRING
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Bathing suit
- Beach Towels
- Umbrella or raincoat
- Don't forget to bring your smiles :)
- WE DO NOT GUARANTEE WHALE ENCOUNTERS! While the likelihood of encountering whales during the months of July to October is very high, it is impossible to predict nature and whale tracks.
- Coolers with food and drinks are not allowed on the island
- Small snacks such as chips and nuts are allowed on the boat only
Please read our Tour Cancelation Policy before booking.
TOUR CANCELATION POLICY
Tao Travel 365 strives to deliver the best possible customer experience. If at any point you have a question or concern about our service, please call us at +1 (805) 826-3657, by WhatsApp at +507-6172-8682.
Due to the nature of our business, the high reservation demand and the logistics involved in organizing your tour a 100% refund less credit card processing fees will only be granted if booked via our website www.taotravel365.tours AND if canceled more than 7 days before the tour date. No refunds apply if canceled less than 7 days before the tour start date. All sales are final. If you are unable to attend the tour, contact us as soon as possible and we will try to arrange and reschedule the same or different tour for you. If you are not at the designated meeting point by the time of your tour start time, Tao Travel 365 reserves the right not to provide a refund. However, we will always try our best to locate you at the meeting point and call your WhatsApp number, if one was provided. After all, we want you to come on the tour and to have fun. That is our goal!
CANCELED OR POSTPONED TOURS
Occasionally, tours are canceled or postponed due to weather or ocean conditions, mechanical failure, or other unforeseen events. Should this occur, we will attempt to contact you about the cancellations and to inform you of refund or exchange procedures for that tour. For exact instructions on any canceled or postponed tour, please contact us. In the case of a cancellation of your tour by Tao Travel 365, we will refund your tour or schedule you for another tour, as detailed below.
All sales are final. No refunds are available unless a tour is canceled or postponed, or we are given 48 hours advance noticed whereby a 50 percent refund will be awarded. We will offer refunds of the full face value of the tour(s) that are canceled or postponed (or, if a discounted tour, then instead the discounted tour price paid). No refunds are offered on any service, payment processing or convenience fees. To receive a refund for a canceled or postponed tour, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 3 days of the tour cancellation and write "refund" in the subject line. Instructions will be provided in order to obtain your refund.
No tour exchanges are offered by Tao Travel 365. While in some extreme cases we may offer this service (such as a cancellation by Tao Travel 365), it is not guaranteed and often impossible. Contact us directly by phone at +1 (805) 826-3657, by WhatsApp at +507-6172-8682 or by email at email@example.com to inquire about tour exchanges. Fees may apply.