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Address: Calle Principal | Santa Catalina, Santa Catalina, Panama
Phone Number: 507.6560.6558
Description: Fluid Adventures Panama is an ECO Tourism company based in Santa Catalina...
Fluid Adventures Panama is an ECO Tourism company based in Santa Catalina, Panama. We specialize in Sea Kayak and Surf Adventures. We offer Sea Kayak day trips, overnight trips, 3 day excursions, and 6 day expeditions. Our newest trip is 3 days of Surfing in Santa Catalina and 3 days of Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling out on Coiba Island. We also offer Surf Board Rentals and Lessons, and Kayak Rentals. We are a full service Outfitter.
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Fantastic Adventure!

We were four 60-ish women who took the three day Coiba Island adventure. Loved it! Loved it! The other three group members were a married couple and a woman traveling alone. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were four 60-ish women who took the three day Coiba Island adventure. Loved it! Loved it! The other three group members were a married couple and a woman traveling alone. Our group paddling skill level ranged from nil to significant. Liz worked her tail off to make sure everyone had an optimum experience. She fed us, shepherded us on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Did the 4-day Coiba Island sea kayak tour through Fluid Adventures in January 2015. What a great experience. One hour by motor boat out to Coiba Island then camping on the beach in a tent for 3 nights. Good food (all prepared by our great guide, Liz), small group, good exercise but not too difficult, fantastic snorkeling! Thanks Mike for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had a great time in our 3 day / 2 night trip to Coiba. Liz was unstoppable - I'm still to figure out where she gets the energy to paddle, do the guide and cook. Given the amount of resources (Liz, and then Adam on our last day) they did really well. It's roughly a 1h30 to Coiba (nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I went on a 3 night, 4 day Kayak/Camping Trip to Isla Coiba. From start to finish a well organized adventure. Mike was great before the trip answering questions. Great Food, quality equipment and Kayaks, great food.... yes worth a 2nd mention, much Thanks to Liz who cooked up a storm and was informative and helpful throughout the trip as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We rented a Sea Kayak from Michael at Fluid Adventures. He's totally laid back and easy to work with. The equipment was good and we had a great experience. Note: He doesn't take credit cards but you can pay him through paypal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I was dreaming about kayaking around Coiba. When I read about fluid adventures, I was excited! I communicated with Micheal, months ahead of my trip. I booked a three days, 2 nights kayaking trip to Coiba, which Michael confirmed by email a month before departure. I was very disappointed to learn, two days before the trip, that he couldn't offer... More 

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FluidMichael, Manager at Fluid Adventures Panama-Coiba Tours, responded to this review

Am happy you still had a great experience out there. I felt really bad that in the end I was only able to offer a 2 day..and was glad I caught it a few days prior. We can't always fully accommodate solo travellers but we certainly try. Good to know about the gear..the double, a Wilderness Systems Beluga out there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you travel to Panama, you shouldn't miss a trip to Isla Coiba. This is definitely one of the most amazing places I've ever seen. My husband and I arranged a 2 days-tour with Fluid Adventures and I can really warmly recommend it. Michael, the owner, was super since the planning phase: he always answered my emails very quickly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We spent two weeks in Panama and this trip to the island with Fluid adventures was our highlight. While it is expensive it is worth the experience. They are the only company that has permission to camp on a remote beach in this national park and spending so much time kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and relaxing in this pristine place can't... More 

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FluidMichael, Owner at Fluid Adventures Panama-Coiba Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your response! We feel this is a very special place and feel honoured to use and camp in the area(s) that we do. This is a relationship developed over many years with the park and of responsible, minimal impact use. The increase impact of the cruise ships is disheartening for those of us that have been here and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We booked a snorkel tour of Coiba for 4. The goggles and snorkels were old and dirty. Goggles didn't work well. Snorkel was broken. Even the fins were torn. The boat trip takes 90 minutes in the small local driven boats. Aside from that, our tour guide Adam was nice and enjoyable. Took a hike and saw howler monkeys, a... More 

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Thanks for your note. We had 3 trips running at the same time and were unfortunately down to older stock and new snorkels which have been since tossed. Re having a faster boat..we intentionally run at the pace we do. A big part of the experience is following the coastline and journey on sea to/from Coiba. Faster boats burn gas/oil,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Our family of 5 with young kids just finished our trip, and we couldn't be happier. Michael is a Canadian expat who runs the business, and he is truly amazing. Not only was he responsive before the trip during our email exchange to book the tour to Coibas, but he was completely up front and honest about expenses (which we... More 

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