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Whale Watching Panama - Day Tours

Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6758-7600
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Ranked #33 of 106 Activities in Panama City
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Humpback whale watching tours from Panama city and Contadora Island in the Pearl islands and trips...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: 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 Coiba. Peak Humpback whale watching season is July to mid-October. In the Pearl islands we have a 99% success rate in seeing the whales.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 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 hindered the whales from being more interactive. We saw about 6 whales, mostly from far... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 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 the whales in the area. My husband was so excited that he almost jumped off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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 front of us. It made a great video! We met Anne before leaving, but we... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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 good care of us, taught us a ton without being preachy or lecturing. We also... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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 in the afternoon on both days. We saw several mother and calf pairs and a... More 

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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 for us, and when the first whale we found wasn't very active, we went to... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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 LATER we arrived. We kept asking how much longer and the crew, while very nice,... More 

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EmberaTour, Owner at Whale Watching Panama - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 up to our high standards it is very upsetting to us and we use it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 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. I know the weather is unpredictable and you just have to go with the flow... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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 where the Humpback whales are...its mind boggling when you see the first glimpse, these gigantic... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have never seen a whale in the wild like this before!! I had no real expectations but when the day was over I couldn't take my mind off of what I had experienced :) A car comes to pick you up wherever you are...you are greeted by Anne herself! What an incredible human being!! You are taken to a... More 

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