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Rainforest Photography Expeditions and Bird Photography Tours on a custom built Rainforest Expedition boat. Includes specialised photographer's chair with an articulating arm and gimbal and pro-level DSLR camera and 150-600mm. All tours include a Photography Guide and Bird Tours include an experience Bird Guide. Nutritious snacks and beverages. Maximum 4 guests, boat can be booked for one person or a group's exclusive use. Pick up and drop off at accommodation in Gamboa included. Owner directly involved as a Guide, English speaking. Boat Captain and Bird Guide speak Spanish and understandable English.
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'Capture the Moment' Photography Rainforest Tour on Gatun Lake, Panama Canal
Whether you're a photography enthusiast or a beginner, you'll learn to take your best photos in a beautiful setting on this tour of Gatun Lake. Accompanied by a professional photographer guide, you'll learn tips and tricks for taking great wildlife and nature shots, and will have the chance to use high-end equipment. Cruise on the lake and keep an eye out for monkeys, crocodiles, butterflies, and more.
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an amazing few hours out on the water with Andrew and Johnny. We saw so much wildlife, got some great photos and were able to really enjoy the beautiful area. Andrew leads you away from the crowded tour boats to hidden nooks of...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank emrafnzch
Rich N, Owner at 9 North Panama, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you Rafael and Emma, we had a really enjoyable tour with you. Once again the forest, lake and weather were amazing. My favourites are always the crocs that you got some good photos of. A first was the turtle that took great delight in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I met Andrew and the boat at the Gamboa marina for a 10:30am tour. Scheduling the tour was very easy using email, with very quick replies to my questions. It was just myself, Andrew, and the boat driver. The driver was great, going at a...More

Thank cdlhos
Rich N, Owner at 9 North Panama, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Cheryl Thank you. As you mentioned, the weather, again, was great. For the past month, despite it being the 'rainy' season, we have had unbelievably good clear sunny mornings and wonderful wildlife sightings. Look forward to seeing you again. Andrew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Andrew and his tour are a must-do when visiting PTY! Must. Do. First, Andrew himself is wonderful. Very nice guy who is an even better guide with a bit of an inspirational story behind his journey to Panama. Friendly, informative, attentive, you can tell from...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Rich N, Owner at 9 North Panama, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Antony Yes, we did have a blast. Awesome weather, fantastic location and great company. The peace and tranquility of the lake and forest is really special. Thank you for you kind words. All the best for your travels in Panama. Andrew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to surprise my husband for our wedding anniversary, he loves photography and this tour caught my eye because we both love nature. Everything from the beginning to the end was absolutely amazing!I contacted Andrew via WhatsApp and he answered all of my questions...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Rich N, Owner at 9 North Panama, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Veronika & Antony. Thank you so much. We love what we do, and it is such a pleasure to share our experiences with good people such as you. Hopefully, collectively, we can make a meaningful contribution to this wonderful planet. Enjoy the rest of...More

Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

I found this tour browsing TA, and I couldn’t have been luckier! I had the chance not only to see my favourite animals up-close, but also to take incredible pictures of them :D Everything from pick up to drop off was perfect, and Andrew is...More

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Rich N, Owner at 9 North Panama, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Hi Adele Thank you. Once again the Rainforest and weather didn't disappoint us and we got some amazing photos. Look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Panama. This time, you experienced the forest in the Green season. Next time it will...More

Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

My experience with Andrew for the Capture the moment tour was amazing. I really enjoyed the nature wildlife and just being able to take in all scenery while photographing the beauty of it. Below are two photos I took while on the tour with Andrew...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Rich N, Owner at 9 North Panama, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2019

Hi Michelle Thank you. It was such a pleasure having you on the boat, and despite it supposed to be the wet season, we had perfect weather conditions again. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Andrew

Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

It was wonderful. With this Canon camera and fantastic 600mm lens you will definitely shoot the most amazing photos even without experience. Andrew will tell you the important things about the camera and will give you tips and tricks. Thank you Andrew and Captain Hawkeye.

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Rich N, Owner at 9 North Panama, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

Hi Freya Thank you. Despite it supposed to be the wet season, once again the early morning weather was perfect, and we had a great tour. All the best Andrew

Reviewed August 20, 2019

Our morning with Andrew and Johnny was the highlight of our trip to Panama. Thanks to Johnny’s eagle eyes (no pun intended), we got close-up photos of two iguanas, Capuchins and Tamarinds and several birds, including the rare Sungrebe. Andrew has immersed himself in learning...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Rich N, Owner at 9 North Panama, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

Hi Judy and Ian Thank you for your very kind words. It was so good to meet and chat to you both, and hear about your interesting ventures and experiences. I look forward to keeping in touch. All the best Andrew

Reviewed July 21, 2019

Someone on Twitter told me this was the activity they enjoyed the most on their vacation in Panama. I'm so glad we booked this tour. We've been traveling the world for over 20 years now and I've grown tired of the "tourist hubs". I want...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Rich N, Owner at 9 North Panama, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Hi Monica Thank you for such kind words. Once again the Rainforest put on a show for us, and its always wonderful to watch monkeys behave naturally in their natural envronment. You guys, in particular, your daughter, got some brilliant photos which I'm going to...More

Reviewed June 24, 2019

Andrew's idea of providing a boat with swivel chairs and upscale camera equipment which can capture fabulous wildlife photos is brilliant. Whether you're an experienced photographer who chose not to haul the kit on holiday, or a strictly phone-photographer, this expedition is for you. You...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Rich N, Owner at 9 North Panama, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Thank you Annette. The Rainforest never ceases to amaze me, and on every tour we experience something new and special. Hope to see you again in Panamá. Andrew

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