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Whale Watching Panama

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Great day of whale watching!

I contacted this company on Friday and they were able to accommodate me for a Sunday tour. It was... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Roxy L
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Pink Zebra visits Las Pearles & Isla Contadora

Although it's not whale season, we booked with Anne Gordon de Barrigon for a day trip for our group... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2017
Patti P
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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
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

I contacted this company on Friday and they were able to accommodate me for a Sunday tour. It was so well organized! Anne and Joshua, the biologist, were very friendly and knowledgeable and were clearly committed to everyone having a good experience. At one point...More

Thank Roxy L
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We booked a Whale Watching Tour on July 22nd with Anne Gordon de Barrigon. Unfortunately, the boat was reported “broken” and the tour was cancelled. Anne offered to reschedule the trip for one of the next available date. After trying to contact Anne several times...More

5  Thank Amandine S
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We booked two tours with them... one private tour and an other one in the big boat. Our family booked fly to Panama only to see the whales with them... But aparently they no longer assume the activity (we read this on the website, we...More

6  Thank 416lauret
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Although it's not whale season, we booked with Anne Gordon de Barrigon for a day trip for our group of 68 - we were interested in snorkeling in Las Pearles (also known as the Pearl Islands) What we didn't expect was to come up on...More

Thank Patti P
Reviewed October 11, 2016

This tour is just an amazing experience that everyone should do at least once in their life. For me it was just f¿great, we were so lucky to have so much activity that day in the water with differents whales but specially with a baby...More

Thank May R
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We were about 40 people, taking off with a small ferry (catamaran) from Amador Causeway (Balboa Yacht Club) en route to Las Perlas (Pearl Islands). One-way trip takes something around 2 hours. We were lucky to spot whales for a few times, so we stopped...More

Thank i_segul
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Left PTY in drizzling rain but the clouds rolled back for a spectacular day. View of the city, boats lined up for the canal, and of course the whales. Saw mothers with their calves, whales breaching all amidst the spectacular Pearls. Very nice lunch and...More

1  Thank roberto1642
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I can't speak to the specifics of the day trips as I was part of a week-long retreat with Anne (the owner), but I can assure you that she has extensive experience working with all types of animals and knows pretty much all there is...More

1  Thank Constance L
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic trip! Diego and Joshua were wonderful, very informative and fun. We saw so many whales, it was absolutely incredible. Highly recommend this company to anyone visiting or living in Panama. Anne and her team are very nice and truly care about the ocean and...More

1  Thank Joyce S
Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is our third trip with Anne and first on the Taboga Express. We were on a private tour and returned to Panama City on the Taboga Express, enjoying a very different experience. We were very impressed at how much families were enjoying both their...More

1  Thank Mary_Ellen_W200
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Jamie S
December 9, 2016|
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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
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alcyonecapital
January 10, 2015|
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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
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