Looking for some of the best whale watching Panama has to offer? Believe it or not it can be found just off the Pacific Coast of Panama City! Catamaran tours to the Pearl Islands and small private charters will enable you to discover the majestic Humpback whales in Panama up close! Take a look at our list of Panama whale watching tours and choose the best option for you!
The warm waters around the Equator give the ideal conditions for humpback whales to breed and protect their offspring during their winter season. Panama, being in the middle of this transit route, welcomes whales from the southern hemisphere from July through October, while whales from the northern hemisphere are found from January to March. Whale watching in Panama is possible nearly all year long! And the best part, most Panama whale watching adventures depart right from Panama City! It is no wonder whale watching is among the top things to do in Panama City!
The best whale watching season in Panama falls between July and October every year when over 2000 Humpback whales migrate north from the southern hemisphere to mate, give birth, nurse and prepare the young whales for the long journey back south. It's no fluke, whale watching in the Pearl Islands is pretty much a guarantee this time of year. Catamaran tours to Isla Contadora and Isla Bolaños are a fantastic deal this time of year. In the months between January and March, there are less whales migrating from the north, so whale watching in the Pearl Islands is not as ideal then. In this case we would recommend a private whale watching charter.
Take a look at our selection of Panama whale watching tours from Panama City and get ready for a whale of an adventure. Book your space today!
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For more general information on the humpback whales in Panama, take a look at our previous whale watching posts.
Whale watching tours in Panama are constantly evolving. For tips on this year’s top whale watching options, take a look at this season's offerings.
Pearl Islands Whale Watching & Contadora Beach Break
Board a double decker catamaran and cruise out to the Pearl Islands in search of the majestic Humpback Whales. Top that with a BBQ on board and a beach break at Playa Cacique on Contadora Island and you have one of the best whale watching tours in Panama. This discounted whale watching tour runs Certain Days only from July to September, so book your space now!
The Real Deal: $145.00
The Real Deal: $95.00
Whale Watching Pearl Islands & Isla Bolaños Beach Break
Join the pioneers of whale watching in Panama on our comfortable fast ferry while we seek whales in the Pearl Islands. Listen to the whale songs from the hydrophone, then stop for lunch on the secluded beaches of one of the Pearl Islands best kept secrets, Isla Bolaños. Limited spaces on weekends only from July through September.
The Real Deal: $160.00
The Real Deal: $130.00
Panama Whale Watching Private Charters
Private whale watching charters to the Pearl Islands Panama. Customize your own 8 hour private snorkeling, island hopping and whale watching trip for you and 8 of your friends on our comfy 27’ Proline perfect for whale watching. Departs any time any day of the week!
The Real Deal: $1,150.00
Whale Watching Tour from Contadora Island
If you are staying at Isla Contadora in the Pearl Islands, here's the perfect whale watching tour for you! Head out your doorstep and jump on board with our naturalist guides to get up close and personal with the Humpback Whales and other marine life waiting for you.
The Real Deal: $140.00
The Real Deal: $70.00
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