2 days, 1 night
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4 – 5 am
The Humpback Whale Watching Tour, is an exclusive two day and one night round-trip car guided visit from Panama City. It’s a fun visit to the paradise, the small town of Pedasí, for groups of 4 to 10 people, with a stay at HOTEL SELINA.
This small beach town is the Humpback Whale observation center of the region. Early on the second day the group will get into a boat for a chance to get in contact with these beautiful cetaceans at their own environment. After the 3 hours of observation efforts, there is planned visit Isla Iguana Beach, a wildlife refuge, with an amazing beach. The group will head back for the city finishing activities before sunset.
The tour begins at 5 A.M. from a hotel in city of Panama. Aboard a comfortable vehicle or shuttle we drive 4 hours on a trip over very good paved roads.
At the arrival to the town of Pedasí, the group will enjoy some relaxing activities, lunch on a restaurant they will chose, and visit places of interest on the town.
Pedasí is a very picturesque beach town, full of traditions with a beautiful square, a gazebo and a church. The nights on the small town of Pedasí are relaxing and full of peace.
For many years whales and dolphins have been spotted due to the quality of Pedasí warm waters, and most importantly because it is a perfect place for the reproduction and procreation of the Humpback Whale. Only seven minutes away there is a fishing port with boats pointing toward The South Sea – The Pacific Ocean. These beautiful species travel more than 6,000 miles (9,000 km) from the icy waters of the north. The perfect moment for its watching is early in the mornings, during 6 to 9 am.
So after the stay for the night on SELINA Pedasí, at approximately 5:30 am, the boat tour begins on a visit to Pedasí Bay, in search of the beautiful cetaceans. The sighting of the Humpback Whale is more likely to happen between the noted hours, but that is still no guarantees that a sighting will happen.
The joyful boat tour is full of beautiful sights as it navigates the surroundings of Iguana Island, which is a protected wildlife refuge with beautiful trails. On the island the groups can enjoy white sands, snorkeling in the coral, and a Visitor’s Center. There are other points of interest in the island such as the lighthouse, and from the distance one can appreciate the nests of thousands of migratory birds.
After the visit to Iguana Island and one last chance for an encounter with the whales, the group will return to the town of Pedasí and then begin the trip back to Panama City.
Each tourist will pay USD 149 per person (at least 2 person), with a night of stay at HOTEL SELINA PEDASI.
Reserve this tour at least 4 days in advance to get the best out of it.