If you are a sea lover and you like whale watching, the best place to do this tour is in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, specifically in the Gulf of Chiriqui. Panama is one of the few places in the world where families of humpback whales from the northern and southern hemisphere to breed and give birth to their young. The waters of Panama are home to more than 30 species of cetaceans, and you may see dolphins, stingrays and sea turtles. The Gulf of Chiriqui National Park, due to its abundant marine life, is the perfect place to see humpback whales and their young during migration routes.
Leaving the public pier of Boca Chica, from 8-9 in the morning and returning from 2-3 in the afternoon.
Whale watching costs $ 130.00 for 1-6 people, 7-10 people for $20 per person. We request a $20 deposit via bank transfer or Yappy. You can pay the remaining amount in cash the day of the tour.
During the months of July to October, the humpback whales arrive in our country. They make a long journey from Antarctica to reach our country to have their young and teach them to survive.
Our waters are perfect for breeding these animals as they need to be warm and safe. This offers well-being and protection to their babies, which have to be born with fat in their body to resist the cold temperatures.
Adult males measure between 12 and 14 meters, being somewhat smaller than females. An adult humpback whale can measure between 15 and 18 meters and can live up to more than 50 years. Its weight ranges between 25 and 40 tons.
Although the location of the whales is sometimes difficult, we try our best to make our customers totally satisfied. You can also take a break on one of the nearby islands, either Bolaños, Gamez or Paridas.
Whale watching is actually a wonderful experience that you cannot miss.