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Whale Watching Panama. Panama is one of the few places in the world with two whale watching seasons, July-October when thousands of whales come from Antarctica and December to February when it is the turn of the Alaskan giants. Over 30 species of whales and dolphins can be found in Panama’s waters. Whale Watching Panama is offering a tour to see these amazing creatures every other Saturday from Saturday, July 9 until Saturday, September 27.
Anne Gordon de Barrigon, the owner and tour guide, guarantees that there is a 99% chance of seeing humpbacks, and if that is not the case, clients are welcome to come back for free on the next trip. The excursion costs $150 for adults and $85 for children ages 8-12. The price includes a buffet lunch a soft drink and national beer as well as the passage aboard the “Taboga Express”, snacks and soft drinks can be bought aboard the ship. Departure is at 8:15 a.m. from the Balboa Yacht Club returning at 5:00 p.m.
The whale watching tour takes place in the enchanting Las Perlas Archipelago, famous for its abundant and varied marine life. Visitors will be able to spot bottlenose and spotted dolphins, stingrays, the occasional sea turtle and so many species of birds that it is impossible to name them all.
The “Taboga Express” Fast Ferry is safe, fast and comfortable. All of their crew are licensed by the Autoridad Maritima de Panama (Panama Maritime Authority, also known as the AMP) and are fully qualified in first aid and firefighting.
For more information and reservations visit whalewatchingpanama.com or call Anne Gordon de Barrigon at 6758-7600.