Taboga Island Sea Kayaking •Paddling around the island •  Sea bird Sanctuary •  Espectacular Scenery
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 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full sea kayaking day
  • lunch and beverages
  • All-inclusive package
  • Age: 16 and up
  • Gateway: Taboga Island
  • Marine bird Sanctuary

Are you looking for things to do in Taboga ? Well, it is one of the best Panama kayak adventure destination. Also, to watch sea birds in panama there is not a better place.

Taboga Island is in the Pacific Ocean, within the Gulf of Panama, and 20 Kms southwest from Panama City.  It is well known as the "Island of Flowers" due to its exuberant tropical vegetation which flowers almost year around.  Its native name means "abundant fish."

   Since the times of the  Spaniard Conquistadores to the Second World War it has been a strategic island due to its surrounding deep waters and  its closeness to Panama City. Although fishing is still important in its economy, it is now second to tourism. Tourists visit the island searching to spend a relaxed time on its picturesque town, sandy beaches, and convenient closeness to Panama City.

 

The island topography is very steep and irregular. Most of its coast is rocky, except for the sandy beaches in front of the only populated area.  Although it has a water spring, today it is not enough to provide water for the current population that seeks it in wells but still in scarce, and it is the main reason that contributes to-stop further population grown. The back side of the island is a nesting area for marine birds such as pelicans, seagulls, and frigatebirds.


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ITINERARY

Our trip starts at 9:30 am at Taboga Beach, right in front of the Taboga Police Station which you will find  turning left on exiting Taboga Pier. To get there you have different ferry alternatives that are supplied below. You should get to the departing dock in the Coastway Amador at least 45minutes before departure time (allow for at least 1.5 hours before on weekends and holidays).  You should also allow 30 minutes to travel from Panama City Down Town to Amador Coastway from which both ferries depart. At your arrival to our meeting point we will assign you gear, and instruct you on navigation techniques and safety guidelines. We should start kayaking by 10:00 am to complete traveling around the island in 4 hours.  Traveling time will vary depending on participant's skills, and weather conditions. Along the way we will be escorted by a motorboat in case someone wishes to quit or rest and for any other safety consideration - and more importantly, to make sure we make it back for your ferry out of Taboga.We take about one hour break to have lunch and snorkel in places not accessible to regular Taboga visitors. You can plan to stay longer in the island or return to Panama City on the afternoon ferry being 3:00 pm the first departure

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE ? Expedition kayaks and gear,  guides, beverages, and lunch. Our guides are trained in kayak navigation skills, first-aid and CPR.

WHAT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE ? Insurance of any kind, ground transportation to and from Panama City to dock,  ferry to and from Taboga.

WHO CAN GO ? Any person from sixteen to sixty five years old, in good health and good physical conditions. Minors must travel with a responsible adult.

WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE ALONG ? A pair of shorts for navigating, sneakers or straped sandals, a hat, tons of sun-block, a towel and a dry set of clothes for the trip back.

WHAT SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT ? Any object than can be deteriorated by water or valuables like jewels, cash, credit cards, etc. 

PRICE:

USD $ 165.00 per person
Group leader will go for free for a group of more than ten persons.

 


 

Taboga Express ferry boat service (30 min estimated transit time)

Celular (507) 6234-8989

 

 

Operating Dock: Balboa Yatch Club, across Hotel Country Inn Amador
Panama City Departures  
 Monday through Friday  
  8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays

 
  8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00, 4:30 p.m.
Taboga Departures  
Monday through Friday  
  8:45, 10:15am , and 2:30, 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, & Sunday  
  8:45, 10:15am , and 2:30, 4:00, 5:00pm    

 

Price: $ 20 per person round trip

 

 

SEASON:

Taboga Panama kayak adventure is fun year-round.  During the rainy season, from April through December it is possible that we will encounter rain but ocean water is warmer and it is clearer to snorkel.  During the dry season, from January through March it is almost guaranteed to encounter strong north wind and beautiful sunny days which turns ocean water colder, choppy and not very clear.