Discover the Magic of the Pearl Islands: Whale Watching and Relaxation on Paradisiacal Beaches
The Pearl Islands, located in the Gulf of Panama, awaits you with a unique tourist experience that combines exciting whale watching with relaxation on the beautiful beaches of Contadora and Bartolomé islands. Get on board our comfortable 25-foot boat with a 115hp engine, designed for your comfort and safety, and get ready to live an unforgettable day.
The journey from the Diablo public ramp to the Pearl Archipelago offers an unforgettable experience that lasts approximately 8 hours. Our trip starts early, with scheduled departures between 7:00 and 8:00 am, to make sure we make the most of the day and meet our clients’ wishes. During the tour, you will be able to take in the panoramic views and immerse yourself in the thrill of anticipation as we head towards the archipelago.
Estimated time of arrival at Contadora Island ranges from 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on current weather conditions, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the seascape and get excited about what’s to come. As we get closer to our destination, you will get a glimpse of the beautiful islands that make up the Pearl Archipelago, surrounded by crystal clear waters and lush tropical vegetation. The serene atmosphere and natural beauty will welcome you as we enter this tropical paradise.
Once the boat arrives at the Pearl islands, an exciting 2-hour tour will begin in the crystal clear waters of the archipelago in search of whale watching. With the help of our expert guides, you will have the opportunity to observe the majestic humpback whales up close during their migration season. These marine giants gather in these waters to feed and reproduce, giving you an impressive spectacle as they jump and play in their natural environment.
After this exciting marine adventure, we will make a stop in the paradisiacal Contadora Island or in the crystal clear waters of Bartolomé Island, where you can relax and enjoy a day at the beach. These islands will captivate you with their white sand beaches and turquoise waters, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or simply lounging in the Caribbean sun.
While you enjoy the beaches, you will have the opportunity to delight yourself with exquisite food and drinks. On Contadora Island, you can enjoy a variety of culinary options in its charming restaurants and kiosks. From fresh seafood to authentic local dishes, you’ll satisfy your taste buds with delicious, authentic flavors.
On the other hand, if you prefer to live a more intimate experience and in contact with nature, you can bring your own food and drinks to the virgin island of Bartolomé. This haven of peace and tranquility will allow you to enjoy a delicious picnic on the beach, surrounded by the serenity of its crystalline waters and the natural beauty of the island.
Whether you choose to savor the local delicacies on Contadora Island or bring your own provisions to Bartolome Island, the combination of a good meal with the sight and sound of the sea will be the perfect complement to your day of exploration and relaxation in the Archipelago. of the Pearls
The boat begins its return to Panama at 2:00 pm and should be back at the dock at approximately 4:00 pm. After a well-deserved rest and making the most of your time on the beach, we invite you to return to the boat to start the journey back to the starting point. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy the last views of the archipelago and remember the magical moments that you have lived during the day.
- Don’t forget to bring your original passport or Panamanian ID.
- A 100% view of the whales cannot be guaranteed, but there are many possibilities, especially to spot their backs. In case of not being able to observe the whales, you can still enjoy a day at the beach, delighting in the crystalline waters of the Las Perlas archipelago on the Island.
- The boat should not approach less than 100m from dolphins or less than 250m from whales.
- The sighting may not exceed 30 minutes with the same group of cetaceans.
- Swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving, or any activity that involves interacting with cetaceans in their habitat is prohibited.
- Circular movements around an organism or group of organisms are prohibited.
What do we recommend to take on the trip?
- Insect repellent
- Comfortable shoes, crocs, water shoes
- Change of clothes
- Hydrating drinks
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