Pearl Islands Private Whale Watching Tour

8 Hours - Whale watching in the Pearl Islands aboard the WorldCat catamaran is an unforgettable experience. Get ready to marvel at the whales, enjoy the crystal clear waters of the archipelago and relax on the beautiful beaches of Contadora Island or the virgin island of Bartolomé. Do not miss the opportunity to live this unique adventure in a paradisiacal environment!

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Price (USD)
Check-in 7:30 AM
Departing 8:00 AM
Rampa publica de diablo
8 pers. max.

Discover the exciting world of whales in the spectacular Pearl Islands aboard the WorldCat catamaran, a fast and aerodynamic 27-foot vessel. Equipped with two powerful 200 horsepower engines each, this catamaran has the capacity to carry up to 8 people, offering an intimate and personalized experience.

Once the catamaran reaches the Pearl Islands, you will embark on a two-hour tour through the crystal clear waters in search of whale watching. Prepare to marvel at these majestic marine mammals as they swim and jump in their natural environment. Humpback whales and pilot whales are just some of the species you can find in these waters.

During the tour, you will be surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Pearl Archipelago. Its transparent waters will allow you to glimpse the marine life that is below the surface, from tropical fish to colorful corals. The sea breeze will caress your face while you immerse yourself in the tranquility of this natural paradise.

Once the exciting whale watching is over, you can enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. You have the option to visit the popular Contadora Island, known for its beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Here you can swim, sunbathe or simply relax under an umbrella while enjoying the serenity of the surroundings.

If you prefer to explore a lush, virgin island, Bartholome Island is the perfect choice. This island offers breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Walk through its natural trails and immerse yourself in its crystal clear waters.

Whether you choose the vibrant Contadora Island or the beautiful Bartolome Island, you will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Pearl Archipelago. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience that combines whale watching with the pleasure of relaxing on some of the best beaches in the world.

The WorldCat catamaran and its highly trained crew team will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the trip. In addition, they will be on hand to provide you with information and knowledge about the whales and the fascinating marine life in the area.


The journey from the Diablo public ramp to the Pearl Islands 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.

The estimated time of arrival at Contadora Island ranges from 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes, depending on the weather conditions at the time, giving you enough time to enjoy the seascape and get excited by the prospect of what is 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 Archipelago, 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.


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?

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Insect repellent
  • Towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes, crocs, water shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Snacks
  • Hydrating drinks
  • Cash


  • Cooler with ice
  • Crew
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Floats
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Water Boxes

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Booking Details:

Check-in 7:30 AM
Departing 8:00 AM
Rampa publica de diablo
8 pers. max.

Price (USD)
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