Taboga Island Sea Kayaking in Panama
HIGHLIGHTS (We do not rent gear. We offer all included day trips) 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." taboga panama kayak adventure things to do in taboga panamaSince 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. View Taboga Island Panama in a larger map 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 when 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 45 minutes before departure time (allow for at least 1.5 hours before on weekends and holidays). You should also calculate 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 and 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 leaving from Taboga. We take an about one hour break to have lunch and snorkel in places not accessible to regular Taboga visitors. You can plan to stay longer on the island or return to Panama City in the afternoon. 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. Minimum of 6 person per booking. 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 ********* 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.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 2 guests
- Boards & Paddles
Our company is a pioneer adventure travel in Panama city in Panama and the country. It offers soft adventure travel packages that include whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, camping, snorkeling and more!
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
50% refund up to 7 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
At the moment the person is picked up, it will be required a proof of payment. Reservations and Cancellations All reservations require personal data of participants such as full name, date of birth, weight, ID, hotel or phone number while in Panama where him or his closest relative can be reach. Customers aknowledge with payment that they had read, understood and accepted all Terms and Condition clauses, as well as, the form "PARTICIPANT RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT" . In other words, with payment the Customer and/or Representative-Agent and therefore, the participant, had agreed fully with our Terms and Conditions. Aventuras Panama will not receive payment unles Customer and Representative-Agents had agreed fully with our Terms and Conditions. The person that won´t show up at specified time and place for pick up won't receive a reimbursement. Aventuras Panama won't reimburse any payment due to cancellations of force majour unless the company wasn´t able to honor a requested service. For Day Trips: Aventuras Panama recommends to make reservations with a lead time of at thirty days for day trips. A reservation won´t be confirmed or guarantee by Aventuras Panama until a deposit of at least 50% is received, and the rest received 15 days prior to the tour date. The only way to guarantee a reservation with out a deposit, if seats still available, is by paying in full prior to the tour date, or by receiving a voucher by fax or email where our authorized representative is hold responsible to pay in full to Aventuras Panama for requested service. This voucher should clearly state, our representative name and address, personal data of participants(name, weight, age(or date of birth), sex), service requested, pick-up place, and total amount invoiced. A reservation which is cancel with a notice(received by email or fax and confirmed by our office) fifteen days in advanced of scheduled tour date will receive a full reimbursement, prior to 7 days of tour date will receive 50% of deposit, and after 7 days prior to tour date it won´t receive any reimbursement. Customers agree that in case of a claim the maximum amount that he/she can request is limited to already paid amount. _______________________________________________________________________________ PARTICIPANT RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT***READ BEFORE SIGNING and/or PAYING FOR THIS ACTIVITY*** In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the program, related events and activities, I the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that: The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF Aventuras Panama, S. A. or Adventures Panama, Inc., its owners, associates, agents and employees, hereby referred as THE RELEASEES, and assume full responsibility for my participation. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives, conduct the event (RELEASEES), from any and all claims, demands, losses, and liability arising out of or related to any INJURY, DISABILITY OR DEATH I may suffer, or loss or damage to person or property. I am fully aware and accept the following: - The activity of white water rafting and kayaking is an inherently dangerous sport because it involves subjecting the participants to a fast-moving river in an unpredictable natural setting. - There won't be access to any form of phone or radio communications during present journey. - Aventuras Panamá, S. A. does not cover my participation with any kind of insurance. - There is a slight chance of improvising overnight camp. - By participating in this activity I grant Aventuras Panama rights to use pictures or videos, where I might show up, taken during the activity at its sole discretion. - Participant agrees that in case of a claim the maximum amount than he/she can request is limited to amount already paid. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT FULLY AND UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT I SHOULD NOT AND MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS ACTIVITY IF I AM UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR IF I SUFFER FROM ANY CONDITION THAT MIGHT REPRESENT A DANGER TO MY HEALTH.