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HIGHLIGHTS (We do not rent gear. We offer all included day trips) Panama kayak adventures Paddle Expedition Sea Kayak typePanama nature and wildlife Colon Panama Gatun LocksPanama ruins attractions: Colon Panama Fort San Lorenzo Age: 12 and upGateway: Panama City Paddle these last twelve kilometers of the Chagres River on its way to the Caribbean Ocean in one of best Panama kayak adventure. In this circuit you will see some of main Panama Canal components such as the the Gatun Locks (not a visitor center), the Gatun Dam. You will also see Panama nature and wildlife at the wilderness Reserve of Forth San Lorenzo. And then, when we reach the Ocean we will visit one of Panama ruins attractions, Forth San Lorenzo. This fortress was built by Spaniard Conquistadores to seal this route from pirate incursions searching to attack Panama City located by the Pacific Ocean. To establish the Panama Canal waterway the Gatun Lake was created in 1913 by building Gatun Dam at the Chagres River before it reaches the Atlantic Ocean. It was once the world's biggest artificial lake. Every time a Ship crosses the canal toward the Pacific Ocean at the Miraflores Locks or toward the Atlantic Ocean at the Gatun Locks 52,000,000 gallons of fresh water are spilled from Gatun Lake. With the creation of Gatun Lake many mountain tops became islands. This offers endless channel possibilities to scout. In its shores covered by dense tropical forest you will find all kinds of tropical flora and fauna. This was deemed as an opportunity for research by the Smith Sonian Research Institute that operates the famous Research Station at Barro Colorado since 1946. ITINERARY Our tour begins by picking up guests at Panama City around 7:00 a.m. We will arrive to Panama Canal Gatun Dam, one hour and 30 minutes later to start kayaking around 9:30 a.m. To drive in and out this area, we will go across the Panama Canal by ferry in our vehicle while the third bridge that goes across the canal is being built. Before, the Old Gatun Locks where used to crossed vehicles working as a bridge when they were closed. However, due to consideration for the new set of Aguas Claras Locks this is no longer possible. We will start an exciting 3-4 hours tour paddling expedition kayaks through dense tropical forest all the way to the Caribbean Ocean where Spaniard Conquistadores built Forth San Lorenzo. Since the XVI century it has silently kept away the Caribbean pirates that used this waterway to take by surprise assault Panama City in the Pacific. The actual paddling time will depend on the participants conditions and skills, strength of wind, and river current. And we had done it as fast as in two hours or as long as 4 hours. We do will paddle as fast as the slowest kayak. After visiting Fort San Lorenzo we will head back toward Panama City to reach original pick up place about 5:00 p.m. You will be able to see the jungle awakening and it is very likely that you might still encounter some morning mist. You will go back in time to imagine episodes of the Spaniard American Conquest. We should arrive at the take out zone around 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and be back to the original pick up place about 5:00 p.m. - You can also meet us by the Gatun Dam ramp. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE? All mentioned transportation, expedition kayaks and gear, guides, and meals. Our guides are trained in kayak navigation skills, first-aid, and CPR. WHO CAN GO? Any person from twelve to seventy years old, in good health. Minors must travel with a responsible adult. WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE ALONG? A pair of shorts for navigating, sneakers or strapped sandals, a cap, sun-block, a light jacket or windbreaker (in case of rain), a towel, and a dry set of clothes for the trip back. WHAT SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT? Any object that can be deteriorated by water or valuables like jewels, cash, credit cards, etc. PRICE: USD $165.00 per person Group leader will go free for a group of more than ten persons. SEASON: This is a year-round Panama Kayak Adventure. Usually at the last months of the rainy season, September through November, the river current might be stronger due to more water release at Gatun Dam. From mid-January through March we usually have to paddle against the north wind using the river banks as shelters If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
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!
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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.