1. Portobelo Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling in Panama
  2. Portobelo Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling in Panama
  3. Portobelo Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling in Panama

Portobelo Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling in Panama

HIGHLIGHTS (We do not rent gear. We offer all included day trips) - 1 full day sea kayaking - Sea food lunch - Coral reef snorkeling - All-inclusive package - Historic Spaniard fortress - Age: 9 and up - Gateway: Panama City INTRODUCTION Portobelo Bay provides a Panama kayak adventure second to none. On it you will cover all main things to do in Portobelo. Portobelo was discovered in 1502, and it was named by Christopher Columbus when his vessels sought shelter in the "beautiful port" from a storm. In 1596, even before it was officially founded, Portobelo suffered its first attack at the hands of Sir Frances Drake. Drake died of fever before he could capture Portobelo. He was secretly buried at sea off the entrance to the harbor. The town was officially founded in 1597 and was given the name of San Felipe de Portobelo in honor of King Philip II of Spain. During the late l6th and early l7th century Portobelo was the principal Spanish trade port on the Atlantic for all of South America. The exchange of merchandise took place annually at the Portobelo trade fair which lasted from 30 to 60 days. During this time, Portobelo was a beehive of activity. In 1668 Henry Morgan attacked the town from the land and launched a surprise attack on Fort Santiago, one of the town's fortresses. The city was at the mercy of Morgan's men who launched an orgy of looting, debauchery and torture-a reign of terror. The town was attacked by other buccaneers and pirates such as Englishmen William Parker in 1601 and Edward Vernon in 1739. As a result of the repeated pirate attacks Portobelo's annual trade fairs were forced stop. Spain abandoned the Isthmian route for the longer but more secure one around Cape Horn. The golden age of Portobelo ceased.   ITINERARY Tour begins by picking up guests in Panama City at 7:00 a.m., to them travel to Portobelo by road. We will visit Santiago Fort, Portobelo (Geronimo Fort and Customs House), and around 11:00 a.m., the tour proceeds paddling across the bay, for about 30 minutes, to the other cannon battery built by the conquistadores to protect the bay, San Fernando.  We will walk and learn about the ruins history.  Then we proceed kayaking along the coast  up to a hidden  beach, perfect to relax and do some snorkeling. At approximately 1:00 a.m., we will start an exciting one hour sea kayak tour back Portobelo.  Afterwards we have a lunch (coconut rice with octopus is a favorite dish). We should arrive to the original pick up place at the city by 5:00 p.m. PRICE   $ USD 165.00 per person. Set departures are scheduled on any Thursday.  Parties with four or more persons can also request departures on  any other day of the week  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE ? All mentioned transportation, expedition kayaks and snorkel 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 than can be deteriorated by water or valuables like jewels, cash, credit cards, etc.

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
2 guests
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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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Cancellation Policy

50% refund up to 7 days prior.

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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.

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