Canal Kayaking in Panama
HIGHLIGHTS (We do not rent gear. We offer all included day trips) Panama kayak adventure Gatun Lake Panama Canal kayaking Panama nature tours by Monkey Island Easy to spot wildlife Age: 9 and up Gateway: Panama City Panama Can you kayak the Panama Canal ? Certainly you can paddle anywhere in the canal; except, on restricted areas such as locks and main ships navigation channel which is marked with buoys. One of best Panama Kayak Adventures is our trip to kayak on the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal is much more than a marvel built to transit vessels from one ocean to other. With it, a vast zone of tropical forest has been devoted to protect its main resource: fresh water. Namely Soberania and Chagres National Parks. kayak the panama canal kayaking tour We take you to explore this wonder in expedition kayaks to allow you a close encounter with the nature that surrounds it, our treasure that makes it possible. Every time a ship crosses the canal towards the Pacific Ocean at Miraflores Locks or towards the Atlantic Ocean at the Gatun Locks 52,000,000 gallons of fresh water are spilled from Gatun Lake. It used to be the world biggest artificial lake. With the creation of Gatun Lake many mountain tops were turned into islands. It 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 discovered by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute which operates the famous Tropical Research Station of Barro Colorado since 1946. View Panama Canal Kayaking, from Gamboa in a larger map ITINERARY This tour begins by picking up guests at Panama City around 8:00 a.m. We will drive along The Panama Canal, passing by Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks, arriving at Gamboa Public Ramp, 40 minutes later to board a motor boat that will take us north along the Panama Canal in a one hour long trip to our destination, to start kayaking around 10:30 a.m. After about an hour scouting channels throught the tropical forest in search of wildlife we will have lunch in our motor boat and time to relax before further exploring the area in our expedition kayaks. Monkeys are almost guaranteed to be encountered. Among them: white face (capuchino), howling, spider and titi. Sloths are also common. Birds such as king fisher and fishing eagle are also common. If lucky we might spot reptiles such as cococriles and turtles. Lizards running over the water, Jesus Lizard, are very common also. We should be back to your pick up place around 3 - 4:00 pm. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE ? All mentioned transportation, expedition kayaks and related 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 straped sandals, a cap, sun-block, a light jacket or windbreaker (in case of rain), a towel and an extra 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 Group leader will go free for a group of more than ten persons. SEASON: This is a year-round Panama kayak adventure. Join us to kayak on the Panama Canal kayaking tour.
- 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.