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Whale Watching Tours

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Whale Watching Tours

Our Whale Watching Tours season is fast approaching on Taboga Island, and although they can be seen year round in Panama, the official season starts July 1st.  Tours are available on request.

The humpback whales will start arriving in late June, however some whales can be seen year round.  Whale Watching Tours run usually from July 1- October 15th.

Full Day Whale Watching Tours around Isla Taboga to Isla Taboga area

Isla Taboga is 30 minutes from Panama City, however we recommend you try to overnight because Whale Watching Tours head out from Taboga around 8:30 am. The tours look for whales on the back side of Taboga Island and surrounding area.  Midday, head back to Taboga Island for lunch at Cerrito Tropical Cafe restaurant and then go out again to the whales and dolphins.  There is a 75-80% chance of seeing whales on this tour so contact us today for a reservation at Cerrito Tropical Eco Lodge.

There are various types of whales you can spot in Panama:

During your tour you will likely spot Humpback Whales and maybe some dolphins. It is sometimes rainy so bring a light rainjacket along.

  • Humpback whales. These whales need to surface every 40 minutes to breathe.
  • Whale sharks.  (Rhincodon typus) are the largest shark, and largest of any fish species. They survive on plankton.
  • Pilot Whales. (genus Globicephala), are small, slender toothed whales of the dolphin family Delphinidae. They are characterized by a round bulging forehead, a short beaklike snout, and slender pointed flippers.
  • Bryde’s Whales. (Balaenoptera brydei) They look similar to sei whales but are smaller and prefer warmer waters. Their bodies are sleek and their flippers are slender and pointed.
  • Killer Whales. (Orcinus orca) The orca or killer whale is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. It is recognizable by its black-and-white patterned body.
  • Blue Whales. (Balaenoptera musculus) The blue whale is a marine mammal and a baleen whale. Reaching a maximum confirmed length of 29.9 meters and weighing up to 199 metric tons, it is the largest animal known to have ever existed. The blue whale’s long and slender body can be of various shades of greyish-blue.

Advanced Reservations and Deposit Required.

For more information contact Cerrito Tropical by whatsapp or phone: 507-6489-0074


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