Sea Kayaking in Portobelo


Founded in 1597, Portobelo was once an important port where silver, gold, spices and many other goods were traded from the new world to the old world. Visit the fortresses built by the Spaniards to protect the zone from piracy and learn how these colonies influenced the local culture living in the area today.

Our day starts with a two hour road trip towards the Caribbean Coast of Panama in the province of Colon. Once we arrive in the town of Portobelo we will board our boat with the kayaks attached and head towards our starting point. Portobelo is an unspoiled protected bay surrounded by a rich local culture, lush vegetation, impressive mangroves and estuaries, as well as secluded beaches only approachable by boat.

Kayak at the beat of the howler monkeys and keep your eyes open for sloths and plenty of bird species as well as schools of fish jumping out of the water right next to your kayaks. If you are looking to connect with nature this is the best opportunity to do so.

After our kayak adventure followed by our backup boat we will have a delicious 3 course lunch at a secluded nearby private retreat with breathtaking views of the bat and the rainforest that surrounds it.

Next, we head out to one of the nearby secluded beaches for some snorkeling and relaxing time before heading back to Panama City.



Approximately 7 hours.


Transportation from and to city hotel, water, backup boat, kayaks, naturalist guide, snorkeling gear, beach access and lunch.


We will pick you up at your hotel in the city at approximately 8:00 am.



Comfortable clothing, towel, bathing suit, pair of dry clothes, water shoes, bug spray, sunglasses, camera, hat and sunscreen.


The following information is a Panama tipping guide:

  • Shuttle Driver $ 2.00 per person, per day.
  • Sightseeing tour driver $ 5.00 per person, per day.
  • Tour guide $ 10.00 per person, per day.
  • Tour boat driver $ 5.00 per person, per day.
  • Bellboys and airports $ 1.00 per bag.
  • Waiter / a restaurant 10% – 15%.