Whale Watching in the Pearl Islands


Located two hours from Panama City by boat, the Pearl Islands is an archipelago of over 200 islands and islets off the Pacific coast. First settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, the Pearl Islands were named for the thousands of pearls found there.

Today the islands are best known for their lush vegetation, clear waters, sparsely populated beaches and fascinating marine life. One of the highlights is spotting the amazing humpback whales during their winter migration, from July through November, when they come here to breed and give birth. Watching these magnificent whales is a unique experience and a spectacle not to miss!

These pristine Pacific waters are also home to a wide range of dolphin species and it is likely that you will encounter the beautiful pantropical spotted dolphin on this boat tour as well. Wildlife spotting will be complemented by opportunities for swimming in snorkeling in the islands’ crystal clear waters from beautiful white sand beaches.



Approximately 8 hours.


Transfer from and to your hotel, boat round trip, guide, captain, snack and soft drinks, lunch box, snorkeling gear.


Please inquire

Please note that any tour departing from Gamboa or Playa Bonita hotels, or hotels near the airports will have a total surcharge of $70 plus 7% tax.


We will pick you up at your hotel in the city at approximately 7:30 am.
*Please note that the departure time is subject to weather conditions.



Bathing suit, towels, sunscreen, hat, and camera.


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%.