Kayak in Panama

With approximately 2,495 km (1,550 miles) of coastline and crisscrossed with about 40 rivers, Panama has abundant opportunities to practice kayaking. Kayak tours allow beginners and advanced kayakers the experience of entering the water and enjoy. These tours are an active and fun way to find nature and look for wildlife.

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Kayak in the Panama Canal

Kayaking in the Panama Canal is truly a unique experience. Not only will you have an idea of ​​the magnitude of the channel, but you will also enjoy nature, which include islands, forests and wildlife. During this tour, you will take a boat to the best places in the channel for wildlife observation.
Your tour guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment; including life jackets, oars and kayaks, as well as instructions on the best method to handle the kayak. Kayaks are available for one or two people.

While sailing at your own pace, listen to the birds singing and look for animals in the surrounding jungle. Keep your eyes open to see howler monkeys, toucans, sloths, eagles and iguanas. It is a relaxing but stimulating experience. Keep in mind that the participants of the trip must have strength in the arms.

This tour leaves every day at 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The departure time from Playa Blanca is at 07:30 a.m.
The duration of this tour depends on where you are, from Panama City, this tour lasts around 5 hours; from Gamboa, the journey takes approximately 3 hours;
from Playa Bonita, the journey takes about 5.5 hours; and from Playa Blanca, the tour lasts around 9 hours.

Kayak in Panama River
Kayaking along the Chagres River is a fun and active way to explore the outdoors in Panama. The Chagres River is an integral part of the Panamanian landscape. It is the second largest river in the Panama Canal basin and there are two dams that form Gatun Lake and Alajuela Lake. Regardless of the time of year, the waters of the river have a comfortable temperature.

During this tour, you will be equipped with kayaks, paddles, life jackets and later, you will head towards the river to start the exploration.

You will enjoy the dramatic landscape of the forest as you listen to the birds singing and look for animals, including monkeys, toucans, and iguanas, in the vicinity of the coast. Depending on your time, you might even see barges passing by.

Witnessing one of these massive ships crossing Panama is truly an incredible sight. This tour leaves every day at 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The duration of this tour depends on where you are; from Panama City, the tour takes approximately 3 hours; From Gamboa, the tour lasts about 1 hour; From Playa Bonita, the tour takes about 3-5 hours.



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