Turtle Watching

Transfer to the port of Cañas, where your boat is waiting for you to take you out to Isla Cañas. On the short boat ride you will enjoy the mangroves and the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Cañas Is-land with its 14km long beach is the most important nesting site for sea turtles on Panama’s Pacific Coast. From July to January thousands of sea turtles of five different species arrive to the coast of Isla Cañas to nest. Once you arrive to Cañas Island you will enjoy a traditional dinner – fried fish and plantains – prepared by a local family. After dinner, you will hop on a horse cart and start exploring the beaches of Cañas Island together with your guide, in order to look for the sea turtles to arrive and nest. Once you spot a turtle, your guide will take you closer so you can observe in detail how the impressive animal digs a hole in the beach and lays its eggs.

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Tour details

Panama Turtle Watching:

Our Panama Turtle Watching is a night tour and only operated during turtle season from July to January. Please be aware that even chances of seeing turtles on the tour are very high, we are not visiting a zoo and cannot guarantee the turtle watching on each tour. We strictly practice responsible turtle watching and follow international standards – please follow your guide’s instructions at all time.


About this Panama Turtle Watching Tour
Tour DatesDaily at 4:30 PM
DurationApprox 6 hrs
BringSneakers, comfortable clothes, long pants, repellent, camera
IncludesTransportation from/to Chitré, bilingual tour guide, entrance fees, dinner, water
Important NotePrice is valid for groups of minimum 4 PAX from/to Chitré. Contact us for rates for smaller groups, different pick-up points (Pedasi, etc.) and our monthly specials.