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*Our Guarantee:  If for any reason no whales are sighted on your tour, we will give you a ticket to come back with us on any scheduled large boat tour for free.

The Boat
The Taboga Express is a 2016, fast, motor catamaran that has a capacity of 60 people for whale watching (125 as a ferry). It can easily reach the Pearl Islands in 1.5 hours. Because it is a catamaran this boat is much more stable and comfortable than any regular single hull boat. It has open viewing from all sides, front and back, and ample seating for all passengers. It has shade and two bathrooms. It has state of the art navigation, GPS and communication systems and has US Coast Guard approved life jackets and life rafts for 135 people.

 We depart from the Balboa Yacht Club at 8:15 am  and head straight out towards the Pearl islands looking for whales and dolphins the entire time. We will be out with the whales until noon when we will arrive on Contadora island to have lunch at The Point Hotel beach front restaurant.  At 2:30 pm we will board the boat to head back to Panama city, arriving around 5:00 pm.  


$150 Adults  $85 Kids 5-12 years  Kids under 5 are free
​Lunch on Contadora Island included in price. 

 ​If you want to go on another date not listed above  check out our  Semi-Private Whale  Watching tours

 that are available every day of the whale season.

Whales Guaranteed Tours All tours suspended due to 


If you have questions

Our Whales Guaranteed tour is available on the following dates*:


Saturday, July 22
Saturday, July 29
Saturday, August 12

Saturday. August  26
Saturday, September 9
Saturday, September 23
*Large group charter dates are available, contact us about booking the larger boat for your group.

Whales Guaranteed!

Whales Guaranteed* Tour  Panama City to the Pearl Islands


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