Whale watching in Panama at Islas Secas



A true highlight of Islas Secas’ marine safari experience is the exceptional whale encounters. Few experiences in the world can compare. Two different populations of humpback whales visit Panama’s Gulf of Chiriquí. There is a small population that migrates from feeding areas in the north that is seen between December and April. Between July and October, a much larger population of humpback whales migrates from feeding areas off Antarctica and Chile. From land or sea, guests can spy these majestic creatures during their annual migrations through the waters! An extraordinary ocean wilderness set on a 14-island archipelago off Panama’s Pacific coast, Islas Secas is the ultimate private island.


During whale-watching season, whales can be seen right from the property, while boat trips can be arranged to get closer to these majestic species. Their breaching, spy hopping, tail slapping and lob tailing will leave you with no doubt as to why Panama whale-watching is some of the best. From the youngest guest to the wisest, it’s sure to be a highlight of your Panama island vacation. The sustainable whale-watching program follows best practices established by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) and allows guests to witness these special annual visitors along their journey.


Islas Secas offers a spirit of adventure and discovery, providing guests with world-class experiences that connect them to the timeless natural beauty and ecological abundance of Panama. The property will welcome no more than 20 guests at a time to a luxurious sanctuary set in the midst of a pristine ocean wilderness. Whether diving at Coiba National Park, watching Frigate birds at Islas Cocos, or just relaxing on one of the many private beaches, guests will recharge and rewind in the natural beauty of our island paradise.


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