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Whale Watching @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.

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.

Our 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. For more information visit



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