From $290

  • Snokelers and Whale Shark
  • Arial view of Coiba Island

Expedition Details

2 Day Boat Expedition & 1 Night Camping on the Island

Join a group of like-minded travellers and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure exploring the islands of Coiba National Park. On this journey, we will have 2 full days and 1-night camping on the Island.

Snorkel through one of the most extensive and biodiverse marine parks in the world. Walk along the trails of Coiba Island and look for wild and endangered jungle animals. Relax on the unspoiled white-sand beaches of Rancheria. Discover the park’s most iconic landmarks, including the Antigua Penal.

After a long day, our crew will set up for the night at our base camp on one of the islands. Enjoy dinner and a couple of beers, share stories as the moon rises, and fall asleep to the sound of the waves, ready for another day of adventure!

*This trip does not include Playa Machete. If you want to have Playa Machete in your journey, you can join the 3D/2N trip or 4D/3N trip or build your private trip.

Prices USD

Season Rates:

  • Regular Season: $290
  • Peak Season: $320

Peak Season Dates:

  • Christmas & New Year: December 20 – January 5 (Please be advised we are closed on Christmas Day, December 25, & New Year’s Day, January 1)
  • Carnaval: February 28 – March 4
  • Semana Santa: April 13 – 19

Expedition Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s Included:

  • 2 days, 1-night boat expedition and island camping
  • Expedition Leader
  • Quality snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Tent or hammock
  • All freshly prepared meals, drinks, and snacks
  • The wild open nature and island living
  • Rash Guard

What’s NOT Included:

  • Tip for the expedition leader/crew
  • Perfect weather
  • All transfer/bank fees
  • Accommodation before and after the trip

Additional Costs – USD

Coiba National Park Fees (PER DAY)

  • Panamanian citizens & residents $5
  • Non-Panamanians $20

This environmental fee helps with the preservation and maintenance of the park and is paid directly to Coiba National Park on the day of the trip. This fee is not included in the price and must be paid IN CASH before you board the boat. You pay the fee for each day you are in Coiba National Park. If you are a non-Panamanian taking the 2-day, 1-night expedition, you will need to pay $40 in cash before the boat leaves.

What Should You Bring?

We recommend the following:

  • Bathing suit and beach clothes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Sandals or reef shoes
  • Shoes for hiking (we do not recommend flip flops/sandals for hiking)
  • Towel
  • Dry bag for electronics
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Headlamp or flashlight

All guests of Discover Coiba must bring a valid passport on the boat. Once we are inside the park, the rangers will check the date of the stamp in your passport to make sure you are in the country legally. You will not be permitted to board the boat without a valid passport (or cedula for Panamanian citizens and residents).

What Are You Going To See?

Panama’s Coiba National Park is incredible and exotic and was identified as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2005. Set along the Pacific coast near the Gulf of Chiriquí, this massive park protects the country’s largest island and some of the most biologically rich waters in the world. The park is home to many marine species, including dolphins, humpback whales, sperm whales, orcas, whale sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, and white-tip reef sharks. 760 species of fish have been recorded here, including Barracudas, Snappers, Amberjack, and Marlin.

Coiba Island is covered in over two-thirds of virgin forests, most of which are moist tropical forests. 40 species of mammals have been spotted on the island, including howler and white-faced Capuchin monkeys, white-tailed deer, and Coiban agoutis. 147 species of birds have been identified, including the scarlet macaw, which is becoming increasingly rare in Panama. Amphibians and reptiles are also abundant, including large crocodiles, snakes, and iguanas.

Animal Sightings Are Not Guaranteed! We will be adventuring through nature, the home of wild animals. Remember, when planning the length of your trip, the more time you spend in nature, the more animal encounters you will likely have.

Who Is The Trip For?

The Coiba Classic Experience is a sociable experience shared with people from all over the world.

Unfortunately, our camping overnight expeditions are not suitable for children under 14 years old. Check out our Coiba Hotel Experience if you have children under 14.

There is no upper age limit, all you need is an adventurous spirit!

Our crew members are happy and ready to help any explorers who are worried about their physical capabilities in the water. We also have life jackets that can be worn while swimming.

Warning – This expedition is not for everyone! We are exploring through nature and may experience bad weather, rough waves, jellyfish stings, mosquito bites, limited privacy, and/or sunburn. A sense of adventure and a positive attitude are highly recommended.

When Do Trips Depart & Arrive?

We will meet at our office on the main street of Santa Catalina next to the Yolo Pizza Restaurant on Principal Street across from Bodhi hostel at 8:30 am. We will return on the last day of the trip sometime in the late afternoon. Come in and see us in the office between 3-6:30 pm before the day of your scheduled trip to check in. Please present a valid ID (passport, driver’s license, cedula) upon check-in. If you are arriving late in the evening and are unable to check in before 6:30 pm, please let us know in advance.

Application Instructions


Please fill out the application form for your chosen expedition trip to join the journey.

By filling out this application form, you are requesting a seat on the boat for a specific expedition trip for your specified date(s). You will be asked to pay once we confirm your requested trip availability. You will receive a booking email from us after you submit your application indicating the availability and instructions on how to submit your payment. Your reservation will be confirmed once your payment has been made in full.

Select your desired month of travel and browse through available expedition dates. You may also choose alternate dates. After selecting your preferences, please help us get to know you more by completing some personal information. Let us know why you want to journey with us and who else is coming.

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