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Expedition Details

One Day or Multi-day Boat Expeditions & Camping on the Islands or Hotel Stay

Our private group experiences are where you can get lost in the islands of Coiba National Park with your own group of friends or family on a free-flowing journey of adventure. We are now offering a “Luxury Picnic” option for private day trips only for $75/ person!

Please Contact us for more Information about our Private Expeditions!

Prices USD

Season Rates:

  • Regular Season: $375
  • High Season: $390
  • Peak Season: $415

High Season Dates:

  • January 4 – February 24
  • March 1 – April 7
  • April 19 – April 30

Peak Season Dates:

  • December 24 – January 3 – Christmas & New Year
  • February 25 – 28 – Carnaval
  • April 8 – 18 – Semana Santa

Expedition Inclusions and Exclusions

What’s Included:

  • 3 days/2 night boat expedition and Island camping
  • Expedition leader with over 10 years of experience in Coiba National Park
  • Quality snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Tent or hammocAll freshly prepared meals, drinks, and snacks
  • The wild open nature and island living

What’s NOT Included:

  • Towel
  • 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 and 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 3 day/2 night expedition, you will need to pay $80 USD in cash before the boat leaves.

What Should You Bring?

  • 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
  • Drybag for electronics
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Rash guard for protection against the sun and jellyfish stings (optional – but very advisable)
  • 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 a large number of 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 forest, most of which is moist tropical forest. 40 species of mammals have been spotted on the island, including howler and white-faced Capuchin monkeys, white-tailed deer, and Coiban agoutis. 147 different species of birds have been identified, including the scarlet macaw which is becoming increasingly rare in Panama. Amphibians and reptiles are abundant as well—there are large crocodiles, snakes, and iguanas.

Animal Sightings Are Not Guaranteed! We will be adventuring through nature, the home of wild animals. Remember when you are 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 Elite 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 And Arrive?

We will meet at our office on the main street of Santa Catalina (next to Yolo pizza, across from Bodhi hostel) at 7:30am. We will return the last day of the trip sometime in the late afternoon.  Come in and see us in the office between 3-6:30pm 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 6:30pm, please let us know in advance.