Coiba Departures 2018/19

Access to some reefs and trails depend on the tides (the difference can be as much as 5 m/17 ft), so some days are better for visiting Coiba than others. We have identified the best departure dates for the coming season (November 2018 to April 2019) as listed below:

Arrival at Heliconia Departure for Coiba Return from Coiba Bookings 8 max
28 DEC 29 DEC 31 DEC Full and completed
2 JAN 3 JAN 5 JAN Full
5 JAN 6 JAN 8 JAN Full
11 JAN 12 JAN 14 JAN 2 spaces left
27 JAN 28 JAN 30 JAN 3 spaces left
2 FEB 3 FEB 5 FEB 2 spaces left
5 FEB 6 FEB 8 FEB 4 spaces left
11 FEB 12 FEB 14 FEB
19 FEB 20 FEB 22 FEB
25 FEB 26 FEB 28 FEB
6 MARCH 7 MARCH 9 MARCH 6 spaces left
11 MARCH 12 MARCH 14 MARCH 2 requested
19 MARCH 20 MARCH 22 MARCH
26 MARCH 27 MARCH 29 MARCH
2 APRIL 3 APRIL 5 APRIL can be a day later too
9 APRIL 10 APRIL 12 APRIL FULL
16 APRIL 17 APRIL 19 APRIL (good Friday) booked by operator
24 APRIL 25 APRIL 27 APRIL FULL
1 JULY 2 JULY 4 JULY
6 JULY 7 JULY 8 JULY
15 JULY 16 JULY 18 JULY
22 JULY 23 JULY 25 JULY
29 JULY 30 JULY 1 AUGUST
5 AUGUST 6 AUGUST 8 AUGUST
12 AUGUST 13 AUGUST 15 AUGUST
21 AUGUST 22 AUGUST 24 AUGUST
28 AUGUST 29 AUGUST 31 AUGUST

Since we partner with locals, we avoid separating them from their families on important holidays, so we don’t go to Coiba on Panama’s Mother’s Day (8 Dec); Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year; Carnival and Easter weekend.

If you wish to plan ahead for your vacation and Coiba trip: Tides are good the weeks of new and full moons (low tide mid morning) and also just before and up to the first and last quarter moons (low tides in the afternoon). But please contact us!