Coiba Tour Schedules – Departure Dates

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 (up to April 2020) as listed below.

Arrival at Heliconia Departure for Coiba Return from Coiba Bookings 8 max
NO TOURS TO COIBA UNTIL
12 NOVEMBER TOO MUCH RAIN
18 NOVEMBER 19 NOVEMBER 21 NOVEMBER full
24 NOVEMBER 25 NOVEMBER 27 NOVEMBER
4 DECEMBER 5 DECEMBER 6 DECEMBER (1 NIGHT!)
9 DECEMBER 10 DECEMBER 12 DECEMBER FULL BY OPERATOR
13 DECEMBER 14 DECEMBER 16 DECEMBER 3 PLACES LEFT
17 DECEMBER 18 DECEMBER 20 DECEMBER 2 PLACES LEFT
25 DECEMBER 26 DECEMBER 28 DECEMBER FULL
29 DECEMBER 30 DECEMBER 31 DECEMBER (1 NIGHT!) FULL
1 JANUARY 2020 2 JANUARY 4 JANUARY FULL
8 JANUARY 9 JANUARY 12 JANUARY FULL BY UNIVERSITY usa
15 JANUARY 16 JANUARY 18 JANUARY 6 PLACES LEFT
21 JANUARY 22 JANUARY 24 JANUARY 2 PLACES LEFT
29 JANUARY 30 JANUARY 1 FEBRUARY 6 PLACES LEFT
1 FEBRUARY 2 FEBRUARY 4 FEBRUARY 6 PLACES LEFT
7 FEBRUARY 8 FEBRUARY 10 FEBRUARY 2 PLACES LEFT
13 FEBRUARY 14 FEBRUARY 16 FEBRUARY 5 PLACES LEFT
19 FEBRUARY 20 FEBRUARY 22 FEBRUARY (CARNIVAL SATURDAY) 8 PLACES LEFT
28 FEBRUARY 29 FEBRUARY 02 MARCH 6 PLACES ONLY
1 MARCH 2 MARCH 4 MARCH 6 PLACES ONLY
7 MARCH 8 MARCH 10 MARCH
13 MARCH 14 MARCH 16 MARCH 6 PLACES ONLY
15 MARCH 16 MARCH 18 MARCH 6 PLACES ONLY
21 MARCH 22 MARCH 24 MARCH
30 MARCH 31 MARCH 2 APRIL
6 APRIL 7 APRIL 9 APRIL (EASTER THURSDAY)
12 APRIL (EASTER SUNDAY) 13 APRIL 15 APRIL
20 APRIL 21 APRIL 23 APRIL

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; We avoid 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!