Coiba Departures

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 HeliconiaDeparture for CoibaReturn from CoibaBookings 8 max
NO TOURS TO COIBA UNTIL
12 NOVEMBERTOO MUCH RAIN
13 NOVEMBER14 NOVEMBER16 NOVEMBERCAMP SET UP IF POSSIBLE
18 NOVEMBER19 NOVEMBER21 NOVEMBER1 OPCIONAL
24 NOVEMBER25 NOVEMBER27 NOVEMBER
4 DECEMBER5 DECEMBER6 DECEMBER (1 NIGHT!)
9 DECEMBER10 DECEMBER12 DECEMBERFULL BY OPERATOR
13 DECEMBER14 DECEMBER16 DECEMBER6 PLACES LEFT, 2 OPTIONS
17 DECEMBER18 DECEMBER20 DECEMBER
25 DECEMBER26 DECEMBER28 DECEMBERFULL
29 DECEMBER30 DECEMBER31 DECEMBER (1 NIGHT!)2 TO 3 PLACES LEFT
1 JANUARY 20202 JANUARY4 JANUARYFULL
8 JANUARY9 JANUARY12 JANUARYFULL BY UNIVERSITY usa
15 JANUARY16 JANUARY18 JANUARY6 PLACES LEFT
22 JANUARY23 JANUARY25 JANUARY
29 JANUARY30 JANUARY1 FEBRUARY6 PLACES LEFT
1 FEBRUARY2 FEBRUARY4 FEBRUARY6 PLACES LEFT
7 FEBRUARY8 FEBRUARY10 FEBRUARY6 PLACES LEFT, 2 OPERATOR
13 FEBRUARY14 FEBRUARY16 FEBRUARY5 PLACES LEFT
19 FEBRUARY20 FEBRUARY22 FEBRUARY (CARNIVAL SATURDAY)6 PLACES LEFT
28 FEBRUARY29 FEBRUARY02 MARCH6 PLACES ONLY
1 MARCH2 MARCH4 MARCH6 PLACES ONLY
7 MARCH8 MARCH10 MARCH
13 MARCH14 MARCH16 MARCH6 PLACES ONLY
15 MARCH16 MARCH18 MARCH6 PLACES ONLY
21 MARCH22 MARCH24 MARCH
30 MARCH31 MARCH2 APRIL
6 APRIL7 APRIL9 APRIL (EASTER THURSDAY)
12 APRIL (EASTER SUNDAY)13 APRIL15 APRIL
20 APRIL21 APRIL23 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!