Tour Schedules – Departure Dates

We are glad you are planning dates. We do camp, but we cannot leave our camp between tours. We do need two boats besides the boat for the tour when camping, one to set up and one for breaking off the camp.  We plan the tours back to back to divide the costs of the logistics. Once we have one trip with people, we offer promotions to make the trip more efficient.  2 alone is expensive, but when right before or after another trip with more people, we may be able to lower the price. The camping trips have 1 night in Heliconia and 2 nights on the Coiba camp. You will be back around midday in Heliconia B&B.  The trips are scheduled with good tides.

We also offer our Coiba Bahia Honda trips, they are more popular for early July or early September, or when it rains more than expected. This package has 1 night in Heliconia and 1 night in a fisherman’s village (with air conditioning) on an island in Bahia Honda at 30 minutes from Coiba. With this tour, if weather permits, we will be back in Heliconia between 3 and 4 pm. If weather is windy or rain expected in the afternoon, we rise earlier to return earlier in the afternoon.

Both tours snorkel at least in 5 reefs and do 2 walks. The camping trip has an extra mangrove tour by boat. Both tours can drop you in Santa Catalina if the tide permits, do ask us in advance. The Bahia Honda tour can have an add on with a mangrove tour in Quebro, Mariato for the next morning, if staying the extra night with us at Heliconia.

The very long daytrip (9 hours) we only do as a special requests for a group of birders with trails and a minimum to no snorkeling. We do provide other day trips within Mariato District  (we are NOT based in Santa Catalina), including Cerro Hoya National Park, Mangroves by foot or by boat, Tidal Pool Adventures, Garden short trips or Observational Drawing trips and courses. The turtles are laying eggs again and the first whales have been spotted! Baby turtles are expected in August. We hope to entertain you for more beside Coiba!

Arrival at Heliconia Tour date(s) Specifics Bookings 6 max
It is June and it is raining a lot! We are planting trees and do nature education locally
5 July 6 July Coiba Bahia Honda weekendtrip overnight bahia honda 6 places left. NEW
12 July 13 July Coiba Bahia Honda with KIDS overnight bahia honda 2 to 4 places left
15 July 16 July Whale watching – 3 to 6 hrs 6 places left
16 July 17 July Cerro Hoya Low -daytrip can also be a day later 2 places left
20 July 21 and 22 July Coiba camp 1 overnight coiba camp FULL (fam 5p + 1)
x 21 July Whale watching welcome if staying elsewhere 4 places left (2 go)
22 July 23 and 24 July Coiba camp 2 overnight coiba camp 6 places left!
24 July 25 and 26 July Coiba camp 3 overnight coiba camp FULL (fam 5p)
28 July cerro hoya camp for beetle scientist return 31 July
30 July Whale watching daytrip welcome if staying elsewhere.  4 places left (2 go)
3 August 4 and 5 August Coiba camp 1 overnight coiba camp 4 places left !!!
5 August 6 and 7 August Coiba camp 2 overnight coiba camp FULL (3 + 2)
7 August 8 and 9 August Coiba camp 3 overnight coiba camp FULL (4 + 1)
14 August 15 August CERRO HOYA daytrip daytrip cerro hoya 2 left
15 August 16 August WHALE WATCHING daytrip in the bay 4 places left
22 August 23 and 24 August Coiba camp 1 overnight coiba camp FULL (4 +3)
24 August 25 and 26 August Coiba camp 2 overnight coiba camp 4 go, 2 left
13 to 15 September Turtle fair in Mata Oscura, Mariato
18 September 19 September  1 night bahia honda tour operator FULL
In November Panama celebrates, we start slow weather permitting, no camp
15 November 16 Nov Bahia Honda Weekend trip overnight Bahia Honda 6 to 8 places left
20 November 21 November Bahia Honda overnight Bahia Honda 6 to 8 places left
28 November 29 Nov Bahia Honda Weekend trip overnight Bahia Honda 6 to 8 places left
5 December 6 December Bahia Honda overnight Bahia Honda 6 to 8 places left
13 December 14 and 15 Dec Coiba camp 1 overnight coiba camp 6 places left
15 December 16 and 17 Dec Coiba camp 2 overnight coiba camp 6 places left
20 December 21 and 22 Dec Coiba camp -double overnight coiba camp 6 to 8 places left
Tides bad at Xmas so only  Arrival 28, 29 and 30  coiba overnight coiba camp 6 to 8 places left
4 January 2025 5 and 6 January Coiba camp overnight coiba camp 6 to 8 places left
8 to 12 January planning for cerro hoya camp for our ecostories project…(bad tides too)
reserved by us
14 January daytrip Cerro Hoya daytrip
14 January 15 and 16 January Coiba camp overnight coiba camp 6 to 8 places left
20 January 21 and 22 January Coiba camp overnight coiba camp 6 to 8 places left
27 January 28 and 29 January Coiba camp 1 overnight coiba camp 6 places left
29 January 30 and 31 January Coiba camp 2 overnight coiba camp 6 places left
4 February 5 February Bahia Honda overnight Bahia Honda 6 to 8 places left
10 February 11 and 12 February Coiba camp 1 overnight coiba camp 6 places left
12 February 13 and 14 February Coiba camp 2 overnight coiba camp 6 places left
18 February 19 and 20 February Coiba camp overnight coiba camp 6 to 8 places left
25 February 26 and 27 February Coiba camp overnight coiba camp 6 to 8 places left
no coiba tours  between 28 Feb and 4 March Carnivales
4 March 5 and 6 March Coiba camp overnight coiba camp 6 to 8 places left

We partner with locals and try to avoid separating staff from their families on important holidays. This is why 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 do not schedule Carnival and Easter because they tend to be more crowded than we like.

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