Nocturnal Boat Safari

A large percentage of the animals in Panama are nocturnal. During this nighttime tour, you’ll cruise the waterways near Gamboa and search for crocodiles, bats, monkeys and more.

During this night tour, you’ll ride in an open-air boat and look for animals in the water and on the land. A bilingual naturalist guide will help you spot and identify animals. The guide will also teach you about the habits of nocturnal creatures and reveal interesting facts about the Gamboa area.

The luminescent eyes of reptiles shine above the water and along the riverbank. Most reptiles, including crocodiles and caiman, are hunting during the night. You might hear the calls of a nightjar (a cousin of the whippoorwill) echoing across the water or see bats snatching insects from the star-filled sky. Keep your eyes trained on the trees for western night monkeys, two-toed sloths, and tropical opossums.

This tour is a good alternative to daytime nature walks, as you’ll see an entirely different variety of creatures.

This tour departs daily at 6:00 p.m. The duration of this tour depends on where you’re staying. If you’re staying in Panama City, the tour lasts around 3 hours; if you’re staying in Gamboa, it lasts around 1 hour; and if you’re staying in Playa Bonita, it lasts around 3 hours.

What to Bring:

comfortable clothing and shoes, long pants, insect repellent, camera, and flashlight.

What's Included:

transportation and bilingual guide.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

comfortable clothing and shoes, long pants, insect repellent, camera, and flashlight.

What's Included:

transportation and bilingual guide.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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