Rainforest Expedition Photography boat F

For the photography tours boat you can either use your own cameras, which can be mounted to the swivel chairs gimbal system, or you can use our cameras.

For the keen Birders we offer an option to hire a Specialist Bird Guide.

Snail Kite eating an Apple Snail at Gatu

Lake Bird Photography

Boat Tour

Gatun Lake

Panamá Canal

3-Hours on the boat

Book for 1: $185 p.p.

Book for 2: $135 p.p.

Book for 3: $120 p.p.

Book for 4: $110 p.p

Our custom designed photography boat is able to approach and position itself very close to birds enabling us to take incredible photos of birds behaving naturally.

Includes:

  • Use of a pro-level Camera and 150-600mm telephoto lens

  • Photography and Wildlife host (Owner/English)

  • SD card with your photos to take away with you

  • 10 professionally edited photos (sent via email)

  • 1-minute Video of your tour (sent via Whatsapp)

  • Refreshments and snacks

 

No photography experience required

  • Min. 1 seat : Max. 4 seats

Private Tour
(max. 4 persons)

Tours depart: 07:00 am and 10:30 am

Purple Gallinule with a baby Slider Turt

River Bird Photography

Boat Tour

Rio Chagres

 3-Hours on the boat

Book for 1: $145 p.p.

Book for 2: $115 p.p.

Book for 3: $105 p.p.

Book for 4: $100 p.p.

At certain times of the year, the sightings on the Rio Chagres are better than those on Gatun Lake.  There is also a chance to see a variety of different birds.  Time permitting we recommend that you do both a lake and river tour.

Includes:

  • Use of a pro-level camera and 150-600mm lens

  • Photography and Wildlife host (Owner/English)

  • SD card with your photos to take away with you

  • 10 professionally edited photos (sent via email)

  • 1-minute Video of your tour (sent via Whatsapp)

  • Refreshments and snacks

No photography experience required

  • Min. 1 seat : Max. 4 seats

Private Tour
(max. 4 persons)

Tour departs: 06:30 am

Snowy Egret roosting on Gatun Lake

Early Bird River Boat Tour

Rio Chagres

3-Hours on the boat

Book for 1: $135 p.p.

Book for 2: $95 p.p.

Book for 3: $85 p.p.

Book for 4: $75 p.p.

The best time to be on the Rio Chagres is from dawn to mid morning.  The bird life along the river at that time is prolific.  In February when the Erythrina trees are in blossom, one can see and photograph Red-Lored Parrots drinking nectar from the petals.  But you need to be there really early to catch them before they head off to the forests!

On this tour you get to use your own spotting and photography equipment.

Includes:

  • The exclusive use of the boat

  • A boat captain who will also act as a spotter and guide

  • Refreshments and snacks

  • Min. 1 seat : Max. 4 seats

Private Tour
(max. 4 persons)

Tour departs: 07:00 am

Pro photography boat tour Gatun Lake

 River Bird Boat Tour with Specialist Bird Guide

Rio Chagres

 3-Hours on the boat

Book for 1: $210 p.p.

Book for 2: $135 p.p.

Book for 3: $110 p.p.

Book for 4: $95 p.p.

This tour is similar the River Tour above, but on this tour we provide a Specialist Bird Guide.  A Bird Guide will substantially increase the number birds you will identify and find in the dense undergrowth, or canopy tree tops.  Our Guide will also share fascinating insights into each species, with explanations on how to differentiate similar species from another. 

On this tour you get to use your own spotting and photography equipment.

Includes:

  • The exclusive use of the boat

  • A Specialist Bird Guide

  • A boat captain who will also act as a spotter and guide

  • Refreshments and snacks

  • Min. 1 seat : Max. 4 seats

Private Tour
(max. 4 persons)

Tour departs: 06:30 am