• Day17

    Isla Coiba kayaking, snorkeling, camping

    January 20, 2020 in Panama ⋅ ⛅ 84 °F

    We booked a 3-day 2-night kayak snorkeling and camping trip with fluid adventures.

    A lot of people do day snorkeling trips to some of the islands in rhis Maritime Park. But we wanted a little more time out there. And now the only way to spend the night on the island is through this trip or one other outfitter.

    This used to be a penal colony until about 25 years ago and now it's a protected world heritage site like the Galapagos.

    After an hour and a half boat ride, we set up camp and picked up our kayaks. We swam out from our site to a great snorkelling site right away. Over the three days, we saw lots of large sea turtles, sharks (white tip reef), eels, manta rays, and dozens of schools of colorful fish.

    Of course we had rain but that's part of the adventure. We had good company with two couples from Canada and our guide was from Canada too.

    Check out this short film from a new app I'm trying out. It's from Traverous. They take geotags and time stamps from photos and videos and make this presentation.

    The whole photo album is here.
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