Get the thrill of an action-packed day with Caribbean Adventure! Leave early and drive 1.5 hours to Portobelo to start the day with snorkeling in crystal clear Caribbean water. Enjoy a short boat trip across the bay to a nice beach for your first snorkel site and later at a reef wall for the second site. Bask in the warm ocean water and catch some sun! Return for lunch (not included), a historic tour of Portobelo and head back along the coast for the spectacular zip line/canopy tour over Lake Gatun!
Price: $150 per person, includes historic tour, tax/toll fees, transportation, snorkeling (plus option for scuba diving), visit to Portobelo (Caribbean fortress) and spectacular views of Lake Gatun, and canopy/zip line tours. Duration: ten hours. Minimum three people, tours available on Saturdays.
For every tour you book, a portion of the proceeds goes to Jetset Times #FuelTheFuture campaign with Give & Surf, specifically to fuel the boats that take local indigenous children and volunteers in Panama to school each day. Read more about why we love this organization on Jetset Times.
If you are unable to attend the tour, contact Barefoot Panama as soon as possible to arrange and reschedule the tour. If you are not at the designated meeting point by the time of your tour, Barefoot Panama reserves the right to not provide a refund.
Canceled or Postponed Tours
Occasionally, tours are canceled or postponed due to weather, mechanical failure, or other unforeseen events. Should this occur, Barefoot Panama will contact you about the cancellations and inform you of refund or exchange procedures for that tour. For exact instructions on any canceled or postponed tour, please contact Barefoot Panama. In the case of a cancellation of your tour, Barefoot Panama will refund your tour or reschedule another tour for you, as detailed below.
All sales are final. No refunds are allowed, though a partial refund of 50 percent will be granted if Barefoot Panama receives notice at least 48 hours in advance of tour start time. Barefoot Panama will offer refunds of the full face value of the tour(s) that are canceled or postponed (or, if a discounted tour, then instead the discounted tour price paid). No refunds are offered on any service or convenience fees.
To receive a refund for a canceled or postponed tour, contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org within three days of tour cancellation and write "refund" in the subject line. Instructions will be provided in order to obtain your refund.
No tour exchanges are offered by Barefoot Panama, except in certain cases. Contact Barefoot Panama by phone at +011 (507) 6780-3010 or by email at email@example.com to inquire about tour exchanges. Fees may apply.
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"My parents and I went on the Caribbean Adventure and the Monkey Island/Indian Village tours. We had a fantastic time! Both Ross and Gonzo were amazing. Super knowledgable, helpful, and just down right fun. The Caribbean Adventure with Ross was a full day of snorkeling, touring, and zip lining. We had a great group and loved it all. We did the Monkey Island/Indian Village tour with Gonzo on Christmas Eve and had a blast! We were able to see all of the great things that Panama has to offer. They took care of all our needs, were friendly, and we were able to learn so much about the country."
- Emma, Tustin, CA
"We were in Panama for a business trip of which the company had prearranged several optional tours. We opted to do our own research and decided to book 2 separate tours with Barefoot Panama. We were on the Panama Canal and City Tour and the CaribbeanAdventure -Snorkeling/ Zip-lining. Both tours were exceptional value for the money. We not only had a great time but learned a lot. But what makes Barefoot Panama a cut above is the tour directors themselves. The owner Kevin along with Ross were interesting, fun and truly caring professionals. We had the privilege to know them personally and they made our adventures in Panama exceptional. If you are in Panama there is only one tour company that deserves your business. You will not be disappointed."
- the5griswalds, San Diego, CA
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– Ian Yeoman
“I traveled with Kevin on a small group, 3 month overland trip from San Diego to Panama through all of Central American countries… He was always on top of things and resolved the issues without us hardly knowing they were happening. He was flexible to our needs and requests, whilst ensuring that we saw the best that each country/area had to show. His local knowledge was amazing so that we got to see things and go places that none of the other trips did. Because of Kevin’s skills I think that we saw more of the real country than we would have done otherwise. And he made it FUN.”
– Mark Enfield
“I have had the pleasure of going on two of Kevin’s trips. I was blown away by his detailed knowledge of the area, he know everything from great hiking spots and secret swimming holes to the best hotels, bars and restaurants. Kevin’s easygoing personality was matched by his first-rate organization. I could really relax on my vacations with him because I knew everything would run smoothly. He handled everything, down to the smallest details, and really took a personal interest in making sure I had the best trip possible. He’s a great tour guide and his tours in Panama are incredible!”
– Tim Hughes
“Kevin has great interpersonal skills, and an extensive knowledge base from which he operates as a gifted owner and tour manager of Barefoot Panama. His clients are glowing when relating their travel experiences and the care Kevin has taken with them. I feel completely confident and comfortable recommending Kevin’s services to anyone traveling in North or Central America.”
– Cory Friend
“Kevin has always provided me with unforgettable travel experiences. Whether participating in one of Barefoot Panama’s tours or using his expert advice – he has NEVER steered me wrong. Some of the best experiences I have had while traveling are due to Kevin and his expertise. He is FUN to boot.”
– Cara Knauer Clark
“Kevin O’Brien was my tour leader/ driver/ guide on a two week tour at Barefoot Panama…Throughout he was approachable, informative, amiable, helpful and fun to be with. He made me feel very much at ease and he never showed signs of stress after long days on the road. His standard of driving was exceptionally high and he certainly knew his way around – traveling with Kevin made me feel very safe. If I visit Central America in the future, I wouldn’t hesitate to travel with Kevin O’Brien again.”
– Marilyn Willwohl
“Kevin is an expert in the adventure travel industry, and you’ll never find a more responsible and original guide. He has the unique ability to manage a well-organized trip while providing guests with the spontaneity, excitement and pure fun that make lifelong memories. Kevin carries his integrity to his own business at Barefoot Panama. He is astute, trustworthy and delivers on his promises. With more than 10 years experience, in-depth knowledge of hundreds of destinations, unlimited local contacts and finely-tuned leadership skills, Kevin is outstanding in his field.”
– Kim DeLashmit
“Kevin was our guide on a ten day whirlwind of Panama. We had a great time snorkeling, hiking, and just relaxing in a hammock with a cold beer. Thanks for all the fun, looking forward to visiting again!”
– Thomas Strubinger
“One of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides that a traveler can ever hope to meet. His laid back personality is complemented by a true thirst for the best adventures and experiences life has to offer…Most of all Kevin does superior job providing quality tours and does it with a smile on his face, enjoying every step of the way. If you want to tour Panama in style, Kevin and Barefoot Panama is the way to go!”
– Elizabeth Ihle, Real Estate Agent, Barefoot In Panama, S.A.
“Kevin certainly knows Panama and all the best places to go. A very knowledgeable tour guide.”
– Stacy Repetto
“I have never vacationed better. Kevin and Barefoot Panama organized an experience that was out of this world and much too difficult to sum up in a sound bit. But more importantly, through the Panama experience he has become a friend and someone I will always trust.”
– Sean Gallagher