Kayak on the Chagres River & Panama Canal

Kayak on the Chagres River & Panama Canal

From US$ 330 per person

Head out from Panama City to Gatun Dam on a full-day journey. Go kayaking on the Chagres River, paddling through the tropical forest to the Caribbean Ocean. Paddle down the Panama Canal, stopping to let huge ships pass through on their way to the Orient.

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Small group
Limited to 12 participants
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Duration 9 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Live tour guide


  • Paddle through the dense forest in expedition kayaks
  • Pass through Panama Canal Gatun Locks and Gatun Dam via car
  • See Fort San Lorenzo, the largest fortification built in Panama
Full description
Travel from Panama City to Gatun Dam, a 1.5-hour trek away, for a full day of kayaking on the Chagres River. To get there, you will drive across the Panama Canal through the Gatun Locks. At the locks, you may have to wait for ships to pass, and while you're waiting, will learn more about the history of the area. Upon arriving at your launch spot, head out on a paddling expedition with your kayak, making your way through dense, tropical forest, all the way to the Caribbean Ocean. It is here where Spanish conquistadores built Fort San Lorenzo. Take in the beauty of the waking jungle around you before enjoying the trip back.
  • All mentioned transportation
  • Expedition kayaks and gear
  • Guides
  • Meals

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Change of clothes

    Know before you go

    • Anyone between 12 and 70, in good health, can participate. Minors must travel with a responsible adult.
    • Bring along a pair of shorts for navigating, sneakers or strapped sandals, a cap, sun block, a light jacket or windbreaker (in case of rain), a towel, and a dry set of clothes for the trip back.
    • Do not bring along any object than can be damaged by water or valuables like jewels, cash, credit cards, etc.
    • Your guide is trained in kayak navigation skills, first-aid, and CPR.
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    Product ID: 30990