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Stand up paddle through the mangroves

2 reviewsSona, Panama

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Experience hosted by Ollie

5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We pick you up from your hotel and drive you over to the small fishing harbour of Playa el Banco, close to Santa Catalina.
After a introduction and demonstration on how to paddle board we set off into the river to explore the mangrove jungle. We use the flow of the tide to assist us so the times of the tour vary depending on the high tide.
After an enjoyable paddle we take you though a secret channel to the beach where we go and enjoy a swim in the ocean with the opportunity to maybe sample a fallen coconut.
We return to the harbour where we first started after a couple of hours on the water then head back to Santa Catalina to be dropped off at your hotel.
We pick you up from your hotel and drive you over to the small fishing harbour of Playa el Banco, close to Santa Catalina.
After a introduction and demonstration on how to paddle board we set off into the river to explore the mangrove jungle. We use the flow of the tide to assist us so the times of the tour vary depending on the high tide.
After an enjoyable paddle we take you though a secret channel to the beach where we go and enjoy a…

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What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Transportation is provided to and from the location along with all the equi...
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Meet your host, Ollie

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I am the owner of SUP Santa Catalina and have been running my tours for 5 seasons. I have explored much of the local coastline around the area and developed the tour to where it is today.
I have been a surf and windsurfer instructor and at the moment I am also a certified dive master aswell as being a standup paddle guide. I am passionate about the environment and the wildlife we have here and enjoy sharing these experiences with my clients. I have a fantastic instructor called Matt, certified in standup paddle, and kayak instruction as well as group leading on and off the water, he is energetic, fun, highly experienced and knowledgable in both the biology of the mangroves and surrounding area. With Matt your sure to have a great time.
I am the owner of SUP Santa Catalina and have been running my tours for 5 seasons. I have explored much of the local coastline around the area and developed the tour to where it is today.
I have been a surf and windsurfer instructor and at the moment I am also a certified dive master aswell as being a standup paddle guide. I am passionate about the environment and the wildlife we have here and enjoy sharing these experiences with my clients. I have a fantastic instructor called Matt, certif…
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Where you'll be

Playa el banco is a small fishing harbor and the entrance to the mangrove river. It has a friendly community of local panamanian fishermen and there family and is un common to find foreign tourist here due to the location.

2 reviews

Silke
February 2020
The Tour was amazing! To paddle through the mangroves, be surrounded of the big roots and crabs crawling up the trees while hummingbirds are singing was like being in an other mystical world. Also we saw a lizard and something like a monkey or cat. At the end we had a beautiful view from the beach to other small green islands. Just the coconuts were already eaten. I would recommend the tour for every adventurer. Learning the basics of stand up paddling is pretty easy. But - don't miss the mosquito spray so that you can really enjoy your trip!
The Tour was amazing! To paddle through the mangroves, be surrounded of the big roots and crabs crawling up the trees while hummingbirds are singing was like being in an other myst…
Stephanie
January 2020
Ein wunderbarer Ausflug, den wir sofort wiederholen würden! :) Matt hat uns um 6.30h am Morgen in unserer Unterkunft in Santa Catalina abgeholt. Nach einer ca. 30 minütigen, sehr unterhaltsamen Autofahrt waren wir an unserem Startpunkt für die SUP-Tour angekommen. Matt hat uns sehr gut erklärt, wie wir die SUPs benutzen. Mit der hereinkommenden Flut haben wir uns auf den SUPs auf den Weg in die Mangroven gemacht. Es war traumhaft schön! Matt hat uns hier und da wertvolle Informationen zu Flora und Fauna gegeben. Er ist ausgebildeter Outdoor Activity Leiter, so dass er genau wusste, wann wir uns über weitere Information freuten und wann wir einfach nur die Ruhe in dieser wunderbaren Natur genießen wollten. Zum Abschluss ging es mit dem SUP zu einem sehr schönen Strand, wo wir im Meer schwammen und Matt uns eine frische Kokusnuss aufschlug und wir frisches Kokuswasser genossen. Insgesamt ein ganz toller Tag, den wir nur empfehlen können!!! Danke Matt, für den gelungenen Tag und die wunderbaren Erinnerungsfotos, die du mit deiner Kamera geschossen und uns zugesandt hast. A really wonderful day. Highly recommended!
Ein wunderbarer Ausflug, den wir sofort wiederholen würden! :) Matt hat uns um 6.30h am Morgen in unserer Unterkunft in Santa Catalina abgeholt. Nach einer ca. 30 minütigen, sehr u…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

The mangrove paddle tour depends on high tide , the times vary from day to day, we always try to operate the tour one hour before high tide.
Santa Catalina doesn't have any atm in the town.
Contact us for a bus schedule or more information regarding panama, or santa catalina

What to bring

Swim suit ,towel ,sun cream, hat , insect repellant