Day beds in the pool at Islas Secas resort allow guests to cool down while enjoying a spectacular view of the ocean | Islas Secas
A guest enjoys the magnificent sights on offer during the nature tours of the tropical wilderness of Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas
Two large birds fly over the horizon as the sun sets at Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas
A woman treads the shallows of the ocean on the beautiful islands of the Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas
Guests enjoy a spectacular diving experience at the Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas

Whale Watching in Coiba National Park

Seasonal whale watching at Islas Secas affords views such as this humpback whale breaching | Islas Secas

Epic whale encounters are one of nature’s highlights at Islas Secas

Not one but two populations of humpback whales pass our shores at different times of the year, and we are perfectly placed to watch them breach and blow in the waves. Watch their graceful antics from the resort, or take a sensitive excursion that respects these magnificent marine mammals.

Whale watching during peak season at Islas Secas, where guests can have intimate encounters with humpback whales | Islas Secas
The fin of a humpback whale as it dives under the water at Islas Secas, a resort that is also a foundation to protect the wildlife species that live there | Islas Secas
Humpback whales like this one can be seen in abundance during peak season at Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas

A uniqueLocation

Whale watching in the Gulf of Chiriquí and Coiba National Park offers an exceptional experience, the only known wintering area shared by both southern and northern hemisphere humpback whales. A small population migrates here between December and April, and July to October sees the arrival of a larger population of breeding humpbacks.

A humpback whale breaches spectacularly during a whale watching tour at Islas Secas| Islas Secas

Sustainability, Conservationand Nature in Panama

Our sustainable whale-watching program follows strict guidelines established by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, allowing guests to encounter these captivating creatures in a thoughtful and uncrowded manner.

Or, elevate your whale-watching adventure and enjoy a totally exclusive immersion in the extraordinary tropical archipelago of Islas Secas for you and your family, and book our Private Island Marine Safari.

Explore here
A humpback whale visible off the coast of the Isla Secas resort as part of a marine safari | Islas Secas


“As one of the leading birding experts and nature tour guides in Central America, it is an honor to now call Islas Secas my home.”


If you can’t find the answer to your question feel free to contact us via email or via phone, we will come back to you as soon as possible.

Get In Touch
  • From July to September, sightings of humpback whales are very much guaranteed.

  • During December to April, there are occasional sightings from the resort. The chances are higher from Coiba National Park, but this is not guaranteed.