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BIRDING BY BOAT

YOU NEED TO TURN OFF

Break free from your everyday. Experience time in nature.

Make personal connections.

"Honestly, I have never been anywhere as photographically engaging as Tranquilo Bay on Bastimentos Island in the Bocas del Toro archipelago on the Caribbean side of northern Panama….There can not be many places in the world to equal the easy accessible tropical variety of Tranquilo Bay."

Steve Ingraham, Lightshedder.com

BOOK A BIRDWATCHING ADVENTURE

Birding Panama Bananaquit

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Let Go of Your Everyday

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CONNECT

With Nature

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RECHARGE

Explore the Reef & Rainforest

BIRDING PANAMA VACATION PACKAGE

 

7 Day / Night Package within Western Panama

$1725 per person / double occupancy

7 days guided birding within the Western Caribbean Slope

Bird Tranquilo Bay Trails, Zapatilla Cayes, Synder Canal, Bird Island, Green Acres Chocolate Farm, mainland Punto Robalo to the Continental Divide and Bastimentos National Marine Park.

January - November Annually // Subject to Availability

HOW IS TRANQUILO BAY DIFFERENT?

Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge is an all-inclusive regenerative resort in Bocas del Toro, Panama. We know that many parties struggle to find the right birding vacation and are concerned about what all-inclusive really means when they go to book their stay. We understand this challenge. Thus, we honor our guests’ stay by being clear about what is and isn’t included.  

Our team curates your stay using your details. You spend your time disconnecting from the everyday, trying new things, seeing new birds, and relaxing with your party members.

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Birding at Sunrise from Bocas Canopy Tower

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Shore Birding at Snyder Canal with Tranquilo Bay

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BOOK A BIRDING ADVENTURE

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From your cabana, on the rainforests edge overlooking the Caribbean Sea, wake to the morning call of hundreds of Red-lored Parrots, the beautiful voice of flocks of Montezuma Oropendolas, and the mysterious sounds of the Green Ibis on the wing. Take coffee on your private elevated veranda as humming birds zip by, raptors hunt for their morning meal and brown pelicans share a few sardines with the magnificent frigates, just beyond the mangrove forest. Hundreds of trees, bushes, and flowering plants have been strategically blended throughout our living areas to attract a diverse variety of birds without the use of feeders.

BIRDING PANAMA

Tranquilo Bay has listed over 230 species of birds on-sight and over 550 from our daily excursions to nearby bird-rich environments. Bocas del Toro, Panama is geologically gifted, creating extreme species diversity; there are an incredible variety of ecosystems, habitats and altitudinal zones only a short distance from the lodge. Our guides are passionate about observing wildlife, excellent at spotting as well as identification and frequently work with bird watching groups and individuals with birding specific itineraries.

OVER 1000 SPECIES

Bird watching in Panama, an area roughly the size of South Carolina, includes over 1000 recorded bird species, more than the U.S. and Canada Combined. The Province of Bocas del Toro hosts two overlapping Endemic Bird Areas, (EBA 019) Central American Caribbean Slope and (EBA 020) Panama and Costa Rica Highlands. A Panama birding tour is not complete without visiting western Panama’s Caribbean slope, one of the most important areas for restricted range avifauna in the world.

BIRD & WILDLIFE WATCHING

Tranquilo Bay is located on 200 pristine acres, adjacent to Bastimentos National Marine Park, amongst the convergence of 3 distinct ecosystems. This creates an extremely diverse and unique wildlife observation site where flora and fauna overlap from separate worlds increasing diversity. In a week it is possible to identify over 100 species of birds without leaving the property. There are several elevated porches throughout the facility, creating an incredible eye-level view. While birding onsite you might also encounter white-faced capuchin monkeys, night monkeys, two and three toed sloths, iguanas, caiman, butterflies, a variety of frogs and lizards, and within the canopy a collage of rain forest hardwood and fruit trees, lianas, mangroves, ferns, orchids and cycads.

WESTERN CARIBBEAN SLOPE

In western Panama the Caribbean Slope of the Talamanca mountain range, Tranquilo Bay’s back yard, plunges some 11,000 feet from the high alpine forest of La Amistad National Park into the lowland rainforests bordering the Caribbean Sea, in a span of less than 40 miles. Within the areas we explore from our comfortable facility the altitude ranges from 7,000 feet to sea level in a zone where over 550 species of birds can be found. This extreme biodiversity and high level of endemic species is due to abrupt changes in altitudinal zones and extreme geographic features creating many distinct ecosystems, as well as, migratory corridors.

CANOPY OBSERVATION TOWER

Tranquilo Bays latest eco-adventure soars 100’ above sea level; bringing you to the top of the forest canopy for a panoramic birds-eye view of three distinctly different ecosystems within Bastimentos National Marine Park. The bird watching, wildlife and photo opportunities from this incredible vantage point are truly sublime.

CENTRAL LOCATION

Our central location in the archipelago allows us to explore freely, traveling by boat directly from the facility for all of our excursions. Due to dramatic geographic formations and Bocas del Toro’s dynamic environment the range of different bird habitats seem endless.

YOUR GUIDES

Jim, Jay and Renee did an outstanding job with this place. They made us feel like we were part of their family... I cannot stress enough how wonderful this place is. It is a slice of paradise.
J & B, New York
  • Natalia Decastro Guide Tranquilo Bay

    NATALIA

    Naturalist Guide
    Adventure Leader

  • Ramon Fernandez Guide Tranquilo Bay

    RAMON

    Naturalist Guide
    Adventure Leader

  • Jim Kimball Owner Tranquilo Bay

    JIM

    Owner / Operator
    Adventure Leader
    Group Sales & Marketing

Everything was perfect:  the accommodations, the food, the people and especially the personal attention we received from all of you and Ramon and Natalia.
J & M, New York

FIELD NOTES

COMPANIES WE HAVE GUIDED

ATHLETA

CONDE NAST TRAVELLER

INC. MAGAZINE

SPORTFISHING MAGAZINE

VENT

JACK HANNA’S “INTO THE WILD”

AMERICAN BIRDING ASSOCIATION

FIELD GUIDES