Snorkel Coiba – Day Trip


Duration: Full Day – 8 ½ hours

Start: 8am at Water Baby Dive Center, Santa Catalina

Finish: 4.30pm to Water Baby Dive Center, Santa Catalina


Your adventure starts with us at 8 am at water baby dive center, by the swimming pool at Cabanas Timeout, Santa Catalina.

Enjoy a freshly prepared cup of coffee while we fit you with your snorkel gear

Our boat leaves directly from the steps below at approximately 08.00 am – 08.30 am with an average journey time of 1 hour 30 minutes to Coiba National Park.
Enjoy the scenic coastline on the way out and keep your eyes open as we often see pelagic birds and groups of dolphins on the boat. If you’re lucky they’re feeling sociable and will play in the wake of the dive boat!

Our day trip will include between 2 and 3 snorkelling sessions depending on timing and ocean conditions. In between snorkelling sessions we will stop for a lunch of sandwiches and fruit on a beautiful beach

We often also stop at the ANAM ranger station to register with Coiba National Park where you can sometimes see whiteface capuchin monkeys and ñeque (central american agouti)

Last snorkel is around 2pm and enjoy a cold beer on the journey back to Santa Catalina, arriving at Water Baby dive center by 4.30 pm



A typical snorkel session lasts approximately 45 minutes.

We frequently see white tip reef sharks, big schools of fish including blue trevally and big eye jacks, huge moray eels and turtles.

We can also see eagle rays, big schools of mobula rays and even whalesharks in Jan – April.

Practice your free-diving skills and swim underwater to look between the rocks and coral to see if you can spot the elusive frogfish or moray eels.



$ 100

Per DayIncluding $20 park fees

BBQ lunch upgrade

$ 10

Per PersonFish skewers, rice and salad

Our prices are all inclusive, encompassing everything you need for your trip:

  • Coiba National Park fees of $20
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Lunch (including sandwich and fruit)
  • Drinking water
  • Local beer for the journey back