We are first and foremost concierges experienced in planning for group boating and water-sports activities in Las Perlas.
An example of pricing for large groups is provided here, as quoted for a wedding party.
“To accommodate up to 30 people in up to four boats on a 3-hour tour in Las Perlas, our price will be $65 per person, minimum of nine people. A deposit of 25% will be required to book a reservation. The balance of the reservation will be required in cash upon arrival in Contadora.
Some large groups prefer to pay the total tour price in advance, which we can accommodate by accepting a one-time payment for the total price of the tour prior to the tour date.
Our tours are more than just a boat ride, they are an authentic Panama experience. Our guides take you out in traditional and photographic fishing boats called pangas (or water-taxis) popular with tourists as sightseeing boats with shade for passengers and ease of access.
To ensure safety, and allow for the most all-encompassing experience, each boat will have a captain in addition to guides who lead the tours and are also snorkel instructors who are in the water with the guests to point out the underwater marine life.
The many snorkeling and sightseeing stops are all within a few miles of one another which allows for plenty of flexibility in terms of fun on the beaches and in the water.
The guided tours can combine water activities such as fishing, snorkeling, beach coming and island hopping. Spearguns are available to rent on guided tours under the supervision of a spearfishing instructor. We customize the tour to meet the special interests of the group members.
The duration of a day-tour to Las Perlas is five hours which allows time for guests to relax after the 3-hour water activity boat tour to relax on shore and eat before heading back on the ferry to Panama City.
Snorkel gear, snacks, and iced beverages are included, however, with that large a group and to conserve space on the boats, we will rotate snorkel gear so that everyone will have a chance to snorkel with a guide.
Because of the logistic involved in collecting from the client and then paying the ferry transportation, we quote the tour prices separate from the transportation cost, and we collect form the client only for the tour price.
The ferry transportation cost p/p we can facilitate by making the ferry reservation on the SeaLas Perlas Ferry for the group if the clients communicate to us the names and passport #’s of group members with the stipulation that the group will pay cash for their ferry passage at the check-in desk on the day of their trip. Group members benefit from our reserving their passage by paying the discounted ferry fare of $75 p/p (a savings of $15 p/p over the regular fare).
We can also facilitate vans to transport the group in vans to and from the hotel to the ferry landing. The charge for transportation will be separate, but you can estimate $40 per van total for the pickup and transportation of up to 10 passengers per van.
What makes for the best experience is for direct communication between our company and the group spokesperson. Please encourage people to take a look at our website http://pearlislandsdaytours.com/, and contact me to schedule a time to talk in person.” – ilene little