Experience Panama’s diverse jungle habitat.


The Jungle River Stand Up Paddle tour is a unique experience. From Santa Catalina, We take you to the small fishing village of Playa El Banco where we enter the water and paddle upstream exploring the mangrove forests and hidden channels of the river.

The tour is around 2 1/2 hours on the water and is suitable for everyone from complete beginner to experienced paddleboarders

We start every session off with an introduction and lesson in how to paddle a board for those who haven’t done it before.

We launch from a safe entry point and flow with the incoming tide. We return once the tide has changed making this an easy but rewarding paddle.

Sightings of Pacific seabirds are very common and also a chance to see jumping fish and other marine life.

Standup paddleboarding is becoming very popular and this is a fantastic way to explore the natural area and experience a tropical adventure.

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The price of the tour is $40

This includes transport to and from the site and all the SUP equipment.

The tours are run by an experienced English speaking guide

The times of the tours vary depending on tide times and pre-booking is required.

We operate tours for 1-4 people, however, tours for larger groups (up to 8) can be arranged.

Your Guides

Ollie Panama SUP Guide
My name is Ollie and I am the owner/operator of SUP Santa Catalina here in Panama
I have been involved in the water sports industry for over 15 years working as either a surf instructor, windsurf instructor or guiding stand up paddle tours.
Life should be lived. adventure is what I live for and I wish to share what I do with you.


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