Whale breached out of water
Dolphin fully jumping out of water


Whale Healing and Wisdom Retreat
in the Pearl Islands, Panama
September 2 - 9, 2018



Follow your heart to the Whales

2018 is the year of following your heart’s desires. What is your heart’s desire? Are you asking for adventure, a change of scenery, time to relax and heal, or perhaps you are called to swim with the wild Pantropical Spotted Dolphins? or Imagine yourself floating in the 83 degree water, bathed by the mysterious song of the singing male Humpback Whale nearby. Or maybe you wish to connect with the Divine through beauty and nature, and in this process reconnect to your Self? If your heart’s desire says yes to any of these, come join us in this life changing Magical 5-day Healing Retreat where you can completely unplug and immerse yourself in the healing energies of the whales and dolphins. Journey into the remembrance of oneness in the tropical paradise of the Pearl Islands, Panama.


Join Linda Johns and Anne Gordon de Barrigón for healing with whales and dolphins: Whale Healing and Wisdom Retreat. The retreat begins Monday, September 3 so you can fly in on Sunday, September 2nd. If you are not planning to stay for the Emberá Village Tour, you can schedule to leave on Sunday, September 9th. Of course, you can come early, and we will arrange for an English speaking guide to pick you up and take you to the hotel. The Gamboa Rainforest Resort is a beautiful hotel right on the Chagres River and near the canal. They have beautiful grounds, each room has a balcony with a hammock. You can see toucans, agoutis and even capybaras on the hotel grounds. They have a gorgeous pool and a spa, plus many tours, even some free ones and there is a wildlife rescue facility and sloth sanctuary on the grounds.

For those doing the village overnight tour, we will get back to Panama City in the early afternoon on Sept. 10th, you can take an evening flight out that night or anytime on Sept. 11th.

Whale Healing and Wisdom Retreat Itinerary

Gamboa Resort Hotel, Panama





Whale & Dolphin watching on a boat in the Pearl Islands

We will stay on the tranquil island of Contadora in a beautiful ocean front hotel. Each day we go out on a catamaran sailboat to connect and communicate with the whales and dolphins. Linda will offer instruction and guidance to help connect with the Quantum field of unlimited possibilities and awaken your natural abilities to communicate with all of life. Experience powerful meditations and healings while being gently rocked by the waves or held by the white sands (this, of course, is optional). Join us for a truly unforgettable life changing spiritual Journey where the whales and dolphins become our teachers, helping us, and showing us the way to align with power, mindful-presence, and love, in all levels of our life.

The catemaran is stable and has spacious decks with easy whale and dolphin viewing for all on board. The boat has shaded areas and is equipped with full working bathrooms and has all the up-to-date safety equipment and communication systems.

Our captain and crew will prepare a delicious lunch on board the boat, sometimes while we drift with the whales, or we can stop at one of the many uninhabited islands to explore the secluded white sand beaches or snorkel a beautiful coral reef teeming with many species of colorful fish




Panama is the best kept secret in the world of whale watching. Nobody knows they have whales there, even local Panamanians have no idea. In reality, Panama is the only region in the world (along with Costa Rica) where Humpback Whales come from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres to breed and give birth!

Every year from July-October Panama has over 2,000 Humpback Whales who migrate to Panama from the Antarctic giving us 100 percent success in seeing them on our retreats. In fact, in the Pearl Islands there are over 900 whales to see. They prefer the protected, shallow and warm bays and channels. Often you can see them from the beaches. December-March there is about 300 Humpbacks who arrive from North America as well. Because Panama is not a major whale watching destination, we are often the only boat out with the whales!

Whale head shot out of water in Pearl Islands



A pack of dolphins in the Pearl Islands

Here in Panama they have several species of dolphins who are year round residents that we see on our trips. Most common is the Pantropical Spotted Dolphins who seem to be equally curious about our boats and the people in them. They will often come swimming straight towards our boat to play in the waves, ride the bow, some days they have spent over two hours swimming alongside the boat. They are the species we have the most luck with when we swim with the dolphins.

Panama also has several resident pods of Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins in the Pearl Islands. The Bottlenose are fun to watch and can often be seen feeding very close to shore. There is also occasional sightings of Short-Beaked Common Dolphins and the high flying Spinner Dolphins. The dolphins often like to hang out with their whale cousins even bow riding and playing with them.





Anne Gordon de Barrigón founded Whale Watching Panama in 2005. She loves spending time out with the whales and dolphins and likes nothing more than to share the beauty of the whales and dolphins and her knowledge and love of them with her guests. Anne has a deep spiritual relationship with the whales and dolphins and is a certified Dolphin Energy Healing practitioner. She feels the whales and dolphins are her true soul family.

Anne Gordon de Barrigón



Whale & Dolphin watching from boat in Pearl Islands
Embera' Village hut


Space is limited to 12 people maximum. A deposit will hold your spot.

Price is based on double occupancy. Single rates are available

Contact Linda Johns with any questions about this trip:


Base Price:
  • Whale Healing and Wisdom Retreat, $2,995
  • Optional Embera’ Village Tour -- Day Tour: $250; Overnight: $350
    Note: Many people wished they planned for the overnight once they arrived in the village.


Whale Healing and Wisdom Retreat
September 2-9


Price: $2,995

Full Price for Retreat

Confirm Spot with Deposit: $500

Required to hold your spot.

Deposit is non-refundable.

Retreat Balance: $2,495

Final payment due by August 15.



Optional Embera’ Village Day or Overnight Tour
September 9 - 10


Price: $350

Full Price for Village Day & Overnight Tour

Price: $250

Full Price for Village Day Tour

Confirm Spot with Deposit: $100

Required to hold your spot.

Deposit is non-refundable.

Overnight Balance: $250

Final payment due by August 15.

Day Tour Balance: $150

Final payment due by August 15.