Local Staff and Bios
Get to know the people that make Boquete Outdoor Adventures the leading Panama tour operator and provider. All of our guides are locals from Panama, with the most experience and knowledge of the culture and area. You can research our company further using the our social links, Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, Flickr Photos, and our YouTube Travel Videos.
Papito, Jesus, and Fredy
Our river guides have been wilderness 1st responder certified, and they know the Panama rivers like the back of their hands. When they’re not guiding rafting trips, they also specialize in whitewater kayaking, island trips, sea kayaking, and sport fishing trips.
Papito has been kayaking and guiding the rivers of Panama for over 15 years, when he was trained up on guiding. His natural talent in whitewater is remarkable and he provides one of the best and safest whitewater rides on the Chiriqui Viejo River.
As a true local, with the Chiriqui Viejo River in his backyard, Fredy provides fun and excitement for his rafting guests. When he isn’t on the river, he is a champion rodeo cowboy!
Jesus is always smiling and loves to have a great time on the river. He provides a fun whitewater rafting trip for everyone.
Alex is the young buck of the group providing a fun and wild ride for everyone in his boat. He is a local from nearby the river for his whole life.
A true Chiricano with a ton of years rafting on the rivers of Panama, Ivan’s boat is usually the most adrenaline-rushed ride on the river, making sure to pick the “hard” lines through every rapid.
Hiking Guide, Birding Expert, Naturalist, Coffee Expert
John’s amazing ability at spotting some of the most rare birds in the world makes him one of the best birding and hiking guides in Panama. His knowledge and expertise about the flora and fauna of Panama will add to an amazing experience in the cloud forests.
Nicole runs the BOA ship, organizing the office, handling reservations and accounting, and all necessary miscellaneous office tasks. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but returned to Panama where her family is from.
Office Staff and Guide
Ed brings great energy to the BOA team, answering client questions in the office, and guiding trips. Growing up in Colorado, a Broncos fan to the core, Ed is bilingual and is dedicated to helping Team BOA.
Coffee Owner and Guide
As the owner of Finca dos Jefes Coffee Plantation, Rich offers and insider’s look at the coffee industry in Boquete, able to provide an interesting and informative tour that is a highlight of many guests’ trips.
Alex provides a safe and secure drive for all of our trips. His reliability and positive attitude have made him an amazing asset to the team.
Enson handles many of the Boquete Outdoor Adventures David Airport Pickups, as well as driving some tours and shuttles to Bocas.
Viejo has been with BOA for several years, being a sort of “grandfather” to the team.
Born and raised in Boca Chica, a small town of about 500 people on the Pacific coast, Jay is head of his household, as well as most of the small town. He’s making a name for himself, becoming the most reliable boat captain to get our trips out to the gorgeous islands of the National Marine Park.
Franklin is a horseman through-and-through. He provides an amazing tour in the highlands and lowlands of Caldera, with gorgeous views of Volcan Baru, all on horseback.
A fun-loving and laid-back Panamanian who really loves and takes great care of the horses. Jaime aka “Lobo” provides a fun and safe horse-riding tour.
Boquete Tree Trek
Zip Line Guides
The several Boquete Tree Trek Zip Line guides have been trained and certified by the highest standard, and provide an awesome and fun adventure through the canopy.
Remo’s favorite trip: All Of Them! Especially the island trip and any hikes into the cloud forest. Remo is the best mascot BOA can have, with a great attitude, positive energy, and love of eating (meat). He can often be found in the office or out on a trip!
Rio is new to the BOA team, fresh off the street. He is happy to join in any trip that he can go on, with so much energy, he will outrun the best of them.