Weather forecasting in Panama isn’t as refined as it is in other more developed countries so we rely heavily on local knowledge and real time observation. If the weather is questionable, we will be talking beforehand. We don’t depart in unsafe conditions but we do go out when it is raining and while thunderstorms are around us. We look at the direction they are moving and most of the time, navigate around them. We go boating in choppy seas, but remember that we want you to have a good time and don’t want you to have a negative experience. There are times when we depart in seas that are choppy (but safe) seas and after a few hours, they grow into larger seas. That is something that is unforeseen. If that happens, we will discuss safety with the captain and guests to determine if we will continue on or head back to the marina. If we decide to head in, we will work to come to an agreement to make the price of the trip fair.