My job consisted of taking them around to the local officials to do their paper work in order to transit the Panama Canal. I also helped them find parts and supplies, linehandling there boats true the Canal.
Years later, I stepped into another type of guiding, I started to drive a taxi and I usually offered my services at the local Hotels, taking the customers to places like Portobelo, San Lorenzo, Panama city and other places. I saw the necessity to Learn about these places, so I started buying and studying literature of the most visited sites in Panama, I made excursion almost all around the country. By the year 2000 with the arrival of cruise ships to the port of Colon 2000 and Cristobal, I started to offer my guiding services to the cruise ship passengers.
I combined my passion for touring with my permanent job at the Panama Canal, I am a Panama Canal (the best goverment employer in the country) employee for almost 20 years. I born in Panama 49 years ago, I have lived all of my life in this bless country , married. I have six (6) kids (yes six!!!) four boys, two girls, love them all. I live in the country in a small town between Panama city and Colon. I believe that time is one of the biggest value a person have, for me guiding is not about the money, I love people and I love to take them around my country, at that moment I become an ambassador of Panama. My Joy is to know people enjoy my tour and all I did to make sure they get all that I promise to deliver and more, having a good time.
A Recent Review of this guide
Clemente Austin was the perfect guide for us. He provided clear, interesting, historical information as we saw important sites. He was also sensitive to our interests and needs and, as he learned more about us, quickly and seamlessly made adjustments to tailor the tour for us. He gave us options that allowed us to see everything we wanted to see with just the amount of walking we were able to do. Clemente is an articulate, personable, knowledgeable guide, professional and friendly.
Universidad Tecnologica de Panama
Licenciado en Operaciones Maritimas y Portuarias.
Universidad de Panamá
Licenciado en Derecho y Ciencias Políticas.
Professional drivers licence.
ATTT(Autoridad de Transito Y Transporte Terrestre).
Defense driving course
Panama canal Authority.
Basic Security Officer Training Series, by The Professional Security Network.
Customer Service: Everything start with me Panama canal Authority.
Launch Operator licence, issue by the Panama Canal Authority.
CPR course completed. Given by the Panama Canal Authority.