2022/23 - Crossing the Panama Canal: Costa Rica to Panama
Grab your camera and embark on a journey through a limitless canvas of color, beauty, sound, and aroma. Venture deep into the countries' national parks, in the search for macaws, sloths, howler monkey and dolphins along with our on board Naturalist. Cross the legendary Panama Canal. Swim through the crystal clear waters off Granito de Oro and Coiba Islands, soar through a rainforest canopy, and dance with Emberra Indians.. Pura Vida!. Did we mention some of the activities from which you can choose from including snorkeling, lectures, guided tours, and zip-lining? A Costa Rica & Panama Canal cruise is one full of adventures, excitement and lifetime memories.
Day by Day Itinerary
Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Embarkation at 3-4 pm. Welcome drinks, safety drill and sailing to Quepos. Overnight at anchor
Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
Optional morning excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take the optional Forest Canopy afternoon excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz. Tropical evening with dinner and party. Late evening sailing to Drake Bay. Overnight at sea
Drake Bay, Costa Rica - Golfito, Costa Rica
Optional excursion in Corcovado National Park/Osa Peninsula, a nature preserve and tropical rainforest that occupies almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. Visitors are almost guaranteed to see some of the most incredible wildlife living in the jungles of the reserve including red-eyed tree frogs, quetzals, tapirs, harpy eagles, white-lipped peccaries, monkeys, and scarlet macaws. Swimmers can have the amazing opportunity to share the warm waters with marlins, dolphins, and pilot whales. Early afternoon sailing to Golfito. Immigration procedures at anchor and late evening sailing to Granito de Oro. Overnight at sea
Granito de Oro - Coiba, Panama
Midday arrival at Granito de Oro Island for swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment. The waters are teeming with marine life. Deck BBQ and sailing to nearby Coiba Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Afternoon walking tour with our Ship Naturalist who will take you for a short walk to discover the local forest and animal life. Free time for swimming and snorkeling on Coiba. In the afternoon, we leave Coiba. Overnight at sea
Iguana Island, Panama
Morning arrival at Iguana Island, a wildlife-rich territory, a bird-watching paradise, and key sanctuary for frigate birds. Snorkel the shallow reefs at the protected Isla Iguana Bay. Free time for swimming and snorkeling. You will see lots of colorful tropical fish, Morey Eels, Rays and even turtles swimming in the warm Pacific waters. On land you will spot crabs and iguanas. The wildlife refuge of Isla Iguana was founded in 1981 and includes over 50 hectare of land and water. The island is a snorkeling and diving paradise as it has the biggest area of well-preserved coral reefs in the Gulf of Panama with 17 different coral species, more than 350 tropical fishes and over 200 species of invertebrates
Playa Muerto, Darien National Park, Panama
Optional excursion in the Darien National park. We are then welcomed by Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. We return to ship for lunch and sail to Panama City Flamenco Marina
Flamenco Marina Panama City - Canal Crossing, Panama
Morning Optional Panama City tour. Discover the old Panama City, Casco Viejo, its architecture, cathedrals and historical buildings. We return to the ship for lunch, and the ship is positioned at the Canal entrance for the Canal transit starting at 5:00 pm. We reach and cross the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks before we enter the Gatun Lake and cross the Gatun Locks
Colon 2000, Panama
Early morning arrival at Colon 2000. Disembarkation at 8-9 am after breakfast
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- 8 Days
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|Day 1||Puerto Caldera|
|Day 2||Playa Biesanz|
|Day 3||Drake Bay|
|Day 5||Iguana Island|
|Day 6||Playa Muerto|
|Day 7||Canal Crossing|
|Day 8||Colon 2000|
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