Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal (Costa Rica - Panama) Cruise

Brian Morgan
Butterfly in Costa Rica
Stephen Smith
The Panama Canal
Adventure Life
Snorkel the clear, tropical waters
Friendly Sloth
Adventure Life
Dock going out into the crystal blue ocean
Variety Voyager's dining area.
Relax in the lounge aboard the Variety Voyager.
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery along the Pacific Ocean coastline of Costa Rica. Explore the Nature Reserves and National Parks of Isla Coiba and Manuel Antonio, witness life in the San Blas and cross the celebrated Panama Canal, an event for every avid cruise goer. Each day discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich flora and fauna diversity to intrigue you.

Day 1

Embark in Los Suenos / Herradura, Costa Rica

Embark in Los Sauenos this afternoon. Settle in to your cabin as the ship sails to Curu Reserve. Arrive in Curu this evening and overnight at anchor.

Day 2

Curu / Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

Join an optional walking excursion with local Rangers in the Curu Nature Reserve. Later, rejoin your ship for a short sailing to Tortuga Island, arriving at noon for a swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of this paradise island. Join your shipmates on the beach for a BBQ. Spend the afternoon exploring more of this amazing island and overnight at anchor.

Day 3

Quepos, Costa Rica

Very early in the morning, leave Tortuga Island for Quepos. Uppon arrival, transfer to Manuel Antonio Reserve, one of the highlights of the cruise. An optional excursion take you into Manuel Antonio Park, which consists of three magnificent white-sand beaches, backed by a jungle that shelters hundreds of fascinating plant species.

Day 4

Puerto Jimenez / Casa Orquideas Private Reserve / Golfito, Costa Rica

Reach Puerto Jimenez and disembark for an optional excursion to explore the Osa Conservation Society by 4x4. Return to the ship for a late lunch while sailing across Golfo Dulce to Casa Orquideas. Reach Casa Orquideas and explore this beautiful and private Nature Sanctuary on an optional walking excursion. Visit the extensive and very well-preserved grounds. Afterwards, take some time to swim. Sal to Golfito Bay, arriving at midnight for immigration procedures and then sail overnight to Coiba Island, Panama. Overnight at sea.

Day 5

Coiba Island / Granito De Oro Island, Panama

Arrive on Coiba Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Your ship's Naturalist offers an optional walking excursion this morning, taking you on a short, uphill walk to discover the local forest and animal life. Enjoy a beach BBQ before sailing to nearby Granito de Oro Island for swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment. The waters are teeming with marine live. The island is surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs in the Americas' Pacific coast and marks the beginning of the underwater Cordilera mountain chain which encompasses Coco's and the Galapagos. This region offers a unique underwater experience not to be missed. In the afternoon, leave Granito de Oro and overnight at sea en route to Panama City.

Day 6

Panama City / Panama Canal Crossing / Colon, Panama

Arrive in Flamenco Marina / Amador, Panama City. Take an optional excursion to the Panama City Old Town quarter and Canal Site (Miraflores Locks and Museum). Have lunch on board the ship as you prepare for the Panama Canal crossing this evening. Cross the Miraflores and San Pedro Locks before reaching the Gatun Locks on the Atlantic site. Cross Gatun Lucks in the early hours and after clearance, continue on to San Blas Islands. Overnight at sea.

Day 7

San Blas Islands/ Carti & Gran Perro Islands, Panama

Arrive early in the San Blas Archipelago, a chain of over 365 tropical islands. Only 50 of which are inhabited by the Kuna Indians, who live in communities of bamboo-sided, thatched-roofed houses. Anchor at Carti Island for an optional excursion and visit the largest Kuna Indian settlement. Local children dance for your visit and you may be welcomed into a local home. Later sail to nearby Gran Perro Island (Big Dog Island) where you can enjoy a BBQ. There is plenty of time for swimming or snorkeling - you can even visit nearby Perro island to see its famous ship wreck. Depart late this evening for Colon Shelter Marina.

Day 8

  • Breakfast

Shelter Bay Marina / Colon, Panama

Arrive in Shelter Bay Marina in Colon this morning. Disembark and transfer to airport to continue your travels home.
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Please add $470 per person port charges
- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.
- Please note that shore excursions are offered at additional costs.

Child Discount:
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount.

Please Note:
Single Supplement is 60% on this journey