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Explore these 25 top Central America & Mexico cruises for 2022 and 2023. Some of the most popular activities on our Central America & Mexico trips include cruises, small ship cruises, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, and beaches. Discover Puerto Caldera, Panama Canal, Quepos, Loreto, and San Blas Islands with your expert local English-speaking guides who will show you the hot spots and the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems. We work with only the best small ships that carry under 500 fortunate guests, and we can give you unbiased advice to match you with the perfect ship and perfect cruise for your next vacation. Our Central America & Mexico cruises start from $1,560 for cruises of 6 to 99 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's Central America & Mexico cruise specialists for help planning a seamless trip.
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Surf the waves of Costa Rica's pristine beaches
$5,099
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San Diego to San Jose (Puerto Caldera)

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Explore San Diego
  • Visit the cliffs of Cabo San Lucas
  • Discover Isla Espíritu
  • Enjoy Sea of Cortez
Starts / Ends:
San Diego / San Jose
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In 15 remarkable days, explore some of the most biodiverse places on earth. Opt to explore the charming towns and coasts of Central America, from Costa Rica’s lush jungles to the marine-rich environment of the Sea of Cortez and beyond aboard Ocean Victory.
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Playa Manuel Antonio
$2,590
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Crossing the Panama Canal: Costa Rica to Panama

Puerto Caldera - Colon - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama
  • Explore the stunning Manuel Antonio
  • Tour Casa Orquidea's flowers
  • Discover the forest and animal life
  • Cross to the Panama Canal
Starts / Ends:
Puerto Caldera / Colon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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 Darrien Jungle, and …
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Macaw in the jungle
$5,845
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Unveiled Wonders: Panama and Costa Rica

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Voyager
  • Cruise among the Gulf of Panama
  • Visit Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Explore the Curú National Refuge
  • Hike in a birder´s paradise
  • Enjoy San José or Panamá City
  • Search for untamed wildlife
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Uncover the wonder of jungles, mangroves, national parks, preserves, and the Panama Canal - this 8-day voyage has it all to make you adventure unforgettable. From the capital city of San José travel all the way to the rich land ofCosta Rica and discover its vast flora and fauna. Hike, …
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Explore beautiful Costa Rica
$1,560
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Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Puntarenas Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Visit San Juan del Sur beach
  • Swim & snorkel in Playa Nacascolo
  • Enjoy Isla Tortuga’s beaches
  • Discover diverse tropical ecosystem
Starts / Ends:
Puntarenas / Puntarenas
Activities:
Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail for an exciting 8-day Central America roundtrip from Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Your cruise departs from Puntarenas and heads to Quepos, the gateway to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Then, spend a day at sea viewing islands and participating in Star Clipper's activities while being …
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Panama City's Bridge of the Americas
$2,590
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Crossing the Panama Canal: Panama to Costa Rica

Colon - Puerto Caldera - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama
  • Visit the famous Panama Canal
  • Swim & snorkel at the Pearl Islands
  • Discover beautiful Casa Orquideas
  • Explore Isla Coiba & Manuel Antonio
Starts / Ends:
Colon / Puerto Caldera
Activities:
Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover rarely visited ports of call, hidden coves, crystal blue waters, ancient history, and rich flora and fauna as you travel from Colon, Panama to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. Discover why the locals have been called the happiest people in the world.Costa Rica'sabundant ecotourism treasures …
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Panama adventure
$1,560
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Panama to Costa Rica

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Visit the Caribbean world
  • Swim & snorkel at the Pearl Islands
  • Enjoy Isla Tortuga’s beaches
  • Discover diverse tropical ecosystem
Starts / Ends:
Balboa / Puntarenas
Activities:
Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day Central America adventure cruise departs from Balboa, Panama, to Puntarenas, Costa Rica. The waters of San Jose Island are considered to be among the best deep-sea fishing grounds in the world due to their abundance of tropical game species. Then, spend a few days at sea exploring …
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Explore beautiful Costa Rica
$1,560
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Costa Rica & Panama

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Enjoy Isla Tortugas
  • Discover diverse tropical ecosystem
  • Explore Coiba National Park
  • Visit Golfo de Chiriquí
Starts / Ends:
Puntarenas / Puntarenas
Activities:
Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day Central America adventure cruise departs from Punta Arenas to Puntarenas. The waters of San Jose Island are considered to be among the best deep-sea fishing grounds in the world due to their abundance of tropical game species. Then, spend a few days at sea exploring islands and …
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Cabo Pulmo
$6,590
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Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • Observe California gray whales
  • Hike across desert islands
  • Experience the Baja California
  • Snorkel with sea lions
Starts / Ends:
Puerto San Carlos / Loreto
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience Baja in full with visits to lively La Paz and lovely Loreto. La Paz invites you to follow your curiosity into a maze of quaint streets and sun-drenched promenades, promising discoveries of all kinds. Loreto, a charming coastal town spectacularly backed by the Sierra de la Giganta …
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Explore Panama
$4,530
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Between the Caribbean and the Maya

Cozumel - Colón - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Visit Mayan sites in Belize
  • Swim and snorkel in the Caribbean
  • Meet the Kuna people of Panama
  • Relax on beaches and explore ruins
Starts / Ends:
Cozumel / Colon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Le Bellot on this 10-day cruise and explore highlights of the Caribbean and Maya sites. Embark from Cozumel, Mexico, and cruise toward Colón, Panama, with plenty of stops for exploration along the way. Explore ancient Mayan ruins in Belize and Guatemala, swim and snorkel in the warm …
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$5,160
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Caribbean Sea and Maya Secrets of the Yucatán

Cozumel - Cozumel - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Discover the area's history
  • Visit Campeche
  • Explore Mérida
  • Sail through Quirigua
Starts / Ends:
Cozumel / Cozumel
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your first port of call atSeybaplayawill be an opportunity to discover the city ofCampeche, established by the conquistadors. Listed as aUNESCO World Heritage site, it has retained its surrounding wall and fortifications.LeBellotwill then set sail for Progreso, famous of its immaculate sand …
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Relax by the shore
$3,799
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Cozumel to Cancun

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Explore Tulum
  • Visit Costa Maya
  • Enjoy the Caribbean waters
  • Discover Gran Museo del Mundo
Starts / Ends:
Cancun / Cancun
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 10-day journey combines the best of both land and water. This exclusive journey is designed to provide an experience of rarely seen locations and sites in Mexico. Begin the day at Tulum Archaeological Site, one of the best-preserved coastal Mayan cities, and then delve into the cultures of …
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Spot stunning wildlife in the tree canopy
$4,070
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Wild Costa Rica Escape

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Navigate Costa Rica’s Guanacaste
  • Discover diverse tropical ecosystem
  • Enjoy Isla Tortuga’s beaches
  • Explore volcanic landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Puerto Caldera / Puerto Caldera
Activities:
Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the treasures of Guanacaste, one of Costa Rica’s richest regions, on a six-day voyage aboard National Geographic Quest. Snorkel and kayak among untouched corals and palm-lined beaches in the Guanacaste Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hike, ride horseback, and zipline …
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Keel-billed Toucan
$5,530
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Panama and Costa Rica by Sea: The Natural Wonders of Central America – with Smithsonian Journeys

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Cross the Panama Canal
  • Punta Culebra Nature Center at STRI
  • Snorkel on beautiful Holandes Cayes
  • See Darién National Park rainforest
Starts / Ends:
Colon / Puerto Caldera
Activities:
Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The San Blas Islands of Holandes Cayes, Panama City's Old Quarter, and the Darién National Park are highlights of Le Bellot's journey in Central America. Proceed to Fuente Amador and start your exploration of the Panama Canal. In Costa Rica, you may encounter sloths, the noisy howler …
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Scenic Landscape
$3,810
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Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Bird
  • Discover whales in Magdalena Bay
  • Hike through island landscapes
  • Kayak on the glassy waters
  • Learn about ecosystems
Starts / Ends:
Loreto / Puerto San Carlos
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend six days with majestic gray whales and their curious calves in Mexico's Bahia Magdalena, one of the best locations in the world to observe gray whale mother-calf interactions. From the luxury of National Geographic Sea Bird, take in the sights and sounds of the bay before embarking on an …
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Boats Moored to the Quay at Bridgetown Harbour
$3,500
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Barbados to Panama

15 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Enjoy Grenada's unique aromas
  • Discover Dutch colonial Curacao
  • Transit the historic Panama Canal
Starts / Ends:
Bridgetown / Balboa
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Royal Clipper takes you to the seas for a stunning adventure packed with incredible experiences starting at the charming port town of Bridgetown, Barbados. Scour the streets of the UNESCO-listed cities of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, and Willemstad, Curaçao. Swim in the protected, …
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Beautiful Belize
$5,845
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Belize Cruise | Wonders, Rivers, Reefs and Mayan Culture

Belize Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Voyager
  • Learn more about the Mayan culture
  • Enjoy Punta Gorda & Livingston
  • Snorkel at Ranguana Cayes
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Trek through jungle and savannah
Starts / Ends:
Belize City / Belize City
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise the Belize Barrier Reef and trek into the jungles and towns of this Caribbean paradise. This magical 8-day cruise is the perfect introduction to this historical world. Visit Belize Barrier Reef,a UNESCO World Heritage site and second largest coral reef in the world. Hike Cockscomb Basin …
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Collected a starfish while snorkeling.
$5,595
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Baja Bounty

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Voyager
  • Snorkel with young sea lion pups
  • Hike around rugged islands
  • Go gray whale watching
  • Kayak around coastal rocks
Starts / Ends:
San Jose del Cabo / La Paz
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Baja island-to-island on this 8-day cruise of Mexico's Sea of Cortez.Your journey begins in San Jose del Cabo where you join the Safari Voyager for an 8-day exploration of the Sea of Cortes. Your adventure includes wildlife watching, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling with sea …
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Snorkeling among the coral reef system
$7,020
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Exploring the Sea of Cortez: A Living Sea & Desert Isles

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • Explore the islands and caves
  • Search for marine animals
  • Snorkel among fish and sea lions
  • Visit the town of Santa Rosalia
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Visit Isla Rasa
Starts / Ends:
Loreto / Loreto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Designated by UNESCO as a marine world heritage site and dubbed “the world’s aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau, the waters and islands of the Sea of Cortez are places of legendary biodiversity. This is an expedition of pure discovery, sailing to islands that lie in close proximity to …
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