- 100 guests
- 185 feet in length
- Built 1995, completely remodeled
- Refurbished in December 2008
- Cruising speed of 12 knots
- Registered in Honduras
- English-speaking Costa Rican crew
- American Exploration Leader
- All cabins feature picture windows and teak beds
- Up close, casual small ship cruises in Costa Rica and Panama
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Maneuverable and versatile, the 100-guest Pacific Explorer is the perfect way to travel in comfort throughout your Costa Rica and Panama small ship cruise adventures. The Pacific Explorer is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable, English-speaking Costa Rican naturalists, with an American Cruise Coordinator. All cabins are air conditioned with private baths and showers. Delicious international cuisine with Central American specialties from Costa Rica and Panama are prepared daily using only the freshest fruits, vegetables, meats and fish.
December 16, 2008 – Guests sailing on Between Two Seas itinerary in Panama & Costa Rica are now doing so in the comfort of the newly refurbished Pacific Explorer. The 100-passenger Pacific Explorer recently underwent a $600,000 refurbishment that included aesthetic improvements such as exterior painting and new carpeting throughout as well as amenity updates to the bathrooms and dining room including new menus for the dining room and sundeck dining area. Additional upgrades include silverware in the dining room, general improvements to the vessel’s air conditioning system and new staff cabins.
The Pacific Explorer is owned by Pacific Cruising Company Limited and operated by our partners at Cruise West.
Category A - Located forward on the Main Deck, offer 1 queen bed, a picture window that opens, private facilities and ample storage.
Category AA and AAA - AA Cabins on the Main Deck and AAA cabins on the Upper Deck offer one queen or two twin beds, a picture window that opens, private facilities and ample storage. Cabins 214 & 214, and 211 & 213 may be adjoined.
Deluxe Staterooms - These roomy staterooms are 10'.5" x 14'.7". They feature one queen bed, two large picture windows that open to the tropical breezes, private facilities, ample storage closet. These staterooms can accommodate triples.
Photos of the Pacific Explorer Courtesy of Cruise West