• Queen bed cabin aboard Discovery

  • A twin bed cabin aboard Panama Discovery

  • Lounge and dining mid deck

  • The lounge aboard the 24-guest Discovery

  • A special dock on Discovery's stern lowers kayaks into the water.

  • The Discovery has kayaks on board for further up-close exploration.

  • The Discovery at the Panama Canal

Panama Discovery

24 guests

Year Built: 2004

11 crew members

Length: 110 feet

Cruising Speed: 15 knots

The M/V Discovery is a 110-foot purpose-built catamaran perfect for small ship cruising in Panama. She accommodates 24 guests in 8 queen and 4 twin cabins, ensuring everyone can enjoy serenity and privacy together with the excitement and closeness of a true exploration cruise in Panama.  

Panama Discovery Review

Originally built in Tasmania, Australia, the Discovery has found the perfect home in Panama.  With only 24 guests on board she is able to offer a more intimate and active program than other small ships in Panama.  She is bright and airy with large windows and bright colors that match the colorful personality of Panama itself. The lounge/dining room/bar area offer fantastic views with comfortable accommodations in a relaxed atmosphere.  The cabin deck has wide halls accessing small but well appointed cabins with either twin or double beds.  The cabins are small but bright with large view windows and plenty of storage space.  The Observation deck is the perfect place for a BBQ lunch with jungle views or to relax and enjoy the breeze between excursions.  The crew aboard Discovery is top notch.  Knowledgeable, professional guides lead excursions while the chef and crew serves amazing quality food from an unbelievably small galley.  Most unique aboard the discovery is the aft deck platform which lowers into the water making loading and launching the kayaks a breeze.  Choose the Panama Discovery if you are seeking an small active ship with a focus on Panama's nature and the Panama Canal up close with great guides and crew.  

Common Areas Aboard Discovery

The dining area, bar and lounge are located on the upper deck which is fitted with floor to ceiling "glass walls" providing a spectacular dinning experience and plenty of space to unwind. Enjoy Panamanian haute gastronomy as we delight you with exquisite indigenous dishes prepared by our talented chef. A BBQ and sun deck are located on the topmost observation deck. The Discovery is equipped with a unique platform that lowers kayakers gently into the water and also retrieves them in perfect safety and comfort. 

Cabins Aboard Discovery

All cabins have individual climate control, bathrooms and huge windows that extend along the length of the cabin allowing you to enjoy the scenery in complete privacy. Category 1 cabins are 116 square feet. Category 2 cabins are 133 square feet. There are 8 queen bed cabins (7 Category 1 and 1 Category 2), and 4 twin bed cabins.