Costa Rica
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Small Ship Cruises in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica’s miles of unspoiled coastline offers tucked-away secluded beaches, colorful underwater life, inviting locals and numerous national parks with abundant wildlife. The hallmark of our small ship cruises in Costa Rica is the ability to explore off the ship, away from port, in unique regions that are otherwise inaccessible. Kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, skiff and ride horseback along deserted, white-sand beaches right from your state-of-the-art expedition ship or sailboat.  Experience classic Pacific Coast visitor sites in addition to unique locales like the Osa Peninsula and Darien National Park. Expert guides narrate and explain the magic of Costa Rica’s nature preserves while onboard staff ensure you can relax and refresh on your floating home base between outings.

Many of our Costa Rica small ship cruises include a partial or complete transit of the Panama Canal. For your canal cruise, choose from options starting in Costa Rica or Panama, with stops at popular Panama travel points along the way. Let our insightful crew help you find your dream Costa Rica small ship cruise.

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Handpicked Small Ship Cruises in Costa Rica

Our handpicked small ship cruises in Costa Rica ensure you access a diversity of environments, including neighboring Panama. Our itineraries get you sailing Costa Rica along almost its entire Pacific coastline, ensuring you see it all. Let an Adventure Specialist help you customize your vacation to also include inland adventures in order to see the best of Costa Rica.

Book your Costa Rica small ship cruise with AdventureSmith for a mix of regional highlights and under-the-radar stops. With small groups and daily shore excursions, small ship cruises in Costa Rica reveal natural wonders in an intimate, unique way. Nightly guide presentations add context to your experiences. Enjoy a mix of adventure activities, relaxing beach time, historical sights and cultural exchanges in this colorful region.

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8 Day Cruise
Costa Rica & the Panama Canal

Explore Costa Rica and Panama aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest. Transit the legendary Panama Canal and visit Barro Colorado with Smithsonian scientists and expert National Geographic guides. Hike, kayak, swim and snorkel.

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From $6170USD
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11 - 13 Day Cruise
Costa Rica & Panama—Canal, Culture & Adventure

Cruise through Panama and Costa Rica for 11 or 13 days aboard the 66-guest Safari Voyager. Experience the Darien Jungle, colonial history, wildlife and a Panama Canal transit while also exploring off the ship.

From $6695USD
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8 Day Cruise
Crossing the Panama Canal: Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama

This small ship cruise to Costa Rica and Panama aboard the 49-guest Panorama transits the Panama Canal and visits both classic Pacific Coast sites and more unique locales like the Osa Peninsula and Darien National Park.

From $2590USD
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Small Ship Cruises in Costa Rica

An Adventure Specialist reviews her Costa Rica & Panama Canal cruise. Dolphins at sunrise, snorkeling at Granito de Oro, transiting the Canal... read her highlights.
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Small Ship Cruises in Costa Rica

A review of the inaugural Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia Cruise aboard the 72-guest Variety Voyager written by AdventureSmith Explorations' founder.
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Small Ship Cruises in Costa Rica

An AdventureSmith traveler reviews her Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal Cruise aboard the Variety Voyager.
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