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Panama Small Ship Cruises

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Panama has it all: mountains, jungles, beaches, an astounding biodiversity of flora and fauna, world-renowned coffee, indigenous cultures and the incredibly engineered Panama Canal. Panama small ship cruises offer unparalleled access to dazzling national parks, pristine coastline and over 1,500 islands with daily opportunities for shore landings focused on nature, culture, history and adventure.

Many visitors want to ensure their small ship cruises the Panama Canal. The mighty Panama Canal acts as a vital link between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, shepherding some 14,000 ships each year through its more than 50 miles of lakes and locks. Fortunately, many cruises do a full transit of the canal; speak with our experts to select the right Panama Canal small ship cruise for you.

AdventureSmith handpicks Panama small ship cruises that are tailor made for both the adventurous traveler and the curious nature enthusiast. A cruise to Panama will introduce you to the Isthmus in the best way—through nature, wildlife, geology and history.

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Largest Selection of Panama Canal Small Ship Cruises

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We offer the largest selection of Panama small ship cruises to a wide variety of destinations including the Panama Canal, the San Blas Islands, the Pearl Islands, Darien National Park, Coiba Island National Park, Colon and Panama City. Our Panama small ship cruises take you off the beaten path to destinations beyond the reach of land-based tours or large cruise ships. Many small ship cruises through the Panama Canal also visit Costa Rica or choose the industry’s only dedicated Panama adventure cruise which visits the canal and both coasts. Customize your Panama experience by combining small ship cruise with a land adventure to see the best of Panama. Our award-winning Adventure Specialists assist travelers in discovering their perfect Panama small ship cruise.

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Unveiled Wonders: Costa Rica & Panama Canal

This 8-day Costa Rica and Panama small ship cruise aboard the 66-guest Safari Voyager explores national parks, wildlife refuges and deserted beaches. Kayak, paddleboard, snorkel and skiff on this active itinerary.

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From $4895USD
Apr May
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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
Jan Feb Mar Nov Dec
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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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Panama Small Ship Cruises

Travel with AdventureSmith's Jennifer to Panama's Pearl Islands, Darien Jungle, Gamboa Rainforest and through the Panama Canal aboard the 24-guest Discovery catamaran.
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Panama Small Ship Cruises

Adventure Specialist Aaron Gaines reviews his cruise through the Panama Canal and to the Pearl Islands and Darien aboard the 24-guest Discovery.
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Panama Small Ship Cruises

Exploring Panama for the first time with my wife and young sons, age six and nine, we crafted a custom 8-day trip to Panama City, Bocas del Toro and Gamboa.
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