Central America Panama Cruise

Crossing the Panama Canal: Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama

On the 8-day Crossing the Panama Canal: Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama cruise, experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, unraveling the Pacific Ocean coastline of Costa Rica and Panama. Cruise to the nature reserves and national parks of Osa Peninsula and Manuel Antonio, meet with members of the Embera tribe of the Darien National Park, interact with jungle wildlife and plant species, and observe the celebrated Panama Canal.

Each day discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal-blue waters, a glimpse of ancient history and rich flora and fauna diversity. Optional activities each day allow for exploration on your own or with a guided group. This itinerary offers classic Pacific Coast sites, with the addition of more unique locales like Osa Peninsula, Coiba Island and Darien National Park. 

Home base is the 49-guest, state-of-the-art motorsailer Panorama, a most enriching way to savor the coasts of Costa Rica and Panama. The Panorama lives up to her name with sweeping sight lines from two upper decks. Soak up some rays from a lounge chair on her teak decks. When the weather permits, appreciate the elegance of the Panorama’s full sails, or enjoy a dip in the sea at secluded bays and beautiful uninhabited islands, from the swimming platform on her stern.

Select departures do not transit the canal, instead including a land-based excursion to the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center in Gatun, as well as the Canal Museum in Panama City, where guests may watch the movement of ships in locks.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Panama cruises.