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Panama to Costa Rica

Panama to Costa Rica

Cruise Highlights:

  • Visit Coiba Island a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Experience the Manuel Antonio park, consisting of magnificent white-sand beaches and jungles sheltering hundreds of fascinating plant species.
  • Experience a Panama Canal crossing

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Los Suenos/Herradura Costa Rica to Colon Panama

From: $2,990

Season:January - March, December

Activities: Culture, History, Wildlife

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Variety Voyages

A Panama cruise is one full of adventures, excitement and lifetime memories. You might have already known that. What you certainly don’t know is that we now offer a spectacular yacht cruise to combine a visit to Costa Rica and Colombia, on our precious diamond, Variety Voyager, one of the best luxury yachts worldwide. If you want to cruise Panama and Costa Rica in a new more exciting way, you are on the right track!

Most cruises in Panama offer a standardized sailing experience, lacking in flexibility and providing impersonal onboard services. We give you the chance of a vivid cruising adventure. Starting from Herradura or Cartagena you will have in front of you eight days of pure exploration. The jungles with their spectacular plants and wildlife, the unique white sand beaches and the Panama Canal crossing, are only some of the myriad treasures this Panama cruise has to offer.

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the Pacific Ocean coast line of Costa Rica. We will reach the Nature Reserves and National Parks of Isla Coiba and Manuel Antonio, witness life in the San Blas and cross the celebrated Panama Canal, an event for every avid cruise goer. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich flora and fauna diversity to intrigue you.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Los Suenos/Herradura - Curu (Costa Rica)

Sailing to Curu Reserve. Evening arrival in Curu. Overnight at anchor.

Day 2: Curu - Tortuga Island (Costa Rica)

Morning οptional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local Rangers and our on board naturalist. Late morning we rejoin the Voyager for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. We arrive in Tortuga Island at noon for swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of this paradise island before joining in for our beach BBQ. Later on we have more time for enjoying this amazing island. Overnight at anchor.

Day 3: Tortuga Island - Quepos (Costa Rica)

Very early in the morning, we leave Tortuga Island for Quepos. Morning arrival in Quepos and transfer to the Manuel Antonio Reserve, one of the highlights of the cruise. Our optional excursion takes to the Manuel Antonio park which consists of three magnificent white-sand beaches that are backed by a jungle sheltering hundreds of fascinating plant species. Naturalists lead walks to outstanding wildlife viewing. Manuel Antonio offers well-maintained trails where you can explore the jungle on your own or join a walk with one of our naturalists. You may wish to see the small shopping area, relax on the white-sand beach or take a swim. Optional afternoon excursions:1. Savegre River/ 2. Forest Canopy. Late evening sailing to Puerto Jimenez- Golfo Dulce. Overnight at sea.

Day 4: Puerto Jimenez/ Golfo Dulce- Casa Orquideas Private Reserve - Golfito (Costa Rica)

We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the morning. Morning optional excursion to the OSA CONSERVATION SOCIETY by 4x4. We return to the ship for a late lunch while we cross Golfo Dulce towards Casa Orquideas. We reach Casa Orquideas and tender to this beautiful flowers sanctuary. Optional walking excursion to this private Nature Sanctuary. Visit of the extensive and very well preserved grounds. Time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail into Golfito Bay in Golfo Dulce where we arrive at midnight for immigration procedures and then sail overnight to Coiba Island, Panama. Overnight at sea.

Day 5: Coiba Island- Granito De Oro Island (Panama)

Morning arrival in Coiba Island a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Optional morning walking excursion. Our Ship Naturalist will take you for a short walk up hill to discover the local forest and animal life. After our beach BBQ on Coiba, we sail to nearby Granito de Oro Island for swimming and snorkelling in a pristine environment. The waters are teeming with marine life. It is surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs in the pacific coasts of the Americas and marks the beginning of the underwater Cordilera mountain chain that also includes Coco's and the Galapagos. This makes it a unique underwater experience you shouldn't miss. In the afternoon, we leave Granito de Oro and sail to Panama City. Overnight at sea.

Day 6: Amador/Flamenco Marina - Panama Canal Crossing - Colon (Panama)

Arrival in the morning in Flamenco Marina / Amador, Panama City. Morning optional excursion in the Panama city Old Town quarter and Canal site (Miraflores Locks and Museum). Lunch on board. At 2 pm we start preparing for the Panama Canal crossing starting at 5pm. Canal crossing starts at 17:00 pm. We cross the Miraflores and the San Pedro Locks before reaching the Gatun locks on the Atlantic side. We cross the Gatun Locks in the early hours and after clearance we continue on to San Blas Islands. Overnight at sea.

Day 7: San Blas Islands/ Carti & Gran Perro Islands(Panama)

Early morning arrival in San Blas Archipelago, a chain of over 365 tropical islands of which 50 only are inhabited by the Kuna Indians, who live in communities of bamboo-sided, thatched-roofed houses. We anchor at Carti Island for our optional excursion and visit the largest Kuna Indians settlement. Children will dance for our passengers and we will visit a local home. Later we sail to nearby Gran Perro Island (Big Dog Island). BBQ on the island. We have plenty of time for swimming, snorkelling on the island or at nearby Perro island with its famous wreck. Late evening departure for Colon Shelter Marina.

Day 8: Colon - Shelter Bay Marina (Panama)

Arrival in Colon/Shelter Bay Marina.

Dates & Rates

Variety Voyager Categories
Dates C B A P Owner's
December 21, 2014 $2,990 $3,490 $3,990 $4,990 $6,190
January 4, 2015 $2,990 $3,490 $3,990 $4,990 $6,190
January 18, 2015 $2,990 $3,490 $3,990 $4,990 $6,190
February 1, 2015 $2,990 $3,490 $3,990 $4,990 $6,190
February 15, 2015 $2,990 $3,490 $3,990 $4,990 $6,190
March 1, 2015 $2,990 $3,490 $3,990 $4,990 $6,190

*Reverse itinerary

Fares are per person, double occupancy.

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Ships

Variety Voyager

Variety VoyagerThe new build 68m/223ft state of the art Mega Yacht accommodates just 72 passengers in 36 cabins. Built under the latest International “Safety of Life At Sea” (SOLAS 2010) regulations and classified by RINA, the Variety Voyager guarantees guests safety with incomparable comfort and elegance. View ship details...