COSTA RICA & PANAMA CANAL

Shore Excursions

Quepos, Costa Rica



4 HRS

Easy

wildlife

snacks

culture

sightseeing
Quepos: Highlights & Wildlife Rescue Center
This tour will start when you board a coaster bus for a ride through downtown Quepos. Along the way your local guide will explain the history and culture of Costa Rica and show you the area built-up by the United Fruit Company within the “American Zone”. Your various stops in town include the Quepos Church, the local Fish Market and an African Palm Plantation, where you will learn about the importance of this plant in the Quepos area. Your next stop will be Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary, an institution that was founded in 1999 for the purpose of educating people around the world about the ecological importance of the rainforest and to set-up programs to preserve the rainforest and its wildlife. Your visit will include a guided walk through the Wildlife Sanctuary where you will learn about the rescued animal program and see a few of the rescued animals. After your guided tour enjoy delicious Costa Rican fruits and free time to visit the Kids Saving the Rainforest souvenir shop before you make your way back to the Quepos pier and your waiting yacht. 

Please note:  The wildlife sanctuary is easy to navigate but due to a few steps and uneven terrain this will be difficult for guests using a wheelchair. 


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

boating
Quepos: Mangrove Wildlife & Boat Cruise
A boat ride through the mangroves is like visiting another world.  The species of trees that grow in the mixed waters of the ocean and the river make a unique and very fragile ecosystem.  Most of these trees grow along the estuary, developing an aerial root system. As the tide goes down the roots become suspended in the air creating a perfect home for crabs and crocodiles. In the upper part of the forest you will see monkeys and a great variety of birds including herons, egrets, and spoonbills. The launch will take you to a private property for refreshments as your naturalist tour guide gives you more information about this amazing ecosystem. Your shaded boat will then take you deep into the mangroves, where you will try to spot all the incredible wildlife making their home there.  After a 2- hour boat ride you will arrive at the village where transportation will be waiting to drive you back to the ship.  An optional drop off in Quepos is also available, where you will find several restaurants and shops.

Please note: Wear light clothing, good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  

price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

snacks

walking
Quepos: Manuel Antonio National Park Nature Walk
Manuel Antonio National Park is the jewel of Costa Rica.  Its fragile rainforest ecosystem shelters a variety of wildlife including mammals and tropical birds.  The dense rainforest opens into small, well-maintained trails where your naturalist tour guide will share information about the area.  Another great attraction is the white-sand beach that meets the jungle.  Your 1-1/2 hour guided walk will lead you to the beach where you will have time for sunbathing or swimming. Manuel Antonio Park protects 683 hectares of tropical rainforest and is considered one of the most visited national parks in Costa Rica so you may see large groups of people and lines at the only entrance. Your tour will start early in order to avoid the crowds and have a better chance to spot wildlife. At the end of your walk your guide will prepare a tropical fruit buffet before you will head back to Quepos when an optional drop off in town is also available.

Please note:  The walking is moderate with some uphill climbs.  It is recommended to wear light clothing, good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen,  water, and insect repellent.  Wear a bathing suit under your clothes and bring a towel if you want to sunbathe at the beach.  Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. 



price $79
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5 HRS

Moderate

horseback

wildlife

dining

culture

walking
Quepos: Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure
Experience a unique piece of Costa Rican rural heritage just about an hour from Quepos on a scenic country drive by van.  This guided nature, conservation, and cultural expedition takes you along the lush, jungle-shrouded slopes of the nearby Fila Chonta Mountains to the farm village of Santa Juana.  You will enjoy exploring along the 1.5-mile user-friendly nature trail as your guide will share knowledge of this pristine sanctuary of flora and fauna where both the Rodeo and Paquita Rivers are born. You will continue to where you can swim beneath the pristine waterfalls that feed the Rodeo River.  You will have free time to choose a short horseback ride, fishing for tilapia, exploring the tropical gardens and waterfalls. You will visit the tiny farm village of Santa Juana, overlooking the panoramic coastline of the Pacific Ocean as you enjoy an authentic Campesino (country) lunch in a typical village rancho, co-hosted by members of the local community.   

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. The road is bumpy and winding and there are stairs involved. This tour includes a light breakfast and a buffet lunch. {


price $149
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5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Quepos: Savegre River Floating Class I & II
You will depart from Quepos on a 1-1/2 hour transfer by air-conditioned motor coach to the rural town of El Silencio passing by palm, teak, and melina plantations. After a short stop where you can often spot toucans and macaws, you will continue toward the town of Santo Domingo, where a group of qualified bilingual guides are waiting for you to start this 2-hour class I & II amazing river float. They will give you an orientation on the river and its natural environment, considered one of the most beautiful rivers of Central America.  The scenery and wildlife along the Rio Savegre will give you an opportunity to enjoy beautiful landscapes, including some native African oil palm plantations, white ibis, cormorants, egrets, lizards,and herons.

Please note:  Wear light clothing, water shoes or rubber soled shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Bring a change of clothing and a towel as you will get wet.  Protection for your camera highly recommended.  This is a moderate level activity, and guests may be asked to paddle.  No alcohol will be allowed on this tour.  Guest must read, fill out and sign a waiver prior to departure of this tour. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. 


price $105
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

snacks

boating
Quepos: Sport Fishing
For those who love to fish, Quepos is an excellent option.  Unlike Northern Costa Rica, Quepos is protected from the winter winds and is considered one of the top fishing destinations in the world. After approximately 45 minutes of sailing to the southwest (20-25 miles off shore) your boat will arrive at the deep sea area known for catching sailfish, marlin, tuna, and mahi-mahi.  For the best and easiest fishing the bait that will be used is either moli or balihu. Blue Fin II is a 28-foot custom sportfisher, with a 315 HP inboard Cummins engine, tower with full controls, IGFA Tackle, Penn International Reels, LEE Fighting Chair, cabin with a bed, and a marine toilet, manned by a captain and first mate with many years of experience in fly fishing, and catch & release.

Please note:  The price for this tour is per boat. This tour requires lots of activity and arm strength and is only recommended for those in good physical condition. Wear fishing attire, a hat, and sunscreen.  Fishing licenses are not included and should be purchased at the pier - $25.00.  Charters include soft drinks, fruit, water, ice, beer, tackle, and all equipment. 

price $1499
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4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

snacks

beach
Quepos: Surf Lessons on Manuel Antonio Beach
Costa Rica occupies a privileged spot in the heart of the Americas. While its territory of 19,652 square miles touches both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the country is surprisingly accessible - one can travel from coast to coast in just 4 hours by car and a large number of visitors come to Costa Rica to enjoy surfing because it offers different type of waves for beginners or for experts and most importantly because the ocean temperature is always warm and tropical. You will be picked up at the pier for the 30-minute ride to Manuel Antonio Beach.  You will be given a safety speech and a surfboard for 2 hours of surf lessons followed by tropical fruits snacks. You’ll be amazed by the waves in one of the most beautiful and best surfing spots on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica - perfect for beginners.

Please note: Bring sunblock, waterproof camera, swimsuit, towel, and extra dry clothes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $115
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife
Quepos: Titi Canopy Tour
Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly through tree tops, amid some of the most beautiful flora and fauna in the Costa Rican rainforest! This canopy tour is an exciting adventure that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. You will fly for a mile over the jungle canopy suspended on solid steel cables attached to a personal, high-tech, lightweight harness.  During your journey you'll stop and rest at 16 strategically located platforms and 12 cables where you are most likely see the surrounding wildlife. Many of these platforms are almost 100 feet high, nestled in the trunks and branches of trees that are centuries old. The staff of professionally trained guides will help you look for the abundant wildlife along the way; including Titi monkeys, two- and three-toed sloths, poison dart frogs, iguanas, and toucans. The exhilaration of a zip line is unlike anything you have ever experienced.

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for guests who are afraid of heights or pregnant women. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. A waiver must be signed prior to the tour. 


price $105
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Bahia Drake, Costa Rica



3.25 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

beach

boating
Bahia Drake: An Afternoon In The Bird Realm
If you are a bird watcher enthusiast - especially of sea fowl - this is your excursion! You will get on a boat, equipped with individual seats for a better and more comfortable journey. You will take a 25-minute sail along the impressive and majestic shore side of Drake's Bay, where you can enjoy different scenarios as the area is surrounded by lush canals created by the Sierpe River. Then, you will explore the surroundings and small islets of the Violines archipelago where history relates that this island was a former hideout for pirates from the early 1600s as they found enough resources like water and food and the perfect place to hide their treasures. This place is also a magnificent sea fowl sanctuary where you can spot about 10 different species of birds like pelicans, frigates, ducks and brown boobys.  Here your naturalist guide will provide detailed information about these species and their habitats. After 45 minutes enjoying the photographic scenery, the explanations of your guide and the unforgettable songs of birds, you will sail to Violines Beach where you can relax, walk, swim or simply enjoy a refreshing sweet fruit snack in this natural paradise. 

Please note:  Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bug repellent, bring binoculars, bathing suit, towel, and rubber sandals or shoes for a wet landing. Life jackets will be provided for the boat ride.



price $119
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4.25 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors
Bahia Drake: Corcovado Canopy Zip Line Tour
Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world, which still enjoys the lushness of a primary rainforest.  It has earned well-deserved international acclaim for having conservationist groups who have come up with innovative preservation of these rainforests, allowing Costa Rica to be one of the few places that offers a Canopy Tour.  Do you dare to get involved in some real "monkey business" and finally find out the true meaning of the expression "hang around?"   You will board your tender for a short ride to Aguila de Osa Hotel where your you will meet your guide and travel by car approximately 20 minutes to the Operations Center.  On the Canopy Tour there are 13 platforms (up to 98 feet high) and 11 steel-cables (ranging from 623 to 1,312 feet in length) to traverse from treetop to treetop through the rainforest. The canopy tour takes approximately 2.5 hours once guests are fully equipped. 

Please note:  Wear sunscreen, hat, bug repellent and most importantly hiking shoes. While hiking along the trails you'll find yourself crossing streams/rivers, in addition to traversing across slippery, sloping terrain.  There are two single-sex public bathrooms available at the beginning/ conclusion of the canopy tour. Tour includes:  gloves, harnesses, helmets, bottled water and fresh tropical fruit, a naturalist guide.  Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in this excursion. Corcovado Canopy Tour is certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and is assured by the National Institute of Insurances (INS). Safety and quality are their top priority and they offer experienced and certified canopy guides.

price $129
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4.25 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors
Bahia Drake: Corcovado Canopy Zip Line Tour
Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world, which still enjoys the lushness of a primary rainforest.  It has earned well-deserved international acclaim for having conservationist groups who have come up with innovative preservation of these rainforests, allowing Costa Rica to be one of the few places that offers a Canopy Tour.  Do you dare to get involved in some real "monkey business" and finally find out the true meaning of the expression "hang around?"   You will board your tender for a short ride to Aguila de Osa Hotel where your you will meet your guide and travel by car approximately 20 minutes to the Operations Center.  On the Canopy Tour there are 13 platforms (up to 98 feet high) and 11 steel-cables (ranging from 623 to 1,312 feet in length) to traverse from treetop to treetop through the rainforest. The canopy tour takes approximately 2.5 hours once guests are fully equipped. 

Please note:  Wear sunscreen, hat, bug repellent and most importantly hiking shoes. While hiking along the trails you'll find yourself crossing streams/rivers, in addition to traversing across slippery, sloping terrain.  There are two single-sex public bathrooms available at the beginning/ conclusion of the canopy tour. Tour includes:  gloves, harnesses, helmets, bottled water and fresh tropical fruit, a naturalist guide.  Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in this excursion. Corcovado Canopy Tour is certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and is assured by the National Institute of Insurances (INS). Safety and quality are their top priority and they offer experienced and certified canopy guides.

price $129
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

horseback

wildlife

beach
Bahia Drake: Horseback Riding to the Last Frontier
Here is another great way to see the stunning area of Drake Bay! Horses are available for both the experienced and novice rider alike, as you will spend 3 ½ hours exploring the beaches, rivers, 9-foot waterfall, and tropical rainforest of the area, spotting birds and wildlife with your naturalist guide. Your horse can walk peacefully as you enjoy your surroundings, or take you for an exciting ride across the sand!  There will also be time for swimming and relaxing on the beach.

Please note: Long pants, tennis or boots and bring sunscreen, hat, camera and binoculars.  Long hair must be pinned up   Bring bottled water and wear your bathing suit underneath your clothing.


price $159
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3.75 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

wildlife

beach

boating
Bahia Drake: Marenco To Caletas Nature Walk
This half-day nature tour offers a great experience for nature lovers. It is a combination of tropical wilderness and beaches, an experience you will never forget! Your naturalist guide will meet you for the 15-minute boat followed by a wet landing.  Your guide will take you to explore forest, seashore, fresh water ponds, and gardens. Learn about the birds, butterflies, flowers and native flora. You will walk on the trails of this pristine forest walk across a hanging bridge to a platform 98 feet above the ground in this peaceful green world. Discover between branches and leaves the secrets of the wildlife of this amazing forest.  Hear the song of the Scarlet Macaws and even see them! Toucans, monkeys and other small mammals are sometimes available to see. This tour is custom designed for your pleasure! After the walking tour, the calm waters of this ocean awaits for you to swim, clean your body with a refreshing shower and enjoy your time at leisure.

Please note:  Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bug repellent, bring binoculars, bathing suit, towel, rubber sandals and most importantly hiking shoes. While hiking along the trails you'll find yourself crossing streams/rivers, in addition to traversing across slippery, sloping terrain.


price $119
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3.75 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

wildlife

beach

boating
Bahia Drake: Marenco To Caletas Nature Walk
This half-day nature tour offers a great experience for nature lovers. It is a combination of tropical wilderness and beaches, an experience you will never forget! Your naturalist guide will meet you for the 15-minute boat followed by a wet landing.  Your guide will take you to explore forest, seashore, fresh water ponds, and gardens. Learn about the birds, butterflies, flowers and native flora. You will walk on the trails of this pristine forest walk across a hanging bridge to a platform 98 feet above the ground in this peaceful green world. Discover between branches and leaves the secrets of the wildlife of this amazing forest.  Hear the song of the Scarlet Macaws and even see them! Toucans, monkeys and other small mammals are sometimes available to see. This tour is custom designed for your pleasure! After the walking tour, the calm waters of this ocean awaits for you to swim, clean your body with a refreshing shower and enjoy your time at leisure.

Please note:  Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bug repellent, bring binoculars, bathing suit, towel, rubber sandals and most importantly hiking shoes. While hiking along the trails you'll find yourself crossing streams/rivers, in addition to traversing across slippery, sloping terrain.


price $119
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

beach

boating
Bahia Drake: Snorkel To Cano Island Biological Reserve
Cano Island is located 12 nautical miles from Bahia Drake. You will board a boat for the 45-minute ride to this ideal spot for snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing.  Along the way, watch for sightings of dolphins and marine birds. You will receive safety instructions before your first snorkel around the island. Aquatic life is spectacular here and you will find a broad and colorful spectrum of Pacific Coast reef fish – trigger fish, trumpet fish, damsel fish, parrot fish, angel fish, puffers, to name a few, as well as rays and sea turtles.  You will have a 15-minute rest on the boat before your second snorkel around the island.  Then your boat will take you to San Josecito Beach for snacks.

Please note: A waiver must be signed prior to boarding the boat. Please wear beach attired, bring your bathing suit, towel, sunblock, hat, and walking and water shoes or sandals. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. The landing at San Josecito Beach will be a wet landing.


price $165
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5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

dining

boating
Bahia Drake: Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands & Mangrove
You will board the boat from Drake Bay and make your way to the southernmost mouth of the Sierpe and Terraba Rivers and the Terraba-Sierpe National Wetlands. Stretching 20 miles along the Pacific Coast, it is the largest mangrove reserve in Latin America. You will spend approximately 3 hours exploring the various river branches that wind their way through 306 square miles of protected wetlands.Watch for wildlife like howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, spoonbills, heron, kingfishers, egrets, cotingas, crocodiles, caimans, turtles, and frogs.These wetlands have been internationally recognized and protected by the Ramsar Convention Treaty since 1995. The peace and tranquility of these wetlands, make it a "must see" tour in this region. You will make your way along the Terraba and Sierpe Rivers to arrive at the small, sleepy town of Sierpe, the land entrance to the wetlands.  You will have a typical lunch in one of the local restaurants in town that line the river. After lunch you will continue exploring more of the Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands before you make your way back to Drake Bay. 

Please note: The direct boat ride from Sierpe to Drake Bay will be approximately an hour and a half. Wear comfortable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. Animal sightings are not guaranteed. 


price $199
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Golfo Dulce (Puerto Jimenez), Costa Rica



4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

snacks

walking
Golfo Dulce: Chocolate Farm - A Sweet Experience
Experience the interesting cacao manufacturing process by visiting a traditional cacao plantation at Kobo Farm. Board your minivan for the 25-minute drive to this untouched and mystical area, where you will see the cacao forest, the flowers, and fruit. The history and culture of this tropical crop reaches back to the Mayas. You will learn about the origin of the cacao tree, the history, the first contact with Europeans, and the principal disease called monilia. Wildlife is usually seen in this area so be on the lookout for monkeys, coatis, sloths, and more.  You will take a guided walk where you will see different species of cacao fruit, take a break in this beautiful spot and taste fresh fruit from the chocolate tree.   You will be shown the various steps of making good chocolate and have the opportunity to taste a wonderful chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and homemade banana bread from the farm in the middle of a tropical garden.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be walking over both paved and dirt paths. This is a wet landing so bring your sandals too. 


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

snacks

walking
Golfo Dulce: Chocolate Farm - A Sweet Experience
Experience the interesting cacao manufacturing process by visiting a traditional cacao plantation at Kobo Farm. Board your minivan for the 25-minute drive to this untouched and mystical area, where you will see the cacao forest, the flowers, and fruit. The history and culture of this tropical crop reaches back to the Mayas. You will learn about the origin of the cacao tree, the history, the first contact with Europeans, and the principal disease called monilia. Wildlife is usually seen in this area so be on the lookout for monkeys, coatis, sloths, and more.  You will take a guided walk where you will see different species of cacao fruit, take a break in this beautiful spot and taste fresh fruit from the chocolate tree.   You will be shown the various steps of making good chocolate and have the opportunity to taste a wonderful chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and homemade banana bread from the farm in the middle of a tropical garden.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be walking over both paved and dirt paths. This is a wet landing so bring your sandals too. 


price $119
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4 HRS

Easy

wildlife

beach

boating
Golfo Dulce: Dolphin Watch
Costa Rica’s warm seas are home to one of the most biologically diverse marine habitats in the world. The best place to observe these magnificent mammals is in the waters off the Osa Peninsula. You will board your boat and head for a place known by ¨National Geographic to be “the most biologically intense area on earth.” A place where large groups of dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays swim in clear blue tropical waters putting on an amazing show!  Other possible sightings may include 6 different species of turtles, large schools of tuna feeding, and an occasional marlin or sailfish. As you cruise around the bay your tour will be enhanced by the informative commentary provided by a trained naturalist guide. You will learn about the biology, behavior and habits of the wildlife you will spot. You will have amazing photo opportunities and if weather permits you will have free time to swim in the serene waters of Punta Encanto (Enchanted Beach).  

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with limited mobility or back problems as it involves an optional nature walk over a gravel surface and the boat ride might get bumpy. 


price $139
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5 HRS

Easy

dining

culture

beach
Golfo Dulce: Let's Cook a Tico Meal
Osa Clandestina Lodge is an exclusive and sophisticated jungle retreat in front of Playa Pan Dulce in Cabo Matapalo, where you will have the opportunity to spend a few hours enjoying Costa Rican gastronomic specialties and learning how to prepare them. This gastronomic adventure will start when you board your motor coach for a 15-minute ride to the local market, where you will select the freshest fruits and vegetables of the day along with homemade cheeses, fresh eggs, milk and some other ingredients necessary to cook the banquet. On this tour you will see how to select quality tropical ingredients, and you will spend 90 minutes in the cooking class where you will learn how to convert these ingredients into a healthy and delicious meal. You will also learn the nutritional science behind a healthy meal. Taste and health are paramount in the creation of Tico food. After enjoying the lunch you helped create there will be leisure time to spend in the beautiful pool at the Lodge, or chill and relax at the games lounge, where books and music afford an opportunity to do just that. You can also do some stretching at the yoga deck surrounded by nature, or revel in the beauty of Playa Pan Dulce, which is one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful and tranquil beaches, and is just a 5-minute walk following the trail across the gardens from the Osa Clandestina.  Scarlet Macaws, toucans, and monkey may accompany you along the way.     

Please note: Wear light clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat or visor, sunscreen, insect repellent, a change of clothing, your swim suit and bring a towel if you choose to go swimming.


price $199
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5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

walking

snacks
Golfo Dulce: Monkey Trails & Butterfly Gardens
Upon your arrival at Puerto Jimenez you will immediately notice the scenic beauty of the gulf, and this tour will let you see the uniqueness of the community and the wildlife of the area, leaving you with an unforgettable life experience.  An air-conditioned minivan will be waiting for you at the pier ready to start your eco-adventure. The journey will begin with a shortl drive through the fishing village of Puerto Jimenez, located in Golfo Dulce home of the third largest fjord of the world. You will reach your first destination at Cacao Monkey Trails. Here your naturalist tour guide will lead you on a nature walk deep inside the forest for over a 1 mile. You will learn about the curiosities of the different plants and trees of the region. Keep your eyes open as spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, lizards and several species of birds are very common in the area. The second part of this excursion will lead you to the marvelous world of tropical butterflies. You will visit a unique butterfly house with three spectacular platforms where you will have a great aerial view of the venue. For about 45 minutes you will be immersed in the world of the Blue Morpho and other species that gather in this live display. Just before the end of the tour, a refreshing snack will be waiting for you to enjoy.

Please note: Wear light clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat or visor, sunscreen, and insect repellent, and bring your camera.


price $179
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

wildlife

beach
Golfo Dulce: Oceans & Canals Kayaking
Go across Golfo Dulce where life goes in a slow pace through the humid mangroves with the squeaking sounds of the unique scarlet macaws that mingle in this area the most common birds. Your kayak guides will be waiting with your kayaks and paddles ready for you to begin this fun experience! Paddle up the mangrove estuary with the rising tide until you can go no further and return with the falling tide, dragging your kayak across the sand spit and into the Golfo Dulce to cruise the shoreline, stopping to swim at the best beach.  Pods of bottle-nosed porpoises return daily in the afternoon along this coast on their way to the open Pacific, affording a great chance to view them.  

Please note: This tour is operated at high tide only. A waiver is required and there is a weight restriction of 235 lbs. Wear light clothes, hat or visor, sunscreen, and sun glasses.


price $105
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

wildlife

beach
Golfo Dulce: Oceans & Canals Kayaking
Go across Golfo Dulce where life goes in a slow pace through the humid mangroves with the squeaking sounds of the unique scarlet macaws that mingle in this area the most common birds. Your kayak guides will be waiting with your kayaks and paddles ready for you to begin this fun experience! Paddle up the mangrove estuary with the rising tide until you can go no further and return with the falling tide, dragging your kayak across the sand spit and into the Golfo Dulce to cruise the shoreline, stopping to swim at the best beach.  Pods of bottle-nosed porpoises return daily in the afternoon along this coast on their way to the open Pacific, affording a great chance to view them.  

Please note: This tour is operated at high tide only. A waiver is required and there is a weight restriction of 235 lbs. Wear light clothes, hat or visor, sunscreen, and sun glasses.


price $105
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

snacks

boating
Golfo Dulce: Tropical Garden & Beach Scape
You will depart from the main pier and travel by boat through Golfo Dulce with a great view of some of the most intense rainforest landscapes in the world. The green-blue landscape is beyond any description. There are occasions when a red bright spot comes into the picture, and you will be astonished with the scarlet macaws and their noisy freedom! After this amazing experience, you will visit Casa Orquideas, a beautiful garden that contains many varieties of tropical plants, and samples of other plant species brought from all over the world.  There is so much to learn while you visit the medicinal garden and indulge your senses with the beauty and perfume of the enormous array of flowers in many different colors and shapes.  There will be time for snacks and leisure before your boat will return you to Golfo Dulce.

Please note: If weather permits there will be an optional time for swimming. Bring your bathing suit and a towel. This tour involves a nature walk over gravel surfaces and exposed roots and is not recommended for those with mobility issues. It also involves a wet landing so bring your sandals in addition to sturdier footwear.


price $129
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4.15 HRS

Moderate

watersports

dining

beach

boating
Golfo Dulce: Yoga & Paddle Boarding at Paradise Beach
Just a 25-minute scenic boat ride away from Puerto Jimenez (often with dolphin sightings), nested in the heart of Piedras Blancas National Park, Playa Cativo provides a peaceful and rejuvenating yoga retreat where you can relax and renew your body and spirit in a tranquil beachfront setting. Delight yourself with a gourmet breakfast with plenty of fresh ingredients from the organic farm-to-table program impressively presented by their Chef.  After your yoga session and breakfast, start out your paddle board adventure with a basic introduction from their instructors. Practice a bit . . . and then, stand up and paddle away! Sheltered from the wind, this bay seems to have been designed just for stand up paddling — with tranquil, clear waters.  

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Occasionally the boat ride might get a little bumpy.Bring bottled water, towel, extra dry clothes, sunscreen, and your bathing suit. 

price $179
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4.15 HRS

Moderate

watersports

dining

beach

boating
Golfo Dulce: Yoga & Paddle Boarding at Paradise Beach
Just a 25-minute scenic boat ride away from Puerto Jimenez (often with dolphin sightings), nested in the heart of Piedras Blancas National Park, Playa Cativo provides a peaceful and rejuvenating yoga retreat where you can relax and renew your body and spirit in a tranquil beachfront setting. Delight yourself with a gourmet breakfast with plenty of fresh ingredients from the organic farm-to-table program impressively presented by their Chef.  After your yoga session and breakfast, start out your paddle board adventure with a basic introduction from their instructors. Practice a bit . . . and then, stand up and paddle away! Sheltered from the wind, this bay seems to have been designed just for stand up paddling — with tranquil, clear waters.  

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Occasionally the boat ride might get a little bumpy.Bring bottled water, towel, extra dry clothes, sunscreen, and your bathing suit. 

price $179
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Isla Parida, Panama



1.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

outdoors

beach
Isla Parida, Hiking on Parida Island
The rainforest is filled with over 1,000 teak, mahogany, eucalyptus, and many of other trees, plants and fauna. There are four hikes to choose from in this area.  All of them take between 45 minutes to an hour and the level of difficulty is moderate to strenuous.  You will disembark your yacht and take tenders to the beach where you will be met by certified bilingual guides. The Zen Rocks tour will take you across the forest to a slope where megalithic basaltic rocks lay buried like rock balconies that face large trees and where the roaring waves invite you to relax. The Miradores Trail will take you to the highest elevations on the island, providing magnificent views of the Gulf, Punta Mala and the nearby islands. The Old Loop Trail is a shorter walk that will take you into the forest and along an old saw mill trail. It also goes to the Sepulquito vantage point where astonishing views of the ocean and islands will be found. The return is through a trail that borders the slopes of Lanza Beach and will lead you straight back to the beach. Playa Icacos Trails will take you along the main trail connecting both beaches.  There is a waterfall on the beach and at low tide you can also explore the tide pools on the rocks. This trail is dependent on the tide.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, and shorts or long pants, a t-shirt or light shirt, your swimsuit, towel, and a hat. Bring insect repellent, your sunglasses, and your camera. U.S. dollars can be used here. You will be provided with water.


price $25
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

beach

boating
Isla Parida, Rock Fishing
Rock fishing at low tide has proven to be quite effective and also a fun way to spend some time and be able to see some fish like snapper, green jack, bonito, barracuda, needle fish, tiger fish, cat fish, turtles and more from the rocks. You will disembark from your yacht by tender and take a 10-minute ride to the beach where you will be met by your bilingual guide and equipment will be handed out. You will walk along the beach to the rock area to fish in an area exclusively reserved for Windstar guests.  Enjoy the view and relax before heading back along the beach to where you will have free time to use the facilities and check out the handicrafts available for purchase there.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, and shorts or long pants, a t-shirt or light shirt, your swimsuit, towel, an extra change of clothes and a hat. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, your sunglasses, and your camera. U.S. dollars can be used here.


price $39
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife
Isla Parida, Snorkeling Safari
You will disembark from your yacht by tender and take a 10-minute ride to the beach where you will be met by your bilingual guide and equipment will be handed out.  You will board a small boat and head for the aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Chiriqui for a beautiful snorkeling experience. You will visit different spots all around the Gulf of Chiriqui, including two spots where sea turtles. Look for parrotfish, damselfish, blue devils, sergeant fish, guinea fowl,  pufferfish and a full array of tropical fish, even lobster.  These waters have a rich array of colorful fish, and the isolated white-sand islands and abundant mangroves of the area make for a relaxing trip. When you return to the beach you will have time to use the facilities and shop the handicraft displays available for purchase before the tender returns you to your waiting yacht.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, and shorts or long pants, a t-shirt or light shirt, your swimsuit, towel, an extra change of clothes and a hat. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, your sunglasses, and your camera. U.S. dollars can be used here.


price $65
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Colón, Panama



5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

watersports

dining

beach
Colon: Embera Village & Gatun Lake Expansion Visitor Center & Transfer
You will head to the Gatun Expansion Center, where you will take a tour and see history being rewritten all over again at the Panama Canal with its expanded capacity to allow for more than double the traffic, with the third set of locks, larger and wider than the existing ones. The Panama Canal has played an integral part in history as it provides travel between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans without having to sail a greater distance and through perilous Cape Horn. After this tour you will head to Buena Vista. There you will board a small dugout, which will carry you up the Gatun River to discover a large, fascinating and dense jungle.  You will arrive at the Embera Quera, an indigenous community found on the banks of Gatun Lake, near the Panama Canal. The Embera tribe still lives in harmony with Mother Nature. They will welcome you at the pier and gladly give you an idea of how they still live today. The village chief will give you a brief explication on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, beliefs and handicrafts. Then, a traditional lunch of fish and plantains prepared by the Embera women will be served to you. In the afternoon you will watch a traditional Embera dance and also have a chance to shop for colorful handicrafts. The sale of local products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. You can also get a temporary Embera tattoo painted on your arm or leg, using an ink made from a local fruit. 

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  



price $299
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5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Airport or Hotel
Start with a sightseeing tour enjoying the views of the modern Panama City. You will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. On the way to Panama Viejo enjoy the Old Panama or Panama Viejo, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English bucaneer Henry Morgan in 1671 and therefore abandoned. Today there are only ruins left. Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmark of the town. 

Please note:  This tour is available for those with flights after 5 p.m.  


price $119
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