COSTA RICA & PANAMA CANAL

Shore Excursions

Golfo Dulce (Puerto Jimenez), Costa Rica



4.15 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

snacks

boating
Golfo Dulce: Botanical 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. This is a wet landing so bring your sandals in addition to sturdier footwear. 


price $129
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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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3.5 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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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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4.15 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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Bahia Drake, Costa Rica



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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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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4 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

wildlife

beach

boating
Bahia Drake: The Osa Biological Corridor
This half-day nature tour offers a great experience for nature lovers. You will board your boat for the 15-minute ride to Caletas Station where you will have a wet landing and your first hike by the beach and into the forest.  Enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful place, while your naturalist tour guide will take you on the trails of this pristine forest surrounded by nature and explore walking through a hanging bridge to a 98-foot-high platform to immerse into this peaceful green world.  Search with your binoculars and discover the secrets of the wild life of this amazing forest. Hear the songs of red macaws and even see them, as well as toucans, monkeys and other small mammals which are sometimes seen.  You will explore forest, seashore, fresh water ponds, and gardens.  Learn about the birds, butterflies, flowers and native flora.  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. This paradise is a combination of tropical wilderness and beaches, an experience you will never forget! 

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.   This tour includes; soft drinks, bottled water, and fresh tropical fruit, plus your naturalist guide.  


price $119
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Bahia Herradura, Costa Rica



4.45 HRS

Easy

wildlife

snacks

boating
Bahia Herradura, Eco Jungle Cruise & Crocodile Safari
This adventure takes place along the estuary of Guacalillo and the Tarcoles River, near Carara National Park. You will board your jungle cruise ship for your tour up the estuary noted for its mangrove forests. In fact, four different species of mangroves are found in this area: tea, black, red and white mangrove. The mangroves are a group of unrelated woody plants that grow in protected tropical coasts. The mangroves also provide a great habitat for many endemic birds like swallows, hummingbirds, flycatchers and many ibis and woodpeckers.You will cruise up the Tarcoles River that’s shores house one of the largest colonies of crocodiles. Some of these reptiles are easily 9 feet long. Iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards, as well as many birds like herons, egrets, and ducks are easily seen looking for food along the riverbanks. This journey will help you learn about the importance of mangroves and why they must be preserved as a way of conservation to save all living species on Earth. Enjoy tropical fresh fruits and iced cold drinks before, during or after your cruise.

Please note: Bring your camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and wear comfortable clothing.


price $109
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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 $135
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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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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Moderate

snacks

dining

culture

sightseeing
Puerto Caldera: Espiratu Santo Coffee Tour & Oxcart Factory & Transfer
This tour represents the most remarkable and pure coffee and oxcart tradition and history in Costa Rica. The tradition of the oxcarts is linked to the coffee production and harvest in the early years of the country. Despite modern means of production and transit, oxcarts are still symbols of prosperity and wealth.  You will travel by bus to Espiritu Santo Coffee plantation. The property is surrounded by 640 acres of a prime coffee plantation, where the secrets of a real good cup of coffee are carefully held. From the plantation entrance, your tour guide will explain how organic coffee is grown, harvested, and processed to produce some of the world’s finest coffee beans. You will learn about Costa Rican history and have the opportunity to taste a freshly roasted cup of coffee.  After this visit you will travel to the town of Sarchi, known as the Cradle of Costa Rican Artisans because of its fine workshops. Here you will have time to observe the work of the local artisans as they create their famous oxcarts. You will be able to shop for souvenirs to take home, as well as enjoy a delicious typical Costa Rican lunch.    

Please note:  Travel will be along winding roads. 


price $215
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5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

wildlife

sightseeing
Puerto Caldera: Poas Volcano National Park & Transfer
Your tour will begin with a visit to the city of Alajuela where you will see the Juan Santamaria monument, and the church with its ornate red dome, located in the center of town. Then you will head to Poas Volcano National Park, driving past coffee plantations, fields of flowers, and dairy farms along the way. At the volcano you will have time to observe the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles. Then you will hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon and learn about the different ecosystems in the park. The park is home to a variety of wild plant and animal species, including the Poas Magnolia tree, Bangs's Mountain Squirrels, 79 bird species, including the  Resplendent Quetzal, and toucans.  

Please note: Travel will be along winding roads. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $255
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