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Small Ship COSTA RICA & PANAMA CANAL CRUISES

 

Tropical Islands. Exotic Jungles. The Panama Canal.
Experience It All in Private Yacht Style.

Natural and man-made wonders combine in this exotic region where you are an explorer by day with cocktails on the fantail of your boutique ship by night. Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically diverse places on earth over landscapes of rainforest, lakes, cloudforests, volcanoes, and more, boasting an impressive variety of wildlife. Learn more about their history, flora and fauna from a local Naturalist on board, and transit the massive Panama Canal during daylight hours. Against all this color and adventure, your white ship rests at anchor awaiting your return from a delightful day of exploring.

Meet your Costa Rican Naturalists!

Windstar Knows the Way to Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
THE RAINFOREST, SEA, AND BEACHES here brim with life — howler monkeys, jaguars, blue morpho butterflies the size of dinner plates — bisected by a canal built on a scale never before attempted by man. Mayan and colonial relics hint at past glories, shrouded in jungle and hidden deep within Belize’s limestone caves. Latin cuisines burst on the palate with the exuberance of a mariachi band. Meet Embera Indians in Panama and search the Costa Rican rainforest for endangered species. You are an explorer by day, with cocktails on the pool deck at 5.
Face to Face with Wonder
SEE THE PANAMA CANAL FOR THE AMAZING engineering feat it truly is as you view the locks from below, rather than from above as you would on a large cruise ship. And get closer to the best wildlife-watching areas, like Quepos, as you search for monkeys, sloths, and toucans. When you need a break from adventure (if you ever do), relax on uninhabited white-sand beaches and snorkel stunning reefs in Windstar-exclusive destinations like Isla Parida.
Get Your Feet Wet
This is an adventure! Get your feet wet as you wade ashore from the Zodiac (a “wet landing”) onto deserted beaches and access remote wilderness areas.
Windstar's Signature Beach Party
Spend a full day enjoying secluded Isla Parida during Windstar’s Signature Beach Party — a catered affair complete with an island bar, water toys, and a plentiful, mouthwatering buffet.
The Panama Canal Beyond Ordinary
Nothing makes you appreciate the enormity of the Panama Canal than sailing through it on a small ship. Make a daylight transit of the Panama Canal as our Canal historian shares incredible facts about its construction and insights into its inner workings.
Featured Port: Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
“Port Jim” is one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse areas. Rare birds like scarlet macaws, harpy eagles, and quetzals share the rainforest with land creatures like jaguars and ocelots, while offshore, humpback whales and dolphins play in the the deep waters of Golfo Dulce. Kayak through the mangroves and estuaries watching for monkeys, caimans, butterflies, and more, or simply relax on a perfect beach.
Shore Excursion Must-Do: Rainforest Extravaganza & Traditions (Quepos, Costa Rica)
The small town of Esquipulas rests at the foot of high mountains, and this family owned private nature reserve protects both primary and secondary rainforest at the mountains’ base. Follow your naturalist guide along the trails, watching for toucans, hummingbirds, butterflies, monkeys, and other rainforest residents. You’ll also learn about Costa Rica’s most important crop — coffee — observing the process from roasting to cup, followed by a hearty traditional Costa Rican casado lunch.
WINDSTAR VOYAGES TO COSTA RICA & PANAMA CANAL
SPECIAL AVAILABLE

Costa Rica & Panama Canal

Port to port
Puerto Caldera to Colón
Duration
7 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$3,222
Cruise Only From?
$2,599
SPECIAL AVAILABLE

Panama Canal, Cartagena, San Blas Islands & More

Port to port
Balboa / Fuerte Amador to Oranjestad
Duration
7 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$2,831
Cruise Only From?
$2,208

The Spanish Main: Rise of the New World

Port to port
San Juan to Colón
Duration
6 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$3,333
Cruise Only From?
$2,799

In the Wake of the Spanish Armadas

Port to port
Oranjestad to Colón
Duration
8 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$3,911
Cruise Only From?
$3,199

Marvels of Ecuador, Peru, and the Panama Canal

Port to port
Lima, Peru to Colón
Duration
11 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$5,678
Cruise Only From?
$4,699

Marvels of Latin America Cruise Tour

Port to port
Lima, Peru to Colón
Duration
11 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$8,678
Cruise Only From?
$7,699
SPECIAL AVAILABLE

Monteverde Cloud Forest & Arenal Volcano Cruise Tour

Port to port
Colón to Puerto Caldera
Duration
7 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$5,499
Cruise Only From?
$5,499
SPECIAL AVAILABLE

Naturally Costa Rica

Port to port
Puerto Caldera to Puerto Caldera
Duration
7 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$2,599
Cruise Only From?
$2,599

Star Collector: Caribbean Cultures: Latin America & the Greater Antilles

Port to port
Colón to Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Duration
19 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$7,290
Cruise Only From?
$5,599

Star Collector: Grand Caribbean Adventure

Port to port
Philipsburg, St. Maarten to Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Duration
55 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$21,594
Cruise Only From?
$16,699

Star Collector: Latin America Explorer via the Panama Canal

Port to port
Lima, Peru to Puerto Caldera
Duration
18 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$7,701
Cruise Only From?
$6,099

Star Collector: Natural History Meets Ancient Mystery: Latin America & Beyond

Port to port
Oranjestad to Cozumel
Duration
16 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$6,523
Cruise Only From?
$5,099
SPECIAL AVAILABLE

Star Collector: Reefs & Rainforests: The Caribbean, Colombia, Panama & Costa Rica via the Panama Canal

Port to port
Bridgetown to Puerto Caldera
Duration
18 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$7,101
Cruise Only From?
$5,499
SPECIAL AVAILABLE

Star Collector: Wild Wonders of the Central America Coasts via the Panama Canal

Port to port
Colón to Puerto Caldera
Duration
14 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$4,699
Cruise Only From?
$4,699
SPECIAL AVAILABLE

Star Collector: Windward Islands & Spanish New World

Port to port
Bridgetown to Balboa / Fuerte Amador
Duration
14 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$4,399
Cruise Only From?
$4,399