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 luxury yacht 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 yacht rests at anchor awaiting your return from a delightful day of exploring.

Extend your Panama Canal cruise or Costa Rica cruise with our land packages featuring the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloudforest and Tortuguero National Park. Click here for more information.

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Puerto Caldera to Colón - 7 Days

Come find the natural and man-made wonders combined on this exotic Costa Rican and Panama Canal cruise full of bucket list places and activities.  Learn about the area from a local Naturalist on board, then take a Zodiac ashore and find rare experiences for yourself. Hike through Manuel Antonio National Park in search of its lovely beaches and abundant animal life. Soar high above the Quepos jungle floor as you zipline searching for such wildlife residents as monkeys, sloths, and toucans, then explore Golfo Dulce with some of the most intense rainforest landscapes in the world. Take a daylight transit through the massive Panama Canal, one of the world's most stunning feats of engineering on a yacht that lets you see it all.

Puerto Caldera to Colón - 11 Days

Experience the full majesty of Costa Rica and Panama’s natural and man-made wonders on this 10- or 11-day Costa Rica and Panama Canal cruise. Wiggle your toes in Panama’s white-sand beaches, world-famous Playa Flamingo beach and the black sands of Bahia Herradura. Explore rainforests and cloudforests that are bastions of biodiversity. Transit the Panama Canal, appreciating its incredible scale and triumph of engineering in a way those on mega-cruise ships never will.

Oranjestad to Puerto Caldera - 11 Days

Experience one of the seven wonders of the modern world and one of the most important accomplishments in human civilization during this memorable, 11-day cruise of Central America featuring a complete transit of the Panama Canal in broad daylight. As you transit 48 miles of the busiest and most historic waterway in the world, an onboard guide will point out both natural and man-made wonders along the Panama Canal, covering the history of the early overland routes, initial attempts by the French and the eventual success by Americans, and ongoing enhancements and maintenance. On the Pacific side you’ll learn about unique rainforest wildlife and biodiversity from expert local naturalists in remote, pristine reserves like Isla Parida, Panama and Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. This cruise through first-world wonders and primeval splendors offers the freedom to see and experience far more under the sun.

Nibble on briny Portuguese salt cod or spicy chouriço sausage as you relax among sundrenched tables at an uncrowded Lisbon sidewalk café. Cross the Atlantic with time to relax and connect. Take in Antiqua’s circumference from a seagull’s perspective during a high-flying helicopter tour of bright beaches, submerged reefs and unoccupied coastal outcroppings. Ride horseback along the surf and white sand in Aruba. Scrutinize the deep green luster of newly cut emeralds as jewelry artisans reveal the secrets of Columbia’s historic gem mining industry. Meet Panama’s Embera tribe and learn about their traditions and beliefs during a tour of the Embera Quera village along the lush banks of Panama’s Gatun Lake. Search a shady rainforest canopy for 3-toed sloths and rare white-faced capuchin primates in Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park. This exceptional cruise ends in Puerto Caldera, not far from the Costa Rican capital of San Jose, where you’ll discover land tour opportunities for trips to nearby rainforests and the green turtle nesting sites in Tortuguero National Park.

Bridgetown to Puerto Caldera - 18 Days

Enjoy three extraordinary vacations in one: A Caribbean beach escape, a historic Panama Canal transit, and a Costa Rican rainforest adventure. Watch Wind Star’s billowing white sails unfurl as you sail between small-ship exclusives like Bequia and Mayreau. Join the parade of ships entering the Panama Canal, with plenty of room on deck and quick access between vantage points. Step off a Zodiac onto a private beach fragrant with roasting barbecue and bursting with possibilities. And discover Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity as you hike deep into the rainforest with thick humus muffling your footsteps and undiscovered species tantalizingly close.

Set off on a voyage beyond ordinary. Savor the pristine beauty of untouched Central America while relaxing and exploring uncrowded ports along the lesser-traveled spaces throughout the Southern Caribbean. Whether you’re yearning for a warm-weather escape on remote beaches, or seeking firsthand knowledge about rare and endangered rainforest flora and fauna, this cruise is rich in variety and adventure. Scan the treetops of Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park for endangered and reclusive white-faced capuchin monkeys and three-toed sloths. Observe maritime choreography as tankers, freighters and cruise ships merge and pass during a daylight transit of the Panama Canal. Explore the famed Hato Caves of Curacao -- spacious caverns made from coral limestone that served as shelter for some of the island’s earliest human inhabitants more than 1,500 years ago. Spot rare birds and wild donkeys in Bonaire’s Washington National Park, a remote nature reserve exclusive to few wildlife enthusiasts. This exceptional journey concludes among the rugged hills and sandy beaches surrounding Oranjestad, where you can shop for souvenirs, feast on tangy fish burritos or make one more escape to notable landmarks like 90-foot high California Lighthouse and the petroglyph-etched Ayo Rock Formation.

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