Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Panama and Costa Rica

A unique 9-night holiday to the natural beauty and wildlife of Costa Rica, with a transit of the famous Panama Canal, return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £2556pp

Megayacht Holiday
  • Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
  • Red eye frog
  • Macaws

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Flexible booking! Change your travel date if a quarantine requirement is introduced pre-departure or on return, or if similar restrictions on travel are imposed. If you are unable to pick a future travel date as yet, your payment will be used as credit against a future cruise of your choice. Applies to cruise-only bookings. T&Cs apply.

Panama and Costa Rica Special Offer

Explore diverse Panama, transit the legendary Panama Canal, and take the opportunity to visit some of Costa Rica's most stunning nature reserves.

Enjoy a transit of the famous Panama Canal, a feat of engineering, before discovering the beauty of Costa Rica. This cruise promises an array of flora and fauna, and the chance to meet local communities to learn about their traditions. You'll also discover fascinating cities as well as off-the-beaten track ports of call.

Refreshing swim stops enhance this exciting holiday and allow you to get up-close to a variety of marine life.

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Panama and Costa Rica Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Colon 2000 port (Panama)

Overnight flight from the UK to Panama.

Day 2 - Colon 2000 port

Arrive in Panama and transfer to the port to embark your ship at 12 noon. Begin your Panama Canal transit, crossing the Gatun Locks and entering the Gatun Lake. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board before crossing the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks before reaching the Pacific Side and Panama City in the early hours.

Day 3 - Flamenco Marina

Early morning arrival at Flamenco Marina. There is an optional morning excursion of Panama City taking in the architecture, before the ship sets sail to Darien.

Day 4 - Playa Muerto

Perhaps take the optional excursion to the picturesque Darrien National Park. You'll be welcomed by Embera Indians who are renowned for their handicrafts and traditions. The ship sets sail for Coiba Island later. Overnight at sea.

Day 5 - Granito D'Oro - Coiba

Midday arrival in Granito de Oro for swimming and snorkelling. Enjoy a BBQ on deck before continuing cruising to UNESCO-listed Coiba Island. On arrival, join the afternoon walking tour with the Ship Naturalist taking in the forest and wildlife. There will be free time for swimming and snorkelling. This afternoon, set sail for Golfito. Overnight at sea.

Day 6 - Golfito (Costa Rica) - Drake Bay

Arrive in Golfito and clear immigration. Then perhaps join the optional excursion to La Gamba Field Station and Piedra Blancas National Park. Later afternoon departure for Drake Bay. On arrival, moor overnight.

Day 7 - Drake Bay - Quepos

Today there is an optional tour of the Corcovado National Park, a tropical rainforest that covers almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. Keep an eye out for red-eyed tree frogs, tapirs and harpy eagles, to name but a few. Evening arrival in Quepos. Moor overnight.

Day 8 - Quepos - Playa Biesanz

Take the optional excursion to the Manuel Antonio Reserve. After lunch, there is an optional Forest Canopy excursion. Afternoon cruising to Playa Biesanz where excursion participants will rejoin the ship. Tropical Farewell dinner this evening, before cruising to Puerto Caldera.

Day 9 - Puerto Caldera - UK

Disembark your ship in Puerto Caldera and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 10 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

The cruise itinerary is subject to weather conditions and may be modified at the captains discretion.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK and transfers
  • American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail and Captain's Dinner
  • Regular filter coffee, tea and mineral water served all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English Speaking Cruise Coordinator

Price Does Not Include

  • Port Taxes and Charges
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Shore excursions
  • Crew tips
  • Personal expenses
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 21st - Colon 2000 to Puerto Caldera - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2556
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      Blue Water Price from: £2556 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £3556
    • Jan 28th - Puerto Caldera to Colon 2000 - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2556
      Category C Category B Category A
      Blue Water Price from: £2556 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £3556
  • February
    • Feb 4th - Colon 2000 to Puerto Caldera - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2556
      Category C Category B Category A
      Blue Water Price from: £2556 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £3556
  • March
    • Mar 4th - Colon 2000 to Puerto Caldera - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2556
      Category C Category B Category A
      Blue Water Price from: £2556 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £3556

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply
  • Port taxes: £636pp
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