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 and Panama, with return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £2147pp

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

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Save up to 40% on cruise cost, or no single supplement, PLUS free upgrade! Subject to availability. Applies to Jan and Feb 2020 departures. Free upgrade excludes 24 Jan 2020 departure. Subject to availability. Book by 15 Jan 2019

Panama and Costa Rica Special Offer

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

Perhaps explore picturesque Gatun Lake, San Lorenzo, and the Canal Museum, or head to Miraflores Locks and Casco Viejo. Panorama then cruises to Playa Muerto, gateway to the incredible Darrien National Park, home to Embera Indians.

Enjoy a swim stop just off Granito de Oro and a BBQ on deck, before arriving at UNESCO-listed Coiba Island, where there is a walking tour with the ship's naturalist.

From Drake Bay, perhaps join the visit to the stunning Corcovado National Park which covers almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. It is home to an abundance of wildlife, including red-eyed tree frogs, tapirs and harpy eagles. Panorama then sails to picturesque Quepos, from where you can explore the breathtaking Manuel Antonio Reserve.

On selected departures, guests will enjoy a transit of the famous Panama Canal, a feat of engineering, which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.

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Panama and Costa Rica Cruise - Standard Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Flamenco Marina (Panama)

Overnight flight from the UK to Panama.

Day 2 - Flamenco Marina

Embark your ship around 3pm. Overnight in port.

Day 3 - Flamenco Marina

This morning, there is an optional excursion taking in Gatun Lake plus San Lorenzo and Canal Museum, or Miraflores Locks, Casco Viejo and Canal Museum.

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 de Oro - Coiba island

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 takes 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. On arrival, enjoy a relaxing swim. 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 reverse itinerary varies slightly as it includes a visit to Iguana Island on day 5. The cruise itinerary is subject to weather conditions and may be modified at the captains discretion.

Panama and Costa Rica (inc Panama Canal) - 13 Dec 2019 and 10, 17 Jan, 6, 20 Mar 2020

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 between 11am and 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 takes 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 reverse itinerary varies slightly as it includes a visit to Iguana Island on Day 5. 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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 13th - Costa Rica to Panama - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2147
      Category C Category B Category A
      Brochure Price from: £2965 Brochure Price from: £3284 Brochure Price from: £4011
      Blue Water Price from: £2147 Blue Water Price from: £2338 Blue Water Price from: £2775
    • Dec 27th - Costa Rica to Panama - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2147
      Category C Category B Category A
      Brochure Price from: £2965 Brochure Price from: £3284 Brochure Price from: £4011
      Blue Water Price from: £2147 Blue Water Price from: £2338 Blue Water Price from: £2775

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 3rd - Panama to Costa Rica - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2147
      Category C Category B Category A
      Brochure Price from: £2965 Brochure Price from: £3284 Brochure Price from: £4011
      Blue Water Price from: £2147 Blue Water Price from: £2338 Blue Water Price from: £2775
    • Jan 10th - Costa Rica to Panama - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2147
      Category C Category B Category A
      Brochure Price from: £2965 Brochure Price from: £3284 Brochure Price from: £4011
      Blue Water Price from: £2147 Blue Water Price from: £2338 Blue Water Price from: £2775
    • Jan 17th - Panama to Costa Rica - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2147
      Category C Category B Category A
      Brochure Price from: £2965 Brochure Price from: £3284 Brochure Price from: £4011
      Blue Water Price from: £2147 Blue Water Price from: £2338 Blue Water Price from: £2775
    • Jan 24th - Costa Rica to Panama - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2556
      Category C Category B Category A
      Brochure Price from: £2965 Brochure Price from: £3284 Brochure Price from: £4011
      Blue Water Price from: £2556 Blue Water Price from: £2811 Blue Water Price from: £3392
    • Jan 31st - Panama to Costa Rica - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2147
      Category C Category B Category A
      Brochure Price from: £2965 Brochure Price from: £3284 Brochure Price from: £4011
      Blue Water Price from: £2147 Blue Water Price from: £2338 Blue Water Price from: £2775
  • February
    • Feb 21st - Costa Rica to Panama - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2147
      Category C Category B Category A
      Brochure Price from: £2965 Brochure Price from: £3284 Brochure Price from: £4011
      Blue Water Price from: £2147 Blue Water Price from: £2338 Blue Water Price from: £2775
    • Feb 28th - Panama to Costa Rica - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2556
      Category C Category B Category A
      Brochure Price from: £2965 Brochure Price from: £3284 Brochure Price from: £4011
      Blue Water Price from: £2556 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £4011
  • March
    • Mar 6th - Costa Rica to Panama - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2965
      Category C Category B Category A
      Blue Water Price from: £2965 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £4011
    • Mar 13th - Panama to Costa Rica - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2965
      Category C Category B Category A
      Blue Water Price from: £2965 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £4011
    • Mar 20th - Costa Rica to Panama - Sailing on: Panorama From: £2965
      Category C Category B Category A
      Blue Water Price from: £2965 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £4011

Price Information

  • These dates include a crossing of the Panama Canal: 13 Dec 2019 and 10, 17 Jan, 6, 20 Mar 2020
  • Flight supplement may apply.
  • Port taxes for non-Panama Canal dates: £355pp
  • Port taxes for Panama Canal dates: £590pp
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