*EXTRA HIGHLIGHT - Cruise departure 30 December 2017 additionally features a PANAMA CANAL CROSSING and will embark at COLON 2000 Cruise Terminal, Panama. Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the Pacific Ocean coast line of Costa Rica. We will reach the Nature National Park of Manuel Antonio, witness life in the Darrien Jungle, visit Pearl and Negritas islands. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich flora and fauna diversity to intrigue you.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: Flamenco Marina Panama City/Panama
Embarkation - 15:00 to 16.30. Welcome reception and safety drill. Late afternoon optional walking tour in old Panama City, Casco Viejo. Overnight in port
Day 2: Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama
Morning Optional excursion to the Gatun Lake and explore Fort San Lorenzo Spanish Historical Forts. Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center in Gatun and enjoy lunch there. Return to Panama city and visit the Canal Museum and watch the movements of ships in the locks.
Day 3: Pearl Islands, Panama
Early morning sailing to Pearl Islands - Panama. Early morning arrival in Pearl Islands. Morning swimming and snorkeling. Late evening sailing to Playa Muerto. Overnight at anchor.
Day 4: Playa Muerto - Darrien Jungle, Panama
Optional excursion in the Darrien National park. We are then welcomed by Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. Afternoon sailing to Cebaco Island - Overnight at sea.
Day 5: Caleta Caiman/ Restingue Island - Cebaco Island, Panama
Morning arrival in Caleta Caiman/ Restingue Island for an amazing swimming and snorkeling experience in this little paradise island. Around noon we will to nearby Cebaco Island. Beach BBQ and time to swim and enjoy the beautiful beach. Early afternoon, sailing to Golfo Dulce, Golfito. Overnight at sea.
Day 6: Golfito - Casa Orquideas - Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
We reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures before continuing our sailing to nearby Casa Orquideas where we anchor. Optional excursion in Casa Orquideas, a beautiful flowers sanctuary. Visit of extensive and very well kept grounds. Time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail across the Bay to Puerto Jimenez while having a BBQ on deck. We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the afternoon. Optional Osa Peninsula excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. Overnight at sea to Quepos.
Day 7: Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
Morning arrival in Quepos and transfer to the MANUEL ANTONIO RESERVE, for your morning Optional Excursion, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take one of the optional Forest Canopy excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz. Playa Bisanz afternoon swim. (Savegre River or Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Tropical Farewell evening with dinner and party. Late evening sailing to Puerto Caldera.
Day 8: Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Arrival in Puerto Caldera Port 08:00- Disembarkation 09:00 to 10:00.