Costa Rica & Panama

8-, 10-, and 12-night small ship adventures explore the coasts, jungles, and islands of Costa Rica and Panama

Ocean, sky, or palms—painted with the brightest blues and greens. In Costa Rica and Panama, humidity soothes from the outside in. Howler monkeys and hummingbirds lure you along jungle hikes. Fragrant orchids creep out from mangroves. Villagers display their woven baskets. Finish the day with a cocktail, as you soak up the sunset. Your senses are awake.

"We had a wonderful time. This was our 2nd UnCruise adventure and we will be back."
— Jim & Holly C, Simpsonville, SC (Costa Rica & Panama)


For 8, 10, or 12 nights, snorkel in warm waters and hike your way through lush jungles on an itinerary that suits your style.  

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Costa Rica & Panama Wildlife

Some of the most colorful wildlife—from scarlet macaws to spotted eagle rays—is in Costa Rica and Panama.

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A skiff in the mangroves, kayak through the Chagres River, or hike in the Osa Peninsula means wilderness and wildlife are never far.

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Life On Board

Sail through paradise aboard the Safari Voyager—the most comfortable way to experience the Panama Canal.

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Welcome to the jungle indeed. Let us answer your vaccine, seasickness, or mosquito questions so you can focus on the fun.

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Unveiled Wonders

It’s your last chance to experience the Panama Canal, wildlife, and active adventures on our 8-night Unveiled Wonders—Costa Rica & Panama Canal.

8 nights in Costa Rica & Panama

Seasonal Variations

Both the dry and the “green” seasons offer much to see in Costa Rica and Panama. While the green season is characterized by more rain, in the rainforest environments, rain can happen in any season. And because the two countries are so close to the equator—between about 7 degrees and 10 degrees north—temperatures change very little from month to month.

A variety of wildlife sightings are possible any time of year, while some occur with the changing seasons. From humpback whales and iguanas to ruby throated hummingbirds and butterflies, this region is known as a migration crossroads. You never know what Mother Nature might have in store for you.

The History of Taboga Island

The History of Taboga Island

It’s a lovely morning, just like all mornings in the tropics. A little overcast but that is actually fantastic because today we are facing the Cross Hill hike at Taboga Island...

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Costa Rica & Panama Image Gallery

View our images & get inspired to visit Costa Rica & Panama on an adventure cruise!
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Size Matters: Small-boat cruise offers close-up of Panama, Costa Rica

Size matters: Small-boat cruise offers close-up of Panama, Costa Rica

It was easy to forgive the scarlet macaws on a high branch making me feel severely under-dressed, and the spider monkeys tossing sticks at me... ​​​​
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