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13 Day Central America Charter Itinerary - Panama City to Colon

Panama City to Colon

Ideal for Summer Season

Adventure along the 48-mile-long Panama Canal and island-hop among tropical archipelagos on this 13-day cruise from Panama City to the Caribbean port of Colon. Tick the world-famous landmark off your bucket list as you head to some of the region’s finest dive sites, and discover exotic rainforest-covered islands rich in wildlife and wonderful white sand beaches.

  • Day 1

    Panama City

    At anchor off Panama City.

    Reposition overnight to Coibas Islands.

  • Day 2

    Isla Secas, Coibas Islands

    Wake up in Isla Secas.

    Water activities and shore excursions are available for those interested. Position in the afternoon to Isla Del Afuera (2 hour transit). Impromptu activities on board. Dinner at Anchor in Isla De Afuera. Overnight cruise to Isla Coiba.

    Otional Activities:

    Visit a Frigate Bird Colony on Coco Island, this is near Isla Secas, on a skiff with local bird watching guide, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, beachcombing.
    Helo to Boquete for a Tree Trek zip line excursion or tour of a coffee farm; guided nature walks (helo transfer time - 40 min one way, 6 passengers)

    All shore excursions are located in Boquete; which is at altitude. You must wait 24hrs after diving to go to Boquete. Day rooms on Isla Secas and in Boquete if required.

  • Day 3

    Isla Coiba

    Wake up in Isla Coiba.

    Diving with a local guide, water activities, picnic on the beach etc. Impromptu activities on board followed by dinner. Overnight transit to the Pearl Islands.

    Optional Activities:

    Diving, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, beachcombing, picnics on the beach.
    Boat trip to search for Scarlet Macaws.

  • Day 4

    Pearl Islands

    Wake up in Pearl Islands.

    Diving with a local guide, water activities, shore activities for those interested. Overnight transit to entrance of the Panama Canal

    Optional Activites:

    • Helicopter transfer to Buenaventura for tennis and mani/pedis (helo transfer depending on location of charter yacht ~ TBA min, max 6 passengers)
    • Day rooms are available if required

  • Day 5

    Panama Canal Transit

    Daylight transit of the Panama Canal.

    Requested start time is early however, it is important to note that vessel’s assigned full or partial daylight lockage’s need to be prepared to get underway between 0200 and 0900 hours. The normal transit time is between 8 – 10 hrs. Importantly – due to the fact that this is an extremely busy canal in some circumstances if there is an unforeseen delay it could take up to 12 hours.

    After exiting from the Canal the yacht will position to Portobello and anchor overnight.

  • Day 6

    Portobello

    Wake up anchored off Portobello.

    Diving activities organized by Captain of charter yacht in the Portobello area. Impromptu activities on board. Reposition to San Blas Islands for dinner. At anchor overnight.

    Optional Activities:

    Possible shore activities during day to see canal expansion project if possible.

  • Day 7

    San Blas Islands

    Wake up anchored in San Blas Islands.

    Option for more diving activities organized in the Portobello area – this will require repositioning to Portobello area. (No diving after 1pm). Impromptu activities on board. Reposition to a nice bay for dinner. At anchor overnight.

    Optional Activities:

    Helo transfer to Gamboa Rainforest Resort - El Panama Rainforest Discovery Center, Jungle Tour and panoramic views on Ariel Tram, Chagres River, impromptu shopping/TBC. (Helicopter transfer time TBC ~ 30min).
    Day rooms available if required.

  • Day 8

    Colon

    Reposition down to San Blas Islands.

    Anchor for night in San Blas Islands near Coco Bandero Cays.

  • Day 9

    Coco Bandero Cays

    Wake up in Coco Bandero Cays.

    Beach activities planned for the day. Picnic or Beach BBQ Possible tennis in Panama City. (estimated 60 miles flight) at Intercontinental.

  • Day 10

    San Blas Islands

    Wake up in San Blas Islands.

    Beach activities planned for the day. Possible tennis in Panama City. (estimated 60 miles flight) at Intercontinental.

  • Day 11

    San Blas Islands

    Wake up in San Blas Islands.

    Beach activities planned for the day. Possible tennis in Panama City. (estimated 60 miles flight) at Intercontinental.

  • Day 12

    San Blas Islands

    Wake up in San Blas Islands.

    Beach activities planned for the day. Possible tennis in Panama City (estimated 60 miles flight) at Intercontinental.

    Position overnight to Colon for departure.

  • Day 13

    Colon

    Wake up in Colon.

    Luggage to Colon via tender or helo. Depart the yacht around 9:15am. 10:00am wheels up Panama City.

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*All distances are approximate


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