Costa Rica & Panama Canal
 
Puerto Caldera to Colón
Sat Feb 25, 2023 - Sat Mar 4, 2023,
 7 days
 on Wind Star
?All-inclusive from
$2,222
?Cruise Only From
$1,599
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Puerto Caldera to Colón
Come find the natural and man-made wonders combined on this exotic Costa Rican and Panama Canal cruise full of bucket list places and activities.  Learn about the area from a local Naturalist on board, then take a Zodiac ashore and find rare experiences for yourself. Hike through Manuel Antonio National Park in search of its lovely beaches and abundant animal life. Soar high above the Quepos jungle floor as you zipline searching for such wildlife residents as monkeys, sloths, and toucans, then explore Golfo Dulce with some of the most intense rainforest landscapes in the world. Take a daylight transit through the massive Panama Canal, one of the world's most stunning feats of engineering on a ship that lets you see it all.
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Day 1: Puerto Caldera
Located on the Gulf of Nicoya, the small town of Puerto Caldera is one of Costa Rica’s top attractions, perfect for travelers who like more off the beaten path destinations where the native Tico lifestyle can be experienced. It is the gateway to San Jose, Jaco and the big city of Puntarenas, plus Los Suenos and Tortuga Island. Carara National Park is nearby, the rainforest home to crocodiles, over 400 species of birds and is considered the most likely place to see scarlet macaws.
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Day 2: Quepos
The former banana-exporting town of Quepos is your basecamp for a day of rainforest adventure. Take a walk along trails that weave up to waterfalls, or ride horseback to a beautiful jungle pool. A float trip through a mangrove swamp populated by monkeys, crocodiles, egrets, and herons is also available. Or you may choose a nature walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, with its lovely beaches, easy trails, and abundant animal life. 
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Day 3: Golfo Dulce
Picture Jurassic foliage growing down steep hillsides all the way to the waterline, the hoots  of monkeys echoing through trees choked by orchids. Golfo Dulce is one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse areas, where both the jungle and the sea brim with life. Explore the canals by kayak in search of javelinas, butterflies, and more bird species than in all of North America. This port is accessed with a wet landing.
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Day 4: Isla Parida
Located within a Nature Preserve of 50 islands, and part of Chiriqui Marine National Park lovely Isla Parida boasts magnificent beaches, one of which is over 1,300 feet long.  The crystal clear waters stay at 82 degrees year round and are filled with marine life. There are numerous hardwood trees like teak, mahogany, and eucalyptus, and fruit trees like mango, banana and coconut trees. Here you will be treated to Windstar's Signature Beach Party on a secluded beach that faces the Pacific Ocean.
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Day 6: Balboa / Fuerte Amador
One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side, Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City.  In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Sightseeing highlights include the colonial homes, the Administration Building, the Goethals Memorial, the Prado, and the local handicraft markets of traditional Panamanian crafts.
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Day 7: Panama Canal
At nearly 48 miles long, on your transit through the Panama Canal you will enter three sets of locks that raise and lower the vessel 85 feet between the calm Pacific Ocean and the shimmering waters of the Atlantic. Your voyage features a daylight hours transit with numerous observation vantage points for outside viewing and comfortable indoor air-conditioned lounges. Expert onboard commentary enhances your journey as you watch the day to day workings of this bucket list experience. 
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Day 8: Colón
Explore the inner workings of the Panama Canal, head into the jungle to meet with Embera Indians, or take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy. 
Popular Highlights
coastlines of Panama
Discover the remote and pristine coastlines of Panama and Costa Rica.
Diego Vasquez
Learn insights from presentations given by Eddie Roblero or Diego Vasquez, our Costa Rican Naturalists who will be on board the entire cruise. 
Golfo Dulce
Find the coastline beauty of Golfo Dulce’s rainforest flora and fauna.
Isla Parida
Don't miss an opportunity to view the plentiful marine life surrounding Isla Parida.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Explore the beaches and wildlife of Manuel Antonio National Park.
Panama Canal
Appreciate this engineering feat with daylight transit of the Panama Canal.
Wet Landing
This cruise utilizes wet landings to get you up-close to natural wonders. Zodiacs, rugged inflatable boats, deliver you directly from the yacht to the beach, where you will disembark directly in the water. 
Windstar's Signature Onboard Barbecue
Savor the delicious spread of Windstar's Signature Onboard Barbecue to tantalize your taste buds.
Itinerary at a Glance
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
Watersports
PlatformWatersports Platform: 
Sat Feb 25
Puerto Caldera
Arrive:  
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Feb 26
Quepos
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Feb 27
Golfo Dulce
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Feb 28
Isla Parida
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Mar 1
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Mar 2
Balboa / Fuerte Amador
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Mar 3
Panama Canal
Arrive:  4:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Mar 4
Colón
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
WINDSTAR SIGNATURE
A Complimentary Windstar Destination Discovery Event

Bora Bora is surrounded by a number of tiny islets called "motu" - small, pristine, secluded paradises that offer privacy, beauty, and relaxing ambiance. You will spend the evening on one of these perfect Polynesian oases accompanied only by other Windstar guests. As has long been the tradition in Tahiti, you will be welcomed to the motu with a fragrant flower lei.

Your private feast on the beach promises to be extraordinary. The menu has been carefully selected by Windstar's executive chef and is sure to please and tantalize your palate.

When your meal is complete and the stars begin to shine, the highlight of this enchanted evening will begin. Fire dancing has long been deeply embedded in the Polynesian culture as a way to send messages to the gods. Your fire dancing experts will be wearing traditional loincloths and will dazzle you with high-speed acrobatic moves, throwing flames so hot you'll feel the warmth 10 feet away.

Please note: This DestinationDiscovery Event has been scheduled in a way that will allow you to book and experience another shore excursion on the same day and you will not miss anything.

Bora Bora is surrounded by a number of tiny islets called "motu" - small, pristine, secluded paradises that offer privacy, beauty, and relaxing ambiance. You will spend the evening on one of these perfect Polynesian oases accompanied only by other Windstar guests. As has long been the tradition in Tahiti, you will be welcomed to the motu with a fragrant flower lei.

Bora Bora is surrounded by a number of tiny islets called "motu" - small, pristine, secluded paradises that offer privacy, beauty, and relaxing ambiance. You will spend the evening on one of these perfect Polynesian oases accompanied only by other Windstar guests. As has long been the tradition in Tahiti, you will be welcomed to the motu with a fragrant flower lei.

Wind Star
Wind Star is a sleek, 4-masted sailing ship accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,307, Wind Star feels like your own private small ship.
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Accommodations & Pricing
Boutique cruising with fewer than 350 guests. Our expertly designed itineraries and unexpected shore excursions bring you closer to each destination.
Category B
Category B
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $1,599 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $2,222 per guest
Category BX Deluxe
Category BX Deluxe
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $1,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $2,322 per guest
Category A
Category A
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $1,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $2,422 per guest
Category AX Deluxe
Category AX Deluxe
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $1,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $2,622 per guest
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
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Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With an expansive 220 square feet, the Owner’s Suite gives you everything offered in a stateroom, plus lots more, including a beautiful sitting area and separate in-room dining space.
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Great cruise-only fares or make it an all-inclusive voyage with Wi-Fi, unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails, and gratuities. From $89 per guest per day.
Date
Ship
All-Inclusive
From
Cruise Only
From
Sat, Jan 28 - Sat, Feb 4, 2023
WIND STAR
$2,122
$1,499
Sat, Feb 4 - Sat, Feb 11, 2023
WIND STAR
Call For Availability
Sat, Feb 11 - Sat, Feb 18, 2023
WIND STAR
$2,322
$1,699
Sat, Feb 18 - Sat, Feb 25, 2023
WIND STAR
$2,222
$1,599
Sat, Feb 25 - Sat, Mar 4, 2023
WIND STAR
$2,222
$1,599
THIS
SAILING
Sat, Mar 4 - Sat, Mar 11, 2023
WIND STAR
$2,222
$1,599
Sat, Mar 11 - Sat, Mar 18, 2023
WIND STAR
$3,222
$2,599
Sat, Dec 30 - Sat, Jan 6, 2024
WIND STAR
$3,822
$3,199
Sat, Jan 13 - Sat, Jan 20, 2024
WIND STAR
$3,522
$2,899
Sat, Jan 20 - Sat, Jan 27, 2024
WIND STAR
$3,522
$2,899
Sat, Feb 3 - Sat, Feb 10, 2024
WIND STAR
$3,622
$2,999
Sat, Feb 10 - Sat, Feb 17, 2024
WIND STAR
$3,622
$2,999
Sat, Feb 24 - Sat, Mar 2, 2024
WIND STAR
$3,522
$2,899
Sat, Mar 2 - Sat, Mar 9, 2024
WIND STAR
$3,522
$2,899
Sun, Mar 3 - Sun, Mar 10, 2024
WIND SPIRIT
$3,522
$2,899
Sat, Mar 9 - Sat, Mar 16, 2024
WIND STAR
$3,522
$2,899
! ITINERARY CHANGE Puerto Caldera TO Colón 7 days on Wind Star X
Please note: The ports in this itinerary have been updated as of XX/XX/XXXX
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Sat Feb 25
Puerto Caldera
Arrive:  
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Feb 26
Quepos
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Feb 27
Golfo Dulce
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Feb 28
Isla Parida
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Mar 1
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Mar 2
Balboa / Fuerte Amador
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Mar 3
Panama Canal
Arrive:  4:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Mar 4
Colón
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: