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Handpicked Small Ship Cruises in Costa Rica

Our handpicked small ship cruises in Costa Rica ensure you access a diversity of environments, including neighboring Panama. Our itineraries get you sailing Costa Rica along almost its entire Pacific coastline, ensuring you see it all. Let an Adventure Specialist help you customize your vacation to also include inland adventures in order to see the best of Costa Rica.

Book your Costa Rica small ship cruise with AdventureSmith for a mix of regional highlights and under-the-radar stops. With small groups and daily shore excursions, small ship cruises in Costa Rica reveal natural wonders in an intimate, unique way. Nightly guide presentations add context to your experiences. Enjoy a mix of adventure activities, relaxing beach time, historical sights and cultural exchanges in this colorful region.

Small Ship Cruises in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica’s miles of unspoiled coastline offers tucked-away secluded beaches, colorful underwater life, inviting locals and numerous national parks with abundant wildlife. The hallmark of our small ship cruises in Costa Rica is the ability to explore off the ship, away from port, in unique regions that are otherwise inaccessible. Kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, skiff and ride horseback along deserted, white-sand beaches right from your state-of-the-art expedition ship or sailboat.  Experience classic Pacific Coast visitor sites in addition to unique locales like the Osa Peninsula and Darien National Park. Expert guides narrate and explain the magic of Costa Rica’s nature preserves while onboard staff ensure you can relax and refresh on your floating home base between outings.

Many of our Costa Rica small ship cruises include a partial or complete transit of the Panama Canal. For your canal cruise, choose from options starting in Costa Rica or Panama, with stops at popular Panama travel points along the way. Let our insightful crew help you find your dream Costa Rica small ship cruise.

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Small ship cruises along Costa Rica’s unspoiled coastline offer secluded beaches, colorful underwater life, inviting locals, national parks with abundant wildlife and time at the Panama Canal. Why book your Costa Rica small ship cruise with AdventureSmith? 

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Experience Costa Rica’s vibrant coastline via kayak, paddleboard, snorkeling and hiking.

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Our Costa Rica cruises contribute to the communities and habitats along the way. 

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Our expertise in sailing Costa Rica ensures you book the best Costa Rica cruise for you.

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Our Costa Rica cruise deals offer you discounts, free extensions and other benefits.

Small Ship Cruises in Costa Rica

We are award-winning Costa Rica small ship cruise specialists, ready to help you experience secluded Costa Rica beaches from state-of-the-art, luxury expedition vessels and stylish megayachts, or consider sailing Costa Rica—we’ve done the research for you on all the options. The hallmark of our small ship cruises in Costa Rica is the ability to explore off the ship, away from port, in unique regions that are otherwise inaccessible.

Costa Rica & Panama Canal Cruises

All of our small ship cruises in Costa Rica include either a visit to, or a full transit of, the 50-plus-mile Panama Canal. Experience this feat of engineering that took over 75,000 workers to complete. Choose from options starting in Costa Rica or Panama, with stops at popular Panama travel points like the Pearl Islands, Panama City and San Blas Islands. Ensure you experience the Panama Canal in the best way with the help of our award-winning Adventure Specialists, who remain a resource while you’re packing and traveling.

“Costa Rica small ship cruises offer secluded beaches, colorful wildlife, inviting locals & the Panama Canal.”


Small Ship Cruises in Costa Rica

Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 87 87 89 89 89 87 87 86 86 86 86 86
Avg. Low (F) 69 69 71 71 71 71 69 69 71 71 71 69
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 1.1 0.5 0.9 2.6 6.0 6.6 7.1 7.3 8.1 9.9 6.0 2.6

Sailing Costa Rica: A Winter Escape

Our Costa Rica small ship cruises operate November through March, offering an excellent warm-weather getaway during the cold North American winter. Costa Rica’s sunny, white-sand beaches are inviting during these dry season months, and migrant bird populations are in full effect. Note that the climate data referenced above is for Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.

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