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Panama Canal Cruises Aboard Small Ships

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We offer the largest selection of Panama small ship cruises to a wide variety of destinations including the Panama Canal, the San Blas Islands, the Pearl Islands, Darien National Park, Coiba Island National Park, Colon and Panama City. Our Panama small ship cruises take you off the beaten path, beyond the reach of land-based tours or large cruise ships.

Many small ship cruises through the Panama Canal also visit Costa Rica or Colombia. Further customize your Panama cruise experience by combining it with a land adventure to see the best of Panama. Our award-winning Adventure Specialists assist travelers in discovering their perfect Panama small ship cruise.

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Panama has it all: mountains, jungles, beaches, an astounding biodiversity of flora and fauna, world-renowned coffee, indigenous cultures and the incredible Panama Canal. Panama small ship cruises feature daily excursions into awe-inspiring national parks, immaculate shoreline and numerous islands. AdventureSmith handpicks Panama small ship cruises tailored for adventures in nature. A cruise to Panama will introduce you to the Isthmus in the best way—through nature, wildlife, geology and history. Many visitors want to ensure their small ship cruises the Panama Canal. The mighty Panama Canal acts as a vital link between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, shepherding some 14,000 ships each year through its more than 50 miles of lakes and locks. Fortunately, many cruises do a full transit of the canal; speak with our experts to select the right Panama Canal small ship cruise for you.


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Panama small ship cruises highlight colonial cities, indigenous cultures, lush rainforest, white-sand beaches and emerald waters. Transit or visit the Panama Canal by small ship, alongside explorations of neighboring Colombia or Costa Rica. Why book your Panama cruise with AdventureSmith? 

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Experience Panama and the Central America coast via kayak, paddleboard, snorkeling and hiking.

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Our Panama small ship cruises benefit the communities and environments along their routes. 

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Our experience traveling in Panama ensures you book your optimal Panama small ship cruise.

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Take advantage of our Panama cruise deals for discounts, complimentary extensions & other benefits.

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Panama Canal Cruises on Small Ships

The Panama Canal acts as a vital link between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, shepherding some 14,000 ships each year through its more than 50 miles of locks. Panama small ships combine small ship cruises through the Panama Canal with unique access to dazzling national parks, pristine coastline and over 1,500 islands with daily opportunities for shore landings in this melting pot of world cultures.

Consider options for a full transit at night or day, or a day tour off of your Panama small ship. Our award-winning Adventure Specialists can help you experience the Panama Canal in the best way and we remain a resource while you’re packing and abroad.

Colombia, Costa Rica & Panama Cruises

Many of our Panama small ship cruises include days spent along the Costa Rica coastline, or Colombia’s Caribbean shores. Choose from options starting in Colombia, Panama or Costa Rica, with stops at popular travel points like Colombia’s colonial city of Cartagena or Costa Rica’s Corcovado, Golfo Dulce and Manuel Antonio National Park.

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Panama cruises highlight colonial cities, indigenous cultures, lush rainforest and white-sand beaches.


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Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 92 93 95 95 94 93 93 93 91 91 91 91
Avg. Low (F) 65 65 65 67 70 70 70 70 70 70 68 67
Avg. Water Temp (F) 81.1 79.2 79.3 80.8 82.9 83.8 83.3 82.8 83.1 82.8 82.0 82.0
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 1.1 0.4 0.5 2.5 9.0 9.0 6.0 9.0 10.0 13.0 10.0 4.0
Avg. Daylight (Hours) 5.5 7.5 10 13 17 19 19 17 14 11.5 8.5 6

Cruise The Panama Canal All Year

Our Panama small ship cruises operate year-round, making this destination a great warm-weather getaway whenever it suits your schedule. Panama’s lush jungle atmosphere welcomes with steady warm temperatures. Enjoy Panama’s lush climate with preparatory documents based on our experience. Note that the climate data referenced above is for Panama City, Panama.

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