Panama’s Pacific coast is urban metropolis, indigenous village and island escape all in one.
Begin your Panama journey walking the streets of Panama City’s old town, then travel inland to Gatun Lake to see the daily activity at the locks of the canal. Explore the abandoned ruins at Fort San Lorenzo, then follow the lure of the Pearl Islands, drifting from one sublime beach to the next and lounging, swimming and snorkelling along the way. Darien National Park vaunts not only an incredible array of wildlife, but also the indigenous Embera people who are eager to meet visitors to Mogue village. Cruising through Pacific waters gives voyagers access to everything across Panama’s southern coastline, ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Highlights of Panama
Relax on the Pearl Islands
Named for the jewels the Spanish Conquistadors found beneath the waves, the delicate ecosystems of the Pearl Islands harbour an incredible array of natural beauty. With almost 250 islands to discover, many of them uninhabited, there’s no shortage of water to swim in, reefs to snorkel and beaches to recline on.
Explore the docks of Panama City
Panama’s capital lies on the Pacific Coast, backed by the green of the rainforest. The manmade waterway that runs alongside it is a vital trade link between the Atlantic and the Pacific, giving the city its culturally cosmopolitan edge. The city’s old town Casco Viejo is filled with crumbling colonial architecture and cobblestoned plazas to explore.
Meet the locals of Mogue Embera Reserve
In an opportunity rarely afforded to travellers, paddle up the Mogue River in dugout canoes, passing mangrove forests by the banks, to reach the village of Mogue. The Embera Indians who call Mogue home are one of seven indigenous groups of Panama, known for their traditionally made handicrafts and dances.
Excursions and experiences
Here are just a few of the experiences you'll share in Panama.
- Travel to the Darien National Park and the Mogue Embera Reserve. Paddle upstream in dugout canoes to reach the village of Mogue and meet the indigenous Embera Indians.
- Drop anchor in stunning locations like Restingue Island, Cebaco Island, Punta Patino and the beautiful Pearl Islands for some incredible swimming and snorkelling experiences and island beach barbeques.
- Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Centre at Gatun Lake and the Canal Museum to learn more about the history of the famous waterway and watch the enormous ships move through the locks.
- See the abandoned ruins at Fort San Lorenzo, originally built to protect the Panama coast from pirates in the 16th century.
A world of travel in your hands
Cruising along the famous coastlines and waterways is one of life's real treasures, the kind you circle in the calendar and greedily count down the days towards. You've saved for this, earned this, and we want to help you enjoy every moment right down to the final drop of wine at sunset.
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The Peregrine difference
Fully renovated in 2015, this state-of-the-art Motor Sailer is a way to cruise Greece in real style. Twenty-five cabins are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable journey, including air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, mini-fridges and safe boxes. With two dining areas, guests can enjoy meals indoors or al fresco. A swimming platform conveniently allows swimming right off the boat.
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- Turndown service twice a day.
- Fully equipped laundry service.
- Towels for swimming.
- Swimming platform (weather permitting).
- Fully stocked bar with professional bartender (charges apply).
- Use of kayaks and snorkelling equipment.
- Mini library.
- Board games.
- Central music.
- CD and DVD player.
- Audiovisual equipment in lounge.
The Callisto is an elegant boutique cruiser, able to sleep 34 guests in comfort and style. With a sundeck and library up top you won’t have a hard time catching some sun, and the platform off the back makes swimming in Pacific waters as easy as stepping off the boat.
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- Half board meal plan (breakfast plus one other meal daily while on board)
- Service of one or two local tour leaders (depending on passenger numbers)
- Turndown service twice a day
- Fully equipped laundry service
- Towels for swimming
- Swimming platform (weather permitting)
- Wi-Fi is available for a small charge, though signal can be spotty at time and sometimes unavailable in more remote locations
- Use of snorkelling equipment
- Library room
- Board games
- Central music
- CD and DVD player
- Audiovisual equipment in lounge