Cruise Information

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the Pacific Ocean coast line of Costa Rica. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich flora and fauna diversity to intrigue you.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: PUERTO CALDERA PORT -ISLA NEGRITOS, COSTA RICA

Embarkation 15:00 to 16.00. Sailing and late evening arrival in Isla Negritos.

Day 2: QUEPOS, COSTA RICA

Morning arrival in Quepos and morning optional excursion to MANUEL ANTONIO RESERVE, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take the optional Forest Canopy afternoon excursion. PLAYA BIESANZ, COSTA RICA Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz. Tropical evening with dinner and party - Late evening sailing to Golfo Dulce - Puerto Jimenez - Overnight at sea.

Day 3: PUERTO JIMENEZ - GOLFO DULCE, COSTA RICA

We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the morning. Morning optional OSA PENINSULA excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. We return to the ship for a late lunch while we cross Golfo Dulce towards Casa Orquideas. CASA ORQUIDEAS PRIVATE RESERVE, COSTA RICA After lunch, we reach by Casa Orquideas by tender, a beautiful flowers sanctuary. Optional excursion in the grounds and time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail into Golfito. GOLFITO, COSTA RICA We reach Golfito in Golfo Dulce at midnight. Immigration and ship clearance process and overnight sailing to Cebaco Island - Panama. Overnight at sea.

Day 4: CALETA CAIMAN / RESTINGUE ISLAND, PANAMA CEBACO ISLAND

Morning arrival in Caleta Caiman/ Restingue Island for an amazing swimming and snorkeling experience in this little paradise island. Around noon we will to nearby Cebaco Island. Beach BBQ and time to swim and enjoy the beautiful beach. Early afternoon, sailing to Playa Muerto, Darrien, Panama. Overnight at sea.

Day 5: PLAYA MUERTO, DARRIEN, PANAMA

Optional excursion in the Darrien National park. We are then welcomed by Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. Overnight at anchor.

Day 6: PEARL ISLANDS, PANAMA

Early morning sailing to Pearl Islands. Morning swimming, snorkeling and beach BBQ. Early afternoon sailing to Panama City.

Day 7: PANAMA CITY

Accommodation

Cuba M/Y Callisto - Category A

Cuba M/Y Callisto - Category A

Cuba M/Y Callisto - Category A

Cuba M/Y Callisto - Category A

Ports of Call

  1. Puerto Caldera Port, Costa Rica

  2. Isla Negritos

  3. Quepos - Manuel Antonio Nature Reserve

  4. Playa Beisanz - Quepos

  5. Puerto Jimenez/Golfo Dulce

  6. Golfito

  7. Cebaco Island

  8. Playa Muerto, Darrien, Panama

  9. Pearl Islands

  10. Flamenco Marina Panama City

Vessel

The elegant Motor Yacht Callisto recently joined the VARIETY CRUISES fleet and is true to her name: Elegant, classic. She was fully refit / rebuilt in 2000 and was thoroughly renovated in in 2015-16. This classy Motor Yacht has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, and has also sailed along the most interesting coastal sites of Europe, North and West Africa. The M/Y Callisto is of the “boutique” category of cruiser, and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety. The yacht’s public areas are cozy and generous, decorated with rich fabrics, handsome woodwork, gleaming brass, antiques and fine works of art. During the day, life on board centres around the indoor and outdoor areas including the Upper deck Indoor and Outdoor lounge/bar and dining areas as well as the cosy Library located on the Sun Deck. The lounge/bar and dining room on the Upper deck are connected by the gallery, displaying exquisite art and adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. In the evening you can relax in the ship’s lounge, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars or relax with a book in the library with its wraparound windows. The spacious lounge and bar area on the Upper Deck is surrounded by large picture windows and opens onto the Outdoor Dining area. The yacht features a broad Sun Deck for sunbathing and the swimming platform on Callisto’s stern enables you to swim off the ship when in sheltered bays. Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. 

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