Costa Rica to Panama Onboard Sherakhan

Live la Pura Vida. Pura Vida. The Costa Rican pure life. Tropical rainforests. Over 500,000 species of wildlife. Howler monkeys. Wild cats. Colourful birds. Cloud forests. Underwater caves. Ancient cultures. Rafting on the Pacuare River. Plane trips over vibrant green landscapes. Diving with sharks and dolphins.

Bahia Herradura


Arrive at San José’s Juan Santamaria international airport, where you will be greeted by the captain of Sherakhan. On your way to Bahia Herradura to board the yacht, discover Costa Rica’s west coast by road. Board, meet the crew and enjoy an evening cruise to Tortuga island. Relax at anchor in surroundings of extraordinary beauty and stillness.

Isla Tortuga


After a sumptuous breakfast prepared by Sherakhan’s five-star chef, visit the tropical forest at curú wildlife refuge. Explore with an expert local Costa Rican master naturalist guide, spotting white-faced and mantled howler monkeys, white-nosed coatis, three-toed sloths, toucans and colourful butterflies backdropped by spectacular scenery. In the afternoon, relax at anchor next to Isla Tortuga. Swim, kayak, snorkel, dive or have fun on Sherakhan’s water toys.

Pacuare River


After breakfast, transfer to the local Tambor airstrip and board a private plane for an unforgettable sightseeing trip across the country. Touch down in the Del Monte banana plantation and transfer to the Pacuare river for an exciting cruise or raft down one of the lushest rainforest waterways in the world. Lunch will be served alongside a beautiful waterfall as you enjoy the breathtaking beauty of one of the world’s greatest rafting rivers. Jump on an afternoon flight to the town of Quepos, taking in incredible views of the landscapes, and rejoin the crew of Sherkahan for relaxing sunset drinks and dinner.

Isla del Cano


Spend the morning exploring the beaches and secret treasures of Isla del Cano. Snorkel the hidden world of underwater caves teeming with stingrays, schools of barracuda, whitetip sharks, spotted dolphins and thousands of reef fish in vibrant colours. Hike the island in search of the mysterious stone spheres left behind centuries ago by ancient diquís cultures. Later, enjoy a relaxing evening at anchor in stunning drake bay.



Experience Corcovado national park as you head for Sirena, the centre of this magnificent rainforest. Discover plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet, from wild cats to Costa Rica’s largest population of scarlet macaws and various species of monkeys. Return to Puerto Jiménez for an evening of exceptional fresh food prepared to your tastes, drinks and storytelling.



Travel south to Puerto Armuelles in Panama, where private transport will take you to the famous cloud forest near Boquete. Hike the remote virgin forest surrounding the perimeter of Volcan Baru national park, taking in waterfalls and spotting wildlife, including rare resplendent quetzels, monkeys, sloths and 200+ species of tropical bird.

Isla de Coiba


Cruise to Isla de Coiba, the largest island in Central America. Snorkel and dive the reefs, or try the area’s fantastic deep sea fishing. Abundant sealife here includes turtles, several species of whale and bright colourful fish. Later, experience Coiba's lush tropical rainforests, rich in biodiversity and home to rare creatures including the iconic red and green macaw.

Puerto Jiménez


On the last day of our charter, cruise back to Puerto Jiménez to disembark Sherakhan and fly to san josé for onward connection.