THE CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCE
The folks at Rivers and Oceans are great. Helped us find and book a trip and patiently answered many questions over the weeks preceding the trip. Thank you.
COSTA RICA & PANAMÁ
Costa Rica was named for its “rich coast”, but the whole country is a wealth of beauty, diversity, and national parks. The country’s protected areas make up around 23% of Costa Rica and are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, estimated to contain 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Like its name suggests, the country also has plenty of world renowned beaches, both in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, making this the ultimate destination for anyone interested in a tropical get away.
Many people know Panamá for its famous canal that bridges the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, but what is often overlooked is its stunning beaches, beautiful cities, and lush rainforests. With its tropical climate, there is never a bad season to visit, making this a wonderful trip year-round! There are also plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure including surfing, snorkeling, diving, hiking, and bird watching.
How often do you get to meet a sea Captain in the desert? This week we had the opportunity to sit down with Captain Jens Köthen of the expedition yacht Hanse Explorer to talk about his favorite destination in the world: Antarctica. For the past ten years, Captain Jens...read more
Like most people, when I used to hear the word “cruise” I was flooded with images of huge ships overflowing with thousands of people. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon the world of expedition cruising that I had a total paradigm shift. I was living on the Big Island of...read more
This past September I had the opportunity of visiting Southeast Alaska and embarking on an 8 day Expedition Cruise from Juneau to Ketchikan through the Inside Passage. Although the entire trip was an incredible adventure, my favorite moments were when we set out in...read more