New Costa Rica sailings for Star Clippers from December 2022

New Costa Rica sailings for Star Clippers from December 2022

Star Clippers, who operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels, has announced that it will offer sailings in Costa Rica from December 2022 on board the 166-passenger Barquentine Star Clipper. The four-masted tall ship will operate two seven-day, round-trip itineraries from Puerto Caldera on the country’s west coast, one taking in Nicaragua, the other visiting Panama.

Calling at some of the most exciting ports in the country, the itineraries, which run through to March 2023, mark the second time Star Clippers has offered cruises in this region. Predominantly easterly winds and stable weather prevail on this Pacific coast, creating ideal sailing conditions for Star Clipper, which operates under sail, not motor, wherever possible.

Mikael Krafft, owner and president of Star Clippers said “Costa Rica offers the perfect combination of exotic scenery and exciting tours that appeals to Star Clippers guests and we’re confident the cruises are going to book up quickly.”

The first itinerary calls at San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Playa Nascascolo, Bahia Potrero/Flamingo, Quepos and Islas Tortugas, Costa Rica. The second itinerary, which will operate on alternate weeks, calls at Isla Coiba & Isla Parida, Panama; Golfito, Quepos and Islas Tortugas, Costa Rica. Each itinerary includes a day at sea to enjoy the experience of sailing on board a true tall ship.

What attractions might your cruise to Costa Rica Include?

  1. Beautiful Beaches
  2. Active Volcanos and unique cloud forest ecosystems.
  3. The opportunity to experience and view diverse wildlife such as:
  • Humpback Whales
  • Dolphins
  • Sea Turtles
  • Herons
  • Howler Monkeys
  • Scarlet Macaws
  • Iguanas

Activities and optional excursions that feature in the Costa Rica Itineraries include:

  1. Snorkeling in a pristine marine environment
  2. Big-game Sportfishing
  3. Wildlife Walks
  4. Forest Canopy Tours
  5. Horse-Riding
  6. Kayaking
  7. Rafting
  8. Surfing

The season will start and finish with 14 night Panama Canal sailings. Starting in Barbados and ending in Balbao and vice-versa,  the 14-night voyages start from $5166 (plus $505 port charges) pp sharing, excluding flights.

A 7 night Costa Rica voyage starts from $2212 (plus $235 port charges) pp sharing, excluding flights. This includes up to 20% saving for bookings made before 30th April 2022.

There’s just something special about a Star Clippers Adventure:

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest fully-crewed sailing vessels. The ships can drop anchor in smaller harbours and visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and providing guests with the amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.

  • Star Clipper carrying only 166 guests with a crew of 74
  • Hight standards of service from the attentive crew
  • Expansive teak decks
  • Swimming Pools
  • Informal Dining with world class cuisine
  • Convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar
  • First class accommodation
  • Billowing sails

South African passengers can book their voyage through Star Clippers officially appointed General Sales Agents,  Cruise Vacations.

For more information on these and other voyages contact Cruise Vacations on 011-514-0564 or by email to

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