Sea Masters: A Focus on Costa Rica and Panama
With over 600 miles of coastline in Costa Rica and over 1200 miles in Panama, this Central American region offers an impressive wealth of secluded and calm anchorages, pristine white beaches, and crystal-clear waters that will make any trip an unforgettable and unique experience. These stunning coasts have captured the hearts of yachting enthusiasts, owners, charterers, and captains alike.
Costa Rica boasts splendid active volcanoes surrounded by healing hot springs and awe-inspiring views. Here, you'll encounter towering, lush primary forests teeming with a diverse array of birds and animals, establishing this region as the planet's biodiversity epicenter. Just steps from your yacht, you can access world-class surfing and scuba diving that will make you never want to leave. To top it all off, there's the unique opportunity to witness open-ocean pelagic wildlife encounters as featured on BBC's Blue Planet II and Netflix's Our Planet.
Cocos Island National Park, located 300 nautical miles off the Costa Rican coast, stands as a premier bucket-list destination for adventurous divers seeking to be surrounded by countless sharks, rays, and abundant marine life. It is famously referred to as "the most beautiful island in the world" by the late Jacques Costeau, making it an unmissable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Panama offers vast archipelagos comprised of hundreds of tropical islands, all surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear waters. These islands feature hidden anchorages and unspoiled white sand beaches, creating an idyllic setting. Coiba National Park, a protected area known for its breathtaking beauty both above and below the water's surface, boasts abundant marine life and secure anchorages. It is a must-visit destination for enthusiasts of surfing, diving, and snorkeling.
Just 30 nautical miles from Panama City, the Pearl Islands Archipelago is an essential stopover. It beckons with numerous untouched anchorages, white sandy shores, and a remarkable natural spectacle – the annual migration of humpback whales. Thousands of these majestic creatures journey to Panama during their breeding season, making this archipelago an extraordinary destination.
Finally, the San Blas archipelago beckons with its charming and vibrant islands, where visitors can immerse themselves in the pristine waters of its many anchorages and to engage directly with the indigenous Kuna Culture.
Sea Masters Group is strategically located in Costa Rica, Panama and the Galapagos Islands. Bridging the gap between the Caribbean and Pacific, this destination ranks high among the premier cruising locations. It provides an ideal location to plan extended trips and is conveniently located a mere 2.5-hour flight from the majority of North America's airports. With its diverse array of destinations and marinas, it presents the perfect blend for both owner/charter excursions and essential maintenance periods in between.
Sea Masters are a team of experienced ocean enthusiasts who have been at the forefront of assisting Superyachts during their visits to Costa Rica and Panama since 2006. Over the years, Sea Masters have grown in tandem with the industry, consistently expanding the scope of their services. Initially, Sea Masters began as the first onboard dive and naturalist guides in this region, standing shoulder to shoulder with Captains during the challenging early years when this area had yet to establish itself as a premier cruising destination. Today, the Sea Masters team combine their skills and expertise to offer a comprehensive network of trusted service providers.
Sea Masters are a fantastic contact for any yachts visiting Panama, Costa Rica or The Galapagos Islands.