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Panama Canal Cruise - Miami to San Diego

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When:  April 2 – 17, 2017

Where: Miami to San Diego, via Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica Guatemala and Mexico.
How Much: Starting at $2815

Registration:  SOLD OUT
30 registrants
Hosts: Jeff & Liz Gordon, and local guides
Info/Contact: Call Carefree Birding at 954-766-2919, or email: carefreebirding@aol.com

Join Jeff and Liz Gordon for a sensational 16-day, multi-country cruise through the tropics, that departs from Miami, sails through the Caribbean, into the Panama Canal and out onto the Pacific. Aboard the well appointed Celebrity Infinity, we will make birding stops in Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico and see a dazzling array of Neotropical birds, habitats, scenery and cultures. See a video on the cruise by clicking here.



The luxurious Celebrity Infinity is our hotel, restaurant and transportation, all wrapped up in one gorgeous ship.

Partnering with Carefree Birding, you can register now by visiting their site, or click here to register today! Call the Carefree Birding office at 954-766-2919 with any questions, or email carefreebirding@aol.com.




Cruise route from Miami to San Diego.

Cruise route from Miami to San Diego.






Celebrity Infinity – April 2, 2017

Interior Category 12 $2815
Balcony Category 2B $4217
Concierge Category C3 $4707
Pricing good till October 27, 2016







1 Miami, Florida 4:30pm
2 At Sea
3 At Sea
4 Cartagena, Columbia 7:00am 3:00pm
5 Colon, Panama 9:00am 7:00pm
6 Panama Canal, Panama (Cruising) 6:00am 6:00pm
7 At Sea
8 Puntarenas, Costa Rica 8:00am 8:00pm
9 At Sea
10 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 7:00am 6:00pm
11 At Sea
12 At Sea
13 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 7:00am 2:30pm
14 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 7:00am 3:00pm
15 At Sea
16 San Diego, California 6:00am


Cartagena, Colombia – Birding at a farm outside of the city, with a variety of habitats, including wetlands with about 90 species possible including,  Northern Screamer, Pied Water-Tyrant, Cattle Tyrant, White-headed Marsh Tyrant, Bare-face Ibis, Amazon Kingfisher, Ring Kingfisher, Russet-throated Puffbird, and Rufous-tailed Jacamar to name a few.

Colon Panama – Visiting Gamboa, we will visit a B&B with feeding stations, and bird the areas nearby including the famous Pipeline road, looking for Motmots, Trogons, Toucans, Oropendolas, and Tanagers. One day we transit the Panama Canal and will look for rails, Hawks, Flycatchers, Toucans, Monkeys, and Crocodiles from the rail.

Costa Rica – In Puntarenas we will visit National Park Carara to bird some back roads, searching for Scarlet Macaws, Double-striped Thick-Knee, Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Trogons, Motmots, and White-throated Magpie to name a few

Guatemala – Visiting La Reunion Resort, we will be up in the hills, in the canopy and near a volcano – looking for hummingbirds, motmots, Rose-throated Becard, Rufous-naped Wren, Rufous-capped Warbler, Golden-olive Woodpecker and more.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – At a nearby wetland/wooded area near the convention center, we will hope to see Military Macaws, Citreoline Trogon, Flycatchers, San Blas Jay, Sinaloa Wren, Cacique, and Orioles.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Stopping at a hotel near town that has gardens, then we head to the protected wetland area San Jose del Cabo Estuary. With luck we may see Xantus’s Hummingbird, Gila Woodpecker, Gilded Flicker, Belding’s Yellowthroat, Scott’s Oriole, Phainopepla, Cactus Wren, Western Scrub Jay and others.