Aruba Sunset Cruise

December 31, 2015 oceansafoot 0

We spent New Years Eve 2015 in the beautiful surroundings of Oranjestad, Aruba.  Since we did not have a scheduled tour during the day we departed the ship at the pier and headed across the street to the Oranjested Bus Terminal.  We purchased a bus ticket for transfer to Palm [read more…]


Full Transit of Panama Canal

December 29, 2015 oceansafoot 0

We got out and up early today with the Sunrise at 6:32am to witness our traversing of the Panama Canal entering from Balboa on the Pacific Ocean to Cristobal at the Atlantic.  There were lots of folks on deck as we navigated the 48 mile waterway and crossed the three [read more…]


Tropical Train Ride & Exotic Mangrove Cruise

December 27, 2015 oceansafoot 0

Today we arrived in Puerto Caldera Puntarenas, Costa Rica and headed off for the Tropical Train Ride & Exotic Mangrove Cruise.  We headed by motor coach to board the Pacific Railroad train.  The train consisted of two passenger cars and a caboose.  We arrived in two buses, one for each [read more…]


Cortijo El Rosario Estate and Equestrian Show

December 26, 2015 oceansafoot 0

Arriving in Corinto, Nicaragua we headed out for Cortijo El Rosario Estate & Equestrian Show.  After a short 20 – 30 minute drive, we arrived at the main gate to the estate.  Upon arrival we were greeted with drinks and milled about the stables.  There were lots of horses and [read more…]


Filadelfia Coffee Estate & Antigua tour

December 25, 2015 oceansafoot 0

For Christmas 2015 we ported in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala and started our holiday with the Filadelfia Coffee Estate & Antigua tour.  This began with a 90 minute ride by charter bus to the estate.  Upon arrival the grandness of the estate was quickly understood.  This was by far the largest [read more…]


Argovia Estate & Flower Plantation

December 24, 2015 oceansafoot 0

Today we arrived in Puerto Chiapas, Mexico and left to visit the Argovia Estate & Flower Plantation on our cruise tour.   We were picked up in a small, 12 passenger mini-van.  This was nice transportation for the day’s activities to come.  As we were traveling through the town, I noticed [read more…]


Rural Communities & Traditions Tour

December 23, 2015 oceansafoot 0

Today we arrived in Huatulco, Mexico and ventured out on the Rural Communities & Traditions Tour.   Our first top was at the Iguanas Wildlife Handling Unit in Piedra de Moros.  We learned all about the Iguana here, the differences in the types of Iguanas and the rarity of the Black [read more…]


Colonial San Sebastian Tour

December 21, 2015 oceansafoot 0

Today we arrived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and met up with our group for the Colonial San Sebastian tour.  Our excellent tour guide proved to be the best guide we would have on our Panama Canal cruise.  We headed from the pier by bus via Carr A las Palmas to San [read more…]


Pre-Cruise San Diego

December 17, 2015 oceansafoot 0

We arrived in San Diego in the morning hours and made our way by SuperShuttle to the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area.  Once we had checked in we went out to find some lunch.  We stumbled upon the Casa Guadalajara Mexican restaurant which had the most incredible [read more…]