Kayaking Lake Arenal

Kayaking Lake Arenal

This 3-hour kayaking tour on Lake Arenal is a wonderful way to enjoy the magnificent scenery of both the lake and the nearby Arenal Volcano.

Featured in:Kayaking, Lake Arenal
4 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
8:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Situated at the base of the active Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal is Costa Rica's largest lake. Following the 1968 eruption of the volcano, the size of the lake was tripled- today it has a total area of 33 sq. mi. (85.5 km). The area surrounding the lake is composed of forested and farmed hillsides, and of course the volcano itself.

During this tour, you'll be given first-class touring kayaks and will paddle across portions of the lake, providing stunning views of the volcano, lake, and the general Arenal area. You'll visit different islands within the lake, and gain a wonderful insight into this famed Costa Rican area.

This tour lasts 3 hours, with 2.5 hours spent on the water. There are both morning and afternoon departures. This tour requires at least of two participants and a minimum age of at least 10 years old.

Attraction Visited

Lake Arenal

Lake Arenal, lying adjacent to the Arenal Volcano in the Northern Lowlands of Costa Rica, is the country’s most spectacular lake. With the magnificent Arenal Volcano to the east and rolling hills and forested slopes all around, the scenery couldn’t be better. Add to that a number of activities that includes world-class windsurfing and sailboarding, fishing, kayaking, bird watching and more, and you have the makings for a spectacular destination.

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What to Bring

Swimming suit, camera (optional), quick-dry t-shirt, waterproof sunscreen, hat or bandana, sunglasses, towel, and change of clothes.

What's included

Snacks and transportation from the general Arenal area.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.

Traveler Comments

Joseph was an excellent guide he’s very knowledgeable and patient

- IRIS Z, DEC 2019

Our driver and tour guide were terrific. We enjoyed this tour very much. Our guide spoke pretty good English and was very excited about some of the wildlife in the area but we had already learned some of the information on other tours. He was very relaxed and seemed to let us set the pace. It started out very rainy that morning but, as was our experience and good luck, the sky cleared and the sun came out while we were on the water.

- TOM A, MAR 2019

Excellent tour. Amazing guide. Lake is super nice and views were great. Saw lots of wildlife.

- BRIAN R, FEB 2019
This 3-hour kayaking tour on Lake Arenal is a wonderful way to enjoy the magnificent scenery of both the lake and the nearby Arenal Volcano.Kayaking Lake Arenal62
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