Cano Island Tour

On this tour, you’ll get to snorkel and SCUBA dive to see what lives beneath the surface of the water near Cano Island. This area is called the Costa Rican Thermal Convection Dome, and it attracts pods of whales and dolphins.

At the outset of the tour, you’ll cruise to Cano Island, keeping a lookout for dolphins and whales. Humpback whales come to the area depending on the season, but pilot whales can be seen here year-round. Sea turtles also make regular appearances in these waters.

Cano Island itself has a storied past, as a pre-Columbian site, a trading post, and the rumored location of Sir Francis Drake’s buried treasure. Once you reach the shore you’ll suit up in snorkeling gear and plunge into the water to look for angelfish and small reef sharks. Manta rays travel in large schools — if you’re lucky you’ll get to see this breathtaking sight.

On the scuba diving portion of the tour, you’ll go to some of Cano Island’s most popular dive sites. Look out for jacks, parrotfish, barracudas, and several different species of shark. This is a small sample of the fish you’ll see on the tour — there’s not enough room here to list them all! Many of the species found here also live in the Galápagos.

This tour includes lunch, as well as breaks to rest on the beach in between dives.

What to Bring:

Bathing suit, sunscreen, towel, and a change of clothes.

What's Included:

Instructors, equipment, 2 dives, guided tour, lunch, entrance fees, and transportation from Drake Bay.

Transportation

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

What to Bring:

Bathing suit, sunscreen, towel, and a change of clothes.

What's Included:

Instructors, equipment, 2 dives, guided tour, lunch, entrance fees, and transportation from Drake Bay.

Transportation

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

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