Taxi Boat from Jaco to Montezuma

Taxi Boat from Jaco to Montezuma

The traditional route between Jaco and Montezuma requires zig-zagging up the coast and taking a slow boat across the golf in total time about 3 to 4 hours. But thankfully there is an alternative — take a boat straight across the gulf in less than an hour.

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2 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
9:15 AM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Always the scenic and comfortable way to travel, this taxi boat service saves you both time and effort and gets you where you need to go. The trip between Jaco and Montezuma only takes an hour, during which you'll have the opportunity to look for dolphins, whales, manta rays and more. The boats land in Montezuma at Montezuma Beach and depart from Herradura Beach about 5 minutes drive north of Jaco.

The taxi boat leaves daily from Jacó (Playa Herradura) to Montezuma at 10:30 AM. The reverse trip, from Montezuma to Jaco (Playa Herradura) leaves at 9:30 AM. The standard taxi boats can accommodate 10 to 18 people. Additionally, there are private taxi boat services, which can accommodate up to 5 people, and are capable of leaving at the time of your choosing (however, no later than 3:30 PM, as it gets too dark to navigate through the water).

Other Notes:
This route is also very convenient if your final destination is Mal Pais - Santa Teresa since Montezuma is only 20 minutes away. We can also accommodate pick up from Manuel Antonio.

During high tide and challenging weather, it might be necessary to wait until the water is calmer. Also, there are some periods during the year that for safety reasons the departure location must be changed.

What to Bring

Comfortable clothes and shoes you don't mind to get wet, sunscreen, water, and insect repellent.

What's included

All safety equipment, professional boat captain, and luggage transfer.


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

Taxi to Jaco perfectly on time, and coordination with taxi boat was good...had to wait on hot beach with bags but taxi boat drivers were very polite and carried our bags to water taxi. It was a wonderful adventure to take water taxi...glad the ocean wasn't rough...boat drivers excellent and friendly...stopped boat to see school of dolphins!

- JUDY K, DEC 2013
The traditional route between Jaco and Montezuma requires zig-zagging up the coast and taking a slow boat across the golf in total time about 3 to 4 hours.Taxi Boat from Jaco to Montezuma19
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