This kayaking tour will take you to the waters that surround Damas Island, off the coast of Manuel Antonio National Park. When you tour this area you’ll get to see estuaries and mangroves, and paddle up the inland canals. Your group can set the pace for this tour, and no experience kayaking is necessary.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:00 AM, 12:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
An estuary forms the transition between rivers and the sea. Mangroves also occupy two different environments – they grow only on the coasts, with their roots in a mix of salt and fresh water. Fish and other aquatic species make their homes in the roots, and the branches provide an environment for monkeys. These two characteristics of this area make for a fascinating kayaking trip.
You’ll see many more species of birds and plants as you make your way through the island’s canals. The professional guide on your tour will help you spot different species of elusive animals.
What to Bring
Sunscreen, bathing suit, quick-drying hiking clothes, water shoes (or other rubber-soled shoes), and a change of clothes.
Professional guide, U.S. Coast Guard approved equipment, local transportation, a meal at the Amigos del Río Restaurant (breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on the tour schedule selected).
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So this trip is why we use Anywhere. You book the BEST tour guides. Being with Franklin was like being in a continuing education class at home BUT FUN. He knew so much and we learned a great deal.
Our guide, Franklin, was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable about the local trees, crabs, wildlife and the small channels. He was patient and high energy. I think the personality and energy of the guide really makes the difference for a trip and I was happy we had him as our guide. I would certainly recommend this to tour to anyone.
This was a fun experience, as most of us had never kayaked before. Our guide was skilled, knowledgable, and guided us through the often narrow channels in the mangroves. He also pointed out wildlife and talked about the mangrove 'forests' along the way. Towards the end of our trip, it started to rain/pour, and we got soaked! But it was actually very refreshing, and we were thankful that we got wet from the rain, rather than from falling out of our kayaks! ¡Pura Vida!
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The Damas Island estuary is just fifteen minutes outside of Manuel Antonio. Mangroves are born where ocean waters meet fresh water rivers, creating an underwater rooting system amongst the trees.
The Damas Estuary Boat Trip takes you on a covered boat tour through the complex and beautiful estuaries and mangroves surrounding Damas Island. Damas Island got its name because it is said that the shape of the island resembles a woman.
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