Damas Island Mangrove Kayak Tour
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.
up to 3 days in advance
- Duration: 4 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 3 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Here you'll kayak through protected inland waters, exploring coastal mangrove areas and discovering a variety of wildlife within the mangrove forests. You will float under a lush canopy of rainforest, silently watching a spectacular variety of birds, snakes, crocodiles, ant eaters and many groups of white face monkeys.
The departure time of this tour is dependent on the tides, so departure times vary.
What to Bring
Comfortable clothes, suntan lotion, sunglasses, waterproof camera, hat, mosquito repellent, bathing suit and beach towel.
Transportation to and from your area hotel, kayak and safety equipment, guide, lunch or dinner.
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.
Our guide Johan was very accommodating- switching our lunch to after the tour. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife and mangroves and his English was excellent.
We had super nice guides who divided us into smaller groups to make the best of the kayaking trip. We expected to see more animals, but well, this is nature. We spotted some bats, crabs and a termite's nest. The tour itself we enjoyed very much as the mangroves are beautiful and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. At the end we drove to their kitchen to get some dinner that simply was awesome. Everything was well organized — I'd definitely recommend!
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