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.
- 4 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- 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 “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
It was an unforgettable experience kayaking around the mangroves. Our guide Lizandro was easy going and funny and communicative. It's scary for us first timers in the beginning but we got into the rhythm eventually. My husband and son were in the same kayak together and somehow it flipped over and they were in the water. Lizandro came to assist right away and according to him, it was first time under his watch for passengers to flip over. He was calm and in control and was able to turn right over the kayak and got my family back into it without further issues. Too bad I didn't bring my camera for lasting memory of this incident 😂.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The lunch was fabulous.
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.
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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.