Catamaran Seafari and Snorkel Tour

This dolphin-watching and snorkeling tour takes place offshore from Samara and Carrillo beaches. Samara Beach is on the Pacific coast’s Nicoya Peninsula.

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  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 8:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights


At the outset of the tour you’ll travel 2 to 10 miles (3.2 to 16 km) from the coast and keep an eye out for dolphins. Local species include spotted dolphins, Central American spinner dolphins, and bottlenose dolphins. For most of the year you also have the chance to see humpback whales.

Next you’ll drop anchor at Isla Chora. This lovely island has white sand beaches with hermit crabs and iguanas. Visitors find this area an idyllic setting for swimming and snorkeling. You’ll be given snorkel equipment so you can explore colorful underwater wildlife.

What to Bring

Camera, sunblock, towel, bathing suit, and sunglasses.

What's included

Transportation, snorkeling equipment, life jacket, professional boat captain, fresh fruit snack, and water.


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.

Traveler Comments

Wow - it was so amazing to be so close to the dolphins. Was very safe and an incredible experience. We didn't see too much on the snorkeling part, but it was still fun swimming in the ocean.

- AFSHAN P, MAR 2019

Crew very knowledgeable, friendly and great atmosphere created on board !

- ADRIAN M, MAR 2018

We were greeted warmly and professionally by Luis, boat captain Jorge (I think) and guide Brian. The trip was informative and THRILLING. A highlight of our trip. We saw at least 2 humpback whales, 2 types of dolphins frolicking about the boat and several Olive Ridley turtles at sea. Brian knows much about the wildlife and filled us in on some of the history of the area. It wasn't a good day for snorkeling (or maybe not a prime place), but fun to get in the water to see a few puffer fish and other small fish. Brian was super! He has good energy and built camaraderie among the guests.

- JEFF S, FEB 2018

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