Costa Rica Boat Tour

It’s well known that some of the best places to visit in Costa Rica are the most difficult to get to. Boat tours help visitors access a score of such places by providing easy transportation up rivers, across oceans and through estuaries. During these trips, tour takers may snorkel, swim or sunbathe; they might search for birds or mammals, fish for rainbow bass, or hike along an island’s jungle trails. An ecologically savvy guide, who can help explain the relationships between the varying organisms, often accompanies these tours. Meals are frequently provided, and all guests are equipped with any necessary equipment.

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Snorkeling Marino Ballena , Costa Rica
Snorkeling Marino Ballena Uvita

Snorkel amongst the Pacific Ocean's crystal blue waters and spot a colorful array of marine life in the Marino Ballena National Park on this 2 hour tour.

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Boat Tours
Snorkeling
Corcovado National Park Day Tour, Costa Rica
Corcovado National Park Day TourUvita

Hike through the lush rainforests of Corcovado National Park and spot an incredible amount of biodiversity on this exciting all day tour.

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Boat Tours
Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Tortuga Island Tour, Costa Rica
Tortuga Island TourMontezuma

Take an adventurous, all-inclusive tour of the gorgeous coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. Along the way, you’ll have ample opportunity for spotting wildlife as well as relaxing in the natural beauty of Tortuga Island. This is an all-day tour—your boat departs at 9 AM from Montezuma and returns at 4 PM.

Beach Trip
Boat Tours
Kayaking
Leisure
Marine Wildlife
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Caño Island Two-Dive Tour, Costa Rica
Caño Island Two-Dive TourDrake Bay

This tour leaves departs from Drake Bay at 7:00 AM and includes two dives off of Caño Island. Your guide will take you to some of the most popular dive sites in the area, where you can see a ton of pelagic fish as well as manta rays. Divers treasure this site because it’s so beautifully preserved – no one is allowed to fish or collect shells in a 3-mile radius surrounding the island.

Boat Tours
Marine Wildlife
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Tortuga Island Tour , Costa Rica
Tortuga Island Tour Tortuga Island

On this boating trip, you’ll depart from the Nicoya Peninsula to see Tortuga Island. Peer over the hulle of the boat for the chance to see marine wildlife swimming past. You’ll also have the chance to try snorkeling and explore the island on your own.

Beach Trip
Boat Tours
Leisure
Snorkeling
Palo Verde Boat Expedition & Cultural Tour , Costa Rica
Palo Verde Boat Expedition & Cultural Tour Palo Verde

To learn about how far Costa Rica has come, you need to understand the nation's history. The Palo Verde Boat Expedition and Cultural Tour will teach you about the country's cowboy and agrarian history, as well as how this tradition influenced the emphasis Costa Rica now places on sustainability.

Enjoy the fruits of the sustainability movement when you explore protected wetlands. See a variety of animals in their native habitat. Don't worry, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments before your tour and after.

Boat Tours
Cultural
Palo Verde Boat Expedition, Costa Rica
Palo Verde Boat ExpeditionPalo Verde

On this 1.5-hour tour you’ll explore the wetlands of Palo Verde in a covered boat. Your guides can tell you more about this complex habitat and point out the many species of rare birds that call this reserve home.

Boat Tours
Fun at the Ocean Combo Tour, Costa Rica
Fun at the Ocean Combo TourPapagayo Gulf

This tour of the Papagayo Gulf will take you along the coast of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region. Guanacaste is a tropical region with abundant fish near its coast. You can book this tour as either a half-day or a full-day tour.

Boat Tours
Snorkeling
Sport Fishing
Bahia Aventuras Combo Tour, Costa Rica
Bahia Aventuras Combo TourUvita

The Bahia Aventuras Combo Tour combines elements of some of the most popular tours - whale/dolphin watching and snorkeling - into one rip-roaring, exciting day of adventure.

Boat Tours
Marine Wildlife
Snorkeling
Ollies Point and Witches Rock Surf Trip, Costa Rica
Ollies Point and Witches Rock Surf TripPapagayo Gulf

This tour is for intermediate surfers. Your surfing guide will take you on a boat ride to surf in the Guanacaste Conservation Area. A professional surfing instructor will join you in the water and help you to get the most out of your surfing experience. Besides great surfing, this area has beautiful beaches and waters that are frequented by dolphins and whales.

Boat Tours
Surf Lessons
Kokopelli Mangrove Tour, Costa Rica
Kokopelli Mangrove TourSierpe

This tour takes you on a boating tour of the Sierpe River’s virgin mangroves. Because these mangroves have remained totally undisturbed, you’ll get to see an especially intense level of biodiversity.

Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Mangrove Tours
Damas Estuary Boat Trip, Costa Rica
Damas Estuary Boat TripManuel Antonio

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.

Boat Tours
Mangrove Tours
Sarapiqui River Safari Guided Tour, Costa Rica
Sarapiqui River Safari Guided TourSarapiqui

The Sarapiqui River flows along the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua and is home to some of the country's most gorgeous scenery. During this 2-hour river safari, you'll ride a comfortable boat down the Sarapiqui River and have ample opportunities to spot a range of wildlife.

Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Safari Float
Jungle Crocodile Safari, Costa Rica
Jungle Crocodile SafariJaco

The Jungle Crocodile Safari Tour will take you along a river teeming with wildlife-crocodiles, birds, reptiles and more! Have your eyes sharp and your camera ready as you enjoy this two-hour tour.

Boat Tours
Wildlife
Caño Island Snorkeling & Violines Island, Costa Rica
Caño Island Snorkeling & Violines IslandUvita

Spend your day snorkeling and swimming in the clear waters of the Caño Island Biological Reserve and Violines Island.

Boat Tours
Marine Wildlife
Snorkeling
Caño Negro Eco Safari , Costa Rica
Caño Negro Eco Safari Arenal

The Caño Negro is the most scenic part of the Río Frío, flowing through wetlands that teem with fascinating species. This tour takes place in a boat with an electromotor, which allows the boat to make its way down the river in silence, optimizing your chances of seeing lots of wildlife. Your guide will be happy to help you get as close as possible to the animals for the chance to take stunning pictures.

Boat Tours
Naturalist Guide
Wildlife
Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, Costa Rica
Cano Negro Wildlife ReserveArenal

On this tour you’ll take a boat down the Frío River and explore the wetlands of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, located just a few miles south of the Nicaraguan border.

Boat Tours
Naturalist Guide
Palo Verde National Park Tour, Costa Rica
Palo Verde National Park TourPalo Verde

This tour will introduce you to Palo Verde's wildlife as well as its indigenous culture. Have your camera handy as you search the riverbanks for monkeys, crocodiles, and a myriad of birds on this nature cruise through the Palo Verde National Park.

Boat Tours
Sarapiqui One Day Tour, Costa Rica
Sarapiqui One Day TourSarapiqui

This tour combines a safari-style float on the Sarapiquí River with a hike through the forest. As such, it is a fantastic way to experience both riparian and terrestrial environments in Costa Rica.

Boat Tours
Nature Walk
Ollie's Point Surf Trip, Costa Rica
Ollie's Point Surf TripPapagayo Gulf

This is a half-day surfing tour in Costa Rica’s Gulf of Papagayo. Ollie’s Point has world-class surfing and consistently excellent waves. For this tour you will take a ride out to the point in a comfortable motorboat that has plenty of room for passengers and surfing gear.

Boat Tours
Surf Lessons




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