Boating Tours in Guatemala

Boating tours take travelers to Guatemala's best aquatic ecosystems, including the Río Dulce and the mangroves around Monterrico. As such, these tours are a great way to see birds, plants, monkeys, and other animals. Boating tours are often combined with other activities, including visits to towns and cultural attractions.

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Fishing Tour Full Day, Guatemala
Fishing Tour Full DayPuerto Quetzal, Escuintla

Guatemala’s Pacific Coast has healthy populations of enormous fish, and this tour allows you to catch some of the most impressive species. This tour is also an excellent opportunity to see sea turtles, dolphins, and the occasional whale.

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Boat Tours
Fresh Water Fishing
Sport Fishing
Mangrove Forest & Tule Boat Tour, Guatemala
Mangrove Forest & Tule Boat TourMonterrico, Santa Rosa

Monterrico's mangroves are a great place to see birds and other animals. This tour explores the mangrove forests and tule grasses that grow alongside the banks of the mangroves.

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Boat Tours
Mangrove Tours
Naturalist Guide
San Felipe Castle and Río Dulce, Guatemala
San Felipe Castle and Río DulceLake Izabal, Izabal

Explore both the San Felipe Castle and the Río Dulce during this tour. The castle, which is set at the mouth of the Río Dulce, dates back to the 17th century and has fantastic views of Lake Izabal.

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Archeology
Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Ruins
Cultural Tour, Guatemala
Cultural TourLivingston, Izabal

Experience all that Lívingston and the Río Dulce area has to offer during this tour. Lívingston is set along Guatemala’s Caribbean coast and hosts an interesting assortment of Garífuna culture.

Boat Tours
Cave Exploration
Naturalist Guide
Route to El Estor, Guatemala
Route to El EstorLake Izabal, Izabal

Explore several different areas around Lake Izabal during this tour. As you make your way towards the lakeside town of El Estor you’ll visit the limestone canyon of El Boquerón, the warm-water fall at Finca El Paraíso, and the San Felipe Castle.

Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Lake Atitlán Villages Half-Day Tour, Guatemala
Lake Atitlán Villages Half-Day TourLake Atitlan

Lake Atitlán is one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala. The villages that surround the lake are unique and fascinating. This tour takes you to three such villages—San Juan La Laguna, Santiago Atitlán, and San Pedro La Laguna.

Boat Tours
Cultural
Guided Tours
Walking
Mangrove and Salt Mine Boat Ride, Guatemala
Mangrove and Salt Mine Boat RideMonterrico, Santa Rosa

Mangroves are some of the most biologically productive places in Central America. This tour explores the mangroves around Monterrico, as well as a local salt mine.

Boat Tours
Mangrove Tours
Naturalist Guide
All-Day Pelagic Tour, Guatemala
All-Day Pelagic TourPuerto San Jose, Escuintla

There’s a busy world just beyond Guatemala’s coast. On this boating tour, you’ll stick to the area known as the pelagic zone, which is the area between the shore and the open sea.

Boat Tours
Naturalist Guide
Playa Blanca Tour, Guatemala
Playa Blanca TourLake Izabal, Izabal

This full-day tour visits a number of places on the Río Dulce and around Lívingston, including the white-sand beach of Playa Blanca.

Beach Trip
Boat Tours
Mangrove Tours
Marine Wildlife
Naturalist Guide
Explore The Shore Tour of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Explore The Shore Tour of Lake AtitlanLake Atitlan

This tour explores several towns along Lake Atitlán. In the process, you'll enjoy wonderful views of the lake and also learn about the culture and history of the region.

Boat Tours
Cultural
Guided Tours
Indigenous Culture




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