Water activity

Quepos: Mangrove Kayaking Tour

4.9 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Tucanes Tours

Quepos: Mangrove Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: Tucanes Tours

From US$ 75.24 per person

This Damas Island excursion lets you discover the magic of the mangroves but on a kayak. Be sure you keep your eyes open so that you can spot the countless birds, reptiles, and mammals such as the white faced monkey and the silky anteater.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Transportation included from the main hotels in Quepos and manuel antonio

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a unique ecosystem
  • Enjoy kayaking through a canopy forest
  • Marvel at the views
Full description
As you quietly watch this unique environment your guide will describe everything concerning the flora and fauna found in this amazing area. This tour goes throughout the mangrove wetlands and offers a great chance to observe migratory marine birds. The Damas Island kayaking tour takes you through the natural canals and provides an ideal opportunity to observe many birds such as herons, kingfishers, ospreys, and frigates birds.This Manuel Antonio tour lasts about 2 hours, and refreshing Costa Rican meals are arranged before or after the excursion, depending on the tides. This tour does not require prior experience. Single or double kayaks are available. Youngsters should be at least 8 years old to paddle their own kayak alone.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guides
  • Beverages and lunch or dinner
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 6 years
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Sun hat
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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 11 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      5/5

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    We started at 12.30 and not 5.30 in the morning due to the tide. First we went to pick up all the guests and the kayaks and water for everybody and then drove around 15 minutes to the mangroves. The tour itself was almost 2 hrs and was really great. We did not see a lot of fauna because the tide was extremely high due to rains/full moon and I guess because of the time. However we learned a lot about the mangrove ecosystem from our very knowledgeable guide. After the tour (DO bring spare clothing and a towel, you’ll get wet), we went for a late lunch in the restaurant of Tucanes tours and then back to the hotel.

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    July 21, 2022

    Our guides Daniel, Cesar, & our driver Carlos were excellent. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. The water is very tame so it is easy to paddle and there was shade through much of the kayak tour. The tour leaves according to the high tide, so even though it initially said that the tour started at 0600 am, we got an email saying that we were not actually going to be picked up until 1150 am. They took us to have a buffet lunch first and then we drove about 10 minutes to Damas island where the kayaking actually took place. We saw monkeys, iguanas, crabs, and many different types of birds.

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    April 16, 2022

    What an Amazing way to see nature from an up close perspective. Very beautiful, informative, and never felt unsafe at any time. Highly recommend if your more leisure and not up to all the other higher adrenaline activities you can choose from in the area. What a fantastic adventure my wife and I were able to share on our Anniversary.

    February 16, 2020

    Product ID: 95874