Always wanted to explore the mystical wonders of a Costa Rica's rainforest? There is no better way to explore the rainforest than a leisurely paddle through the Costa Rica mangrove forest. The Damas Island mangrove kayak tour in Manuel Antonio is the perfect way to immerse yourself in Costa Rica's richly diverse mangrove ecosystem. So, grab a paddle, hop aboard your kayak, and let's go explore Damas Island estuary!
The Damas Island estuary in Manuel Antonio is one the most bio-diverse mangrove ecosystems in Costa Rica. On this half day mangrove kayak tour, we will spend a few precious hours paddling with the currents of the Damas Island canals. All the while, your highly trained naturalist guides will reveal all the wonders of the protected inland waterways of the Damas Island estuary. You will learn all about the rich flora and fauna that creates the magical Costa Rica rainforest. As you paddle your way on you open seated kayak, look up. You are sure to encounter sloths and numerous species of monkeys traveling through the tree canopy above. You may also see several types of snakes resting in the mangroves too. Not to worry, the ones you will find here are not poisonous.
If birds are your thing, you are in for a treat! Damas Island estuary is home to a wide variety of tropical birds feasting on snails and small fish that the mangrove ecosystem provides. Along the shores you will also find iguanas and turtles sunning themselves, or an occasional crab eating racoon. As you paddle through the Damas Island mangroves, there is an added element of adventure too. You see, you will be sharing the same waterways with crocodiles and caimans too. So, if you are a real adrenaline junkie, you may want to select the SUP board option instead. Talk about motivation to stay on the board!
Your Damas Island Kayak excursion flows along at your own pace. The length of the tour depends on not only how fast or slow you are paddling, but how much time we spend observing wildlife as well. The more curious you are, the more information your guide will love to share with you. Costa Rica is famous for their delicious tropical fruits, so no good tour would be complete without some refreshing fruit snacks along the way. And at the end of the tour, we will refuel with a traditional Costa Rican meal at a local restaurant. Yummy!
The important role the mangrove forests play in sustaining our planet
is why we treasure our mangroves in Costa Rica. At the end or your day with us, our goal is for you to go home with as much love and appreciation for the mangroves as we have. The Real Deal Tours offers you he best deals on all our Manuel Antonio tours. So don`t miss out, book your Damas Island mangrove kayak tour today for one of the best deals in Costa Rica!
Damas Island Mangrove Kayak Tour Details
Damas Island Estuary Kayak Tour Includes:
- * Round trip transportation *
- * Bilingual naturalist guides
- * One or 2 seat open kayak & paddles
- * All safety equipment & instruction
- * Delicious meal
- * Fresh local fruit
- * Natural Juice
Departures: Tour times depend on the ocean tides. Call us to check the approximate departure time for your date.
Length: Approximately 4 hours not including transportation from Uvita or Jaco.
Damas Island Estuary Kayak Tour Recommendations:
- * Swimsuit or clothing that can get wet
- * Towel & change of clothes
- * Secure sandals or shoes you do not mind getting wet
- * Eco friendly bug repellent
- * Eco friendly sunscreen
- * Sunglasses or Sun Hat
- * Camera
- * Cash for tour balance, tips for your guides, and souvenirs
Children: The minimum age for this tour is 7 years old. Kids will need to paddle in the same kayak as an adult guardian.
Important Note: Since the mangroves are only accessible during high tides, exact meeting times cannot be confirmed more than 48 hours in advance. Morning tours vary between about 5:30am and noon, so there is no way to pinpoint exact times until just prior. If you are flexible in your dates, let us know and we can find the best start time for you during your available dates.
Transportation Note* Transportation is included for all hotels in the Quepos & Manuel Antonio region and the general destinations noted. Some hotels that are not directly in town however, so additional fees apply.
Departing from Jaco, Herradura, Esterillos & Los Sueños:
- * $15 per person from Villas Caletas
- * $25 per person from Punta Leona & Villa Lapas
- * $10 per person from Playa Palo Seco
Departing from Dominical & Uvita:
- * $25 per person if staying in Cristal Ballena & Cusinga Lodge
- * $15 per person from Uvita Information Center
Insider Tip: If you are traveling with family members that maybe would not be comfortable for paddling for a few hours, check out our Damas Island Estuary Boat Tour instead. If you prefer a SUP board, then please note it in the Special Instructions box when making your reservation.
Reserve Your Damas Island Mangrove Kayak Tour Now
(Manuel Antonio /
The Real Deal: $59.00
(Los Suenos, Herradura,
Jaco & Esterillos):
The Real Deal: $86.00
Damas Island Mangrove Kayak Tour deposit is $10.00 per person departing from Quepos & Manuel Antonio and $15.00 per person departing from: Los Sueños, Herradura, Jaco & Esterillos.
(The balance of $49.00 per person in cash departing from Quepos must be paid the day of the tour)
(The balance of $49.00 per person in cash departing from Manuel Antonio must be paid the day of the tour)
(The balance of $71.00 per person in cash departing from Los Sueños must be paid the day of the tour)
(The balance of $71.00 per person in cash departing from Herradura must be paid the day of the tour)
(The balance of $71.00 per person in cash departing from Jaco must be paid the day of the tour)
(The balance of $71.00 per person in cash departing from Esterillos must be paid the day of the tour)
Departure times will be in your e - ticket.