Our number one selling excursion in Costa Rica is now available to cruise ship passengers visiting Puerto Limon. White Water Rafting Rio Pacuare is a once in a lifetime experience you should not miss out on! Now, we have tailored a Puerto Limon shore excursion to fit nearly every cruise ship itinerary. If you have not already added white water rafting in Costa Rica to your cruising bucket list, keep reading and we are willing to bet you may re-consider.
Our Pacuare white water rafting journey will take us down 30 km (19 miles) of wet and wild class III/IV rapids. The Pacuare River is not only the most fun and challenging white water rafting river in Costa Rica, it is also the most scenic! Lined with green walls and lush rainforest, you can relax between rapids and keep a lookout for monkeys or sloths and even toucans! Coming through the river gorge past the Huacas Waterfalls feels like something straight out of Fern Gully. You will definitely understand the feeling of Costa Rica’s Pura Vida on the Pacuare River.
First time paddling? Not to worry, we use top of the line safety equipment and training techniques. Your certified rafting guides will give you thorough instructions and practice with you before hitting the rapids. Once you head down river, your rafting guides will coach you through each rapid so you stay safely inside your raft. In case you do fall out, professional safety kayakers will be there to assist you back into your raft quickly and safely. Sounds a little scary at first, but once you get the hang of paddling, we know you will love it. Just ask anyone who has tried rafting in Costa Rica!
Paddling white water rapids on the Pacuare River will surely leave you famished. To re-energize, we will stop on the river for a delicious and filling picnic lunch. You will also have the opportunity to sample some of the delicious pineapples and watermelon grown locally, the pride of Costa Rica. Yummy!
So, is white water rafting in Costa Rica on your bucket list yet? If so, be aware that our Puerto Limon shore excursions operate in small groups, so spaces are limited. Don't miss out on the chance to check white water rafting off your bucket list. Book your Pacuare River white water rafting shore excursion in Limon with The Real Deal Tours today!
Know before you go!
If you would like to know a bit more about white water rafting in Costa Rica, check out our blog on the white water rafting classes
for more complete info.
Not coming on a cruise ship?
If you are staying in Puerto Viejo, Cahuita, San Jose or Arenal, check out our White Water Rafting Pacuare River
Puerto Limon Rafting Tour Details
Puerto Limon Rafting Tour Includes:
- * Round trip transportation from the cruise pier
- * Professional bilingual rafting guides
- * All safety equipment and rafting instruction
- * Pacuare River rafting tour
- * Picnic lunch on the river
- * Tropical fruit snacks
Departures: Departure varies depending your cruise ship itinerary. Be sure to include which cruise ship you will be arriving on along with your ships arrival and departure time on the reservation. We tailor this trip to meet most cruise ship arrivals, however if you arrive later than 9am or are not sure you have enough time, contact one of our Activities Specialists and we are happy to verify for you. Exact meeting times and location will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Length: 7 Hours.
Puerto Limon River Rafting Recommendations:
- * Secure shoes or water sandals, flip flops are not permitted on the rafting tour
- * Swimsuit and shorts for rafting
- * Change of dry clothes for after the tour
- * GoPro or similar waterproof camera with secure body strap
- * Eco-friendly sunscreen
- * Eco-friendly biodegradable insect repellant
- * Cash for tour balance, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, professional photo and video of your rafting trip and tips for your amazing rafting guides
Children: Minimum age is 12 years old, children pay the same as adults.
Restrictions: Although you do not need to have prior rafting experience, you must be in good physical condition to participate. Pregnant women, people with back problems, or those with heart conditions will not be permitted. You will be asked to sign a waiver ahead of time that you do not have any of the prohibited conditions.
Insider Tip: Buy the professional photos and video, you will not regret it. These guys are amazing at capturing the emotion and excitement on your face. Even if you have a GoPro, nobody will capture your experience quite like the professionals. I think this is one of the only tour videos I still enjoy watching on occasion. What a blast!
Groups: If you have 10 or more people in your group, contact us and we can provide you with special group rates. Save even more money!!
Important Note: All tours run on local time. Costa Rica runs on Central Standard Time, however they do not observer Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to check with your ship to confirm your actual arrival time in Costa Rica is CST and not ship time. When in doubt, disembark and ask a local!
River Conditions: For your safety, the upper Pacuare River may be substituted with Reventazon section or another similar run.
Reserve Your White Water Rafting Pacuare River For Cruise Ship Passengers Now
The Real Deal: $119.00
White Water Rafting Pacuare River For Cruise Ship Passengers Tour deposit is $25.00 per person.
(The balance of $94.00 per person must be paid in cash the day of the tour)
Departure times will be in your e - ticket.