The Southern Caribbean is characterized by the largest reef system in Costa Rica, with deep water less than two miles offshore. Being at sea offers a esmerizing view of shallow coral beds, dense jungle and diverse coastline;
enjoy the wildlife of sea and land from your breezy perch on the bow of the boat! The land forms many secluded beaches only accessible by boat or walking trail. Our stretch includes two protected areas, Cahuita National Park and the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, creating beautiful private inlets perfect for all levels of snorkeling. Free divers will enjoy the off-shore reef formations with deptsh ranging from 4-60 meters. Harvest octopus, snails, conches, and even the spiny lobster for a delicious dinner fresh from the sea.
Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast is home to three species of dolphins, the bottlenose, the Atlantic spotted dolphin, and the rare Guyana Tucuxi, whose range is confined to this immediate area.
Maximize your enjoyment and safety in this 20’ center console boat equipped with 150 HP Evinrude, GPS, depth finder, CB radio, shade awning, shower and PFDs. We provide high quality snorkeling equipment including fins, masks, and snorkels.
A typical tour makes an offshore run to Punta Mona, a common feeding site for the dolphins. Weather and seas depending, we make one or two dive stops in Punta Mona then return via a slower near shore run allowing additional stops while guests gain a phenomenal view of the private inlets, the picturesque beaches with dense jungle meeting the sea, and the steamy mountains in the distance. With near-shore snorkeling, we will allow time for a short jungle hike where you’re likely to see howler monkeys, sloths, poison dart frogs and a variety of birds–maybe even the rare Great Green Macaw which is being reintroduced to this coast.
Guests receive ample cold drinks and healthy snacks appropriate for a day on the water.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Cost per tour:
$100 per person, three person minimum
$25 each for 5th and 6th person
Location: Hot Rocks Bar and Restaurant, Central Puerto Viejo - Map