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Mangrove Kayak Trip / Mangrove Kayak Night Tour

Experience nature first hand in this adventure through the gorgeous mangrove forests of Isla Damas! You can also take a night tour to experience the wonderful nocturnal wildlife that lives among the mangroves.

TOUR TIMES:
To anticipate tides, we have pre-planned schedules a year in advance. Contact us to learn more!

INCLUDES:
◆ Double or single kayaks available
 Round trip transportation
 Bilingual naturalist guide
 All the necessary equipment
 Secure lockers
 An excellent lunch
 Fruits and juices

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:
◆ Intermediate

MINIMUM AGE:
◆ 7 years old


Regular trip

For 2 to 30 people
Includes taxes

$79.00

Per person


NIght tour

For 2 to 10 people
Includes taxes

$89.00

Per person

*Night tours are only available when departing from the Quepos/Manuel Antonio Area*

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  • About the tour

    Experience the Damas Island Estuary and Mangrove ecosystem firsthand - in an open-seated kayak. Indulge in a few therapeutic hours of paddling with the currents as your highly trained, bilingual nature guides reveal the protected inland waterways of the Damas Estuary and mangrove habitat.

    Explore the richness of the flora and fauna as you experience the magical ecosystem of the Costa Rican mangrove and tropical rain forest. Paddle comfortably as an intimate group under the shade of several tall species of mangroves, which are only found in select areas of the world, Costa Rica being one of them. The pace of this adventure is determined by your abilities, your interests, and how much wildlife you want to stop and observe (or learn more about) – all in its natural and breathtaking habitat. 

    Watch sloths and numerous species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy, keep an eye out for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of reptiles resting in the mangroves, and listen to the songs of the various local and migrant birds as they fly over your kayak curiously. The guides have their own tips and tricks to spot all the animals that show up during the tour – they make your experience simply  extraordinary.

    This kayaking tour allows for a close and personal experience with the Costa Rican mangrove forest. You will learn and understand about the secrets of this exotic and unique type of forest,  as you become one with nature.

    After your adventure, you will enjoy a delicious and well-deserved Tico style meal, a hot breakfast, lunch, or dinner, depending on the time of your tour.

    Come learn about the composition of the ecosystem found in the Costa Rican mangrove estuary – unlike anything you will see in any other part of the world. Go back home knowing the importance of preserving this delicate yet vital aspect of life, so crucial to the environment not only in Costa Rica, but in the world’s ecosystem.

  • Schedules & Transportation

    As mentioned above, we have pre-planned schedules a year in advance to anticipate tide levels. If you have a range of dates in mind for your tour, you can contact us through our e-mail, and we will let you know if there's any time slots that work for you.

    As we provide transportation to and from the Manuel Antonio area as part of the tour fee, when booking make sure to let us know where you'll be located that day, and we'll come pick you up!


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    For an extra fee, we also offer transportation services to and from other tourist hotspots in the Central Pacific, including:

    Herradura-Jaco-Esterillos area:

    Pick-up location Departure time Extra fee ammount (per person, net)
    Punta Leona and Villa Lapas According to tides $60
    Villas Caletas According to tides $50
    Marriot Los Sueños According to tides $30
    Jaco Beach According to tides $30
    Hermosa Beach According to tides $30
    Playa Palo Seco According to tides $50
    Esterillos According to tides $30


    Dominical-Uvita-Costa Ballena area:

    Pick-up location Departure time Extra fee ammount (per person, net)
    Cristal Ballena y Cusinga Lodge According to tides $100
    Uvita Information Center   According to tides $90
    Dominical Town According to tides $70
    Playa Matapalo According to tides $70

     

  • Recommendations

    ◆ We recommend a reasonable level of fitness to paddle an open seat kayak for several hours.
    ◆ Wear comfortable clothing and water shoes (you might get wet)
    ◆ Don't forget to bring your bathing suit and/or a change of clothes.
    ◆ We also recommend that you bring sunscreen, a hat, a towel, and a waterproof camera.

  • Requirements & Additional Info

    ◆ Excellent for adventurous individuals, families or groups who want to learn and experience nature first hand!
    ◆ Available for children over 7 years old, but they must paddle in a double kayak alongside an adult.


General Pricing Policies


Fees for Tours

Minimum number of people to operate a tour from Manuel Antonio, Jaco and Dominical is 2 people (except for our "Rainmaker Rainforest Hiking" and "Carara National Park" tours with a minimum of 4 people, and the "Iguana Catamaran & Snorkeling" tour with a minimum of 6 people). If the minimum is not met, the amount for the minimum number of people will be charged. Rates for customers in Dominical, between Uvita and Cristal Ballena, are based on a minimum of 4 people.

Rates for Private Tours:

Rates for private tours are calculated based on a minimum of 6 people, each person above this must pay an additional fee

Children Policies
  • All children under the age of 6 are free of charge.
  • All children 6 years and older pay full net rate.
  • All children must be under adult supervision.

 

 

Sales, Reservations & Health specifications

Please send all reservations through telephone, e-mail or fax to our main office in Quepos, Costa Rica. Your reservations will be confirmed, as well as pick-up times and any other necessary information within 24 hours.

To help us serve you better, please make sure to clearly specify the pickup location needed and any special details needed for your adventure with us.

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  • Very important: when relevant, please share with us in advance any personal medical specifications, like disabilities or other medical conditions, so that we may provide you with a better, more inclusive tour experience.
  • Tell us if you have any food allergies we should be aware of, especially for tours that include refreshments and meals.
  • If traveling with children, provide us their ages

In order to guarantee your reservation we do require that, on the day of the tour, you or your clients (in the case of travel agencies) show us a copy of your/their voucher, which shows us the prepayment amount and any additional details needed for their Iguana Tours Adventure.

Cancellation Policies

If necessary, please submit cancellations by telephone, e-mail, or fax.

There will be no refunds on cancellations made less than 48 hours before the confirmed pick-up time for any tour.

For group tours, there are no refunds on cancellations made 7 days before the date of the tour.

If there are any questions regarding these policies, please contact our Director of Operations directly.

Social Policies

Because we respect and protect our animals, the maximum weight allowed for the horseback riding tours is 200 lbs or 90 kg.

We have social and ecological programs, please let us know if you require any additional information.


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