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Damas Mangrove Forest Day or Nighttime Boat Tours

Sail through the rivers and creeks of the Damas Island's Mangrove Forest, and learn first hand about the flora and fauna living among the mangrove trees!

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

INCLUDES:
◆ Round trip transportation
 Certified naturalist guide
 Snacks and refreshments
 Local guide
 A delicious Costa Rican meal

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:
◆ Minimal

MINIMUM AGE:
◆ All ages


Day tour

For 2 to 40 people
Includes taxes

$95.00

Per person


NIght tour

For 2 to 40 people
Includes taxes

$99.00

Per person

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  • About the tour

    One of our most popular tours is one of Iguana Tours' most treasured secrets. If you think the Damas Island Estuary and Mangrove Boat Tour is sedentary, then let our "interactive" rainforest and delicate mangrove ecosystem get you out of your seat in your boat, literally. This natural adventure of Costa Rica's exotic flora and fauna is highly recommended for any naturalist or entire families who want to experience the pulse of the mangrove ecosystem. Let our highly trained, world-class, bilingual guides and naturalists guide you quietly and comfortably in our ultra-quiet estuary boats as the wildlife comes to you, sometimes right on the boat! Experience curious families of monkeys as they migrate through the mangrove ecosystem (including your boat) in search of food and adventure. And discover the secret ways in which the different exotic mangrove trees and their four varieties fill the landscape with strange shapes and forms with their roots and branches. Tour the acres of a protected and pristine Costa Rican estuary as your experienced guides educate you on the secrets, both past and present, of the mangrove's ecological structure, so vital to Costa Rica and the world.

  • 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 06:00 am $71
    Villas Caletas 06:15 am $61
    Marriot Los Sueños 06:30 am $41
    Jaco Beach 06:45 am $41
    Hermosa Beach 07:00 am $41
    Playa Palo Seco 07:10 am $61
    Esterillos 07:20 am $41


    Dominical-Uvita-Costa Ballena area:

    Pick-up location Departure time Extra fee ammount (per person, net)
    Cristal Ballena y Cusinga Lodge 06:00 am $104
    Uvita Information Center   06:30 am $94
    Dominical Town 07:00 am $74
    Playa Matapalo 07:15 am  $74

     

  • Recommendations

    ◆ Bring comfortable clothes and shoes
    ◆ Bring insect repellent
    ◆ Bring sunscreen
    ◆ Bring a camera or your mobile phone

  • Additional Info

    ◆ This tour is suitable for the whole family!
    ◆ As you'll be seated for the entirety of the trip, this tour is perfect for those who are looking for a less intensive adventure that will still let you have first hand contact with nature.
    ◆ There are lockers available if you don’t wish to bring your belongings on the boat.


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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You can book now by filling in one of the forms below.


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    (Note: for pickups outside of the Manuel Antonio-Quepos area you must use the "Request Reservation" form)

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    If you need assistance, or want to ask about any details for your tour or party, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or our WhatsApp +506-8997-1969