Full day sea kayak tour
The gulf of Nicoya is truly one of the most spectacular destinations for sea kayaking in Costa Rica.
We go way off the “tourist” path on our full day sea kayak tour. The islands and beaches in the area are either uninhabited, or we can encounter local villages. Teeming with fish, we’ll snorkel at every opportunity and take in the wonders of the underwater world. We’ll explore mangrove forests, and slow running rivers that offers a habitat for different wildlife.
The gulf of Nicoya is a spectacular paradise, teeming with wildlife above and below the surface. The area has one of the world’s highest concentration of biodiversity. The paddling is world class and with lots of islands to explore, the dazzling variety is overwhelming as we cruise through the tranquil gulf water.
Full day sea kayak tour overview
Your full day sea kayak tour starts between 8-9 am with basic kayaking instruction at the Bahia Rica beach (see google map). With gear, water, snacks and lunch packed in or kayaks we head out on the water. The destinations are numerous depending on tide, current, wind and your level of experience. To mention some examples, we can visit the endangered Spider monkeys at a nearby island, go snorkeling, explore the Paquera mangroves or kayak around some of the bird islands. Spectacular views and rugged coastline will be experienced, as well as virgin beaches and small fishing villages.
We will normally kayak for 1 – 2 hours between the different short beach stops. We’ll have a longer break for lunch and some shore exploration and swimming.
We will be back at the Bahia Rica beach at about 4pm.
Kayaking allows us to travel in a way that is naturally interactive with the environment. We can’t imagine a more memorable way for you to immerse yourself in the rich life of this region.
What to expect
Bahia Rica has offered sea kayak tours for over 10 years and offers personalized tours. The selection of routes for our sea kayak full day tours will excite those seeking an adventure that’s active and a little different. We have routes to suit beginner or experienced paddlers and we welcome those traveling as couples or with family and friends.
The waters and landscape we travel in are a paddler’s dream. Throughout the year, we enjoy gentle sea conditions and sunny weather.
Each trip we offer includes an introduction to kayaking to make sure that everybody is comfortable and ready to go. Here you will learn the safety aspects of this activity, some of the gear considerations and proper paddling techniques. Your qualified guide will make sure that your kayak is fitted properly and that your sitting position is correct. After the orientation, we hit the water and start exploring!
Tours are limited to 10 paddlers. This provides unlimited access to the guide for answering questions and taking care of any instructional needs while on the water. Smaller groups allow us to get on the water quicker, spending less time at the beach handing out equipment, as compared to large groups commonly seen in Costa Rica. We also have far less impact on beaches and shoreline habitat we visit. From safety to your overall experience, small groups are the best way to travel.
Full day sea Kayak Tour Logistics / Pricing / Booking
– Departure from: The beach at Bahia Rica Fishing & Kayak Lodge
– Departure time: Between 8:00 and 9:00
– Duration: Approximately 7 hours
– Kayaking experience: Beginner level
– Age limit: 13 years (for family tours, please contact us for more information)
– Capacity: Minimum 2 and maximum 10 persons
– Weight Limit: 250 Pounds (please contact us if you have concerns)
– Please do not consume alcohol before the kayak tour
– Sea kayak rental (sit-inside individual kayaks)
– Life vest (PFD) and spray skirts
– Multi-lingual guide
– snorkeling equipment
– lunch, snacks and water
What to bring:
– Sandals or water shoes
– Light clothes that can get wet
– Sunscreen, sunglasses and cap/hat
– Paddling Gloves
– Camera with fitted waterproof case
Price full day sea kayak tour:
$70 per person (minimum 4 persons)
$80 per person for tour with 2 or 3 persons