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Address: Apdo 70-5019, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 011 (506) 8355-1948
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Description: Almaco's private customized boat tours are a great way to experience Costa...
Almaco's private customized boat tours are a great way to experience Costa Rica from the ocean’s point of view. For almost a decade we have been designing dynamic tours for small groups and families who want a little bit of everything while out on the water. We offer snorkeling, sport fishing, scuba diving (and instruction), surf trips (and instruction), standup paddling, sunset tours, and unforgettable full day beach barbeque tours with delicious gourmet food.
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Crew was amazing

We had a captain and 2 crew members. We rented the boat for 4 hours and they said "ok what do you want to do". My boys, 9-17, wanted to tube, ski, wake board and subwing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a captain and 2 crew members. We rented the boat for 4 hours and they said "ok what do you want to do". My boys, 9-17, wanted to tube, ski, wake board and subwing and they did. The crew got in water to help the boys get up wake boarding, they were asking if we wanted water, snacks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband, 9 year old, and I just spent two weeks in Costa Rica. One of the highlights was definitely our half day on the boat Almaco. The boat trip was amazing: we caught fish (my 9 year old's first catch ever!), saw dolphins breach and play, paddle boarded in a secluded lagoon, snorkeled with dozens of types of fish,... More 

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Whittier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We started off taking a half day ocean trip with Captain Allen and crew Guayo and Owen. We represented 2 families. What we like most is we could customized our adventure. Toured around Peninsula de Papagayo. Ended up snorkeling, waterskiing, wake boarding, Subwinging and tubing. It was an awesome water day in Costa Rica. Our crew was accommodating and so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very competent captain and fun guide for a half day of fishing, SubWing and snorkeling. Our crew was really fun and energetic and we felt comfortable and entertained the whole time. Nice job!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took a half day Ocean Discovery tour with Almaco on the Nai'a and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip (and we did a lot of excursions). Rolbin, Wilbur and Alan were an excellent crew and we loved the fact that we could do everything at our own pace and that there were so many options!... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We went to two dive sites (Palmares and Virador). The captain Michi and the dive master Chipopa were very good. The problem we had was that the equipment we rented was not the right size (Suite and BCD) and fins were pretty bad (and there was some current).

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had Rolbin and Mario as our guides for a whole day on the water. Mario was a very experienced and safe captain and Rolbin was the perfect guide for our three adventurous boys. We boated right up next to a humpback whale family (mom, dad and baby) and Rolbin even jumped in the water get an underwater GoPro video... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My family and I had a great time with Almaco. The snorkeling was great and the tubing was also very fun. But if you go you have to try the subwing. Which is a thing that you can hold on like a wing and you can dive underwater with it. I had a great time and if you visit Costa... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A fantastic afternoon on the boat for our family. Picked us up right on the beach at our hotel (Hyatt Andaz) and quickly made our way out for different activities. Michi and Mariano gave us a bunch of options and let us choose what we wanted to do. Having the flexibility to set our schedule was such an advantage relative... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

From the moment we met our captain Mario and dive master Rolbin we knew we were in for a pleasant and relaxed day of scuba diving. We got in two dives on a beautiful day and the crew was most friendly and professional throughout the day. Sorry to see it come to an end but we can most heartily recommend... More 

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