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Kayak Jaco

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Address: | Playa Agujas, Quebrada Ganado, Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2643 1233
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Since 1998 Kayak Jaco has been introducing travelers to the joy of getting...

Since 1998 Kayak Jaco has been introducing travelers to the joy of getting out on the water of the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The coastline is spectacular and the beaches are pristine. Our sea kayaks, outrigger canoes, stand up paddle boards and sailboat are the best way to enjoy these coastal waters. We don't pollute or disrupt the balance of nature; we just paddle through our small slice of it, not leaving a trace. If you seek "Fun on the Water" Kayak Jaco has the tour for you:• Independent folks love our kayaks• Groups and clubs are fascinated by our unique outrigger canoes• Those who are serious about kicking back adore our sailboat• People looking for exercise can try SUP. Snorkeling is included on these tours (when conditions permit) and it enables you to get even closer to the best that Costa Rica has to offer - it's nature. Since 1998, Kayak Jaco has been running safe, sustainable, enjoyable tours and we strive everyday to ensure that your trip will be a wonderful Costa Rica memory for years to come.

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Kayak and snorkel

Marvelous adventure started with toucans in the trees at the property. Walked to playa to get in kayak great guide on two man kayak, lots of Pelicans, frigate birds, Ospreys... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Patricia S
Golden, Colorado
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Wilmington, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is was wonderful, fun trip. The paddling took a bit of hard work, but not much, and, working together we, amazingly, made it to the beach. The rest of the time was relaxing. We even discovered some fossils! I'd recommend it.

Thank Harriet A
Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Marvelous adventure started with toucans in the trees at the property. Walked to playa to get in kayak great guide on two man kayak, lots of Pelicans, frigate birds, Ospreys, jumping fish, puffer fish while snorkeling, starfish, goatfish parrot fish, more than I can name. Great experience, thank you so much for taking me on an adventure into the coastline... More 

Thank Patricia S
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 2 amazing experiences with Jaco Kayak. First was outrigger canoe trip with a group of 14. We had such a great time that 3 of us went out sailing and snorkeling several days later. Owner Neil Kahn is engaging, enthusiastic, knowledgable and a wonderful host. Clearly his decades of experience in the business assured us we would be... More 

Thank Lise573
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (four women) booked a 4- hour afternoon sail with Captain Neil. The weather was perfect, the boat was a great size. You could sit in the shade or lay out on the nets with your feet in the water. Neil took us to a spot so we could snorkel, he pointed out the different types of fish. He made... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was fun. The water wasn't great for snorkeling so just did for a bit. Guides super nice. Just a bit boring

Thank aarchangela22
Prescott, Arizona
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 5 chartered the Ashuma for 4 hours. Our captain, Neil, was such a fantastic guy! We enjoyed our day so very much and can't thank Neil enough. The sailing, the snorkeling, the sea life, the conversation.... just wonderful! A most memorable experience for us.

Thank Lisa n
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended. We had a great time kayaking and snorkelling. We saw lots of birds and fish! Service was excellent and so was the experience. Will definitely be back!

Thank Kijijitrotter
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Our experience at Kayak Jaco was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica. Our guide Kenny was very kind and funny and nice. He went out of his way to show us the most beautiful hidden beach. He even cut up fruit for us after taking us snorkeling. Cannot recommend this enough.

Thank MarioMaestral
Fruita, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Jaco is not known for tranquility and joy yet that is what I experienced with Melanie and Kenny. We did a group kayak and snorkeling trip. I had a single and there were 2 doubles. Our guides ensured we had fun and were safe. Joy at having a good workout. And tranquility while snorkeling and seeing such beauty in the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

All the staff at Kayak Jaco were super friendly. The kayak was a lot of fun. Neil gave really great tips on how to be a pro at kayaking. He also knew the area very well. It was a nice long kayak to the other side of the beach then snorkeling and kayak back. It was my first time snorkeling... More 

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