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Kayak Jaco

Apdo 195-4023, Jaco, Costa Rica
506-2643-1233
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Ranked #20 of 61 activities in Jaco
Type: Water sports
Owner description: For 17 years Kayak Jaco has been introducing travelers to the joy of getting out on the water of the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The... more » Owner description: For 17 years 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. For 17 years, Kayak Jaco has been running safe, sustainable, enjoyable tour sand we strive everyday to ensure that your trip will be a wonderful Costa Rica memory to have for years to come. « less
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Bellevue, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Went with Neal and his able crew on a sunset night tour on an outrigger canoe. Beautiful perfect sunset, good foor and a lot of fun was had by all. Neal is a great guide and knows a lot about the surrounding birds and all that we saw. And the crowning end to a perfect trip was paddling back in... More

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Berkeley, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We got a great English-speaking guide who was extremely helpful and took us to a small secluded beach by kayak, where the snorkeling was possible. Great value for money.

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Pittsburgh
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Spent a half day tour with my family ( three couples) on the catamaran. Neal and Wilbur were excited to accommodate us, get the sails up. My husband and dad brought their fishing rods along and the crew was happy to get the rods in the water and ended up catching a few fish. It was an amazing value for... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My husband and I signed up for this trip hoping for a bit of a workout as we are experienced kayakers and don't mind waves. The trip was less than expected as a test of our strength, but so much more than we expected as a glimpse into the Costa Rican Pacific coast's aquatic life. We did the 3.5-4 hour... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Easily a 10/10 experience. My boyfriend and I got to experience bioluminescent kayaking through Kayak Jaco's new 'Night Kayak' tour. When friends and family ask how my trip to Costa Rica was, this is the story I tell them because it was simply the highlight of our entire trip. A very nice driver came to pick us up from the... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We enjoyed a private charter and beautiful day sailing with Neil.. He was very accommodating and made our vacation a memorable one. Definitely a must for family and friends to spend the day.. You won't be disappointed !!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I took this tour with a group of 12 during January. There are several great things about Neil's offer: 1. Very close to the city (about 75 minutes away from San Jose), 2. They have installations were you can change, use restrooms before leaving to the beach and when returning (it is walking distance from the beach), 3. Its economically... More

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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Wonderful sailing excursion - very little motoring required to get us out to going under sail - even with low winds. Snorkeling was great and the guide, Wilbur, was super excellent. 2 Thumbs Up!

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Horsham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our family thoroghly enjoyed our kayak trip . Time on the water was only about one hour plus about the same on a small beach.Windy conditions meant that the sea was cloudy so snorkelling was pointless. Guides were personable and informative. Cost was. US Dollars 240 for four of us, including a local transfer.As we had access to beaches ourselves,... More

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Kayakjaco, Owner at Kayak Jaco, responded to this review

"Our family thoroghly enjoyed our kayak trip . " I am glad you had a great time. I know that our crew works hard to make sure you do. Our current cost for the tour is $60. pp. but with transportation it is $80pp. Transportation is expensive here. With a group of three your cost, arranging your own transport would... More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Sea kayaking was great. My wife hadn't done it previously but also thoroughly enjoyed. Watch out near seasonal change when tides may bring in jellyfish (small ones). Most in our group got stung during the snorkeling portion. Minor aggravation. Kayaking trip was still very fun. Wilbur, our guide was very good.

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