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Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal
4.5

Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal

By Aventuras Arenal
Recommended by 90% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$71.28
per adult
from
$71.28
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 4-65, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Spanish


  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • - Si su hotel no está en la lista, contáctenos (+506) 2479 9133 - Si su hotel no está en la lista, pueden aplicar cargos extra por transporte
  • Aventuras Arenal - Lago Arenal, Embarcadero 1, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica This is a public dock by the Arenal Lake. Este es un muelle público en el Lago Arenal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21909P7

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Water shoes are recommended
  • Binoculars and camera suggested
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal?
Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal price starts from $71.28. Discover and book Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal on Tripadvisor
What is the Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal cancellation policy?
Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal?
Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal is hosted by Aventuras Arenal. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Aventuras Arenal on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21909P7

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

michellehN5703TJ
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A glimpse into the most enchanted forest
A visit to this park is a must do -- providing a wonderful way to engage with the rich biodiversity that exists wit
nick h
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Forests of Costa Rica
A definate must for a trip to Csta Rica. Although we did not go at a premium time to engage with the animals our ex
Carma370
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Costa Rica nature at its best
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica. I highly recommend going with a guide. Kristel Rojas-Leon
waltermelon76
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Definitely one of the best tours we did in Costa Rica
Great experience. It was a long drive from La Fortuna - 2 hrs in each direction. But totally worth it. Also one of
Terri G
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Wildlife Experience
This is a beautiful park, well maintained, and easy to navigate. I was a little concerned about swinging bridges hi
hansbestofcostarica
hansbestofcostarica
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Such a GREAT experience!
I tried the stand-up paddle activity and it was a lot of fun, I enjoyed it A LOT! The guides were so nice to us and
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Lots of animals and great snacks and drinks
Our guide Bryan was excellent. Saw monkeys, porcupines, iguanas, alligators, and lots of birds. Snacks and drinks a
alexkO4481HR
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Fabulous Half-Day Tour!
We did a safari float, cafe stop, Fortuna waterfall hike, and local lunch. All along the way we were exceptionally
John S
John S
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Great guide in brilliANT environment
Krystal is an excellent guide with deep knowledge of history, environment and ants. She is a qonderful storyteller
Richard L
Richard L
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Best guides!
Best guides! We did the hanging bridges, waterfall hike, lunch and volcano hike - our guides were very friendly and
maggieCirencester
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Great Hiking experience
Kristel our guide was excellent, very informative and helpful with background knowledge. She made our hike very enj
FSP830
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Excellent
My husband and I had an memorable time visiting Mystico and walking across the hanging bridges. It was our first fu
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Hanging Bridges!
The hanging bridges tour was a great experience. Our guide, Kristel, was incredibly kind, thorough, and knowledgea
America P
America P
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Amazing Safari Float Adventure
This Safari Float was amazing! Joshua was very informative and personable and we were able to see a lot of wildlife
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Crocodiles Everywhere!
Great day at Palo Verde with Roy! Saw tons of amimals includeing lots of crocodiles and crocodile babies. Also sa
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mhalpi
The Cincinnati Region2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The scenery was fabulous - and having someone in a boat to take pictures and made us feel extra safe with the motor boat along with us for the tour. Very nice people!! Trainee was excellent at spotting birds!!
And trust Roy if he says the rain will clear - it did! It is a bit of a workout paddling - but you rest in between.
Written November 20, 2021
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Jen S
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Family
Bernie rocked! He was super helpful and kind to our family as we hiked around Arenal and then went kayaking. Thanks to Bernie and to our driver, Mama Coco!! ;) he even recommended a great restaurant that we loved! Pura vida!
Written December 21, 2018
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Dear Jen S! Thank you very much for your wonderfull review! We are really pleased to know that you enjoyed your trip with us! Coco and Bernie love the local food and they know all the best places. Pura Vida!
Written January 16, 2019
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Robert I
9 contributions
Mar 2022
Kristel was such a good tour guide. She had a wealth of knowledge and the ability to flow from topic to topic while guiding us the right way to go on the lake without being blown off course by the wind.
Written March 13, 2022
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Judith O
44 contributions
Apr 2022
We have done lots of kayaking but this experience was NOT GOOD! We were given a VERY OLD heavy kayak that we spent agonizing time trying to steer in the right direction and eventually gave up! Later in our trip we did ocean kayaking in a more modern kayak with up to date paddles and it was GREAT! We saw other kayakers this same day who had much better equipment and seemed to be enjoying themselves. NOT us! Our guide, Caesar, tried to help us and took/sent us some nice photos, but in the end, we just returned to the shore.
Written May 1, 2022
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aveare
Hello, thanks a lot for your review, we are sorry you did not enjoy your tour, we will take care of all your comments to make an internal check up.
Written May 3, 2022
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ladyuzma
State of Sao Paulo12 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
We had so much fun kayaking! Kristel was our guide and we LOVED her! She was so quick to help us and we had an amazing chat. We learned lots about Arenal volcano and the La fortuna region.
Written March 11, 2022
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Julie R
8 contributions
Roy our guide could not have been more knowledgeable, polite, and lovely to be with! He found us a sloth and some coatis before we’d even got to the lake! He had an amazing knowledge of the bird life we saw in abundance, and the whole trip was relaxing, beautiful and memorable. Thank you 😘
Written January 30, 2022
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Justy2379
San Francisco, CA42 contributions
The morning of our tour no one showed to pick us up. Turned out there was a miscommunication between Trip Advisor and the tour company, but in a pinch they sent a van our way and we ended up getting a private session with Carlos. So if you book this, make sure to call and confirm with the company that they received your reservation!

Carlos took us for an easy kayaking trip across the lake to a viewpoint of the volcano. He taught us about the history of the volcano and then we kayaked back.

I think the cost is a bit pricey for what it was but that also may not be fair as we didn’t go on the actual group tour. Either way I appreciated how responsive and helpful the company was despite the snafu.
Written May 18, 2019
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Dear Justy2379 We at Aventuras Arenal are truly saddened by your review.On behalf of the team, we apologize for failing to live up to your expectations. We are going to share all your cooments with our marketing and reservations team.Rest asured there will be no more miscommunication for all future reservations.We are looking forward to have you again.
Written November 8, 2019
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stillwrts
Saint Louis, MO10 contributions
Roger our captain (guide) was muy excellente and so nice, kind, informative and was very fluent in English. We would highly recommend this adventure. The kayaks were very stable and extremely comfortable as kayaks go. Great relaxing time on a pristine lake. Thank you Roger for the fun time and great memories. Next time we visit CR, we’ll try fishing!
Pura Vida.
Written April 6, 2019
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Thank you so much for your fantastic review and taking the time to share your experience, We are looking forward to welcome you back for more aventures by Aventuras Arenal.
Written November 8, 2019
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Calvin C
21 contributions
All you need to Kayak in the shadow of volcanoes. All equipment including life vests is included in the event price. Instructions with guides and then into the lake. Guides are on the Lake with the kayakers and a security boat is available for those non-kayakers in your group. Group instruction in a small area and then who's first across the lake. Swim time also included in the admission fee. Come ready for the water changing facilities are not on site. This activity got high marks from our group.
Written July 29, 2018
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Thank Calvin very much for your comment. We hope to see you again in Costa Rica. Regards!
Written July 31, 2018
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