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Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa
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Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa

By Marlin Sailing Tours
Recommended by 93% of travelers
93% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About

Ages 0-99, max of 75 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Ground Transportation - Can be arranged. Per person fee depends on location.


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Avenida Central, Av. Central, Provincia de Guanacaste, Coco, Costa Rica
    For those that are arriving to the starting point on your own, we meet for our tour in front of Bar El Ancla under the Big Tree with the concrete seating around it.
Pickup details
  • There is an additional fee for ground transportation. Hotel pick up times vary depending on your location. Please contact us for further details and coordination.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 39790P5

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • There is an additional fee for ground transportation. Hotel pick up times and fees vary depending on your location. Please contact us for further details and coordination.
      • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers

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

      How much is Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa?
      Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa price starts from $110.50. Discover and book Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa on Tripadvisor
      What is the Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa cancellation policy?
      Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa?
      Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa is hosted by Marlin Sailing Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Marlin Sailing Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa on Tripadvisor
      How much time do I need for Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa?
      On average, this experience will take approximately 4h 30m. Discover and book Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa 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: 39790P5

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      • You'll start at
        Avenida Central
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • 1
        Playa Hermosa
        Stop: 5 hours
        Departing from Playas del Coco at 1:30 pm you will enjoy 4 1/2 hour sail along Costa Rica's spectacular coastline on a purpose built catamaran that is large, open and spacious. We sail along the Gold Coast searching for some of the varied sea life including whales, dolphins, turtles, flying fish, rays and a wide variety of sea birds. Eventually we pull into a secluded bay, throw anchor and allow passengers to swim in the warm Costa Rican waters.  Life vests, pool noodles and snorkel equipment are available should weather conditions permit. Following our time in the water, a lunch is served (at approximately 4:30 pm). Our tour includes a premium open bar including a variety of beverages, mixes and a blender to make that extra special tropical drink. After lunch we pull anchor, raise the sails and casually motor sail across the bay and back towards Playas del Coco.  We arrive at port as the sun nears the horizon and the sky explodes into a multitude of colors.
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Marlin Sailing Tours
        499
        Costa Rica
        Joined in May 2007
      • Culture63567886745
        0 contributions
        Almost Too Much Fun!
        Nice trip with wonderful weather, great service, reasonable snorkeling. Had fun watching dolphins racing along in front of the boat, and flying fish just ahead. Only thing missing was we did not deploy the sail at any point. Despite this missed opportunity, we will book again, as we had almost, “too much fun”.
        Written February 16, 2024
      • cleank2021
        0 contributions
        Such a fun time!
        We had such a fun time on this tour! We met so many fun people from all over. The staff were really fantastic by offering us drinks, serving the food and going over and above to make it a fun time. The sunset views were great and the beach we went to for snorkelling was white sand and clear blue water. The food was just ok and consisted of rice and beans, chicken, fruit and chips. There was an open bar so lots of alcohol if you wish for it! We are so happy we went. Definitely a highlight of our trip!
        Written February 1, 2024
      • emilyfI2272VI
        0 contributions
        Best catamaran with a amazing view!
        We had so much fun on this trip, went out around 1:30pm went to go snorkel and swim around - saw a big sea turtle. The crew was amazing and all very friendly. Then we had amazing food and drinks. Make sure to tip the staff because it was well deserved. Cruised back from the boat in the sunset.. amazing.
        Written January 15, 2024
      • mayfamily864
        0 contributions
        Catamaran trip
        Nice way to spend the day. Crew were professional and friendly. Snokelling excursion was very under whelming-nothing to see. Maybe dump some fruit in the water to attract fish lol.
        Written January 3, 2024
      • rodnelj
        0 contributions
        Amazing experience! Highly recommended
        I just completed this excursion today 12/31 and highly recommend it! They were extremely friendly and very accommodating. The food was amazing! The snorkeling location was awesome. The highlight for me was seeing the dolphins!! Thanks again for making this solo adventure such an amazing experience!
        Written December 31, 2023
      • A8115XMJulie
        0 contributions
        Great experience
        With a previous poor experience with Tui/Destination services on this holiday we were rather worried about this excursion but we could not rate it higher. Staff were friendly and attentive, kept the drinks flowing and the food was great, beautiful scenery and stopped off near a beach for people to get in smaller boat and go to beach if they wanted to or snokle/swim from boat. Beautiful sunset back, picked up and returned to hotel. My only feedback would be nice if some information given while sailing around landmarks, points of interest etc. Would recommend this…it does what it says on the tin
        Written December 26, 2023
      • susanhN1706LF
        0 contributions
        Fantastic!
        5 stars are not enough, fantastic all the way round , staff were so genuinely friendly, drinks were amazing, food was surprisingly good , highly recommended this trip
        Written December 20, 2023
      • 107jaimew
        0 contributions
        Best Catamaran Cruise in Costa Rica
        This experience was absolutely stunning. The boat crew were attentive and went above and beyond with their accommodations, going as far as to take out a dingy to the island where we swam so our friend with a bad knee could still enjoy the beach time. The food was delicious, drinks were flowing, music set the right mood, and the sunset was incredible. We were so glad to have this experience. 10/10 for our crew. Hands down, best excursion we have had, and one of our party is a diamond+ cruiser!!
        Written December 6, 2023
      • matthewzL2772HN
        0 contributions
        Amazing Tour!
        Let me just start by saying that this tour is 100% worth it. Everything, from the guides taking you on the boat to dropping you off at the end of the day felt flawless and perfectly coordinated. Bar service was great, food was good, and the views were spectacular. We were lucky enough to see dolphins jumping out of the water in front of the boat on our way back during the sunset. For anyone wondering exactly what you do, it is as follows: You meet up at the designated pickup point, they bring you on a small boat and take you to the catamaran, you depart towards a private beach where you can hangout, snorkel, or even stay on the boat if you prefer, you will eat lunch, and then you will head back to the original pickup spot. For help choosing a date: we went on December 2nd and the weather was perfect, not a cloud in the sky. Pretty much any time between December and March you can expect great weather! Thanks everyone who is part of the crew for an amazing tour! - Matt
        Written December 3, 2023
      • jsingely
        0 contributions
        So awesome!
        It was great. The crew was fabulous. From every aspect of getting on board, to the bartender, crew that equipped us with our snorkeling gear and the delicious meal! There was nothing that I would change. It was a fun experience! Thank you. 😊
        Written November 29, 2023
      • Samantha G
        0 contributions
        Boat day!
        This whole experience was amazing !! The staff and even the people you meet on the boat are nothing short of incredible!! The water was so refreshing and clam the lunch they provided was so tasty and the open bar drinks were top notch!! Deff will be coming back
        Written November 25, 2023
      • smithjjhome
        0 contributions
        Excellent outing!
        Super fun! Staff was very friendly and attentive! Drinks and food were 👍👍 We would definitely recommend!!
        Written November 5, 2023
      • Daniel A
        0 contributions
        Amazing experience
        These guys make an amazing experience. Even though we weren’t able to snorkel due to the rains creating murky water, it was a great experience all-around. They service you throughout the entire trip ensuring you are comfortable and always with a drink in hand. One of the other groups caught a large mahi mahi that the crew made into a fresh ceviche, so awesome! Truly unforgettable. I can’t say enough how well we were treated on their ship, we literally felt like royalty haha!
        Written September 5, 2023
      • andrewsO210NY
        0 contributions
        Great time, highly recommend!!
        Great 4+ hours. Super friendly staff, fun music, open bar, stopped for beach time and snorkeling for an hour plus, good dinner afterwards, saw dolphins swimming along with us, and finally a great sunset both going slow through Hermosa bay and Coco. No actual “sailing” - the sails were kept covered and tied up. Our kids (23, 22, 20, 17) said it was the highlight of our week in CR. Mostly Americans as customers.
        Written July 19, 2023
      • aledaix
        0 contributions
        DO IT
        Funnest excursion we took, so worth the money considering you get all the drinks you want and an awesome lunch. The staff is super attentive, and the views are immaculate. I would 10000% do this again!
        Written July 16, 2023
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      Rob K
      17 contributions
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      Great day, strongly recommend. Boat was large enough for a big group, all of the other guests were great. Cannot say enough good things about the crew. Bartender, caption, all of the deck team were fantastic. A must-do if in. Playa Hermoda
      Written January 9, 2024
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      Valerie F
      3 contributions
      Nov 2023 • Couples
      10/10 experience
      Food was better than our crappy resort! It was actually awesome.
      Staff was awesome.
      Full bar with blended drinks + endless drinks
      Music was awesome
      Boat was in great shape
      They slowed down for the sunset
      Snorkeling was awesome
      We saw dolphins and they slowed down and attempted to follow them so we could see them more!
      So much fun
      Written December 5, 2023
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      Jennifer C
      Philadelphia, PA4 contributions
      This catamaran sunset cruise was incredible!! The staff is so friendly and helpful. The bartender was on top of everyone’s orders and was so quick to keep you refreshed!! This is not a “booze cruise” but we were able to order what we wanted and had a REALLY FUN TIME!! We stopped to snorkel, saw some coral, little fish, puffer fish and swam to the white sand beach. Noodles were provided and I personally suggest taking one as the swim was farther than expected. After snorkeling, a delicious homemade lunch was provided and was more than enough to go around!! It was more than delicious, it was authentic and it was incredible!! After lunch we set back to return and saw the most amazing sunset as well as being lucky enough to catch a beautiful rainbow!! The day was perfection from beginning to end. We met incredible people to match the incredible setting!! If you don’t have fun on this excursion it’s your own fault!! Book it and enjoy!!
      Written November 12, 2023
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      Christie P
      1 contribution
      Oct 2023 • Family
      The crew was amazing and very attentive. I would definitely recommend this and would definitely do this again.
      Written November 1, 2023
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      Stephen M
      1 contribution
      Aug 2023
      Great day snorkeling. Staff very entertaining and fun. The boat was clean and comfortable. Lunch was provided and drinks were flowing!
      Written August 12, 2023
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      Sherry Rocha
      Newport News, VA3 contributions
      Our captain and his crew were amazing! they took us out on a fun trip at sea and a beautiful snorkeling spot. They provided us with lunch and all of the equipment to snorkel. Ended it with a gorgeous sunset. Thwy definitely made it fun and had some dang good food! Definitely recommend going on one of there tours
      Written June 11, 2023
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      Georgette
      Las Vegas, NV11 contributions
      Apr 2023 • Couples
      What an amazing day we had out on the water. Staff was professional, awesome and engaging. Drinks were pouring. Shout out to Andres. The trip started with wind in my hair as we blasted off to the Gulf of Papagayo. Went snorkeling, ate lunch/dinner, jumped back in the water for a swim, and had the most amazing sunset ever as we went back to Playa Coco. It was a great way to end my week in Costa Rica. Pura Vida.
      Written April 26, 2023
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      Richard M
      Phoenix, AZ457 contributions
      Apr 2023
      Great trip. The crew is outstanding, professional, and friendly. By crew, I mean everyone involved at Marlin del Rey from the first contact until they dropped us off after the event. I am 81, and they made the trip great, even for an old man.
      Written April 22, 2023
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      Lorenda O
      Charlotte, NC6 contributions
      Mar 2023 • Couples
      What I enjoyed was the catarmaran it was spacious and we were able to roam free, the tour guides and bar tenders were amazing, the weather was nice, water was calm, food and snacks was good. I celebrated my birthday on the boat so had an awesome time.
      Written April 1, 2023
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      JRudow
      7 contributions
      Feb 2023 • Friends
      This trip was amazing.. the staff was awesome, in fact they even ask and brought out on the deck what we ordered and the drinks are all incredible and included. Honestly such a wonderful day.. I’d do it again hands down. I did go in late February and the water was a bit chilly, I did get in although I didn’t even snorkel because I was having to much fun with everything else. Good set of people on our boat, I must say!
      Written February 21, 2023
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      Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa provided by Marlin Sailing Tours

      Product Overview: Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa

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      Duration

      270 minutes