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Mangrove Kayak provided by Carrillo Tours

Mangrove Kayak
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95% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 123803P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • kayak , life jacket, paddle
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We also pick up from houses and other hotels in Samara or Carrillo town.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • kayak , life jacket, paddle
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We also pick up from houses and other hotels in Samara or Carrillo town.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
40 reviews
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Agnès D
Aubonne, Switzerland1 contribution
May 2015 • Family
I did a couple of tours with Carrillo Tours. Each time, I was breathless at some point and most of all, learned something on Costa Rica I didn't know before. I had so much fun! All their guides are friendly and will be there to answer your questions, so go ahead and feel free to explore Costa Rica and its wonders without having to worry about organization. :D

One of my favorite experiences was a dolphin watching tour that I was able to do with my parents and brother. We did see dolphins that played around the boat before enjoying snorkeling with colorful fishes. I did the same tour a second time and saw turtles and whales as it was the right time of year (September)...
Written October 14, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hila S
35 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We went with William to see sea turtles laying eggs in camaronal. Willam was great. He knows a lot about sea turtles and you can see he really cares about them. He was happy to answer all of our questions and stayed longer at the beach so we can see more sea turtles and release newly hatched baby turtles. We really recommend this tour!
Written October 7, 2015
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Heike M
Karben, Germany61 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We had a beautyful kayak Tour at Rio Ora.
Amazing and smooth to see the jungle and wildlife by kayak.
The guys were very helpful and our guide Chritopher told us a lot of interest things about Costa Rica and Samara. It was a great experience. Thanks a lot.
Written November 5, 2018
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Jago D
Bristol, UK51 contributions
Jul 2018
Fantastic evening, great guide and well worth the money. $45 per person. We got up close and personal with a number of sea turtles. We were able to watch a turtle come to shore, dig her ditch and lay her eggs. We then followed her back to the ocean. This was a great and once in a life time event. Highly recommended. Drinks and snacks provided.
Written July 6, 2018
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gsmith49
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Feb 2018 • Couples
My wife and I took two short excursions with guide Leonardo -- the kayak/snorkel tour to Isla Chora and the birding/walking tour in the forest near Carrillo Bay. We did the longer trip, the river tour in Palo Verde N.P., with guide Rodrigo. The guides were very knowledgeable, very friendly, and very helpful. They do a great job of sharing their love of their nearby natural wonders. They were punctual, the drivers were safe and courteous, and everything was as expected or better. On the river tour, the lunch afterward was an authentic and very special treat. You'll want binoculars and a camera for all three excursions.
Written February 6, 2018
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We are very happy of your good experience in Costa Rica through us. Thank you for share your experience.
Written April 5, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rmb231
Agrigento, Italy43 contributions
Feb 2016
Wonderful Sunset Cruise with Captain Walter and tour guide Marlon. A smaller boat at Playa Carrillo takes you to a larger fishing boat. We had the option of fishing and snorkeling but chose to enjoy the boat ride. Marlon gave a very informative talk about the local sea life and coastal terrain. Captain Walter did an excellent job piloting the boat. We brought along a bottle of champagne and two glasses and were able to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Transportation to/fro our hotel was included. Snacks of fresh melon (two types), bottled water and soda were provided. It was a memorable experience!
Written February 25, 2016
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It is always a pleasure serving people with this type of energy, it was a sadness that the tour ended so fast.
Written May 16, 2016
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Tommy P
Horsens, Denmark16 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
We went kayaking on the river nearby, picked up in front off our hotel, drived for 30 minutes to the start place.
We saw a lot off birds the guide new all off their names.
When we arrived to the ocean we got something cold to drink and lovely fresh fruit.
When we got back to the bus we could hear the howling monkeys, we would very much like to see them but they were to far away!
On the way back to the hotel the guide found the monkeys and we got some nice pictures, we allso saw a crocodile close to a bridge before we were back.
Very nice people and very vice as well.
Written January 17, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much Tommy, was a pleasure for us!
Written August 8, 2016
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vincemakesfood
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
I booked two tours with Carrillo Tours: (1) turtle observation at Playa Camaronal and (2) ATV tour to four nearby beaches. For the turtle observation, we were lucky to find one turtle and view the entire egg laying process--digging a hole, laying the eggs, and hiding the nest. Another friend went with a different tour company and did not see any turtles! The ATV tour was a lot of fun. We came across some breathtaking views and scenes. We (unknowingly) planned out ATV tour during low tide. This bit of coincidental planning ended up working in our favor. Low tide exposes some tide pools and interesting rock formations that made for a fun adventure. Luis was a great guide, who gave us a real local experience.
Written November 9, 2015
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Stefan E
2 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We did a great kayak tour with our guide Luis, who explained everything we saw really well. He knew all birds we saw and he's generally a really nice guy!
We also did the turtle watching tour, where we saw baby turtles being let free into the ocean and we had the wonderful opportunity to see an adult turtle lay eggs! Our guide William was also a genuinely nice guy and explained everything really well.
Carrillo Tours is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! :)
Written October 15, 2015
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Thank you very much for choosing us Was a good trip Pura Vida
Written December 10, 2016
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Mighty Joe
Playa Camaronal, Costa Rica9 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
VERY Knowlegeable and Experienced bilingual guide. (Luis) Enjoyed the exercise and fantastic views paddling out to island. Snorkeling was not as good as prior trips due to the weather and rough waters. All quality gear provided- as well as FRESH seasonal fruit, juice and water. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND booking any of the tours offered from Carrillo Tours Eco Adventures. Excellent value for services provided!
Written September 28, 2015
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EvaTaylor2140
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Dolphins, whales and sailfish OH MY
We went on the dolphin, whale watching snorkeling tour it was awesome..the snorkeling could have been better but th
carolet2101
carolet2101
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Friendly and efficient
We used Carrillo Tours shuttle services. We had a private shuttle pick us up from Liberia when we arrived and drop
jenniferp603
jenniferp603
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Sea Turtle Observation at Camaronal Beach
This was a terrific experience! We were able to see a see turtle dig our her nest, hatch her eggs, bury them, and
sherri c
sherri c
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Fun adventures!
We just returned from a family trip to beautiful Costa Rica and I can't say enough about our wonderful guide, Leona
Judi K
Judi K
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Kayak and Snorkel
Kathy... just to let you know that it was a very special day, and that Leo made it all so much fun. He made sure th
holley5
holley5
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Great boat trip saw Whales, dolphins and snorkelling
Great morning out at sea on a lovely fast boat. Left from the pretty Carillo Beach and in the first 10 mins saw a
Janet E
Janet E
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Great time Kayaking over to the uninhabited island of Chora.
We were picked up at our hotel in Samara and driven to meet our guide at Carrillo Beach. We had a guide to ourselv
lisatravelstheglobe
lisatravelstheglobe
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Carillo nature reserve ecotour: trees, birds, and monkeys!
We had a wonderful morning with our guide Christopher. It was early January, during the dry season, and he picked u
Aims2745
Aims2745
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Turtle tour disaster
I understand turtles are a natural phenomenon and can't be predicted. We didn't see any turtles but the main issue
santaferose63
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Shuttle service
Just recently returned from Costa Rica. I had an amazing time there. I went solo so I was a bit afraid. Let me tel
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