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Snorkeling Costa Rica

Snorkeling Costa Rica

By Seafari Costa Rica
This is a boat service share with divers. The guide will be with you on the water at a maximum depth of 12 feet; spotting juvenile tropical fish and pelagic fish, with an average visibility of 12-20 feet. Dynamics and safety briefings are given previously to access the water. Include a guide, soft drinks, fresh fruit, snorkel gear
per adult
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Ages 7-70, max of 6 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • soft drinks and fresh tropical fruit

Departure details
  • C. Central 275, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9899P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 6 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is Snorkeling Costa Rica?
Snorkeling Costa Rica price starts from $95.00. Discover and book Snorkeling Costa Rica on Tripadvisor
What is the Snorkeling Costa Rica cancellation policy?
Snorkeling Costa Rica cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Snorkeling Costa Rica on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Snorkeling Costa Rica?
Snorkeling Costa Rica is hosted by Seafari Costa Rica. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Seafari Costa Rica on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Snorkeling Costa Rica on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Snorkeling Costa Rica?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Snorkeling Costa Rica 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: 9899P4

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Seafari Costa Rica
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
Joined in July 2012

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  • elbowscamp
    Great surfing lesson
    Rosanna arranged transportation from Las Catalinas and was very patient with me in booking the activity. Rollo and Maurice were great surf instructors and we all had fun.
  • jeffersonway
    Best Surf!
    Ale has taken myself, my brother and my best friend to Witch’s and Ollies Point a few times over the years and every time was magical! The surf, the friends and the stories I still tell about those trips!! Life Changing!
  • madelynshendon
    Very Fun Despite the Rain
    Surfing lessons in Tamarindo were great! The waves weren't gigantically scary and the water was pretty calm. My sister and I decided to surf and our instructor was Tommy. He was very sweet and genuinely wants to get to his clients while he teaches you to surf. It was unfortunate our lesson got cut short because the lightning storms came. We still had a great experience regardless of the rain, also the rain wasn't too rough.
  • jk9829
    I've never surfed before and this was my first time. It was amazing.
    I booked last minute and they were super accommodating with a private lesson. Waves were perfect for beginners - would recommend!
  • scottyw628
    Amazing lessons for beginner couple.
    First of all I'd like to apologize to Alejandro for not writing this review way sooner. Now realizing that I had never done so after we got back home, but I guess better late then never.. That being said I would like to thank him for a very professional, patient, knowledgeable and fun experience. From picking my wife and I up at our villa to taking his time to teach us basic fundamentals and safety on the beach and then getting in the water to surf. We had an awesome time and made many memories that day. Alejandro is a true teacher and this is something you can see he genuinely enjoys doing. We both agree our favorite part of the day were the couple party waves we caught together. I would not hesitate to recommend Alejandro and Seafari. We both cannot wait to get back to this beautiful country and especially Tamarindo. Thank you again! Ken and Stephanie W.
  • franciscobT6813WO
    Great Surfing Experience
    Thanks to Alejandro's holistic approach to deliver the surf lesson I was able to understand the fundamentals of this sport, not only the technical aspects but also the surfing etiquette and safety points. He leverages his knowledge from other sports to make the session more comprehensive. It was super fun and a great learning experience!
  • JeffErin
    Excellent Surf Lessons
    My wife and I visited Costa Rica in January and surfing was at the top of my list of things to do while in Tamarindo. Seafaricr was recommended for lessons. Ale was very easy to contact on WhatsApp and responded very quickly. I cannot say enough good things about Alejandro and his lessons. He is very professional and he is very eager to share his knowledge about the ocean and swells. My wife watch one of my lessons and signed up for her own surfing experience. This was her first time and was nervous but she felt very comfortable and safe with Alejandro. Through my lessons I gained the confidence and knowledge of what to look for to go out on my own and had a blast! I look forward to booking my next surf vacation with Seafaricr and most of all I gained a great new friend!!!!
  • ATXMom1
    Highly Recommend Seafari's Surfing Lessons
    Our family (ages 20 through 60) had an amazing, fun day surfing with Alejandro and his instructors. They were very patient and knowledgeable to have us make small corrections that make a big difference. We all were standing on the board within a short amount of time and had a blast!!
  • Traveler566015
    A Perfect Family Adventure
    Alejandro was warm, enthusiastic and professional. Learning to surf can sound intimidating, but each of the instructors our group had broke it down into easy, manageable steps. The waves in Tamarindo are friendly to beginners as well, so by the end of our family’s lesson, everyone was standing up throwing Chakas! 🤘
  • GBF114
    awesome surfing!
    Alejandro and his three isntructors was absolutely awesome for a group of 9 of us (four adults and five kids). The beach in Tamarindo could not have been more perfect for a group of beginners. Everyone was crushing it by the end of the session. And afterwards, he sent us a ton of video and pictures that he shot- for free. How cool is that! Absolutely recommend this
  • jdowns12
    Amazing Experience
    I couldn't be more thrilled with the surf-lessons that my family received. My 10 and 12 year old girls were given phenomenal lessons...this was literally their first time ever surfing and at the end of the two hours, they were both riding waves all the way in while my 10 year old was doing jumping-switches on the board while riding a wave! If you are looking for surf lessons, look no further and sign up with Seafari Costa Rica!
  • roojones
    Surfing Lessons with concierge service
    Alejandro is a great surfing instructor from beginners to advanced. He is prompt, professional and knowledgeable of the conditions and area. He goes the extra mile to make sure you have a great experience. In addition, he makes great recommendations for restaurants, grocery stores and other activities. We will definitely use him again on our next trip down.
    Great surfing lesson
    Our teenage boys had two lessons with Alejandro. They had a fantastic time, made great progress and learnt a bit about Costa Rica. Would definitely recommend.
  • Jordanwalker_24
    Awesome surfing lesson in Tamarindo
    My friend and I visited Costa Rica from the U.S. for the first time and had never tried surfing before. Alejandro gave great instructions, was extremely personable and we were standing on the board for our first waves! We had a blast, and will definitely book lessons with him when we come back.
  • sarfrog
    Old dogs CAN learn new tricks!
    I had a great time learning to surf and I owe it all to Alejandro. I wouldn't have been able to get up as many times as I did without his help. I didn't have any experience surfing but he has patience for days and is passionate about what he does and within an hour I looked like I might know what I'm doing. If you're going to try to surf, you're going to waste a lot of time unless you spend some time with Alejandro first.
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4 reviews
Very good

Tonbridge, UK13 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Lovely snorkelling trip to Las Catalinas islands (not what we were expecting as the trip was advertised as being a beach snorkel). On the boat trip to the islands we saw turtles near their nesting beaches and rays playing in the waves.
The trip is really targeted at divers but we had a dedicated snorkel guide & all the other scuba guides were friendly & helpful. We were fortunate that the visibility was reasonably good for snorkelling at both the dive sites and we saw lots of beautiful fish.
I wouldn't say this trip is an introduction to snorkelling as there is quite a swell around the rocky islands. Not recommended for those who get seasick as you're ok the boat for about 4hrs.
Written January 11, 2023
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Thank you for sharing your experience, glad to hear that you enjoyed the day out and underwater! Would like to clarify that our previous itinerary beach tour had to be modified to a Boat trip because of fuel's high fee. Appreciate your comments as we read and take in everything we can do better in the future.
Written January 13, 2023
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Hilary W
4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Our family of four had a great snorkeling trip with Alejandro at Playa Mina, a beautiful secluded beach near Tamarindo. Alejandro was a fantastic guide. He was personable and shared his love and knowledge of Costa Rica with us. It felt like we were out with a good friend. We hired many guides on our trip and he was definitely our favorite. Book him if you can!
Written February 19, 2020
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"The ocean is our playground" Love the amazing biological museum Costa Rica has to offer, I aim to create a memorable life experience. Thanks for your review !
Written February 27, 2020
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Karen H
Ashland, OR2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Our instructor,and tour guide Alejandro was great as we are novices at snorkeling. His instructions and assistance made us comfortable with the snorkeling experience. He picked us up and drove us to a private k,less touristy location, provided all the necessary equipment and a light lunch/snack and drove us back to our B&B. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written February 28, 2019
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It is always a great job to share the experience of exploring the underwater world/ My office / Our Playground Thanks for your time sharing your personal reviews about the experience with Seafari Costa Rica. Looking forward to seeing you again in Tamarindo!
Written April 5, 2019
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