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Damas Mangrove Boat Tour provided by Iguana Tours

Damas Mangrove Boat Tour
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Iguana tours offers an experience for all type of family, couples and all ages people we will be glad to show you the magic of this mangrove
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20500P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner, lunch or dinner deppending on the time of the tour
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • any transfer outside Quepos or Manuel Antonio will include an extra fee
  • Quepos, Quepos, Province of Puntarenas
  • Airports:
  • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
  • Ports:
  • Marina Pez Vela, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Dinner, lunch or dinner deppending on the time of the tour
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • any transfer outside Quepos or Manuel Antonio will include an extra fee
  • Quepos, Quepos, Province of Puntarenas
  • Airports:
  • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
  • Ports:
  • Marina Pez Vela, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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
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4.5
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Jordan R
2 contributions
Highly Recommend! Elias is the best!
Aug 2021 • Couples
My boyfriend and I went on the monkey kayak tours through the mangroves and we absolutely loved it. We saw all sorts of different species like white faced monkey, the “Jesus Christ” lizard (runs on water), blue heron, some crocodiles, and much more. And we had the best tour guide, Elias! He knew everything about anything and was a joy to have guide us through the tour. He also introduced us to the sweetest water Buffalo ever, Chibolo! And to top it off, the fresh pineapple, beans, and coconut water at the end of the tour made it even better!
Written August 9, 2021
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adriankoko
Hello dear friends on behalf of Iguana Tours, we would lilke to thank you for kind comment and support. On Iguana Tours we are definetly vere happy to know you had a good experience with us. Thanks again and Pura Vida - Adrian Martinez - Iguana Tours
Written August 10, 2021
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David H
5 contributions
Fantastic Mangrove boat tour!
Jul 2021
William, our guide, was FANTASTIC!!! Not only was the tour excellent by itself but William's vast knowledge and the way he explained things made it so much more enjoyable! He also had a great sense of humor and had us laughing and smiling for most of the tour. I highly recommend Iquana tours and in particular, William. The boat captain (I forget his name) was fantastic at spotting the wildlife. There is no way we could've spotted 90% of the things that he saw.

BTW...I clicked "no" when asked whether social distancing was enforced because my family was the only participants on the tour so we did not need to distance.
Written July 30, 2021
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adriankoko
Hello dear friends on behalf of Iguana Tours we would like to thank you for your kind comment and support. William is a very entusiastic guide and his behave during the tours is very informative and positive. thank you and Pura Vida ¡ Adrian Martinez - Iguana Tours
Written August 5, 2021
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nicelyjenny
31 contributions
Fantastic tour!
We have a family of 5. 2 adults, 9yr old, 11yr old, 12yr old. We took the boat tour through the mangroves and it was very interesting and peaceful. William our tour guide was great! He gave us a lot of information about the land, animals, trees, etc. We saw a troop of monkeys (which is the highlight of our trip)! The monkeys jumped on our boat, walked across the top and hung out waiting for us to feed them. However, we couldn’t feed them. It’s too dangerous. This troop had a lot of babies and mothers and one male. Their interaction and closeness was incredible. We saw a raccoon, falcon, herons, termites, and pigmeo anteater. Freddy our Captain had an eagle eye. He spotted the small round orange ball in the mangroves which was the anteater sleeping. There is no way we would have seen or known what that was. I highly recommend this company!

The Davis Family
Written July 18, 2021
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adriankoko
Hello dear Family, thank you very much for your kind comment and support. We really appreciate your help and for chosen Iguana Tours as your tour operator. Pura Vida, Adrian Martinez - Iguana Tours
Written July 21, 2021
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Michele C
Cranston, RI12 contributions
Wonderful
Jun 2021 • Couples
Relaxing tour through the mangroves. You will see wildlife and learn so much about mangroves! William our guide was professional, very knowledgeable, super fun and engaging. The tour ended with a traditional Costa Rican meal which was delicious. Thanks to William, Michael our driver, Freddy the boat driver and Ronny the chef! It was a great afternoon.
Written June 14, 2021
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adriankoko
Hello dear friends thank you for your kind comment and for sharing your experience with us. Our Damas mangrove Boat is a our second highlight after the National Park to observe wild life, we are happy to know you enjoyed. Pura Vida - Adrian Martinez - Iguana Tours
Written July 23, 2021
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Shannon
4 contributions
Most Amazing Part of Our Trip. DO NOT MISS THIS!!
Dec 2019
This was the most amazing thing we did in Costa Rica. Our tour guide, 'Crazy Alex' was so knowledgeable, so nice, and an animal whisperer. Alex knew how to call to birds & monkeys, where to look for snakes & crocodiles, and was super knowledgeable about all of our animal questions. We spent our trip traveling up and down the coast looking for opportunities to see wildlife and we saw more in this 2 hrs than in the entire trip combined. I cannot recommend this tour enough, don't miss it!! And if you have the option, request Crazy Alex as your guide!!
Written November 2, 2020
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Hello dear Shanondo4, we would like on behalf of Iguana Tours, to thank you for such a nice comment and for your kind support. We all at Iguana Tours apreciated very much for chossen our services during your visit to Manuel Antonio and Quepos. Thanks and Pura Vida - Adrian Martinez - Iguana Tours
Written November 3, 2020
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Janet L
Saint Louis, MO609 contributions
Knowledgable guide
Mar 2020
The tour was about 2 hours. We saw: herons, crocodiles, anteaters (in trees), capuchin monkeys, and more. The speaker system was adequate and there was time to take photos. Afterwards we were served dinner at the launch site. It was all right. Bring sunscreen, insect repellant, camera, binoculars. These are small boats (no restroom facilities, take advantage of those at the launch site),
Written April 19, 2020
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Hello dear Janet L. please accept our apologize for not answering before, this situation have hit us very strong and we are trying to survive at this moment. Looks like you have a great experience with us, but only 3 point¡¡ is there any area we should work in to improve our service. There is not tours neither clients now and maybe until november, so we have some time to fix anything you think we should change. Thanks and our best wishes for your and your families. Best regard from Iguana Tours in Costa Rica. Atte. Adrian Martinez
Written July 6, 2020
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Alan B
Southborough, MA13 contributions
Great guides on a quiet trip through the water
Feb 2020
The guides were great at sighting some really interesting birds, iguanas, and other wildlife - sometimes picking them out from really camouflaged hiding spots. They provided some great information along the way. We got really close to capuchin monkeys, too - the highlight of the trip. Lunch back at the launch point was good too - comida tipica.
Written March 7, 2020
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Hello dear BelniakAlan, thank you very much for your kind comment and support. We are going to share it with our guides and staff in Damas to motivated them. Thanks and Pura Vida. Best regards and Pura Vida - Adrian Martinez - Iguana Tours.
Written March 10, 2020
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Brenda M
Fenelon Falls, Canada9 contributions
A Wonderful Experience
Feb 2020 • Friends
The tour we did today with Iguana Tours was just fabulous. Hector was incredibly knowledgable...we saw white face monkeys..a variety of birds...our captain Keko was amazing...the dinner after...Tico style was delish!....Highly recommend...Gracias!
Written February 24, 2020
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Hello dear Brendan, thanks for Your kind comment and support. Hector is great guide and we will share Your comment with him to encourage him to continue his growth as a Naturalist guide. Thanks again and Pura Vida desde Costa Rica. Sincerely, Adrian Martinez - Iguana Tours.
Written March 3, 2020
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Taylor K
San Diego, CA943 contributions
Peace, Quiet, Beauty, and Wonderful Wildlife Sightings
Feb 2020
This was a major highlight of our week-long visit to the Quepos area. The small boat, carrying about a dozen people, motored quietly along the Damas Estuary, winding its way through the mangrove swamp, finally out to where the river meets the ocean, and then back for a nice lunch.

An inexperienced foreigner will have trouble spotting much of the great variety of wildlife living in the mangroves, but the guides do a great job of spotting them and pointing them out. We saw capuchin monkeys (who came right up to our boat!), green iguanas, black iguanas, long-nosed bats, green herons, great blue herons, great egrets, frigate birds, pelicans, ibis, sandpipers, hawks, kingfishers, an anhinga, a grey-necked wood rail, colorful crabs, and even a little silky ant-eater. Plus the ever-present green of the mangroves, palms, and other trees. The guide gave much interesting information about not only the wildlife but the whole history, biology and ecology of the area.

The air was warm and humid, but not oppressively so. The boat has a canvas cover to shield passengers from the sun, though if you sit in one of the front seats, as I did, you will be exposed and should wear a hat and sunscreen. Take water. And keep your camera ready at all times. A long-range zoom lens is a must; most of my shots were taken at a 300 mm focal length, but I also had a small pocket-size camera handy when a close-by photo-op came along.

On returning to the dock, we were served a nice lunch of barbecued chicken, rice and vegetables, washed down with tropical fruit juice. All in all, a wonderful experience, well worth the price.
Written February 10, 2020
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Hello dear Taylor, we in Iguana Tours would like to thank you for such a detailed and great comment you just did. Comments like yours definetly provide to us the confidence to continue working for thebest Experiences of our clientes. But also to keep our efforst to protect and conserve the natural resources and ecosistems we have the bless to have today, to keep sharing them for further generations. Thanks and Pura Vida desde Iguana Tours. Best Regards, Adrian Martinez - Iguana Tours.
Written February 19, 2020
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rokepine
Brussels, Belgium6 contributions
Better than the park!
This is an extremely interesting tour, a real antidote to the hectic visit to Manwell Antonio part. You sit in a boat with an excellent guide and enjoy the ride in the mangrove swamp. We saw monkeys, woodpeckers, kingfishers, etc. Very professional outfit and even a good lunch at the end.
Written December 26, 2019
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Hello dear Rokepine, we would like to thank your for sharing your experience and giving us the opportunity to show you Damas Mangrove Forest and its wonders. We always have said Damas Mangrove Estuary is the second more popular tour ir order to observe wild life in their local inviroment. We apreciated very you take the time to helpus with your comment. Pura Vida and Happy New Year. Sincerely, Adrian Martinez - Iguana Tours.
Written January 1, 2020
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