Arenal Kayaks
Arenal Kayaks
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A relaxing time on Lake Arenal enjoying the wildlife, the fauna, and a swim in the warm lake waters. Tours are guided and last about 2-hours. Our kayaks are sit-on-top and very easy to manage. We have single and double kayaks.
Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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TKF60
Chicago, IL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Kayaking with Beth was our favorite adventure in Lake Arenal. It was so peaceful and relaxing. If you're looking for a tour guide who chatters the entire time, this is not for you. If you want a relaxing and beautiful outing with a guide who lets nature speak for itself, Arenal Kayaks is what you want. Beth answered all of our questions and gave us some information about the history of the Lake and she capably pointed out and named birds for us, but the majority of the two hours were spent quietly paddling and enjoying the beauty, which was awesome. We saw a flock of snowy egrets, two or three great egrets, a great blue heron, a cormorant, a kingfisher, a turkey vulture, and a big bird that flew right over my kayak (possibly a tiger heron)! Later that day we received an email with pictures of our kayaking and the birds that we saw. Definitely recommended.
Written February 7, 2020
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Leannie
Hanoi, Vietnam2,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
This tour with a guide is a perfect way to explore the lake from a different perspective. The couple who ran the tours was super friendly and it felt like a nice pace not at all rushed and plenty of stops to have birds and the odd iguana pointed out to us. We opted for two doubles as there were four of us and the boats were in good condition. The photos from the guide along with the drone pics were superb!
Written April 5, 2022
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Mark L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
The tour guide, Beth, is amazing!!! Her knowledge of birds and wildlife in the area is so helpful. I went with my pregnant wife, and we had such a great time, we are strongly considering buying our own kayaks in the states and kayaking more. Too bad Beth won’t be there to guide us! That’s okay. The pickup and drop-off timing was impeccable as well. Beth and her husband, Jeff, run a smooth operation. Can’t wait to come back for more!
Written March 11, 2022
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Hatewinter14
Cambridge, Canada72 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I struggle writing poor reviews, but I need to be honest on this one. We were met by a man ( no introduction), he told us to follow him, where we met a woman ( also no introduction). They took our picture, talked about the tour, then we were out on the water. The man ( we find out later is Jeff), barely spoke, talked about 4 different birds and that was it. I would not call this a guided tour, other than the fact that we followed him around the lake. We did enjoy the kayaking portion, we did not see a lot of wildlife, but I cannot blame that on the operators. Just really disappointed that there was ZERO conversation with our guide. So if you are up for a muted tour of the lake on older kayaks, this is for you. If you are expecting a discussion about the area, wildlife, nature in general, don't hold your breath.
Written January 6, 2020
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renorunnergirl
Reno, NV4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We had a great experience with Beth! She tailors her tours to the wishes and experience levels of her guests. Beth and her husband are American ex-pats who run the business together. He does the drop-off and pick-up and takes drone footage of you while you're out paddling. Beth is very familiar with the flora and fauna in the area and enjoys pointing them out as you paddle. I would definitely recommend paddling Lake Arenal with Beth at Arenal Kayaks.
Written September 26, 2022
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GoPlaces611756
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Ahhh, Lake Arenal, a wonderful lake famous for its windsurfing, kite sailing and gorgeous views. Arenal Kayaks is another great option for those interested in communing with nature along the Eastern shore. Jeff and Beth made it easy and it also helped to have perfect weather after a rainy morning. Still can't believe how few folks are out on the water.....almost had the gorgeous lake all to ourselves!
Written January 20, 2020
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Brandon_Rossi
Playa San MIguel, Costa Rica37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
jeff and Beth offer a peaceful kayak tour loaded with birds and a wonderful perspective of lake arenal. definitely recommend going earlier in the morning as the sun gets hot quickly. they provide wonderful photos including from their drone from above. definitely worth a morning of your stay. great tour and even better people. thank you!
Written December 28, 2020
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Wanderer280005
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We really enjoyed our family’s first kayaking adventure ! Even though it was raining a little, Jeff was kind enough to guide us and take our security into account. Beth was very kind and warm. Would definitely do it again !
Written April 2, 2021
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Kim K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
Great experience and awesome people! Really enjoyed our time and would recommend to others. Beth is a great tour guide/photographer and Jeff takes good views overhead with his drone. Absolutely beautiful!
Written February 18, 2021
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Toby R
Akron, OH48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This kayak tour was lots of fun! The beautiful backdrop of Lake Arenal made for a wonderfully photogenic tour. I really appreciate Beth taking photographs and sending us the link that same day.
We would definitely recommend this tour!
Written March 25, 2021
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