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Kayak Jaco

| Playa Agujas, Quebrada Ganado, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
+506 2643 1233
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Great day in Jaco!!!

We did the kayak and snorkeling...and it was a blast! The guides were great finding a sea turtle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colleen R
“BEST excursion” according to my teenager

Neil was accommodating, educational and (most importantly) safe. We sailed out from herradura, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason M
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Denver, Colorado
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Since 1998 Kayak Jaco has been introducing travelers to the joy of getting out on the water of the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The coastline is spectacular and the beaches are pristine. Our sea kayaks, outrigger canoes, stand up paddle boards and sailboat are the best way to enjoy these coastal waters. We don't pollute or disrupt the balance of nature; we just paddle through our small slice of it, not leaving a trace. If you seek "Fun on the Water" Kayak Jaco has the tour for you:• Independent folks love our kayaks• Groups and clubs are fascinated by our unique outrigger canoes• Those who are serious about kicking back adore our sailboat• People looking for exercise can try SUP. Snorkeling is included on these tours (when conditions permit) and it enables you to get even closer to the best that Costa Rica has to offer - it's nature. Since 1998, Kayak Jaco has been running safe, sustainable, enjoyable tours and we strive everyday to ensure that your trip will be a wonderful Costa Rica memory for years to come.
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| Playa Agujas, Quebrada Ganado, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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+506 2643 1233
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the kayak and snorkeling...and it was a blast! The guides were great finding a sea turtle and lots of other creatures in the sea. The fruit snack was almost to beautiful to eat. Go and enjoy a great time on the water!!!

Thank Colleen R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neil was accommodating, educational and (most importantly) safe. We sailed out from herradura, and dropped anchor off an island for an hour or more. Then we snorkeled, seeing all kinds of fish, starfish, shells and even a sea turtle. The puffer fish were the most...More

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 6 friends do the sailing trip with Kayak Jaco and everyone loved it. Neil was a great captain and had snacks/ drinks for us. The whole process was smooth from booking all the way to the end of the sailing...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Had a blast w my 5 and 8 year old girls.... our guides were knowlegable, kind, and patient! After a short 45m easy paddle kayak to a private beach, we beached the outrigger and spent a solid 90minutes enjoying Nirvana to ourselves. Snorkeling w starfish...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Excellent time fishing and seeing the bird's, good guide for us. Served watermelon and pineappleafter a three hours

Thank Daniel W
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect when I was told that we were going to paddle an outrigger canoe. I ended up enjoying it much more than I expected, thanks to Kayak Jaco.In fact, I had a blast! The guides were very professional and gave...More

Thank MitziMarmot
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

6 of my friends and I booked a paddle boarding tour with Kayak Jacó. Not only were the guides friendly, but suggested places for us to eat and visit while in town. They bought fresh fruit, water and a dry bag. The conditions did not...More

Thank Hannah H
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Leo and Johan were wonderful guides for our outrigger and snorkelling adventure. Five of us, plus our guide Leo, paddled to the next bay for snorkelling, a fresh fruit buffet and even saw some Mackaws. A great team paddle was a great way to spend...More

Thank TheCuthys
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We went in a 4 person outrigger. Kenny and Johan were fantastic guides! They taught us how to row. I don’t know how much we helped but it was great fun anyway. We were on the water to enjoy Costa Rica’s amazing sunset. Went to...More

Thank Rose W
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Kayakjaco, Owner at Kayak Jaco, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

It is always great when mother nature cooperates. Thats one of the reasons why this tour is seasonal. So glad you enjoyed and that Kenny and Yohan did thier jobs so well. They are great guides and are passionate about giving great service to our...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Was such a fun experience. We did stand up paddle boarding and had excellent guides. We were unable to snorkel because of weather conditions but we were able to relax on the beach and look at the tide pools. It was so nice to have...More

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Kayakjaco, Owner at Kayak Jaco, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

We really do have a fantastic crew. And yes, Stand up Paddling is much more physically demanding than our tour in outriggers or kayaks. It is not for everyone, we are happy it was the right choice for you.

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Ivan g
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Kayakjaco | Property representative |
Our capacity on Ashuma is 6, And she is very comfoirtable with 6 persons on board. 7 will sometiomes be accepted with certain conditions
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coreyhemp
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Kevin P | Reviewed this property |
He had plenty of beers for 2 when we went. Plus you could bring extra just in case! Snacks included fresh fruit cheese crackers meats. Hope that helps.
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Stacy S
April 16, 2017|
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Response from Kayakjaco | Property representative |
Hello Stacy S The tour is enjoyable year round. It rains mostly at night in the Jaco area. And June is actually quite dry. Our water clarity( good snorkeling) is dictated by surf size more than rain. We will recommend... More
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