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Kayak Jaco
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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...more
| Playa Agujas, Quebrada Ganado, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
+506 2643 1233
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Kayaking tour. Good guides very proffessional and the tour duration over 3 hours! This company does also have a Private Trimaran Tour that id great. You can go out for 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 hours. Including drinks and fruit etc

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day with Captain Neil on his catamaran Ashuma. He was very flexible with our group of 6 with very different agendas and was able to make everyone’s happy. We snorkeled, we fished, we relaxed, we swam to a gorgeous beach, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neil was awesome, he took our our family on a sailboat for a few hours. It was just us on the boat which made it all the better. We got the opportunity to snorkel and fish but it was one of my favorite activities we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kayak Jaco arranged for us to have a couple of hours snorkelling with Captain Neil in the bay at Playa Herradura. We went out on the beautiful catamaran, and enjoyed chatting all about life on the water in Costa Rica. Neil was great company. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

I did the kayak tour, I got a private tour from Jason, he pointed out tons of wildlife along the way. Pelicans, macaws, crabs, etc etc. When we reached the beach Jason cut some watermelon and pineapple. We tried to go snorkeling but I was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We did this with a group from OAT. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. We had a group that had some people intheir 80"s and they accommodated them beautifully. We paddled about 20 minutes-30 minutes with insturctions, rests, etc. to a secluded beach where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed September 30, 2018

we were there a few days ago, 13 people for filming what to do in Cost Rica,and believe me you have 100 - So Nill it was the first person we meet at the beach when we arrive at his place he was very helpful,patient...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed July 13, 2018

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!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed July 7, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Questions & Answers
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
January 20, 2018
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Response from G3614ZDkevinp | 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.
Stacy S
April 16, 2017
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