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Reviewed September 3, 2019

We had a wonderful day trip to Cano Island to enjoy the snorkelling, lots of colourful fish, with bonus whale sightings on the way.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AngelaC7776
Reviewed August 21, 2019

Cano Island is your stopping point before/after dives and snorkels. There is a lovely lookout point up a small trail. There are some nice birds on the island.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jenweyler
Reviewed August 16, 2019

Fantastic fish, sharks, turtles, giant shoals of beautiful fish. The snorkelling is only allowed for guided parties, and you have to use a flotation device / buoyancy aid which is provided by the tour operators. There is quite a lot of swell and the buoyancy...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Cool diving site with whales nearby. We saw turtles, large fish and sea snakes. Bumpy boat ride if the sea is not calm.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Took a snorkeling tour to Cano Island in a group of 7 (4 adults, 2 x 9 year olds and a 12 year old). We were lucky and saw approx 8 - 10 whales including a mother and a calf that was breaching. Apparently this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank ptrigg68
Reviewed August 8, 2019

We started early in the morning at 7 by boat. Saw first delfines and whales after 45 minutes. Then went for 1 hour great snorkeling (rays, turtles, parrot fish, small shark). Afterwards 45 minutes break on the island followed by another hour of great snorkeling....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Stephan M
Reviewed August 6, 2019

In all fairness, July is the rainy season so you must be prepared to encounter rough seas (waves 2m high) and murky waters especially after a massive thunderstorm the previous night. That said, the guides looked very well after us, always making sure that the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GwenAndKirsty
Reviewed July 9, 2019

While Cano Island doesn't have the variety of birds and mammals that Corcovado does, the highlight is the marine ecology! We saw thousands of fish, a white tipped reef shark, and 2 different species of turtle! Our first snorkel had crystal clear water, however it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Calonmawr
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

We had a great time snorkeling at Cano Island. It was pretty crowded the day we were there but we still had plenty to space. We saw many fish including a sea turtle.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank tiffanyu75
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

The snorkeling in Cano Island was great😀😀😀 we went to two spots there and saw a lot of beautyfull fish and coral reef

Date of experience: July 2019
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Kharin G
February 12, 2019|
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Response from jenniea493 | Reviewed this property |
We booked ours through pirate cove / cano divers, they picked us up from where we were staying by boat so I think they will collect you from anywhere
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December 20, 2018|
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They are local people when you go to the village, just at he beginig of the little hill in front of the port on your right.the company have a terrace bar on the top.
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Alandra D
February 28, 2017|
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Response from TerryN125 | Reviewed this property |
We went in the wet/green season (August) and never had the rain stop us from doing anything we wanted. It always rained late in the day. The best strategy is to get up early when it is cooler. (The early sunrise and... More
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