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About Drifters Kayaking
Drifters Kayaking is located in Nosara, Costa Rica. We offer nature and fishing tours on the Rio Montana and Rio Nosara, located where the river mouth "Boca" meets the ocean. We also offer kayak rentals for the river. We have been in business since 2006 and guarantee fun, safety, and adventure.
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Jessica Z wrote a review Aug 2021
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This was a fantastic experience that felt very genuine and unique to Nosara, owing to Carlos's special connection with both the community and the landscape. As we began our expedition, Carlos filled us in on the friendly local fishing competition going on just up the shore, and had no shortage of stories to share about the precious day-to-day experiences of living and growing up here, right down to the rambunctious river antics of he and his brothers when they were kids! We learned about the precious mangroves and many species that live in the river's ecosystem, side-by-side with the ways it is changing and all of the local and national efforts to protect it. Again, having Carlos's embedded perspective on so many of these community developments felt like a rare privilege, easily chatting it up as he pointed out baby crocodiles and herons as we gently paddled along! It was altogether an incredibly relaxing and mesmerizing experience, complete with fresh coconuts, locally grown watermelon from his brother's organic farm, and personal glamor shot photography from the morning's excursion. = ) As much as we enjoyed our trip around the river, I have to say that it was Carlos's generosity of spirit that most stood out from this experience. He's made himself available for any questions or recommendations or connections we might need related to anything at all during our stay here, and we've had some awesome experiences on account of his suggestions. He is a real enthusiast and hub of his community, and it was a complete joy to get to know him and delve deeper into what makes Nosara so special. Can't recommend this experience enough and keep an eye out for I'm sure many more excellent offerings to come. Thank you Carlos!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Larissa J wrote a review May 2021
San Diego, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow! What a wonderful experience! Carlos was a fantastic guide all around. He brought along fresh watermelons and coconuts for us to enjoy at the half way point which was a refreshing break from the Costa Rican heat. This felt more like a fun paddle boarding excursion with friends rather than a serious tour. But don’t let that fool you, Carlos was still very knowledgeable and informative about the animals, environment, and the country itself. We all had a great time and I would definitely do this again next time I’m in Nosara, perhaps in a kayak to change it up. Can’t recommend this tour and Carlos enough!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Journee J wrote a review May 2021
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What an incredible time paddle boarding through the river!! Carlos was a wonderful guide with so much knowledge on the ecosystem, the animals, and the country! He taught us many things about the turtles, the birds, and the mangroves. Carlos brought watermelon and coconuts for us to enjoy during our break! It was such a beautiful and relaxing adventure with great conversation!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Christi B wrote a review May 2021
San Francisco, California3 contributions
I had an amazing time on my stand-up paddleboard tour with Carlos! He made seeing the river a full experience...telling me about the wildlife...taking photos for me. He took care of everything and made sure I had fun! I can't wait to take another tour with him next time!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Makayla M wrote a review Apr 2021
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We had an INCREDIBLE time kayaking with Carlos. His knowledge of Nosara was entertaining and informative and we had a fantastic time learning all about the river, the turtles, the seasons, and about the country. It was the perfect pace of adventuring and relaxing. He brought fruit from his brother's organic farm which was delicious and the perfect touch. It was very important to us that we could bring our dog, and we appreciate his accommodations to be pet-friendly! We only had to bring a leash. We had an amazing time, our dog had an amazing time, and we would definitely do this again! Carlos has excellent English & Spanish no matter which language you prefer. Thank you for a great time!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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