Boat Tours & water sports in San Jose

THE 10 BEST Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Jose, Costa Rica

Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Jose

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$145.00
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8–12 hours
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$140.00
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What travelers are saying

  • Wendy
    2 contributions
    Arturo was very informative and a lot of fun - the coffee stop and the hot springs were great. The views from the top of the terrace at the hot springs were cool
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Ester C
    1 contribution
    Family trips are the best, and we were recommended to visit Costa Rica Tortuguero, the landscapes are beautiful, with many animals of all species, the guides are super attentive and it is very safe, it is a little hot the place but with good hydration is overcome, in my opinion I recommend this trip for the family.
    Written July 7, 2022
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  • Julie N
    3 contributions
    The drive from San Jose to Puntarenas then the boat ride to Isla Tortuga was absolutely smooth. It was planned perfectly with enough time to soak up all the sunshine then leave when there was a storm in the late afternoon. Yosef was entertaining and checked in with everyone. The shuttle driver and crew that helped get us on and off the boat were all so impressive. I wish I brought cash to tip them all but I failed them, I hope my words will make the same impact. Truly such wonderful people filled with good company. I would do this tour again when I come back to Costa Rica! Thank you Yosef & entire crew!
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • ChristopherDillon
    Hong Kong, China53 contributions
    Rigo's enthusiasm for Costa Rica's wildlife is only surpassed by his knowledge. We learned a lot, and look forward to another tour with Rigo on our next visit to Costa Rica. Recommended!
    Written August 5, 2022
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  • Cynthia Z
    4 contributions
    Our experience was awesome. Ronny was our guide and he was both incredibly informed AND enormously entertaining! He really bonded our group quickly. We toured with a nice couple from Belgium and a mother and her 2 kids from Mexico City. Our group was so much fun, it was a little sad saying goodbye to everyone. One thing I'd remind everyone is to bring mosquito repellent. AND ASK FOR RONNY IF POSSIBLE.
    Written August 5, 2022
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  • Sarahx6385xs
    Boston, MA8 contributions
    This tour was a great way to see sights outside the city. We didn't actually get to go inside the Santiago ruins, since it hadn't opened yet, but we did get to see the outside of it. I would have liked to actually go in, however, since this was advertised. The volcano was very cool, and we got some clearing of the fog so we could see the lake. The breakfast and lunch was also very delicious. On the river tour we did see monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, birds. We never saw the snake and frog collection at the private reserve. At the private reserve, we also ended up joining with another tourist who we shared the river tour with. However, we would have had to wait for her until she finished ziplining. Luckily, we also wanted to zipline, which was fun. But if we hadn't wanted to, we would have waited probably an hour for her to finish before leaving. It would have been nice to know about this beforehand. The overall tour was fun, and a nice way to see part of the country. It was about 3 hours of driving though. Overall I think it was worth the price and time.
    Written December 22, 2019
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  • David K
    Santa Monica, CA14 contributions
    A day before I was supposed to go on this tour, I called to confirm. I was put on hold for ten (expensive) minutes, then disconnected. I called back, and after ten more minutes on hold (seriously -- are they a multinational corporation? It's a tour company!) I was told that they didn't have the required number of customers. I was left with an expensive phone bill, and a day I had to scramble to fill. The onus should always be on the company, not the customer, in instances like these; this company was notably worse than any other one I did business with during my time in Costa Rica, all of whom were incredibly professional.
    Written March 10, 2022
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  • Traveler827810
    1 contribution
    Professional guide. Made sure everything runs smoothly. Guide was on time picking us up. Guide informative and knowledgeable about the location.
    Written July 7, 2022
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  • Trail595321
    Albuquerque, NM12 contributions
    I booked this trip and they told me at the last minute it was cancelled because not enough people booked. Which gave me no time to book with another company. They offered another trip which I took. It was not that interesting for me. We also got back two hours late due to one of the passengers getting lost for an hour. Overall it was impersonal and fairly interesting.
    Written November 13, 2019
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  • Deborah S
    Pekin, IL21 contributions
    Had great tour guides and a wonderful day. Our group of three enjoyed it completely. Nice lunch and "off the beaten path".
    Written July 17, 2019
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