Boat Tours & water sports in Drake Bay

THE 10 BEST Boat Tours & Water Sports in Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Boat Tours & Water Sports in Drake Bay

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Sunset Cruises
4 hours
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$95.00
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Adventure Tours
4 hours
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$129.00
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Adventure Tours
3–4 hours
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$89.75
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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  • Kia K
    3 contributions
    The tour was excellent and I highly recommend this tour operator; the guide was very passionate and skilled and, as required for an effective guide, amazing at finding wildlife in the bush and knowledgeable about the creatures we saw. The outfit was professionally and all staff responsive, attentive and friendly. Five stars all the way!
    Written March 26, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • SueP187
    Slovenia12 contributions
    We loved our experience with Divine Dolphin! Sierra helped us understand when the many dolphin were feeding, resting, or playing. They were all around us and we were able to get in the water to hear them too! The weather started to deteriorate so sierra and her captain found a quiet cove for us to have lunch before wrapping up our excursion. We had a great time and loved watching the dolphin all around us!
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • ZenDark30
    Portland, OR2,320 contributions
    Ambassadors for the Osa, Sukia is the model for CR’s ecotourism. David, Andre and their crew of guides have a reverence for conservation that parallels their deep knowledge of species and habitats. Unlike most guides that give you a litany of names, they speak to the symbiosis of micro ecosystems and the environment.

    As seasoned travelers we prefer less touristy experiences thus chose the 6 day adventure package. It began with a night hike where we saw about 20 species including the famed red eyed dart frog and fer de lance viper. A good start to the 100+ recorded species over the 6 days.

    The next two days was kicked off with a 15 mile hike into the Corcovado National Park. The payoff was well worth sliding down vines and watching out for tarantulas. Dinner and rest was at a locally managed lodge with the best hosts. If you can, avoid staying at Sirena station.

    Next up was a hike/swim through a canyon with lots of waterfalls to stay refreshed. While there’s a few places you repel down it’s not a climbing excursion. The perspective of the jungle from the river is unprecedented. Sukia is the only company to offer this experience in Drake Bay.

    The following two days were on and in the water. We were fortunate to witness humpback whales nursing their young before heading north. Snorkeling with sea turtles and schools of Jack fish kept us entertained. On shore the guides cracked coconuts and we sampled fresh bites.

    Our last day we cruised through mangrove forests on the Sierpe River, a world heritage site. There we marveled at the white faced monkeys and their playful antics. The river is teeming with wildlife and birds including crocodiles, sloths, macaws, herons, boas and bats to name a few.

    By the end of our 6 days we had befriended our traveling companions and guides. I remain in awe at how they can see a speck of movement and call out the litter frog camouflaged atop a leaf.

    This is truly a magical place worth preserving. The ministries of environment and tourism need to take notice.
    Written January 25, 2022
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  • Elise R
    3 contributions
    Wow! What a great experience this was :). If you have the time I would definitely recommend to book the 2 days overnight tour Sirena & San Pedrillo!! In Sirena we saw a lot of animals, and a lot of other little tour groups too ;).

    We stayed there for a few hours in the morning before heading to San Pedrillo, where the real adventure begins. In San Pedrillo you walk through primary rainforest that’s over 3000 years old. You can hear that the forest is very alive with all the lovely bird sounds and monkeys howling. Carlos is an amazing, energetic and funny guide that knows how to keep the energy level up from the group. He has some great and interesting stories and he loves sharing his love for the jungle with you! He really added a great value to the trip.

    The accommodation is also great. It’s in the middle of the jungle, close to a river where you can take a dip if you’d like and it accommodates maximum 20 people instead of 80 people at Sirena station. The owners that runs it are lovely and they do serve cold beers & other drinks. Which taste even better after 25 km hiking ;). The second day we went for another great hike and went swimming at an amazing waterfall at the end.

    So thanks Laura, for always quickly replying and helping me out with all the questions I had. And thanks Carlos for the amazing trip!! Enjoy your holidays! See you next time!! Cheers, Elise
    Written April 17, 2022
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  • Sabrina P
    1 contribution
    We did a boat trip on the Sierpe river and then kayaking in the Sierpe mangroves. The company is very responsive by cell and they have been very accommodating. Our guide Denis was very patient and took the time to show us lots of animals: capuchin monkeys and squirrels monkeys, macaws, iguanas, crocodiles and sloths. The landscapes are magnificent. We highly recommend this company!
    Written March 2, 2022
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  • Henri M
    10 contributions
    We did the 2-day overnight in Sirena tour and the snorkeling tour. Both were excellent, I do recommend the overnight to Sirena, don't do just the 1-day tour. our guide was the founder of Sukia and he had all the patience in the world to find everything. We did manage to see everything except pumas.
    Written April 10, 2022
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  • Franzi
    3 contributions
    Best trip of our stay in Costa Rica. Davíd and his team are the most kind and caring people we met. They made this trip very unforgettable and unique. For sure people and a place you will never forget.
    Greetings Franzi and Marlene
    Written April 1, 2022
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  • WandererCR
    6 contributions
    The most epic adventure in the most wild Costa Rica. I have no words to describe it but it is like a explosion of emotions and feelings that will make you feel alive.

    I came with no clue what to expect because my peers planned it for me and told me (on porpoise) nothing about it. It was the most pleasant surprise in my life. Every day was unique, incredible, amazing...
    So, my recommendation is to do it. Just do it. Thanks Andre, Carlos, David, Durika family, Alexa, Marvin and flory. Thank you for this unforgettable memory. I will come back.
    Written March 23, 2021
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  • Ms.amyrose
    3 contributions
    I can say without a doubt that Corcovado is one of the most stunning awe inspiring places in the world made even better with the help of a fantastic, patient, knowledgeable guide. You’re in great hands if you’re lucky enough to have Eddy.

    We saw all 4 kinds of monkeys in Costa Rica, 3 tapirs, a boa constrictor (!!!!), an eyelash viper, toucans, crocodiles, Jesus Christ lizards, coatis and an anteater among countless other species.

    I’m so happy I did the full day tour to the two stations. I researched before and some of the other tours to Corcovado have you only seeing Sirena then leaving the park around 1 or 2 pm to go back. If we would’ve done that we would missed the swim in the waterfall fed swimming hole while the monkeys jumped overhead. Truly magic.
    Written March 9, 2022
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  • Nick H
    London5 contributions
    Absolutely first class service from Nativos Corcovardo. The manager (Emilio) was brilliant. Before we arrived, Emilio took the time to speak with us on WhatsApp and gave us some great advice which ensured our we had an amazing trip. Emilio arranged a 2 day jungle trip which was simply brilliant (as was the guide). Emilio didn't try to sell us anything and even persuaded us not to book a whale watching tour because he didn't believe we'd have much chance of seeing whales due to the season. This was extremely refreshing. Emilio also helped us with transfers and accommodation even though he didn't earn any commission on these activities. If you are looking for an out of this world experience in Drake Bay, I can't recommend this company enough. Keep up the great work!
    Written January 11, 2020
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  • 12051205
    Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
    I specially want thank you for our tour guide David. He is a very knowledgeable tour guide , very nice guy and also very responsible person.
    Amazing experience . highly recommended
    Written March 28, 2022
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