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“One of our best family adventures”

Almaco Diving & Tours
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Owner description: Almaco's private customized boat tours are a great way to experience Costa Rica from the ocean’s point of view. For almost a decade we have been designing dynamic tours for small groups and families who want a little bit of everything while out on the water. We offer snorkeling, sport fishing, scuba diving (and instruction), surf trips (and instruction), standup paddling, wakeboard, waterski, inner tube, subwings, and hydrophones, on our morning and sunset tours, and unforgettable full day beach barbeque tours with delicious gourmet food.
Reviewed June 14, 2012

It was a fantastic day full of adventure with Miguel as our guide and Alex manning the boat. Not even 15 minutes into the trip Miguel spotted a pod of dolphins searching for food. We followed them closely and they even road alongside the boat with us. The kids could not believe what they saw and captured the moment on film. We were treated to a real ocean safari while snorkeling at various reefs. We hiked up to a beautiful vista above a ranger station and were treated to a wonderful home made lunch! The day was truly magical for us all. Miguel was very easy to be with, very knowledgeable and made us feel safe with everything we did. His enthusiasm was catching! We hope to come back again! Need I say more.

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Book Miguel for a private full day and you will never be disappointed. Went scuba diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding and wake boarding. Had an incredible bbq lunch on a secluded beach that included swordfish, lobster and chicken with more than enough food to feed 7 very hungry college boys. Don't miss out on the fresh mango salsa or the delicious chocolate banana bread, there wasn't a crumb left!!! A must activity for everytime you visit.

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Reviewed May 20, 2012

We went were in Guanacaste for our honeymoon and booked a private half day deep sea fishing on the 32 foot mako with Almaco Diving & Tours. We corresponded and booked the trip with them in advance and they were always prompt in answering our questions and requests. The company came by our condo and put directions on the door of where to meet them. That was great, except the directions where to meet were not very clear so double check them:) No worries though we found it! The boat was very nice, with a bathroom! They had food and drinks for us during the trip. The guides were very friendly and seemed very knowledgable in where to look for fish. They gave us the experience of a life time when we caught a 110+ pound sail fish!! The sport fishing was a catch and release which we really respect, but the guide was right there to get the fish in the boat and make sure we got really awesome pictures! It was an exciting experience!

Thank happycouple0427
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Most memorable day on the water ever. Incredible experience. Great team that is eager to please and highly knowledgeable. Sea turtles , Devil Rays, Sardine swirls, tubing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and yes, fishing. The look on my 10 tear-old's face as he pulled up a small tuna was worth the trip alone, and that was in Hour One. If you have the time, book them for a full day with a BBQ on the beach-- absolutely the best. My kids came home happy and exhausted!

The boat is great--outfitted very well and quite comfortable. The staff is top-notch. The scenery is terrific and Mother Nature does not disappoint.

Three words -- "Book it, Dano"

Thank Todd H
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

During a two week visit, we took 2 full one day trips with Miguel and team. Both days were very different and both fantastic. Whatever you want to do in and around the water and beaches can be done on their boats with their equipment. Snorkling, scuba diving, whale watching, picnics, etc. Great lunches on the beach. Ask for the banana bread!!

Thank russ m
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