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“A must see experience if you are visiting Playa Flamingo !”
Review of Manta Ray Sailing

Manta Ray Sailing
Ranked #6 of 45 Tours in Playa Flamingo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A full-service yacht charter and sailing tour, we cater to small groups and families to provide an intimate and all-inclusive experience of Guanacaste's coastline. Seeing wildlife can never be guaranteed, but we often see dolphins, sea turtles, jumping manta rays and depending on season and luck, humpback whales! Depending on weather, we select the best spot for snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and exploring secluded coastline. An experienced guide will lead you through the waters to discover species of fish, sting rays, starfish and various marine life. While you're in the water, we're in the kitchen! We serve a delicious meal complete with snacks, fresh cut fruit, Matteo's fresh and famous guacamole, and refreshing drinks including water, juices, sodas, beer, wine, local spirits and Prosecco.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 13, 2017

We visited from nearby Playa Tamarindo to see another beach and experience more of Costa Rica. I was visiting with my family of five and wanted a smaller boat with smaller visitors that wasn't just for partying. We chose the morning cruise trip which turned out well given the rainy season. Captain Matteo's crew, Rene and Fernanda were great hosts. If you choose to snorkel make sure you follow Rene, he knows what to look for. A great lunch and plentiful rum punches are added benefits to this amazing sail. My family has sailed in Tahiti, Bahamas, and Hawaii and this ranks up there as one of our more memorable vacation experiences.

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my daytime tour with Captain Matteo and crew. They were incredibly hospitable, knowledgeable, played great music, cooked good food, and took us to a great location for snorkeling/kayaking. This tour has been my favorite experience in Costa Rica, and I highly encourage others to book with Manta Ray!

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

Captain Matteo, Rene and Fernanda were super accommodating and provided an excellent voyage: we cruised to a snorkeling location, the booze flowed freely, a pod of dolphins joined us briefly, and we sailed off into an incredible sunset. There were nine travelers (four Italians, an El Salvadoran and two other Americans) on the boat, which is about as many as you want in order to maintain a high level of comfort on the Manta Ray. Rene guided the snorkel, taking us to close-up encounters with puffer fish, starfish, anemones, etc. The visibility was decent, but we've snorkled the Ningaloo Reef, Lady Elliot Island and Bora Bora, so for us it was more about getting some good water time. Lunch was burgers, fresh fruit, guacamole and...more beverages. Picturesque trip. Incredibly awesome captain and crew.

Thank Seagahr
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing day with Matteo, Rene, and Jeff. Left the marina, sunshine, snorkeling, nice lunch, beverages, beautiful sunset. Matteo and his team were so knowledgeable and so much fun. This is a day we will never forget. Thank you so much!!!

Thank Lonni S
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

On 4/18/2017, seven of us, including 2 children, booked the Manta Ray for a 4 hr sunset excursion on a picture perfect sunny day. The staff of Manta Ray Captain Matteo, Rene and Jeffery could not have been better hosts. We sailed for about an hour, watching Manta Ray leap from of the water, Dolphins swimming in groups, as we sailed to a beach east of Portrero to snorkel under the guide of Rene. Meanwhile, Mateo and Jeffery prepared us a wonderful authentic meal. The underwater life attracted to the coral was magnificent. Beer, rum punch, water, and other beverages were readily available. The music selection on the whole trip seemed as if it was planned just for us. The 4 hour sail ended with a sunset that will remain in our memory for a lifetime. My wife, mother-in-law and sister-in-law all had tears of joy running down their face.

We arrived back at the dock, salty, well-fed, and with a bit too much sun for some. We thanked Matteo and the staff for making my trip well worth the day at sea. This is a MUST!

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