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“Interesting Trip - Avoid overpaying though”
Review of Islets of Granada

Islets of Granada
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$125.00*
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Private Islet of Granada Day Tour from Managua
Ranked #2 of 76 things to do in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We have the best services to make a tours in the islets, with the best boats.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were keen to do this trip but the cost seemed high. We walked down to the lake from the Central Square and turned right, following the path along the side of the lake. Every 5 minutes or so we were approached by 'tour reps' trying to sell us boat trips through the Islets. We have read then some of these are unlicensed so had no intention of booking through them. Once we had arrived at the pontoons where the official boats depart from we faced another onslaught of tour reps. They are not in the least pushy and unlike other places in the world the chaps do take no for an answer. The price started at $30 each for a 2 hour trip (not sure whether this was a private tour or with others. We thought we'd return the following day as it might be quieter. The chap then offered us a 1 hour trip for $5 each. We accepted. We joined a group and returned 1.5 hours later having seen everything we planned to see. Suggest that if you are on a budget don't book in town but take a walk (or a cab - it's a long walk from the Central Square) and see if you can get a deal.

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Reviewed July 6, 2014

I am fairly active and love lakes and rivers etc, so I couldn't resist kayaking around these 365 islands. I went with a guy called Vladimir Torres, a local 30-something who was delightful. I was a woman alone and felt quite safe. He gave me yellow and green coconuts to try , showed me some tiny bats on a tree branch, went all the way to the howler monkeys island and waited on the shore of an island while I had a swim. We spoke Spanish but I think he speaks some English.

Thank AJGiffords
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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Small lancha (covered boat seating 10-16 people) tour for $25. Tour is about an hour and takes you around the small islands in Lake Nicaragua. These islands are often have vacation homes with pools mostly owned by Nicaraguan elite and a few internationals. Really beautiful with lots of mango trees and volcanic rocks.

Thank Theresaluke
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of the staff at The Bearded Monkey hostel, A great guy called Mauriceo. He runs a boat tour of the islands. His English is very good and he arranged to meet us at the Monkey. Took us by car to the dock, we left all our stuff in the car with a friend of his. (Except the important stuff of course!)
Was brave of us to do that as we are backpacking. But we felt these people are honest, and upon return, there was no problem. Mauriceo is a gentleman and took care of everything.
The boat tours costs depends on how long you want to stay. 1-4 hrs I think. We stay for 2hrs.
They call it the 365 island tour, as their is 365 islands, give or take. Lol. We saw the monkey island, which has 3 monkeys living on it, A fort, the ex-presidents home, some very expensive homes, etc. We stopped at a restaurant island, where we ate fresh fish and drank beer for a while.
It was a lovely guided tour. Recommended.

Thank John T
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

wowww, this is a very nice tour! is amazing to take the boats over the lake, all you can see all you can enjoy it!!

Thank Jeff N
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