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Tamarindo Estuary Boat Safari

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Tamarindo Estuary Boat Safari
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Just outside the crowded beaches of Tamarindo, Las Baulas National Park offers an often-overlooked natural getaway. This tour takes you through the park’s vast network of mangrove forests on a relaxing boat trip. As you float down the river, your guide points out wildlife like howler monkeys, crocodiles, and tropical birds that you might not see on your own.
  • Mangrove tour in Las Baulas National Park from Tamarindo
  • Escape the crowds without having to travel far from Tamarindo
  • Get the chance to see the rich diversity of the mangrove forest with a guide
  • Shade-covered boat is a cool and comfortable way to spend a day
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Bottled water
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Tamarindo/Langosta area
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of Tamarindo & Langosta area, contact us to arrange this for an extra fee

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This activity will end right where it started.We pick up from all Houses, Condos, and Hotels in Tamarindo and Langosta area. If you do not need pick up, you can meet at the Tamarindo Estuary
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable clothes, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Native's Way Costa Rica
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tamarindo Estuary Boat Safari?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tamarindo Estuary Boat Safari?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tamarindo Estuary Boat Safari.
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What is the social distancing policy during Tamarindo Estuary Boat Safari?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Tamarindo Estuary Boat Safari.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tamarindo Estuary Boat Safari?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tamarindo Estuary Boat Safari.

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Reviews

4.5
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star-5
Great tour - exceeded expectations!
Robert_A
, Jul 2022
This tour totally exceeded our expectations! Our guide, William, was excellent with so much knowledge about the estuary and wildlife. The mangrove forest and tunnels were awesome, we saw a crocodile, lots of very cool crabs, howler monkeys, and more. Awesome experience!
star-5
Nice family style tour
leannasarinana
, Jun 2022
We had such a great time on this tour. Our guide was kind and helpful. We got to see various species in the area as well as a beautiful landscape.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Would def recommend this trip and company.
Michelle_C
, Jun 2022
Our guide, the owner, was wonderful. We enjoyed seeing the wildlife and he went out of his way to ensure we saw as much as possible. The monkeys were especially fun to watch and listen to. Cold bottled water and fresh pineapple were a great snack.
star-5
Worth it!
Barbara_H
, Jun 2022
Danny was a great guide. Saw monkeys, a crocodile 🐊, and loved the mangroves. Pineapple 🍍 he served was delicious!
star-5
Perfect nature tour!
Bryce_S
, Jun 2022
My husband and our 2 adult children did this tour and loved it! It was very relaxing and peaceful. Our guide Ivan was knowledgeable and funny. We were very lucky and saw lots of wildlife including a crocodile, various birds, beautiful orange land crabs, iguanas and monkeys.
star-5
Exploring the estuary
Cristiano_C
, May 2022
We have seen a lot of animals (monkeys, crocodiles, a lot of different birds, crabs…), nice guide with a lot of information
star-5
Jungle Tour
Chase_P
, May 2022
Guide found 3 gators, and several monkeys! The fresh pineapple at the end of the trip was a nice touch!
star-3
Boottour with just a few wild animals to watch.
Anke_V
, May 2022
We had a boottour from about 2 hours but saw just 2 crocodiles and some monkeys. After 1 hour we had a little picnic in the boot with water en pine-apple. Our guide told us something about the monkeys en the mangroveforest.
star-5
Relaxing beautiful boat ride to see Costa Rican wildlife
Victoria_R
, May 2022
Our guide was awesome and very knowledgeable. The boat ride down the estuary would have been enough but we also got to see a lot of wildlife! Highly recommend for everyone!
star-4
A relaxing meander
Philip_M
, May 2022
Easy to book the boat trip along estuary. Very relaxing but not a huge amount of wildlife to see, but a interesting guide.
star-5
Definitely do this tour! Ivan was excellent!
Jen_L
, May 2022
Excellent day out with Ivan! Ivan was very knowledgeable with a sense of humor. As animals were spotted he would angle the boat to be sure everyone on both sides got a great view. I did the 11am tour and we saw lots of birds, a few crocodiles, a howler monkey and a raccoon. I also saw a termites nest for the first time ever - it’s huge! Excellent tour, perfect length, would highly recommend!!
star-5
Awesome animals!
Sarah_H
, May 2022
Loved this tour and our tour guide! We saw howler monkeys, crocodiles, tons of birds and crabs. It was really relaxing and super close to the main beach in tamarindo. Also had delicious pineapple. Highly recommend! Thanks for a great time :)
star-5
We did see crocs, very...
Sara_L
, Apr 2022
We did see crocs, very cool. Nice group of people and our tour guide was great even offering pineapple and water to us. Much appreciated.
star-5
Wonderful experience!
Bradley_B
, Apr 2022
Tour guide was excellent at spotting animals and was very knowledgeable. We saw howler monkeys, ibis, parrots, crocodiles, racoon, heron and more!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Enjoy the ride
Percy_H
, Apr 2022
I truly enjoyed this experience although we didn't get to see much. I was prepared for that and as such, I enjoy the wonderful ride through the mangroves. However, we did see lots of birds and baby crocodiles. Ivan our tour guide was knowledgeable and gracious. I would definitely try this again but during the mating season.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Nice relaxing boat ride...
Ana_S
, Apr 2022
Nice relaxing boat ride through the estuary. Learned about the different animals and vegetation. Glad it will be there for future generations to enjoy.
star-5
Great tour
Armand_M
, Apr 2022
Excellent guide , very patient , and informative. Some of the travelers we could have done without with their rudeness. 5 star tour , extremely reasonable
star-5
Awesome tour!!
gabriellebrown347
, Apr 2022
Awesome tour! It was just the right amount of time, too. We saw 2 crocs and howler monkeys along with several types of birds.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Mangrove tour-terrific!!
Sand_R
, Apr 2022
Marvellous relaxing trip on this beautiful and diverse ecosystem!! Saw lots of animals, and our guide was knowledgeful!!
star-4
Knowledgeable friendly guide
Mark_P
, Mar 2022
Good birdwatching, slow enough to really see things, small group. Late to start - for a "730" tour, we didn't start boat trip until about 9, so we saw less than we'd hoped, but still very enjoyable
1 traveler found this review helpful

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