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Kayak and Snorkelling trip to Capitan Island; part of Las Baulas National Park
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Kayak and Snorkelling trip to Capitan Island; part of Las Baulas National Park

By Sol Eco Adventures
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Ages 3-80, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Kayaks (double, single and triple) with comfortable back rest and life jackets
  • Dry bags to protect your valuables
What's not included
  • Gratuity


Start:
  • El Chiringuito, 75X4+4M9, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    We'll meet on the beach, directly in-front of El Chiringuito Restaurant
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 215677P1

    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    How much is Kayak and Snorkelling trip to Capitan Island; part of Las Baulas National Park?
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    • You'll start at
      El Chiringuito
      75X4+4M9, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
      We'll meet on the beach, directly in-front of El Chiringuito Restaurant
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      Las Baulas National Marine Park
      Stop: 3 hours
      We’ll meet on Playa Tamarindo, directly in-front of El Chiringuito Restaurant, where rest rooms are available. We’ll cover some important safety information and correct kayaking technique, before paddling approximately 25 minutes across the ocean. Once reaching the island we’ll land on white sands to explore the lava fields and rock formations caused by a volcanic eruption, and different vegetation; including cactuses and Agave. We’ll visit a unique beach where a great variety of shells can be found. Within the vegetation we’ll also observe a variety of wildlife; different crab species and nesting birds. In the clear water tide pools we’ll see sea urchins, brittle star fish, sea cucumbers, trilobites and fish. There are a couple of blow holes and other interesting things. The island is surrounded by clear waters, perfect for snorkling! We’ll stop at a couple of different points to seek out fish and other marine wildlife, before breaking for some refreshing fruit and snacks and heading back by kayak to Tamarindo Beach.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Sol Eco Adventures
      204
      Tamarindo, Costa Rica
      Joined in October 2014
    • Nils7
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Does not disappoint- the turtles are incredible!
      Well worth the time and $50. Free pick up and interesting truck ride thru rural areas for 45 minutes. A short hike thru woods down to a secluded beach. Beautiful sunset and our guide Luis was extremely knowledgeable and personable. We saw 3 large turtles come up out of the water and many tiny babies hatch and return to the water (from other mommas 60 days prior)
      Written 30 March 2024
    • regenw2022
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      turtle nesting
      amazing time!! i have always wanted to see baby sea turtles and i got to see multiple come out of their nest and see the mama turtles come up the beach! luis was an amazing guide who was super knowledgeable about the turtles and cares about them which i appreciate a lot.
      Written 30 March 2024
    • emilycP7212PB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kayak estuary
      Fantastic communication from Tom from start to finish with the tour. We loved his sense of humour and how he did not patronise us with the kayaking! He trusted us. The short hike was a highlight and seeing how invested and interested and knowledge Tom is about his work is infectious! We saw Monkeys and many birds and learnt about trees! Tom also went above and beyond and helped us organise a transfer 😊
      Written 20 March 2024
    • Sylkon
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My experience with Costarican turtles
      Amazing experience, well organized, we saw turtle babies leaving the nest and the adult turtle laying the eggs. It was a fantastic experience. we had small group of 4 people but later other big groups came. Babies leaving the nest and going to the sea are tiny and in the dark not visible so there is a danger they can be damaged by people moving around the beach. It was that sad side of my experience 🙁
      Written 5 March 2024
    • Sherpa259587
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great kayaking tour!
      We had amazing time kayaking the Tamarindo estuary and the mangrove forest. We saw howler monkeys, sleeping bats, and hawks. Luis Ernesto was a great tour guide explaining the flora and fauna of the region. If you want to learn or see more than just the average boat trip will tell or show you, this is the right tour for you!!
      Written 20 February 2024
    • CaptainHook89
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Estuary tour and hike.
      We had a great boat trip up the estuary with a hike in the jungle. Too windy for the kayak trip, so Tom recommended a switch to the boat trip. So many birds, a young crocodile, monkeys and the iguana. Learned so much from Tom and the boat driver. They kept spotting wildlife where we could hardly see anything. Tom led the hike and has a vast knowledge about the plants and animals. Amazing and highly recommend.
      Written 31 January 2024
    • SusanS319
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to learn about the park and be in nature.
      Had a very fun day kayaking and learning about the history, flora and fawns with Luis. He was very knowledgeable and made the excursion interesting. We were very glad to have spent the morning with him.
      Written 23 December 2023
    • AK-travelr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome, intimate adventure!
      We toured with Luis two days: once to kayak into the estuary before sunset, and then to see the nesting sea turtles. Both were outstanding experiences. Off the beaten track to places we never would have ventured alone, with an experienced naturalist (and world traveler) Luis Ernesto. We arrived to the deserted beach just at brilliant sunset and immediately observed a turtle dragging herself up the beach to begin excavating her nest, and then the deeper smaller hole into which the eggs are deposited. Much later, several large groups showed up and we departed, feeling grateful to have witnessed this ancient ritual of survival.
      Written 19 December 2023
    • 816katyr
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great for adults, challenging for young kids
      We got lucky and saw two turtles on our adventure! So cool. However, I would not recommend taking young children unless they are very, very patient. Our kids had a hard time waiting while the guide was looking for turtles. Amazing experience for adults.
      Written 1 December 2023
    • ccWhiteDog
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Recommended tour to see one of natures truely remarkable creatures.
      Luis is a knowledgable, patient and enthusiastic tour leader. He met us at a local spot in Tamarindo and loaded us in his 4X4 and we set off just before sunset on a nice mid-November evening. The whole way there he explained to us the life-cycle of the Green Sea Turtle, patiently answering our questions. At a certain point we turned off the paved road and headed slowly down a rough dirt path (with stream crossings) until we arrived at a secluded beach, about 45-minutes after leaving Tamarindo. Spraying up with bug repelant and equiping ourselves with flashlights, we made our way to the beach. We waited in our small group while Luis went down the beach in search of a Green Turtle. There was no guarantee that we would see one. We had good fortune in that he spotted a big one making her way back to the sea after an unsuccessful attempt at climbing the steep sand dune. We stayed behind her for 10-minutes as she made her way back to the ocean for what Luis described as a rest. She will likely try again at a different time or a different beach. Lots of pictures were taken in the faint red-light of Luis's flashlight (this colour is the only one we are allowed to use for fear of confusing the turtles). We were all delighted to see one -- Luis said that there are tours where they visit several beaches and do not come across one and other tours where they might see 2 or 3. With thunderstorms looming, we decided to head back. In all, a delightful and informative trip. Recommended.
      Written 15 November 2023
    • Z7079DHroyl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unbelievable Turtle Tour
      Our guide Luis was amazing. He went the extra mile for us and didn’t stop until we saw turtles nesting. Because of his perseverance we not only saw one turtle but 7 on our tour and took home a video of one of the turtles laying her eggs. It was amazing and would definitely recommend!!
      Written 28 October 2023
    • shaymD8628TK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trio of a lifetime
      Our guide to as extremely knowledgeable in turtles and nesting. Even though we didn’t see any turtle, the experience we were provided was one of a lifetime. Highly recommend!
      Written 11 September 2023
    • Jet61309689740
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good for kiddos!
      Although my daughter and I didn’t see any turtles, our guide was very helpful and informative. He was also good about letting us know in advance that the turtles were out of season and may not be visible at our location and offered to take us to other spots further away for a better chance at seeing them, just in case. Great experience and we caught an a e some sunset on an isolated beach. Gorgeous!
      Written 11 August 2023
    • Mobile756104
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bumpy ride!
      The guide was the worst driver I have experienced. The turtles were amazing thanks to the second person who met us at the beach. The guide at the last minute presented us a secondary destination due to better nesting. He then refunded us our fee through trip advisor and then charged us double and cash only. He took us two hours though the jungle on the worst roads in Costa Rica and came to skidding stops a dozen different times. We were just happy to make it back safely.
      Written 27 June 2023
    • 4bhish3k17
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful turtle watching experience
      My wife and I went on a turtle watching tour with Luis from Sol Eco adventures. Luis was extremely knowledgeable about sea turtle's nesting patterns and provided us a ton of interesting information on the drive over to Playa Minas, where we were planning to observe turtle hatching and egg laying. Even though we were not situated in Tamarindo, Luis drove out to Playa Conchal to pick us up. We were lucky to see a baby turtle hatch and make it to the ocean that day, before sunset so that we could capture the baby sea turtle's beautiful moment in daylight. Unfortunately, an incoming storm prevented us from seeing any nesting adult sea turtles and forced us to leave the beach early. However, we still felt that seeing that one baby sea turtle's daring escape into the ocean was worth it. Luis was also one of the most interesting tour guides I have met in Costa Rica! He was well traveled and we loved hearing his life stories! We would definitely go on one of Sol Eco's adventures in the future.
      Written 24 June 2023
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    Sebastian
    Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    Luis asked us to arrive early at 8.00 AMand we thought it was to start earlier than planned.. We found out he wanted us to set up the kayaks for all the other participants. In addition he wasn't there on time himself and arrived late. He proposed that we could go without lifevest since he had forgot them.

    During prepping of the kayaks Luis screamed at us when we didn't do exactly like he wanted it.

    The kayaking was dangerous since he sent out a family of 5 by themselves (3 kids) and was far away from the group himself. We kept together with the group and made sure everyone got back to the beach (the family had to take a break at some boats). On the way back Luis guided us (from far) back to the beach close to some rocks. When we got my kayak got onto the beach Luis was not there because he fell in the water himself and his kayak was far down the beach.

    The snorkling was nice, however, he only brought fins for 6 out of 8.

    Luis is very chauvinistic and rude towards kids and women. I have no idea how anyone could have had a níce trip with him.
    Written 22 January 2023
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    Angela G
    Timpson, TX12 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    Do NOT book this. We were confirmed to meet at El Chiringuito for the morning trip, but Luis never showed up. When I called him later he apologized and rebooked us for the next afternoon, but then he messaged back that he had been wrong about when low tide is and needed to book for the following morning. We told him we just wanted to cancel, and he said he would process the refund that night. He did not. Once home, I contacted him again and he said he would get it done "this week" and thanked me for my patience. After 3 more days he still hadn't paid. I had to settle it by filing a dispute through my credit card company.
    Written 28 January 2023
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    Steph R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Family
    This was a great tour! We were fortunate to see baby turtles making it to the ocean and 2 moms making their way to the beach. It was also great to be on the beach in time to see a gorgeous sunset. Make sure you wear good shoes, dark clothes and bring your bug spray. Would do this tour with Tom again!
    Written 25 March 2024
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    GoPlaces694058
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    We had a wonderful time with Tom going to Capitan. The paddling was quite the adventure and the island is beautiful. We snorkeled and took a lovely walk and saw animal life and critters and really enjoyed ourselves. Tom was a pleasure. Thank you for starting our vacation in such a lovely way . Now, when we look out on the island from the beach, we know we’ve been there!
    Written 30 January 2024
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    Leane P
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Solo
    Unfortunately, I wasn’t feeling good because our guide screamed at us before and during the kayaking. Even at children… on the Island, it was ok but the kayak no. If our guide was more polite and would smile more, it could have been fun.
    Written 12 January 2023
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    Claire L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    It was a great time, saw great creatures! Had to paddle hard against the wind but we conquered it! Would go on another trip again!
    Written 21 January 2024
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    Jessie P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    Tom was an excellent guide. I can’t recommend him enough! He was flexible with booking & a very helpful teacher. Incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife of the island
    Written 2 September 2022
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    Razvan M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really fun and interesting experience. Louis is a great tour and a very friendly person. The whole experience was great and it was really exciting to walk around the island, which has a unique look.
    Written 10 June 2022
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    Angela G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Friends
    Tom was an awesome guide! He was so knowledgeable and excited about all the life on Capitan Island and it was infectious! We had such an amazing time. Not to mention he was hysterical! 10/10 would recommend.
    Written 14 May 2022
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    Mark
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022 • Friends
    Awesome trip!! Luis was amazing and the kayaking was a ton of fun, even in the strong winds we managed to make it. Then when on the island he showed us around the whole place and all the weird sea creepy crawlies! Highly recommend
    Written 7 February 2022
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