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Bio-Luminescence and Sunset Kayak Tour provided by Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce

Bio-Luminescence and Sunset Kayak Tour

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Watch two natural wonders in one evening on a tour that combines a sunset kayaking trip with the chance to snorkel with bioluminescent plankton. The glowing microorganisms light up whenever they are disturbed, creating a vibrant natural light show as you swim through the water. Watching the sparkling lights from within the water is an unmatched experience that you can’t get when observing bioluminescence from a boat.
  • Watch the sparkling lights of bioluminescent plankton on a night snorkeling trip
  • A kayak provides the ideal vantage point for watching the sunset
  • A small-group tour ensures individual attention from a guide
  • The calm bay offers relaxing paddling and snorkeling ideal for first-timers
Important Information
Departure Point
Calle a Gringolandia, Provincia de Puntarenas, Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour (maximun 8 plus guide)
  • Snacks (seasonal fruit)
  • Water to refill your personal recipient
  • Kayak and snorkeling gear
  • Snacks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Tips
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair, please advice.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • 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 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Experience618748 wrote a review Feb 2020
Thunder Bay District, Canada3 contributions
This tour was a really enjoyable and unexpected delight. Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and personable - we couldn't have asked for better. Sunset kayaking in Golfo Dulce was beautiful; we didn't see any dolphins but we did see turtles, waterbirds and wintering
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Date of experience: January 2020
tamit0 wrote a review Feb 2020
Calgary, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a magical experience. After an easy paddle in the Golfo Dulce where we saw dolphins, we watched the sunset and then beached the kayaks on a quiet beach. At dark, we donned snorkels and swam with the stars.... The ocean sparkles with bioluminescent plankton. Our guide
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Date of experience: February 2020
Scarlett K wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Friendly knowledgeable guide. Pretty rigorous activity. Don’t really get to see sunset from this dude if bay but nonetheless bioluminescent snorkeling was great
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Date of experience: January 2020
Leslie J wrote a review Oct 2019
Austin, Texas1 contribution
Great experience! Anthony was very knowledgeable about the bioluminescence and the OSA Peninsula. Very cool to see the bioluminescence in the water with each stroke. He also taught me how to open a coconut!
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from AventurasTropicales, Owner at Bio-Luminescence and Sunset Kayak Tour
Responded 8 Dec 2019
Thanks for your review. I will let Anthony know you are really happy with his guiding :)
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Samantha wrote a review Jun 2019
3 contributions
I am so glad I went on this tour. Seeing the bio-luminescence and playing in the water was the highlight of my whole trip. It was an awe-inspiring, magical experience that I will never forget. There is something very special about kayaking at night. We left before it was dark
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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from AventurasTropicales, Owner at Bio-Luminescence and Sunset Kayak Tour
Responded 1 Jul 2019
I am so happy to hear that! It is great to know you had a wonderful time at our adventure tour. The bioluminescence is without doubt magical! Diego is awesome but so are all our guides ;)
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About the operator

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By: Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce
Classic bait and switch - very unhappy
We booked this tour over 6 months in advance. We changed our day a month beforehand. But 4.5 hours before the cance
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Dont book through trip advisor
Dont trust the trip advisor start time..says it starts at 4-4:30 in dry season however we got there at 4 and the to
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This tour was arranged for us during our stay at the El Remanso Lodge on the Osa Peninsula. It was a four hour trip
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Amazing snorkeling surrounded by fish and boat ride surrounded by dolphins
It starts with a boat tour that includes the mangroves and it's flora and fauna and moves on to a great spot to do
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Bill K
Sunset kayaking..
Alberto was a great guide. The evening was relaxing and informative, finishing with coconut milk and pineapple on
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Peaceful later afternoon kayaking the mangroves
Take a peaceful guided kayaking tour into the local mangroves, rich with plants and birds. Keep your eyes out for s
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Fantastic mangrove kayak
Our kayak tour of the mangrove forest was amazing, the highlight of our Costa Rica trip! The mangrove forest is a m
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Highlight of our time in Osa
We booked the Mangrove kayak your through Aventuras Tropicales at the recommendation of our Air BNB host. The tour
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Amazing experience all around!
We loved the half day mangrove kayak tour. Diego was a fantastic guide, and was great at giving us kayaking tips as
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Craig L
Whale/dolphin boat & mangrove kayak tour
Alberto and Alberto were a joy to be with, and they gave us an amazing day! We watched whales breach, then followed
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Best day in Costa Rica!
By far our groups favorite activity. The guides are extremely nice, knowledgeable, and fun. They prepared an amazin
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Diane B
Kayaking through a primary mangrove forest
We loved our kayaking tour through the primary mangrove forest. Our guide taught us about the difference between t
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Excellent company and great tours!
We went on both their mangrove tour and their sunset + bioluminescence your later. They provide everything. The g
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estelle e
Dolphin boat & snorkeling trip: best experience in CR!
We did a dolphin-boat tour and snorkeling trip for 5 hours. We have never seen so many dolphins together (family of
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Luke H
Tranquil and beautiful kayak tour of a hard-to-reach biome
1. Guide Laura taught us how to open a coconut with merely a hardwood stick on the beach. I tried her method the
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  • Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce, Playa Preciosa
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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