When visiting Manuel Antonio, discover one of Costa Rica’s most distinctive coastal ecosystems on a boat tour through the Damas Island Estuary. Float through natural tree tunnels and canals lined with mangrove swamps while a naturalist guide points out unique features of the surrounding flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for white-faced monkeys, anteaters, reptiles, and exotic birds that dwell among this peaceful ?floating forest,? and enjoy a delicious lunch back on the mainland.
- Half-day boat tour of the Damas Island Estuary
- Explore a serene mangrove ecosystem near Manuel Antonio
- Glide through natural tunnels and canals
- Observe local wildlife such as monkeys, anteaters, herons, and kingfishers
- Enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch or dinner
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included
What You Can Expect
Transportation is provided and you will be picked up at your hotel and during the 20 minutes? drive, your guide will describe the scenery highlights. This Manuel Antonio tour allows you to navigate through the wonders of the unique Costa Rican mangrove ecosystem. You will float along the calm currents under a verdant forest canopy.
Make sure you keep your eyes wide open so you can spot the uncountable bird species, reptiles, anteaters and white-faced monkeys. While you silently observe this amazing habitat your guide will offer explanations about the flora and fauna found in this incomparable region. The Damas Island boat trip takes you through the natural canals and provides an ideal opportunity to observe many birds such as herons, kingfishers, ospreys and frigates birds.
As you navigate through the brackish waters you can catch glimpses of the island as you pass beneath tunnels made naturally from tree growths, and admire this small sanctuary of nature. Lunch is served after the trip. The Damas Island boat trip does not require previous experience.
A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels)
DVD (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Minimum age is 6 years
If you have not booked a hotel yet, you are required to provide this information to the local operator as soon as possible after your purchase.
You must be ready and wait in your hotel lobby at least 30 minutes prior to pickup time
What to bring:?sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, hat, visor, insect repellent
IMPORTANT: A minimum of 2 passengers per booking is required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
?Schedule and Pricing
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Select Manuel Antonio hotels (Parador, San Bada, Villas Lirio La Mariposa, La Mansion Inn)
Varies, depending on tide. Exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
4 hours (approx.)
Returns to original departure point