Mangrove Kayak Tour

Create Amazing Memories Out on a Mangrove Kayak Tour

See the beauty of the mangroves up close on a kayak tour! Join us as we explore mangrove habitats and observe the amazing animals that call this unique ecosystem home. Escape into nature and experience nature at its best with our exciting mangrove kayak tour!
mangrove kayak tour

Activities on this River Kayak Tour

Start Time: 3 hours before high tide

Meeting Point: You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup.

Activities: This tour takes place in shallow waters where numerous kinds of animals can be seen, such as different species of birds, reptiles, and monkeys.

The vegetation on this trip is also very beautiful with many kinds of native mangrove trees and other plants.

This trip does not require any experience. The only requirement for this tour is to be a nature lover and to have an adventurous spirit.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Best season: During summer


What Is Included


Professional guide




Life Jacket


Water & Snacks

Prepare for an Unforgettable Adventure

What to bring:


Bug Repellant



T-shirt & Shorts

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Safe to Kayak in Mangroves?

Yes, kayaking in mangroves is generally safe, and it offers a unique and enriching experience for nature enthusiasts. Mangroves are tranquil ecosystems, characterized by calm waters and intricate root systems, providing an ideal environment for kayaking adventures. However, like any outdoor activity, it’s essential to follow safety guidelines and instructions provided by experienced guides. Our guided mangrove kayak tours prioritize safety and are led by knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the area’s water conditions and wildlife. They will ensure you have the proper equipment and offer guidance on navigating through the mangrove channels. With their expertise, you can fully immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the mangroves while enjoying a safe and unforgettable kayak tour.

Can You Do the Mangrove Kayak Tour at Any Time?

While mangrove kayak tours can be conducted throughout the year, the timing of the tour may be influenced by certain factors. Mangrove ecosystems are affected by tidal patterns, and the best time for a mangrove kayak tour is typically during high tide. High tide allows for better navigation through the mangrove channels, as the water levels are higher, and it allows you to explore deeper into the mangrove forest.

In addition it’s essential to consider the local weather patterns and any potential adverse conditions, such as heavy rainfall or strong winds, that could affect the safety and enjoyment of the tour.

We schedule the excursions at the most suitable times for optimal safety and a rewarding experience. We take into account tidal charts and weather forecasts to ensure you can fully appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the mangrove ecosystem. So, if you’re interested in a mangrove kayak tour, simply check with us for the best available time slots that align with favorable tide and weather conditions.

Why Are Mangroves Important?

Mangroves play a crucial role in coastal ecosystems and offer numerous benefits that make them highly significant:

Biodiversity: Mangroves provide a unique habitat for a diverse range of plant and animal species. They serve as nursery grounds for juvenile marine life, supporting the growth and development of various fish, crustaceans, and birds.

Coastal Protection: The dense root systems of mangroves act as a natural buffer against coastal erosion and storm surges. They help protect coastal communities from the impacts of extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and tsunamis.

Carbon Sequestration: Mangroves are highly efficient at storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, making them essential in combating climate change. They sequester carbon at a rate much higher than other terrestrial ecosystems.

Water Filtration: The mangrove root systems filter and purify water, removing pollutants and excess nutrients before they reach the ocean. This helps maintain water quality and benefits marine life.

Tourism and Recreation: Mangrove ecosystems offer unique opportunities for eco-tourism, such as kayak tours. They provide a chance to appreciate the beauty of these delicate habitats while promoting environmental awareness and conservation efforts.

Fisheries and Livelihoods: Many coastal communities rely on the fish and other resources provided by mangroves for their livelihoods and sustenance.

Preserving mangroves is essential for the well-being of both marine and human communities. 

Our mangrove kayak tours aim to raise awareness about the importance of these ecosystems while providing an eco-friendly and educational experience that fosters a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

Meet Some Satisfied Clients

“Highly recommend this tour for anyone -families, young, old. Its a wonderful way to experience a unique ecosystem that one rarely gets the chance to see, especially in a trocial environment like Costa Rica. We passed through beautiful flora and fauna and all kinds of bird, money, etc. The highlight was when we pulled our boats up on the beach at the mouth of the river and our lovely guide pulled together a snack of fruit and drinks.”

From TripAdvisor

“We had a wonderful morning with Alfredo, our guide, and another couple from Minnesota doing the Mangrove Kayak Tour.

Alfredo is very knowledgable and friendly guide. Loved we were in a small group and we’re able to hear him easily because he was always in close proximity. The river is peaceful and calm in February and this trip would be enjoyable for even first-time kayakers. It was Pura Vida.

“Buy the ticket, take the ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson

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