Caño Island Biological Reserve
Full Day snorkeling Tour
This is an expedition to the second best spot for undersea water life lovers in Costa Rica. Unique in its kind Caño Island offers to visitors an amazing symphony of colorful coral reef and fish. Manta rays and White tip sharks are species commonly sighted plus dolphins and whales during the season.
At 8:00, we’ll take the boat (45 minutes) down the Sierpe River passing through the largest conservation area of mangrove swamps in Central America, which is considered as RAMSAR site (one of the most important habitats in the world). While enjoying your boat trip, be sure to keep your eyes open to see the crocodiles, snakes, monkeys, and the water birds, these animals are frequently sighted throughout the area.
After the river mouth, we’ll continue on the sea through the breathtaking beauty of Drake’s Bay on our journey to Caño Island Biological Reserve. Once we reach our destination, we’ll take a plunge under water into what is considered as the second best spot for diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica. Caño Island is inhabited by playful dolphins and whales (subject to season), spectacular schools of coral reef fish, manta rays, and white tip sharks.
After a morning of snorkeling, we’ll set up the tables and enjoy a picnic lunch at the beach. We’ll then have time to take a hike inside the Island trails, to see the Archeological Sites, or do some more snorkeling.
Leaving the island around 2:00, we’ll make our way back to Sierpe around 4:00, where you’ll have time to enjoy a cold drink, change clothes, or just discuss with your partners which part of the adventure you liked better.
- Sun Block.
- Long sleeves t-shirt
- Swimming suits.
- Water camera
- Sun glasses
- Sea sick medication (like Dramamine) if you are sensitive to boat trips.