Caño Island Snorkeling Tour

Rate: $145 Adults / $90 kids from 4 to 8 years old / $140 Students
(the identification of the University, College or School must be presented at the Office, with its respective photo, stamp and signature)

Includes

– Entrance Ticket to the protected area
– Bilingual Guide (Spanish-English)
– Snorkeling equipment
– Safety equipment
– Lunch
– Water and fruit
– First aid kit
– Risk and Insurance Policy
– COVID-19 protocols

SKU: CanoIslandFullDay Category:

Description

Caño Island Biological Reserve consists of 320 terrestrial ha and 5,800 marine ha. Its waters have one of the largest and best coral reef formations on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, allowing with its characteristics to be one of the best spots for diving and snorkeling. There are five coral platforms (or low reefs) with extensions ranging from 0.8 to 4.2 hectares. It is an important area for the breeding of species of fish, turtles, stingrays, and white fin sharks.

The island protects very important marine environments, where coral reefs stand out for their size and richness of species. Associated with the reefs, there are a diversity of species of fish, invertebrates, algae and mammals such as dolphins and whales (season from July to November and from January to March). Marine species are present in different environments such as coral reefs, rocky beaches and cliffs where they live with countless fish, starfish, urchins, lobsters and cambutes. These last two species are in danger of extinction.

Highligts

The meeting point is at our office located 350 meters before the main entrance to the Marino Ballena National Park, it is requested for the check-in process to be present to our visitors at 6:45 am • This tour departs by boat from two different places (check the notes below to know about the departure from the Terraba-Sierpe National Wetland) the first starting point is from Punta Uvita located in the Marino Ballena National Park at 7:30 AM and Arrives approximately 1.5 hours at the ranger station of the Isla del Caño Biological Reserve. Our tour guide will provide information on safety and instructions to follow during snorkeling. There will be a snorkeling time of approximately 2.5 hours.• After lunch, the boat begins to return to Uvita beach at 1:00 p.m. and is expected to arrive around 2:30 p.m. During the transit by boat from Playa Uvita to the reserve and vice versa you can observe whales (if it is the season from July to November, also from January to April), dolphins, turtles, seabirds and fantastic views of the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.• Minimum number of people: 6 people (check availability in case of fewer people) 


Time Departure

7:30 a.m.

Departure Point

-Uvita

-Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands

Notes:

The departure by boat through the Terraba-Sierpe National Wetland is at 7:30 am, we offer this option in case of not having a minimum of 6 people to leave the Marino Ballena National Park. The details of the itinerary: arrive at our office at 6:30 am after completing the check-in, a transport of ours takes you to the starting point in Sierpe, making a tour of the Wetlands and then the Pacific Ocean to the Caño Island Biological Reserve Ranger Station.The Térraba-Sierpe Wetland is the habitat of numerous species of birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. This has become a haven for wildlife. Its resident and migratory birds are the most frequent species. The aquatic fauna is made up of fish, mollusks, oysters and crustaceans. Mammals and crustaceans exist in less abundance and variety. Some prominent species include: crocodiles and alligators, blue egret, white ibis, and osprey, among others.After the tour, the same transportation will take you back to our office, you don’t have to worry about driving.

The tour includes

  • Entrance Ticket to the protected area
  • Bilingual Guide (Spanish-English)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Safety equipment
  • Lunch
  • Water and fruit
  • First aid kit
  • Risk and Inssurance Policy
  • COVID-19 protocols

Recommendations

  • Bring sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Extra water
  • Bath suit
  • Sandals
  • Snacks
  • Extra clothe to change it at the end of the tour
  • Towel

 


Prices

  • $145 Adults
  • $90 kids from 4 to 8 years old
  • $140 Students (the identification of the University, College or School must be presented at the Office, with its respective photo, stamp and signature)

***PRIVATE TOUR AVAILABLE***