Pineapple Tours has been offering KAYAK and STAND UP PADDLE BOARD (SUP) Tours since 2006. We offer tours of all levels and abilities to the Hatillo Mangroves, the Rio Baru, Whales Tail (Snorkel) at Marino Ballena National Park and Ventanas Caves (Kayak Only), as well as other destinations. We are proud to be certified by the ICT (Institute of Costa Rica Tourism), are a fully Insured Company and we work with Costa Rican, Local, Bilingual, Certified and Experienced Guides who are passionate about their job!
OUR FLEET CONSISTS OF: 15 single kayaks, 3 double kayaks and 10 Stand Up Paddle Boards
You might be wondering how we got the name PINEAPPLE! From 2006 - 2013, we were based out of Pineapple Surf Shop, the original surf shop in Playa Dominical. In 2013, the surf shop closed, but we kept doing tours and proudly kept the name PINEAPPLE.
PINEAPPLE: A symbol of Welcome/Warmth/Friendship. It signifies Hospitality and creates lasting connections.
The Pineapple tours team
Owners: Nego and Rachel opened up Pineapple Tours in early 2006. Nego (Manuel Mora) was born and raised in Dominical, Costa Rica. Rachel grew up in the suburbs of New York City. They met in 2001 in Montauk, NY and moved to NYC shortly after. After living the city life in Manhattan for 4 years, Nego convinced Rachel to move to Costa Rica (late 2005). Pineapple Tours started as the two of them with only 4 kayaks. They now have many amazing employees and the capacity to take up to 21 people in kayak and 10 people in SUP!
Head Guide/Manager: Deyner Arias (“Japo”)
Our Right Hand Man, from Uvita. He does all the “behind the scenes” work. Set up and break down of a tour, security for cars during the tour, cleaning the launch site, preparing the fruit, and also doing extra jobs for us all the time. An extremely hard worker who is a valuable asset to Pineapple Tours. (Spanish and English)
We work with various Costa Rican, Freelance, Certified, and Bilingual Guides who are knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.
- Victor Driver (Spanish and English)
- Felix Barquero (Spanish, English and French)
- Jose Alfredo Mora Marin (Spanish and English)
- Roberto Barrantes (Spanish and English)
- David Godinez (Spanish and English)