WHALE'S TAIL COMBO TOUR (Kayak & Snorkel)
- OCEAN TOUR Duration: 5 hours door to door
- $75 per person - 2 person minimum
- Tour departure time is based off the LOW tide
- LEVEL - Beginner Kayak/ Intermediate SUP
- Combo Tour: Ocean Kayak/Snorkel/Whale's Tail Exploration/Mangroves/National Park
Spend the day at Marino Ballena National Park and get a taste of the many different ecosystems in the park. We launch out through small waves into the Bay of Uvita. After an ocean paddle out to the reef at the Whale’s Tail, we snorkel there for a while. Our guide will lead you along the reef, showing you some great underwater sea life. After you are done snorkeling, we head over to the Whale's Tail. It is a rock and sand formation that occurs during the low tide only. We then paddle back to the beach and learn how to surf a wave into shore with our kayaks. Then we head into a small but incredible Mangrove estuary. This tour combines it all into one tour (an ocean paddle, snorkeling, walk on the Whale’s Tail, Kayak Wave Surfing, a small Mangrove Estuary, knowledge about the park and its amazing ecosystems!). Your park entrance can be used for the remainder of the day!
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR THIS TOUR: December - May, OR July - mid August. This tour is very much manipulated by the rains and big swells. In May and June, we get the big rain of the beginning of the rainy season, which wash out all the river to the sea, creating cloudy snorkel conditions. It clears up a little in July and August, but then we run the risk of big waves which can create rough kayaking conditions. We can definitely still do this tour at any time of the year, just ask about the conditions before you book the tour!
CHANCE TO SEE: Excellent view of the Pacific Coast in Both directions, Tropical Fish, Octopus, Eels, Conches, Lobsters, Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Frigate Birds, Shore Birds, Toucans, Monkeys, Birds of the mangroves
REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS TOUR: This tour is not recommended for small children (8 or older is best), MUST know how to swim, NO pregnant women, Nobody over 250 lbs.
WHAT TO BRING: Hat, Bathing Suit, Sunscreen, LOTS of Sun Protection like a Long Sleeve Rash Guard, Sandals/Water Shoes, Straps for Rx Glasses, Dramamine, Water Bottle, Towel, and Waterproof Camera.
WHAT'S INCLUDED: Bilingual/Certified Local guides, ICT Certified company, Full Insurance, Use of equipment (including snorkel equipment), use of accessories (dry bags, binoculars, bug spray, sun block, hats, etc), fruit, water, photos, secure parking, park entrance fees.