Outrigger Canoe and Snorkeling Tour

Optional Excursions Arranged by Macaw Lodge

Description: This half-day outrigger canoe tour is unique to Costa Rica. Pioneering the use of outrigger canoes (Hawaiian style canoes), we provide a fun way to take groups on the ocean.

The outriggers are a great equalizer of abilities. The steersperson in the canoe takes care of controlling your direction and all outriggers reach the most beautiful beaches around at the same time. The canoes are more efficient than kayaks, and paddling is a little easier. You will glide past spectacular cliffs covered with frigate birds and pelicans. Your guide will point out interesting landmarks.

We snorkel (when conditions permit) from the beach so there are many other options if someone in the group is into monkey and bird watching or beachcombing. No experience is necessary to enjoy this tour to the fullest.

Departures: Half-day tour departing from the paddling center in Playa Agujas at 8.10 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. Reservations required.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours, 4 with transport from Jaco.

Tour cost based number of people. Quote provided on request.

Transportation: Available from Jaco and surrounding areas at an additional cost. Also available from Macaw Lodge, cost based on number of people. Please ask at reception.

Details: Great guides, all necessary equipment, bottled water, fresh fruit buffet on the beach, showers and changing rooms after the tour along with a cold drink are provided. Perfect for active independent travelers and families, and small groups up to 16 paddlers.

Recommendations: Bring hat, sun screen, water shoes, bathing suit, change of clothes and a towel for after. Dry bags available.

This tour is perfect for larger groups, up to 40 paddlers, families with small kids or older adults, and for high school, university and corporate activities. There’s also a multi-sport tour option. We can operate the tour with a minimum of 4 persons.

Recommendations: Bring hat, sun screen, water shoes, bathing suit, change of clothes and a towel for after. Dry bags are available.