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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Snorkeling Tour

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Safety measures
icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the waters surrounding the Catalina Islands off the coast of Costa Rica during snorkeling sessions on this guided tour from Tamarindo. Learn basic snorkeling and safety procedures before jumping in. Spot dolphins, puffer fish, large schools of snappers, sea turtles, and other marine life. Plus, enjoy tropical fruits onboard the boat in between snorkeling.
  • Experience some of the best snorkeling areas in Costa Rica
  • There’s a chance of spotting whales as they migrate
  • Bring a towel, sunscreen, hat, and jacket
  • Snacks are provided on board the boat
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Snacks and water
Professional guide
Use of Snorkeling equipment

Departure Point

Calle principal en frente a Best Western, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica

Departure Time

6:55 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended to bring a towel, sunscreen, hat, and a jacket
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Maximum age is 80 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tamarindo Diving

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Snorkeling Tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Snorkeling Tour?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Snorkeling Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Snorkeling Tour?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Traveler Tips

  • "If you have young ones, it is not for them, this is ocean snorkeling, not shore snorkeling." See review


15 Reviews
2 stars

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Great trip/value for the experienced
, Apr 2021
As far as snorkeling in Costa Rica goes, this is one of the better trips. If you have young ones, it is not for them, this is ocean snorkeling, not shore snorkeling. Good assortment of fish, good guides, but this is not a booze cruise type Hawaiian snorkel trip, but an actual dive/snorkel boat. A lot of value for the price, a good way to spend half a day, nice ride out, two stops that are fairly different, and a nice cruise back in along the coast. I recommend for those that are comfortable in open water, not beginners.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your nice words. We are so glad you enjoyed the experience and we hope to see you back in the future and who knows? Maybe you would like to take the next step and try scuba diving.... It was a great pleasure for us to introduce you to the marine flora and fauna of the Catalina's Archipelago. Pura Vida!
Good experience
, Mar 2020
David, the owner picked us up right on time in his old, beater, surfer van. We proceeded to his business, where we were fitted with flippers, and others on the trip with diving wetsuits and equipment. Then, we drove to the beach to catch a small boat out to the bigger boat, and took off at top speed over somewhat rough waves. We arrived about 40 minutes later at some picturesque rocky islands. Snorkel master Isabella was great, making sure we all knew how to use the equipment, keeping us together and taking us to the best sights, and generally showing concern regard for our welfare. Rest of crew also great. Only disappointment was that there was not the color and variety of fish, as in the Caribbean where we snorkeled before.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your nice words. We always try our best to ensure safety to our customers and make sure they get the most out of our experience. This archipelago is renowned around the country as one of the best spots for snorkeling and diving. Its main attraction are the big fish, like sharks, manta rays, etc... and of course colored tropical fish. Every day is different though. Currents and wind may affect visibility and the presence of some species. That's nature. We would love to take you again underwater in the future and be able to show you all the marine life at its best. Pura Vida!!!
Great day snorkeling
, Feb 2020
Francesca was awesome as my snorkling guide. There were 3 people snorkling and the rest were diving. Davide picked me up and returned me to my condo but made us feel welcomed prior to the trip.
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Manta Rays!!
, Feb 2020
Fantastic time ! The visability wasn't great but we still saw so much amazing wildlife including 4 Manta Rays!!! We also say spotted Rays, madula days and a shark. It was as good as a dive and our guide, Francheska was sweet, great at pointing out wildlife and ensured our safety at all times. Totally reccomend !
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you so much Crystal. We are very lucky to have such an amazing marine life in our Ocean! Unfortunately, the strong winds of that day affected the visibility, nevertheless, it was possible to spot so many creatures!!! I will let Francesca know about your satisfaction. She is a hard-working person and we are proud to have her as part of our team. Hope to see you soon! Pura Vida!!!
Adventure was very good! Guide...
Greg C
, Jan 2018
Adventure was very good! Guide Toby, Sailer and Captain were all top notch and very helpful. Snorkling spots were good although we did not see any big fish....however, overall a great experience and would do again.
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