Boat Tour or Fishing Excursion

 For wildlife watching we recommend  a motor boat tour on the Sarapiqui River or the Puerto Viejo River where you will have the opportunity to see a great variety of birds, reptiles, monkeys, iguanas and much more.  If you like fishing we recomend Sarapiquí Fishing, a family-owned recreational fishing business that offers a sustainable form of tourism and catch-and-release fishing practices only. They have a track record of 9 years carrying out the activity in a sustainable way.

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For wildlife watching, we recommend  a motor boat tour on the Sarapiqui River or the Puerto Viejo River where you will have the opportunity to see a great variety of birds, reptiles, monkeys, iguanas and much more. 

The tours are generally two hours long and begin at the public dock in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui.  There are different companies that sell boat tours at the public dock but we recommend Aninga Tours or River Otters, who highlight the importance of the cultural and historical roots of the river and have the most experienced guides who are great at spotting wildlife.. The best time to do the tour is in the morning or the afternoon, avoiding the midday heat. 

Take Note…

  • The boat tour starts at the public dock in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí and lasts typically around 2 hours.
  • The schedule is generally 9am or 2pm but they can be flexible and this tour is easy to book even with short notice
  • By car from Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat, it takes 5 minutes to drive to the public dock in Puerto Viejo and is also easy to get to by public bus. You can catch the bus to Puerto Viejo on the main road every half hour. By taxi it is about $30 round trip
  • It is best to make a reservation since there is no office at the public dock but many different companies will try and sell you a tour and not all of them are equally as good!
  • The price is $35 per person 
  • We can often arrange better prices for bigger groups or families
  • The tour is done in Spanish but a bilingual guide can be hired in advance for an additional price. Please inquire at our reception.
  • They also offer longer tours including a cultural historic tour to Sardinal or Trinidad please at ask reception for availability and prices

Sarapiquí Fishing is a family-owned recreational fishing business that offers a sustainable form of tourism and catch-and-release fishing practices only. They have a track record of 9 years carrying out the activity in a sustainable way.

 

The tours take place on the Sarapiquí River or Puerto Viejo River, both located in the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica. Both rivers are surrounded by beautiful rainforest full of monkeys, birds and other incredible wildlife allowing us to enjoy more than just fishing during the float.

 

You will enjoy the tour from a fully equipped fishing raft with front and rear seats to comfortably accommodate 2 angles. They also offer kayak tours for those who are experienced paddlers and prefer this method.

 

Take note…

  • This activity requires prior reservation, usually 1-2 days in advance.
  • The guides have many years of experience in fishing.
  • This excursion is half day, 4-5 hours. The guides will come to the hotel to pick you up and drop you off.
  • Prices start at $180 per person and include river travel, transportation, fishing equipment, specialized guide, and snacks. Minimum of 2 people with this price, if it is only one person the price is $200.
  • Sunglasses or protective glasses, sunscreen, long pants and long-sleeved shirt, closed-toed shoes, cap or hat are required.

Call: +506-2766-6949 or +506-8842-1171

info@chilamaterainforest.com