Damas Mangroves Kayak Tour

Join our naturalist-guided kayaking tour through the mangrove estuary of Costa Rica’s Damas Island to witness nature’s  extravaganza.

You will be thrilled spotting herons like the boat-billed heron and agile snowy egret, while ospreys, cormorants, pelicans, and parrots abound.

Peacefully paddle the lush labyrinth of streams and channels in these protected tropical wetlands amongst some of the best birding in the country. Our knowledgeable guides paddle with you, sharing fascinating insights into the mangrove ecology and diverse ecosystems that provide critical habitat for these species to thrive. After a half-day of adventure, relax over a delicious Costa Rican lunch at our nearby restaurant.

Spend a few precious hours paddling through the calm streams and channels of Isla Damas with us, immersing yourself in stunning mangrove forests on our half-day kayaking tour.

Our knowledgeable naturalist guides will showcase the protected waterways of the Damas Island Estuary, a birder’s paradise.

As you gently paddle open kayaks through this flooded forest, keep an eye out for the many species of herons who stalk the shallows – like stately great egrets, snowy egrets, and the elusive boat-billed heron who comes out at night. Colorful brown pelicans may glide by in formation, while large cormorants dry their wings after a deep dive for fish. Ospreys call out from high up in dead trees, scanning the water below for unsuspecting prey.

Drift peacefully through this natural wonderland, with only the soft sound of paddles dipping gently across the still waters. The mangroves of Damas Island offer a lush perspective for birding adventures and relaxation alike. Go at your own pace on our kayaking excursion while our expert guides share insights on the ecology suited to your interests.

Afterwards, relax over a classic Costa Rican lunch at our nearby restaurant – pura vida! We hope you leave with the same deep appreciation for these wonders that provide critical habitat for so many species of birds.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to kayak the breathtakingly beautiful mangrove forests of Costa Rica’s stunning Damas Island with us. Reserve your spot today with Manuel Antonio’s premier tour operator, Epic Adventures Costa Rica! Our naturalist guides have unparalleled knowledge of the local ecosystems.

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What's included?

Kayak and gear
Bilingual Certified Naturalist Guides,
Typical Lunch

What to bring?

Casual and comfortable clothes
Shoes for tropical weather
Bug repellent.
(No walking is involved in this tour)

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