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Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling to Chora Island provided by Book with Maria

Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling to Chora Island

Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling to Chora Island
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The starting point for this adventure is south of Sámara beach, a place known for its low swell, after approximately 25 minutes paddling through the calm waters and enjoying the scenery leaving the coast behind, we will arrive at Chora Island, you can rest while observe iguanas, raccoons, crabs which are common in this place. The guide will give you the indications to start exploring the surroundings of this natural sanctuary safely, snorkeling in this place offers surprises every day; You will see different types of fish such as puffer fish, rainbow fish, and if you have good luck you can observe turtles. Before returning you can enjoy snacks usually made up of delicious tropical fruits, water and juices. Some tour operators include a beer at the end.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • From Samara beach to Chora Island The guide will give you the indications to start exploring the surroundings of this natural sanctuary safely, snorkeling in this place offers surprises every day; You will see different types of fish such as puffer fish, rainbow fish, and if you have good luck you can observe turtles. Before returning you can enjoy snacks usually made up of delicious tropical fruits, water and juices. Some tour operators include a beer at the end.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • From Samara beach to Chora Island The guide will give you the indications to start exploring the surroundings of this natural sanctuary safely, snorkeling in this place offers surprises every day; You will see different types of fish such as puffer fish, rainbow fish, and if you have good luck you can observe turtles. Before returning you can enjoy snacks usually made up of delicious tropical fruits, water and juices. Some tour operators include a beer at the end.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 116992P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Water and Fruits
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Water and Fruits
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Popular mentions

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Mel N
1 contribution
Our guide, Luis, was excellent. Not only did we visit Chora island (our main objective) but we kayaked into the nearby reef where the snorkelling was brilliant 1000’s of fish, including puffer fish, eels. If you are in the area track down Luis Ramirez of Tico Experience 👍👍
Written 25 November 2021
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Banning S
4 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
This trip was great! Very family friendly. We saw lots of colorful fish. The kayaking was fun. Our guide made sure everything was very safe. We enjoyed it very much.
Written 23 November 2021
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Yrene H
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide Alfredo was extremely nice and patient as we snorkeled for nearly two hours! He had fresh fruit and water for us which was absolutely delicious, and throwing it to the crabs and iguanas afterwards was one of the coolest things I’ve seen! Highly recommend!
Written 23 August 2021
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Lizzi G
Martinez, CA11 contributions
Feb 2020
We enjoyed our snorkeling and kayaking trip very much. The crew was great. Very friendly and helpful. Kayaking to the island was fun. Unfortunately we went on a pretty windy day and visibility for snorkeling wasn’t great. Even so, we’d go again with John, Steve and the rest of the crew in a heartbeat.
Written 22 February 2020
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Sharma S
Portland, OR4 contributions
Jan 2020
Originally booked for morning, but they needed to reschedule due to the tides. This ended up working out beautifully as I got to see the sunset. Jon was great explaining how to kayak, and the snorkeling was fantastic. Highly recommend, and price was fantastic.
Written 20 January 2020
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Blue Zone C
Hola Sharma! Thanks for buying local, Jon and I really apreciated. Hope to see you soon for more adventures! Maria
Written 21 January 2020
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NicoleJeanMartz
Mississippi Gulf Coast, MS3 contributions
Dec 2019
We booked this trip online and instantly began receiving communication from the tour operator of Blue Zone CR. I was immediately impressed. Having never been to Costa Rica before, I was nervous about how things would pan out and if it would be what the pictures online showed or what I imagined. It was that and more. We were communicated to in advance and even the morning of to ensure we were able to find our way to the meeting location. We parked in the central area and arrived about an hour early so we were able to explore. Had lunch on the beach before our adventure. We were informed who our Tour guide was going to be and everyone was so nice! We met Stephen, our guide and embarked on the small drive to the location of the beach where the kayaks were. There were a few other larger tour groups happening too but we lucked upon essentially a private tour. We first received a safety review and then got in the kayaks to paddle to the island. it was such a beautiful day. after arriving on the island we got to explore before learning more about the island. Stephen, our guide, was so knowledgeable and friendly. He was helping out the other tours as well. We then went snorkeling for a little and he showed us all of the different fish and reefs around. After snorkeling we were treated to a delicious snack of a fresh pineapple and water/juice. Then we were able to explore some more before kayaking back to the island AT SUNSET! It was the perfect time for a tour.
Everything was so wonderful and we can't wait to go back!
Written 11 January 2020
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Orlando Gonzalez
9 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
My family and I had a great time during a kayak tour and snorkeling adventure to Chora Island. It takes about 25 minutes to kayak to the island from Samara (it depends on departing location, ocean conditions, and abilities of the members of your group).

Since the moment I went into the office and met Maria Salazar until we got dropped off at our rental location after the trip, the experience was top notch.

Javier Armijo (our awesome tour guide) is a local, and he specializes in small groups tours. He speaks fluent English, has traveled to several countries, and he is very knowledgeable of the ocean, weather, kayaking, geography, and the geology of the area.

We are back home now, but we made two good friends and had an excellent time.

Do yourself a favor and stay away from dishonest people who offer "discounted" tours. Go with the Blue Zone CR Visitor Center Pros! I highly recommend their services.
Written 2 August 2019
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Samantha L
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
We had such a great time Kayaking and Snorkeling. Both of us haven’t done it since we were kids. Steven Sosa was our tour guide who picked us up from our AirBnB, drove us on the beach to our Kayaks (One of the perks for going with a local business). Prior to our activity I saw the island that we ended up Kayaking to, so I was glad to find out it was Isla Chora. Steven was great at instructing us and we felt very safe paddling to the island. He offered us a waterproof bags to put our valuables in, water/juice, gave us time to check out the beach portion of the island (we saw many tiny crawling crabs) and then we snorkeled. They had a team of people who watched after us while snorkeling and even showed us some amazing fish we could touch including a starfish that I was able to hold in my hand.
We had such a great experience! If you are in the Samara area, I highly recommend their service.
Written 29 April 2019
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Hola Hola! wow! your review is amazing! We really appreciated! Part of our goals is to support local costarican business as much as posible and is great to hear clients are getting the best of their services!Hope you come back soon for more adventures with us! Pura Vida!
Written 18 June 2019
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