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Bio-Luminescence and Sunset Kayak Tour provided by Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce

Bio-Luminescence and Sunset Kayak Tour

Bio-Luminescence and Sunset Kayak Tour
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Tour snapshot
Watch the sparkling lights of bioluminescent plankton on a night snorkeling trip
Duration:
3h
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    8
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Watch two natural wonders in one evening on a tour that combines a sunset kayaking trip with the chance to snorkel with bioluminescent plankton. The glowing microorganisms light up whenever they are disturbed, creating a vibrant natural light show as you swim through the water. Watching the sparkling lights from within the water is an unmatched experience that you can’t get when observing bioluminescence from a boat.
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
Highlights
  • A kayak provides the ideal vantage point for watching the sunset
  • A small-group tour ensures individual attention from a guide
  • The calm bay offers relaxing paddling and snorkeling ideal for first-timers
What to expect
  • Start and finish spot. In the beginning the safety speech will be given here and at the end there is a chance to shower and wait for transportation. We are located 100 meters away from the beach.
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.
Highlights
  • A kayak provides the ideal vantage point for watching the sunset
  • A small-group tour ensures individual attention from a guide
  • The calm bay offers relaxing paddling and snorkeling ideal for first-timers
What to expect
  • Start and finish spot. In the beginning the safety speech will be given here and at the end there is a chance to shower and wait for transportation. We are located 100 meters away from the beach.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32956P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour (maximun 8 plus guide)
  • Snacks (seasonal fruit)
  • Water to refill your personal recipient
  • Kayak and snorkeling gear
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Tips
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Calle a Gringolandia, C. a Gringolandia, Provincia de Puntarenas, Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair, please advice.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour (maximun 8 plus guide)
  • Snacks (seasonal fruit)
  • Water to refill your personal recipient
  • Kayak and snorkeling gear
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Tips
Departure details
  • Calle a Gringolandia, C. a Gringolandia, Provincia de Puntarenas, Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair, please advice.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Popular mentions

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Esteban A
17 contributions
Nov 2021
The whole tour is pure magic. The sunset, the wildlife, the gulf, the bioluminescence. Roy was our guide and this tour is worth every penny. Aventuras tropicales runs this in a very professional way and we are glad we decided to book tours with them it was spectacular!
Written 17 November 2021
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GiantSquid
Davis, California11 contributions
Jul 2021
We had such a terrific adventure, with the most amazing payout of swimming among galaxies of glowing, sparkling, fantastical bio-luminescence. Swimming in the bio-luminescence felt very much like a subdued version of the whale scene in Life of Pi, except instead of leaping sea creatures and Hollywood magic, it's just you peacefully floating in the milky way.

We were a multi-generational group of women, ages 10 - 50. The clouds really opened up on us while we were kayaking, so we went to shore a little early and ate coconut and pineapple while getting dumped on, which some of us enjoyed more than others ;) To warm up we started wading in the water and as the night became darker the bio-luminescence started to become more and more visible. At one point we got to use snorkel masks which really gave you a truly immersive experience. Alberto, the owner who took us on the tour, was a wonderful tour guide and teacher, and very patient with our group.

It was too wet and dark to get any pictures of the bio-luminescence, but I cannot recommend more strongly that if you are on the fence with this tour, you should absolutely do it. It will be going on my "to do" tour list for future Osa visits.
Written 16 August 2021
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Olga
2 contributions
The tour was great! Despite we got under the rain, it still was relaxing and informative. Alberto (our guide) is skilled, quite and intelligent person. He provided a lot of interesting information in English about nature and wild world of the river. All his equipment is clean and durable. I’m glad we picked exactly this tour on Trip Adviser. Thank you, Alberto for your hospitality and wonderful tour.
One more thing, our son who is almost five years old was with us, and he was absolutely happy. So, don’t be scared, take your kids with you, they will have fun!)
Written 27 July 2021
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m0llym2018
Littleton, CO4 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
This tour was incredible. We had the opportunity to go out with Alberto who runs the company. The sunset was okay, but after the sunset is when the magic happens. We paddled to the most amazing beautiful beach, ate coconut and pineapple and swam in the dark with the bioluminescence. The incredible night was even more amazing because there was quite a bit of lightning off in the distance and we got rained on towards the end. After the tour we had a wonderful dinner in the cafe prepared by Alberto’s family. Highly recommend this laid back, unique adventure.
Written 23 June 2021
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Experience618748
Thunder Bay District, Canada3 contributions
Jan 2020
This tour was a really enjoyable and unexpected delight. Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and personable - we couldn't have asked for better. Sunset kayaking in Golfo Dulce was beautiful; we didn't see any dolphins but we did see turtles, waterbirds and wintering shorebirds. The sunset delivered beautifully, but the absolute highlight was experiencing the bio-luminescence after dark; this was a magical experience, especially the snorkeling. Safety was addressed thoroughly and was never a concern. I can't recommend this experience highly enough.
Written 24 February 2020
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tamit0
Calgary, Canada4 contributions
Feb 2020
This was a magical experience. After an easy paddle in the Golfo Dulce where we saw dolphins, we watched the sunset and then beached the kayaks on a quiet beach. At dark, we donned snorkels and swam with the stars.... The ocean sparkles with bioluminescent plankton. Our guide ,Vanessa, was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and professional. We enjoyed our experience so much with this company, we rented kayaks from them for two more days of independent paddling in the Golfo. A very professional and well run family business. Thank you!
Written 20 February 2020
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Scarlett K
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Friendly knowledgeable guide. Pretty rigorous activity. Don’t really get to see sunset from this dude if bay but nonetheless bioluminescent snorkeling was great
Written 19 January 2020
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Leslie J
Austin, TX1 contribution
Oct 2019
Great experience! Anthony was very knowledgeable about the bioluminescence and the OSA Peninsula. Very cool to see the bioluminescence in the water with each stroke. He also taught me how to open a coconut!
Written 24 October 2019
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AventurasTropicales
Thanks for your review. I will let Anthony know you are really happy with his guiding :)
Written 8 December 2019
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Samantha
3 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I am so glad I went on this tour. Seeing the bio-luminescence and playing in the water was the highlight of my whole trip. It was an awe-inspiring, magical experience that I will never forget. There is something very special about kayaking at night. We left before it was dark and it was interesting to see the gulf in light and dark. My tour guide, Diego, was very knowledgable and friendly. The tour included a stop at the beach and some coconut and pineapple. Ask for Diego!
Written 9 June 2019
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AventurasTropicales
I am so happy to hear that! It is great to know you had a wonderful time at our adventure tour. The bioluminescence is without doubt magical! Diego is awesome but so are all our guides ;)
Written 1 July 2019
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3017traveller1810
Montreal, Canada14 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had an amazing time on the Bio-Luminescence and Sunset Kayak Tour! After a two week trip in Costa Rica with many amazing tours and activities, this one was one of the most memorable. We were lucky enough that it was just the two of us on our tour, and that we got Diego as a guide. Diego was an amazing guide, who was not just incredibly knowledgable about everything ocean-related, but also had a great sense of humour and was so much fun. He clearly really loves what he does, which makes such a difference in a guide. While we didn't see any dolphins, the sunset was beautiful. But the highlight of the trip was, without a doubt, the bioluminescence. It felt like we were swimming among stars in the milky way. It's so hard to describe, but such a magical experience to be swimming in the ocean in complete darkness, and see swirls of flashing lights all around you. Diego's excitement about the magic of the bioluminescence made it even more exciting for us. On the paddle home, the bioluminescence lit up the water all around our kayaks, making for a beautiful end to our amazing tour. The actual kayak part is easy enough for beginners, and the kayaks are comfortable with back rests. Highly recommend this tour!!!
Written 5 March 2019
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Thanks for your lovely comment!! Is so rewarding to know you had a wonderful experience, this is what we want in every adventure. Golfo Dulce is a magical place and we really want the world to know, so it is easier to preserve it. Thanks for helping us do that. Supporting local business you are doing a great deal, thank you for travelling with responsibility and for sharing your experience with others. Pura Vida! Come back any time!
Written 20 May 2019
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Superb outstanding experience
My wife and I found this place while looking for a good coffee shop, but we found something way better! To start, t
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Classic bait and switch - very unhappy
We booked this tour over 6 months in advance. We changed our day a month beforehand. But 4.5 hours before the cance
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Dont book through trip advisor
Dont trust the trip advisor start time..says it starts at 4-4:30 in dry season however we got there at 4 and the to
Travels-with-Claire
Travels-with-Claire
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Amazing!
This tour was arranged for us during our stay at the El Remanso Lodge on the Osa Peninsula. It was a four hour trip
FlorianS876
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Amazing snorkeling surrounded by fish and boat ride surrounded by dolphins
It starts with a boat tour that includes the mangroves and it's flora and fauna and moves on to a great spot to do
Bill K
Bill K
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Sunset kayaking..
Alberto was a great guide. The evening was relaxing and informative, finishing with coconut milk and pineapple on
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Peaceful later afternoon kayaking the mangroves
Take a peaceful guided kayaking tour into the local mangroves, rich with plants and birds. Keep your eyes out for s
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Fantastic mangrove kayak
Our kayak tour of the mangrove forest was amazing, the highlight of our Costa Rica trip! The mangrove forest is a m
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Highlight of our time in Osa
We booked the Mangrove kayak your through Aventuras Tropicales at the recommendation of our Air BNB host. The tour
andreak996
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Amazing experience all around!
We loved the half day mangrove kayak tour. Diego was a fantastic guide, and was great at giving us kayaking tips as
Craig L
Craig L
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Whale/dolphin boat & mangrove kayak tour
Alberto and Alberto were a joy to be with, and they gave us an amazing day! We watched whales breach, then followed
La_Spi614
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Best day in Costa Rica!
By far our groups favorite activity. The guides are extremely nice, knowledgeable, and fun. They prepared an amazin
Diane B
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Kayaking through a primary mangrove forest
We loved our kayaking tour through the primary mangrove forest. Our guide taught us about the difference between t
SARA C
SARA C
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Excellent company and great tours!
We went on both their mangrove tour and their sunset + bioluminescence your later. They provide everything. The g
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Dolphin boat & snorkeling trip: best experience in CR!
We did a dolphin-boat tour and snorkeling trip for 5 hours. We have never seen so many dolphins together (family of
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