Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica is an ideal location for enjoying marine tours. With its both coasts, this country offers plenty of options to enjoy adventures at its many beach destinations. You can go for marine tours and enjoy different types of marine activities such as exploring the marine life and wonderful coral reefs under the sea, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sport fishing and also catamaran tours. During these marine tours you can also get the opportunity to enjoy watching amazing sunset over the ocean and enjoy a heavenly feeling when the ocean breeze will touch your skin. You can spot different species of colorful fish, sea turtles and if you are lucky enough you can even spot whales, dolphins and other abundant ocean life in Costa Rica’s tropical waters. Depending on the towns you visit, you will find different marine tours available including banana boating, sport fishing, jet skiing and similar pursuits. If you are a adventure lover, you can try your skill at windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). Here goes 5 best Marine Tours in Costa Rica:
Catamaran tour is one of the favorite marine tours these leisurely day trips usually depart from the several points of the Pacific. These tours usually combines a few hours of sailing with snorkeling and spectacular sunset views. You can also enjoy private parties, celebrations and personalized tours. In most of the cruises you will also get buffet spread after a long snorkel, and a handful have been dubbed booze cruises. Some cruises are only ideal for the adult crowd.
Another popular marine tour is whale-watching tour. If you go for this tour, you will enjoy a thrilling experience on these tropical waters. In Costa Rica more than a third of the world’s dolphin and whale species are recorded. There are spinner dolphins, orca (killer), whales, short- finned pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, and humpback whales. The Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica is home to the longest humpback-whale season in the world. During more than eight months a year you can spot these marine giants. When you will find a dolphin leaping through your boat’s wake or a whale breeching close enough to send sea spray your way, you will experience a thrilling adventure.
Scuba Diving Tour:
There are some of the most amazing diving spots in the Costa Rican Pacific Coast. This marine tour will allow you to discover a whole new world in the depths of the ocean. During this tour you will experience these places for yourself. You can begin just off the coast of Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste and by taking help from the PADI-certified diver you can enjoy exploring the clear waters of Flamingo en route to the mesmerizing Catalina Islands. Under the sea you can spot different species of colorful fish and variety of sea vegetation.
Snorkeling in Cahuita National Park:
With strong ties to Caribbean culture, Cahuita is a popular expat town and also has a coral reef. On this snorkeling tour you can enjoy be exploring the beauty of Cahuita National Park by snorkeling. With the help of your captain and guide you can reach one of the two different snorkeling locations within Cahuita National Park. Under the water there are 35+ species of coral (including the unique red and black coral of the region), 500+ species of fish, green turtles, lobsters, manta rays, three species of shark and more.
Sport Fishing Tour:
You can go for either a half day tour of 5 hours or a for a full 8 hour day of sport fishing. Just head out into the Pacific Ocean and enjoy an exciting day. Whether you are a beginner or expert, you will like to enjoy hooking some of the ocean’s largest and fiercest fish during this tour. With the help of local captains and a helpful crew you will reach some of the best fishing spots in the area. You can catch a variety of fishes including yellow fin tuna, mahi-mahi, sailfish and marlin. During this tour you might also get opportunity to observe marine birds, turtles, dolphins and whales.