Monkey Mangrove tour

Jaco, Costa Rica

From USD 73.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Kids and adults alike will enjoy this fun and relaxing cruise through the mangroves of Isla Damas. As well as enjoying views of the biodiverse mangrove forest, keep your eyes open for local wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, various birds, and more. Learn about what you see from your knowledgeable guide and take some great photos.
  • Tour in the comfort of a covered boat
  • An ideal excursion for travelers of all ages
  • This is a half-day tour
  • Get up close to Costa Rica’s wildlife without getting tired on a hike

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Pickup details

    For those staying in Los suenos or Punta leona, Tarcoles areas pick up time is 15 minutes earlier.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
    Operated by Jaco Travel Experts by Odyssey CR

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • 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.

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    31 reviews
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    Fantastic Family Trip
    Brian_B, Mar 2023
    The monkeys were fascinating but it was Diego the knowledgeable guide who made the trip special. Great family trip.
    Stephen_C, Feb 2023
    The journey to the site took over an hour, admittedly not the tour operators fault, but bear in mind when booking. Diego was the guide and was very personable and fluent in English. The tour consisted of a relatively short boat ride in shallow waters while trying to spot sloths and/or monkeys who, unfortunately, chose Valentine's Day to have a day off! Ultimately disappointing and not worth the cost, at least for us.
    A Peek into Another World
    Doug_G, Feb 2023
    Diego was a great guide and pointed out flora and fauna along the river. He's very familiar with the monkeys of the area, even having names for them all! The ride getting there was a little long, but I'm glad I went!
    Great tour!
    Sarah_W, Feb 2023
    Great tour! The heat can be intense and this was a great way to get out in a nice shaded way. Daniel, our guide on the boat was amazing. He was incredibly knowledgeable and spoke great English. We were worried for a bit that we weren’t going to see any monkeys, but the guides on various boats worked their magic with their calls and rounded them up for us!
    A wonderful open air boat tour
    Shelley_T, Feb 2023
    We had hotel pick up and our driver was so kind. The tour guides were amazing, very fun, very knowledgeable and made the learning of the area the focus in a low pressure engaging way. We saw at least 10 monkeys, a snake and many lizards. As they are wild and not guaranteed we were very lucky
    Julian_C, Feb 2023
    The boat ride was relaxing. The guide was very well informed & friendly. Not to many monkeys and saw one sloth (somewhat).
    Glad I did it
    Laura_B, Jan 2023
    A bit pricy for what you received. We saw and feed monkeys. That waa fun. Not much else. I wanted to see more animals
    Monkey Mangrove
    Kevin_P, Jan 2023
    Our guide was very personable and helped us to see a young Boa Constrictor, a few lizards, a heron, a hummingbird, a very hard to see sloth, and a few monkeys. We were expecting a bit more. In the end, we only got to see a few monkeys. The mangroves were very cool to see, but this lacked a bit in delivery when paying a few hundred dollars for the tour. The guides were trying very hard to show us everything they could, but nature was not playing along.
    Amazing experience!! This...
    Sandra_W, Dec 2022
    Amazing experience!! This is a “must do” in Jaco! Beautiful surroundings, great guides, fabulous hospitality and adorable monkeys!
    The experience was really...
    Ruthie_R, Dec 2022
    The experience was really beautiful. There was so much to see and hear. Our guide was so kind and really went above and beyond!!!
    Lousy communication. Great tour
    Skip_W, Dec 2022
    The actual tour is great…. We saw lots of monkeys communication about the transportation is very poor
    Exceptional in every way!
    Erica_J, Nov 2022
    The tour guide was INCREDIBLE! He was SO knowledgeable and truly passionate about educating the public about the different animals and the environment. Highly recommend this experience! 10/10
    One of the best tours in Costa Rico
    Nicole_T, Oct 2022
    Omg this was the best tour we went on ! I definitely recommend doing this tour over many of the other ones EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE
    Don’t skip this!
    Caroline_M, Aug 2022
    This tour was incredible! We got to see animals up close! Our guide Diego, was phenomenal and mentioned he had been studying the monkeys for years and had so much information! Please tour with him! This tour was a highlight of our trip in Costa Rica! I would recommend this tour to everyone!
    Great tour. Must do when in Costa Rica
    Lance_C, June 2022
    Excellent tour. Monkeys, birds, iguanas and sloths. The tour guides are amazing and very friendly and funny.
    Experience monkeys closeup
    Josh_W, Mar 2022
    Chilling with monkeys is pretty awesome but definitely wish the river was longer for potential of more diverse wildlife.
    An all around great experience!
    Tiera_P, Dec 2021
    This was the perfect experience from hotel pick up to drop off. The transportation was top notch, the waiting area and gift shop was adorable. My daughter had a ball playing with all 12 of the friendly dogs on site. The tour itself was relaxing, educational and a must do! Our tour guide was easy too understand and was full of insight! The highlight was definitely the monkeys, they were amazing. I say if you are in the area you should definitely try this tour!
    Great wildlife tour
    Darron_M, Aug 2021
    Great trip in covered boat. We were a party of 5 with total in boat of about 13 people. Saw plenty monkeys up close , 2 sloths and close up with crocodile. And many crabs . Great price and great experience. Great guide. Good price . Would highly recommend.
    Great ride!!!
    Tracy_M, July 2021
    Seeing the monkeys! The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and knew how to get the monkeys to come close!
    Allen_C, July 2021
    Great job by our guide and pilot. A great memorable experience was had by all. Would highly recommend.