La Fortuna

Wildlife Safari Float by Inflatable Raft in Peñas Blancas River

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Half Day Rafting in Penas Blancas River from La Fortuna

From USD 65.54

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Travel along the Peñas Blancas River on this relaxed rafting tour. Along the way, spot a variety of flora and fauna such as sloths and monkeys in the surrounding forest that's located in the northern region of Costa Rica. Plus, visit a local farm where you’ll be able to learn about farming practices and enjoy a snack.
  • Spot local wildlife while floating down the river
  • This outdoor activity is ideal for families; special children's rate offered
  • Morning and afternoon departure times are available
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels located between La Fortuna and Hotel Tabacón

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Driver
  • Local guide
  • Hotel Pickup and drop off from hotels location between La Fortuna and Hotel Tabacón on Route 142 (any other hotel location will be an additional charge)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (outside of designated location)
  • Bottled water

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Pick Up time will depend on the Hotel location. If your Hotel is not listed, please contact us!

What To Expect

Canoa Aventura (Pass By)

Boca Arenal

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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.

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145 reviews
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Great for all ages!
JaclynGrande, Aug 2023
Our tour guide Graven was awesome! He was super passionate and knowledgeable about the land, animals, and agriculture that makes Costa Rica so beautiful. It really makes you appreciate nature!
Fantasy afternoon trip
Michael_M, July 2023
All the guides were very friendly and informative. They went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a great time. You could tell they really enjoyed their work.
Amazing tour!!!
JUSTIN_G, July 2023
One of the best tours we had the opportunity to do! Bryan was THE BEST guide ever!!! The nicest, friendliest, most knowledgeable guide you could ever ask for!! So thankful we had the chance to meet Bryan and do this tour. We saw 3 crocodiles and tons of wildlife. Very cool!!!
Fun time in the Peñas Blancas River
mhzuniga, June 2023
We were with our young granddaughters (8-9) and they were so happy. The river was calm but at points class 1 rapids and our guide Saul made it so fun for them. We saw tons of animals. You hear and see the howler monkeys and the toucans. The chocolate ending was great. Recommend!
Excellent guides, well...
Nicola_S, Apr 2023
Excellent guides, well organised, fabulous experience!! We would recommend for families. The amount of wildlife we saw was amazing.
Highly Recommend
Kirsty_H, Mar 2023
Nice relaxing float down the river. We saw lots of wildlife which we would not have spotted without the guides. Definitely suitable for all ages and abilities. The chocolate tasting at the end was also a great addition. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area.
Fun filled afternoon
Christina_N, Mar 2023
Our guide entertained us from the minute we arrived on the bus. We saw monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, bats and a variety of birds. The snack and drinks at the end were delicious and the lesson about chocolate production along with the tasting was an excellent way to wrap up the afternoon. I would recommend this.
Excellent for seeing animals
Kaley_B, Mar 2023
We saw a lot of local animals, and the guides were very nice and informative. We would recommend this safari float to all of our friends and family for the future.
Fabulous rafting trip for families!
lauren_g, Feb 2023
We had a fantastic time! The rafting experience was very enjoyable…we saw so many animals, and our guide Joshua was excellent with the kids! The local snack was delicious…even the kids enjoyed it (and they had a nice adult beverage to try as well). And the chocolate making lesson and tasting were educational and fun. Even the transportation was excellent. Definitely five stars, especially nature lovers and families!
Lovely relaxed glide down the river.
Anne_T, Feb 2023
A relaxed glide down the river with sightings of howler monkeys, crocodiles and many birds. This is not a white water rafting experience but very gentle which gives you the chance to see wildlife. It's suitable for all age groups. There are some snacks and drinks afterwards and a demonstration about chocolate making.
Relaxing and enjoyable ride!
Sue_D, Jan 2023
The rafting safari was well organized. Excellent staff. Special thanks to Pedro for being such a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Great company to deal with. Saw lots of wildlife. Monkeys, Iguanas, Jesus Christ Lizard, crocodile, sloth, lots of birds etc. snack at the end was great too!
Amazing day
April_L, Dec 2022
Wonderful day! They were right on time for pick up. Our guide Bryan was wonderful! He was really knowledgeable and found so many animals- bats, toucans, monkeys, crocodiles, all sorts of birds and trees and really knew the history of Costa Rica. The snack at the end was great too. We brought our two kids with- 10 and 11 and they had a great time too. The river was nice and calm too- definitely good for families.
Lazin' Down the River 🌈
MaryAnn_G, Dec 2022
David, our guide, did a wonderful job explaining the history of the river as well as the flora and fauna. Also enjoyed the snacks and drinks at the end!
Great guides
SDemaris_B, Dec 2022
The Safari float was great, the guides did a great job showing us all the wildlife in the area, they were very friendly, informative and helpful
Great adventure.
PATRICIO_A, Oct 2022
Relaxing experience. Beautiful scenery. We saw many animals. Tour guide was excellent. Food and drinks were good. Everybody was nice and courteous.
Perfect morning on the river
Greg_W, July 2022
It was so peaceful and beautiful, the guides were amazing. The kids loved it, a perfect activity for anyone visiting the La Fortuna area.
Best experience , wonderful guide!
Shulli_G, June 2022
Our guide, Martin, was passionate about the environment, explained so much more than about the animals, great english and a fun guy, highly reccomended 🙂 we were the first raft to surprise the animals in the morning so we saw soooo many, a huge croc right up close, an otter that caught a fish, loads of howler monkeys, a falcon and lots of eguanas and water birds. It was a true safari!
Response from Host, June 2022
Thanks for your really nice comments, we hope you had enjoyed your trip with us. All of us are grateful for your company.
Great Experience With Amazing Organisers!
Natasha_A, Feb 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our Safari Float and saw so much wildlife! We were lucky enough to see sloths, crocodiles, turtles, howler monkeys, and many different species of birds on the way. Our guide Marcus was super-friendly and extremely knowledgeable in identifying all the species of animals and answering our questions about them. He was also great at spotting things that we would never have even noticed - very impressive! The snack at the end was also a lovely touch and exceeded our expectations! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting La Fortuna! Thanks for the great experience guys! :)
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you so much for joining us on our Safari Floating tour. This Nature experience is highly recommended for visitors that looking to connect with nature and sight wildlife. The end of this tour consists of a visit to a typical house, where you will learn about our culture and typical dishes... We hope to see you back again soon. Pura Vida!.
Great fun
Paul_M, Dec 2021
A great experience floating down the river. Extremely nice & knowledgeable guides and a fun trip. We saw monkeys, bats, toucan, crocodiles & herons. Our teenage kids thoroughly enjoyed it, as did younger kids in the wider group. It was with a quality tour company.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you so much for joining us in our Safari Float in Peñas Blancas River. This nature tour is a half-day experience, focused in get in touch with our visitors with the dense wildlife and nature of Costa Rica. One of our highlights is the end of the floating, where visitors will be able to visit a typical Costa Rican house, learn about the Cacao and Coffee process, and enjoy a homemade tortilla with coffee, chocolate, and plantain. About the floating: this is a family-friendly tour able for everybody, where you will be able to see crocodiles, a variety of birds, the Jesus Christ Lizard (really walks on the water), sloths, toucans... and many more species, that habits in its natural habitat... coliving with us! Our guides are professionals with a high level of knowledge, and passionate about what they do!. This combination makes a unique experience that you can´t miss!. and we are glad you did not!. We hope to see you back again soon!.
Je recommande
Facile avec les enfants et découverte de la nature au fil de l’eau, tranquillité, on profite. Équipe très pro. Je recommande.

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