Playa Hermosa

Kuna Vela Sailing Tours (Playas Del Coco) - Morning Snorkel and Sailing Tour

Badge of ExcellenceCoco, Costa Rica

From USD 99.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Start your day off right with this morning small-group sailing and snorkeling tour. Cruise through the Gulf of Papagayo and jump off board into the warm Costa Rican waters on a guided snorkel before relaxing on a secluded beach. Keep your eyes peeled on the sail back to Playas del Coco as, depending on the time of year, there's a good chance of spotting sea turtles, dolphins, rays, and whales.
  • Small-group tour (maximum 15 guests): A more personalized experience
  • Includes complimentary photos, taken both above and below water
  • Family-friendly: Guests of all ages are welcome on board
  • Includes fresh fruits, snacks, and both soft and alcoholic beverages

What's Included

  • You will board our dinghy at the beach and will be taken to Kuna, our 47' monohull sailboat.
  • Depending on the wind and sea conditions, we will sail or motor to a cove for snorkeling.
  • Ice Cold drinks are served: Costa Rican beers, rum punch, a variety of soft drinks, juice and teas.
  • Accompanied by our First Mate, you will snorkel and possibly be taken to the beach to explore/relax
  • Complimentary photos are taken aboard, both above and below the water & sent via email after tour
  • We serve a fresh fruit platter, tortilla chips guacamole & bean dip accompanied by finger sandwiches
  • Duration: approximately 4 hours
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Life jackets for adults and children as well as swimming noodles are provided
  • Suncreen not included.
  • Towels are not included
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Kuna Vela Sailing Tours
    We meet at the main entrance of Claudio and Gloria Restaurant, Playas Del Coco Guanacaste Playas del, Provincia de Guanacaste, Coco, Costa Rica

    Our meeting location is in front of Claudio and Gloria's Restaurant in Playas Del Coco. Look for a Kuna Vela team member wearing grey shirts with a Kuna Vela logo. We also meet at Playa Hermosa pending the days schedule. Please type your specific location upon booking a reservation to coordinate.

Start time

08:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You and everyone in your party must be able to step up 18 inches and have good use of both arms and both legs.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please contact is directly with any medical concerns or questions
  • 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.
  • 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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151 reviews
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Don_D, Mar 2023
The crew was amazing from the moment we met at the beach, on our outbound trip we saw turtles, whale breach, dolphins and they made extra efforts to point things out. Having been snorkeling in this area before they set us on a amazing spot loaded with fish and allowed a lot of time in the water. It was fantastic
Incredible Service!
Susan_W, Mar 2023
We had such a great time, watching dolphin pods swimming and jumping, along with other marine wildlife. They took us to a great little spot for snorkeling. The staff was great and the service was impeccable. On the way back, they provided an amazing spread of food, and served beverages throughout. I highly recommend Kuna Vela Sailing Tours. You won’t be disappointed!!
Highly recommended - couldn't have had a better time!
Abby_D, Feb 2023
We had a great trip out sailing! The crew pointed out miscellaneous sea creatures (a turtle, came around to sail with a few dolphins, a manta ray jumping), and we stopped to snorkel in a little cove. The water was a bit rough on the way back, but not until after we'd had some tasty snacks! Highly recommended, couldn't have had a better time!
Beautiful Day on the WAter
Gail_H, Jan 2023
It was a beautiful day. The crew was great and very very helpful. The snorkeling wasn't the best but the water was still enjoyable. Appreciated the snacks and drinks.
Exceptional Experience
nan, Jan 2023
This was an awesome excursion. The crew, sailboat, and food were exceptional. They even helped us arrange transportation.
Great excursion!
Sandra_M, Jan 2023
Superb service. Andres was accommodating and knowledgeable and so kind. The ship is nice, and sailing was so fun! Highly recommend.
The best snorkeling tour!!
Grace_V, Sept 2022
We had a wonderful time! The staff and crew were amazing and guided us to see many dolphins, turtles, and even whales!! The snorkeling was great too, and I love that they took pictures of us during the whole experience and underwater as well. We had an AMAZING time!
Awesome time!
timothy_b, July 2022
The staff is great, friendly and makes sure all of your needs are taken care of. Attentive to everything and very knowledgeable.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you so much for your wonderful words regarding our crew! They absolutely serve with a genuine heart ❤️! We will be sure to share your kind words with them! Thank you for taking your time to leave a review of your experience for Kuna Vela! ⛵️ Pura Vida, Lindsay, Clint &Kuna Crew
Pura Vida! Love every minute of this day!
Donna_D, Mar 2022
What a great morning for a cruise! Probably one of the highlights to end a fabulous week in Costa Rica:) No problem finding them, they found me! Got off, right on time! Headed to Playa Hermosa to pick up the rest of the travelers. The staff was very professional and made everything so easy. From the Rum punch, to the fresh fruit and yummy chips and guacamole and beans! I was traveling alone but had so many wonderful conversations with everyone onboard. There were several families with kids, an older couple and myself. Never seemed crowded and everyone talked and had an amazing outing! The communication before the trip was also very on point. I had a few questions since I’d never done an excursion like this by my self. The response was prompt and put any insecurities right at ease:) OH AND, we got to see what appeared to be a mama humpback whale with a couple of babies! I had not expected to experience this. But the captain obviously knows his stuff! KUDOS! One more thing, the sail back was even more peaceful with the motor off…ahhhh. Love the splashes off the side on my 👣💜 Great value for the money. Would do it again and recommend to anyone looking for getting offshore! Thank you again! Pura Vida!
laura_p, Apr 2021
AMAZING!!!! We had such a great time on this sailing and snorkel outing. The owner met us at the beach, we rafted to the boat (Kuna Vela) and once on board were treated with great snacks and drinks. We say rays and dolphins and several nice school of fish. One in our group was not an avid swimmer and the crew buoyed her up with multiple safety items and she was out in the water having a blast with the rest of us. It was fantastic - HIGHLY recommend!
Sailing & Snorkelling
CB0921, Dec 2019
We sailed with our two boys. We had a good experience. I highly recommend for good swimmers. If you are a beginner swimmer or with young children under 10 this is not for you. You are looking at 6-15 ft depth. The instructor will not take you and swim with you. They will help you providing all the equipment but will not go with you. The staffs were great and very friendly. We enjoyed the sailing part too with some light refreshment.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thank you kindly for your review. Yes we do provide brand new snorkeling equipment for all of our guests and our guide Andreas always accompanies our snorkeling guests pointing out different sea life along the way as well as taking underwater water pictures. For those guests who feel less comfortable with their swimming abilities in the open water we offer life jackets, noodles and even a ride to the beach where we will set up chairs, towels and refreshments for you to enjoy. Pura Vida, Clint, Lindsay and Kuna Vela Crew