Playa Hermosa

Catamaran Snorkeling & Sunset Sailing Tour

Badge of ExcellenceCoco, Costa Rica

From USD 100.00

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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


Set sail in the afternoon and take in views of the Costa Rican coastline on this tour. On board a comfortable catamaran, you’ll have the chance to spot local sea life such as whales, dolphins, turtles, rays, and seabirds. The tour also includes time to swim and snorkel or simply relax on the boat. On the sail back to Playas del Coco, you’ll catch sight of the sunset from the water.
  • Enjoy a relaxing day on the water during your stay in Costa Rica
  • There may be an opportunity to fish from the catamaran
  • Pool noodles and snorkel equipment are provided
  • Lunch with an open bar is included

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Gratuities
  • Ground Transportation - Can be arranged. Per person fee depends on location.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Avenida Central
    Av. Central, Provincia de Guanacaste, Coco, Costa Rica

    For those that are arriving to the starting point on your own, we meet for our tour in front of Bar El Ancla under the Big Tree with the concrete seating around it.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

01:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

There is an additional fee for ground transportation. Hotel pick up times and fees vary depending on your location. Please contact us for further details and coordination.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There is an additional fee for ground transportation. Hotel pick up times and fees vary depending on your location. Please contact us for further details and coordination.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travellers
Operated by Marlin del Rey Sailing Tours

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.

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179 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Do the sunset tour!
Sonia_M, Mar 2023
Such friendly staff, and great energy, good music! They took us to a nice beach to swim. I would recommend doing the sunset tour!
Book this trip!
Tabetha_S, Mar 2023
Everything was amazing! Beautiful sunset and nice people. Drinks and food were plentiful and delicious.
We were 2 couples in our...
karline_B, Mar 2023
We were 2 couples in our mid 50's-60. The catamaran was clean and well equipped. Food was great and the open bar a plus. The swim area was private and we had an amazing time floating in the ocean and walking on the isolated beach. The music was great and we finished qith dolphin sitings and a great sunset to the beat of happy music.
Beautiful Tour
Michelle_B, Feb 2023
Can't say enough about how fun this trip was! Orlando and the rest of the crew were super accommodating and ensured everyone had a great time, we also met many great people on the boat! The snorkeling wasn't anything crazy but still extremely fun as someone who had never snorkeled before. The views all day and the sunset were absolutely gorgeous as well. Great trip and I definitely recommend.
If you wanna go...
Dennis_K, Dec 2022
If you wanna go snorkeling this is not the tour to take. We went snorkeling and there was not much to see at all. Was very disappointed. Tour over all was OK.
A perfect day
Tim_W, Dec 2022
The day was perfect. The crew were incredible helpful. I highly recommend this. Thank you to all involved
Michelle_A, Aug 2022
Seeing dolphins and the sunset over the sea was truly amazing Crew were very knowledgeable and slowed the boat a few times hoping to see whales but dolphins made up for not seeing the whales
Awesome tour guides! The...
Krista_P, July 2022
Awesome tour guides! The ride was comfortable, they spotted a number of whales, dolphins, turtles, and manta rays, and the food was fantastic!
Family Friendly Time!
Whitney_B, July 2022
We had a great experience on this sail and snorkel. While the snorkeling wasn't the best due to the amount of rain received the few days prior, we had a great time. We took my 15 year old and 6 year old, and they enjoyed chasing crabs on the private beach. It was very relaxed the entire time, and the food was really good. We were even escorted by one of the crew on paddle baord as my 6 year old decided to swim to shore from the boat. Everyone took great care of us to ensure a lovely time!
Absolutely wonderful experience :)
Jordan_A, June 2022
We are so Impressed! The entire experience was flawless. We were able to be picked up at our hotel, brought to a boat that brings you to the catamaran. Onboard, we were taken care of by 4 really friendly, helpful, and professional men the entire time. They encouraged fun and safety and had the entire experience smooth sailing and amazing. We stopped a couple times to view sea turtles and dolphins. We even had dolphins swimming next to and in front of us for a long stretch of time! We went to a cove after cruising ocean waters for about an hour. At the cove, we were given snorkeling equipment and floatation devices. There was one employee watching from the boat, another on a stand up paddle board, and two others circling making sure everyone was accounted for at all times. Lunch was fantastic. They call it a light lunch but we were extremely satisfied. We had the best bbq chicken, rice, beans, fruit, chips, salsa, and cookies. We say this was our favorite meal in Costa Rica. On the way back it did rain; but we were fully covered by the inside of the boat that had plenty of room. All in all, wonderful experience. We were so impressed by the staff and how amazing of a job they did! 10/10! I wish we could do this again every day :)
Great trip!
Nicole_P, June 2022
Highly recommend this well organized excursion. It was very fun! The food was wonderful too! Dolphins swam with the boat which was so fun to see.
DO NOT USE!!! Inefficient Customer Service and Rain Policy
Aszerdee_P, June 2022
DO NOT USE THEIR SERVICES! They have inefficient procedures in place for rain. My party of four was dropped off at a bar(filled with individuals in light of the tremendous rainfall at the time) along with several other parties and instructed by the driver that a representative would greet us upon entry into the bar. An attendant greeted us shortly after entry to collect funds for our transportation. We were then instructed to await further instructions, as they were waiting out the rain. We awaited at the bar for over 45 minutes without further instructions. We then witnessed the other parties (outside of my party of four) that arrived with us leave on their own (four in a taxi and four by foot). No one ever came over and instructed us of next steps. Upon calling the contact number provided in the booking, we were instructed that the boat was gone due to the attendant stating that the entire group dropped off at the bar decided not to board the boat. I informed the contact that no one ever approached ANY of my party of four for a transfer to the boat or otherwise. I was instructed that there was nothing more they could do. They refunded us the funds paid for the transportation to the boat and instructed me to initiate a refund through the booking app used. I initiated the refund as requested, and was then informed by Viator that the relevant service provider states that I refused the service. Although I had several conversations (via phone and messaging within the app) that no further interaction was initiated with my party after collection of the funds. If they were not going to be efficient to ensure that they initiated contact with ALL relevant individuals, we should have never been dropped off to a crowded bar. They are now attempting to punish me thru not refunding me funds due to the inefficiencies of the service provider
Very fun but.......
Jeff_P, May 2022
This excursion set up by Viator went flawlessly. They arranged pick up at out hotel and once we arrived at our loading point we were tendered to the catamaran. The staff on the catamaran were friendly and kept the bar service running continually and the drinks were good. I happen to be a beer drinker and I wished that there was more of a variety on beer aboard but...... The two negatives were that the snorkeling was poor. No coral reef = no fish! And....there was no mention that if you went to the island beach that there were monkeys and coatimundi to be seen there. This should have been mentioned by the staff! The other slight negative was that the music on the catamaran was rap music! Yuk! And played loudly! I would think some more appropriate "Island Type" music would more fitting to the occasion. But the overall experience was fun and good. Watch for the fire ants just off the beach when you return to your ride home!
One of the best!
Tara_J, Apr 2022
The customer service, food, drinks and accommodations were excellent. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The boat was very clean , spacious and safe! I would definitely book again and I highly recommend.
Perfect birthday celebration on vacay
Leantoinette_D, Apr 2022
Had great time. Wasn't crowded. Having about 20 people made the experience so much more enjoyable. Staff friendly. Food was really good. Barbecue chicken, rice beans and assortment of chips. Drinks flowed and were delicious. Nice snorkel spot at private beach. Not sure why but didn't put paddle boards in water. Sailing home was a nice touch as opposed to engine and the pictures of the sunset I took are unreal. Also loved we got to see dolphins!!
Catamaran delight
SaraMorena_E, Apr 2022
So fun!!! We had the chance to see 2 dolphins!! The staff was AMAZING! They would come pick up our cocktails when we were finished and would offer to bring us another one. They all seemed like they enjoy their job. Lunch was very good as well! The fresh fruit was my favourite!! I recommend to bring some ginger capsules like Gravol for example, if you get seasick. They help a lot and you’ll fully enjoy the activity!
Beautiful sunset cruise
Melanie_V, Mar 2022
Very nice comfortable trip. Food was great and we enjoyed seeing a sea turtle and stingray snorkeling. Sunset was beautiful.
Extraordinary views, pleasant guides, nice boat, and a memorable experience
Brian_G, Mar 2022
Extraordinary views, pleasant crew, nice boat, and a memorable experience. A big thumbs up! Staff really did an excellent job all-around.
Great trip. Very good...
Rick_B, Mar 2022
Great trip. Very good hosts. Friendly and attentive staff. Saw porpoises and some pretty fish snorkeling. Spectacular sunset
Spend your afternoon doing this!
Erica_L, Jan 2022
This tour was beautiful and a wonderful way to spend the afternoon/evening! My friends and I really enjoyed cruising on the boat seeing the spectacular views, snorkeling, and exploring the small island. The crew served a great meal, drinks and we met some wonderful people on the boat as well. I wish we could have seen some whales or other animals, but we didn't get the chance to. Overall, would highly recommend!