Playa Hermosa

Nature Wildlife Safari Float Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

From USD 67.00

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


Relish the tranquil beauty of the Peñas Blancas River during this 4-hour float from La Fortuna. At a relaxed pace perfect for families, you’ll cruise past tropical wildlife that call the banks of Peñas Blancas River home: with luck, you’ll glimpse toucans, monkeys, and sloths. Enjoy tropical fruit, cold drinks, and lunch during onshore breaks, and relish the convenience of round-trip transport from your La Fortuna accommodation.
  • 4-hour gentle float down the Penas Blancas River from La Fortuna
  • Ideal choice for families; suitable for young children 3 and older
  • Observe wildlife and exotic birds with a guide
  • With luck, see monkeys, toucans, and sloths in their natural habitat
  • Lunch, snacks, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included

What's Included

  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Driver and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Use of life jacket
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • WAVE Rafting
    Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Hotels outside of normal route may have an extra transportation charge. o Arenal Lodge o Lost Iguana o Luna Nueva o Bosque de Chachagua o Chachagua Rainforest o Tilajari o Leaves and Lizards o Observatory Lodge o La Mansion o El Castillo o Rancho Margot. o Nuevo Arenal Hotels o Termales el Bosque o El Tucano o Lands in Love o La Garza

What To Expect

Kick off your experience with pickup at your La Fortuna hotel at either 7am, 1pm, or 4pm. Make sure you’re armed with insect repellant and sunscreen.

Following a short 30-minute journey to the Peñas Blancas River, you’ll arrive at your docking point and, after a safety briefing and life vest fitting, board an inflatable boat to begin your 1.5-hour cruise.

At a leisurely speed, glide past tropical rain forest abundant with wildlife and, using the provided binoculars, keep your eyes peeled for monkeys, sloths, and toucans.

Stop to enjoy tropical fruit and cold drinks midway through your journey and conclude the cruise with lunch on the banks of the river. Your experience ends with hotel drop-off in La Fortuna.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age 3 and children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour may be conducted by a multilingual guide
  • Weather dependent. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is flooding or other government river closure. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Participants will get wet, please wear shoes that will stay on feet. No heels.
  • Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose
  • Not responsible for items left on bus, please check carefully before getting off bus
  • This tour requires a 2 person minimum to book
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 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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Excellent guide
Jennifer_B, Sept 2022
The river float tour was very enjoyable, we saw many animals including an otter, howler monkeys, caiman and birds. Our guide Josue was really knowledgeable and friendly.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Excellent!, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Rafting trip. Rafting is a must-do experience, even once in life, is an exciting but safe activity with the right company. Our Guides are very knowledgable professionals and passionate about what they do. Travelers rafting with us are in good hands. Hope to see you back on the river soon. Pura Vida Wave Staff
Relaxed nature float
kickenandbrian, Feb 2020
This has been one of our favorite excursions so far in CR. A nice relaxed pace with a very knowledgeable guide made for a great float. A sloth, 2 species of monkey, lots of birds, a Jesus Christ lizard, just to name some of what we saw. We would definitely recommend this for anyone wanting to slow down and enjoy nature instead of zipping through it..