Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling to Chora Island

Badge of ExcellencePlaya Samara, Costa Rica

From USD 48.00

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


Swap humans for wildlife on a half-day tour to Chora Island. Traveling by kayak allows you to reach parts of the coastline that are usually inaccessible, while exploring with a guide increases your chances of spotting marine life and land creatures twofold. Plus, this tour’s short duration makes it ideal for time-pressed travelers.
  • Discover parts of Costa Rica's coast that most first-time visitors miss
  • An obvious choice for nature lovers on a time budget
  • Receive personalized attention in a small-group limited to only eight people
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included

What's Included

  • Snacks

    Meeting And Pickup

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    Start time

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    Opening hours

    • 2/20/2023 - 2/19/2024

      Monday - Sunday : 07:00 am - 03:00 pm

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • 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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    27 reviews
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    We saw a sea turtle...
    Emilie_E, Mar 2023
    We saw a sea turtle paddling to the island, which was very neat! While snorkeling, we saw a lot of beautiful fish including a puffer!
    Fun snorkel and kayak adventure
    jmmatison, Feb 2023
    I had a great experience and Alex was a wonderful tour guide. We kayaked to a great snorkeling spot and the to Isla Chroa.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Hi Julia! Thank you for your review. We're really happy to know you enjoyed your tour. Keep supporting local businesses! Pura vida. :)
    Worth the experience to get to go on isla chora
    Jessica_G, Jan 2023
    So much fu kayaking and snorkeling! luis is so nice and helpful- really enjoyed spending the day w him.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Hi Jessica! We hope to see you again soon, thank you so much for supporting a local business. :)
    Sunset kayak and snorkel
    Marianne_H, July 2022
    This tour was the absolute perfect end to our stay in Samara! It is an easy kayak to Chiara Island (we did it with our 9 and 11 year olds). The island itself is so cool in the evening - hermit crabs everywhere. It’s a very cool sight! We enjoyed the snorkel too. The sunset on our kayak back was breathtaking. 100 percent recommend! Very good value with a great guide!
    Luis was a great guide!...
    Lauren_H, May 2022
    Luis was a great guide! He was so friendly and knowledgeable. Kayaking and snorkeling in the ocean was amazing, overall fantastic experience!
    Super fun!
    Jessica_W, Apr 2022
    Beautiful snorkeling, Stephen took excellent care of us. We saw many animals including octopus and turtles.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Hola ! thanks for your review! im glad to hear you had a great time
    Good fun
    Rob_L, Jan 2022
    Really good experience. Louis was really good as a guide and extremely friendly. The reef snorkel was fun and we saw tons of very colourful fish. Isla Chora is OK, nice little beach, we had fruit and drinks, but not much to see there, just a bit more swimming.
    Fun, Informative, Safe!
    Dan_S, Nov 2021
    The crew were great -- friendly, fun, safe, and very quick to tune into people's different skill and comfort levels. The kayaking was easy, without much current or waves to worry about. We saw a sea turtle, some tropical fish, and plenty of iguanas on Isla Chora. Highly recommend!
    The Best Kayaking Tour!
    Anne_R, Apr 2021
    Wow! I really can't say enough about how great our tour was with Luis. His tour is smaller and more personal than many of the other tours. We were the only people in our group, and we saw a larger tour company with lots of people nearby doing a similar tour. While Luis was pointing out all the wildlife including a trail that a female turtle had made to lay eggs, the other tour guides were just standing around talking to eachother, when we arrived on the Island. He was very knowledgeable and vigilant to show us all the wildlife in the area. When we were getting ready to head back, he even helped the other tour because they had not pulled out into the surf correctly which allowed one of their boats to capsize. Luis explained all about the directions of the surf and where to go. He was very conscious of our safety and paddling abilities. I can't imagine doing this tour with anyone else. At the end he recommended the Ecocentro Danaus in La Fortuna where we were going to visit next. It was another highlight of our trip that we would have never considered had he not recommended it. Wish I could give him more than 5 stars!