Kayak and Snorkelling trip to Capitan Island; part of Las Baulas National Park

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

From USD 65.42

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


Paddle out to Capitan Island in Las Baulas National Marine Park on a kayak with this tour from Tamarindo Beach. Once on the island, you'll have plenty of time to explore the varied landscapes, see marine life in tidepools, and spend time swimming and snorkeling in crystalline waters before paddling back to Tamarindo.
  • One- and two-person kayaks are available
  • Snorkeling gear and dry bags will be provided
  • Snacks and bottled water will be served
  • Group sizes capped at just 10 participants

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Kayaks (double, single and triple) with comfortable back rest and life jackets
  • Dry bags to protect your valuables
  • Gratuity

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • El Chiringuito
    75X4+4M9, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

    We'll meet on the beach, directly in-front of El Chiringuito Restaurant

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 11/5/2019 - 3/24/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 06:00 am - 05:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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.

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Wind is a factor....
Ellen_S, Mar 2023
Wind is a factor. expensive compared to other events. unsophisticated sole owner w poor quality equipment.
Not my favorite excursion
Duane_M, Jan 2023
Most of our party of 10 found the guide not very friendly. The equipment has definitely seen better days, the kayak my daughter and her boyfriend was in started to sink less than half way to the island. The snorkeling was not great, if you expect to float in the water and look at fish, this is not for you. You pretty much need to fight the waves all the time. The one highlight was the island hike was cool.
Incredibly Insightful
Part_K, June 2022
Luis was a great tour guide and was able to hammer out a time that worked with my schedule. We got the kayaks from his truck and were on our way pretty quickly from the meeting point. Once on the island, Luis walked around and explained the natural habitat and history of the volcano, and we saw a ton of wild life! After that, it was a snorkel session before heading back to shore. Would recommend for sure!
Tour of Capitan
Leanne_L, Mar 2022
Luis was great and very knowledgeable about the island. We learned so much about the aquatic life and history and would definitely recommend this tour to visitors
Morning trip to volcanic island
William_T, Jan 2022
Luis’ instructions for donning our gear were abrupt and impatient. But thorough. We followed him to island. He then took us on a well docented tour of the island. He knew lots and shared it - great experience. He had no water but did bring banana and cookies.
We had such an amazing...
Jennifer_R, Dec 2021
We had such an amazing time! Tom knows the island like the back of his hand, and came prepared with all of the equipment we needed. Highly recommend, you'll learn so much and have a great time.
Must Do When Visiting Tamarindo
Lauren_F, July 2021
Luis is the bomb! He was very patient with our group and pointed out so much wildlife to us once we reached the island. It was a wonderful learning experience and we took home with us memories that will last a lifetime.