Tamarindo Kayaking Tour with Snorkeling at Captain Island

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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From USD 65.00

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Kayak over to Isla Capitan to reach an excellent snorkeling spot on this half-day tour from Playa Tamarindo. Start with a brief kayak lesson, then set off with your guide for the paddle to Captain Island. There you can go snorkeling where you might spot marine life such as colorful fish, stingrays, and octopus. Choose to ride in a single or double kayak with use of snorkeling gear included.
  • Combines kayaking with snorkeling, ideal for water sport enthusiasts
  • Hear insightful commentary from the guide
  • Snacks, and use of snorkeling and kayak gear provided
  • Suitable for all levels of experience

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Pick up and drop off in Tamarindo/Langosta area
  • Gratuities

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What To Expect

Tamarindo Beach

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please let us know where in Tamarindo/Langosta you would like to be picked up.
  • Tour time depends on the tides and will be sent you upon booking
  • 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 12 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.

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Traveller Tips

The kayaks are very stable even in fairly rough waters.
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Enjoyed kayaking, but the snorkeling was not great
Matt_H, Jan 2023
Probably not the best place to snorkel. The water is pretty choppy and therefore not very clear. We enjoyed just getting out and kayaking to the small island. The guides were friendly, but I wouldn't snorkel again at this location.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hola Matt! Thank you very much for choosing Native’s Way Costa Rica and for leave us your Feedback in our Tripadvisor platform, we are really sorry that we couldn’t cover your expectations on this tour but with nature is unpredictable, they date of your tour was windy and we couldn’t control that, we do care about our customers experiences and we love that the people enjoy they experience that they booked, please feel free to contact us if you would like to enjoy this service again, we can compensate you for this and provide you the experience that you want it again! Gracias y Pura Vida
It was a great...
Kaitlin_J, Apr 2022
It was a great experience. The kayaks were in great condition and the team was awesome about helping us in and out of the water. There were a good variety of fish and a starfish to see while snorkeling. It was a lovely and more affordable way to spend the morning!
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Philip_A, Feb 2022
Beautiful snorkeling. Caught a few fish from shoreline. Rocks were slippery so advise caution when walking on them. Guides were helpful getting us to and from island, and assisted getting out of water.
The snorkeling was much better than I expected
Tom_P, Feb 2020
This is a simple tour. The guide met us at our hotel (Diria), we walked a couple hundred yards down the road to their place on the beach. They carried the kayaks down to the water and we paddled across the Captain's Island. The island is not much more than a rock outcropping, you can see it from anywhere on Tamarindo Beach, it's the island beyond the moored boats with a sandy looking beach. It was a windy day and the operator asked if wanted to wait until later in the day to see if it calmed down, we were ready to go so decided to give it a try. It was not a bad paddle across to the beach and the landing area is good. The guide walked us around the island pointing out wild life and view points on shore. I did not expect the snorkeling to be very good as it was quite windy and frankly it didn't look like much of a reef as we paddled over it. To my surprise, it was actually pretty good despite the rough water. A good reef with reasonably clear water and a good variety of fish. The guide found some unique fish, including spider starfish and a puffer fish. The paddle back was a bit difficult as it was pretty much straight into the wind. The guide hooked up a tow rope between the kayaks to help keep us on track. The kayaks are very stable even in fairly rough waters. It took a while, maybe 30 minutes, to get back to shore but it was a good workout. Total time was just over 2 hours. I would do this one again, it would even better under better weather conditions.