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Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling in Samara

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    What to Expect

    Spend a relaxing day kayaking in beautiful white sand beaches, or snorkel with the tropical fish bountiful in the area. After a short ride to Chora Island just in front of Samara Beach, you will be able take in all that this wonderful location has to offer!

    Stop At:

    • Samara Adventure Company, Downtown Next to the cocos mexican restaurant., Playa Samara 5235 Costa Rica
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up and drop off available on the near area of Samara & Carrillo.
    Departure Time
    Tour times depend on low tide and may vary.
    • Bottled water, Juice, Beer
    • Snacks (fresh fruit)
    • Kayak tour
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Courtesy photograph (if conditions allow for photo taking)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • If you will not be arriving at your destination within the specified reconfirmation period, please reconfirm with the local service provider prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    I booked this trip as a surprise for my fiancé’s birthday. Lesdy in the office was amazing. So helpful with booking the tour and passed on the message about the birthday. At the end of our excursion the team had cake and candles And beer for us. Our tour guide Allen was very
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    Response from SAMARAADVENTURE, FRONT DESK at Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling in Samara
    Responded Aug. 16, 2019
    190abigailf Thank you for your amazing review! We are happy to know you guys had a great time with Allen. We are here to help make your vacations unforgettable! Wishing you guys the best! :)
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    Samara Adventure Company was recommended to us and provided 3 excellent tours from Samara, at a discount because we booked this many and were flexible as to days: Sea kayaking and snorkelling in a reef; then a short paddle to Chora Island: ample time to snorkel on this
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    Response from David O, Gerente at Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling in Samara
    Responded Feb. 25, 2019
    Hola Carol R R, we definitely work to customize your vacations, give you a great time and of course learn about our beautiful country in the process. I am happy you had a great time with us, our guides, drivers and assistants are a great support team. And we all work towards your comfort and satisfaction. For your next trip, our team will be ready to make your stay an unforgettable experience :) Paradise will be waiting.
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    Ocean kayak part was fine but only about 20 min each way. Plus for some reason we couldn't keep a straight navigation which was frustrating (your experiences may vary). But what really disappointed me was the island and snorkeling. There's not much on the island except a bunch
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    Response from Lesdy V, Front Office Manager at Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling in Samara
    Responded Feb. 24, 2019
    Hello travelinari, thank you so much for taking the time to write to us about your experience. I am sorry to hear the conditions for kayaking and snorkeling that day did not meet your expectations. As you know natural factors like visibility, the strength of the water or fishes, are out of our control. I want to remind you of our ongoing coral plantation project since most of the coral of the area died, due to pollution and the big earthquake we had a few years back. Conditions change on daily basis, we are proud of our island, its beauty and the little ecosystem it encloses. Although you are not sure if the tour was booked with us since we have a second snorkeling point, where we head if the conditions aren't suitable around the island. I personally have done the tour many times and have enjoyed each one of them :) Pura vida!
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    I was looking forward to going snorkelling but I should have done my research first. or simply asked other locals to see if it is any good. the area the company takes you too is very poor snorkelling in a small area. the coral is damaged mainly due to pollution. you are
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    About the operator
    By: Samara Adventure Company
    486 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Great time on the water
    Great adventure for myself and daughter. We saw whales and dolphins as well as the snorkeling. The crew was
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    Great time!
    Great crew on board, saw lots of dolphins. Great day on the water, Our 2 kids loved it! Would recommend this.
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    United States
    6:30 am Samara Trails on January 3rd
    Our guide Majula (?spelling) was terrific. Knowledgeable, fun and interesting. Our driver was exactly on time and
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    Great day!
    This was a great laid back adventure for us and our young kids. Ricardo the guide was passionate and went out of
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    Edmonton, Canada
    Great Experience
    Alex was excellent, he explained everything to everyone prior to leaving. The scenery along the way was beautiful.
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    Very interesting tour
    We seemed to be one day late on all of our excursions this trip to see any wildlife! Just drew the short straw I
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    Great trip!
    Forgive me for not remembering our guide’s name. Maria??? She was awesome! An absolute wealth of knowledge. It was
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    Miami, Florida
    Great hike
    Marlon was terrific. He knew the plants, trees, birds and terrain. The hike was great at 6:30. Would have been too
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    Ocean Seafari Dolphin and Snorkling Tour
    Awesome day! Got to see hundreds of dolphins playing in the water around us. This staff were very knowledgeable
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    Buffalo, South Carolina
    Great people to deal with
    We did the dolphin and whale watching tour. They picked us up and dropped us off in front of where we were
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    Costa Rica
    Great 2 tours!
    Did the Werner Sauter tour and the dolphin tour and both of them were absolutely fantastic organised! Got fresh
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    Montreal, Canada
    Pura vida en Sámara
    We loved our experience with this company! Alan was the best guide, he share some amazing fruits with us and
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    Judy S
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Samara Adventure Tours
    We had 2 outstanding tours through the Samara Adventure Company - a mangrove kayak expedition and the ocean
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    Anthony M
    Ulverston, United Kingdom
    Nice trip
    Taken on a bird watching trip inc lunch which was run despite there only being two of us. A great guide/ driver so
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    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
    Great company. Cannot fault them
    I actually did two trips with them. The ocean seafari and the Ostinal beach turtle nesting trip. Both were well
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