Costa Rica is well-known for its natural beauty, and the Marino Ballena National Park is one area of the Pacific region that must be explored! Our Marino Ballena Snorkeling Tour is the perfect 2 hour slice of adventure for those travelers looking for a taste of Costa Rica´s coral reefs before moving on to the next vacation activity.
The Marino Ballena National Park is named for the humpback whales that migrate to Costa Rica each and every year between December and April, so keep your eyes open for whales splashing in the Pacific waters! In addition to the breath-taking site of whales breaching, Marino Ballena boasts the largest coral reef on the Pacific Coast of Central America! Our skilled bilingual guides will time your snorkel tour with the low tide which allows for excellent beach combing as well.
Our Costa Rica snorkel tour will transport you by boat to two excellent locations with optimal snorkeling conditions. Punta Unitas Tombolo (Whale´s Tale) boasts a shallow coral reef teeming with Costa Rica tropical fish. Marino Ballena National Park is named for the unique rock formation that closely resembles a whale´s tale protruding from the Pacific waters! It is ideal for swimming and you can catch site of the Giant Hawkfish, Barberfish, and Cortez Rainbow Wrasse among many other tropical fish.
Heads up, bird watchers! Our next snorkeling spot, Ballena Island (Whale Island), has a shallow rocky reef and many Costa Rican birds call this island home. The Brown Booby with its comically long white beak is commonly spotted, as well as the Magnificient Frigate bird´s bulging red chest. Enjoy another swim in the Pacific waters here in the beautiful Marino Ballena.
Looking for a short snorkeling tour packed with Costa Rica´s wildlife? Our Marino Ballena Snorkel Tour will give you two hours of fun that you won´t ever forget! Book your discount snorkel tour in Marino Ballena National Park with The Real Deal Tours now!
- * Full day access to Marino Ballena National Park
- * Bilingual local tourist guide
- * Safety and snorkeling equipment
- * Fruits and water
- * Parking
Departures: Depends on tide.
Length: 2.5 hours.
- * Swim suit
- * Towel
- * Camera
- * Binoculars
- * A change of clothes
- * Sandals
- * Cash for tour balance and tips
Children: Children 5 to 9 years old pay half price. Children under 5 are FREE! Minimun age for children to participate is 2 years old. Please consider the length of the trip in accordance to your child´s age.
Insider tip: For those visiting through the months of May to November, keep your eyes open for Olive Ridley and Hawksbill turtles should you return to the park at night. Marino Ballena is not as closely regulated as other nesting spots, so please do not use camera flashes or make loud noises as the turtles lay their eggs!
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The Real Deal: $71.00
The Real Deal: $36.00
Marino Ballena Snorkel Express Tour deposit is $11.00 per Adult and $5.00 per Child.
(The balance of $60.00 per Adult and $31.00 per Child in cash must be paid the day of the tour)
Departure times will be in your e - ticket.