A seedeater calls and a monkey answers back. That and the swish of your paddle is what you hear. You are in a kayak making your way along the coastline, dipping your paddle in the Mystic River and watch the water ripple out before you. Learn the simple skills needed to paddle and steer your kayak from Kayak Jaco.
Keeping the coastline spectacular and the beaches pristine, Kayak Jaco has for 17 years, run packaged tours for people who come from around the world. They have trained guides who let you enjoy an easy paddle in the water, your kayak slapping against the waves without disrupting the balance of Nature, just cutting through a small slice of water and not leaving any footprint. They have several packaged tours and deal with every person in a warm and professional manner. Their sea kayaks, outrigger canoes, stand up paddle boards and sailboats do not pollute the water and are eco-friendly. Tours are organised for individuals, groups, and clubs and special attention is given to children in the group. Snorkelling is added in these tours provided the weather permits. They ensure you get the best from what Costa Rica has to offer and run a safe, sustainable and enjoyable tours on the water.
When you snorkel, you are in the warm invigorating water, swimming alongside tropical fish.
Kayaking is an intricate dance of balance, strokes, and control between person, boat and paddle. The seasoned instructors have honed their skills on these waters and their aim is to provide safe, high quality kayaking instructions to their tourists. They teach you that it requires arm and core strength and that it is a sport that almost anyone can master with patience and practice. You should know that you are dressing for the water and not the weather. The guides fit you in the most appropriate gear along with life vest should you capsize in the water. The gear you use is in accordance with the temperature of the water rather than air temperature. Sunglasses, sunscreen are what is recommended and sturdy strap on sandals or water shoes.
The guide will select a boat appropriate for your comfort and ease. They range from 14 inches to 17 inches. They are very patient with slow paddlers enabling you to enjoy a flawless experience. Watching the hermit crabs race at the beach makes you wonder who’s faster. Happy paddling!
- Included in the tour- Transportation, professional guides.
- They serve bottled water throughout the trip.
- They offer fresh fruit on the beach, snorkelling gear and natural beverages.
- Time is given on the beach to take a walk and enjoy Nature.
- Carry water shoes and sunscreen, hat, towel, and change of clothes.
- Wear your swimsuit.
- Guides are extremely informative and patient. If you feel tired paddling, just relax while your guide paddles for you.
- The available timings are 8.00 am and 2.00 pm.
- They have their own transport.
- Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar- Cajun and Creole, Eclectic, Californian, Wine Bar.
- Tarruzu Beach- Coffee
- Moose’s- Hawaiian
- Los Amigos- Costa Rican
- Clarita’s Beach Bar and Sports grill- Costa Rican
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83.33% of people who visit Jaco include Kayak Jaco in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
48.48% of people start their Kayak Jaco visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Kayak Jaco
93.39% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kayak Jaco
Great experience. The guide was awesome!
Friendly guides. Stable outrigger canoes took us to a lovely sand beach to swim and snorkel. Good picnic lunch at the beach. All and all a great time. Sunscreen use lots of sunscreen. And say hi to the Halloween Crabs and Iguanas.
Kayak Jaco also has a trimaran that you can book for a short sailing trip. The experience was wonderful and *very affordable*. If you don't have the energy to Kayak, I can't recommend this sailing excursion enough. Captain Neil (US Expat) took our family (6 adults) to a safe location close to shore and gave us quick lessons on snorkeling. He also dove into the water to check the anchor and show us the local sea life. Unlike other sailing trips I've taken, the ocean was calm. Imagine the Pacific Coast behind a breakwall and that is how calm it is. The entire experience included lunch snacks, cold drinks and great stories from Captain Neil. If your trip includes a visit to Playa Herradura or Playa Jaco keep Kayak Jaco in mind. Also, if you are looking for a relaxing excursion to sandwich between exercise intensive eco-tours, this is a great fit. *Advice/Tips*: 1. Change into your swim wear before you get to the beach. There isn't a dressing room on the trimaran. 2. Don't wear shoes on the beach before you get on the trimaran. You'll just track sand and pebbles into the boat. Don't be that guy. 3. Use sunscreen on all exposed parts of your body or pay the price later. 4. If you fear sea sickness, take Dramamine a bit before you get on the boat. Bring Dramamine for others just in case. 5. Bring a waterproof camera if you can. I missed several underwater photo opportunities on this excursion. 6. Look at the Kayak Jaco pictures on Google. These photos are great representations of what you'll likely experience. 7. If you don't plan on fishing or try to fish and don't catch anything, there are plenty of locals that will sell you fresh fish. Just tell your driver or guide. And bring an ice chest! Don't assume there won't be delays before you get that fish to the frying pan.
Didn't go kayaking, but did go sailing with the man in charge. Had an incredible time. He took us out on an awesome trimeran, set us up to go snorkeling, fed us snacks and drinks, showed us aquatic life, and had some awesome stories to share. Highly recommend to anyone looking to spend some time on and in the water.
Friendly, professional crew. Equipment in excellent condition, and location was spectacular! Highly recommend.