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  • Daily before and after high tide
  • $45-$60 plus taxes, depending on operator available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted

Surf Lessons

Playa Samara and Carrillo are the perfect places to learn to surf or to get back up on your board. With natural reefs at each end of our cove to keep the breaks under control, no undertow, sandy bottom, and warm waters, it makes it safe for all ages and abilities.  For the experienced surfer, transport is available to other beaches. Bring a friend and have some fun. Lessons are done before or after high tide so lessons can be in the morning or the afternoon, depending on the tides.

  • Daily at 8 am
  • $56/adults
  • Discounts for children
  • Private tours are $285 and up.
  • Reserve at least 2 days before
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted

Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling

Head out on this 3-hour tour to see pods of Dolphins and anything else you can spot. Maybe whales, giant mantas, and more. After you have searched for the dolphins, you will be able to snorkel and see the wonderful and colorful fish underwater. Bring your sunscreen, hat, sunglasses & a camera.

  • Daily at high tide
  • Please reserve at least a day ahead
  • $45-$56 depending on which operator is available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted

River Kayak

Travel down the Ora River and experience unspoiled Costa Rica from the mountains to the sea. You have the opportunity to see monkeys, iguanas, frogs, snakes, and more than 50 species of birds. Go back in time, deep inside the mangrove jungle. This slow meandering tour is slow-flowing and great for ages 5-75. This tour can be done in single or double kayaks.

  • Isla Chora Ocean SUP at low tide $49-$70
  • Bay SUP at low tide $56
  • Sunset SUP $49
  • River SUP at high tide $56
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Ocean, River or Sunset

Have fun as you paddle through the safe rolling waves and then play around in tranquil waters or enjoy paddling down the river! SUP in Samara or Carrillo. You’ll receive a thorough safety lesson and get fitted for your equipment, including helmets, lifejackets, and paddles. Practice with your guide and then enjoy a beautiful 2.5-hour Stand Up Paddle trip to Isla Chora, around the bays of Samara Beach or Carrillo Beach, or catch the sunset from out in the waters of Costa Rica’s picturesque Guanacaste province. River SUP is also an option if you would like to see more nature.

  • Available daily for group or private tours
  • Reserve at least 2 days ahead
  • Shared tours $60/person
  • Private tour $600/1-12 people
  • $50/extra person, 30 max.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted

Sunset Catamaran Excursion

This is a perfect way to see the spectacular sunsets of Samara. Book the catamaran with a captain for the beginning of your romantic evening. Want to pop “the” question? Last evening in town? Or just gather up a few friends, take some incredible photos and see the beach and bay from another perspective. Want a memorable way to mark your special occasion? Would you like champagne, wine or beer? Sodas? Snacks or Appetizers? Flowers, Music? Just ask, we can make it happen. Whatever you need to make this 3-hour sunset tour special. The private excursions include a cooler with beer, rum, and mixers.

  • Ready when you are,
  • Let's go!
  • 1/2 day $395-$600/boat
  • 3/4 day $550-$600/boat
  • Full day $680-$750/boat
  • Taxes not included
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted

Deep Sea Fishing

This area is known for world-class deep-sea fishing year-round. Giant sailfish, marlin, dorado, wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, red-snapper, roosterfish, yellowfin tuna, and many more. Captain and crew supply all equipment, tackle, beverages, beer, and snacks. Boats from 15’ to 32’. Full, 3/4, and half-day tours are available. Bring your camera, hat, and sunscreen.

  • Every day just before low tide
  • Please reserve a day ahead
  • $50-$60 Depending on the operator available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted

Ocean Kayak & Snorkeling

Isla Chora is a small island 20-45 minute paddle from Playa Samara depending and where you launch from. Once there you will discover a secluded white sand beach and wonderful snorkeling just off the beach in warm waters teeming with tropical fish. Onshore, you will be treated to beverages and fresh fruits, and don’t forget to share some with the local inhabitants of Isla Chora: the large iguanas and raccoons.

  • 7:30 am and 1 pm
  • Please reserve you boat as soon as possible
  • 1/2 day $285-$650/boat
  • Full day $450-$750/boat
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted

Near Shore Fishing

Let your adventure begin. Catch your dinner or catch and release. Just minutes from the shores of Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo is world-class fishing for Red Snapper, Tuna, Corvina, Grouper, Roosterfish, and much more. The boats and captains offer all the equipment needed. Boats from 15’ to 32’ for 1 to 6 people. Book for full or half-day fishing.