Enjoy the sunset aboard a luxury catamaran
Enjoy the sunset aboard a luxury catamaran

Catamaran Sailing Adventure, Gulf of Papagayo

Cruise along the pristine Gold Coast and snorkel off the boat on a catamaran trip

Overview

Soak up the sun and enjoy a sailing adventure on the Pacific Ocean! On this excursion, you'll depart from a landing dock in one of three locations: Playa Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo, or Playas del Coco. Board a catamaran and begin silently gliding along the Gold Coast past pristine bays, white sand beaches, and tropical jungles. You may spot dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish, and breaching whales. The crew will serve delicious tropical drinks as you make your way to a tranquil bay where you can swim or snorkel. A barbecue lunch with Costa Rican dishes will be served onboard before you head back to the starting point.

Highlights

  • Cruise around the Gold Coast on a catamaran
  • Swim or snorkel off the boat in a quiet bay
  • Enjoy a relaxing barbecue lunch onboard
  • Spot dolphins, sea turtles, and breaching whales

Know before you go

Duration
4 hours
Recommended for
6 years old & up
Group
Group tour
Food & Drink
Lunch Included

What you'll do

You'll be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the landing dock at one of three locations—Playa Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo, or Playas del Coco—depending on which sailing spot is the closest. Climb aboard a catamaran and begin your adventure on the water.

Exploring the Gold Coast by boat, you'll pass by magnificent scenery, including quiet bays, lush forests, and white sand beaches. Keep your eyes open for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish, and breaching whales as the crew serves refreshing tropical drinks. 

Once the boat arrives at a particular spot, the captain will drop anchor. While the crew prepares a barbecue lunch (featuring chicken, yellow rice, fruit, chips, black beans, pico de gallo, and cookies for dessert), you'll have time to swim or snorkel in the clear water or walk on the nearby beach.

After lunch, sail back toward the starting point. You'll head back to your hotel to finish the trip.

Start times

  • Daily
    8:00 am, 1:30 pm

What's included

  • Transportation
  • Bilingual crew
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Barbecue lunch
  • Beverages
  • Snorkeling equipment

Traveler reviews

4 total ratings, 3 with reviews
4.0 out of 5
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4.0
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4.3
Guides, Drivers and Staff
4.3
Transport
5.0
Lindsay
Lindsay N.
Canada | Reviewed on May 05, 2023
Overall a really great experience. Pros: shady interior on the boat, on board bathrooms, free drinks, friendly staff, lunch included. Highlight for us and our kids was the stop in the middle to swim and snorkel in a secluded bay. It was a great way to get away from beach activities. Would 100% recommend. Read more

Overall a really great experience. Pros: shady interior on the boat, on board bathrooms, free drinks, friendly staff, lunch included. Highlight for us and our kids was the stop in the middle to swim and snorkel in a secluded bay. It was a great way to get away from beach activities. Would 100% recommend.

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Jaya
Jaya C.
Hermosa Beach, CA | Reviewed on Jan 05, 2023
Catamaran sailing adventure was good. Boat was clean and crew was quite friendly. Bar served drinks all the time. We got to see couple whales and sting ray but not much other wild life. It was more of party boat with music and alcohol. Would not recommend highly for kids. Snorkeling was ok. Was hoping to get some help from crew but there were lot of people on the boat so guess not possible. Food was basic but tasty. Sunset was very beautiful.
It’s worth for a relaxed sailing and drinks and...
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Catamaran sailing adventure was good. Boat was clean and crew was quite friendly. Bar served drinks all the time. We got to see couple whales and sting ray but not much other wild life. It was more of party boat with music and alcohol. Would not recommend highly for kids. Snorkeling was ok. Was hoping to get some help from crew but there were lot of people on the boat so guess not possible. Food was basic but tasty. Sunset was very beautiful.
It’s worth for a relaxed sailing and drinks and views.

Tips for future travelers

Would not recommend for kids or if you are looking to see ocean wild life.

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Wei S.
Bellevue, WA | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022
The water wasn't clear so we couldn't see any fish. It was fun being on the catamaran, but we've done it a number of times before. We saw one sea turtle on this tour. If you have done catamaran at other places, I would just skip this one. Read more

The water wasn't clear so we couldn't see any fish. It was fun being on the catamaran, but we've done it a number of times before. We saw one sea turtle on this tour. If you have done catamaran at other places, I would just skip this one.

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