One of our most popular tours is almost one of Iguana Tours’ most treasured secrets. If you think the Damas Island Estuary and Mangrove Boat Tour is sedentary, then let our “interactive” tropical rainforest and delicate mangrove ecosystem knock you out of your seat in your boat – literally. This adventure of Costa Rican natural history – its exotic flora and fauna — is highly recommended for any naturalist, young or old, who wants to experience firsthand the pulse of the mangrove ecosystem.
Let our world-class, highly trained, bilingual guides and naturalists steer you peacefully and comfortably in our high-tech, ultra-quiet estuary boats as the wildlife comes to you – sometimes right into the boat! Experience curious families of monkeys as they migrate across the mangrove ecosystem – which includes your boat – in search of food and adventure. And discover the secret ways different exotic trees of Costa Rica replenish the environment worldwide yet sustain themselves for decades of growth.
Duration: 5 hours
Location: Isla Damas Quepos
Departure from Manuel Antonio: Depends of the Ocean Tides
Wind through acres of a protected, pristine Costa Rican estuary as your experienced guides educate you on the secrets – both past and present – of the mangrove eco-structure so vital to Costa Rica and the world as well. And don’t forget to point out the caimans, sloths, crocodiles, boas, white face monkeys, egrets, and so many more species of wildlife, as your boat leisurely winds its way through the mangrove channels along the gentle currents of the coastal tides. And finally, end your adventure with a relaxing yet rewarding meal in typical Costa Rican flavor at a local “hot spot” restaurant before you return to your hotel.
Don’t expect to come experience this adventure as it slowly fades away on the international landscape of extinct ecosystems. Come, learn, and experience a delicate treasure Costa Ricans are so desperately trying (and successfully) working to preserve – the mangroves. And maybe you will become a part of preserving not only a Costa Rican treasure, but a needed intricate ecosystem necessary for the world’s habitat balance as well. Enjoy, but leave changed, and leave to possibly help change this delicate ecosystem for the better.
5 years old are free
What to bring
- Comfortable shoes & clothes
- Sun Block