Starting at $59 per night


The Safari Float by Kayak on the Rio Penas Blancas is a great way to observe wildlife and mix it with a little adventure. Imagine kayaking down a river surrounded by jungle and wildlife!

The day starts off when you are picked up from your Arenal Volcano area hotel. After picking up other participants you will be brought to the river which is about 20 minutes from La Fortuna center. Your guide will provide you with a safety and instructional course along with your paddle and kayak.

The tour is operated on either sit on top or inflatable kayaks. While the river will gently push you along, you will have to paddle to steer and to close in on wildlife. As you drift down the river your guide will attempt to spot animals such as sloths, howler monkeys, toucans, waterfowl, crocodiles, iguanas, river turtles and more. The river and its banks provide the perfect habitat for numerous other critters and exotic wildlife.

After a while we will pull up to the Don Pedro Farm. This is a family operated traditional Costa Rican farm. During your visit you will learn about how the family lives and works. You will be provided with a snack and have time to swap stories with the locals.

Transportation will be provided back to your hotel following the tour. In total including round trip transfers the tour is expected to last 4.5 to 5.5 hours though this is subject to change. This fun filled tour includes transportation, equipment, guide, and fruits.


  • Kayak on a jungle river
  • Observe exotic wildlife in a natural habitat

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Wet/dry Bag
  • Change Of Clothes
  • Sunblock
  • Insect Repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Strap Sandals Or Shoes That Can Get Wet
  • Rain Gear

Location and Availability

The Safari Float by Kayak on Rio Penas Blancas is available from Arenal, Arenal Zone 2, Arenal Zone 3, Chachagua Rainforest Hotel, and Nuevo Arenal

Tour Times

  • 7:30am
  • 2:00pm

Tour Type

  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Learning Family

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

5 and up


Latitude: N 10°30'28.74". Longitude: W 85°29'26.44"


  • Overall 95.8% (18 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 95.0%
  • Expectations: 93.3%
  • Guides: 97.8%
  • Logistics: 97.2%
  • Value: 93.9%


My guide let me kayak with him. Very pleasurable.


Wonderful kayak trip, enjoyed seeing the crocs & excellent break at the river farm. So nice to hear the history &Abe a guest there. We were treated like family. Excellent tour.


Very Fun tour. Really enjoyed the river and got to see lots of wildlife. Our guides were very friendly and fun


Some guides were a 10+, others were unremarkable (not bad, just not great), so average 8. I felt like the visit to the farm where we were expected to leave a tip for the coffee and snack was something that I wished I had known about up front, just to be prepared with small bills and for that expectation.


Better experience than the first kayak trip; good equipment.


Wasn't as rigorous as I thought. Guide was fantastic at pointing out wild life.


Jorge was amazing!


This was one of my favorites! We saw so many animals thanks to our guide! and had much fun on the river! The howler monkeys were awesome!


While very exciting, they should probably stress that you will see many crocodiles along and in the water. Not for first time kayakers.


Gabriel was awesome! The kayaking was awesome too!