We were lucky enough to see 6 to 7 whales! but the water was too murky to snorkel. The communication while waiting to get from the marina to the boat was a bit unclear and chaotic though it all worked out fine My son hurt his head on the water slide into the water though he closely followed their directions. He is fine now but was unclear at the time why he wasn't warned
it did rain most of the time, cold. Drink were free except beer - i do not drink the strong stuff, so no beer option for the $$ spent... we could not understand the guide when he spoke english. We are only 49/53 so not hard of hearing yet. Speaker and engine did not mix well.
The pick up bus did not have us on their list and was 30 mins late. This was after having spoken with the catamaran company twice.
We booked this to see whales and dolphins and snorkeling. However, we weren't informed how bad the snorkeling was and we did see a glimpse of a whale but that was it. We got sea sick and couldn't eat the lunch. I very much regret choosing this activity and feel it wasn't represented well to me.
best thing about it was the guide Jose... everything else is horrible
This tour was absolutely beautiful. The staff was so accommodating, constantly asking to provide or refill drinks. We even saw a whale!
Enjoyed the meal on the boat. One note, please verify ages of minors on the cruise when serving drinks.
As the weather had been poor, nothing could be seen with the snorkels. There was plenty of space on board and boat was very nice. Food and staff good. The trip was quite short but as the weather was not great probably sufficient. We saw dolphins on the return which the crew made extra efforts to help us get close which was great.
The crew members were very kind and attentive to all guest on board.
This was great, so relaxing and fun. The views were stunning, staff was friendly and fun, lunch was delicious, and the drinks kept flowing. Perfect relaxing day!
This was the highlight of the kids' trip.
Catamaran was a good time. The onboard photographer was an added bonus and we were happy to pay the $40 to get the DropBox photos he captured of our afternoon. The food was great.
This was a fun, relaxing tour... Not much to it, but we enjoyed it...
Very well executed. My wife wanted to go again.
Catamaran boat tour was spectacular. Was worried it would be a booze cruise party and happily was not.
Great tour, just too long.
Absolutely loved this activity. It was a great closing to our vacation. Great crew on board. You ask about value on all your questions. I found Costa Rica to be quite expensive and as much as we LOVED it, we are not sure if we would go back. Costa Rica is definitely a destination that needs to be planned for. Especially for families, activities are expensive and on top of that we have to tip everyone. Tips should be included, it would make the experience less awkward.
This trip was good but not exceptional. The boat was good and the food was fine. The tour guides were OK and the food was just fair.
This one was a waste of money would not recommend
It was very enjoyable. The snorkeling wasn't that great, but we were told that that would be the case. Sill nice and relaxing and the crew was wonderful, serving us drinks and food.
Guides not very interested. Did see some dolphins in the end. Dinner nice. All snacks and dessert served in disposable plastic cups that could blow overboard really easily and even if not, are not in line with Costa Rica's green name.
Waste of money. The buses were jammed uncomfortably full. The boat was also overfilled. The tour caters to and attracts college kids who want to get drunk. Very disappointing. The snorkeling (best part) was way too short. Recommend against going. Bad experience. Injured my hand on a purple urchin spine and was offered a band aid...poor planning on their part
Did not see any sea wildlife like dolphins or whales. Also, I payed for a meal and was not allowed to take it to go because they said they did not have disposable dishes. They should offer to go meals for people who do not want to eat on a boat as a result of motion sickness or preference.
The Catamaran tour was a great time. We saw a mother whale & her baby!! Lots of Dolphins and gorgeous scenery. The lunch was very tasty, the sunset "beautiful", the slides and jumping off the top of the Catamaran, great fun. The snorkeling was as expected...... murkey water from the run off of the rain forest.
We still saw pretty fish.... I didn't go for the snorkeling...... I went for the experience. I would book this trip again :)) Took our family of "14" ages 6-62.... perfect time for everyone.
Very fun worth the money. Only wish dinner they provided had main course options beside fish.
A great way to see the coast, well organized, the snorkeling was somewhat limited and conditions where not the best. But that's the nature of water so overall a grew afternoon and the lunch aboard the boat was excellent.
El clima estubo bastante nublado y un poco fresco de ahi es que no disfrutamos al maximo. Pero el servicio y la comida/bebida estubieron muy buenos.
Beautiful relaxing trip
We had fun, but the snorkeling left something to be desired.
The snorkeling was mediocre but everything else was fine. The guys are not really guides but were adequate
It was a lovely cruise. The snorkeling was fair, but we were able to see dolphins from the boat early on.
I expected to actually sail. The snorkelling part was underwhelming.
We really enjoyed this. There were no guides per se. They went out of their way to make us enjoy the experience.
Another great adventure!
Fun catamaran cruise, but no dolphins, no whales, and very mediocre snorkeling with just a few varieties of fish. Good eats on board and friendly staff.
Terrible food and overall not worth the money/time spent.
Very fun! Saw dolphins, not too many but a couple. The drinks and food were incredible as well as the dip in the ocean. Wish this was a longer excursion.
Very fun. But snorkeling was so so. No coral and very few fish. Water was stirred up.
The snorkeling wasn't what I expected. The water was cloudy and I we couldn't see any fish unless someone fed them.
Pleasant way to spend an afternoon. The snorkeling isn't outstanding, but there were a lot of fish.
We were very glad we went in the morning. There were not that many people on the cruise. They said they were full on the afternoon cruise. The lunch on the cruise was the best lunch we had.
The snorkeling itself was not fantastic, cloudy water with little to see and the entire group was stung by something in the water but the overall trip, the boat, the water slide, the scenery, the crew, the food, the drinks and the sunset were amazing! Would do it again for sure!
The tour was way more commercial than we liked for our own personal taste. We have done other catamaran curises on similar boats with much smaller groups. We don't like the loud music, etc. Both my husband and son were stung by jellyfish at the snorkelig spot. Would not promote the spot as a good place to snorkel - even without the jellyfish. Beautiful view of coast. Lunch was served at 3:30 - much later than I would call lunch - we were starved.
too big of group. People over took any fish there was to see
Very nice and accommodating staff. Lunch quality was average - fish was tough and not tasty. Snorkeling quality was only average to poor. Nice boat ride. We found and sailed with dolphins which was very nice.
Snorkeling not good at all.
The tour was fun and seeing dolphins was a bonus ... the snorkeling left something to be desired
Not really geared towards people with children. Experience was ok at best.
Great crew, food, music, etc... Loved jumping off the top of the catamaran and sliding down the water slide.
We had a great time on this cruise! The food was lovely, the guides were too and we did see some lovely dolphins. I wished we had had the opportunity to snorkel a bit more. This felt rushed, and because there was a time factor, I wasn't able to enjoy the activity as I wanted to. The guides were very nice, and the boat was almost empty, so it was even better!
The catamaran boat was very nice and comfortable. We did indeed see dolphins on the tour. They provided drinks and a nice lunch too. The snorkeling conditions were not the best, but we did see some fish and had a blast jumping from the upper deck.
The food was very good. The guides were very good.
Fun but the snorkeling area did not have the variety of sea life I was hoping to see
Didn't see any dolphins, but not the fault of the crew. They made up for it with interesting information, time for playing in the water, and a wonderful meal. Fun getting to know the other passengers!
Not great fish to view but he crew were awesome, food and drinks great a very relaxing afternoon
The tour went smoothly and the sunset was gorgeous. I was disappointed in the snorkeling. The visibility was not good and there were three boats of people trying to snorkel around the same rock (too crowded).
food was spectacular, guides were friendly and made the trip pleasurable. of course, snorkeling was uneventful. the free cocktails weren't worth consuming but that's okay.
For some reason I expected a much smaller, more intimate vessel. This felt very commercial and touristy. The snorkelling is not worth the trip, and the cruise on the water is just average. The food was excellent, but I would skip it and save my money for something more meaningful.
Loved everything about this from the snorkelling to the good and cocktails to seeing dolphins and the sunset. The crew took our safety and wellbeing very seriously. Totally perfect
The outfitter was professional and the lunch was great. Unfortunately, three boats full of tourists arrived at the reef at the same time to scuba dive. There reef was only large enough to accommodate 1 boat, so it wasn't a very enjoyable experience.
This was probably my favorite tour. It was so relaxing and loads of fun! The sunset on the Pacific was absolutely breathtaking!
This was a nice, relaxing tour. We met some people who grew up in our home town in Texas--small world! The dinner was enjoyable and the scenery was nice. The snorkeling was not the best, but the sunset and the Brown Boobies made up for it.
it felt like almost a private tour since there were only 16 people in our whole group on the large boat. We loved the staff, the food and the experience.
Very romantic and peaceful. What a way to see a sunset!!!
Snorkeling was poor. The site was dirty and there were no fish or coral.
the food was very good
We opted out of the snorkel part and just enjoyed the boat trip. On the boat they indicated that the visibility was not very good.
Amazing tour! Great staff and delicious food!
This tour totally exceeded my expectations! The boat was big and comfortable and the staff was warm and welcoming. The "little rock" we snorkeled around for an hour had an incredible number and variety of fish that we haven't seen since snorkeling in the Tahitian Islands. They fed us great 'fish kabobs', healthy drinks (make of that what you will! LOL), and we got to see dolphins play in the wake of the catamaran, topped by a beautiful sunset. We were 'selling' this cruise to other visitors we met. Well done!
snorkeling spot was pretty bad and a lot of other groups in same area. Staff and food were very good.
serve an amazing lunch
This was more fun than I anticipated. Very relaxing, snorkeling was fun...even for a beginner! And the food was good. Great sunset and great way to end our vacation.
Only two dolphins and poor snorkeling
Lots of fun on this cruise, wanted to spend longer time snorkeling though. the food was great! We saw lots of dolphins!
Very nice, pretty views and fun to go snorkeling - nice for last afternoon - we did not see dolphins which they had thought we probably would.
Great, and the grilled tuna kabobs were delicious! The snorkeling spot was a bit crowded with 2 other boats besides our own. That's the only reason it's not all tens.
Wonderful crew on the boat. Great food also. This was a lot of fun!
This was okay but the snorkeling was very crowded with other tours and the water was not clear at all
Not my kind of trip. Little to do.
Staff was GREAT - snorkeling wasn't too good but the overall experience was a highlight of our trip!
Lots of fun beautiful views and loved the dolphins. Good food on the tour also.
Great food and snorkeling.
The crew was great pointing out The Whale and her Baby, Turtles. The lunch was deliscious and the swim was refreshing
Excellent tour, well managed. Great food/drinks. Very good staff. Had a great time.
This was a bit disappointing. We drove around collecting the other passengers and spent 3 hours on the catamaran looking at beautiful Costa Rica but no sea animals. The guides were good and food adequate. We snorkeled in murky ocean water and still saw nothing. The guide informed us that this was due to the rainy, winter season. We understand that sea animals may not be cooperative for tours but the snorkeling should have been better. We did not feel the value was there.
I rated it less as I thought the trip was going to be longer & the lunch was limited with nothing that my grandkids would eat. A hot dog or hamburger would work, as many kids do not like fish.
The tour was great. The staff was very friendly and were ready to serve us drinks. The dolphins were very cool to see. The snorkeling stop seemed short but actually probably just the right amount of time to get a good feel for the activity. The water wasn't very clear though so it was hard seeing fish unless they were right in your face. Natures problem though not the tour company. The lunch was very very good....the food everywhere was amazing. But this was especially nice for a boat tour.
The snorkelling was extremely poor - the meal was OK, I understand you can't control what sea life we see but this was not the greatest.
One of the highlights of our trip! Perfect in every way! Highly recommend!
We were able to see plea try of dolphins, and the snorkelling was great! And of course with a free bar how do you go wrong
The boat ride, scenery, sunset, all were terrific. The snorkeling was disappointing.
Again, too many people on one boat, the snorkling was in groups with 50 other people, saw more legs than fish, it felt too turisty and crowded to us
Great meal, great service (head guide speaks fluent English and Spanish, impressive!), great fishes, kid loves jumping from the roof top of the boat.
The overall cruise was enjoyable. The location and crowd where we snorkeled was disappointing. Too many snorkelers in a small space with little sea life to see.
Beautiful boat, very large..... thankfully not full. A bit of crowding at the start. Food was good, staff good. Drinks were so so, but they were there. Include the beer in the trip (nobody will get intoxicated on the local beer :)), or give drinks chips if volume is an issue. -- Comfort was fine, but the snorkeling was a bust=no great. There was nothing to see under water, so I would just as well go swimming. The guide and the ocean view of the coast was amazing, as well as the "planned" sunset. Great day. Snorkeling, no bueno.
BEAUTIFUL AND FUN!
Fun day, good food.
Another highlight for us, we really enjoyed this activity. It was a small group, only about 20 people on a boat for 100, so lots of space. Food, snacks and drinks were wonderful. Guides were good, moving around to answer questions/chat as appropriate. The snorkeling was really fun and the slide on boat was fun too. Saw dolphins and flying fish, so overall was a really fun day!
Had a delightful time - even saw some dolphins.
I especially appreciated the guide helping me with snorkelling.
Had a lovely time. The meal was probably the best we had on the whole tour. Catamaran was not crowded. Nicely done.
We had a blast! The shops prior to going are great at the marina. The staff were amazing. The food was delicious. The views--beautiful. It was fun to see the Parador from the tour. Snorkeling was really fun. Our five and fourteen year old loved it. Jumping off the boat was fun for Dad and the oldest.
The snorkeling was lame; swim 50 feet to explore one rock and then come back, all the time surrounded by 200 people. But we had fun on the water slide and found dolphins right before sunset.