Starting at $403 per night


Cano Island Biological Reserve is a totally protected island found offshore in the southern Pacific side of Costa Rica. Home to a variety of fish and underwater creatures, you will likely be amazed by this colorful underwater world and have an experience of a lifetime. On this tour, you will explore the area by boat and have an opportunity to snorkel in two of the captain’s favorite spots.

The tour starts at Punta Uvita Beach where you will meet your friendly bilingual guides and experienced captain. They will provide life jackets, and safety instructions in order to ensure the safest and most peaceful trip to the island. You’ll be at sea for about an hour and a half with a chance to see stunning nature and wildlife on the way. While this tour is not focused on whale and dolphin watching, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a Humpback whale or Bottle Nosed dolphin. Bring your camera to take some gorgeous shots of your adventure on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

The clear turquoise waters and abundant coral reefs make this an excellent spot to go snorkeling. In fact, this area was named one of the best places to go snorkeling in the world. These reefs are the home to thousands of colorful fish like the Blue Spotted Jack, Cortez Garden Eel, Bicolor Parrotfish and the Moorish Idol. You will have a chance to stop at two different spots and be provided with high quality, clean snorkeling gear in order to enhance your experience viewing the diverse underwater terrain.

This is a full day tour so make sure to dress for being out in the sun. Don’t forget your swimsuit, hat and towel! Included in this tour are life jackets, all equipment, a delicious buffet lunch and bottled water. Transportation from your hotel to Punta Uvita beach may take up to one hour depending on lodging location.

What to Bring

  • Insect Repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Sun Block
  • Rain Gear

Location and Availability

The Cano Island Biological Reserve Tour is available from Dominical, Manuel Antonio, and Uvita

Tour Time

  • 8:00am

Tour Type

  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Archaeology
  • Beach

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy


Latitude: N 8°42'49.44". Longitude: W 84°7'15.96"


  • Overall 86.2% (2 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 95.0%
  • Expectations: 85.0%
  • Guides: 85.0%
  • Logistics: 80.0%
  • Value: 95.0%


Good tour!


would have been nice if there were restrooms on the boat, would like to have spent more time snokeling.