Mangrove Monkey Boat Tour
Price: Starting at US$85 per person
Duration: 3 hours including driving time
Departure: Varies. Depends on tide table
Inclusions: Transportation, Water, Fruit snacks, Guided Mangrove Boat Tour
Difficulty: Easy going on a comfortable boat.
What To Bring: Insect repellent, camera, sunblock, a few bucks for a possible lunch stop after the tour – during the rainy season bring a light rain jacket and plastic back for your electronic devices and camera
Mangrove Monkey Encounters
If you are wondering where to see monkeys in Costa Rica, this Costa Rica monkey tour is going to knock your socks off! Xploratura’s Mangrove Monkey Tour allows participants to get right up close to a variety of primates and observe them in their natural habitat. This great tour takes visitors to the shallow waters of Isla Damas Estuary – translates to Ladies’ Island.
Preserving our Unique Heritage
On arrival, our expert guides will help you board a boat, which is the best way to view the Damas Island mangrove tour to learn all about sensitive eco systems. This estuary mangrove is about ten minutes from Quepos, in Puntarenas Province and is roughly halfway down the western seaboard of Costa Rica overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Jaco is around 45 minutes travel time by vehicle.
Viewing Apes in Natural Surroundings
The stern-faced capuchin monkeys are the main stars of this show specially arranged by Mother Nature. These white-faced residents are quite used to a little “human spotting” of their own. They are naturally curious and seem to know that they are a protected species, which means harassing boat-dwellers for tasty morsels is all part of the package. Look out too for the chino monkey – mangrove tour of note! One of the amazing revelations of Damas Island mangrove tour is that there are actually different types of mangrove swamps found along this tropical coastline.
Your guide will happily educate you in the subtle difference between the tours through mangroves, and will explain the wildlife on view in each sector. The sheer variety of animals, birds and reptiles found here is one of the reasons for this tour being so popular. Anything from large boa constrictors to shy anteaters, consider the mangrove swamps as home, so be sure to have your camera at the ready. Visitors are welcome, but we do ask that you listen carefully to your guide for important announcements during the monkey boat tour.
The Mangrove Monkey Boat Tour takes around three hours, including getting there and back. Boat departures depend on tidal movement, which your guide will explain. Since we are talking real mangrove conditions, remember to bring insect repellant with you. Being the tropical paradise that it is also means expecting rain at any time, be sure to bring some protection to avoid getting soaked. One last recommendation is to have a good camera or smart phone with you. Your audience awaits, all aboard for your Mangrove monkey tour, Costa Rica experience!