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Wild Life Safari Float

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Float down the Peñas Blancas River in a rowboat on this 3.5-hour journey from La Fortuna. Listen to your naturalist guide's commentary while keeping a lookout for monkeys, iguanas, and a variety of bird life. Finish up with a stop at a local farm to sample their homemade snacks and coffee. Round-trip transport from selected hotels included.
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

What's Included

  • Snack
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • La Fortuna de San Carlos
    La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick up are included in the area of ​​the town of Fortuna. Pick ups are not included in San Jose or in the Guanacaste area

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Wild Life Safari Float?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Wild Life Safari Float?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Wild Life Safari Float?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wild Life Safari Float?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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46 reviews
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Perfect experience.
JamesEric_D, Jun 2022
Roy was awesome! Lots of info saw lots of animals. Got to see white faced and howler monkeys, a two toe sloth, many birds, Jesus Christ lizards and bats. Roy was very knowledgeable and passionate about his country and the wildlife.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hello James! Thank you for your review! It's great listen that you've enjoyed your Safari Float tour with Roy and that you can saw a lot of animals. We'll let Roy know that had an awesome tour with him. Best regards!
Hector was so great, he...
Allison_L, Mar 2022
Hector was so great, he provided tons of knowledge about Costa Rica and was very nice and helpful. The day ended with a lovely snack and he even dropped us off at our next adventurous location. It was a lovely day!!
Great tour
Isabel_G, Jun 2022
Everything was perfect from the start. Our tour guides were super friendly and made us feel very welcoming . We did the safari float and it was very relaxing and informative. After, we stopped at a farm and ate yuca bread with cheese , that was delicious food by the way. Recommend 100%
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hola Isabel!! Thank you for your review! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed the Safari Float tour. Is great listen that you felt wecoming and found a space of peace on this tour and saw many animals. We will let know to the team that worked in your reservation and tour that you have enjoyed your trip. Thank you for recommend us! :) Best regards!
Fun on the river
Caszandra_B, Jul 2022
We took a short drive to the river and had a wonderful time learning about the landscape and animals! We saw monkeys, turtles, toucans, sloths, and much more!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi! Is great know that you learned, enjoyed and saw many animals in the Safari Float tour. Thank you for your review! Best regards!
We had a great time on...
Darren_B, Mar 2022
We had a great time on the river cruise. We saw a ton of animals and wild life. Juan Carlos was an amazing guide for us and our two boys (10 and 7 years old). Highly recommended excursion as an alternative to the other adventurous things to do in LA Fortuna.
Fantastic Tour
jmanzi, Apr 2022
This tour was excellent! Roy was a fantastic guide who is extremely knowledgeable on wildlife and volcano. We saw sloths both two toed and three toed, white faced monkeys, Jesus Christ Lizards, Tiger Heron and so much more. I would recommend this tour 100%! Jorge was an excellent driver and additional knowledge on the ride. It was sooo good!!!
Roy was out tour guide...
Daniel_V, May 2022
Roy was out tour guide and he was amazing. He had a lot of fun facts and immense knowledge about nature and biology. I could float down a ricer with him all day and hear him talk about cool things!! 100% recommend doing this tour, worth every penny
Slow ride down the river enjoying nature
Kamini_P, Apr 2022
Seeing monkeys and the many birds in a raft with wildlife followed by a lovely snack and coffee. Pura vida
2 travelers found this review helpful
Sloths, caimans, and toucans, Oh My!
Teresa_L, Jun 2022
Perfect tour! We saw sloths, toucans, frogs, birds and more. The telescope our guide used was very helpful for us to see up close. He was very knowledgeable. The butterflies were magical. The staff was friendly and welcome. We would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hola Teresa! Is great listen that you found a space of peace on this tour and saw many animals. We will let know to the team that worked in your reservation and tour that you have enjoyed your trip. Thank you for recommend us! Best regards!
Loved our river float...
Jerry_L, May 2022
Loved our river float tour! Hector and Roy were amazing guides and very knowledgeable! It was so relaxing floating down the river and seeing the sloths and monkeys was amazing! Book this you won’t regret it!
We would do it again with Carlos.
Ian_J, Mar 2022
Carlos of Caribbean Winds was a fantastic and interesting tour guide. We saw toucans, monkeys, sloth, Jesus Christ lizards, a caiman, etc and had a most relaxing beautiful afternoon floating down the river for about 3 hours. If we return, we will do this again and look for Carlos to lead us. He has worldly experience and Costa Rican upbringing that brings a full picture of the culture. He also knows how to cut a pineapple up to a beautiful work of art, and it was very tasty.
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David_K, Apr 2022
Carlos was fantastic. Had tremendous knowledge of the area and the river. We saw monkeys, several. Lots of birds and sloths. I would recommend to anyone
Our favorite tour!
Jennifer_P, Apr 2022
This was our favorite tour of our trip! Roy was a great guide who showed us all the sights and was full of knowledge about the wildlife in Costa Rica. He was excellent with pointing out animals and giving us time to see them and teaching us interesting facts about them too!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great excursion!
Natalia_G, Apr 2022
Great excursion! We saw a lot of animals (sloths, monkeys, birds, lizards) and we even spotted a basilisk running on water! The river is very calm and the whole experience is very relaxing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us a lot about the wildlife as well as Costa Rica in general. Highly recommend!
Roy and Levi were...
Francesca_D, Jun 2022
Roy and Levi were fantastic guys and very knowledgeable! We saw monkeys, iguanas, caymans and lots of birds! Definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hola! Thank you for your review! Is great know that you've enjoyed your safari float with Levi and Roy. We'll let them know it! Thanks for recommend us! Best regards.
Row, Row your Boat!
anoosh_s, Jun 2022
This was such a treat, despite rain pouring down on us we had a blast .amazing scenery, and the snack at the end of the tour was well worth it:))
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hello Anoosh!! We are delighted to know that even though there was a little rain, you enjoyed the Safari Float tour and the snack at the end of the tour. Thank you so much for booking with us and for your review. Best regards!
Fantastic experience!
Shalana_G, Aug 2022
Great experience! Pepe was a spectacular guide. Friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. He really let us take our time when we were observing things and didn't rush us through the experience. We saw white-faced capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, a three-toed sloth, numerous birds, and a basilisk. My husband and I ended up being the only guests on the raft, so it was awesome to have such a personal experience. Joel was a great shuttle driver. The snacks at the end of the tour were a great touch and my dragonfruit juice really hit the spot.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you very much for allowing us to be part of your experience in Costa Rica. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your tour with us! We will let know Pepe and Joel that you have enjoyed your trip with them! Best regards!
Fantastic trip with...
Brian_D, Jul 2022
Fantastic trip with fantastic guide. Roy was so informative and friendly. We saw three Sloths, Howler Monkeys, White Face Money's, Iguanas, Bats Birds, Spiders and a Caimen. Great trip!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Brian! Thank you for your review! We are so happy to listen that you enjoyed your Safari Float tour with Roy. It's great know that you can see a lots of animals in this tour! We will let Roy know that you have really enjoyed your tourist experience with him. Best regards!
Two Thumbs up for family friendly adventure!
Ana_W, Apr 2022
An awesome way to see and learn about the animals and plants in their natural habitat!! Before the tour even started our tour guides spotted a sloth. We saw a large variety of animals including lots of monkeys just swinging over our heads! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and the snack lunch was very tasty. I’d highly recommend this tour if you are looking for an easy, family friendly outdoor sightseeing activity. Our 6yr old thoroughly enjoyed it and the guide kept everyone engaged including the kids! It does get hot in a few sections so definitely wear a hat, sunscreen and cool clothing.
Amazing tour
Katherine_S, Mar 2022
This tour was seriously amazing. We saw monkeys, toucans, vultures and so many iguanas, plus an owl! Hector was our amazing guide and he was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The tour ended at a beautiful farm so we got some local food and drinks. Everything was fresh and delicious. Everyone should do this tour.
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