Caño Island Snorkeling

Start Time and Place

8:30 a.m.

From Casa Corcovado, Drake Bay


Full Day

Activity Level

Easy to moderate

Great for:

Water Lovers, Divers

Caño Island Biological Reserve is one of the best snorkeling spots in the whole of Costa Rica. This full-day tour departs early in the morning, when you will be transferred to the town of Sierpe. Here you will board a boat and travel down the Sierpe River, where you will be able to appreciate one of the largest mangroves in Central America. After reaching the river mouth, you will head toward Caño Island, where your snorkeling adventure will take place.

The protected waters of the reserve are known for their profusion of marine life and underwater topography. Afterwards, you will enjoy a picnic lunch on the island’s beach and either do some more snorkeling or enjoy some time on the island.

Chances to see these species:

  • Surgeon fish
  • Pacific box fish
  • Schools of Big eye Jack fish
  • Spotted Eagle Ray
  • White tip Reef Shark
  • Angel Fish
  • Moorish Idol
  • Trigger Fish
  • Grunts
  • Barber Fish
  • Puffer fish
  • Parrot fish

Transportation from Dominical, professional guide, lunch, snorkelling equipment, access to the island, and boat transfer.

Hat, sunblock, swimsuit, towel, shoes and clothes that get wet, an extra change of clothes, and water resistant camera.

Is the water cold?

Every now and then, there can be a cold current but in general the water temperature is around 20°C (70°F).

Can I do the tour if I don't know how to swim?

No, in order to snorkel, passengers must know how to swim

In order to do this tour passengers must know how to swim.

All our private one day tours provide private luxury transportation, a certified naturalist tour guide, snacks and water