You will be launching your kayak from the famous Whale Tail beach, named for its unique shape, looking exactly like the tail of the humpback whales that come here to breed twice a year. This rock formation emerges as a sandbar during low tide and hosts numerous tide pools. Convergent currents create the amazing geographic feature as if Nature were giving the whales a landmark to show them where to come.
If you are experienced or if you have never done this activity before it does not matter! This tour is suitable for anyone, as an experienced guide will accompany you during the kayaking tour.
Ocean and river kayaking are easy and relaxing, an excellent way to discover nature and explore the coast, you may look closely at the caves of Ventanas (experts) or you can do snorkeling off of Punta Uvita. If you’d like, you can also paddle into the mangrove channels and closely observe many animals characteristic of mangroves, as well to see the jungle rivers abundant with tropical wildlife.
Tour length: Half day tour (3-4 hours)
Includes: Guided paddling with certified instructors, entrance fee to the National Park, water & fruits, kayak & paddle, snorkel mask, life jackets.
Departure time: Depends on the low tide at the National Park and of high tide in the mangrove.
Place of departure: Ballena Infocenter’s Office (Uvita Beach)
What should you bring? Sandals, comfortable clothes, bathing suit, sunscreen
Observations: A minimum of 2 persons is required