Sunset Sails Trimaran
- Healthy lunch
- Sail around the Manuel Antonio coastline
- Beer and soda included
- Hours : 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
- Price : $85 per person
- Location : Quepos marina
Sunset Sails Trimaran tour takes visitors out around Manuel Antonio's shaggy rainforest laden coastlines replete with sandy coves, jagged cliffs and rocky islands searching for marine wildlife, sailing past Espadilla Beach and snorkeling in a cove beside Quepos Point.read more close
Set sail from Quepos, but make sure you're on the boat (ours tried to leave without us). The trimaran (a multi-hulled boat) sets sail off the coast searching for whales, dolphins and sea turtles. After about an hour of sailing, the trimaran turns toward Espadilla Beach in a large loop that takes you past Manuel Antonio National Park and Quepos Point. In the meantime, take in the scenery as servers walk around offering fruit and complimentary soda and beer.
The trimaran drops anchor near a rock off the coast of Biesanz Beach, known as the best spot for snorkeling in Manuel Antonio. The staff provides life vests and snorkel gear to venture into a submerged rock where marine wildlife congregates. At certain times of the year, especially in the wet season (May-Nov.), the water can be cloudy making it difficult to see. But you'll still be able to catch a glimpse of some of the fish like the rainbow Cortez, the Sgt. Major fish and the parrotfish.
Sunset Sails serves lunch after the snorkeling, a plate of tilapia, rice and root vegetables, before sailing back to the marina.
Departure & Return
- Departure point : Tour departs from all major hotels in Quepos and Manuel Antonio
- Return details : Tour returns to original departure point between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
- Departure time : Hotel pickup is between 20 and 50 minutes before tour start time depending on hotel location.