Whale's Tail Adventure Kayak
- Kayak surfing
- Mangrove tour
- Relax on the Whale
- Location : Uvita
- Hours : Depends on the tides
- Price : $75 per person
Kayak the Pacific, snorkel in the curve of the Whale's Tail and paddle upstream through a mangrove forest on the Whale Tail Adventure Tour.read more close
You'll depart on the half-day excursion from Uvita Beach inside the Ballena National Marine Park where you'll get acquainted with your kayak and paddle out to the Whale's Tail, a natural rock and sand bar shaped like a humpback's tail.
Inside the curve of the tail, protected from the Pacific's larger swells, you'll have the chance to snorkel among the rocks looking for marine life. Though the visibility isn't as good as it would be farther off the coast at Cano Island, the silt in the water brings out a variety of marine life.
The guides help look for sea stars, conch shells and sea urchins along the sea floor while a host of tropical fish like Sergeant Major fish swim around the rocks. Occasionally, visitors spot puffer fish and Olive Ridley sea turtles in the area. After snorkeling relax along the shores of the Whale's Tail to take in the views over a fruit snack.
As the tide rises, the sand bar that connects the end of the tail to the mainland disappears. The waves, crashing together from both sides, make for an awesome and exciting experience to learn kayak surfing. Guides will help you learn to ride the waves as they come crashing together over the Whale's Tail. It's exhilarating riding through the tumult, trying to stay on the wave until you ride head first in an oncoming swell as the waves clap together.
Surf by Uvita Beach and into the mangrove forest. Pinuelas and red mangroves knit intricate roots systems out over the top of the loose, muddy earth looking for support. The brackish water inside, the mangroves is tranquil compared to the churning waves of the Pacific. The sound of the cicadas and the splash of your paddle fill the air, as the guides look for wildlife and offer insights into the special role that mangroves play in the environment.
You'll end up back at Uvita Beach where guides crack open coconuts to drink their sweet water and eat the soft, white coconut meat inside.
Departure & Return
- Departure point : Tour departs from the town of Uvita. Transportation to Uvita is provided with an additional fee
- Departure time : As scheduled on tour start time
- Return details : Tour returns to original departure point depending on tide times