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Wildlife Safari Float Trip and Natural History Tour provided by Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours

Wildlife Safari Float Trip and Natural History Tour

Wildlife Safari Float Trip and Natural History Tour
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
We will pick you up from your hotel (7 am for the morning tour or 1 pm for the afternoon tour) if it is in the vicinity of La Fortuna or along the way; either wise, we will wait for you at our office and leave from there for the river. The Peñas Blancas River is located 25 mins from town, where you will be given your safety gear and meet your guide. The time we will spend on the river looking at animals and plants is between 2-2.5 hours depending on the river flow and the amount of wildlife we encounter. We will take out of the river at a farm run by a local family where we will enjoy some refreshments and typical Costa Rican snacks. You can visit the farm animals too. Once we are well fed and ready to go we will drive you back from where we picked you up or to your next activity if possible. The return drive is about 30 minutes to La Fortuna. This tour is designed for you to relax, enjoy and learn about the tropical rain forest and it´s habitants. It is great for wildlife, botanical and photography enthusiasts. All our tours support the local communities and are small and personalized to give you great costumer service and to keep our environmental footprint low.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47194P5
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Transportation • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected area only) • Light refreshments • Snacks • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Gear • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
hotels, our office, vacation rentals, down town La Fortuna, river put it.
La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Inclusions
Transportation • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected area only) • Light refreshments • Snacks • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Gear • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
hotels, our office, vacation rentals, down town La Fortuna, river put it.
La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Duration
4h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Dress with comfortable clothes, shoes that can get wet, sun hat or rain poncho
Bring sun lotion, bug spray, camera and binoculars
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
A minimum of 1 person per booking is required
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions unless the weather is causing dangerous conditions such as floods, etc. in which case you will be given the option of an alternative time, date, river or full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
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Bridie
1 contribution
Safari Float
Dec 2019
Close friends of mine, all adults and one young child, took a safari float tour with Dinghy Expeditions while in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. The Costa Rican jungle did not disappoint! The wildlife and natural scenery had us in complete amazement the entire time, even when the rains came. The tour started off being picked up by Andres and a driver who took us to the entrance to the penas blancas river. There we donned lifejackets and were provided with all the necessary safety information and procedures in both Spanish and English. Andres was very knowledgeable and a fun guide to explore the river with. He was happy to answer all of our questions and talk freely about everyday life in Costa Rica. He shared stories and encouraged us all to be completely present in nature while floating down the river. We were able to help paddle the raft and stopped often to explore and learn about various plants, trees, flowers and fauna along the way. We also stopped along the river’s edge to glaze at monkeys playing in the trees. Andres shared histories of Costa Rica and the river itself as we floated along. Overall, we were on the river for about 2 hours. We saw various birds, lizards, bats, monkeys and even a sloth. After the safari float we walked to a nearby family run farm to enjoy fresh coffee and juice along with homemade cheese, desserts and fried plantains. It was a fun,memorable tour while in La Fortuna. I would certainly recommend checking out the various tours offered by Dinghy Expeditions. A family owned company, creating lasting memories and sharing the joy of Pura Vida! Gracias Amigos!
Written 14 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

alexaria
Silver Spring, MD92 contributions
We saw bats masquerading as snakes!
Nov 2019
We explored the Peñas Blancas River on this safari trip. Andres and Diana were excellent guides. It was raining on the day we went on the trip, but we still saw lots including Howler monkeys, long nosed Brazilian bats, many birds (Green kingfisher, Barn Swallows, Keel Toucan, Aninga, Tropical king bird,Buff rump warbler), and Squirrels.

We saw many types of trees and plants such as Cedar, Gavilan, Yellow bamboo, Bread fruit and Carob, Bromiliads, Cacti epiphye, Spanish moss, Monkey ladder- bauhinia, Kapok tree, Sota caballo, Yucca, and Cuadrado (plantain).

Andres is a fount of knowledge of the local flora and fauna and the local biodiversity. He described how the river has changed over the years due to climate changes or effects from illegal dumping etc. We heard interesting stories about the introduction of certain plants, for example the bamboo and how their introduction has affected the local environment.

Andres even jumped into the river to Moore our boat so we could get a look at the Howler monkeys! He showed us bats that impersonate snakes!

We then stopped at a wonderful family business where Andres showed us cocoa plants and we had a meal of fried plantains, fresh cheese, sweet yuka bread and fresh organic juice. We wandered around the local farm seeing horses, cattle, ducks, kittens and chickens.

We were collected and dropped off as promised. They were able to advise us in the best place to eat and buy local crafts in the town. We would highly recommend Dinghy expeditions. 5 stars!
Written 20 November 2019
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trippeck
St. albert,Alberta1,000 contributions
Relaxing and Informative!!
Feb 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed out Safari Float with Ahndres!
He is extremely knowledgeable, patient and passionate about what he does.
We saw plenty of wildlife and learned so much about Costa Rica.
The farm visit at the end of the day was also fantastic. Great coffee and food!!
Written 15 March 2019
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GKP303
Ottawa, Canada8 contributions
Great way to see and learn the real Costa Rica
Feb 2019 • Couples
This was a highlight of a trip of a lifetime. Really liked the quiet commentary as well as the times of silent drifting...just listening and observing...the end stop at a working ranch and watched the training of champion show horses over fresh coffee and buns..well it was just perfect. Great team.
Written 13 March 2019
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trevorleonard
8 contributions
11 / 10
Fantastic!! saw monkeys, sloths, birds, crocodile (cayman?), iguana, etc... diana and andres are amazing people, very passionate about their work. This tour is 11/10. We were the only ones in the raft and it was our own private tour... other tours went by and had 5-10 people per boat, it looke like they were rushed and uncomfortable. I think they were jealous of us!! We were able to stop along the way and get out of the boat and observe the wildlife because it was just me and my wife and andres only. saw mama monkeys carrying babies on their back! on the way back we stopped on the side of the road and looked at sloths. Fantastic trip, highly recommend!! 11/10
Written 28 February 2019
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judith c
Hillsborough, NC22 contributions
Safari float
Outstanding!!
Our guide was Mauricio. He was so good. We saw 3 kinds of monkeys; the howlers howled, multiple birds, fish, lizards & two sloths. Wonderful breeze, shade & sun alternated. The guides were so helpful in loading & unloading from car to raft & back.

This is a must. For anyone who wants to drift, ask questions, and just enjoy the experience, ask for Mauricio.
Written 3 February 2019
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Robert M
Norman Wells, Canada40 contributions
Wildlife along the river
Dec 2018 • Couples
This was a great trip and Diana was full of information about the river, plants, trees,birds, and wildlife. A very interesting and relaxing afternoon on the river.
Written 19 December 2018
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Thank you for joining us on our Safari Float and Natural History Tour! We are happy to offer you a relaxing way to see Costa Rica - floating down a lazy river surrounded by beautiful rain forest and wildlife and learning about it all. Easy way to spend a morning or afternoon when visiting La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano area. PURA VIDA, Diana
Written 20 January 2019
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Meredith F
1 contribution
A Perfect Costa Rican Adventure
Jun 2018 • Friends
My friend and I almost did not do this rafting trip, and we are both SO glad we did! Diana, Ahndres, and Kai were so welcoming on our first day in Costa Rica. Diana picked us up from our hotel directly, and we felt right at home. Once on the river, we floated and relaxed as we learned all about the different diverse plants and animals surrounding us. We learned so much and had a BLAST! Afterwards, the family took us to a local restaurant, where we had the most delicious banana bread and coffee I have ever had. We could not recommend this trip more highly. Please, take part in this incredible tour!
Written 7 August 2018
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Marcia N
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica33 contributions
Relaxing and informative float down river
We really enjoyed our trip with Dinghy Expeditions! Ahndres and Diana are a lovely couple (and baby Kai is adorable and sweet) and we enjoyed every part of our tour with them. We were the only guests so we got them all to ourselves. The rafting portion was very gentle, and we saw lots of species of birds including the green ivy and a grey necked wood rail. Apparently these are both rare to see in the wild. We saw tons of iguanas including some Jesus Christ lizards, and a troop of wild howler monkeys with a baby. After the rafting portion we went to cafe Mila which is on a local horse ranch. We were served mango juice, yucca cakes, local cheese, and fried plantains. This was the best Sunday morning trip we could have asked for. PURA VIDA!
Written 15 April 2018
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Muchas gracias for sharing your experience and being part of our family for a day. It was lovely meeting you, spending time on the river with you, lazily observing wildlife and eating healthy in the presence of great company. The best gift is giving an experience to remember. Thank you for that. PURA VIDA, Diana, Ahndres and Kai
Written 18 April 2018
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Anne
Boston, MA4 contributions
A very enjoyable tour!
Feb 2018 • Family
My family and I enjoyed very much the ride on the peaceful Peñas Blancas river. Ahndres and his team were very organized and professional. They picked up on time in a nice van and were very attentive the entire trip to make sure we had a great time. Ahndres is very knowledgable and engaging in the way he described the ecosystem, the flora and fauna and how the local people live their lives. He shares interesting personal stories about what it's like to grow up in Costa Rica that provided insights that we had not known before. We had a very nice breakfast at the end of the tour at a local farm that really hit the spot. my family was extremely pleased with the trip, we learnt a lot and had great fun. We highly recommend this tour!
Written 28 February 2018
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ssuknasky
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Would totally do it again!
I had a blast! The guide was fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and funny. He even tried to tip our raft a few times(wi
U1912XVemilya
U1912XVemilya
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So much fun!
Came to Costa Rica on a school trip, and white water rafting was by far my favorite activity. The route was beautif
ryanpmccarthy
ryanpmccarthy
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Best day of the vacation
Exhilaratingly fun and a great educational experience on the rain forest and life of Costa Rica. Felt very safe the
chel c
chel c
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Loved it
Loved it! Our guide was fun, friendly and super informative about different facts regarding nature in Costa Rica an
sophiabuscaglia
sophiabuscaglia
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Great White Water Rafting Experience!
I had such a great time white water rafting with Dinghy Expeditions. Our guide was super friendly and fun while mak
CharlesR1350
CharlesR1350
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Best raft company in the region
Had a great day...the guides are the sweatest people out there...small warm company that takes care of their client
Northernboy62
Northernboy62
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WOW !!! WOW !!! WOW !!!
Spending the day on the Sarapiqui River with Andre's excellent guidance and July in the safety kayak and taking pho
977sallye
977sallye
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AMAZING PEOPLE AMAZING RIVER
We had such a very special adventure guided by the incredible Diana, by the end we all felt a strong bond and had l
Jyotsna T
Jyotsna T
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Incredible water rafting experience
This was our best family vacation ever. Major highlight of our CostaRica trip was water rafting on Sarapiqui River.
rajeshm21
rajeshm21
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Not a good experience!!
The hotel pick up was 1 hour late. The guide seemed to be a last minute replacement for their regular guide. He did
Yaeli B
Yaeli B
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Highlight of our trip
We had an amazing experience using this family owned company. Everything was just perfect! I researched the mayor r
Sportymel
Sportymel
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Amazing day out
I have done a lot of rafting and this was my favourite. The rapids we did weren't that big but the guides made the
vwong0107
vwong0107
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A Must Do!!!
Highly recommend doing this! The guides were amazing and you will definitely have a good time. Even the dog goes ra
Excursion45312198767
Excursion45312198767
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Best rafting experience ever
I’ve done several guided rafting trips. The majority in Idaho on some good rivers but this by far was one of the be
justinelphillipson
justinelphillipson
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So Much Fun
This is a must-do! The instructors were great, and they had stops for snacks and swimming. Wear sunscreen!
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