Caño Island Snorkeling Tour

Discover one of the most beautiful Islands in Costa Rica

Caño Island Snorkeling Tour

Discover one of the most beautiful Islands in Costa Rica

Located about 40 miles offshore from Dominical, the Caño Island Biological Reserve, is home to a breathtaking amount of marine organisms. The perfect place for a Snorkeling Tour!

Go with the locals

Uvita’s premier dive center

Costa Ballena’s original dive center. With 15 years of experience exploring the area. We are the best choice to guide you on your adventure to Caño Island.

Safety First

Best Equipment

We are constantly upgrading and maintaining our equipment and boats, so you can count on safety being the #1 priority with CRDS.

Close to the Capital and the Ocean

Best Location

Located only 200 Mtrs. from the entrance to Marino Ballena National Park, and 3 1/2 hours from San Jose. Close to great waves and the best year round diving.

Safety First

Radio Communications

We have our own antenna and base station to ensure communication between our operations center and our boats during the 32-mile journey between Uvita and Caño Island.

Safety is the most important

High Quality boats

All our boats comply with the requirements and safety standards, so that you can enjoy the Tour with complete peace of mind.

Snorkeling Tour Information

Breakfast bites
All the snorkeling equipment you need
Boat trip
Caño Island Biological Reserve fees included
Two snorkeling sessions on different spots of the island
Certified local guide
Fruits and snacks
“Burrito” Meal
No Hideen Fees


($157.00 Including 13% Taxes)

About the Caño Island Snorkeling Tour

Leaving early in the morning, much of the trip will be spent on the open ocean. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the beautiful coastline. This is the only place in Costa Rica where the mountains meet the ocean.

You will also likely see many dolphins, whales and turtles on the way.

Free diver snorkeling at Caño Island

Once we arrive at the island, we snorkel at two different locations, depending on conditions at the island. Typical, the visibility usually exceeds 80 ft. The variety of maritime wildlife that will be seen during your Isla Del Caño Snorkeling Tour is just astounding.

Some species that we frequently encounter include Turtles, Manta Rays, Sting Rays, Devil Rays. Other species like Barracudas, Bottlenose Dolphins, Spotted Dolphins, Whitetip Reef Sharks, and Moray Eels are common in the island.

Rarely Humpback Whales or Whale Sharks may be seen. This provides a thrill that snorkelers will never forget. This only has a chance of happening somewhere like Caño Island Biological Reserve.

Encompassing 14,000+ acres of ocean, “La Reserva Biológica Isla del Caño” is exactly the kind of place that deserves not only protection but also to be experienced for its wonderful marine environment and wildlife. Learn more about this incredible place at our Caño Island Snorkeling Tour page or take the plunge with our Caño Island Discover Scuba Tour!

If you want to know more about this beautiful Island, more information can be found here.

The Caño Island Biological Reserve

The Caño Island Biological Reserve is considered a world-class diving destination, and the snorkeling is no less spectacular.

Set about 32 miles offshore from Uvita, the reserve is ideally situated within a huge Pacific Ocean current. 

The island guide fish and marine mammals from near and far to this marine paradise. The gorgeous underwater geology of the island is reason enough for you to stay a while. You will enjoy the company of over 70 species of indigenous oceanic wildlife.

Multiple types of Coral are in abundance, as well as several types of Shellfish, Mollusks, and Arthropods complementing and completing an ecosystem that is as spectacular as the environment it exists within.

In addition to the diverse aquatic Costa Rica Marine Life that call Isla del Caño home, several species of Whales including Humpbacks, Bryde’s and Pilot Whales.

There are also Turtles, such as Olive Ridley’s and Hawksbills, which pass through the warded waters of the park during their seasonal migrations to spawn or lay eggs.

The jewel of the Costa Rican National Park system

Created in 1978, “La Reserva Biológica Isla del Caño”, is part of the enormous Costa Rican National Park System and safeguards a little over a square mile of land on the island itself and over 21 square miles of the surrounding ocean.

More than a quarter of Costa Rica is protected by National Parks, Reserves and safeguarded Conservation Areas. Caño Island Biological Reserve is the jewel of the Costa Rican National Park System’s marine sanctuary.

Caño Island Costa Rica

The island is a place where myriad creatures are protected from fishing, pollution and other dangers posed by resource exploitation and over-development.

Access to the island and the waters surrounding the park are strictly controlled so that the amount of tourism and human impact on the Reserve can be kept within limits that prevent damage to the beautiful yet fragile ecosystem.

Only a limited amount of divers and snorkelers are permitted entry to the Reserve each day so make sure you reserve as early as possible. Caño Island is without a doubt the best Costa Rica snorkeling available along the Pacific coast.


($157.00 Including 13% Taxes)

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