Cano Island is an amazing marine biological reserve with virgin blue waters making it the perfect tropical paradise for snorkelers and divers. It is home to a spectacular variety of stunning marine flora and fauna and is famous for having Costa Rica´s largest concentration of coral-building organisms along the Pacific Ocean. Explore gorgeous coral reefs and virgin blue waters at Cano Island Full Day Boat Tour.Visitors have rated Cano Island as having the best snorkeling and diving in Costa Rica! With fantastic underwater visibility, you have opportunity to observe and swim alongside sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, barracudas, tuna, snapper, parrot fish, puffers and more. This forever-changing panorama is a powerful experience for those who venture below the surface to investigate the variety of marine life found near the coral reefs. Marine life is also abundant in the general outliers of the island and you can see white tipped reef sharks, silky sharks, bull sharks and occasionally whale sharks and humpback whales.
With turquoise blue waters and colorful coral reefs, Cano Island, located near the Osa Peninsula is one of the best Costa Rican snorkeling and scuba diving destinations. Join this magical boat tour and explore with detail the mysteries of the underwater world and Cano Island archeological wonders. (The island is a biological reserve, snorkel and scuba diving numbers are regulated, and reservations fill up quickly.) The Cano Island tour departs from Punta Uvita at 7:00 AM and arrives approximately at Cano Island 1 1/2 hours later. It is a magical trip where you can whale watch, experience dolphin encounters, and observe other marine animals such as turtles and marine birds. Arriving at the island we take you to the healthiest coral reefs for the best Costa Rica snorkeling adventure where you can observe a great variety of marine species, many of which are in danger of extinction. The full day tour includes a picnic lunch and a guided hike to the Cano Island archaeological site where you will be able to see remains of pre-Columbian stone spheres and pottery of the ancient Indians from the Diquis valley that used the Island as a cemetery. The boat tour departs Cano Island around 3 PM and arrives at Punta Uvita approximately at 4:00 PM.