Caño Island Marine Reserve
Jungla del Jaguar is the closest lodge to Caño Island, the best snorkeling and diving experience in Costa Rica. The island and surrounding waters was designated as a protected reserve in 1978 to protect the indigenous burial grounds and artifacts found on the island as well as the coral reefs and underwater habitat around it. The Cano Island Reserve protects 2,900 hectares or 7,166 acres of territory. There are 19 species of coral in the waters surrounding the island. Within these reefs are hundreds of species of fish and mollusks. A few of these species include white-tipped sharks, manta rays, sting rays, moray eels, barracudas, tuna, giant snapper and grouper, sailfish, marlin, needlefish, and many colorful reef fish. In addition there are often olive ridley sea turtles and migrating humpback whales, false orcas, pilot whales, and several species of dolphins.
On our boat we don't just drop you into the water and let you snorkel, our expert guides will give you tips and tricks on freediving and get you to experience the marine life in a way you never thought possible. Our guides have worked with BBC making films about the marine life here and have so much information to share with you. With us, a Cano Island trip isn't just a snorkeling tour, it's an experience that you won't forget. Before the tour our guide will fit you for masks and fins. The island is 7 miles away from the lodge, approximately a 30 min boat ride.
Lunch is served upon return to the lodge. Fruit is provided on the boat.
$95 per person
$75 for kids 12 and under
(Age must match ID. The park guards will check.)
Upon booking you will be asked for your shoe & wetsuit size. The boat will arrive to our beach to pick you up with all your dive gear.
Lunch is served upon return to the lodge.
$180 per person
*Scuba Divers need to be certified. Proof of certification is required.
FAQ Cano Island Tours
WHAT TO BRING
Water proof bag
REEF SAFE sunscreen
Waterproof camera (optional)
IS SCUBA DIVING WORTH IT?
All divers know that scuba diving is a unique experience. You can get closer to the marine life and spot fish that are in deeper waters. The snorkeling at Cano Island is quite spectacular, however, and you don't HAVE to scuba in order to see the marine life. Our honest opinion is that the snorkeling experience is just as rewarding.
Certified bilingual guide
Park entrance permits
All snorkeling equipment
Less than 5 days prior to departure - Non-refundable. Cancellation made after: 5 Days Prior to Departure Date- 100% of total purchase amount can be refunded minus park permit fee. Cancellations due to weather will only be applied if there is a weather alert issued by SINAC.
WILL DIVERS AND SNOREKLERS BE ON THE SAME BOAT?
You cannot snorkel and scuba dive on the same boat. Scuba boats cannot host snorkelers. You cannot bring a guest onto the boat who is not part of the tour.
I'M NOT THE STRONGEST SWIMMER
You will be given a life vest to snorkel in. You can either hold onto it or wear it if you wish.