Easy-to-use pedal kayaks

Incredible wildlife watching

Fun & informative guides

Let’s Explore One of the Most Unique and Biodiverse Ecosystems of Costa Rica!

The mangrove forests of Damas Island are located only a short 15-minute drive from our home base in Quepos. Manuel Antonio invites us to immerse ourselves in the awe and wonders of this coastal safe haven to take in the spectacular flora and fauna. See one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse areas all while navigating the tight quarters of the mangroves in our state of the art pedal drive kayaks. This is a kayak excursion in Manuel Antonio you won’t want to miss!

Why Book With Paddle 9?

Immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind ecosystem from the comfort of our pedal kayaks

Among a plethora of other wildlife, meet the adorable Central American white-faced capuchin monkeys that call these mangrove forests home

Bring the fam! This mangroves kayak tour is a fun and educational experience for all ages

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Trip Details

Pricing & Logistics


$85 per person
$55 per person (child 11 years or younger in kayak with adult)
+ 8% sales tax starting July 1st, 2022
+ 13% sales tax starting July 1st, 2023

Departure time

Dependent on high tide, please contact us to schedule

Meeting point

The Paddle 9 tour office in Quepos or we can provide transportation from anywhere in Quepos or Manuel Antonio.

Pickups outside of Quepos or Manuel Antonio are available for an additional cost. For more information or to schedule a pick up outside of these areas, please contact us.


Available daily, all year round*

*Tide permitting


3.5 hours approximately

Group size

2 person minimum – 8 person maximum


  • Fruits
  • Water
  • Bilingual guides
  • Transportation
  • Equipment

Not included

  • Picture package (available at an extra cost)
  • Guide gratuity

What to bring

  • Water shoes or rugged sandals
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

Trip Overview

This Isla Damas Mangroves expedition will be carried out in our brand-new pedal kayaks. Pedal drive kayaks work very similarly to how you typically ride a bike. This tour availability is dependent on the tides, but fear not, the gentle waters of the mangrove-lined estuaries allow you to calmly pedal around and fully absorb this unique environment.

Nature and wildlife is in abundance on this tour. We will be on the lookout for monkeys, birds, marine wildlife, and reptiles. You will also learn about the mangrove tree species and why this ecosystem is so important to Costa Rica.

Good to Know

Please advise us of any health conditions, recent injuries (especially back, neck or shoulder surgeries) or medical procedures that could affect your tour experience. Let us know about pregnancy, back pains, and any walking as well as dietary restrictions or preferences.

We have two rules at Paddle 9: 1) Be safe! and 2) Have serious fun! Paddle 9 prides itself in running safe tours and transport with the best logistics and safety procedures in the industry. Our guides and staff are well-trained in emergency situations and take your safety very seriously. Should an accident occur, we are covered by a comprehensive umbrella liability insurance policy.

Have more questions? You can check out our FAQ page.

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