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“Balsa River Rafting was Great!”
Review of Wave Expeditions

Wave Expeditions
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Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
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Owner description: Best One-stop Destination for Outdoor Adventure! WAVE Expeditions Adventure Company invites you to explore the famous northern zone of Costa Rica. WAVE Expeditions is BEST option for all your favorite outdoor activites in one location. Arenal is the one stop destination for Rafting, Canyoning, Hiking, Wildlife, Canopy, Biking and much more! WAVE Expeditions has earned a reputation for professionalism, organization, and high quality trips.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Balsa River Rafting was Great!”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Really very friendly and professional crew. They really cared about safety and also about showing everybody a good time. This was the best thing we did in Costa Rica, If he's still there, try to get in Jose's boat, he is THE BEST! Besides being an expert in the rapids he also showed us wildlife in the trees, including a Sloth. He was an interesting guy who explained a lot about the wildlife. The river is pretty exciting. Though only class 2/3 that was plenty for us! A Great ride, with lots of good rapids.

Visited February 2012
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Amazing Trip”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

My wife and I rode the Balsa River through Wave Adventures during our honeymoon. All I can say is that it was an amzaing experience. Edgar gave us great information about Costa Rica on the ride to the river. Once on the river, Bryan took over and gave us a wild adventure. Bryan is a awesome guide, constantly pointing out and explaining about all the animals and vegetation. Dude even jumped out of the raft and scaled the riverbanks barefooted looking for the blue jean frog! After the river tour, they took us to a amazing authentic restaurant which was unreal. I cannot say enough about Edgar, Bryan and the rest of the staff. Can't wait to come back for some class 3 and 4s!

Chris and Ianthe Martinez
Feb 2012

Visited February 2012
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Aurora, Colorado
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“Perfect for a rafting newbie”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

I did the 1/2 day trip and it was a blast. The guides are great- lots of personality, but professional when it counted. They know the river, know how to get through it but still give you a fun filled ride. Nobody in my boat had ever rafted before, but at no time did I think we were in over our heads.

It's a good day on the water, and a chance to take in the scenery from a different perspective. I've never rafted before, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but they seemed to have hit the sweet spot between feeling exhilarated, and still feeling safe. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to put whitewater rafting on their bucket list.

Visited February 2012
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“Two thumbs up!”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

I'd highly recommend Wave Expeditions for anyone looking for a GREAT rafting adventure! Our guide, Edgar, was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and funny. All the guides put safety first, but still made sure we had good times! :) The lunch was delicious too. Thanks Wave Expeditions!

Visited February 2012
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“Exciting and fun!!”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Our trip was very fun! Once you step in the bus the fun begins. In our case Edgar was the guide who entertained us during the busride to the river. And in the boat Brian took over and made our descent down the river very, very fun and comfortable.
Please make sure to tip your riverguy because they deserve it.

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