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“Pura vida! What a wonderful sailing experience!”
Review of Manta Ray Sailing

Manta Ray Sailing
Ranked #6 of 45 Tours in Playa Flamingo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A full-service yacht charter and sailing tour, we cater to small groups and families to provide an intimate and all-inclusive experience of Guanacaste's coastline. Seeing wildlife can never be guaranteed, but we often see dolphins, sea turtles, jumping manta rays and depending on season and luck, humpback whales! Depending on weather, we select the best spot for snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and exploring secluded coastline. An experienced guide will lead you through the waters to discover species of fish, sting rays, starfish and various marine life. While you're in the water, we're in the kitchen! We serve a delicious meal complete with snacks, fresh cut fruit, Matteo's fresh and famous guacamole, and refreshing drinks including water, juices, sodas, beer, wine, local spirits and Prosecco.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Our sail on the Manta Ray catamaran was the best part of our week-long trip in Costa Rica! While the other boats were packed full of people, our group of 6 had the entire catamaran to ourselves. We were very impressed by the luxuries that were included. We got to lounge on cushions on the deck while we were served unlimited drinks (beer, wine, rum punch, etc) and delicious snacks. We had grilled burgers, homemade guacamole (delicious), salsa, bean dip, and a medley of yummy fruit. The snorkeling was very fun, as the guide kept finding sea animals for us to pet, like octopus, puffer fish, and star fish. We also were able to reel in a couple amberjack. On the way back, the captain made sure we were able to enjoy the beautiful Costa Rican sunset. We would definitely do this again, and absolutely recommend it!

Thank Katie W
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

What a great afternoon/evening spent with the crew on the Manta Ray! It was a great day and definitely the highlight of our Costa Rica trip. The crew is fantastic. Their knowledge and friendliness made our whole group of 11 have a great time. A must-do for anyone visiting Costa Rica

1  Thank Nikki S
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

I've been out on many different catamarans throughout Costa Rica. This is the first that I've decided to write a review on because the the staff and the snorkeling was absolutely amazing. If your strictly looking to have fun and drink on the boat (my intentions) then this trip is perfect for you as the deckhands come around often offering you a variety of different drinks. After about an hour of sailing other guest have already caught some decent sized tuna. We seen dolphins and this is all before we reached out snorkeling location. When snorkeling Kinder worked as an excellent guide as we caught sea turtles (and released) baby octopus, puffer fish and interacted with many other sea life. After about 2 hours of snorkeling or kayaking, they call everybody back to the boat and offer you more drinks, great sandwiches and a wide variety of chips and dip, along with local fruit. My friend and I were set out to meet girls on the boat which there was plenty of but also many families that were there just to explore and enjoy their vacations as well. I wouldnt recommend any other company to sail with except for Manta Ray Sailing. Thanks Carola.

Thank Chance P
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

Perfect day, the crew took very good care of me. Saw a lot of beautiful fish when snorkeling. The boat was very clean spacious and well maintained. Drinks and lunch were provided. We had sandwich's chips and home made guacamole with fresh fruit, pineapple watermelon mangos and apples. We caught a few small tuna while we were fishing which was pretty amazing. All together it was my best day in Costa Rica yet! I want to thank Carola and crew very much for the wonderful day. And I almost forgot, on the way back they made us italian espresso which was the best way to end the day. Again Thank You so much Manta Ray sailing for the beautiful experience.

Thank Sam M
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

We booked the Manta Ray Sailing during our trip in Costa Rica, it was the best experience ever!!! Everyone on board was extremely friendly, drinks and food were excellent.
When we did snorkeling the guide who went out with us not only showed us lots of beautiful sea creatures but also brought some for us to touch such as a blow fish and a starfish. It was amazing!!
We also experienced the sunset in the middle of the ocean with a nice music and drinks which helped to turn the mood around, just a spectacular scenery.
If you ever go to Costa Rica I truly recommend the Manta Ray Sailing experience.
Thanks a lot to captain Matteo, Carola and Kender.

Thank stefania_grosso
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