Tamarindo, Guanacaste
4 Hours
English, Spanish
All Year Availability

Set sail on a catamaran experience like never before! On this popular tour from Tamarindo, you will embark on a relaxing Tamarindo sunset cruise along the Guanacaste coastline. Enjoy a morning or afternoon of beverages, snacks, and snorkelling and/or swimming in the warm Costa Rican waters and a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by your crew. If embarking in the afternoon, you’ll be able to watch the beautiful sunset upon your return journey back to Tamarindo.

You will meet your crew on Tamarindo beach in the morning or afternoon for a quick briefing and boat transfer to the Marlin del Rey – a huge 66′ sailing catamaran complete with indoor compartments, bathrooms, and large sunbathing nets. Your crew will then set sail through the calm bays of Tamarindo. On any given day, you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins, turtles, flying fish, or even migratory whales.

Upon arriving at a picture-esque bay, the crew will drop anchor so you can enjoy the warm waters of the Pacific. This is a golden opportunity have dip in the calm coastal waters, snorkel in the bay, or even make your way to the deserted white sand beach. Afterwards a delicious meal has been prepared for you by your crew. Eat your fill of BBQ chicken, Spanish rice, a variety of fruit, chips, refried beans, pico de gallo, and even freshly made chocolate chip cookies. There is also plenty to drink throughout the journey with an open bar of beer, wine, liquor, and soft drinks.

Finally, your crew will hoist the anchor for their return journey back to Tamarindo beach. If you join us on the afternoon tour, you maybe treated to an absolutely spectacular sunset for that perfect photo opportunity.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Outside Pescador Restaurant in Tamarindo (hotel transfers available at additional price)
DEPARTURE TIME 8.00am & 1.30pm  (time will be arranged if requiring pick up)
RETURN TIME 12.00pm & 5.30pm, respectively.
BRING Comfortable light clothing, rain jacket (if required), sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, and swimwear. Flip flops are recommended for transfer to the boat.
Local transportation (optional). Snorkeling equipment, life jackets and floaties.
BBQ lunch and snacks. Open bar including beer, wine, liquor, and soft drinks
Gratuity (optional)

This tour is weather dependent and some activities or the excursion may cancelled due to inclement weather. If the tour does cancel due to bad weather, then you will not be charged (there is no refunds if certain activities such as snorkeling is cancelled). Morning tours are also subject to a minimum number of fifteen people before it can operate  – if numbers are not met, then you will be put on stand by until we can confirm or offered an alternative time/date of departure.

Pick up and drop off from various hotels in Tamarindo is also available for an additional fee. Please select the option upon booking if required.

Snorkeling equipment, life jackets and floaties are included on this tour.

Private tours for groups are available on request. Up to four catamarans are available for either small groups or large parties – please use the contact form or our contact page to request a quote. Private catamaran excursions can pick up groups from Playas Tamarindo, Coco, Potrero, Flamingo, Conchal, Hermosa, Andaz Beach and the Four Season, Playa Blanca, Virador.


8.00 AM / 1.30 PM

Meet your guides on Tamarindo Beach just outside Pescador Restaurant. Here you will be briefed and transferred to your catamaran where your voyage will begin.


8.30 AM / 2.00 PM

You will sail through the calm waters of Tamarindo Bay to your private destination. Along the way, take full advantage of the open bar and use this time to talk to friends, meet new people or simply enjoy the sights. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a variety of marine animals including sea turtles, dolphins and migratory whales.


9.00 AM / 2.30 PM

Arrive at a pristine bay along the Guanacaste coastline where the crew will drop the anchor. Here you will be provided with snorkel gear and floaties for a chance to have a swim in the warm Costa Rican waters or snorkel around the rocky shores for a view of the various fish species that call this place home. You can even head over to the nearby private beach for a sunbathe or a little exploration.


11.00 AM / 4.30 PM

A most delicious lunch has been prepared by your crew. Return to the boat for a feast of BBQ chicken, yellow rice, fruit, chips, bean puree, pico de gallo, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. A time to relax and eat your fill on Costa Rican cuisine!


12.00 PM / 5.00 PM

The anchor will be raised for the 30 minute journey back to Tamarindo beach. If you join us for the afternoon excursion, you may be treated to the most spectacular of ocean sunsets. Enjoy the cooling breeze of the evening winds and a picture perfect moment as the sun kisses the horizon. Finally, arrive back at Tamarindo where your tour will conclude.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 15 reviews
October 11, 2023

Great overall experience and the guide and team on the boat were incredible! Very helpful and wanted to make sure you had a good time no matter what age you were. There was a good mix of young to old on board. The boat was great and especially the journey back watching the sunset, very idyllic! The snorkeling was pretty basic but you do see some fish! The bar is a truly and open bar and they can whip you up most cocktails!
Overall, I would recommend!

October 11, 2023

We booked the Sunset expedition and took a shuttle from a hotel to the beach. The ride from the beach to the boat was easy and bumpy. The employees were AMAZING! The food was AMAZING! Snorkeling was a huge success and blast. Saw some fish, a sting ray, and the volcanic rocks with life all around it. The ride to and from was absolutely worth every penny. Book today and enjoy!

October 11, 2023

My friends and I took this tour last week and it was great! Great music, really friendly and helpful staff/crew, and the lunch was tasty. The sunset was an amazing experience to top it off. Just a heads up, you cannot wear any type of shoes on the water taxi and the catamaran.

October 11, 2023

Philip, Luis, and Dominic were amazing hosts! The snorkeling was amazing and the sunset tour was beautiful.

October 11, 2023

Great time on the sunset cruise. Good food. Drinks when wanted. We chose to float on pool noodles in the ocean with a drink in hand instead of snorkeling.

Perfect for any age. Not just a party crowd. Time flew by thanks to the great crew.

October 11, 2023

Great tour! The crew was very friendly, the captain was knowledgeable and made sure we saw all the cool animals who were out and about that day… including dolphins and whales…
The food was delicious, drinks were tasty!
We stayed out until the sun was almost completely down… definitely recommend!

October 11, 2023

Our group had a fantastic time on the sunset cruise. Felipe, Dominic and the rest of the crew were incredibly professional but not stuffy. The boat and all equipment/facilities were very well taken care of and clean. The entire crew went out of their way to ensure all the guests were happy and taken care of. When a careless guest dropped her phone in the water, Dominic even attempted several deep dives to find it for her. I’d highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Tamarindo.

October 11, 2023

We booked this sailing trip when we were staying in Tamarindo and it was awesome. Even on a windy day the sailing was still relatively smooth. We sailed out to a beach, enjoyed a wonderful lunch on the boat and then sailed back to see the beautiful sunsets. The staff were all experienced sailors and very helpful and courteous. It was a wonderful experience for us, even with a 1 year old baby. I would definitely do this again!

October 11, 2023

Fabulous experience on the Marlin del Rey! Best time to relax, enjoy the perfect drinks and eat delicious food! We met amazing people and the staff were amazing!!! Felipe is one to remember lol! He’s so comical, fun and catering to the guests!! Definitely a recommend during your trip!

October 11, 2023

A must do in Tamarindo. The crew is incredible!

October 11, 2023

We had a fantastic experience on this excursion. The boat was beautiful and well maintained and the service from the staff was top-notch. We were able to see dolphins and manta rays. The crew took my 8-year-old out on a kayak to get him closer to a good snorkeling spot the food so that he didn’t spend the whole time swimming to get there. Food was delicious, bar was open, and the sunset was gorgeous. I can’t say enough good things. I would book it again in a heartbeat.

October 11, 2023

Our group had a great time on our catamaran tour! The staff took great care of us throughout the trip (especially Reese behind the bar). The lunch provided was delicious and plentiful! We anchored near a beach and cove to do some snorkelling where we saw an amazing variety of fish. 10/10 would recommend.

October 11, 2023

Terrific tour experience. Met great people. Crew was very attentive and friendly and kept drinks flowing. Open bar was a great value, they were very generous with making everyone drinks they wanted. Highly recommend

October 11, 2023

This was on the top list of excursions Ive taken in my four trips to Costa Rica. The team at Marlin del Rey goes above and beyond to ensure you have a great time. Special shout out to Dominic and Guillermo who spent half an hour trying to find my apple watch that fell off when I dived in, Que torta rookie mistake!

October 11, 2023

Just a beautiful trip! We saw a huge humpback whale, the boat was quite large so even with the large swells, it felt very stable and fun… not scary. Sunset is just a perfect time for a cruise. Everyone seemed to have a blast.

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