Trip Itinerary

Private Yacht. Hidden Beaches.

Manta Ray Sailing Costa Rica Playa Flamingo
Flamingo, Costa Rica

If arriving with your own transportation, please arrive at least 10 minbutes before your departure time
to allow our crew to board your group from the beautiful Marina Flamingo (Get Directions).

Marina Arrival

For Bali departures, our crew will welcome you at Flamingo Marina and escort your party to our yacht location at the dock for boarding.

If arriving to Playa Potrero, you will be welcomed by our crew and invited to take a short panga ride to our mooring location in the marina.

Bali Departures:

Morning: 8:00 AM (4 Hours) Sunset: 1:00 PM (5 Hours) Full Day: 11:00 AM (7 Hours)

Grenadine Lady Departures Times:

Morning: 8:30 AM (4 Hours) Sunset: 2:00 PM (4 Hours) Full Day: 11:00 AM (7 Hours)

New Manta Departures Times:

Morning: 8:00 AM (4 Hours) Sunset: 1:30 PM (4.5 Hours) Full Day: 11:00 AM (7 Hours)

Margarita Fishing Departures Times:

Morning: 8:30 AM (4 Hours) Sunset: 2:00 PM (4 Hours) Full Day: 11:00 AM (7 Hours)

Welcome Drink & Orientation | 15 Minutes

When you board the Manta Ray, we will introduce ourselves and have a very brief orientation explaining a few safety reminders, how to flush the toilet, and what to expect on your trip. Then it’s time to lather on the sunscreen and choose from our variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Wildlife Expedition & Sailing | 1.5 Hours

As we depart Flamingo Marina, our captain and crew will be on the lookout for dolphins, sea turtles, jumping manta rays and whales as we sail north near Isla Brumel with a view of Las Catalinas Islands on the western horizon.

If the weather permits, we sail around Brumel Island at Punta Zapotal, where you’ll enjoy costal views of Playa Danta, Playa Guacamaya and on a clear day, three of Costa Rica’s volcanos and the coast of Nicaragua far off in the distance!

Other potential destinations include Honeymoon Beach and Playa Piedra, and if you’ve timed your trip just right, you may just witness an annual migration of the Giant Pacific Manta Rays! Our beloved Humpback Whales migrate throughout the year. Home to the longest Humpback Whale Season in the world, we actually live among three species – California Humpback, Antarctic Humpback, and North Atlantic St Lawrence Humpback Whales.

Pilot Whales, Blue Whales, and Pseudo-Orca Whales may also be seen along our coastlines, but these extremely rare sightings are reserved for the luckiest.

Beach, Snorkel & Lunch | 1.5 Hours

Depending on weather and visibility, we select the optimal spot for snorkeling. While the group enjoys the water, our crew will prepare your lunch.

If you’re not much for life under water, take the Stand Up Paddle Board and explore hidden beaches only accessible by boat, or just sit back, enjoy the music and take in the scenery with a fresh drink and snacks until it’s time to eat!

Return to Flamingo

After everyone is fed and happy, we will lift anchor and make our way back to Flamingo looking for ocean life in the afternoon sun or enjoying another one of Guanacaste’s famous sunsets.

Bali Return Times:

Morning: 12:00 PM | Sunset & Full Day: 6:00 PM

Grenadine Lady Return Times:

Morning: 12:30PM PM | Sunset & Full Day: 6:00 PM

New Manta Return Times:

Morning: 12:00PM PM | Sunset & Full Day: 6:00 PM

Margarita Return Times:

Morning: 12:30PM PM | Sunset & Full Day: 6:00 PM

Manta Ray Sailing Full Meal Included

Our Typical Menu

The typical menu on the Manta Ray includes fish or chicken tacos or burritos with an assortment of chips, dips, sides including our captain’s famous fresh-made guacamole, freshly cut fruits, vegetables and home made banana bread.

Bali benefits include upscale meals prepared onboard including a typical main course of fresh Mahi Mahi or Chicken Wraps. Snacks, signature drinks and an open bar are provided for the duration of all Bali activities including Private Tours and Overnight Experiences. 

For special occasions (just ask!) our crew is ready to prepare a Special Italian Menu featuring a variety of Homemade Bruschette, Eggplant Caprese,  Tuna Carpaccio and freshly made Pasta with Seafood, Pesto or Amatricana for an addicional cost. 

Standard drink options include Rum Punch, Cuba Libre, Mai Tai, Bloody Mary, Screw Driver, Our Manta Cocktail, Mimosas, Wines, three kinds of local beer, local spirits and Prosecco. Of course we will have plenty of water, juices and soft drinks available throughout your tour.

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