Boat Tours – Arenal

Get yourself ready for a boat tour that’s also an adventure into the depths of Costa Rica’s rich natural habitat. Yep, your Arenal river cruise is a fascinating journey to explore the biological diversity of this stunning country. Spot resident and migratory birds, keep an eye out for the howler and spider monkeys, and many other creatures that call here their home. An Arenal sightseeing boat cruise is a nature adventure that captures all your senses.
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Experience Boat Tours in Arenal

Best things to do in Arenal: Your visit to Arenal is all about immersing in the natural beauty of the region. There are hot springs and resorts to enjoy, alongside A Rainforest Chocolate Tour, and Arenal Natura Ecological Park for hikes and the chance to see frogs and crocodiles!

When should you visit Arenal: The best time to come here is between September and October, and if you want to see the Arenal volcano at its best, then early mornings are best, as it’ll be completely clear. Arenal’s rainy season is from May to early November, so pack for the weather if you’re planning to go then.

Top tips for visiting Arenal: You really need to prepare yourself before visiting here. You'll need to pack for rain, as after all, you are in rainforest territory. Booking a boat tour is a great way to see this stunning region. Make sure to pack for all weather and all scenarios.

• Arenal is famous for its volcano, which dominates the region. It’s the youngest volcano in Costa Rica, it's just 7,500 years old.

• It last erupted in July 1968 and had smaller eruptions and lava flows until around 2010. That doesn’t mean it’s finished, as it could erupt at any time.

• The volcano currently stands at around 1,633m above sea level, so little wonder it dominates the skyline.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Dinner and a cruise?

    You will find there are several Arenal lunch and dinner cruise options available. Check the individual tour details for the menu and the options available.

  • Q: Do Arenal Boat Cruises offer free Wi-Fi onboard?

    We realise you want to capture those destination hotspots on your tour. Many operators do offer free Wi-Fi on board, but you will need to check with the individual operator.

  • Q: Do Arenal Boat Cruises run throughout the year?

    Yes, but be aware that there is a high season (June to September) and Low Season (November to March). Check the tour details for timings.

  • Q: Can you give me some alternative tours to your cruise and boat tours?

    Arenal is a region full of attractions and experiences to enjoy and immerse in. Check out our Arenal tours by visiting isango.com

  • Q: What is the duration of the Arenal Boat Tour?

    Each tour is different, but in general, they will have a duration between 1 to 2 hours. Make sure to check the specific tour for timings.

  • Q: What time do Arenal Boat Tours operate?

    Boat tours will run at different times of the day, especially if you are booked on a lunch or dinner cruise. Make sure to check the tour details for a full listing of times.

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