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White Water Rafting - Sarapiqui River Class III-IV provided by Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours

White Water Rafting - Sarapiqui River Class III-IV

White Water Rafting - Sarapiqui River Class III-IV
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Duration:
8h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
30
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    30
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Fruits
  • Water
  • Natural juice
  • Driver/guide
  • Experienced river guide
  • Safety kayaker
  • Equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if in the vicinity of La Fortuna)
  • Small-group tour or private tour
  • Personalized service
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Photos
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from your hotel if it is in the vicinity of La Fortuna or on the way to the river. Otherwise, we leave from our office in town. You can also meet us at the river if you are arriving from another destination.
  • Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter - Mountains, Rivers and Coasts, 300 m norte de la Catara Fortuna, La Fortuna de Alahuela San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, 21007, Costa Rica
  • Sarapiqui River, Heredia Province, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 30 people per booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Fruits
  • Water
  • Natural juice
  • Driver/guide
  • Experienced river guide
  • Safety kayaker
  • Equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if in the vicinity of La Fortuna)
  • Small-group tour or private tour
  • Personalized service
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Photos
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from your hotel if it is in the vicinity of La Fortuna or on the way to the river. Otherwise, we leave from our office in town. You can also meet us at the river if you are arriving from another destination.
  • Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter - Mountains, Rivers and Coasts, 300 m norte de la Catara Fortuna, La Fortuna de Alahuela San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, 21007, Costa Rica
  • Sarapiqui River, Heredia Province, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 30 people per booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Jyotsna T
5 contributions
This was our best family vacation ever. Major highlight of our CostaRica trip was water rafting on Sarapiqui River.
We were novice rafters and our group included my special needs child with Autism. Diana and Andres made this adventure very memorable. They were humble and very passionate hard working couple. They knew every corner, rocks and hurdles on the river which has made us felt safe. Piqui their dog is adorable.

We also did Arenal volcanic hike and hot springs with Diana which by the way equally wonderful.
I would recommend Dinghey expeditions with out any reservations.
Pura Veda.
Jyotsna
Written 7 January 2020
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Leslie G
Wintersville, OH10 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
White water rafting with Diana and Ahndres (and of course their dog Piqui!) was awesome! I was in a raft with Diana and she kept her eyes open for wildlife and told us stories about the region, river, and her life (which is pretty cool because she was on Costa Rica's professional water rafting team!). The river had nice areas of leisurely floating as well as exciting rapids to go through. They also stopped and let us do some other fun activities along the way like swim a jump into the river from a cliff (maybe 15 feet high).
Written 22 June 2019
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Thank you for the review that you left us explaining a day rafting with one of the founders of Dinghy Expeditions - Diana. For us it is very important that the owners are on the tour with you. Not only will you get royal service this way but it give us a chance to be out on the river (the best office in the world) doing what we love so much. Piqui, our dog, is an added bonus and a great joy to be around. We are very happy that you liked your experience and we can´t wait to have you again! PURA VIDA, Diana and Ahndres
Written 24 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

D2 Travel Diaries
Dubai, United Arab Emirates46 contributions
Diana and Andreas run these best rafting company in Central America. They go over an above because they are not your generic tourist company trying to rush through your experience. They take the time to really ensure you have a once in a lifetime experience klin Costa Rica. There is simply no reason not to book them. They are definitely the most qualified and experienced people on the river and they do this job with their heart. They absolutely love it and it shows. The raft that they use is top of the line. Far better than the other tour operators (Olympic level standard. Their safety equipment including helmets and life vests are all brand new and top quality. We saw many other tourists looking in envy as they put on their half broken life vests and got into some very questionably old rafts. Big shout out to our safety kayaker as well. He represents Venezuela at a national level in kayaking so we were navigating the river like pros. Along the way Andreas does an amazing job pointing out all the wild life from birds to sloths to the actually going in to the jungle to find us the world's second most poisonous frog, it was exhilarating to be that close to it! The river itself is absolutely exciting. There are lots of great drops and strong rapids. I know it sounds like I'm writing a love letter but I am indeed sharing with you the honest truth. This was the highlight of our trip to La Fortuna. If you do get the chance to ever do this then consider yourself lucky and blessed. Dinghy tours is heading straight to the top and it's only a matter of time before they become recognised as the best and are fully booked months in advance. Good luck Diana and Andreas! My wife and I cannot wait to come back and have an adventure with you again! PURA VIDA!
Written 8 June 2019
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Thank you for your kind words. We feel really blessed to have met you and all the wonderful people from all around the world that cross our paths. We really do our best to be the best and we are happy that you recognize all that we do to make your experience unforgettable. We are also very lucky to work with amazing people from all corners of the world bringing incredible skills to the river, like Alexis, a true Olympian in white water kayaking. How fortunate we are to do what we love with the beautiful backdrop if the Costa Rican rain forest. Thank you for choosing Dinghy Expeditions. Everything we do, we do it with heart. PURA VIDA, Diana
Written 25 June 2019
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CardioHussain
1 contribution
Apr 2019 • Friends
Great experience. The activity was really enjoyable and we were able to catch some good waves. The company were very friendly from the get go and in particular Andreas was very helpful and gave us a good price. In addition, he then recommended other activities we do in the vicinity and was a pleasure to meet.
Written 24 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for rafting with us! We are very pleased that you had a great experience and enjoyed your personalized tour which is what we specialize in - small personalized or private tour with friendly people. We are always happy to give you a hand with our recommendations for restaurants, souvenirs stores, other activities and companies. Our choices are personal and based on values that are important to us such us impecable customer service, authenticity, small tours, sustainability and fun. People always thank us for showing them the hidden jewels of La Fortuna. PURA VIDA, Diana
Written 25 June 2019
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Mary
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
By far, the best white water rafting experience ever. Diana and Ahndres were super fun and helpful throughout the experience. The river was beautiful and we got to see a ton of wildlife too. It was a local experience that you can’t get at the large rafting companies. Would do any activity with them again in a heartbeat.
Written 5 July 2019
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Thank you for sharing your day. It is very nice to hear that you felt the local experience rafting with us. When we began this project, we consciously decided to keep our tours small so that we can give you the best trip you have ever had with us who love begin out in Nature. The rivers, mountains and coasts is where we prefer to be. We breath adventure and exploration. Everyday the rain forests and rivers show us something new. Costa Rica is a treasure to be discovered and seeing the country through it's waterways is a very unique and fun thing to do on your vacation. Thank you for rafting with us. PURA VIDA, Diana
Written 8 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anne L
Jersey City, NJ4 contributions
Our group had such an AMAZING time with this company!!! We were a group of 10 that was separated into two rafts accompanied by Diana, Andres, and their lovely dog Piqui. Not only did we raft down river but we did tricks such surfing in the water, stopped to swim in the rapids, and jumped a small cliff. We were also provided with some food during a break in the middle of the river. Highly highly recommend this company! All my worries prior to the raft went away from seeing Piqui so excited, as well as having such great tour guides. Can’t wait to come back! Pura Vida 🤙🏻

Thank you for taking our awesome pictures as well!
Written 10 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for rafting with us. We appreciate you pointing out the extra mile that go to give you an unforgettable experience. Apart from the rafting itself, we also take our time to stop and let you live other experiences like swimming in a rapid, pushing your limit and jumping off a cliff, surfing, balancing on a raft and much more. We are on your time and we want you to love every minute we spend together on the river. Costa Rica is special place and rafting in Costa Rica is amazing for the quality of rapid, the beauty of the rain forest, abundance of wildlife and warm water. We are truly blessed. PURA VIDA, Diana
Written 27 June 2019
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Nichole Hale
1 contribution
Apr 2019 • Couples
fantastic day at the sarapiqui river with the best crew, We a wonderful day full of adventures, Thank you team for such a great day
Written 5 May 2019
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You are very welcome. Come back any time for more adventures on the river for no run is the same so when you go rafting you will never get the same experience twice. That is one reason that we love it do much. Thank you for your review. PURA VIDA, Diana
Written 11 July 2019
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Melanie B
12 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
I did the full day white water rafting last week. The instructors/guides were incredible. They knew the waters so well and guided us through exactly what we had to do. I was really scared about white water rafting (and particularly falling off!), but they were a great support system through the process. They were also extremely knowledgeable about the local area. I'd highly recommend using Dinghy for your rafting excursion when you visit Costa Rica.
Written 27 March 2019
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shilo9
Perth, Canada22 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had the best day ever with family-run Dinghy Expeditions on our last day in CR!

Diana and her husband Ahndres are actually real whitewater champions, this is no Mickey Mouse beer party outfit, Dinghy Expeditions are who you want to trip with if you want an authentic Costa Rican rafting experience. They gave us some solid training in safety and paddling techniques before we tackled the pristine Sarapiqui River, 17 kilometers, 3 ½ hours and thirty-three Class 2 and 3 rapids with stops for fresh fruit, swimming and optional cliff jumping. I don’t think any of us in the three rafts had any significant previous rafting experience – us, a couple of over-60s, and everyone else, fourteen young people traveling with Under 30 Experiences – yet although the river was technically challenging enough to be a real workout (“wiggle wiggle” when you get stuck on a rock!) with plenty of thrills and near-spills, under the guidance of Dinghy’s pro guides and led through the best channels by the safety kayaker / photographer we all had a really great time. It’s safe enough to bring your kids on, or even scruffy terriers... yay Piqui dog, an abandoned stray who jumped in the raft one day with Diana and Ahndres and has been rafting with them ever since. Piqui wears a little life jacket, with a handle on the top for the rare times he falls out of the boat and needs to be fished out, mostly while he’s happily jumping from one raft to another mid-stream, he was a real plus for us dog lovers. Also a real learning experience from passionate and smart guides about the environment, plants and wildlife (never buy non-organic pineapples), and afterwards we had the best wood fired slow cooked Casado (rice and beans, plantain and salad plate) with choice of protein (we had the amazing fresh-caught fish) at a rural local eating spot. And yes, THEN we had some cold beers to celebrate our fantastic day on the river :-)

Totally recommended, makes us want to return to Costa Rica again real soon just to see what’s up next with Dinghy Expeditions! So glad we happened to meet you in La Fortuna, Diana, see you again soon!
Written 8 March 2019
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brikee5
18 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Of all the things I did in Costa Rica this was by far my favorite! The guides made sure everyone felt safe and was having fun at all times. We went on the river when the water level was pretty low so that meant we got caught on some rocks at times. We had one unfortunate moment when our raft flipped and our guide handled it with such professionalism and expertise that no one was hurt beyond a couple bumps and bruises. While the moment was scary, the way our guides and the rest of the team handled it I felt totally comfortable continuing on. The tour was a lot of fun and there were breaks to go swimming, eat some fresh fruit and jump of a ledge into the river. The entire day was great and I would highly highly recommend this company. They are really big on safety first. They also provided a lot of really cool information about Costa Rica during the slower parts of the tour which was cool, pointing out unique wild life and giving some history facts. The photographer that came with us was a huge plus, as well!
Written 27 December 2018
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Thank you for your kind words. It is incredible how often we hear that rafting with us was people's favorite activity during their visit in Costa Rica. We cannot explain how grateful we feel to leave you such a positive impression and great memory to go home with. Everything we do, we feel exited about and we do it with love. As you can see on the photos, everyone is happy and everyone is PURA VIDA! PURA VIDA, Diana
Written 21 January 2019
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By: Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours
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Would totally do it again!
I had a blast! The guide was fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and funny. He even tried to tip our raft a few times(wi
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Great White Water Rafting Experience!
I had such a great time white water rafting with Dinghy Expeditions. Our guide was super friendly and fun while mak
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Best raft company in the region
Had a great day...the guides are the sweatest people out there...small warm company that takes care of their client
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Safari Float
Close friends of mine, all adults and one young child, took a safari float tour with Dinghy Expeditions while in La
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Not a good experience!!
The hotel pick up was 1 hour late. The guide seemed to be a last minute replacement for their regular guide. He did
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Highlight of our trip
We had an amazing experience using this family owned company. Everything was just perfect! I researched the mayor r
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Amazing day out
I have done a lot of rafting and this was my favourite. The rapids we did weren't that big but the guides made the
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A Must Do!!!
Highly recommend doing this! The guides were amazing and you will definitely have a good time. Even the dog goes ra
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Best rafting experience ever
I’ve done several guided rafting trips. The majority in Idaho on some good rivers but this by far was one of the be
justinelphillipson
justinelphillipson
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So Much Fun
This is a must-do! The instructors were great, and they had stops for snacks and swimming. Wear sunscreen!
nly714
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Professional and safe!
The day tour was highly educational, safe, and fun! Would recommend! Super friendly and nice guides.
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rafting is fun! try it out
this was by far the best part of our coasta rica trip. i highly reccomend everyone try it. the guides are amazing a
alexaria
alexaria
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We saw bats masquerading as snakes!
We explored the Peñas Blancas River on this safari trip. Andres and Diana were excellent guides. It was raining on
lyates2002
lyates2002
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Go with this rafting company, a unique experience and activity!
This was our first rafting experience and I am sooo glad we went with Dinghy Expeditions. We were picked up at our
Luana S
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amazing experience in the forest
I went on the half-day tour with my mother. Despite of the little downpour, Andres was super passionate about his e
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