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White Water Rafting - Sarapiqui River Class III-IV

  • Navigate the white water of the Rio Sarapiqui with expert rafting guides
  • Look for migratory birds and other Costa Rican wildlife on tranquil stretches
  • Learn about local culture and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch at a family restaurant
White Water Rafting - Sarapiqui River Class III-IV
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White Water Rafting - Sarapiqui River Class III-IV
Conquer the class III and IV rapids of the Sarapiqui River, known for its cleanliness and abundance of wildlife. On this white water rafting adventure from La Fortuna, complete a challenging run through evergreen forests and migrating bird habitats, enjoying the unspoiled scenery on calmer stretches. Celebrate your voyage with lunch prepared over a wood stove at a family-run restaurant for a full day that combines Costa Rican nature and culture.
What to Expect
We will pick you up from your hotel around 8 am and will head on over to the river giving you a tour of the region as we pass by different landscapes.  Once at the put in of the river, you will be introduced to your guide and given your equipment.  Following a thorough safety talk and paddling technique practice, you will be ready to go rafting.  What is unique about rafting with us is that we combine the class III-IV section of the river with the best rapids of the class II-III section, giving you more time on the river than anyone else. 

You will descend for about 3-3.5 hours down challenging and adrenaline pumping white water, big fun waves and drops nestled in the beautiful Costa Rica rain forest.  When you are not busy paddling, we will point out to you all the wildlife we see since this river runs close to the San Juan-La Selva Biological Reserve famous for bird migration.  Half way, you will stop for a fruit break and eat come delicious fresh local pineapple, watermelon or mango. At the end of the tour, you will visit a local family run restaurant called a Soda where they will prepare for you a delicious traditional lunch cooked on a wooden stove before your one hour ride back to La Fortuna. 

This trip not only gives you the adrenaline rush from rafting down class III-IV rapids, but also enriches your experience by emerging you in cultural and natural history.  We pride ourselves for doing an eco-friendly sport, for providing personalized customer care, for supporting the local community, for educating and for doing what we love with a passion.  Come join the good vibes and support small local businesses.
Reviews (13)
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Reviewed 6 September 2018
Awesome Day White Water Rafting

We booked our white water rafting adventure with Dinghy after all their great reviews. So glad we chose Andreas of Dinghy. They provide individual customer service and we had a perfect day to travel to the river and spend the day with his crew. They...More

Thank lovenice2
Dinghy_Expeditions, Owner at Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you too for choosing us and allowing us to share with you what we love to do with you - white water rafting, spending time in nature, educating and forging new friendship from people from all over the world like you. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Not the biggest rafting outfit, just the best

The consistent 5 star reviews say it all: Dinghy is the best rafter on the river. Our family of 5 has rafted in many places across North America and this trip was definitely the most action-packed tour we have encountered. Ahndres and Pablo did an...More

Thank fgiant2017
Dinghy_Expeditions, Owner at Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review and for recognizing what we are all about - customer service, spending more time on the river, treating you like family, making new friends, learning, teaching, supporting small local businesses and earning our living ourselves by doing what...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Amazing adventure!

What an amazing adventure from start to finish! We had never been rafting before and myself and my two teenagers had a great time! The guides were very knowledgeable and very concerned for our safety.That being said, they were a blast! ! They were having...More

Thank christopher w
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile
Best company for white water rafting

Ahndres was such an incredible tour guide, both on and off the river, I felt compelled to rave about our experience in a review. Him and his driver, Tony, exhibited the highest level of professionalism, kindness and fun in showing us their passion of Costa...More

Thank Stephen B
Dinghy_Expeditions, Owner at Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

You are very welcome and thank you too for sharing your experience! Rafting is a sport like no other and we live, love and breath it. Tony, our driver is a great person and without him our operation will not be the same. So, thank...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Superb activity with teenage boys!

What a great day! Ahndres picked us up at our hotel, stopped to buy fresh fruit (first time to try lychee fruit), and off we drove to the Sarapiqui River. Everything was great from start to finish: solid gear, safety first, and expert rafting guide....More

Thank Wendy O
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