Sailing Riu Palace

Private sailing Charters – Riu Palace

We offer catamaran sailing charters and private sailing tours from Riu Palace, which is a resort located on the beach in Playa Matapalo, Guanacaste.

We can pick clients up from right on the beach, which enhances the experience of a fantastic half or full day sailing adventure in Guanacaste.

Half Day Morning

The perfect trip for you, your family or group companions.

Riu Palace Sailing

Our totally private sailing tour depart daily with a few days of previous notice if possible.

All the tours include sodas, bottled water, fresh juice and fruits, and abundant snacks, chips and dip, and if requested, lunch with an additional charge.

All the trips include snorkeling gear, stops at a perfect pristine spot ideal for snorkeling and the enjoyment of secluded beautiful beaches,

Ocean kayaks, paddle boards are also free of charge ( please advice ). Scuba diving can be included with extra charge.

Pick up transportation from the hotel or condo to the docks and back is also included in the final price. Departure around 8 AM and return around noon

Sunset Tour

Our suggested tour departure time is 1:30, with a later afternoon return around 6:00.

The tour includes very good food and drinks onboard, including beer, sodas, water, fruits and juicy, Rum, Vodka, Whiskey and cocktails and snacks, normally dips and chips, but also might be Burritos.

Lunch can also be included with an extra charge. The tour includes snorkeling while anchoring at a secret beach and reef spot, away from the crowds.

Discover the marine wildlife, the colorful fish, enjoy SUP or sea kayaking. Or if you are less interested in adventure and sports, just relax, sunbathe, talk, enjoy the breeze and the unforgettable scenery. The highlight ? The amazing sunsets seen from the open ocean.

Full Day

The full day sailing tour departs early in the morning.

Sailing away from the coast at around 8AM, we will first head out to open ocean, while silently sailing along the coast near and around rocky islets, reefs and rocky pinnacles to a secluded beach.

After anchoring, people can enjoy endless snorkeling in these pristine waters, sea kayaking around the coast, or go for some occasional fishing.

Meanwhile, for those staying onboard, comfort is there… spacious seating areas, large salon and table, spacious deck for sunbathing or sightseeing.

Enjoy delicious snacks and food, fresh fruit, drinks, cocktails, a cold beer, bottled water or sodas. A delicious lunch is also included.

Choose from many destinations to visit, from Murcielago Islands, to exotic and untouched beaches. After finalizing the experience of watching the sunsets from the ocean, we will head back to the hotel.

Riu Place and Riu Guanacaste are perfect hotels for private sailing tour departures, both hotels are located right on the beach for a perfect pick up.

We have a list of boats available, from smaller catamarans to larger ones ( up to 90 passengers ) as well as sailboats.

We offer private tours only, including half days in the morning, half days in the afternoon to watch the sunsets as well as full day private 8 hour trips and even overnight charters. If staying at Riu, we will pick you up right on the beach.

Sample trips include snorkeling, SUP, kayaking, some fishing, great food, drinks and snorkeling.

Tour details

Price: From 750 U$

Contact us for a quote

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  • Snorkeling gear, drinks ( alcoholic beverages and liquors, beersm, sodas, juice, water ), snacks ( chips and dips, sandwiches, other snacks, fresh cut fruit ), free use of kayaks or paddle boards ( please inquire before !!!! )
  • The full day private tour also includes a full BBQ LUNCH on a secluded beach. Depending on the boat, it also includes Chicken Brochettes, Rice Salad, even Shrimps.


  • Daily departures. Please advice a few days in advance the latest. During the High Season advanced reservations are suggested ( not required )
  • Morning Departure: 8 – 12 Noon
  • Sunset Sailing: 2 – 6 PM
  • Full Day: 10 – 6 PM