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About Us

About Kuna Vela Sailing Tours:

Come find out why our guests call Kuna Vela Sailing Tours the best experience of their Costa Rican vacation!

Experience the beauty of Costa Rica from a different perspective aboard our 47 ft Dynamique Sloop, Monohull sailboat. Ranked #1 boat tour in Playas del Coco, Kuna Vela offers half-day, full day and private tours that include our expert-guided snorkeling adventures and breathtaking sunset voyages.

Come sail the Papagayo aboard Kuna and enjoy the warm Costa Rican water and maritime life. Relax aboard the boat, visit secluded beaches, stroll and explore caves ashore or kick back on the beach in our private lounge chairs with a rum punch or refreshment of choice.

From the moment you’re picked up to the time you’re dropped off, you will feel welcomed by our warm, friendly and attentive bilingual crew. It is truly our pleasure to take care of all of your needs, including complimentary photos above deck and below water while snorkeling. Fresh, delicious, plentiful snacks alongside an open bar of local beers, rum drinks and a variety non-alcoholic beverages are also included.

We are an American owned and operated business with 25 years of combined experience in luxury hospitality management. Our professional captain is celebrating 11 years at the helm of Kuna Vela sailing our guests through the Gulf of Papagayo. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and exceptional experience to all our guests.

The Crew

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Captain Israel

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First Mate Andres

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Owners Clint & Lindsay

Sailing Performance

47’ Dynamique Sloop
While mother nature is not 100% predictable, we try as best we can to put up our sails.

200m2 sails: Mainsail, Furling Genoa, staysail

Sloop designed and built in France with elegant lines, offering stability at sea, Kuna satisfies most demanding requirements of comfort, aesthetics and nautical performance.

Kuna Vela is proud to use North Sails as their brand of choice for our sails.

North Sails is the leader in the sail industry and known for their high quality products, durability, performance, consistency and professionalism in sailmaking.

FUN
Good sailor or not, you’re welcome to be at the helm. There is always excellent music in the cockpit with a romantic or dancing mood; snorkeling gear is provided. Semi-rigid dinghy 12 ft, outboard motor 15 hp. English and Spanish spoken on board.

COMFORT
Spacious deck layout: flush deck allowing an easy movement when maneuvering without disturbing our passengers basking in the sun. Vast teak cockpit, designed for tropical latitudes with u shaped bench and cushions. Cockpit table, Bimini top providing shade to protect from the sun. Superb swimming platform (more than one meter large) allowing direct access to the sea with deck freshwater shower. (Water maker: 140 l/h). 2 guests’ restrooms and stateroom.

TOP SECURITY EQUIPMENT
Kuna counts with the highest security equipment regarding the demanding international maritime standard for safe navigation.
Navigation: radar, 3 GPS units, autopilot, chart plotter.
Communications: ssb, vhf, standard C immarsat, fax.

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