Rain Goddess Cruise:


Car rental in Costa Rica

A 65-foot long by 18-foot wide houseboat custom designed and built in the US for Blue Wing International, the "Rain Goddess" was finished and fitted out in Costa Rica with elegant handcrafted furnishings, paneling in rare local woods, and six staterooms. Four staterooms on the upper deck each offer a queen size and single bed, and two on the main deck have a double bed. Every room has a sink and vanity, and of course there is hot water in each of the three bathrooms, with showers.
The "Rain Goddess" is fully carpeted and air-conditioned, and guests may dine regally in the main salon with its period furnishings or enjoy a more casual barbecue on the roofed upper deck. Wine is served with the evening meal, and the self-serve bar never closes.
There is a cellular telephone with international and local service, television with VHS Twin 135 h.p. gas engines provide for silent running and two generators provide 110 and 12 volt current. The dual US Coast Guard approved sewage treatment tanks exceed local standards but reflect Blue Wing International's concern for the environment.


Experience the mystery of Costa Rica's rain forest in air-conditioned luxury accompanied by a naturalist guide who will answer every question, tell you the names of those strange looking trees, exotic birds and rare orchids , and offer insights into the wonders of the rain forest impossible to cover on more hectic tours. There's even a complete library of natural history books aboard for those that might want to do a little research in the evenings.
Guests are likely to see crocodiles and caiman, sloths, monkeys, and an infinite variety of birds and butterflies. A constantly changing panorama of nature is guaranteed.

Itinerary may vary somewhat from trip to trip, but typically the three day, two night adventure begins only a few minutes after leaving San José as the air conditioned van slices through Braulio Carrillo National Park and then heads toward Costa Rica's scenic northern zone to Sarapiquí. There we board a fast boat for the jungle ride up the Sarapiquí River to the San Juan River, continuing to the Colorado River where lunch is waiting aboard the air-conditioned "Rain Goddess" at Bird Island, Blue Wing's private six acre wildlife preserve.

From the island, we cruise silently down the Río Colorado to Barra Colorado with an opportunity to visit the picturesque village before continuing to nearby Samay Lagoon where the houseboat will anchor the first night. Want to try some fishing? No problem! Boats, tackle and guide are available. Next morning, the tour continues down the Tortuguero Canal to Tortuguero National Park, one of the most important nesting sites of the Green Turtle (July-Oct), with plenty of time to explore the park, visit the village or perhaps get in some more fishing time.

The final day includes a visit to the Ranger Station at Jalova Lagoon and a tour through the jungle trails with your naturalist guide before continuing on to meet your air conditioned van for the ride back to San José, with stops at a banana plantation and Braulio Carrillo National Park on the way.

And like the fishing packages, guests on the nature tours will enjoy gourmet meals and an open bar for the entire trip. We make the tour with a minimum of six and maximum of 12 guests. If three days isn't enough, just let us know. We will arrange a group tour to suit your preference.


Rates and conditions for season November 1, 1997 to November 1, 1998.
Based on double occupancy in hotel and house boat.

5 days, 4 nights, 3 full days fishing
Rate $1,750 per person, non anglers $850 per person

7 days, 6 nights, 5 full days fishing
Rate $2,250 per person, non anglers $1,070 per person

Additional fishing days $350 per day/per person. Additional days nonfisherman $110 per day/per person.

This rates will apply to groups arriving after November 1, 1997, when booked after August 15, 1997. All reservations made before July 31, 1997 will pay the previous rate.

All ground transportation in Costa Rica.
Air travel to Barra del Colorado or trip to Puerto Viejo and river tour to House Boat.
All meals on house Boat. Open bar: rum, vodka and whiskey (local brands).
Complementary wine with dinners.
Licenses and park permits in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Not included:
Tips to guides and crew.
Borrowed rods and tackle that are lost, damaged or accidentally broken..
$5 visa into Nicaragua.
Phone calls made from House Boat and articles of personal nature.
Outbound overnight in San José.

Conditions of payment:
1. A $500 nonrefundable deposit per person is required to confirm the reservation.

2. Reservations will be held for 15 days pending deposits.

3. Balance of trip payment is due 60 days prior to departure date.

4. If an angler cancels more than 60 days prior to departure, only the deposits submitted will be forfeited.

5. If cancellations is received less than 60 days prior to departure, but more than 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total price of the trip is forfeited unless a replacement angler can be found for the same dates.

6. If cancellation is received 30 days or less prior to departure, the complete balance is
forfeited unless a replacement angler can be found for the same dates.

Check our car rentals page

[Home] [Caribbean Hotels]



For comments or information please contact us at:


Make sure to include name of hotel requested in email below

Copyright 1997 Orbit Travel Network Costa Rica. All Rights Reserved.