Experience the Caribbean

Kabu Tours will help you experience the very best that Pearl Lagoon and the Pearl Cays have to offer. Our core mission of wildlife conservation means that your visit will really have a positive impact.

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Sea Turtles

The Pearl Cays Wildlife Refuge is a unique place to experience an encounter with these charismatic creatures, both on land during the nesting season and underwater year round.

Community

Welcome to our homeland, Kahkabila! Come and enjoy a special mix of nature and Miskitu culture mixed with Carribean flavor.

Coral Reefs

Some of the most amazing creatures in the ocean shape an inspiring underwater community. We have selected some of our most spectacular sites for you to experience.

Be part of the solution for sustainability!

“An incredibly well-thought-out project! Kabu Tours is part of a larger effort to create viable economic opportunities for the people of the Pearl Lagoon that conserve rather than degrade the local ecosystem. If you are interested in promoting sustainable development while enjoying a vacation in an island paradise, look no further!… Customer Nick W.”

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Pearl Cay Tours - From Pearl Lagoon

Discover your own tropical paradise

Ranging from day trips to multi-day excursions,

 

Pearl Cays tours begin with a one-hour boat ride from Pearl Lagoon. Once arriving in the wildlife refuge, guests discover breathtaking tropical islands where they can swim and snorkel, stroll deserted beaches, or just relax in a hammock and listen to the wind pass through the swaying palm trees. Visits during the nesting season may allow guests to see sea turtles laying their eggs or hatchlings emerging from nests on their way to the sea!

Guests on the overnight tours sleep in comfortable tents equipped with air mattresses.

The Pearl Cays Wildlife Refuge

The Pearl Cays archipelago is located from 3 to 23 km east of the mainland. There are 22 coral cays in the protected area lined with mangroves, coral rubble, and sandy beaches and surrounded by coral reefs and seagrass beds. The marine environment provides an important habitat for the breeding, development, and migration of many species including turtles, lobster, fish, sharks, and invertebrates such as conch and sea cucumbers.

Nicaragua Snorkeling

Snorkeling

The Pearl Cays offer pristine snorkeling sites where guests can see coral, reef fish, stingrays, nurse sharks, and more!

Pearl Cays Nicaragua Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles

Explore sea turtle habitat where you may see turtles in the water, nesting on the beach, or hatchlings entering the sea!

Pearl Cays Nicaragua Sunset

Relax

Ready to relax? The isolated and pristine islands offer the perfect place to simply sway in a hammock, read a book, and enjoy spectacular sunsets.

Pearl Cays Nicaragua Food

Great Food

Prepared fresh on site, meals include delicious seafood, fruits, and local delicacies featuring the culinary traditions of the region.

Sea Turtles

The Pearl Cays Wildlife Refuge is a habitat for four different species of sea turtle. The green turtle feeds in the seagrass flats before making the journey to Costa Rica to nest. Hawksbill turtles use the refuge for different parts of their life cycles including foraging, mating, and nesting. Loggerheads enjoy the plentiful mollusks and crustaceons found in the area. And the largest of them all, the leatherback, feeds on jellyfish while it migrates through the depths of the coast. All four species are important to the Pearl Cays ecosystem.

Pearl Lagoon Community Tours

Immerse yourself in living culture

Garifuna Culture

Descendants of African slaves, the Garifuna have fiercely preserved their traditions – from music to language to spritual customs – and warmly welcome visitors.

Miskito Culture

The largest indigenous group in Nicaragua, the Miskitos have historically fished, farmed, and hunted the Caribbean coast.

Discovery and Learning

Our local guides help guests do more than just visit the communities, they will help you experience and learn through their knowledge and insight.

Culture and Tradition

From learning about traditional medicine to meeting elders of the communities, as a guest of Kabu Tours you will have a rare glimpse into life in local villages.

Pearl Lagoon & Pearl Cays Tour Packages

Custom tailored for the trip of a lifetime


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Day Tours

An unforgettable experience at an affordable price for those who are short on time.

“Traveler” Pearl Cays Tour (Crawl Cay and Snorkel Sites)

This tour offers you the opportunity to spend a day on a remote coral cay away from mainstream tourist destinations. You’ll have time to snorkel on various coral reefs, fish the Miskito way, participate in an interpretive tour of the island, eat a delicious fresh seafood lunch, and relax in a hammock in the ocean breeze. Choose the activities that interest you most, try them all, or just spend the day at the beach. We’re happy to plan the perfect trip for you.

Tour Includes: Round trip boat transportation from Pearl Lagoon to Pearl Cays, bilingual guide, permits and fees, lunch and refreshments, snorkel gear and towels, adventure, and relaxation.

 Prices Per Person

2 Guests:
3 Guests:
4-5 Guests:
6-10 Guests:

$175

$125

$99

$79

 

Tour at a Glance

8am Depart Pearl Lagoon by boat
9am Arrive at Pearl Cays, snorkeling and fishing excursions
12pm Beach lunch
1pm Free time for relaxation or snorkeling
3pm Depart Pearl Cays
4pm Arrive at Pearl Lagoon

“Beach” Pearl Cays Tour (Crawl Cay)

This tour is a great option for those looking to experience the Pearl Cays at an even more relaxed pace.  Once we get out to the Cays…the day is yours.  Sure, we’ll have snorkel gear if you’d like to get wet and we’d be happy to give you a tour of the island…but take this one at your own pace and we’ll have lunch ready when you are!

Tour Includes: Round trip boat transportation from Pearl Lagoon to the Pearl Cays, lunch and refreshments, snorkel gear and towels, permits/fees, bilingual guide, relaxation.

Prices Per Person
2 Guests:
3 Guests:
4-5 Guests:
6-10 Guests:

$119

$89

$69

$59

 

Tour at a Glance

8am Depart Pearl Lagoon by boat
9am Arrive at Pearl Cays
12pm Beach lunch
1pm Free time for relaxation or snorkeling
3pm Depart Pearl Cays
4pm Arrive at Pearl Lagoon

Multi-Ethnic Cultural Tour (Orinoco & Kahkabila)

If experiencing living cultures steeped in traditions, music, and history is your thing, then this is the tour for you. Begin the day by visiting the Garifuna community of Orinoco where you will explore the village followed by a delicious lunch. From there you’ll visit the beautiful Miskito community of Kahkabila before returning to Pearl Lagoon.

Tour Includes: Round trip boat transportation from Pearl Lagoon to Orinoco and Kahkabila, bilingual guide, lunch and refreshments, experience and inspiration.

Prices Per Person
2 Guests:
3 Guests:
4-6 Guests:
7-10 Guests:

$145

$99

$79

$59

 

Tour at a Glance

8am Depart Pearl Lagoon by boat
9am Arrive at Orinoco, community tour
12pm Lunch
2pm Arrive at Kahkabila, community tour
5pm Arrive at Pearl Lagoon

Half Day Miskito Cultural Tour (Kahkabila)

Interested in experiencing the unique indigenous culture of the Carribean coast of Nicaragua but looking for something shorter? The more affordable Miskito Cultural tour takes you across Pearl Lagoon to discover the fascinating and friendly community of Kahkabila.

Tour Includes: Round trip boat transportation from Pearl Lagoon to Kahkabila, bilingual guide, lunch and refreshments, and fun!

Prices Per Person
2 Guests:
3 Guests:
4-7 Guests:
8-10 Guests:

$59

$39

$29

$19

 

Tour at a Glance

8am Depart Pearl Lagoon by boat
9am Arrive at Kahkabila, community tour
12pm Lunch
2pm Arrive at Pearl Lagoon

Multi-Day Tours

Ranging from two to four days, combine the natural beauty of the Pearl Cays and the unique culture of Garifuna and Miskito communities.

”Naturalist” Cays and Communities Tour (Two Days / One Night)

Visiting the Pearl Cays during the day is special…but spending the night there to experience a beautiful sunset (and sunrise) and a sky full of stars is something you’ll never forget. Spending the evening from May to October also gives you the special chance of encountering a nesting hawksbill turtle, while July to December is turtle hatchling season.

Tour Includes: Round trip boat transportation from Pearl Lagoon to the Pearl Cays, all meals, snorkel gear and towels, camping gear, permits/fees, bilingual guide, thrills.

Prices Per Person
2 Guests:
3 Guests:
4-7 Guests:
8-10 Guests:

$229

$165

$135

$109

 

Tour at a Glance

Day One: 8am – Depart Pearl Lagoon by boat, Orinoco and Kahkabila community tours, lunch, village activities, dinner, hotel in Pearl Lagoon
Day Two: 8am – Depart Pearl Lagoon by boat, arrive at Pearl Cays, snorkeling, beach lunch, relaxation, dinner, star gazing
Day Three: Breakfast, relaxation, return to Pearl Lagoon – 12pm

”Explorer” Cays and Communities Tour (Three Days / Two Nights)

This tour is the perfect mix of traditional community life and nature. It begins with visits to Orinoco and Kahkabila, peaceful indigenous communities surrounded by farms and rainforest. The tour then heads to the cays for an overnight trip full of snorkeling, beautiful views, and delicious seafood. May to October is sea turtle nesting season, while July to December is sea turtle hatching season.

Tour Includes: Round trip boat transportation from Pearl Lagoon to local communities and Pearl Cays, hotel accommodations in Pearl Lagoon (1st night), camping accommodations on the Cays, bilingual guide, permits and fees, all meals and refreshments, snorkel gear and towels, lots of smiles.

Prices Per Person
2 Guests:
3 Guests:
4-7 Guests:
8-10 Guests:

$399

$289

$239

$189

 

Tour at a Glance

Day One: 8am – Depart Pearl Lagoon by boat, Orinoco and Kahkabila community tours, lunch, village activities, dinner, hotel in Pearl Lagoon
Day Two: 8am – Depart Pearl Lagoon by boat, arrive at Pearl Cays, snorkeling, beach lunch, relaxation, dinner, star gazing
Day Three: Breakfast, relaxation, return to Pearl Lagoon – 12pm

”Discovery” Cays and Communities Tour (Four Days / Three Nights)

This tour offers the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast. In addition to a full day exploring local indiginous communities, the Discovery Tour also gives you two full days to live out your tropical deserted island fantasy. That means even more snorkeling, more fresh seafood, more stars, more time on the beach, and even more unforgettable memories.

Tour Includes: Round trip boat transportation from Pearl Lagoon to local communities and Pearl Cays, hotel accomodations in Pearl Lagoon (1st night), camping accomodations on the Cays, bilingual guide, permits and fees, all meals and refreshments, snorkel gear and towels, lots of smiles.

Please Note: for early departures on day 4, guests are welcome to spend the final night at a hotel in Pearl Lagoon for no additional cost.

Prices Per Person
2 Guests:
3 Guests:
4-7 Guests:
8-10 Guests:

$429

$319

$263

$219

 

Tour at a Glance

Day One: 8am – Depart Pearl Lagoon by boat, Orinoco and Kahkabila community tours, lunch, village activities, dinner, hotel in Pearl Lagoon
Day Two: 8am – Depart Pearl Lagoon by boat, arrive at Pearl Cays, snorkeling, beach lunch, relaxation, dinner, star gazing
Day Three: 8am – Breakfast, snorkeling, beach lunch, island tour, dinner, star gazing
Day Four: Breakfast, relaxation, return to Pearl Lagoon – 12pm