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Tortuguero Canal

terminal de cruceros JAPDEVA | Cruise Terminal, Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Puerto Limon
Type: Bodies of Water
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Bangkok, Thailand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The best way to do this is from Tortuguero Village to Moin. Went on the Tropical Wind. Although it was a speed boat, the captain pointed out crocs, heron, monkeys, and fresh water turtles along the way. The most adventurous parts were where we had to get out of the boat and hike a short bit since the boat was... More

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Bamberg, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Out boat guide had the eyes of an Eagle, even while navigating the boat through the River he still managed to point out many Crocs, Birds, Monkeys and other wildlife. The electric motor on the boat was nice. Overall a great trip

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Florence, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A group of 13 booked a Tortuguero Jungle/canal tour aboard the Riverboat Francesca with Capt. Modesto Watson. His wife, Fran, went above and beyond to accommodate us..even lining up a bilingual bus driver for us. Our capt met us at the docks and went above and beyond to point out many wildlife along the canal. We saw sloths, howler monkeys,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Did this as part of a cruise trip.We were in a small group so plenty of room on the boat and the guide was wonderful. He pointed out so much wildlife - I had never seen a sloth before just hanging onto a tree, fruit bats, monkeys, lizards and birds, all close to the boat and the guide kept stopping... More

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Vail, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We travelled to Tortuguero via the canal from Limon to Tortuguero. Best boat ride I've been on . Smooth waters, plenty of reptiles and other animals. Our guide, Desmond Garth was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful arriving and then 3 days later; the return trip to Limon. vey relaxing. Although bit noisy after awhile from boat engine. Take ear plugs... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The boat driver and our tour guide worked great together finding and pointing out the local wildlife in the Tortuguero Canal.

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Las Vegas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Phillip, our guide, showed us more wildlife in an hour than we saw in multiple hours in the rain forest tour. I would recommend taking a taxi to this location. Doing so will save you huge money compared to taking a cruise ship excursion and will even save you quite a lot of money compared to using one of the... More

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cleveland ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

we did this as part of a cruise ship excursion. we saw a number of lizards and cranes and some monkeys although they were pretty far away, as well as the palnts and flowers which were beautiful. our guides were knowledgable and were good at spotting the wildlife, and allowed enough time for everyone to see and take pictures before... More

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Okatie, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great tour . Worth the time. Combine this with a tour of the Del Monte Banana factory and a trip to the Red snapper Restaurant and you will have a perfect day. Eduardo with Luck Tours will arrange it all for you. His guides speak perfect English and are very well informed

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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Fascinating boat ride along the canal system. Great view and exotic flora and fauna along the calm waterway. The boat man was able to take us to several best spots to look for wild life. We saw a few howler monkeys, sloths, ibis, herons, toucans, iguanas, water fowls and long tailed bats.

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