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Address: Next to Soda Don Maria, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Caster was a fantastic and knowledgable guide! He was able to answer all questions and you could tell he really cared about the turtles. This tour is well worth the money and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2014
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Castor was friendly, full of information, patient with everyone being able to spot them often quite camouflaged animals in the jungle. Recommended.

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England
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We took a canoe tour and walk through the park for $27 ea. The Canoe was fantastic - Castor's eyes are like no other guides, finding animals that every other boat missed. Being in a canoe we were free to explore the smaller canals and feel totally emerged in the rainforest. Can't recommend enough. You can find Castor by a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Castor will take you round the water trails in the national park, he's a great guide and his eyes are amazing, spotting animals despite their camouflage, toucans, monkeys, caymans and many more. Getting in to the park at the earliest opportunity was the best experience of my visit to Costa Rica, can't recommend him highly enough. His home is right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We loved the trip! Castor was recommended by the owners of casa rio blanco, and they didn't lie! He knew what he was talking about and spotted so many animals that nobody could have seen. You can do tours with a motor boat but the kano that Castor used was obviously more quiet so we could get really close! When... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This tour was recommended by our lodge Casa Rio Blanco, in Guapiles (a place to avoid, check my review). The lodge's owner convinced us that we could travel by public transportation from Guapiles, get a tour in Tortuguero at 11 or 11.30 and come back on time to get the last bus in La Pavona at 3pm. He booked everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Caster was a fantastic and knowledgable guide! He was able to answer all questions and you could tell he really cared about the turtles. This tour is well worth the money and something you only see once in a lifetime. Don't miss it!

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Olten
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have been on the turtle tour and the canoe tour with castor. He is a good guide who spotted a lot of wildlife and was right in consulting us the best time to see turtles. His prices are village average and although he doesn't speak too much he gives interesting information about the animals. We recommend doing a tour... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Try to be on time early in the morning, to be the first group to enter the park. Castor Hunter Thomas is a very nice guide and excellent in spotting jesus christ lizards, caimans and a lot of other wildlife. By the way: don't take a tour with motorized vessel! It will scare all the wild life. Go with Castor,... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My family and I recently went on a canoe tour with Castor and we were so impressed with him! He has really good ethics, from picking up trash he might see or refusing to use a motor boat because they scare the wildlife. He took us on a canoe tour instead and he quite often saw animals that other guides... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I read good reviews about him here. When my friend and I got to Tortuguero,we ran into him at the dock. He seemed very nice and spoke good English. We booked boat and turtle tours with him. We later met him in the evening for turtle tour. He looked like adifferent person. He was mumbling words that we barely understand.... More 

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