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Tortuguero Canals Tour provided by Syltravel Day Tours

Tortuguero Canals Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    12
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
The tortuguero canals, will lead you through the living jungle that stretches over the narrow canals, formed by the rivers born in the high mountains, making their way to the sea. Common sightings here are monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas and sloths. The canals are also considered a bird watcher’s paradise, so keep your eyes open! The canals of Tortuguero are without a doubt one of the main attractions in Costa Rica, and this is a unique opportunity to experience this natural wonder. You will pass through some of the country’s most fertile areas and learn about Costa Rica’s main agricultural products. Along the way, you will see cocoa plantations and ornamental flowers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 33709P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only from Limon)
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Meet up will be in the Japdeva cruise pier, our uniform is red color tshirt, you will see a sign with your name on it
  • Ports:
  • Muelle de los Turistas, XXQG+P75, Limón Province, Limon, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only from Limon)
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Meet up will be in the Japdeva cruise pier, our uniform is red color tshirt, you will see a sign with your name on it
  • Ports:
  • Muelle de los Turistas, XXQG+P75, Limón Province, Limon, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Puerto Limon
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Puerto Limon
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Province of Limon
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Province of Limon
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Playa Bonita
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Puerto Limon
  • You'll return to the starting point
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hittheroad2017
Rochester Hills, MI14 contributions
Feb 2020
This was a fantastic cruise excursion with our tour guide Enrique. He was very knowledgeable and wise beyond his years! The canal ride was incredible: cayman, sloths, howler monkeys, and numerous birds. Both Enrique and our driver went above and beyond to help with the wheelchair. The fruit stop was delicious - the best pineapple I have ever eaten.
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Globe-Trotteuses-1
Montreal, Canada114 contributions
Dec 2019
We booked the excursion online and as promised, a SYL representative was waiting for us at the exit of the ship with a sign indicating our name. We were immediately taken care of by the representative and a guide was assigned to us, no waiting. We took a tour of the city and then an excursion on the canal, unfortunately we did not see much but the ride was pleasant. Our guide Kandry was very pleasant and very knowledgeable, his English was very understandable and he showed us more than expected. We recommend SYL for all excursions to Costa Rica, very professional and reliable tour operator.
Written December 28, 2019
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YVR_travel_junkie
Vancouver, Canada96 contributions
We stopped in Limon for a stop on our cruise. After reading all the reviews I decided I had to book with Syltravel for our tour. We had Enrique and he was wonderful. We saw Limon, did the canal tour, (though it said 1hour we only got 30 mins), visited Playa Bonita, saw the banana farm and tried some amazing treats! I would recommend Syltravel to anyone who is looking for a day tour of Limon. Thank you to Enrique, you were a fabulous guide and we really enjoyed our day with you. The only disappointment would be that we didn't get the whole 1hr boat tour on the canal, though the couple doing the canal tour were super funny, kept us laughing!
Written December 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SyLEnrique
Hello Thank you for your review! I'm going to make sure that problem doesn't happen again on the boat tour. Best regards!
Written December 14, 2019
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Nov 2019 • Friends
We went to Costa Rica on the princess cruise line we took a tour with Syl travel our tour guide was Evelyn Sinclair we just want to thank you for that wonderful tour you gave us we learned so much in such a short while, so we are recommending Syl Travel is the best thank you so much.
Written November 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Grizeagle
Terrace, Canada291 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
When we arrived in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, aboard the Celebrity Reflection, it was raining heavily. Even though it was a cloudy, blustery and rainy day we still wanted to take an excursion to Tortuguero Canal and maybe Playa Bonita. We got off the ship and saw the SYL Travel tent with a Tripadvisor banner right on the waterfront. We inquired about a trip to Tortuguero Canal and Playa Bonita and the staff was very friendly , courteous and obliging to our group of nine Canadians. They told us about their excursions offered and the attractions of them. The SYL Travel consultants offered us a group tour to Tortuguero Canal, Playa Bonita and some Limon highlights for $35 per person. It sounded very reasonable to us so we were introduced to Manuel our guide who showed us to his van for this excursion. Manuel was very accomodating, courteous, professional and friendly. On the journey to the canal he explained a lot about the culture, geography, beauty, flora and fauna of his beautiful country of Costa Rica. He was very enthusiastic and committed to showing us his country as a guide who took his job seriously and spoke several languages. Manuel's avid love and knowledge of his country and enthusiasm with energy was contagious as he was humorous and fun-loving, He had Canadian friends and they called him on our trip and we toasted them and also his wife called so we welcomed her. Our guide was such a genuine, down to earth type of guy who we could relate to as he was very fluent in English. The trip to the Tortuguero Canal was awesome with the one hour and more boat ride where we saw Howler monkeys, Green Iguanas, Sloths, Basalisk lizards, and several exotic birds. The flora and vegetation along the rainforest was tropical, lush and green. The artwork stand had nice souvenirs to buy at reasonable prices. Our stop at Playa Bonita was very enjoyable where we watched the heavy surf thundering onto the hard packed sandy beach with palms and lush vegetation on the right. The beer was cold at Reina's beach bar and the food looked inviting. The rustic, tropical beach is not too commercialized and mainly caters to locals as it wasn't busy at all on this Sunday. Thanks SYL Travel and we highly recommend you and your guides for an excursion from the docks of Costa Rica in Puerto Limon.
Written April 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kleine
Dowagiac, MI263 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
We booked SylTravel for a private small group tour of the canals and sloth sanctuary. We had a zip line option as well. Our guide was friendly and knowlegable. The price was right and they were waiting for us at the pier. I negotiated the price ahead of time, so when we got there I told the lady taking payments the negotiated price and she took it, leaving us to decide whether or not to zip line. We also went to a beach for a short break. Would recommend.
Written April 10, 2019
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Jody S
Minneapolis, Minnesota71 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Arrived by ship. Met this company upon debarkation and agreed to join a shared tour touring Limon and then canals Tortuguera. US$40/per person for approx. 3hrs. Great value and quality compared to ship excursion for similar and $95/per person!

Evelyn was our guide. Bus was very clean and comfortable. Only 8 others with us. It was raining. Evelyn did a wonderful job sharing her knowledge and passion for her country. We stopped at a banana plantation and then a fruit shop to sample items and use bathrooms. It was a Sunday so shops were shuttered in town. Then off to the canal cruise which was very well done despite the heavy rain. The boat was clean, but everyone ended up getting wet due to open sides. We were all fine with it. The boat driver had an eagle eye and gave us a great tour despite.
Written March 26, 2019
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Karen B
North Myrtle Beach, SC16 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Evelyn was our guide. She was fabulous! She took us thru the town, fruit/souvenir stop, banana plantation, beautiful beach. We joined a small group and went by van. Evelyn explained all about the town and then we went on a boat trip.
It was amazing! We saw all sorts of animals, birds. Evelyn and the boat guide were so informative. I would go with them again in a NY minute.
Written December 8, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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