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Jungle Crocodile Safari and Bird Watching Tour provided by Jungle Crocodile Safari

Jungle Crocodile Safari and Bird Watching Tour

Jungle Crocodile Safari and Bird Watching Tour
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Last updated: Apr 2, 2021
A note from Jungle Crocodile Safari and Bird Watching Tour
Handwashing station upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • 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
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
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: 37591P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Professional bilingual guide • Bird Guide
Exclusions
Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour, From the Tarcoles police station head 2 km north to our entrance to the rigth, Provincia de Puntarenas, Tarcoles, Costa Rica Transportation is an additional service.
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Professional bilingual guide • Bird Guide
Exclusions
Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour, From the Tarcoles police station head 2 km north to our entrance to the rigth, Provincia de Puntarenas, Tarcoles, Costa Rica Transportation is an additional service.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour
    From the Tarcoles police station head 2 km north to our entrance to the rigth, Provincia de Puntarenas, Tarcoles, Costa Rica
    Transportation is an additional service.
    See address & details
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    Jungle Crocodile Safari
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    Los Suenos
    Stop: 2 hours
    The Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour departs daily at 8:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Different departure hours can be arranged for private groups. The tour lasts about two hours. As you explore the Tarcoles River with a bilingual (English and Spanish) guide, you will gaze on crocodiles and dozens of bird species. If you're an experienced birder you may see around 100 bird species, including resident and migratory, terrestrial and coastal ones.
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  • You'll end at
    Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour
    From the Tarcoles police station head 2 km north to our entrance to the rigth, Provincia de Puntarenas, Tarcoles, Costa Rica
    Transportation is an additional service.
    See address & details
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4.5
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Jennifer B
4 contributions
Incredible tour with Hansel
Doing the crocodile tour was in my top 2 activities we did in Costa Rica and we did a lot! Hansel was an incredible guide and really made the experience one I’ll always remember with a smile. He is extremely knowledgeable on all things having to do with nature (especially birds and crocodiles) but also injects humor into it in a way that had us truly laughing out loud. We also got so close to the crocodiles I could hardly believe it, but always with a respect for the animals that gave enough space. Highly recommend this tour and especially Hansel.
Written July 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicole J
4 contributions
Great experience
Jun 2021 • Family
Hanzel was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable!! Would recommend this as a great way to see Costa Rica birds and crocodiles
Written June 2, 2021
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MartinGazo10
Prague, Czech Republic103 contributions
Great experience with a great tour guide!
Apr 2021
It was really a perfect experience with fantastic views!
Mainly because of tour guide Hansel with his personal and very professional approach, perfect English and native Spanish.
We have really great photos from all the tour that was long around 90 minutes, so you have time to do photos, to enjoy the nature, to speak with tour guide and potentially to fight a crocodile :)
I recommend giving some tips, the covid season for local guys (tour guide included) was quite tough.
Written April 25, 2021
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Wander586340
Cranston, RI7 contributions
Crocodile Safari Tour
The Jungle Crocodile 🐊 Safari Tour was a great experience! Hansel our tour guide was amazing!!! He was funny and knowledgeable and could explain everything in both English and Spanish!!! He made our trip memorable. While on this tour you feel like your on the animal planet you see more then crocs you see many birds, cattle, horses, and other wildlife. The landscape made this tour amazing and we were able to get up close and personal with the biggest croc bin laden!! You see some crocs but the experience is phenomenal!! Thank you Hansel !! -Tai n Jean
Written March 24, 2021
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Aqua413
Dunedin, New Zealand86 contributions
well worthwhile tour
Mar 2020
This is a great way to see birds. You get taken upstream so can see a huge variety of herons and other wading birds (and crocs) then down near the estuary and along a mangrove lined waterway.
Very relaxing and enjoyable
Written May 1, 2020
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Robert D
Heers, Belgium161 contributions
Perfect after-service
Mar 2020
Perfect after-service
Few weeks before we left to CR, I contacted this company directly in order to book two private boat bird watching tours. Once we agreed upon the facilities and the prices , we paid already both trips up front. We arrived at 8 March and the 2 boat trips were scheduled on 21 and 22 march.
Unfortunately, the first day we had to cancel it since we had a small problem. Around 6:15 AM I’ve send them a mail with the cancellation. They replied immediately “don’t worry, that’s ok.”
Since CR was now in Corona-virus mode and they closed the National Parks, and I did not know if the trip was done in a National Park, and to be on the safe site, I ask them if the trip was still OK for the next day. And their reply was that All national Parks are closed, and it is was cancelled.
Once at home, we contacted them about the cancellation and were wondering if we could get a refund for the second day (not the first since we cancelled it).
And after some exchanges of mails, they refunded us the second trip . Very, very nice ….
Written April 28, 2020
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L H
San Antonio, TX2,200 contributions
Good tour
Mar 2020
This boat trip is on the Tarvoles River, which has the most American crocodile population in Costa Rica. The river flows to the Delta and the tour goes one way down the river and then back up the river toward the Delta.
It is located about 75 miles west of the San Jose airport.
The boat is an covered open air boat and cruises along very slowly.
This river is very dirty murky water and some trash along the banks but no smell or odor.
Along the way we saw several different sizes of crocs, cattle, horses, iguanas, egrets, black hawk and some other bird species. The biggest croc was named ‘Osama’ and is about 17’ long and we were right up by him and he didn’t move a tad.
Also along the river are mangrove areas and lots of different birds.
There is a gift shop with restrooms where the parking lot is up from the docks where you get on the boat. The shop and restrooms are clean and there is a small variety of local items to buy.
Written March 23, 2020
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yodastoke
46 contributions
Absolutely brilliant way to spend a few hours
Mar 2020
If you are in this area this your is an absolute must! Try and book the last tour of the day as you then get to see the most glorious sunset from the mouth of the river. Numerous bird species to be pointed out and identified by experienced and knowledgeable guides as well as the stars of the show - the crocodiles. Several of these are 15ft long or larger and come right up to the boat - just don't be tempted to lean over and give them a pat!
Written March 11, 2020
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Ann O
Lancaster, UK175 contributions
Great Experience
Feb 2020
Lots of birdlife and the handy bird guide was very useful. The crocs where a little elusive but that is nature not controlable. Pity there is so much rubbish in the banks of the river it is from previosly buried waste. Given fruit and coffee on return.
Written February 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for sharing your experience with others. You are right that is a wildlife and there is not any guarantee, but we are always trying to show you something interesting in your tour
Written February 29, 2020
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Jim G
Waterford, CT238 contributions
Pleasant cruise
Feb 2020
We were with our tour group, so our guide did most of the wildlife spotting and provided most of the information. We saw a couple of good sized crocs--one was catching and eating a fish and several smaller ones. We saw many different species of aquatic birds. We didn't see many birds in the trees or further back from the shore. Overall, an enjoyable hour or so.
Written February 16, 2020
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Thank you for your opinion. Always is so pleasure to hear that our visitors enjoyed the tour. We can show you natural habitat of crocodile and there is not any guarantee, you know its wildlife
Written February 20, 2020
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Brenda B
Brenda B
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34 Bird Species Seen!
Very enjoyable place! The tour guide was knowledgeable about the birds on a very pleasant calm boat ride. I also l
RKPhoto
RKPhoto
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Don’t miss this tour!
The Tarcoles River is a great place to see lots of wildlife, and the knowledgeable guides at Jungle Crocodile Safar
bradalad
bradalad
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Great guide and tour
The whole family enjoyed this river cruise. Just remember, seeing crocodiles isn't guaranteed. We loved our guide a
Kevin P
Kevin P
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For the birds...
One reviewer said it earlier...lots of birds and a few (small) crocs. It was an enjoyable tour and we saw in inter
kimp4896
kimp4896
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Lots of birds and a few croc's
Had a great time, very relaxing views of tons of different birds plus a few crocs. Plus short ride up into mangrov
Mikki K
Mikki K
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Amazing experience
We had a great birding safari! We were lucky to get a private tour, allowing us to focus in our interests. Hanzel o
603samanthad
603samanthad
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Fabulous!
We stopped here on our journey from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio. Lunch was lovely and then we boarded a boat. Ther
Charlie D
Charlie D
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Best Boat or Birds!
I've tried multiple boats in Tarcoles and Jungle Crocodile Safari is by far the best for finding and photographing
anglaisefrancaise
anglaisefrancaise
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Surprised how good
We did a tour in the afternoon and we felt like we had the river to ourselves. We saw plenty of crocodiles both in
dbaizel
dbaizel
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Great River Tour with More Than Crocodile's to be Seen
Costa Rica in general is one of the best Central America country we have seen to date. Their ecotourism mantra all
K254CFtimp
K254CFtimp
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Expensive gift shop.
It’s a shame that such an enjoyable tour us remembered for an expensive gift shop but it’s a captive audience and t
John M
John M
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Friendly guides and gift shop
We have done this tour many times and keep sending family and friends and joining them when we can. Always fun.
WorcesterMoray
WorcesterMoray
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Great
We did the Crocodile safari without lunch. The boat journey down the Tarcoles and guide/boat skipper excellent. We
steamyglasses
steamyglasses
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Fab !!
Very knowledgable We went in the off peak which meant we had a private tour it was still hot but cooler than in a
switzerland188107
switzerland188107
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Spectacular
Our boat trip up the River Tarcoles was spectacular. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and humorous. An excursi
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