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Capt. Tom's Tours

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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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About Capt. Tom's Tours
We have been offering the best guided tours for over 16 years in Guanacaste. From the ocean to the rainforests. Side trips and adventures to make your vacation here exciting and memorable. The professional guides are the best....English speaking with extended knowledge of costa Rica. Air conditioned vans will pick you up at your hotel or home.
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DiamondMik wrote a review Mar 2018
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions4 helpful votes
Absolutely, an awesome day! Highly recommend this tour through Captain Tom (whom we've used every time we've been to CR). We're a family of two, 59 year olds and 29, 28, and 26 year olds. We were picked up by Carlos early a.m., an excellent guide and driver, stopping for a pastry and coffee on the way. Upon arriving in Vandara, we mounted gentle horses to ride to the zip lines (excellent runs and assistants). We also, watched an ox grind sugar cane to make brown sugar, sampled the local coffee and pastry by an "old" baking technique, and slid on a thrilling, water slide. We thoroughly enjoyed lunch made from everything on site. Also, we had a volcanic mud bath then walked into the most beautiful, natural, spring lagoon to swim and experience the waterfall. A few of us also opted for a 15 minute back massage while the others swam in a naturally heated, hot spring pool enjoying a cold beverage. After Vandara, we took a short drive to the Volcan Miravalles which was fascinating watching the steam pour out of the earth. I'm an animal lover so on this tour, I saw peacocks and at Vandara toucans and green parrots. It was a very full day and definitely worth every penny. Go see Captain Tom, he'll hook you up on the zip line tour!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Tom H, Owner at Capt. Tom's Tours
Responded May 2, 2018
Thanks Faye, Carlos said you were all great to show around and he enjoyed having you guys on the trip. Thanks Again, and I am happy you had a great time. Capt. Tom..
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jtc51 wrote a review Mar 2018
chicago12 contributions4 helpful votes
With so many tours available near Playa Prieta, I got lucky and chose the best. Captain Tom was easy to communicate with and he arranged our day so it was stress-free. He advised the Vandara/Miravalles adventure. It was so much fun!! All the other reviews were what influenced my decision to choose Capt Tom, and I agree with what everyone else wrote. Carlos and his friend Rigo, were great tour guides. The day was filled with excitement and laughs, and the lunch was the best meal we’ve had all week. Thank you for a memorable day!
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from Tom H, Owner at Capt. Tom's Tours
Responded Mar 18, 2018
It is always great to hear back from our vacationers. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I have other tours that offer an enjoyable experience as well. Thanks Again, Capt.Tom
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sgould9 wrote a review Mar 2018
Ridgeway, Canada6 contributions
The day I went, I was a little leery of the rough water, (being a person who suffers from motion sickness,) but the sailboat just cruised through the waves. The day was awesome, with unlimited cocktails, great tunes, beautiful landscapes, and great food. Snorkeling was lots of fun, and the crew was friendly and looked after their guests well. They took the time to sail around to show us the best views of the magnificent sunset, and also picked us up and took us home. A great day and the highlight of my trip!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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kmgnb1976 wrote a review Mar 2018
Marshall, Michigan1 contribution
I communicated back and forth with Capt Tom about the specific details of the day trip I was planning. He answered all of my questions promptly and was very helpful. Not know what to expect, my group was overwhelmed with the amazing adventure we went on! The Vandara park was so great from horseback riding, ziplining, waterslide, paintable mud, and a rinse off under a waterfall and then a delicious lunch made with their own farm to table food! AMAZING! The second half of the trip was to the Miravalles Volcano where we experienced the heat and smell of the a crater. Carlos was a great tour guide and even stopped at a roadside watermelon stand!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Tom H, Owner at Capt. Tom's Tours
Responded Mar 9, 2018
Hi Kristy, Thanks so much...we did it!! Getting all your group of 18 happy with our combo trip was easy for us. Carlos always does his best for everyone....a great guide for sure. Thanks Again, and hope to see you back here soon. Capt. Tom
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luv2par36 wrote a review Feb 2018
Spokane Valley, Washington14 contributions5 helpful votes
Carlos is the best, What a great day at the volcano. With the zip lines to the water slide, a great lunch and the hot springs. We had a great day. Even though because of my back I could not do a lot of it. My daughter had the best day ever.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Tom H, Owner at Capt. Tom's Tours
Responded Mar 9, 2018
I am happy you enjoyed your trip. Thanks, Capt. Tom
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