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Riverboat Francesca

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Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
+506 2226 0986
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Great trip, lots of rain

They were very helpful arranging our tour and answering all our questions. The rain caused some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tmp2018
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Stockton, California
Great guide

Willy our boat driver was fabulous. He was very informative he gave us a great tour and we trully... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2017
Dulce H
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Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were very helpful arranging our tour and answering all our questions. The rain caused some minor delays and adjustments. The trip was great. Modesto was enthusiastic as a guide and enjoyed pointing out wildlife and searching for tiny frogs for us to see. We...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Willy our boat driver was fabulous. He was very informative he gave us a great tour and we trully enjoyed it. Willy will send our friends to visit you.

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

Words can't describe our visit to Tortuguero - Modesto our guide was simply wonderful he went out of his way to show us the best places in the area it was like nothing I had ever experienced - We saw lots of wildlife: Monkeys, Sloths,...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Riverboat Francesca was absolutely amazing at every step. Fran was helpful in booking our boat transfer and a great hotel and answered all of our questions clearly. Modesto, our guide, was very knowledgable, professional but easygoing and made our trip unforgettable. Everything was seamless, not...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Our guide Modesto went out of his way to make our adventure first class...the food and lodging at the Laguna Lodge was also exceptional. Suggest that you make it at least a 3 night stay!

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

This is a superb tour of one of Costa Rica's most interesting and compelling destinations. From pick-up to drop-off the tour went like clockwork - a masterpiece of organisation. Fran and Modesto Watson bring 20 years experience guiding in Tortuguero and are exceptionally generous in...More

Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Our daughter, who lives in Costa Rica, told us that we had to use Fran's Riverboat Tours on our trip to Tortuguero. She was so right! Fran and Modesto have a wonderful service that takes care of everything- van service from San Jose, a wonderful...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Me and two of my buddies were hanging out in beautiful tortuguero but found ourselves without transportation to our next location, modesto came to our rescue like an angel, he took us through the swampriverways of tortuguero with a keen eye for wildlife at every...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2017

Our experience with River Boat Francesca was fantastic from start to finish. Fran made sure that we had all our questions answers, and the organisation of getting to and from the tour was seamless. While Modesto looked after our little group with a very high...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2017

We took this quick trip (1 hour) down the Tortuguero when we ported into Costa Rica. Its about a 20 minute drive from the Cruise terminal and we met with the people outside and managed to negotiate 30.00pp for 2 people. It was an interesting...More

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Skippy8888
February 7, 2017|
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Response from 510edd | Reviewed this property |
Once you get off, find people who are willing negotiate for it. It lasts 2 hours (depending on which you get) and can range between 100-300 bucks for 2 people. Just do your negotiations, they will help you and get you there.
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BK B
March 6, 2016|
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Response from Francesca W | Property representative |
Thanks for your message and interest in the wildlife boat tours we offer to Tortuguero National Park. The tour rate depends on what type of lodging you prefer and the length of tour. We offer 2 day/1 night and 3 day/2... More
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