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Crocodile Man Tours

#17 of 83 Tours in Jaco
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We are the pioneers in Costa Rica in this attraction, we will take you on a tour of the great river of Tarcoles in which we will have very close to the great American crocodile. We will also observe birds, iguanas and lots of vegetation.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Tarcoles River, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
+506 2637 0771
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon local taxi driver & celebrity Freddy Medina on the Puerto Caldera Port. Fluent in 4 languages (English, French, Italian & Portuguese) this humble, polite and life-loving man took 4 of us on an impromptu tour of the local area for 4 hours...More

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Info C, Gerente at Crocodile Man Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your valuable comment.

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Stop by the fruit stand by the river, and this tour was highly recommended. Met Jason, who was so knowledgeable. As we walked toward the boat, he pointed out the macaws eating almonds in the almond tree and went into more depth about the birds....More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

One of the most exciting tours on our recent trip to Costa Rica was the Crocodile Man Tour! Not only was our tour guide so knowledgeable about the crocs, he was also most knowledgeable of the birds, the trees and fruits, and of other wildlife...More

Thank Geo C
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

It was lucky we were the only ones on the tour, we weren’t on time. But Jason waited for us and was a great guide. Boat was old but clean, had plenty of life vests, and he and Luis both knew their stuff. He didn’t...More

Thank Simran S
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Sailing on the Tarcoles River with our guide Rony and the skipper Puchy was a great experiance of the Costa Rican wildelife. We managed to see in intimate distance the Crocs the huge ones and smaller ones, and get to know them by names and...More

Thank Amir C
Info C, Gerente at Crocodile Man Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thanks for your valuable comment.

Reviewed July 3, 2018

We did this tour on the day we left Manuel Antonio on our way to Arenal, La Fortuna. We almost did not do it. It was raining in the morning of that day, and several forum postings advised not to pack the drive with stopovers,...More

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Info C, Gerente at Crocodile Man Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

For us it has been a pleasure to have you on our tour. Thanks for your comment and for recommending us.

Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

I stumbled onto this tour year's ago on my first trip to Costa Rica. I've been 6 or 7 times now, and I do this tour every time. Unbelievable how these guys are doing up close encounters with huge crocodiles every single day. Check out...More

Thank joseph b
Info C, Gerente at Crocodile Man Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

we try to meet the expectations of our customers and with your comment I think we are doing well. Without a doubt, we hope to see you next year around here. Thank you for your message .

Reviewed June 11, 2018

If you love wildlife, this is a must do if you are anywhere near the area. If you're further away, and can drive, then do so. The crocodile part is amazing but so is the incredible amount of birds and other animals to see. Best...More

Thank Levi C
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This boat trip up the Tarcoles river was great and our guide nearly had his arm bitten off by a crocodile. Amazing. There were lots of birds and we even saw a few monkeys.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Il was crazy an very interested ! They give food at crocodiles, amazing !!!! Jason you be the best one !!!

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Info C, Gerente at Crocodile Man Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thanks for your visit

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Shagufta S
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
Dress for the weather but include a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
Don F
December 26, 2017|
Response from Jennifer W | Reviewed this property |
it's a little bit over an hour long.
November 22, 2016|
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Response from Info C | Property representative |
Crocodile Man Tour does not feed the wild animals. Crocodile Man Tour is not above the law. Crocodile Man Tour works in harmony with nature.
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