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Jose's Crocodile River Tour

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An action-packed river boat adventure on the Tarcoles River, Costa Rica. See crocodiles up to 17 feet long, over 30 kinds of exotic birds, iguanas and lizards, cruise through mangrove forest, and admire the rainforest scenery! Wildlife UP-CLOSE! An...more
| Located 20 minutes from Jaco beach and Los Suenos Resort and Marina, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
+506 2637 0795
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Jose’s tour was one of the best of our trip. There were several other tours that past us along the river, but none of them looked like were having as much fun as we were. Jose is so funny and entertaining. I would recommend this...More

Thank Brandon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to take this tour. The crocodiles were amazing and our captain Jimmy was crazy! He got out of the boat and coaxed them onto shore with him with treats of raw chicken. He got some great footage of "Osama", a giant male, with...More

Thank maxed69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jose's Crocodile tour offers an experience unlike other crocodile tours in the area. Whereas other tours just drove by the crocodiles in the river, Jose's boat driver would jump onto the riverbank with raw chicken and go searching for crocodiles. The crocodiles came right up...More

Thank Adria B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jose has been working on the Crocodile River Tour for about 11 years and is an expert with the animals. He literally called them to us! Then his colleague got out of the boat and started slapping the water with chicken so the crocodiles would...More

Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a driver who arranged w/them to take us out before the regular tour groups. Was amazing to see all the crocs, birds, other animals along the shore line. Funny tour guides. Must try it!

Thank ftlaudrealtorjen
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Jose was an amazing host, telling us a lot about the area and the animals. He was also entertaining and funny. We enjoyed our tour very much!

Thank CarolGirle
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Number One tour for our grandson's trip to Costa Rica. The Crocs and the birds all living in harmony.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Saw the great reviews on here so thought we would check it out and glad we did! Saw Falcons, egrets, baby crocs, and really big crocs. The boat driver "Jimmy 9 Fingers" gets out and feeds the crocs with chicken and you can see how...More

Thank bryan p
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Chose Jose’s Crocodile Tour from great Trip Adviser reviews and it didn’t disappoint! Saw at least eight huge crocodiles, loads of birds - all backed up with knowledgeable and funny facts. Highly recommend

Thank melthompson1
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Not only did we see crocodiles up close, but we also enjoyed seeing monkeys, crabs, lizards, and numerous birds on this river tour. They take you upstream, then back downstream to see a little bit of the mangroves. We also arrived in Tarcoles a few...More

Thank Karen H
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February 24, 2018|
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Response from Ivy579 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the price 35 is correct as long as you don't require transportation. At least that's how it was for us. May should work well as the rainy season doesn't start until June. You will love it. The way to contact them is via... More
January 24, 2018|
Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
We booked with our cruise line and I think it was about $85 which included roundtrip transport and a snack at the river cruise facility.
September 6, 2017|
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Response from Memrnc4 | Reviewed this property |
I would not include another activity. We were gone most of the day with others who had other trips such as zip line and RV bikes. One of the other travelers fell off of her bike and we had to hang around while they checked... More