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“Tortuguero Wildlife Tour”

Tortuguero Wildlife Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our business is specialized in a variety of tours around the Caribbean in Puerto Limon Costa Rica, we offer reliability, responsibility and safety first. We do tour by the tortuguero canales, tour by the city of Limón, we visit the national park cahuita and veragua, our transport meet the optimal conditions to do the tours. Tortuguero National Park and other attractions in the Caribbean.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed May 29, 2012

We had pre-booked our tour with William indicating the areas we wanted to visit. He was very good about responding to our emails and the cost was reasonable. We were told to meet outside of our Ship the Island Princess and someone would be there with a sign. When we got there no signs with our names. We did see another gentleman with a sign who worked for William and asked him where our driver was. He did contact William and within 20 minutes our ride was there not sure if the taxi driver is affiliated directly with William but his name was Alex he was awesome.
He picked us up and off we went my husband is an avid bird watcher and Alex stopped to show us all birds along the way and allowed us to take lots of pictures this certainly would not have happened had we been on a group tour. First stop was the zip line we arrived and went into the office we were the only customers and it seemed to take awhile to find the correct paperwork for us to sign. We got into a jeep and were taken to the top of the mountain with our two guides. It was an unbelievable experience we had such a great time and there was no one but ourselves no lines or waiting. We returned to the base and still no customers like our own private zip line tour. Back to the cab and stopped several times along the side of the road to look at birds. Next stop was the banana plantation that was very interesting the tour was given by Alex. We got back into the taxi and headed for our canal trip along the way a little boy was holding a sloth and Alex pulled over I was able to hold the sloth which was sooo cool. We tipped the boy and off we went. We arrived at the canal and met up with William who apologized profusely about the early confusion. We boarded the canal boat and were pleasantly surprised once again it was just the two of us. We saw all kinds of wild life including camams, sloths, lizards, crabs, and lots of birds and we were able to get some great photo's. The canal trip was about and hour and Alex our driver and William holding a hercules beattle were awaiting us. Our trip with Tortuguero Wildlife was amazing we loved having our own private tour and learned alot about the wildlife in Costa Rica.Can't way enough good things about our tour guide Alex he was very informative but didn't talk your ear off. We do plan to return to Costa Rica and spend a week enjoying the wildlife and the other things Costa Rica has to offer. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great adventure.

4  Thank denise e
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

I have to thank Jorge at Willie’s Tours for booking this tour for my wife and me. We had been on the go for almost three weeks and Jorge had highly recommended this tour for us. We had utilized him for several other tours and he was providing our transfer back to Alajuela from Puerto Viejo. Since it was on the way and we were not in a rush this turned out to be the perfect tour in so many ways. Our driver, Jose left us off at the docks at Port Limon and we were met by Willie’s wife. My wife and she bonded immediately. Willie (no relation to Willie’s Tours) met us shortly with his boat. What lasted next was one of the most relaxing enjoyable boat rides up the Tortuguero National Park. It gave my wife and me a chance to see the park from a totally different perspective. Willie’s keen eye spotted many unique birds, monkeys, and crocs. When we stopped for lunch along the way his wife spotted a baby sloth no more than five feet from us. Willie brought us back to the docks where Jose was waiting for us and our drive to Alajuela.
We would strongly recommend this tour run by a very knowledgeable and caring couple

2  Thank Cozysdad
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

William and his staff were great. We booked a three hour tour and was not disappointed. We were picked up at the cruise port in an air conditioned van. Our guide, Anthony, was friendly, accomodating and very knowledgable. He stopped as often as we wanted for photos and took the time to explain about the different types of plant life and wildlife we encountered. The Tortuguero Canal ride was awesome. I highly recommend William and Tortuguero Wildlife Tour! You won't be disappointed!

1  Thank Peggy H
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We arrived in Puerto Limon aboard the Island Princess cruise ship and had planned a tour with Eduardo. He was responsive to emails and offered recommendations of various activities in this port. We included a canal tour, city tour and banana plantation tour in our intinerary. Our guide, Michael, was great. He was waiting for us as we left the ship and was personable and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our half day in Puerto Limon.

Thank myleen1213
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

Booked a three hour tour with William who has a magnificent eye for wildlife. We saw and photographed nearly all there was to see in the canals, birds, flowers. plants, monkeys, and a close-up and personal encounter with a sloth. Fantastic tour with a great guide. Highly recommend William and Tortuguero Wildlife Tour!!

Thank tagtracy
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