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“Attention to detail”

Bony Scott Private Tours
Ranked #12 of 19 Tours in Tortuguero
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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Attention to detail”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Worried about catching a boat from Pavona with 2 small children we decided to look through trip advisor and contacted Bony Scott in Tortuguero. Best to talk to Bony over the phone if you have limited spanish reading ability via e-mail. He was waiting for us with a private boat at Pavona along with his boat captain Nesty. The 1 hour trip to Tortuguero was more than mere transportation as we stopped to look at crocodiles, and birds ( on the way back we stopped to see spider monkeys feeding along with scarlet Macaws playing): the kids loved it. While in Tortuegero we went with Bony on the early am canoe tour with our kids and he was awesome at spotting animals and birds. All and in All definitely recommend Bony not only for the am canoe and afternoon walk in the Jungle but for private transportation from Pavona to Tortugeuro and back, well worth the price ( cheaper than going with our hotel transpiration from Pavona).

Visited January 2014
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Germany
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“A really friendly, helpful guide with a great knowledge!!”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

We spent 2 days on our own in a canoe rented by Bony Scott to explore the rivers around Tortuguero. Bony Scott was a really friendly and special guide to rend the canoe from! We told him about the animals we saw and he knew every single one of them. We really enjoyed talking to him and listening to his enthusiastic and interesting stories about the animals and nature of this special part of Costa Rica.
Thank you Bony, Anna Lena & Johannes from Germany

Visited March 2012
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Pasadena, California
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“The Best-private-personal turtle nesting-canoe tour guide onTortuguero, Costa Rica!!!”
Reviewed September 26, 2011

After much skepticism and anxiety about traveling to this secluded north caribbean village, I finally manned up and said "I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna travel to this village on my own" (Versus paying 200+ per person with the big hotels outside the village.)
I obtained Bony scott's information from the tortuguerovillage.com/tours website, which is very helpful when getting directions from Anywhere in Costa Rica.
I first called Bony (pronounced Bon-nee) a week in advance to let him know my family was going to be arriving/driving in 9/9/11 and going to be taking the boat to tortuguero. He was very informative and patient with my questions. He said he knew of local hotels where we could sleep in and would walk us to the different accommodations of liking (very small village)
He also said he would meet us at the departure point to tortuguero in, La Pavona, which is the main departure point if you are not traveling with the big hotels.
Fast forward to the day of our arrival: After driving the 1 hour long unpaved road with our midsize sedan ( NOT a 4x4, which was perfect), a little bit of anxiety was beginning to build as we approached the parking lot, but out of the crowd of people pops out Bony waiting for us With a smile ready to help carry our bags. Then, Bony helped us carry our luggage from the car to a private boat. Once in the village, he stored our luggage and walked us to a few places to shack up at for the night. He also gave us very helpful information on where to eat and shop.
Later on that night, we enjoyed the turtle nesting tour , which by far was the most memorable event of our trip. In the morning, we started with a beautiful canoe tour of the Tortuguero national forest where we saw monkeys, otters, birds, cayman crocodiles and much more. It was thee best ever. Thanks Bony!

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