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“Crocodiles up close and personal and more!”

Crocodile Man Tours
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$74.00*
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Crocodile Man Tour from Jaco
Ranked #13 of 81 Tours in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This is the closest you're going to get to a huge 2 ton crocodile in the wild ( not even in a zoo). You can literally touch the crocodile ( someone did in our boat and the crocodile just slipped away). They feed the crocodile inches away with her mouth wide open.
The boat seats are close to the water level so they provided a good viewing. So many birds, colorful, beautiful, exotic, endangered just standing at the river bank. The guide provided info on the birds and more. We also went by the mangroves.
The only peeve I have with the tour guides was how they disturbed this one beautiful big blue endangered (forgot the name) bird sitting on her nest so she would get startled and leave her nest and we get to see her blue eggs. I think they should stop dong that!

Thank lucyza
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Crocodile M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Crocodile Man Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thanks for your nice review we are glad you like our beautiful crocodile tour.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We did the compact tour with these guy's, first a guided trail walk that blew us away, lot's to see and plenty of photo op's, then they drove us to the beach where we enjoyed a long horse back ride with a beautiful view, and to top it off our guide climbed a coconut tree and got us fresh coconuts to drink, awesome. After that we were taken for a traditional costa rica lunch which We enjoyed very much. With full bellies we were then taken to the boat where we met our next guide and captain, "Crocodile Man". Travelling up the river you will see more bird life than anywhere else in the area, lots of photo's. Then let the show begin. As we pull up to the bank the giant croc's immediately begin to encrouch the boat, Totally safe by the way. The captain then gets out of the boat and begins to hand feed these incredible giants, breath taking, an adrenaline rush for sure. DON"T FORGET THE VIDEO CAMERA

1  Thank Carl Z
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Crocodile M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Crocodile Man Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Hi we are glad you like our service, thanks a lot for your good review. Any other think you need from us we will be waiting you came back!!!

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stopped en route from San Jose to Manuel Antonio for a midday boat tour and loved it! The guides were great, pointing out not only lots of crocs but lots of birds, and giving us a great sense of the place. The on-site parking was convenient (short drive from the office in Tarcoles and short walk from the dock), and the on-site restaurant was a good spot for a tasty pre-tour lunch.

Thank BlueDevilGal
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Crocodile M, Manager at Crocodile Man Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

Hi, thank you for the good wishes, we are very glad you enjoy ours service, we are here fot you any time.

Thanks a lot.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

If your kids (or you) like crocodiles, this is the tour for you. We saw over a dozen crocs of all sizes as well as several birds (the guides are knowledgeable about the local plants and birds, and will point them out to you). The highlight of the tour is the crocodile feeding - our guide fed three crocs from within a couple of feet.

You can see the crocs from the Tarcoles bridge, but it's worth paying for the tour to watch the guide make the crocodiles jump for the meat.

Thank MR-EDH
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Crocodile M, Manager at Crocodile Man Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

Thanks for the good words, we are glad that you enjoy our service, we are here for you any time you want.


Thanks a lot!!!

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

In 11/2011, we went on the tour with the Crocodile Man Tour and when we went back to Jaco in 11/2012 with friends we went there again. Both times were great. Saw lots of crocs and huge ones at that. The guide is very educated on the wildlife and entertaining. I would say it's one of the area's top attractions!!!

Thank Rhonda L
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Crocodile M, Manager at Crocodile Man Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

Hi, is really good that you enjoy our tour, thanks for the goods words and we are here for you all the time you want.

Thanks

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