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“Outstanding Crocodile Tour!”

Jose's Crocodile River Tour
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Tarcoles
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 adventure you must experience! Located 20 minutes from Jaco beach and Los Suenos Resort and Marina.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Jose's Crocodile Tour was absolutely the best! We took our family of 6 on a tour while in Costa Rica in early July. These guys are crazy for getting in the water with these huge crocs and hand feeding them - much to our entertainment - but they are also very knowledgeable and do everything they can to make certain everyone learns something about Costa Rica, has a great time and sees nearly every kind of wildlife the region has to offer.

Thank Seadog21
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This tour was really a dream coming true, a lot of big crocodiles, nice birds and also a jesus christ lizzard running ons water. José was a very good wildlife spotter and had good knowledge of the birds and the crocs! We would recommend this tour to everyone!

1  Thank KarimEgyptNL
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We (my Dad and I) decided to go on this tour because of all the great reviews. It didn't dissapoint! We got to see tons of crocodiles up close as well as crabs, lizards, and many birds. As birders we kept a list of the birds that we saw:

-Muscovy Duck
-Neotropic Cormorant
-Wood Stork
-Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
-Cattle Egret
-Great Blue Heron
-Tricolored Heron
-Green Heron
-Roseate Spoonbill
-White Ibis
-Black Vulture (on the ground within a few meters of the boat)
-Turkey Vulture
-Osprey
-Mangrove Black-Hawk nest (not the bird)
-Crested Caracara (on the ground within a few meters of the boat)
-Yellow-headed Caracara (on the ground within a few meters of the boat)
-plover sp.
-Whimbrel
-Scarlet Macaw
-Groove-billed Ani
-Turquiose-browed Motmot
-Ringed Kingfisher
-Great Kiskadee
-Social Flycatcher
-Tropical Kingbird
-swallows flying all over the place
-Great-tailed Grackle

There were many birds, crocs, and other animals, but overall it was just an incredible experience. We learned alot and had lots of fun and had a great time. Jose (the main guide) was very knowledgeable.

We highly recommend Jose's Crocodile River Tour. There are many competing companies but I can't imagine how they could be better than this one.

Thank flipper47
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Drive in such a mighty river, looking every kind of birds and lizards, and of course the huge crocodiles, dinosauric animals 5meters long, but supricely very docil, impresive show, while the guide gets off the boat to feed face to face the mighty crocodile, something you never see, and the distance you have from the feeding is priceless, Full recomended costarrican vibe!

Thank SurfconTicos
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

First off, the tour guides were EXCELLENT. They knew every species of bird, reptile, tree and everything in between. The boats were nice and close to the water. You felt like you were right next to the crocodiles. Seeing the crocs up close was like going back in time to see a dinosaur up close. They fed the crocs so you could see exactly how big they were. They were HUGE. I actually got the chance to hold the tail of a 16 footer. Talk about a cool picture to show your friends. This was such a memorable experience. I would suggest it to anyone.

Thank tdjones444
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