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Tortuguero Canal

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Tortuguero Canal Terminal de Cruceros Japdeva | Cruise Terminal, Puerto Limon 70101, Costa Rica
+506 8362 2550
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Tortuguero Canal Terminal de Cruceros Japdeva | Cruise Terminal, Puerto Limon 70101, Costa Rica
+506 8362 2550
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my second visit to the Tortuguero Canal in Costa Rica. I took a private tour with a German couple who were on the same ship. The tour included a ride through the city of Limon, a beach & bar stop, a fruit tasting...More

Thank Tim479
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a ride on a boat through this canal and saw some monkeys, a sloth with her baby, a baby crocodile, lots of cool birds, a heron, toucan.

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We combined a train trip with the canal trip. The train takes you past jungle and the building of a new Road bridge being built for the new docks. It's really old and goes very slowly so you can take photos. We then got a...More

Thank catpaws2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured the canal by scow and with an excellent guide saw many fine wonders including sloths. took so many pictures I nearly overloaded my camera.

Thank Susan012014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour provided by Viking Cruise Line on 12/30/17. IT RAINED!! The canal itself extends to the north some 45-or so miles. We puttered about in a flat-bottomed boat for about a mile or so. Because of the rain, we didn't see too much - a...More

Thank realpep
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour with Jesus from Gio Tours. Just the right mix on information, humor, and anecdotes to make the tour thoroughly enjoyable. We spent over an hour on the Tortuguero Canal and saw so many examples of local and exotic wildlife. Sloths, monkeys, birds, lizards,...More

1  Thank Don S
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Our boat ride along the canals was fantastic! We went with an excursion from our cruise ship, and our guide Angel was outstanding! We saw so much wildlife - two toed sloths, three toed sloths, howler monkeys, bats, the Jesus Christ lizard, and so many...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

With our good guide Jesus we spent one hour and a Hale in a boat seeing birds different types of monkeys caymans. Etc with explanations from our guide who brought books to show us the academic background of what we So It was marvelous

Thank Mostafa A
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Amazing. We were the first ones in the canal. Two in a big boat with the driver and Ashlee, a kid that could find every animal that was hiding. Oregon Tours, was safe and great price. Go directly to the red taxis and ask for...More

1  Thank Maya J
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We were part of a Viking Cruise tour on Tortuguero Canal. We were able to see a 3 and 2 toe Slough. Several Ingress, blue herons, Crocodile and Caiman. Other boats saw more animals.

Thank Brian B
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25 February 2017|
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Response from swat1544 | Reviewed this property |
There are tour hounds waiting for you when you get off the ship.
Mahesh J
28 October 2016|
Response from CordeliaMinnesota | Reviewed this property |
We booked a tour with Eduardo Humphreys, Yourluckytour . it was$58pp USD 4 hr tour. 4hr tour that included Tortuguero Canal
Mahesh J
28 October 2016|
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Response from Anne F | Reviewed this property |
We worked with Jorge Ramirez Morales, of Puerto Limon Tours. His email is jorgel.cr and it is a hotmail account. You can also find him on Facebook. We did not need to bargain with him as his prices were very reasonable and... More