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Riverboat Francesca

Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
+506 2226 0986
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Pura Vida in a unique environment

This is a superb tour of one of Costa Rica's most interesting and compelling destinations. From... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen P
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Our daughter, who lives in Costa Rica, told us that we had to use Fran's Riverboat Tours on our... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
+506 2226 0986
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a superb tour of one of Costa Rica's most interesting and compelling destinations. From pick-up to drop-off the tour went like clockwork - a masterpiece of organisation. Fran and Modesto Watson bring 20 years experience guiding in Tortuguero and are exceptionally generous in...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our daughter, who lives in Costa Rica, told us that we had to use Fran's Riverboat Tours on our trip to Tortuguero. She was so right! Fran and Modesto have a wonderful service that takes care of everything- van service from San Jose, a wonderful...More

Thank rch2016
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Me and two of my buddies were hanging out in beautiful tortuguero but found ourselves without transportation to our next location, modesto came to our rescue like an angel, he took us through the swampriverways of tortuguero with a keen eye for wildlife at every...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Our experience with River Boat Francesca was fantastic from start to finish. Fran made sure that we had all our questions answers, and the organisation of getting to and from the tour was seamless. While Modesto looked after our little group with a very high...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

We took this quick trip (1 hour) down the Tortuguero when we ported into Costa Rica. Its about a 20 minute drive from the Cruise terminal and we met with the people outside and managed to negotiate 30.00pp for 2 people. It was an interesting...More

Thank 510edd
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I learned a lot of stuff about animals and other stuff and Modesto was a great guide. The food and lodgeing was great with the tour. Our family, including 2 children ages 8 and 6 saw numerous sloths, crocodiles, 3 types of monkeys, tropical birds...More

Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have just spent two weeks in Costa Rica, and one of the undoubted highlights was our trip to Tortuguero with Modesto of Riverboat Francesca. I cannot recommend him highly enough. The trip was a breeze to organise via email from London and we were...More

Thank Melbyron2013
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We did the three days/ 2 nights trip with Modesto, like all the other reviews it was good value for money and a really great trip. We saw loads of wildlife and the hotel Laguna lodge was really nice. I would highly recommend if you...More

Thank FlynnyLondon
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My friend and I had the most fantastic time with Modesto on the Tortuguero canals. We had a two week exciting holiday travelling around Costa Rica, and the 3 days spent with Modesto and our lovely small group were our favourite. Everything was perfect -...More

Thank endalemie
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Really enjoyed our few days with Modesto, he has a great balance of fun and knowledgable as a guide. Despite the rain, and the resulting lack of animals to see, he managed to wow us repeatedly by showing us the thick vegetation deep into Tortuguero's...More

Thank chakra25
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I'll be in Tortugeuor for 1 full day May 3, 2017. How much is the boat tour and how long does it last? Thanks Judy
8 February 2017|
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Response from 510edd | Reviewed this property |
Once you get off, find people who are willing negotiate for it. It lasts 2 hours (depending on which you get) and can range between 100-300 bucks for 2 people. Just do your negotiations, they will help you and get you there.
How much is the small boat tour of Tortugero Canal per person? How long is the tour?
6 March 2016|
Response from Francesca W | Property representative |
Thanks for your message and interest in the wildlife boat tours we offer to Tortuguero National Park. The tour rate depends on what type of lodging you prefer and the length of tour. We offer 2 day/1 night and 3 day/2... More