Puerto Limon The Tortuguero Canals Excursion Reviews

Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican rainforest on a tour of the canals of Tortuguero.
We had about 6 hours of seeing sights as described on his web sight..
Sail Date: March 2019
We had about 6 hours of seeing sights as described on his web sight.. He was very friendly and competitent about our completing our trip on time. We had 30 minutes to shop at the dock and I have a beautiful Sloth Costa Rica T shirt...
We had about 6 hours of seeing sights as described on his web sight.. He was very friendly and competitent about our completing our trip on time. We had 30 minutes to shop at the dock and I have a beautiful Sloth Costa Rica T shirt... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Included train excursion in rather quaint train.
Sail Date: March 2019
Included train excursion in rather quaint train. Exotic but also genuine.
Included train excursion in rather quaint train. Exotic but also genuine. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Saw beautiful flowers found in the rain forest on a short walk The canal ride had a great driver.
Sail Date: March 2019
Saw beautiful flowers found in the rain forest on a short walk The canal ride had a great driver. When we saw sloths or monkeys in the trees, he would turn around so all people could see them no matter which side you sat on. We saw ... Read More
Saw beautiful flowers found in the rain forest on a short walk The canal ride had a great driver. When we saw sloths or monkeys in the trees, he would turn around so all people could see them no matter which side you sat on. We saw sloths and two kinds of monkeys and water birds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked as came off ship to go walk about and given a good deal.
Sail Date: March 2019
Booked as came off ship to go walk about and given a good deal. Taken to canals for trip looking for wildlife, then on to beach bar (good wifi) then to another bar to see a panaramic view of the city.
Booked as came off ship to go walk about and given a good deal. Taken to canals for trip looking for wildlife, then on to beach bar (good wifi) then to another bar to see a panaramic view of the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Great tour guide and bus to the canals.
Sail Date: February 2019
Great tour guide and bus to the canals. We saw plenty of wildlife. Drove through a banana plantation and back to ship. Got lots of info from our guide about the country. Very interesting day. Lots of small shops at the port for ... Read More
Great tour guide and bus to the canals. We saw plenty of wildlife. Drove through a banana plantation and back to ship. Got lots of info from our guide about the country. Very interesting day. Lots of small shops at the port for souvenirs. I bought coffee. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Nice boat tour of the canal.
Sail Date: January 2019
Nice boat tour of the canal. Lots of animals and flora. Boat was safe. Good commentary
Nice boat tour of the canal. Lots of animals and flora. Boat was safe. Good commentary Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We saw some sloths and birds.
Sail Date: November 2018
We saw some sloths and birds. At the end they served delisious pineapple and bananas.
We saw some sloths and birds. At the end they served delisious pineapple and bananas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was an ok excursion.
Sail Date: November 2018
This was an ok excursion. River cruise was ok -- seen alot of birds - which to me doesn't impress me much. Saw a tiny crocodile - which was cool and a couple of sloths, but were really hard to see in the trees. Alonso was our Tour ... Read More
This was an ok excursion. River cruise was ok -- seen alot of birds - which to me doesn't impress me much. Saw a tiny crocodile - which was cool and a couple of sloths, but were really hard to see in the trees. Alonso was our Tour Guide and he was great - but the excursion was just ok to me. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Saw jungle animals and rainforest walk was visually enlightening.
Sail Date: November 2018
Saw jungle animals and rainforest walk was visually enlightening.
Saw jungle animals and rainforest walk was visually enlightening. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good guide who, with the pilot, pointed out lots of flora and fauna.
Sail Date: November 2018
Good guide who, with the pilot, pointed out lots of flora and fauna. Sufficient time to view most everything, with boat being swung around so both sides had photo opportunities.
Good guide who, with the pilot, pointed out lots of flora and fauna. Sufficient time to view most everything, with boat being swung around so both sides had photo opportunities. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Quick bus ride again you pick up old train that doesn't go very far, however fun but also time to ...
Sail Date: November 2018
Quick bus ride again you pick up old train that doesn't go very far, however fun but also time to stop and see the sloths and monkey's. Onto a boat on the canal that takes you back down similar train route. Wildlife seen was ... Read More
Quick bus ride again you pick up old train that doesn't go very far, however fun but also time to stop and see the sloths and monkey's. Onto a boat on the canal that takes you back down similar train route. Wildlife seen was fantastic and how the guides spot them is amazing. If you spot something shout and they will turn round too. Crocodile, bats, herons, lizards, more monkeys and birds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Lots of wildlife up close.
Sail Date: November 2018
Lots of wildlife up close. Monkeys, bats, lizards, oh my !
Lots of wildlife up close. Monkeys, bats, lizards, oh my ! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our guide Leonardo was informative, honest, and entertaining.
Sail Date: October 2018
Our guide Leonardo was informative, honest, and entertaining. We saw monkeys, sloths, swimming iguanas, and lots of birds. We also made a stop for souvenirs at a cute little market -- coffee, chocolate, and fruit samples.
Our guide Leonardo was informative, honest, and entertaining. We saw monkeys, sloths, swimming iguanas, and lots of birds. We also made a stop for souvenirs at a cute little market -- coffee, chocolate, and fruit samples. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
this had the canal boat trip and a short train ride through the jungle and the bus around the Limon ...
Sail Date: October 2018
this had the canal boat trip and a short train ride through the jungle and the bus around the Limon area. Very very informative. Saw much wildlife including a sloths and spider monkeys in the native habitat. One of the best tours ever ... Read More
this had the canal boat trip and a short train ride through the jungle and the bus around the Limon area. Very very informative. Saw much wildlife including a sloths and spider monkeys in the native habitat. One of the best tours ever taken by us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone who wants to see a lot of what Costa Rica has to ...
Sail Date: April 2018
I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone who wants to see a lot of what Costa Rica has to offer in a little time. The tour was mildly active and well-paced but not at all strenuous. Our family’s tour began with a scenic drive in ... Read More
I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone who wants to see a lot of what Costa Rica has to offer in a little time. The tour was mildly active and well-paced but not at all strenuous. Our family’s tour began with a scenic drive in Eric’s air-conditioned van through the Limon countryside to the Tortuguero canal, where we saw loads of wildlife on our hour-long cruise, including spider monkeys, howler monkeys, iguanas, a toucan, oropendula, and more. Our guide Renato was very knowledgeable about spotting and describing the abundant wildlife. Thereafter, we stopped by a banana plantation and observed part of the process of raising the crops. We arrived shortly thereafter in Cahuita National Park, where we took a walk through the jungle adjacent to the beach to observe sloths, a raccoon, a boa, medicinal plant life, and more. Although there were a lot of people visiting Cahuita, I really liked it and thought it would be fun to return to stay there for a week in the future. Our last stop was at a roadside souvenir shop, where I sampled and bought the amazing Costa Rican coffee. Aside from the attractions, my family truly enjoyed riding around Costa Rica through towns and countrysides, listening to Renato’s stories about life in Limon. The tour felt very intimate, which will make us remember it forever. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to experience Costa Rica. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We saw sloths and monkeys, a crocodile, several birds and lizards.
Sail Date: March 2018
We saw sloths and monkeys, a crocodile, several birds and lizards. The guide was very informative.
We saw sloths and monkeys, a crocodile, several birds and lizards. The guide was very informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Walked through a rain forest and boated on a river.
Sail Date: March 2018
Walked through a rain forest and boated on a river. Saw monkeys, lizards, birds, sloth, many types of birds, banana plants, cocoa plants and many beautiful flowers.
Walked through a rain forest and boated on a river. Saw monkeys, lizards, birds, sloth, many types of birds, banana plants, cocoa plants and many beautiful flowers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Saw wildlife in natural habitat.
Sail Date: March 2018
Saw wildlife in natural habitat. Wonderful guide we learned so much.
Saw wildlife in natural habitat. Wonderful guide we learned so much. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
First was a 45 min ride on an old banana train.
Sail Date: March 2018
First was a 45 min ride on an old banana train. It goes by lots of civilization but eventually some jungle and then some nice sea area. We saw lots of wild banana plants and howler monkeys at one point. Also a lot of garbage. Then onto the ... Read More
First was a 45 min ride on an old banana train. It goes by lots of civilization but eventually some jungle and then some nice sea area. We saw lots of wild banana plants and howler monkeys at one point. Also a lot of garbage. Then onto the bus and then to a canal cruise. Some boats are bigger than others. Saw a turtle, "Jesus" lizard, iguana, a small cayman, and heard a toucan (they said). Also too much garbage. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Saw sloths, howler monkeys, baby crocodile.
Sail Date: January 2018
Saw sloths, howler monkeys, baby crocodile. Worth doing
Saw sloths, howler monkeys, baby crocodile. Worth doing Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The weather was not on our side.
Sail Date: January 2018
The weather was not on our side. Our boat ride in the canals was a bit disappointing as we did not see that many animals. This was followed by a train ride through the countryside, but there wasn't much to see. We saw more ... Read More
The weather was not on our side. Our boat ride in the canals was a bit disappointing as we did not see that many animals. This was followed by a train ride through the countryside, but there wasn't much to see. We saw more construction sites than anything else. We had a good tour guide, who provided a lot of interesting and helpful information about Costa Rica. The nature is beautiful and I want to go back. However, I will choose a different type of excursion next time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Didn't see much wildlife just a lot of garbage along the waterway.
Sail Date: January 2018
Didn't see much wildlife just a lot of garbage along the waterway.
Didn't see much wildlife just a lot of garbage along the waterway. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip down the canal with an excellent guide.
Sail Date: January 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip down the canal with an excellent guide. We saw Sloths crocodiles monkeys and lots of different exotic birds. Bananas afterwards were best I have ever tasted. Guide showed true pride in his country.
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip down the canal with an excellent guide. We saw Sloths crocodiles monkeys and lots of different exotic birds. Bananas afterwards were best I have ever tasted. Guide showed true pride in his country. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Loved this excursion enjoying the canal and looking for wildlife.
Sail Date: December 2017
Loved this excursion enjoying the canal and looking for wildlife.
Loved this excursion enjoying the canal and looking for wildlife. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Short bus ride to canals.
Sail Date: November 2017
Short bus ride to canals. Boarded a covered pontoon and cruised up and down the canal. We saw sloths, monkeys, lizards, and several tropical birds. After the cruise we were provided with fresh fruit and a drink. Very relaxing, enjoyable ... Read More
Short bus ride to canals. Boarded a covered pontoon and cruised up and down the canal. We saw sloths, monkeys, lizards, and several tropical birds. After the cruise we were provided with fresh fruit and a drink. Very relaxing, enjoyable excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line