Private Limon Shore Excursion: Tortuguero Canals Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Port pickup
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the canals of Tortuguero and see monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas and sloths. The canals are also considered a bird watchers paradise. Then tour the village of Tortuguero and stop for lunch at a delicious local restaurant (lunch not included).


Family friendly

Free port pickup and drop-off included

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Led by a local guide

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The tour will start in the early morning depending on your arrival time, we will pick you up and drive you to a smaller port named Moin, and here you will board a boat with rooftop and comfortable seats. That will lead you through the living jungle that stretches over the narrow canals, formed by the rivers born in the high mountains, making their way to the sea.

Common sightings here are monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas and sloths. The canals are also considered a bird watchers paradise, so keep your eyes open! The canals of Tortuguero are without a doubt one of the main attractions in Costa Rica, and this is a unique opportunity to experience this natural wonder. You will pass through some of the countrys most fertile areas and learn about Costa Ricas main agricultural products. Along the way, you will see cocoa plantations and ornamental flowers.

The boat ride will take about 1 hour, after this we will be taking you for a city tour that will show you our entire Caribbean coast, from the Chiquita Banana plantation to a stop in our central market to buy some of the best coffee in the world.

Visit a Banana plantation for outside, our guide will provide you many interesting facts about this amazing fruit will be explained, including the crop, harvesting, processing, packing and exportation. Costa Rica is the second largest banana producer in the world, with more than 106,000 acres of plantations devoted exclusively to banana production, and 80% of the plantations are located in Limon province, which has become one of the most important economic activities in the region. This is a very interesting cultural experience that you cant miss.

After all this adventure, our guide will give you two options, you can eat in a restaurant with a panoramic view of Limon or a restaurant on the beach, (lunch not included).


Professional guide

Port pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Entry/Admission - Tortuguero Canal



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Traveler Reviews

  • 21-Mar-2019

    Amazing trip. Anna, our tour guide, was so lovely. She made our day perfect for us. Anna lives locally, seems to know everyone, and had so much local knowledge to share with us. We were so pleased we booked this trip and not one our cruise ship offered. We had a much more personal experience. We did everything on the itinerary plus managed to get up really close to a sloth which we loved. We recommend this to everyone.

  • 18-Nov-2017

    We enjoyed our tour and excursion immensely and our highly recommend it to everyone! The price was lower than that offered on the ship excursion that left VERY early in the morning and needed a bus and large boat for the canal trip. Our tour was so much more personal..... we left at the time we selected, had only four of us in both the air conditioned van and on the canal boat trip! This private tour gave fabulous insight to areas most larger tours can not..... and Fabiana is extraordinary! Her knowledge of the area and the things to see is impressive! Don't miss this fabulous opportunity!!!!!

  • 22-Mar-2017

    First let me say our particular guide was a wonderful gentleman of full of history and enlightening bits of interest about the region. But, our first experience was seeing that we could have booked this same experience on the dock area at the SylTraveler Kiosh for half the price! We paid 85 each and on shore 45 for the Tortuguero Canals Tour, Banana plantation, city tour. They hire local taxi's to take tourists to the various offerings. More importantly is that the guide was told where to take us, sort of and we had to fill in what else we were expecting to see. Including that we were to be allowed a stop for lunch. To his credit, our driver went back to the port and hunted down the owner of the excursion and let him know we were expecting more, for which the driver was then told to be sure and give us what we said we were to do, and of course the driver was happy to do so and he and we, felt the owner was trying to pocket extra cash by offering the driver and us less time for our excursion. We did do the canal tour, which was only slightly authentically in any rural area. Yes we did see a few monkeys in 1 tree, 1 sloth, an few birds, and what seemed like a rubber alligator in the tree line.... we also saw a small one in another shore area briefly. our guide offered little insights about the particular wildlife, such as their habits or traits. Just point and move on. The stop at the banana plantation was a brief stop roadside and a short walk into the banana field to see them growing and then the driver explained how it all worked when we asked enough questions. no real prepared tour or information beyond the lifecycle of the banana tree and harvest plan. All in all, our driver was charming and a pleasure, and the fact that it was a private drive and such, that made it enjoyable. Over priced.