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Jungle Crocodile Safari and Bird Watching Tour provided by Jungle Crocodile Safari

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Jungle Crocodile Safari and Bird Watching Tour

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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jaco
    Puntarenas Province, Jaco, Costa Rica
    Transportation is an additional service.
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  • Pass by
    Jungle Crocodile Safari
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    Playa Azul
    Stop: 2 hours
    The Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour departs daily at 8:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Different departure hours can be arranged for private groups. The tour lasts about two hours. As you explore the Tarcoles River with a bilingual (English and Spanish) guide, you will gaze on crocodiles and dozens of bird species. If you're an experienced birder you may see around 100 bird species, including resident and migratory, terrestrial and coastal ones.
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  • You'll end at
    Jaco
    Puntarenas Province, Jaco, Costa Rica
    Transportation is an additional service.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Puntarenas Province, Jaco, Costa Rica
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Bird Guide
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Aqua413 wrote a review May 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand87 contributions32 helpful votes
This is a great way to see birds. You get taken upstream so can see a huge variety of herons and other wading birds (and crocs) then down near the estuary and along a mangrove lined waterway. Very relaxing and enjoyable
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Robert D wrote a review Apr 2020
Heers, Belgium161 contributions69 helpful votes
Perfect after-service Few weeks before we left to CR, I contacted this company directly in order to book two private boat bird watching tours. Once we agreed upon the facilities and the prices , we paid already both trips up front. We arrived at 8 March and the 2 boat trips were
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Date of experience: March 2020
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L H wrote a review Mar 2020
San Antonio, Texas2,052 contributions388 helpful votes
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This boat trip is on the Tarvoles River, which has the most American crocodile population in Costa Rica. The river flows to the Delta and the tour goes one way down the river and then back up the river toward the Delta. It is located about 75 miles west of the San Jose airport.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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yodastoke wrote a review Mar 2020
46 contributions19 helpful votes
If you are in this area this your is an absolute must! Try and book the last tour of the day as you then get to see the most glorious sunset from the mouth of the river. Numerous bird species to be pointed out and identified by experienced and knowledgeable guides as well as the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ann O wrote a review Feb 2020
Lancaster, United Kingdom175 contributions67 helpful votes
Lots of birdlife and the handy bird guide was very useful. The crocs where a little elusive but that is nature not controlable. Pity there is so much rubbish in the banks of the river it is from previosly buried waste. Given fruit and coffee on return.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from JungleCrocodileSafar, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Jungle Crocodile Safari and Bird Watching Tour
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Thanks for sharing your experience with others. You are right that is a wildlife and there is not any guarantee, but we are always trying to show you something interesting in your tour
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Brenda B
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34 Bird Species Seen!
Very enjoyable place! The tour guide was knowledgeable about the birds on a very pleasant calm boat ride. I also l
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RKPhoto
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Don’t miss this tour!
The Tarcoles River is a great place to see lots of wildlife, and the knowledgeable guides at Jungle Crocodile Safar
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bradalad
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Great guide and tour
The whole family enjoyed this river cruise. Just remember, seeing crocodiles isn't guaranteed. We loved our guide a
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Kevin P
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For the birds...
One reviewer said it earlier...lots of birds and a few (small) crocs. It was an enjoyable tour and we saw in inter
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kimp4896
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Lots of birds and a few croc's
Had a great time, very relaxing views of tons of different birds plus a few crocs. Plus short ride up into mangrov
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Mikki K
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Amazing experience
We had a great birding safari! We were lucky to get a private tour, allowing us to focus in our interests. Hanzel o
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603samanthad
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Fabulous!
We stopped here on our journey from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio. Lunch was lovely and then we boarded a boat. Ther
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Charlie D
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Best Boat or Birds!
I've tried multiple boats in Tarcoles and Jungle Crocodile Safari is by far the best for finding and photographing
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anglaisefrancaise
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Surprised how good
We did a tour in the afternoon and we felt like we had the river to ourselves. We saw plenty of crocodiles both in
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dbaizel
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Great River Tour with More Than Crocodile's to be Seen
Costa Rica in general is one of the best Central America country we have seen to date. Their ecotourism mantra all
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K254CFtimp
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Expensive gift shop.
It’s a shame that such an enjoyable tour us remembered for an expensive gift shop but it’s a captive audience and t
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John M
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Friendly guides and gift shop
We have done this tour many times and keep sending family and friends and joining them when we can. Always fun.
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WorcesterMoray
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Great
We did the Crocodile safari without lunch. The boat journey down the Tarcoles and guide/boat skipper excellent. We
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steamyglasses
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Fab !!
Very knowledgable We went in the off peak which meant we had a private tour it was still hot but cooler than in a
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switzerland188107
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Spectacular
Our boat trip up the River Tarcoles was spectacular. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and humorous. An excursi
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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