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Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
+506 2226 0986
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Wow!!!!!!!! I am a 40-something biology professor from Canada on sabbatial at a university in Costa Rica; my wife and in-laws spent two nights/3 days with Riverboat Francesca (RF). I have travelled throughout the world including Asia, Latin America, the Arctic and Africa -- I've...More

9  Thank MNRJSS
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 March 2013

Our experience was marred by very poor communications. We had understood based on our reservation months in advance that we would be staying at the Laguna Lodge, which is a convenient walk down the beach from the Tortuguero village. Literally a few minutes before our...More

3  Thank Chuck W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I book our tour from Tortuguero to Limon with Fran 7 months in advance for our group of 10 people. Unfortunately they overbooked themselves. A couple weeks prior, I made multiple attempts to get our plans re-confirmed. She finally replied that we would be picked...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing place , was well worth the visit , the wildlife and the staff were amazing , would highly recommend xxx

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This tour was our favourite part of our whole trip to Costa Rica! We did the two night tour from San Jose and stayed at Laguna lodge. The lodge was beautiful, food was great but Modesto was the best thing about the tour! From the...More

Thank fia9899100
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I did the 3 day 2 night Tortuguero tour with Francesca Riverboat Tours about 10 years ago with some friends, and now I am back travelling in Costa Rica with my mum I insisted that we did it again as I remembered how great it...More

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Our family had an amazing 3 day, 2 night adventure in Tortuguero thanks to Modesto and Riverboat Francesca Tours! Modesto is such a great spotter, river boat guide and all around nice guy, that we came back for our tour after first visiting Tortuguero with...More

1  Thank MattandFamily480
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Modesto was our guide and riverboat captain. He was very personable, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor. It was like family, a good thing since we spent a lot time together. You spend a lot of time on the water looking for wildlife...More

1  Thank Steffigraf
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Did the two night excursion from San Jose to Tortuguero - was excellent. Modesto was a fantastic guide and great company. - as well as great at spotting wildlife. The Laguna Lodge accommodation worked well and I think you get a more personal experience going...More

Thank adamiskewl
Reviewed 1 February 2018

They were very helpful arranging our tour and answering all our questions. The rain caused some minor delays and adjustments. The trip was great. Modesto was enthusiastic as a guide and enjoyed pointing out wildlife and searching for tiny frogs for us to see. We...More

Thank tmp2018
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Willy our boat driver was fabulous. He was very informative he gave us a great tour and we trully enjoyed it. Willy will send our friends to visit you.

Thank Dulce H
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Words can't describe our visit to Tortuguero - Modesto our guide was simply wonderful he went out of his way to show us the best places in the area it was like nothing I had ever experienced - We saw lots of wildlife: Monkeys, Sloths,...More

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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.
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