Canal tours


Canoe tour in tortuguero national park

(canoe tour)

Very early in the morning, the expedition begins in canoes through the spectacular wetlands of Tortuguero National Park. This is an activity that you can not miss, if you visit us.

On this tour, you will put aside your worries, you will relax and enjoy the immensity of the very humid tropical forest of Costa Rica.

More information

Hours: 6:00 am / 2:30 pm

Duration: 3 hrs approx.

Tour Includes:

  • Local certified naturalist guide
  • Fruit during the tour and bottle of water.
  • Ponchos (if necessary).
  • Refreshment before the tour (coffee, juice and fruit).

What should I bring?

It is recommended to bring sunscreen, hat, comfortable clothes (shirt, shorts), sandals or shoes for water, camera and something to cover belongings in case of rain.

Tour price

Foreigners:  $32 p.p (entrance to the national park not included)

Family price

We have special prices for small groups and families.


Tour description:

The tour starts at our office, located on the main street, 50 meters south of Tortuguero main wharf. After a cordial welcome you will proceed to check in with one of our hosts while enjoying a coffee and a snack.

Before leaving, you will receive a generalized explanation of the activity. Then we will go to the dock of our office to board the canoe and start the tour.

During the tour, you will be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Tortuguero wetland. In addition, we will have the opportunity to observe the representative fauna of the area as they are: alligators, many birds, basilisks, monkeys, sloths, among other species. The biodiversity in this type of forest is very abundant, however, we know that animals are in their natural habitat and we depend totally on what nature allows us to appreciate. The guide will take a tour of the channels, sharing information and showing the secrets that are hidden in it.

Once the tour is finished, we will disembark at the same starting point, we will listen to your opinions about the activity and we will conclude the tour.

Some important aspects to take into account:

Canoes are small boats. Maximum 8 people per canoe (typical canoe with paddles). It is worth mentioning that it is not necessary to row if you wish, the guide will do it.

We offer 3 different schedules to make the tour, however, we recommend doing the 6:00 am, since at this time the animals are more active and the temperature is the best.

If you carry your camera, do not forget to take something to protect it against water, since the weather conditions are quite unpredictable and it can rain at any time.

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