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Riverboat Francesca

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Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Second time around doing this tour and still incredible!

I did the 3 day 2 night Tortuguero tour with Francesca Riverboat Tours about 10 years ago with some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah M
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London, United Kingdom
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The best Tortuguero River Boat Guide Around

Our family had an amazing 3 day, 2 night adventure in Tortuguero thanks to Modesto and Riverboat... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MattandFamily480
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Ottawa, Canada
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“laguna lodge” (22 reviews)
“san jose” (12 reviews)
“great company” (3 reviews)
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Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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"laguna lodge"
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"san jose"
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"great company"
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"three days"
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"costa rica"
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"answered all of our questions"
in 2 reviews
"great trip"
in 5 reviews
"afternoon tour"
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"photo opportunities"
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"hour boat ride"
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"visit tortuguero"
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"great sense of humor"
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"night stay"
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"personal experience"
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"spotting wildlife"
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"eagle eye"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 8 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

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Reviewed 3 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
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Reviewed 2 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
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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
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Reviewed 15 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

Thank COD_and_BEX
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Riverboat Francesca was absolutely amazing at every step. Fran was helpful in booking our boat transfer and a great hotel and answered all of our questions clearly. Modesto, our guide, was very knowledgable, professional but easygoing and made our trip unforgettable. Everything was seamless, not...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Our guide Modesto went out of his way to make our adventure first class...the food and lodging at the Laguna Lodge was also exceptional. Suggest that you make it at least a 3 night stay!

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is a superb tour of one of Costa Rica's most interesting and compelling destinations. From pick-up to drop-off the tour went like clockwork - a masterpiece of organisation. Fran and Modesto Watson bring 20 years experience guiding in Tortuguero and are exceptionally generous in...More

Thank Stephen P
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Skippy8888
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.
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BK B
7 March 2016|
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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
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