If you truly love nature and wildlife viewing, this is THE best Puerto Limon shore excursion in Costa Rica for you! In fact, we challenge you to find better wildlife viewing opportunities at any other port! How can you beat a Tortuguero Canal boat tour and a visit to one of Costa Rica's most wildlife intensive reserves, Cahuita National Park? You can't, so don't even try. Our Tortuguero Canals + Cahuita National Park tour is a nature lovers dream!
Tortuguero Canal Boat Tour - Nature on the Waterways
If there is one thing that Puerto Limon is proud of, it is the abundance of wildlife you can find just a hop, skip and jump from the cruise pier. A Tortuguero Canal boat tour is probably the most popular shore excursion in Puerto Limon. Referred to as the Amazon of Costa Rica, the Tortuguero Canals are some of the most bio-diverse waterways of Costa Rica. Hop aboard one of our comfortable safari style boats designed for wildlife viewing along the Tortuguero Canals.
Your guides will help you spot sun bathing iguanas, turtles or caimans and crocodiles on shore. In the trees you can find monkeys howling, sloths…well, being sloths and even bats lined up for a snooze on the tree trunks. And of course, since we are on the waterways, there are several species of water fowl. Take out your binoculars and cameras, the Tortuguero Canals are full of Nat Geo worthy photos!
Cahuita National Park - Nature Walk in the Rainforest
Thanks to the diversity of the coral reef offshore, Costa Rica designated Kawe Ta (the original indigenous term) as the Cahuita National Park. Needless to say, with 2,732 acres of protected land and 55,200 acres of protected marine life, Cahuita National Park is home to a huge variety of species of marine and wildlife. And the best part? Cahuita National Park has a sytem of trails that are accessible to nearly everyone.
Offshore, there are over 30 species of coral reef in Cahuita that shelter over 120 different species of tropical fish. But on shore, combination of mangroves, rainforest and swamps that line the creek trails are the perfect habitat for a huge variety or wildlife. Bird lovers can spot both rainforest birds like toucans, and water birds such as ibis, herons and kingfishers. You will most likely hear the obnoxious call of the howler monkeys before you even see them, so keep your cameras ready. Your guide will help you spot the less conspicuous sloths and white faced monkeys hiding in the trees.
As you stroll along the path, you can find caiman resting in the muddy creek beds. Turtes can be found sunning themselves on logs, and you may even get lucky enough to see a Jesus Lizard scurry across the water! Your guide will also help you find some of the much harder to find poison dart frogs. Their vivid colors make for some great photos to share back home.
Ecotourism in Costa Rica is top notch. If you love wildlife and nature, our Tortuguero Canal + Cahuita National Park hike is sure to be the highlight of your Costa Rica cruise vacation! This tour accommodates small groups, so spaces fill up quick. Don't miss your chance to experience the most nature intensive shore excursion in Puerto Limon. We offer the best deals on the best shore excursions in Puerto Limon. So book your spot with The Real Deal Tours today!
Tortuguero Canals Tour + Cahuita National Park Hike Combo Tour Details
Tortuguero Canals + Cahuita Hike Includes:
- * Round trip transportation from the cruise pier
- * Professional bilingual naturalist tour guide
- * 1 Hour Tortuguero boat tour
- * Entrance fees & 45 minute hike in Cahuita National Park
- * Tropical fruit snacks
Departures: Departure varies depending your cruise ship itinerary. Be sure to include which cruise ship you will be arriving on along with your ships arrival and departure time on the reservation. Exact meeting times and location will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Length: 5 Hours.
Tortuguero Canals + Cahuita Hike Recommendations:
- * Comfortable walking shoes
- * Light clothing
- * Camera
- * Binoculars if you have them
- * Eco-friendly sunscreen
- * Eco-friendly biodegradable insect repellant
- * Raincoat or poncho (it is called a rainforest for good reason)
- * Water bottle
- * Cash for tour balance, lunch, souvenirs and tips for your guides
Children: This shore excursion is great for the whole family! Discounted rates for Children between 4 and 12 years old.
Special Requests: If you have special needs or are traveling with a wheelchair, we are more than happy to accommodate you. Just contact us and we will arrange a private wheelchair accessible tour for you and your family!
Groups: If you have 10 or more people in your group, contact us and we can provide you with special group rates. Save even more money!!
Important Note: All tours run on local time. Costa Rica runs on Central Standard Time, however they do not observer Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to check with your ship to confirm your actual arrival time in Costa Rica is CST and not ship time. When in doubt, disembark and ask a local!
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The Real Deal: $87.00
The Real Deal: $66.00
Tortuguero Canals Tour + Cahuita National Park Hike Tour deposit is $20.00 per Adult and $10.00 per Child.
(The balance of $68.00 per Adult and $56.00 per Child must be paid in cash the day of the tour)
Departure times will be in your e - ticket.