The Tortuguero Canals

  • Port

    Puerto Limon (San Jose), Costa Rica

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3¾ Hours

  • Meals Included


The Tortuguero Canals are known as Costa Rica’s Amazon because of the surrounding rain forest. Heavy annual rainfall fills the area with an extremely rich flora and fauna.

A 25-minute ride from the pier brings you to a dock in Moin. Board a jungle pontoon boat specially designed to cruise in comfort through the jungle canals that form part of a river system running parallel to Costa Rica’s Caribbean coastline.

Watch for orchids and water lilies, birds, monkeys, crocodiles, sloths, and toucans in this unique system of natural and man-made canals, used for transportation and exploration. Wonderful views of the lush jungle foliage mirrored in the canal’s waters will delight you.

Wave to friendly natives in dugout canoes and watch women scrubbing their laundry at the river’s edge while children swim along the bank or dive from tall trees.

After this exciting boat tour, enjoy soft drink and tropical fruits.


Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.