Rodrique and the boat pilot had very sharp eyes for spotting well hidden wildlife, were very knowledgeable, and maneuvered the boat for good viewing. We saw several species, including Jabiru Stork and Boat-billed Heron.
This was a bumpy ride. We were the only ones on tour. I also thought it would be like a big National Park Visitors Center. It was a education boat ride and saw many species. Tour guide/driver was knowledgeable. Went out of way to show us a giant iguana in Fiidelphia. Provided water for trip.
Not fault of anyone, did not see many animals other than crocs
Elvis was another great guide, friendly and knowledgeable. My husband was most interested in seeing crocodiles, and he and the captain made sure we saw plenty, even some babies. We also saw lots of other animals (again, I don't know how they spot some of them!).
Love it, memories for a lifetime.
Loved it! The guides had a novel way of pointing out the various birds and creatures, so that we could see them more easily.
The tour guides went above and beyond. However, we were scheduled for a midday tour when it was hot and most of the animals were hiding. Tours should be scheduled earlier in the day. But I enjoyed it anyway. The guides tried there hardest to make our tour as enjoyable as possible.
Guide, driver, boat driver and tour were fantastic . Guide explained many things, driver stopped so we could view different things. Boat ride was perfect.
We heard after that there was a different longer tour with a lunch involved and a visit to a village. We would have preferred that one
The guide was not as knowledgeable as some of the others we had and he was a little difficult to understand.The driver of the boat was excellent at spotting the wildlife. The fruit at the end of the tour was very welcome!
I enjoyed the tour but the drive was long. It would have been better if we didn't have to backtrack to Tamarindo to pick up passengers. Without the drive to Tamarindo we could have shaved off half an hour in each direction.
It was a rainy day so we didn't see as much as we had hoped.
long drive very short trip on the water but did get to see some animals
Although we enjoyed the croc sighting and the fact that we were the only people on the tour, this wasn't the season for the tour (even the tour guide said we probably wouldn't see much in terms of wildlife). Probably would have been better suited to do a different activity during this month. The tour guide and boat driver were really nice
Tour was great! Loved the guides and driver.
This was ok. It was a pretty far ride for what we got. But we did get to see animals so that's good.
We didn't know enough about the tour to properly prepare for it. The guide, Christian, took us for lunch to Rancho de Coyotes, an unexpected side trip that turned out to be our favorite part of the trip. Watching local artisans create pottery was fascinating, and the foods was delicious. The river cruise was interesting.
Long ride to the tour, otherwise quite excellent! Loved the guide.
Pick up on time. Fluent in English. Very knowledgeable about wildlife, Costa Rican history. AAA+
Long dusty drive to river. Saw lots of crocodiles but not all that interesting otherwise. Could have skipped this one.
Wonderful guides and we saw lots of wildlife. It was so wonderful.
I think going in the afternoon made it too hot and there wasn't much to see. The drive out there was very long
Amazing experience on this tour. My partner and I had the whole tour to ourselves. The tour guides were funny and friendly and spoke English well. We stopped at this great place for lunch. They said it was not generally apart of the tour that day but for 20 bucks American we can get a lunch. The lunch was amazing for what we spent. Local cooking in the back country at its finest. The chicken "iguanna" (inside joke) was so beautifully seasoned and they just kept giving us as much as we wanted to eat!
The tour down the river was fantastic! We saw monkeys, huge black iguanas, the "Jesus Christ" lizards, parrots, tons of crocodiles and mini crabs! I felt like I was I Jurassic park! Just amazing!
Another fun day! I have never been so close to a wild crocodile!!! That river runs so fast! Crazy!!!The drive to Palo Verde and the ATV tour was really neat. Probally the flatest land that I saw all week!!! Lol Del Monte could do some tours of there plantations.
Best of experiences. Had. Guide and driver to ourselves and because we loved birds they kept stopping to show us different ones. Fantastic trip. Couldn't fault it
A very long drive from the resort and if we would have known this we may have booked a different excursion. Guide and boat driver were excellent, along with the bus driver, river cruise was very nice.
Guide incorporated a visit to a local potter as my wife had asked him about where to buy ceramics. Was a really cool side trip.
guide was excellent, also saw a lot of the countryside and agriculture
Im guessing that the time of day, and the time of year had a major effect on our experience. We did see some wildlife but really not as much of what I have heard from others. The biggest disappointment was the distance of travel both directions for the length of the actual tour and what we saw made took a day out of out trip I would have rather spent doing something else.
Expected to see more animals but our guides did their best to find them. Still a fun experience though.
Again, this tour should be early morning, not mid-afternoon when everything is hidden or asleep.
Wildlife: As far as this goes, the tour met my expectations. I saw two types of monkeys, Capuchin and Howler, crocodiles, birds and green iguana. I could always see more of course! But I came away feeling grateful that I was able to see what I saw. So thank you!
Guide/(s): We had one guide that went with us on the boat and a driver who stayed back for the duration. The guide was knowledgeable and helpful. The reason I gave a '7' for the guides was that when we stopped off at a pottery shop in an nearby village, they went off and had coffee or some beverage with the hostess/ store owners while we were sitting inside the vehicle waiting for them. This was after they saw that I didn't buy or care to buy any pottery from them and we were ready to leave. That was unprofessional and seemed rude.