Tarcoles River Boat Tour

8 hours

Boat tour

Private tour

This tour includes stops to spot crocodiles in the river
The interior of the tour boat
Visitors on the tour
This tour includes stops to spot crocodiles in the river
Visitors on the tour

Experience description

On this accessible tour, you will board a boat and sail down the Tarcoles River to discover local wildlife and spot crocodiles.

The tour will begin with a pick-up service from your hotel in an accessible van. You will then travel to the Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bir...
On this accessible tour, you will board a boat and sail down the Tarcoles River to discover local wildlife and spot crocodiles.

The tour will begin with a pick-up service from your hotel in an accessible van. You will then travel to the Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour Center, where you will stop for lunch. The center is set on one level and has accessible bathrooms, as well as a large restaurant and a gift shop.

After lunch, you will wheel approximately 200 metres (218 yards) along paved pathways from the center to the dock, where you will board the accessible tour boat. The boat tour will be led by an experienced guide, who has worked with visitors with physical, hearing and visual impairments.

The Tarcoles River flows from the Cordillera Central Volcanic Range to the Gulf of Nicoya and is a natural habitat for many animal species, including the American crocodile, the Bare-throated tiger heron, the American pygmy kingfisher and smaller reptiles such as iguanas. You may see all of these species and more from the boat.

You will cruise along the river and the boat will pull over in known crocodile hot spots, giving you the opportunity to snap photos and admire the animals from a safe distance. The boat also has a flat deck area where visitors in wheelchairs can get a panoramic view of the surroundings.

The guides will talk to you about the local plant and animal species found in the river, and will be available to answer your questions and assist you, if necessary.

At the end of the boat ride, you will arrive at the Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour Center boat dock and will have a chance to have a bathroom break or to buy souvenirs. You will then be taken back to your hotel in an accessible vehicle.

Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Assistance

    Guides / staff members have been trained by Wheel the World to provide assistance to people with disabilities during the activity

    Guides / staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities

  • Transportation

    Transportation is wheelchair accessible

    If needed, your wheelchair can be stored safely inside the vehicle

  • Bathrooms

    Accessible bathrooms available at every place of the activity

  • Places

    Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed

    There are smooth floors and pathways

  • Equipment

    No adaptive equipment included

From $120 USD / per person

*Price based on 2 travelers

Request to book

    1. Starting point: You will be picked up from your hotel

      09:00 AM

      Transfer in van

      4 hours

    2. 2

      Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour Center

      3 hours

      Transfer in van

      30 minutes

    3. End point: You will be taken back to your hotel

      17:00 PM

    Keeping you safe during COVID-19

    • Cleaning measures

      Enhanced cleaning protocol

    • Safety measures

      Local authorities safety protocols followed by all staff members

    • Social distancing measures

      Social distancing measures in place

      What's included

    • Admission

    • Lunch

    • Tour Guides

    • Assistants

    • Ground transportation

      What's not included

    • Insurance

    Important information

    • The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.

    • Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.

    • This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.

    • Spoken language(s): English, Spanish.

    • Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.

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