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Riverboat Francesca

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Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
+506 2226 0986
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Amazing - couldn't have asked for anything better

Riverboat Francesca was absolutely amazing at every step. Fran was helpful in booking our boat... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Canberra, Australia
via mobile
The perfect jungle experience.

Our guide Modesto went out of his way to make our adventure first class...the food and lodging at... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Whitefish, Montana
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Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
+506 2226 0986
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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

Thank Goedgedaan
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!

Thank mferr2017
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
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our daughter, who lives in Costa Rica, told us that we had to use Fran's Riverboat Tours on our trip to Tortuguero. She was so right! Fran and Modesto have a wonderful service that takes care of everything- van service from San Jose, a wonderful...More

Thank rch2016
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Me and two of my buddies were hanging out in beautiful tortuguero but found ourselves without transportation to our next location, modesto came to our rescue like an angel, he took us through the swampriverways of tortuguero with a keen eye for wildlife at every...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our experience with River Boat Francesca was fantastic from start to finish. Fran made sure that we had all our questions answers, and the organisation of getting to and from the tour was seamless. While Modesto looked after our little group with a very high...More

1  Thank JustineChris
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We took this quick trip (1 hour) down the Tortuguero when we ported into Costa Rica. Its about a 20 minute drive from the Cruise terminal and we met with the people outside and managed to negotiate 30.00pp for 2 people. It was an interesting...More

Thank 510edd
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I learned a lot of stuff about animals and other stuff and Modesto was a great guide. The food and lodgeing was great with the tour. Our family, including 2 children ages 8 and 6 saw numerous sloths, crocodiles, 3 types of monkeys, tropical birds...More

Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have just spent two weeks in Costa Rica, and one of the undoubted highlights was our trip to Tortuguero with Modesto of Riverboat Francesca. I cannot recommend him highly enough. The trip was a breeze to organise via email from London and we were...More

Thank Melbyron2013
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We did the three days/ 2 nights trip with Modesto, like all the other reviews it was good value for money and a really great trip. We saw loads of wildlife and the hotel Laguna lodge was really nice. I would highly recommend if you...More

Thank FlynnyLondon
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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.
7 March 2016|
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