Jungle Crocodile Safari

Jungle Crocodile Safari

The Jungle Crocodile Safari Tour will take you along a river teeming with wildlife-crocodiles, birds, reptiles and more! Have your eyes sharp and your camera ready as you enjoy this two-hour tour.

Featured in:Boat Tours, Tarcoles River
2 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM
Hotel Transportation Offered
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Located only two hours from San Jose, the Jungle Crocodile Safari provides visitors with an exciting opportunity to enjoy one of Costa Rica's most beautiful ecosystems. The tour takes place along the Tarcoles River and is accompanied by a bilingual guide, who will share interesting information and spot an assortment of critters. Most notably, the Tarcoles River is known for its abundance of crocodiles, some of which can grow up to 15 ft. in length. Other animal sightings include over 50 species of birds - including the rare scarlet macaw - as well as an assortment of iguanas and lizards. Heading downstream, the boat will also pass through Estero Guacalillo, an extensive mangrove system which houses four different types of mangrove trees.

Designed for adventurers and nature lovers alike, this tour is perfect for the whole family. At the boat launch there is a visitor center, handicraft store, toilets, restaurant, secure parking, tropical garden, and telephone facilities. There are five different tour boats, with seating capacity ranging from 20 to 60 passengers. They are handicap accessible.

This tour lasts 2 hours.

Attraction Visited

Tarcoles River

The Tárcoles River winds through Costa Rica's Central Pacific region before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. Its watershed provides a crucial habitat for a number of species (the most notable of which is the American crocodile), and although the river is somewhat polluted, it is significant for the country's residents, as nearly 60% of Costa Rica's total population lives along its basins.

Read more:Tarcoles River

What to Bring

Light clothes, sneakers or sport sandals, hat, sunscreen, camera, and binoculars, insect repellent.

What's included

Transportation form the nearby hotels, water and birding brochure.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.

Traveler Comments

We were able to see crocodiles up close and personal. We also saw many different types of birds. The tour guide and captain did a fabulous job.

- ERICA D, JUN 2014

Super fun! Never had an experience like this before. The guides had so much knowledge about th ecrocodiles and where we were. Made everything that much more fun.

- ARPIE J, SEP 2013

Awesome tour! Looking forward to doing it again.

- JOSEPH F, SEP 2013
The Jungle Crocodile Safari Tour will take you along a river teeming with wildlife-crocodiles, birds, reptiles and more! Have your eyes sharp and your camera ready as you enjoy this two-hour tour.Jungle Crocodile Safari37
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