Crocodile Safari

Jaco, Costa Rica

From USD 79.92

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spot crocodiles in the wild on a 3-hour river cruise from Jaco. On board a covered safari boat, you'll float down the Tárcoles River, watching for American crocodiles with help from the captain. Lunch is included after the cruise.
  • 3-hour crocodile cruise from Jaco
  • Look for American crocodiles and native birds as you glide along the Tárcoles River
  • Admire the mangrove ecosystem
  • Lunch and hotel transport included

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

    Meeting And Pickup

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    Esterillos Beach (EXTRA COST): Alma del Pacifico beach & Spa Appartamentos Iguanas La Sirena La dolce Vita Hotel Costa Pacifica Hotel Walt Paraiso Mirador del Mar Monterey del Mar Hotel Encantada Ocean Cottages Hotel Pelicano Playa Bejuco Hotel Delfin Hotel

    What To Expect

    After hotel pickup in the Jaco area, your tour starts as you board the riverboat for your crocodile cruise on the Tárcoles River. Your captain keeps an eye out for the biggest American crocodiles in the water, hopefully providing you with a good look at these reptiles.

    Depending on the season, a variety of other wildlife can also be spotted, including birds such as ospreys, cormorants, pelicans, and frigates (October to April). The Tárcoles' mangrove system is home to roughly 55 types of birds and is a refuge for scarlet macaws.

    At the end of the cruise, enjoy a lunch of typical Costa Rican cuisine before transport back to your pickup location.

    Tarcoles Bridge

    Come observe the Great American Crocodile in our famous river safari on Tárcoles River. Our captain will surely spot the biggest crocodiles in the river for you to enjoy a great up close encounter with these magnificent reptiles. You will be amazed by the wide diversity of birds we find in this area. Your guide will point out different kinds of mammals, birds and reptiles that flourish in this mangrove system. Depending on the season, you will be able to spot different migratory aviary species; from October to April, you can glimpse ospreys, gulls, cormorants, pelicans and frigates. The Tárcoles River is a shelter for approximately 56 types of birds and is a refuge for the famous scarlet macaws as well.

    4 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please inform the age of children under 12 years to reservations@jacamartours.com, in order to send a transport with the required seats.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
    Operated by Jacamar Naturalist Tours

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Vu beaucoup d’oiseaux...
    Christine_F, Feb 2023
    Vu beaucoup d’oiseaux très beau pas beaucoup de crocodile L’heure de notre départ a été changer de 7h30 à 10h30 sans nous demander notre accord Pas de mini van climatisé