Tortuguero Canal Eco Cruise and Banana Plantation. Puerto Limon Shore Excursion

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From USD 85.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


When your cruise ship sails into Limon, make the most of your stint in Costa Rica on a half-day shore excursion to Tortuguero National Park, ideal for nature lovers. Look out for howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, and more during a jungle canal cruise and take a tour of the Del Monte Banana Plantation. A snack of tropical fruit and port pickup and drop-off are included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
  • Half-day shore excursion to Tortuguero National Park from Limon
  • Ideal for nature lovers and visitors short on time
  • Observe howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, and more during a 1-hour jungle canal cruise
  • Take a tour of the Del Monte Banana Plantation
  • Snacks and port pickup and drop-off in Limon are included

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fresh Fruits Snack
  • Boat tour along Tortuguero Canals
  • Visit banana and chocolate plantations
  • Visit local souvenir stores

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Puerto Limon cruise port
      XXRF+4X7, Limón Province, Limon, Costa Rica

      Puerto Limon: Main entrance of the pier (main street). It is about one block from your ship and 5 minutes’ walk. There you will see our staff holding a sign with your name on it. For assistance you can call us at Office: (506)2297-0889 or Whatsapp: +(506) 85302973

    Pickup point

    • Puerto Limon Cruise Terminal

    Start time

    08:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour. Tour operate only when we have cruise ships in port. Pick up is at the main gate entrance of the pier. It is a very short walking distance from the cruise ship. Once at the entrance of the pier, you will see a Greenway Tours Guide holding a sign with your name. SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT PICKUP TIME All our pickup times are set to 8:00 AM by default. HOWEVER: If your ship arrives after 8:00 AM, the Pickup will be 9:00 AM or 30 minutes after ship arrival. You can book your tour and we will adjust the time accordingly with your ship arrival. If you ship is late, our staff will wait for you till the ship dock and allow you disembark. We operate all our tours accordingly with the ship´s arrival.

    What To Expect

    Your shore excursion begins with port pickup in the morning. Board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Tortuguero National Park, and you are on your way.

    Climb aboard a covered boat and embark on an exciting cruise on the Tortuguero Canals, home to diverse wildlife species such as howler monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, bats, aquatic birds, and toucans.

    Following the boat ride, you’ll refresh with a snack of tropical fruit before continuing to the Del Monte Banana Plantation. Take a tour of the area and learn more about bananas before returning to Limon port.

    Tortuguero Canal

    The canals that lead to the Tortuguero National Park begin in the Puerto Moin sector, just 5 miles from the center of the Limon province. This moin sector has small docks for small boats that make the trip along the Caribbean coast, until they reach their final point in Barra de Colorado. This system of natural and artificial canals made by man, are a tourist attraction because it runs through beautiful sectors of forests, small towns and offers a perfect opportunity to admire a large number of wild animals such as monkeys, sloths, iguanas, alligators, waterfowl and many more.

    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Puerto Limon

    Limón, commonly known as Puerto Limón, is a district, the capital city and main hub of Limón province, as well as of the Limón canton in Costa Rica. It is the seventh largest city in Costa Rica, with a population of over 55,000, and is home of the Afro-Costa Rican community. The pier is located right in front of the city and it is a small town that you can explore easily with a short walk. During our tour, our guide will provide a short city tour where you will be able to learn about its culture, traditions and principal attractions.

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers

    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.

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    Sloths, Bananas, and Rain Forests… Oh My!
    Jessica_E, Mar 2023
    Really enjoyed the tour. Was a great way to experience Limon, Costa Rica in just a few hours. The tour guides were awesome and shared a lot of great facts!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review. we really appreciate it.
    Great Experience
    Barry_S, Jan 2022
    Alberto made our trip a wonderful experience. He is so personal, attentive, knowledgeable, and in our opinion went above our expectations. We saw so much wildlife due to his amazing keen eyes. Alberto and our driver Eugene were simply the best.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Hi Thank you very much for your great review about our tour and services. WE really appreciate it
    Tortuguero Canal Eco Cruise and banana plantation Shore excursion from Limon
    Charles_M, Mar 2020
    This was a very exciting tour. Steven was an awesome tour guide. He was very knowledgable. We went to the by a banana plantation and learned how banana are grown and harvested. The rain forest was amazing. We seen lots of sloths, birds, and many different wildlife. The Tortugero canal boat ride was absolutely amazing. Lots of different wild life. The highlight of this tour that amazed us so much was the boat driver Charlie pulled the boat up under a sloth about 5-6 feet over our head. It was totally breath taking to be that close to a sloth and watch it move. This tour was the best highlights of our trip.
    Response from Host, Mar 2020
    Hello Charles Thank you very much for your great review. We are so glad to see that you enjoy the day with us. Hope to serve you again in the near future.
    Baby sloth hanging from tree beside boat
    Rick_S, Feb 2020
    A great excursion for everyone. We had a geart time. Our guide was very engaged with everyone on the trip.
    Response from Host, Feb 2020
    Hello. Thank you vey much for your positive review. We really appreciate it
    I saw variety animals.
    heesongpj, Feb 2020
    This is the first time jungle experience. I felt jungle mood, jungle river and variety animals such as monkeys, sloughs, iguanas, variety birds and so on.
    Response from Host, Feb 2020
    Hi Thank you for the great review. We are so glad to read that you enjoy the day with us
    Fantastic excursion - the best I've...
    Donna S, Jan 2018
    Fantastic excursion - the best I've ever been on! The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour an exciting adventure, with lots of wildlife and details about the area. I would go back again, in a heart beat.
    Response from Host, May 2020
    Hello We really appreciate your positive review about our services and tour. We hope to serve you again in the near future. Regards
    Our guide was very knowledgeable and...
    RuthMarie_H, Apr 2017
    Our guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer any questions. In Cahuita National Park, He pointed out a lot of animals different monkeys, etc. and other things like hermit crabs and even a yellow eyelash pit viper snake up in a tree! We spent very little time at the banana plantation but the boat trip was very fun and interesting. We saw Howler monkeys, iguanas, a Black Hawk and more.Highly recommend if you really love nature!
    Unorganized at the pier. Walking...
    Paul S, Feb 2017
    Unorganized at the pier. Walking tour thru the rain forest was substituted for the banana plantation, since banana plantation part of tour has changed. Which was excellent. I recommend this tour.
    Zeer goede gids maar excursie ingekort wegens 1 koppel van een ander schip.
    willem_j, Mar 2023
    Eerste deel was Cahuita Park. Mooie begeleide wandeling van een uur in het Nationale Park. En terug over het strand als je wilde. Was heel mooi en rustig. Daarna met het busje naar een bananenplantage, alsook cacao-en koffiebonen-planten. Prima uitleg door onze gids. Heel interessant. Hij sprak zeer duidelijk Engels. We reden verder naar de Tortugero-kanalen. Alles moet nu een beetje haastig omdat 1! koppel van een ander schip kwam en daardoor moesten we al vroeger terug zijn. Was niet volgens de afspraak vooraf. Het varen door de kanalen was aangenaam maar te kort. We hebben enkele apen en een luiaard en een kleine kaaiman gezien. Beetje teleurgesteld toen. In de bus zelf zeer goede en veel uitleg door onze gids over Costa Rica (Pura Vida) en al de aspecten van onderwijs enz. Proficiat voor de gids. Besluit: aan te raden als de groep van 1 schip komt en hetzelfde uur moet aanhouden. Wij zaten op Norwegian jewel.