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Riverboat Francesca

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Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
+506 2226 0986
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Riverboat Francesca - The Highspot of our Trip!

Fran Watson, collected us from our hotel La Sabana, San Hose. She was so pleasant - we warmed to... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
The Best Guide in All of Costa Rica

Out of our 25 days in Costa Rica, the 3 days my husband and I spent with Modesto on the Riverboat... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2016
Molly B
Chino Valley, Arizona
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Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
+506 2226 0986
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Fran Watson, collected us from our hotel La Sabana, San Hose. She was so pleasant - we warmed to her immediately. It was just us and Fran! We stopped for breakfast - very enjoyable and Fran went hunting for frogs! The journey was interesting -...More

2  Thank 337Chrissie70
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Out of our 25 days in Costa Rica, the 3 days my husband and I spent with Modesto on the Riverboat Francesca were the richest. Modesto himself is incredibly kind and speaks excellent English. He has a broad understanding of ecology, species and history and...More

1  Thank Molly B
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We had some FANTASTIC days in Tortuguero! We loved it so much and we all have memories for life. A huge hug and thanks to Modesto for being so welcoming, professional, knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, attentive and just so nice all around! We will definitely recommend...More

1  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I have a group of 14 peoples ( my friends) and we has been travelled by Franceska Riverboat with two boats already First day we stop in many places but on last we stop two times. That was very big diapponting of all groups. There...More

1  Thank Oskars S
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We have taken this trip numerous times. Modesto does a great job, and in our opinion, this is a far better trip than visiting the headwaters of the Amazon. I suggest you opt for the three day/two night trip as it allows for a little...More

Thank Dave762
Reviewed 14 February 2016

You choose this company because of their excellent guidance. Implication is that tours do not start every day! Therefore it is a wise thing to fix the tour dates with them before you commit to other plans; we did not (had made reservations in Arenal)...More

Thank Happydutchman
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This was the start of day three of our trip to Costa Rica. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and see nature as it should be seen, the riverboat tour is the way to go. Riverboat Francesca has...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Fran and Modesto, we are so appreciative to have had the opportunity to meet you both. Thank you so much for sharing just a part of your beautiful country with us. The jungles in Tortuguero were truly amazing! We can't stop talking about it. There...More

2  Thank Art S
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We took the 2 nights tour from San Jose to Tortuguero National park. We had the father and son as our guides and they were very good. Really professional, organized and had great knowledge of the region. I strongly recommend this tour if you decide...More

1  Thank Mary951
Reviewed 19 December 2015

a very special, small tour company. I'd made this trip with a larger company 14 years ago, and was so happy to find Francesca and Modesto. Small boat and small group of people, with lovely stay at Laguna Lodge. Francesca and Modesto were so knowledgeable,...More

Thank rosemary g
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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.
6 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