6 – 7 hours
Activity Level
All ages

Experience the beauty of the rainforest, beach and river in a single excursion.

Just a few steps ahead from the cruise ship, at the entrance of the terminal, an experienced guide will be waiting to begin the excursion. Your tour guide will give you information along the way.

Get onboard a covered boat and experience the Tortuguero Canal. Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, tropical birds, are just some of the animals you could see in the rainforest! Don’t miss the chance to see them and have your camera ready.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cruise Ship Terminal entrance
DEPARTURE TIME 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM (Local time, flexible)
Round trip transportation right from the Terminal
Air conditioned vehicle
Tortuguero Canal Rain Forest boat tour
Water and juice
English, German or Spanish speaking local tour guides

Back on road, you will travel further south and stop by the Fruit Stand, a great place to enjoy delicious, ripe tropical fruits. Then comes the Banana Plantation, where you will stop by the side of the road and actually take a closer look into it! Your guide will make sure to explain about the plantation, the production and exportation of the banana.

Next stop is Cahuita National Park, where you’ll walk across a beautiful beach, and if that wasn’t enough, there’s still more wildlife to see! If there’s nice weather, you can take a dip in the sea if you wish, so come prepared!

Finally, it’s time to get back to the cruise ship terminal. Your guide and driver will make sure you’re there in time, so just relax and enjoy the trip!




We’ll pick you up early in the morning, usually between 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM (local time) at the entrance of the Terminal in Limon. Keep in mind that this also depends on the time of arrival of your cruise ship.


Scenic view

Get a magnificent view of Puerto Limon’s town from a panoramic viewpoint, a great opportunity to take a picture of the city and the ship docks.


Tortuguero Canal Boat Ride

Enjoy 1 hour and 30 minutes of travelling across the Tortuguero Canals in a covered boat, with a tour guide that will search for animals and give you information about them.


Fruit Stand

You will be able to enjoy delicious tropical fruit at a rustic Fruit Stand.


Banana Plantation

Stop by the side of the road to see the banana plantation and learn more about the actual process of growing the land and shipping the product to other countries.


Cahuita National Park

Enjoy a walk for 1,5 hours across the National Park along with your guide, get to see even more animals and exotic plants. Come prepared to take a dip in the sea, if the weather allows it.


The Supermarket

If time allows and you wish to, take a look at the products you can find in a popular supermarket in the city of Limon, where you can purchase some Costa Rican coffee and more.



Back to the Cruise Ship Terminal. Your guide and driver will make sure you are back in time.

Excursion FAQs

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to get more information about reservation, payment, preparation and any other doubts you might have.

In case you stil have questions, please feel free to send us a message using the form in our Contact page.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
August 10, 2016

We had this tour with Federico and we were impressed. So many animals, so much nature, it was exciting and simply stunning. We can truly recommend tours guided by Federico. Relaxing and back to the ship on time. (This review has been translated from german)

January 20, 2020

We were met right outside the cruise terminal and the van was clean and comfortable.
Dani was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable about all the different animals and plants that we saw on the canal boat as well as the national park. At our request she took us to a local grocery store to purchase coffee and candy.
Canal tour was on a nice boat – Relax Day Tours had much nicer boats than many other companies – hard top canopy to keep rain out and cleaner. Saw monkeys, sloths, lizards and more.
National park was beautiful. You can walk in the jungle one direction and then back along the beach.
We were returned to cruise ship terminal on time.

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