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Castor Hunter Thomas Canoe Trips

Next to Soda Don Maria, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Go With Decades of Experience, or "You Don't See Spider Monkeys"

The latter phrase was Hunter's assessment of all the young "guides" blundering around the bushes... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Bryce A
Recommend Castor and his electric boar

Castor's small, electric-motor powered canoe is a little uncomfortable for 3 hours on the river but... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Jocelyn S
Magliano Sabina, Italy
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Next to Soda Don Maria, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

The latter phrase was Hunter's assessment of all the young "guides" blundering around the bushes and bayous of Tortuguero National Park. They might have sterling reviews as hangers-on at prepackaged resorts, but they fail on the only score that counts: seeing the full variety of...More

Thank Bryce A
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Castor's small, electric-motor powered canoe is a little uncomfortable for 3 hours on the river but as it's silent this is a far better way to see wild-life on his 6.00 am trip than being in a large outboard-motor powered boat. He is an amazing...More

Thank Jocelyn S
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Four of us were headed to Tortuguero for two nights with absolutely nothing planned besides our accommodation (Tortuga Lodge & Gardens). On our way there, we happened to hear about Mr. Castor from a friend of his. After hearing about his motorized silent canoe tour,...More

Thank rangakmurthy
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible canoe tour with Castor. He's friendly, knowledgable and we saw so much wildlife. We saw howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, blue herons, green herons, kingfishers, emerald basilisks, toucans, river turtles, caiman crocodiles and more! Highly recommend doing a tour with him.

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Castor guided us on a fun and relaxing canoe ride through Tortuguero's canals. He was very friendly, knowledgable and was able to spot animals with ease! He also has a Caribbean restaurant called Soda Dona Maria that was delicious and authentic. With Castor as your...More

Thank kaydzn
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Castor is grat guide.Very knowledable.we went on morning trip and literally saw animal evey 5 meters.worth every minute. We saw different species of bird, ivuana gekos turtle monkeys caimans etc. We then went with Abel guide to the national park for trecking.Abel was again great...More

Thank bako777
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Castor was friendly, full of information, patient with everyone being able to spot them often quite camouflaged animals in the jungle. Recommended.

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We took a canoe tour and walk through the park for $27 ea. The Canoe was fantastic - Castor's eyes are like no other guides, finding animals that every other boat missed. Being in a canoe we were free to explore the smaller canals and...More

Thank acj226
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Castor will take you round the water trails in the national park, he's a great guide and his eyes are amazing, spotting animals despite their camouflage, toucans, monkeys, caymans and many more. Getting in to the park at the earliest opportunity was the best experience...More

Thank Ppppppp2
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

We loved the trip! Castor was recommended by the owners of casa rio blanco, and they didn't lie! He knew what he was talking about and spotted so many animals that nobody could have seen. You can do tours with a motor boat but the...More

Thank ZKPR
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