Puerto Viejo / Cahuita - Moin Dock - Tortuguero (Caribe Shuttle and Boat)
- Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
The easiest way to get to Tortuguero from Puerto Viejo is our shuttle which includes both van service to the dock in Moin and the boat to Tortuguero village.
Our shuttle van will pick you up at your hotel in Puerto Viejo or Cahuita and take you to the dock at Moin, where you will board a boat for the 4 hour trip to Tortuguero. Departure time is 8:00 AM.
The boat is covered and even in the rain you will not get wet. This boat trip takes about 4 hours with one stop on the way for food/snacks and a bathroom break.
The boat is not only transportation but is also a tour. The boat captain will also act as your guide, telling you about the area, it's history and will be on the lookout for any animals of interest. You are sure to see many different types of wildlife on this journey including Crocodiles, (Some as large as 12 feet or more) 3 different species of monkeys, many species of exotic birds and an occasional sloth hanging from the trees.
Any time something interesting is seen the captain will pull up close and allow plenty of time for pictures. So, it really is a transportation/tour.
The boat will leave you at the Los Almendros dock which is an easy walk to hotels in Tortuguero village. The whole trip takes about 5 hours.
Note that most of the larger lodges are not located in the village but have their own docks but if you're booking them they will generally arrange transport for you.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Pick-up time is an estimate and may vary by 15 minutes either direction. Clients should be waiting at the assigned pick up point 15 minutes before the assigned pick-up time. The shuttle will wait for clients a maximum of 5 minutes. If after that waiting period the client is not on board, the shuttle will leave without the client and the client will NOT receive a refund.