Seas The Day

Make the most out of your shore excursion in Costa Rica
Seas The Day

About Us

Thumbs Up Tours has gained recognition for being a popular alternative to cruise sponsored tours and as leaders in independent cruise ship tours, we have safely transported more than 50,000 customers to and from the ports of Caldera and Puntarenas since 2009, never missing a ship. Our unique approach to the cruise ship travel industry benefits travelers in the best ways, from booking online then paying in person later upon drop-off at the ship, to providing the top attractions, guides, vehicles, and overall value for your money. We make your experience in this beautiful area in Costa Rica, deserving of your thumbs up! Email us to get a custom quote for a private day tour or join an existing group and save big!

Cruise Friendly Tours

Cruise Friendly Tours

Our cruiser friendly itineraries allow you to see the best each area has to offer while ensuring a timely return before the official boarding time.
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Activities & Things To Do

Top Shore Excursions near Puntarenas & Caldera

Puntarenas Highlights 10 in 1 Tour- Most Popular

The most popular and highest rated tour offered by us highlighting the best of what the Puntarenas Province area has to offer. Highly recommended for cruise members and people of all ages. This tou...

Carara Tropical Forest & Crocodile River Safari

This tour will show you the importance of the region, as it is situated in a transitional region between the tropical dry forest and the humid pacific rain-forest.Carara National Park Preser...

Macaw Sanctuary & Crocodile River Safari

See these vividly colorful tropical birds up close at a macaw sanctuary dedicated to repopulating their species. You’ll also have a chance to see many other animals, both at the reserve and in the...

Ziplining Canopy Tour & Crocodile River Safari

Add an exhilarating rush to your sightseeing tour with an epic flight through the rainforest canopy. View jungle life from a perspective once reserved for only researchers and photographers. Don’t...

Testimonials

Read some of our recent customer testimonials as shown on TripAdvisor!

Bill Netro, Celebrity Eclipse April 1st 2019
I have organized over 120 private tours from cruise ships with groups averaging 50-100 people in multiple vehicles. I select the best tour operators from TripAdvisor reviews so I always review the ones I use when returning from a cruise trip. During our recent 5 week South American trip I arranged 20 private tours averaging almost 100 people. So my review reflects my experience working with the tour operator to develop the itinerary, arrange vehicles and guides, and making payments; the tour Group that I participated in; and feedback from the other Groups in various vehicles on the tour. I worked with Andrew to coordinate 3 Tour Itineraries for 10 Groups totaling about 125 passengers. The tour itineraries included: 1. Puntarenas Mega Highlights Tour 2. Original Canopy Forest/Ziplining, Jungle Crocodile River Safari 3. Carara National Park, Jungle Crocodile River Safari All tours had very nice lunches included, and cold water, beer and soda (no diet was included) on the vehicle. Great tours and one of the best run companies that we experienced on this trip. Vehicles were all great with good air conditioning and plenty of room. Well managed by the tour operator, Andrew. We all loved the ziplining (10 stations) and the close up of crocodile being fed (videos are great)! This was one of the best set of tours that we did during our 5 week trip.
Bill Netro, Celebrity Eclipse April 1st 2019
Bill Netro, Celebrity Eclipse April 1st 2019
April 2019, TripAdvisor Review
Jeff Probst, Norwegian Jewel, March 2019
Our tour guide, Leo did a fantastic job showing us the sites he promised he would show us! Leo shows great passion for Costa Rica. and stayed with us the entire time while on tour. We were off the Princess cruise ship and didn't want to pay the very high price the cruise line charged for the excursion. Our entire group felt this was a highlight of the Panama Canal cruise.Van was clean and new,so no worry"s about the reliability of the vehicle. We highly recommend Thumbs Up Tours!
Jeff Probst, Norwegian Jewel, March 2019
Jeff Probst, Norwegian Jewel, March 2019
TripAdvisor Review
Jason Pelzer
Our tour guide and driver met us as we disembarked from our ship. This tour was approx. 8 hours long and lunch was served. What impressed me was the owner of Thumbs Up Tours got on our bus to personally thank us all for choosing his company. The tour guide was fun and very knowledgeable. We had a great time going into the rain forest, on a swamp boat tour where we saw crocodiles and watched a man from another boat feed one. The restaurant that they took us too for lunch was way up in the mountains. What a view and lunch was good. Really enjoyed the man who did the wood carving, very talented. This tour is the best. If you get a chance to take this tour you will not be disappointed.
Jason Pelzer
Jason Pelzer
TripAdvisor Reviewer April 2019

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