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Tortuga Island Day Trip from San Jose

  • All-inclusive tour
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
Tortuga Island Day Trip from San Jose
From US$125.00
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Tortuga Island Day Trip from San Jose
Sail to Tortuga Island aboard a catamaran for on this 12-hour day trip from San Jose. Go swimming and snorkeling, then refuel with a 4-course gourmet lunch. Use of all equipment is included, as is round-trip transportation from your hotel and a hot breakfast before departure.
What to Expect

Find a spot on one of the giant nets or sit in a one of the two fresh water pools on deck and relax while being served a delicious cocktail and fresh tropical fruit as you cross the scenic Gulf of Nicoya. Be on the lookout for dolphins, whales and sea turtles as well as the many varieties of seabirds. Upon arrival at beautiful white sand beach of Tortuga Island, while the crew sets up Cafe Calypso  you will be taken to the included snorkel tour to a small island.

After a delicious 4-course lunch it is time to ride the Banana Boat, play volley ball with other guests or take a nap in one of the provided hammocks.  In the afternoon explore more of the gulf taking a different route back to port on a Tour of Discovery, unique to Calypso, passing 7 islands to see and learn more of the history of Costa Rica as enjoy a beautiful sunset. Everything is included except alcohol.

Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We were staying in Escazu and with pickup and drop off, this turned into a 15 hour day for us. We were told to be ready and in the lobby at 5:30 AM. We weren't picked up until 6 and we got back to our...More

2  Thank LibraSunflower
CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Hello LibraSunflower We really appreciate your comments and we want to apologize if we do not meet your expectations. We will take into account the points mentioned with our team to correct them and keep improving as we have always done throughout our trayectory, this...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Amazing trip!

This trip far exceeded our expectations! From the time they picked us up at the San Jose Marriott to the time they dropped us off. The tour agenda was exactly as they stated and they were on time for everything. The breakfast and lunch were...More

1  Thank cindiharper
CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hello Cindiharper Thank you very much for sharing your experience with other users of this network. It was a pleasure to learn how much you enjoyed your holiday experience with Calyso Cruises. We are all very much looking forward to having you again as a...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018
A perfect day trip!!

We had a full day in San Jose before beginning our organized tour of Costa Rica, and we decided to book the day trip to Tortuga Island from San Jose with Calypso Cruises, as our tour included only minimal beach time. While it was a...More

2  Thank Deb O
Reviewed 24 June 2018
Loved every minute

Let me make it clear that sitting or sun-bathing on a white sand beach is about the LAST thing I would want to do on a vacation -- it's just not my thing. Nevertheless, I absolutely adored this trip to a white sand beach, where...More

Thank RabePaul
CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hello RabePaul, We appreciate your comments that motivate us to continue providing an excellent service, we hope that you return soon and continue choosing us as part of your Vacation in Costa Rica. Kind regards,

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Fantastic, well-run day excursion

This was seriously the best of all worlds for our vacation. The boat cruise, the experience on the island itself, the meals and the hospitality, the service - all of it. Relaxing and well-run, we were provided with professional service, delicious food, and a gorgeous,...More

Thank Georgea P
CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Hello Georgea P For us it was a pleasure to serve you as you deserve you. We appreciate your excellent comments that motivate us to be better every day. Thank you for making us part of your vacation. We hope you return soon with your...More

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30 July 2018|
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Response from Globaltravelr | Reviewed this property |
Its all based on how lucky that day goes. I been there 2 times was not able to see dolphins. My friend went once and saw a school of dolphins racing wt the boat. Another friend went for diving and guranteed to see turtles... More
14 April 2018|
Response from copernico62 |
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4 April 2018|
Response from RabePaul |
Short answer -- yes, definitely. The website shows prices for children as young as 4, so they (apparently) welcome children as young as that age.