Tortuga Island Cruise From San Jose

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Leave the bustle of San Jose behind on this full-day tour to the tropical beaches and warm waters of Tortuga Island, located on the Gulf of Nicoya. Featuring some of Costa Ricas best snorkeling, Tortuga Island also boasts white sand beaches and turquoise waters, perfect for a swim or to simply relax. Your local guide provides breakfast on the coach ride and a freshly-prepared buffet lunch at the beach. With round-trip transport from your hotel included, you get to sit back and enjoy the day!


  • Breakfast included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included

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After early morning pickup at your centrally located hotel, travel 1.5 hours by comfortable coach to Puntarenas. Snack on a simple breakfast consisting of a sandwich, juice and fruit served on board the coach. In Puntarenas, board your spacious boat for a nearly 2-hour cruise to Tortuga Island, taking in the jungle-clad coast of this gorgeous archipelago as you go.

Pristine white sand beaches and calm turquoise water surround Tortuga Island, making it a perfect place to swim and snorkel. With approximately five hours to spend at your leisure on the island, its up to you whether you want to relax, be active, or both! Sunbathe on the beach or go for a dip in the sea. Explore hiking trails or play sports on the beach. You can also choose to snorkel, kayak or take a banana boat ride for a small additional charge.

While you are soaking up the tropical ambiance, your guide prepares a gourmet buffet lunch for you to snack on when you get hungry. Your lunch choices include salads, grilled fish or chicken accompanied by rice and sauted vegetables, fresh fruits, wine, and Costa Rican coffee. A few musicians play fun beach music as you enjoy your meal.

After a day in paradise, head back to San Jose, retracing your steps by boat and coach. Your tour ends when you are returned to your hotel in the evening.

Inclusions for Tortuga Island Cruise From San Jose

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Light refreshments and wine (served during lunch)
  • Professional guide
  • Boat cruise

Exclusions for Tortuga Island Cruise From San Jose

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional activities - snorkeling and/or banana boat plus beach chair ($15 USD each)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a swimsuit, towel, sunblock and a hat

Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Perfect day out. The team that handed the trip is phenomenal and took care of the participants admirably! Do not miss it.

  • Cruise to Tortuga was absolutely amazing! Note, price does not include island activities snorkeling, banana boat etc.. This was the best tour in CR. You are guaranteed to enjoy!

  • It was amazing experience!! the crew was outstanding and hospitality was really great... would definitely recommend this tour to everyone...

  • This trip was awesome. The few things that I would change would be to not charge for the snorkel gear. We only got 45 minutes We noted on Viator that it would be an additional 15 dollars, but it ended up being 20. Another company that also was on the beach that day, I noted from a customer of theirs that it was included in their price. The price for the tickets were the same.
    I did enjoy the food, and the snacks and drinks offered during the trip to help with the adventure. As a whole, I would do it again, but I may go thru the other company just to not pay for the snorkel gear.

  • This is the most amazing crew ever! You will experience EXCELLENT customer service on this day trip. Be prepared for a long bus ride followed by a long ferry ride. The entertainment crew do their best to make the ferry ride a party though. My only qualm with the ferry ride was the jaccuzzi. It was in the way and splashing all of the customers as the ferry naturally rocked with the sea waves. You have the option of sitting on the lower deck which is air conditioned to avoid this, but then you miss the party.

    As for Tortuga, it's the prettiest beach you'll see in Costa Rica. I'm from the Caribbean, so it doesn't quote compare to our beaches, but it's nice.You have to pay for any activities once you get there, but I knew that from reading reviews beforehand 15 snorkeling, 5 to do a self-guided hike, and a banana boat option that I did not participate in.

    All in all, it was a fun day, and I'm glad that we got to experience it.

  • Very relaxing. Boat ride was ideal. Excellent food at the Island. Another long day but well worth the long day.

  • An absolute must when you visit Costa Rica. The beach is serene and includes multiple activities (jet skiing, snorkeling, etc), and the crew is loads of fun. I would go again and again!


  • It's a long time but the tour was amazing! Our guide Josue was a great guide and knew his stuff. The catamaran ride to and from the island was entertaining. Also you are able to see other protected island. The best part for me was the trail part where you can see different plant species.

  • It was so much fun and the crew were amazing. The food was delicious and the island was breathtaking. The weather was perfect andbwe saw whales as well.

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