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Calypso's Tortuga Island Day Trip from San Jose provided by Calypso Tours San Jose

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Calypso's Tortuga Island Day Trip from San Jose

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Escape to pristine, white-sand beaches on a full-day trip from San Jose to Tortuga Island, where you can swim and snorkel in the Islas Negritos Biological Reserve. From round-trip hotel transfers to a 4-course lunch on the island, all the details are taken care of in advance. That leaves you free to relax and enjoy a day of coastal cruising, beach-side lounging, and exploring the Gulf of Nicoya.
  • You'll start at
    Calypso Cruises
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Tortuga Island
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
  • You'll end at
    Calypso Cruises
    Calle 78, Avenida 1, 100 metros al Norte de Antojitos, Rhormoser, Nunciatura, San José, 10109, Costa Rica
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  • Enjoy views of the islands as you cruise in a spacious catamaran
  • Provided breakfast and gourmet lunch keep you energized
  • Included activities go from snorkeling to a banana boat ride
  • Round-trip transfer from San Jose by climate-controlled vehicle
Important Information
Departure Point
Calypso Cruises, Calle 78, Avenida 1, 100 metros al Norte de Antojitos, Rhormoser, Nunciatura, San José, 10109, Costa Rica
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Calypso's private dock
  • Unlimited natural drinks
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Gourmet lunch
  • Live entertainment
  • Snorkeling Excursion
  • Banana Boat Ride
  • 5 hours at Tortuga Island guaranteed
  • Private bathrooms exclusive for our clients
  • Comfortable hammocks
  • Fresh water shower
  • Gulf Islands Tour and Sunset Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Tortuga Island
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • For your safety the use of footwear with leather soles and heels is forbidden
  • Coolers are not allowed
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Lauren L wrote a review Mar 2020
Trinidad19 contributions
This tour was a last minute decision and was hands down the best decision my boyfriend and I made while staying at SJO. Well organised, worth the cost and an all round fun experience. Breakfast, lunch, entertainment, snorkelling, banana boat were all included. Percy, our tour
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jan B wrote a review Mar 2020
Heredia, Costa Rica3 contributions
By now you’ve probably heard that after a couple hours on the water with engine failure, the Tortuga Island trip was cancelled. We were transported back to shore via smaller boats, then transported back to San Jose by bus, and were told to expect a full refund of our tickets
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Date of experience: March 2020
ocleirighfamily wrote a review Feb 2020
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica19 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent trip overall - the food exceeded expectations. Everything was well organised and communicated
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Date of experience: February 2020
Philo I wrote a review Feb 2020
Deerfield Beach, Florida20 contributions2 helpful votes
This is the best full day cruise for me. Just like it describe, everything is included. Breakfast, lunch and activities. The tour operator was impressive and informative. He knew everyone by name and kept interacting with all of us throughout the trip. We got our pictures taking
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Date of experience: February 2020
Norma A wrote a review Feb 2020
Mission, Texas3 contributions
my daughters enjoyed this trip so much! beautiful place to visit and the professional staff! would absolutely recommend
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Calypso Tours San Jose
Glorious Vacation Day from start to finish
Try to book this tour on a day that Percy is the cruise director - he absolutely made sure that every single person
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One of my best experiences in Costa Rica...
The scenery as we crossed the Gulf of Nicoya was spectacular as we went past the coastline and later volcanic outcr
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Quality day
Professional, friendly, helpful staff. Provided excellent service..all they wanted was for us to have fun. Pura v
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Lovely full day tour to Tortuga Island from Jaco
We found this trip to be lovely, the food was very good, service of the crew and staff was great. The highlight of
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Amazing Day, Amazing Crew, Great Value, Wonderful!
First of all they deliver everything they say they will and the tour includes ground transportation from your hotel
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Fun in the Sun
We spent a lovely day with Calypso Tours, going to Isla Tortuga. The staff is very friendly and organized. We felt
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Tortuga Catamaran Trip
I have spent almost 20 years exploring Costa Rica, and Calypso's Tour was one of the best experiences to date. The
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Tortuga Island Tour
I'd recommend this trip to anyone visiting Puntarenas! Overall wonderful experience from start to finish.
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Amazing trip to Tortuga Island
I had an amazing time. The staff, the itinerary and the activities on offer made this a great value and well execut
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A fun day!
The trip is fun! You can do 45 minutes of snorkeling and see dozens of different fish, you can go on a banana boat
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Very well run tour
I'm Costa Rican and I've visited Isla Tortuga a few times before. This is one of the best Isla Tortuga tours out th
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Suzanne E
Don't waste your money
The boat ride was nice with some neat factoids given, the food was good and the beach nice but small and very crowd
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Fantastic cruise and island experience!
I booked on trip advisor and it was so simple and the cruise crew made everything especially welcoming from them on
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Very Disappointing. Only positive was the food.
I never have written a bad review about something until now. Please forgive the length as I explain why. If you wan
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Fantastic cruise staff, lousy back office
The crew are fantastic and go out of their way to ensure you have a good time. Percy the cruise director is outstan
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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