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World Famous Calypso Tortuga Island with snorkeling & banana boat from San Jose

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    What to Expect
    After pickup at your San Jose hotel at 5:45 a.m., board an air conditioned bus with your guide, then travel to a private dock and full breakfast. Board

    Calypso’s luxury yacht catamaran Manta Raya for the 90-minute ride across the Gulf of Nicoya. Enjoy local fruit on board along the way. 

    Upon arrival at Tortuga Island, snorkel in the turquoise water and take a banana boat ride as part of your 5-hour stay on Tortuga Island. Savor a 4-course gourmet lunch served on tables set with white linen under the shade of umbrellas and enjoy live music and unlimited soft drinks and fruit juice (alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the bar). Beach chairs, hammocks, a volleyball court, and a slack line are also available.  

    In the afternoon, board the Manta Raya for a Tour of Discovery of some of the protected islands in the Gulf of Nicoya, including Cedros Island, Jesusita Island, the bird sanctuary of Guayabo Island, Sugarloaf Island, Gypsy Island and San Lucas Island which used to be a maximum security prison, before returning to the dock, then re-board the bus to

    return to your hotel in San José.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels in San José Pick up times:
    • Hotel Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana 5:35 a.m.
    • Hotel Park Inn 5:35 a.m.
    • Hotel Aurola Holiday Inn 5:50 a.m.
    • Hotel Radisson 6:00 a.m.
    • Hotel Barceló San José Palacio 6:10 a.m.
    • Hotel Best Western Irazú 6:15 a.m.
    • Hotel Wyndham Herradura 6:25 a.m.
    • Hotel Double Tree Cariari 6:30 a.m.
    • Hotel Costa Rica Marriott Belén 6:35 a.m.
    • Rostipollos Aeropuerto 6:45 a.m.
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    Pick up times: 
    • Hotel Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana 5:35 a.m.
    • Hotel Park Inn 5:35 a.m.
    • Hotel Aurola Holiday Inn 5:50 a.m.
    • Hotel Radisson 6:00 a.m.
    • Hotel Tryp Sabana 6:00 a.m.
    • Hotel Barceló San José Palacio 6:10 a.m.
    • Hotel Best Western Irazú 6:15 a.m.
    • Hotel Wyndham Herradura 6:25 a.m.
    • Hotel  Double Tree Cariari 6:30 a.m.
    • Hotel  Costa Rica Marriott Belén 6:35 a.m.
    • Dennys Aeropuerto 6:45 a.m.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hot breakfast, served in our restaurant
    • Calypso's private dock
    • Unlimited natural and soft drinks
    • Professional bilingual guide
    • 4 course 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
    • Safety Certifications and Insurance
    • Gulf Islands Tour and Sunset Tour
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Do not forget to bring a bathing suit and towel
    • Do not forget to bring sunscreen and sunglasses
    • Do not forget to bring tennis or sandals
    • 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
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 84 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 22 July 2019

    Some of the crew were outstanding. The crew most arrogant were the senior or more prominent positions (i.e. host, captain). They didn't tell us there were several different businesses/groups you could rent the lounge chairs from. We rented from one group and placed our decal...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank aj661900
    Calypso C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

    Dear aj661900 Regarding your comments, we want to clarify that Calypso Cruises has no responsibility for beach chairs rentals. There are two agents on the beach, who are in charge of renting and assigning the chairs and umbrellas. We only point the service, in case...More

    Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

    Pickup on time by cruise director Percy. Normal long drive up over mountain range. Nice local Costa Rican breakfast served at their marina. Live 3 piece Caribbean band played music at morning breakfast and lunch. Need to bring bathing suit, towel, and money for souvenirs...More

    Thank geraldj462
    Calypso C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    Great to see you had an amazing time on Tortuga Island tour! Thank you for choosing Calypso Cruises and we really appreciate the review.

    Reviewed 17 March 2019

    Absolutely incredible experience. Beautiful cruise ship, scenery, commentary, and meals. Tour guide (Percy) and all crew members were knowledgeable, entertaining, attentive, and charming.More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank Classical10
    CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2019

    Hello Classical10 Thank you for sharing your vacation experience. So kind comments about the services provided are very appreciated. We are deeply committed to offering the most memorable vacations and we always hope to meet the expectations of our clients. It will be a great...More

    Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

    The price was a little expensive but it was a long day. We started with a typical Costa Rican breakfast, then boarded the catamaran for a 1 1/2 hour ride. The crew brought drinks and fruit to us throughout the ride. The snorkeling was fun,...More

    1  Thank RYHD
    CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2019

    It is gratifying to know that you got a first class service with us!! We greatly appreciate sharing your experience with other users of this network. Comments like these fill us with great satisfaction, we work constantly to provide the best service with the best...More

    Reviewed 16 December 2018

    I booked this tour for our company end of the year party, we were 28 guests, service was good, this crew really knows their job, considering food was served on a remote island it was good, the unlimited soft drinks at the catamaran were not...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Mauricio G
    CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2018

    Hello Mauricio G, Thank you for your review of your recent tour to Tortuga Island. Our clients are very important to us and we value your comments which will be reviewed by our management team. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour...More

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