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Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

  • Full-day trip to Tortuga Island with local guide, from San Jose
  • Look for dolphins, seabirds, and other marine life during the boat cruise through the Gulf of Nicoya
  • Enjoy several hours at your leisure to soak up the island beauty
Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
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Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
Sail away to the tropical paradise of Tortuga Island! On this full-day trip from San Jose, enjoy a cruise across the Gulf of Nicoya to the white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters of this postcard-perfect island. Soak up the sun on the beach, snorkel among tropical fish, or explore the island’s forested trails for a memorable escape. Savor a tasty beachside lunch buffet and relax on the round-trip ride from your San Jose hotel.
What to Expect
Create your own day in paradise on a full-day escape to Tortuga Island. Be ready for an early morning pickup at your San Jose hotel in order to maximize the day’s adventures. Relax on the scenic 1.5-hour drive to the Pacific coast, and satisfy your breakfast cravings with an on-board snack. At the coastal town of Puntarenas, hop aboard a boat and relax on the spacious deck for the 2-hour ride to Tortuga. Feel the cool tropical breeze on your face and admire the verdant passing shoreline and aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Nicoya. Keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life along the way.
Jungle-covered, gently sloping cliffs and white sandy beaches will welcome you to Tortuga Island. Once you step ashore, the day is yours to spend however you please. Relax and catch some rays on the island’s pristine beaches, or venture out into the crystal-clear waters for a swim. Snorkeling equipment, kayaks and banana boats are all available to rent for a small fee. You can also head inland to explore Tortuga’s tree-shaded nature trails and try your luck at spotting native wildlife.
When you’re ready for lunch, enjoy a gourmet beachside buffet prepared by your guide. Savor a selection of fresh salads, grilled fish and chicken, and sides of rice, sautéed vegetables and fresh fruit. Quench your thirst with water, wine or aromatic Costa Rican coffee. Get into the spirit of the tropics as local musicians provide upbeat island tunes.
After about 5 hours on the island, return to the boat and continue relaxing on the ride back to Puntarenas. You’ll be taken by coach back to San Jose and dropped off at the door of your hotel in the evening.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Excellent excursion

My boyfriend and I were the only 2 people on our tour bus and boat(2 different buses) that did not speak Spanish. The guides on both the bus and boat made sure we kept in the loop, including on the island. I could not have...More

Thank Wanderer815708
Reviewed July 23, 2018
A fun day trip with great views.

Even though transportation by bus and ferry take a large portion of the day it goes by quick and the amazing views make up for the 2 hr ferry ride. Their is music, entertainment and a bar on the boat as well. The island has...More

2  Thank Joshua J
Reviewed July 8, 2018
Amazing experience!

National Sales Executive Yaudanni Duarte recommended this sight seeing tour through Bay Island cruises and we had a wonderful time. We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica, Yaudanni's was really helpful in recommending things to do, restaurants to visit, transportation information, all information we...More

Thank hope0721
Reviewed June 18, 2018
Fabulous day out!

The boat trip was fun with live music. The island was beautiful, The staff were Informative and entertaining. It is one of my Costa Rica highlights!

Thank harky1903
Reviewed June 11, 2018

This tour has not gotten enough love on this website and I am here to change that. This was hands-down one of the best tours I've ever been on and I have been on many in various countries. If you are looking for a super...More

4  Thank Jennifer D
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