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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.

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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.
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
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Reviewed 1 week ago
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

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CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 July 5, 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

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Reviewed June 23, 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 June 25, 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 June 15, 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

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CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 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

Reviewed May 7, 2018

I work in the Food and Beverage Industry and I was amazed by the coordination and efficiency of this crew! We had flight delays and were unable to book our trip and our hotel concierge advised us to come down during pick up time to...More

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CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Hello Luisiana Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Calypso Cruises. We truly appreciate your feedback, as we continually strive to improve upon the experience that we offer. I'm glad you had a positive experience with our friendly and attentive team...More

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July 29, 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
April 13, 2018|
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April 3, 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.
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