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

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    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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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    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 3 weeks ago

    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 June 24, 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 June 27, 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 March 17, 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
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    CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 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 February 14, 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

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    CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 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 December 16, 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 December 24, 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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