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Calypso Cruises

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Calypso Tours is a tourism pioneer in Costa Rica. We created the now world famous "Tortuga Island Cruise" in 1975 and are CR's first independent tour operator. Throughout the 40 years that Calypso Cruises has been the number one tour in Costa Rica...more
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Tortuga Island, Puntarenas 60101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the day cruise to Isla Tortuga, and the tour was great. While there were some initial scheduling changes (at first, they weren't going to do tours on the day we booked, so we switched our other tours around only to find that they...More

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

Hello JZWANDERLUST Thanks for sharing your kind comments. We are honored to be part of your vacation and, as indicated by our mission is to make our customers take a memorable memory of your vacation and visit us again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice island and nice boat. However, the snorkeling is a joke and there’s nothing to see and it’s only in a very small area. Moreover, you’ll have to pay a complementary for renting beach chairs. It’s a bit expensive for what it is and...More

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

Hello Awsamwil Thanks for sharing your experience. We're sorry you did not enjoy the snorkel. We will take your comments to improve. We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this tour through Selina Hostel in San jose. All of the other tours I had been on have picked me up from my hotel. Since I got NO emails from the tour company and booked through my hostel, I had assumed I would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Addison D
CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Addison D This Trip Advisor comment is NOT for Calypso. This unfortunate passenger made reservation with another travel agency and did NOT book directly with Calypso Cruises. The incorrect information she received was from them and not Calypso. When the reservation was made the...More

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Our day tour was great overall starting with the very comfortable bus ride from San Jose and the traditional breakfast. The Catamaran was clean and in good condition with plenty of fruits to go around. Once on the island, we were allowed to go snorkeling...More

Thank NahsRiemo
CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Hello NahsRiemo 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 October 22, 2018

The crew was awesome! Very attentive! The beach was beautiful. So worth the money, the food was good and so were the drinks! We did the banana boat ride, snorkeling and an echo tour! The boat was immaculate! Great group and we highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katricia
CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hello Katricia, Thank you for sharing your experience. Thank you for including your kind words for crew. I will share your review with them We appreciate your feedback and would love to see you again on a future tour! Kind regards,

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I just went with my husband to Tortuga Island for his birthday and the tour was perfect! The crew is extremely nice and they always make sure you are having a great time. The food they gave us was delicious! They are very punctual, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hello Lulu D, Thank you for posting this review and sharing your holiday experience with Calypso Cruises. Your feedback is very valuable to us and of course one of the best reasons to keep up our work and motivation. It was a great pleasure having...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

A must do! Angie was fantastic as our cruise planner. She knew all of her stuff. The catamaran was nice, but Tortuga island was beautiful. The snorkeling was sub par, and I’m not much of a banana boat rider, but the trip was stellar. They...More

Thank sclatanoff
CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Hola Sclatanoff We are definitely honored to have the opportunity to welcome you at Calypso Cruises and we are very pleased to know that your expectations regarding the trip to the Manta Raya and gastronomy were fulfilled. Positive reviews like yours reinforce our mission to...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018

We arrived in our own transportation to the Shrimp Shack where you will have a delicious typical Costa Rican breakfast of coffee, juice, fruit, eggs, cheese, rice and beans, plantain, beautiful presentation. Then off to the catamaran via live music. Easy boarding, plenty of shade...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Centine
CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Hello Centine, Thank you for sharing your vacation experience. It is wonderful to know that you have enjoyed your vacation with us. So kind comments about the services provided are very appreciated. We are deeply committed to offering the most memorable vacations and we always...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

On our recent trip, we enjoyed the cruise tremendously. We saw numerous humpbacked whales on our trip to the Island and also on the return trip. The crew provided excellent service, the island is beyond gorgeous, and we enjoyed relaxing on the beach. Note the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shirley H
CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Hello Shirley H We appreciate your feedback on your tour experience. We are thrilled that staff made your time so wonderful and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards,

Reviewed August 23, 2018

We were staying in Escazu and with pickup and drop off, this turned into a 15 hour day for us. We were told to be ready and in the lobby at 5:30 AM. We weren't picked up until 6 and we got back to our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank LibraSunflower
CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Calypso Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Hello LibraSunflower We really appreciate your comments and we want to apologize if we do not meet your expectations. We will take into account the points mentioned with our team to correct them and keep improving as we have always done throughout our trayectory, this...More

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Rosechr4
November 26, 2018|
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Response from RabePaul |
Not sure what you mean by "feasible." The boat for the island leaves Punta Arenas mid-morning, and returns that evening. If your cruise arrives in Punta Arenas early in the morning and does not leave till the NEXT morning... More
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sailewis
January 2, 2018|
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Response from CALYPSO-ISLA-TORTUGA | Property representative |
Dear Sir/Mrs, We thank your question! In regards to your question, we do offer about 45 minutes of snorkeling on a specific area, on the other hand to swim we will guarantee you a 5 hours of a great experience on Tortuga... More
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