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Tortuga Island

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Tortuga Island


We'll be visiting Montezuma at the end of Dec for a few days. Hoping to take a boat trip to Tortuga Island for a bit of snorkelling. Can someone give recommendations on the best tour companies offering day trips tot he island from Montezuma?


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Absolutely use ZUMA tours - they have the best and safest boats, best guides, best service.

They are not the biggest company, but they are the best quality in Montezuma - hands down. You can google them

I know these guys well, and they really care about their clients.


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Above poster is correct, Zuma is the best operator for that in the area. My only complaint about that tour is that they will pack you in like sardines on the boat, a bit crowded sometimes, but if you dont mind getting to know a bunch of people then go for it. Book early for the time of year you are going, limited boat space they may fill up.



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ZUMA is the one from Montezuma...from Puntarenas and the best overall CALYPSO ISLAND TOURS...they have the best boat by far...nobody offer anything even close as Calypso!

roadadvisor from Costa Rica and IN COSTA RICA.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

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Another option, if you're interested in CURU Wildlife Refuge as well, is the Isla Tortuga tour offered by Turismo CURU that leaves from CURU (after a tour of the park) instead of leaving from Montezuma. You are often the only people on the tour and it feels much less like the typical-tour-cattle-feeling. All the same highlights - lunch on the island, snorkeling, etc. and you can add kayaking in the bay at CURU as well. For many folks (ourselves included), the tour of CURU is the highlight of the day and we were so glad to have a more privatized tour.


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