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Tortuga Island Catamaran Cruises
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Owner description: The best All Inclusive One Day Tortuga Island Catamaran Cruise aboard the 100ft. Super Catamaran the Pura Vida Princess.Costa Rica's best Tortuga Island Cruise and Experience. Free Snorkeling excursion included. Breakfast, BBQ Lunch on the Island, free Rum Punch & Maragarita's also inluded.Costa Rica's best "Must Do" 1-Day tour & cruise to tropical paradise.
Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Nice way to spend a day! The boat ride there and back was relaxing and so was sitting on the beautiful beach. The drinks and food need a bit of work but otherwise OK. Snorkeling was fun saw a lot of colorful fish! Wish I could have done that again. The crew was fun and I would recommend to anyone.

Thank acavalier4
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TortugaIslandCruise, Owner at Tortuga Island Catamaran Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

acavalier4

Thank you for your review ans comments. We're glad you enjoyed your cruise to Tortuga Island with us and the island itself. It is a beautiful piece of paradise for sure. I'm a little surprised by your comment regarding the food and drinks needing improvement as we get countless compliments about the free beverages and food included with the cruise. If you could take a moment to email us and let us know exactly what you feel needs improvement we would greatly appreciate as we rely on guest feedback to constantly improve our cruise and service. Thank you again for joining us on the cruise and we hope the rest of your Costa Rica vacation was equally as enjoyable. Pura Vida

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

The boat entertainment was fun and although the boat itself and the food was not quite like the brochure they had great service and the views were amazing. Lots to do on the island BYOB.

Thank Storysearch
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

The staff was very nice. Boat ride was noisy but scenic a few times. Snorkeling was dangerous because the little boat that picks you up is circling you with motor on. Not much fish to see. Island is a small stretch of white sand and blue water. Was very pretty but would probably recommend taking a cruise along coast to Manuel Antonio if your looking for that. Food was descent, drinks ok. You pay for all extras chairs, jet skis etc.
My family still harasses me about leaving Costa Rica coastline for a whole day to go to this small strip of sand.

2  Thank eileendm
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TortugaIslandCruise, Owner at Tortuga Island Catamaran Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

eileendm

We are truly sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your Tortuga Island Cruise and felt compelled to write such a negative review of the trip. To label the trip and everything that is included in the value priced fare a "tourist trap" is really unfair and not correct by any means. Our staff and crew work hard to make this trip a great experience for all and for everything included in the value priced fare, it is a good deal for an all day excursion.

We understand that as much as we would like to, we can't please everyone. We carry hundreds of guests a week to beautiful Tortuga Island most of which thoroughly enjoy the entire experience. Again our apologies that you did not enjoy it, and your feedback is certainly appreciated. We are sharing your comments regarding the snorkeling boat with the manager of the company that handles the snorkeling excursion included in the fare as a precaution to make sure his staff are always operating their boats in a safest manner around our guests. Yours is the first of such a report that we have heard.

Regarding the lounge chairs, you show not have been charged for using them as they are included in the fare. Who did you pay for using them? I can assure you it was not one of our staff. Again we thank you for your feedback, and apologize that you did not enjoy the trip as so many countless guests of our do. We also hope the rest of your stay in Costa Rica was enjoyable and that you return again to our beautiful country... Sincerely the Staff, Crew, Management and Owners at Pura Vida Princes Catamaran Cruises.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is an ALL day excursion. Nearly 1.5 hours to and from Jaco (depending on traffic) + 2 hours each way on the boat. The snorkeling is really good but the water is not as clear as some places I've been and short as some reviewers have already mentioned (~45 min). The meal on the beach was simple but quite good. The beach is really picturesque as well with limited waves (which was nice!) They had some different birds you could your picture taken will as well. Didn't like the fact you had to rent beach chairs to sit in the sun. However, there were tent setups if you needed to get out of the sun. Overall a good experience, just be prepared for a long day (12-13 hours).

Thank TDakin
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wonderful trip to Tortuga Island, including snorkeling and banana boat riding. Even the rainy weather didn't deter our fun. Excellent food and staff.

3  Thank TravelingUma
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TortugaIslandCruise, General Manager at Tortuga Island Catamaran Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Thank you for your kind words and we are all glad you enjoyed your day with us aboard the Pura Vida Princess Tortuga Island Catamaran Cruise

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