Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

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From $135.88

5 reviews   (3.20)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 14 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The Gulf of Nicoya’s archipelago paradise is made up of various islands that are home to nature’s abundance. The area is a sanctuary for marine birds, with white sand beaches and flora and fauna native to our Central Pacific Coast. The world-renowned Isla Tortuga is part of this beautiful archipelago.

Located 12 miles from Puntarenas, Isla Tortuga’s 120 hectares are maintained as a protected forest. The area maintains the Bandera Azul Ecológica, a distinction awarded to certain beaches in Costa Rica for their pure, unpolluted waters. Because of the island’s location, its waves are gentle and its waters turquoise.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Breakfast (sandwich, juice, fruit)

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Live entertainment


Professional guide

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 90

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
Hotel pick-ups start at 06:00 am from San José downtown

After pickup from your hotel in the San José metropolitan area, travel by bus to Puntarenas, enjoying a light breakfast along the way.

• Admission Ticket Free

Bay Island Cruises - Day Tours
Arrival to Puntarenas at 08:30 am where you will board a catamaran for a 1.5-hour cruise through the beautiful landscapes of the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga Island. During the cruise you'll also enjoy tropical fruits, fish ceviche, natural drinks, and other snacks. Live music and entertainment creates a festive atmosphere.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Tortuga Island
Upon arrival to Tortuga Island at 10:30 am enjoy the beach and have some leisure time.

Due to its geographical features, Tortuga Island’s waters are clear turquoise, which are optimal for swimming.

Situated 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Tortuga Island (called by local indigenous people “Tolinga”) has an area of 120 hectares and is maintained as a protected forest, which has been awarded the Ecological Blue Flag for more than five years.

In the Gulf of Nicoya, there is a heavenly archipelago of several islands with lush natural beauty and a sanctuary that is home to seabirds, white sandy beaches, and the flora and fauna of our Central Pacific region.

6 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Fun boat trip! Fabulous uninhabited island, good lunch!
harky1903, 09-10-2019
We had music to entertain us on the boat. Beautiful scenery . A good lunch and enjoyable afternoon on the beach!
Excellent All Day Trip from San Jose
Anthony_M, 05-02-2022
This was an excellent all day trip from our hotel in San Jose (Marriott Hacienda Belen). We were picked up at 5:45am and brought back to the hotel by 8:30pm. The coach bus was comfortable. 2 hour trip to the coast. 2 hour boat ride to the island. Same coming back. The breakfast was good; though light, so I recommend you bring something to supplement. Drinks on the boat bar were good. The island is stunning and we were on there for 5 hours. Did the snorkeling and banana boat activities (for extra fee). Both were fun and worth the nominal fee. Gift shop with shirts, sundries, and sunscreen was on the island. They accepted credit cards. Paid for a wifi password and it was worth it. Lunch (included) was more than expected: salad, potato salad, rice, chicken, and fish. Tasted good and did not leave us hungry. Cash bar on the island was good too (nice that you could start a tab on the boat in the morning, continue it to the island, and then continue it on the boat back!). The ONLY downside to the trip was the location of the volleyball court. It was literally right in front of our beach chairs (chairs provided by our tour). I can't tell you how many times the ball hit people trying to relax. Other than that it was really a perfect trip. Bring your own towel. There were some street vendors selling kabobs and a small convenience store selling snacks before we got back on the bus home. I entertained 9 co-workers and 14 clients. I would recommend again!
Long day on bus and boat
Matti S, 04-03-2019
It was a long day on the boat and bus. It was fun and a good start to the trip but I think you can do better for a full day in Costa Rica.

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