Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José

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From $133.00

36 reviews   (4.14)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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We are a pioneer company in the tours of the gulf islands, for which we have the highest quality standards, our boats being one of the largest in the country to mobilize tourists.

We have highly qualified personnel so that your experience is the best in the tours that the company offers you.

We have all the permits issued by the Costa Rican government authorities.

You and all the passengers will enjoy the best service you can find on a tour of our country.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Coffee and/or Tea

Ham and cheese sandwich with a biscuit and apple

Tropical fruits, a ceviche and a banana cake upon return

Two exquisite salads Main Course: A fish fillet and a chicken fillet, both cooked on the grill and served with their respective sauces. Gardener rice and sauteed vegetables glass of wine

Unlimited drinking water, natural drinks and soft drinks

What's Not Included

Use of Snorkelling equipment

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Puerto Caldera
Muelle de Caldera and the Gulf of Nicoya along with the traditional ¨Chinamos from the Caldera area¨

• Admission Ticket Free

Panoramic view of the Puntarenense province, you can see the tourists' walk, the cruise ship dock, the municipality and the old train station.

• Admission Ticket Free

Isla San Lucas
View along the Isla San Lucas National Park where you will be able to appreciate the wildlife refuge.

• Admission Ticket Free

Tortuga Island
Stay on the island right there we will have lunch while you enjoy the Bay territory, which is a private area of our company where you will enjoy the best area of the island in our beach chairs.

5 hours • Admission Ticket Free


The trip was wonderful...
Margie_P, 31-07-2022
The trip was wonderful and relaxing. Josue ( ho shway) was an excellent guide- very informative and attentive to the guest’s needs. The staff on the boat to the island all superb.
Fun filled day on Isla Tortuga
Tephy_Guzman, 09-06-2022
I was only in Costa Rica for three days but I had to visit Tortuga Island and I'm so glad I found Bay Island Cruises. The tour does not run on Mondays, however, it was the only day I had availability and I was so lucky they were able to accommodate. The food was good and our guide, Abdul, was incredibly friendly and helpful during the whole trip. We didn't get to snorkel due to water conditions but they offered other activities to replace snorkeling which were lots of fun. Definitely recommend!
Great time
Saul_P, 12-10-2022
Had a great time, staff were super friendly. They were super clean and had everything prepared for us. I can tell they always have a 100% customer service.
Excellent trip
Dannii_M, 09-10-2022
We started out with a 2hr coach ride from San Jose to Puntarenas which was very comfortable and punctual- perfect for a nap if you had an early start!

We then boarded the catamaran which was well equipped with a bar, showers, washrooms and a jacuzzi area. There was also a DJ onboard to liven up the atmosphere and get us dancing.

We thoroughly enjoyed the food that was included. We were given a ham & cheese sandwich for breakfast with an apple and cookies and coffee or tea, followed by fresh fruit, ceviche and later on lunch on the island (chicken or fish with veg and rice) along with a glass of wine or iced tea. There's also a couple of snacks on the boat ride back and free soft drinks on the island.

The staff were amazing and checked up on us throughout the day. Gustavo was very attentive and we never had to get up for a drink the entire day, including on the beach. Our tour guide Mari was also very informative and helped us out with choosing the activities on the island.

You can go out on a boat to snorkel for approx $20usd or ride a banana boat for $6usd. You can also swim on the beach as you have a beach chair included, play beach volleyball or visit the island gift shop where you can purchase a locker and wi-fi and you'll have 5 hours in total before returning on the boat. We also caught the sunset on the return boat ride which was definitely worth seeing.

All in all we had a fantastic time and would love to return to the island again.

Jaunice_V, 29-09-2022
This was a wonderful tour. Everyone was so kind, the food was delicious. The entire experience was awesome. I will most definitely do it again. Special thanks to Carlos!!
A great adventure
Mark_H, 03-09-2022
The guides were excellent. They were helpful and very supportive. They ran the tour like clockwork.
I loved the nature hike.
My only issue was the bathrooms. They were disgusting and only 1 toilet for 1 large group. The activities were cheap and very enjoyable
Beautiful cruise but loud music
Holly_W, 21-11-2022
Overall this was a great tour. Jordan who looked after our group was excellent, very professional and took care of our every need. It is a long trip with a 2 hour boat crossing to and from the island. We also got stuck in traffic so we were back late to San José. Also if you don't like loud music, this tour isn't for you as it was constant on the boat which wasn't necessary. The island and the boat crossing was beautiful though so very much worth it overall.
Splendid Tour of Tortuga Island
Berber_V, 31-10-2022
Every aspect of the tour was superb! Service was great, pleasant atmosphere and a perfect whether for nature's best
Just one POV, if you have the time GO.
Hector_P, 24-07-2022
Pleasant company, ontime and attentive. SJO to Punta Arenas ride was a great way to see the side towns and view settings outside the city center. Boat ride a little choppy and brown waters were an eye sore (did not expect that). Staff was great throughout, May want to rethink the breakfast selection, but lunch was on spot.
Beach on the island not what is expected, more dark lake water.
Ok Trip
JeanPaul_M, 25-06-2022
Did not like the breakfast sandwich, it was disgusting. The boat was older than expected and there was no wifi the entire trip until we got to the island, then that wasn’t working until the last hour there. The snorkeling was the worst I’ve done, and the island was ok. The sand was not as white as I imagined and the beach was rough and not very clear waters. Food was ok. I would go with another tour company and hope for the best but overall not my first recommendation for a Costa Rican excursion.

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