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Calypso's Day Trip to Tortuga Island from Jaco provided by Calypso Tours San Jose

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Calypso's Day Trip to Tortuga Island from Jaco

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Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Hop on a catamaran to Tortuga Island from Jaco on this guided all-day tour. Cross the Gulf of Nicoya, headed towards the Costa Rican island, which is known for its beaches and wildlife refuges. There, snorkel and go on a banana boat ride. The tour includes a hot breakfast, lunch, and round-trip transportation.
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  • Pass by Jaco Beach
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    Calypso Cruises
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Tortuga Island
    Stop: 5 hours -
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  • Enjoy the ride to Tortuga Island on a luxury catamaran
  • Snorkel and take a banana boat ride while visiting the island
  • Includes a traditional Costa Rican breakfast and lunch with table service
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided
What to Expect
After being picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned bus, head to a private dock where you enjoy a traditional Costa Rican breakfast before boarding a catamaran, which takes you across the Gulf of Nicoya towards Tortuga Island. During your stay on the Costa Rican island, have the chance to snorkel and ride a banana boat (included). In addition, beach chairs, hammocks, a volleyball court, and more are set up for use on the island. Plus, lunch is served with live music and unlimited soft drinks and fruit juice (alcoholic drinks are available for purchase). Following that, see some of the protected islands in the gulf, including Cedros Island, Jesusita Island, Guayabo Island’s bird sanctuary, Sugarloaf Island, Gypsy Island, and San Lucas Island, on the ride back to Jaco. At tour’s end, get dropped off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Jaco, Jaco, Jaco District, Garabito Municipality, Province of Puntarenas
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Calypso's private dock
  • Unlimited natural drinks
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Gourmet lunch
  • Live entertainment
  • Snorkeling Excursion
  • Banana Boat Ride
  • 5 hours at Tortuga Island guaranteed
  • Private bathrooms exclusive for our clients
  • Comfortable hammocks
  • Fresh water shower
  • Gulf Islands Tour and Sunset Tour
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • For your safety the use of footwear with leather soles and heels is forbidden
  • Coolers are not allowed
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
MikieMike wrote a review Mar 2020
Scituate, Massachusetts9 contributions3 helpful votes
The scenery as we crossed the Gulf of Nicoya was spectacular as we went past the coastline and later volcanic outcroppings and islands. During the cruise, we dolphins swimming, jumping, and generally frolicking right in front of us. Once we arrived at Tortuga Island, I rented
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Date of experience: March 2020
AReay wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
Professional, friendly, helpful staff. Provided excellent service..all they wanted was for us to have fun. Pura vida!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Traveljmr wrote a review Mar 2020
Scituate, Massachusetts175 contributions12 helpful votes
We found this trip to be lovely, the food was very good, service of the crew and staff was great. The highlight of the day were dolphins bow riding on the front of the boat, right below us. Snorkeling was not impressive compared to other places I have been. More snorkelers
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Tbstjn wrote a review Jan 2020
Ljubljana, Slovenia6 contributions1 helpful vote
The trip is fun! You can do 45 minutes of snorkeling and see dozens of different fish, you can go on a banana boat ride (its short though- cca 5 minutes) and eat a great lunch with nice and professional crew drinking great coctails. However breakfast is not good and Isla Tortuga
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Date of experience: January 2020
Suzanne E wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
The boat ride was nice with some neat factoids given, the food was good and the beach nice but small and very crowded. Multiple tour boats go everyday to very small area. The snorkeling was less than desirable again very small area lots of people and there is garbage in water.
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By: Calypso Tours San Jose
Glorious Vacation Day from start to finish
Try to book this tour on a day that Percy is the cruise director - he absolutely made sure that every single person
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Highlight of our trip!
This tour was a last minute decision and was hands down the best decision my boyfriend and I made while staying at
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Three friends taking a day trip
By now you’ve probably heard that after a couple hours on the water with engine failure, the Tortuga Island trip wa
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Amazing Day, Amazing Crew, Great Value, Wonderful!
First of all they deliver everything they say they will and the tour includes ground transportation from your hotel
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Fun in the Sun
We spent a lovely day with Calypso Tours, going to Isla Tortuga. The staff is very friendly and organized. We felt
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Tortuga Catamaran Trip
I have spent almost 20 years exploring Costa Rica, and Calypso's Tour was one of the best experiences to date. The
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Excellent trip
Excellent trip overall - the food exceeded expectations. Everything was well organised and communicated
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Tortuga Island Tour
I'd recommend this trip to anyone visiting Puntarenas! Overall wonderful experience from start to finish.
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Full day of FUN
This is the best full day cruise for me. Just like it describe, everything is included. Breakfast, lunch and activi
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Amazing trip to Tortuga Island
I had an amazing time. The staff, the itinerary and the activities on offer made this a great value and well execut
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Norma C
Great Vacation adventure!
my daughters enjoyed this trip so much! beautiful place to visit and the professional staff! would absolutely recom
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The crew was absolutely fantastic
The catamaran was very nice, the ride there was great. The crew was very informative about the food and it was very
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Very well run tour
I'm Costa Rican and I've visited Isla Tortuga a few times before. This is one of the best Isla Tortuga tours out th
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GREAT Day!!!
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed this trip!! The bus ride to the restaurant for breakfast was very easy (about 1
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We planned and well executed by an excellent staff
Our first trip to Costa Rica, and this was the best of four tours we took. The staff was accommodating and informe
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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