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Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

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    What to Expect
    Create your own day in paradise on a full-day escape to Tortuga Island. Be ready for an early morning pickup at your San Jose hotel in order to maximize the day’s adventures. Relax on the scenic drive to the Pacific coast, and satisfy your breakfast cravings with an onboard snack. At the coastal town of Puntarenas, hop aboard a boat and relax on the spacious deck for the ride to Tortuga. Feel the cool tropical breeze on your face and admire the verdant passing shoreline and aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Nicoya. Keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life along the way.

    Jungle-covered, gently sloping cliffs, and white sandy beaches welcome you to Tortuga Island. Once you step ashore, the day is yours to spend however you please. Relax and catch some rays on the island’s pristine beaches, or venture out into the crystal-clear waters for a swim. Snorkeling equipment, kayaks, and banana boats are all available to rent for a small fee. You can also head inland to explore Tortuga’s tree-shaded nature trails and try your luck at spotting native wildlife.

    When you’re ready for lunch, enjoy a gourmet beachside buffet prepared by your guide. Savor a selection of fresh salads, grilled fish and chicken, and sides of rice, sautéed vegetables, and fresh fruit. Quench your thirst with water, wine or aromatic Costa Rican coffee. Get into the spirit of the tropics as local musicians provide upbeat island tunes.

    After ample time on the island, return to the boat and continue relaxing on the ride back to Puntarenas. Take a coach back to San Jose and be dropped off at the door of your hotel in the evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all hotels in Central San José
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Light refreshments and wine (served during lunch)
    • Professional guide
    • Boat cruise
    • Gratuities
    • Additional activities - snorkeling and/or banana boat plus beach chair ($15 USD each)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a swimsuit, towel, sunblock and a hat
    • Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    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
    * Caveat - no reply needed from the company My wife, brother, sister-in-law, and niece took this excursion in June 2019. We were picked up in Jaco. First tip - If you do this excursion, just stay in Punta Arenas the night before. I've been on numerous excursions all over the
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    This classic tropical beach in late October was free of crowds that resulted in a very pleasant comfortable cruise to and from the island and a beach that offered plenty of clean sand and a extensive mild surf for a relaxing time in the water or laying in the sun. A satisfying
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    Response from Sharon S, Marketing Manager at Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear 89charleswright, thank you very much for your review! We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the Tortuga Island Cruise!
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    This trip was great! My friend and I decided to be based in San Jose and take excursions to other parts of the country. Isla Tortega was beautiful. It drizzled for a few minutes at noon and that was it. The food was good. The staff was excellent. Our guide was Josue. The
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    Response from Sharon S, Marketing Manager at Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi there 53jeneana, Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed the tour. Tortuga Island is one of the best tours in our country.
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    At the end of the excursion, on a rainy, dark night I was left stranded approximately 8 blocks from my hostel. As a solo female travel, I was terrified. This is unacceptable. Luckily I made it back to my hostel safely with directive help from the local police. I had high hopes
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    Response from Sharon S, Marketing Manager at Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
    Responded 5 weeks ago
    Dear fadedblue, we thank you for your review. Can we know your reservation number in order to verify why you weren't dropped off at your hotel? We feel happy you had the opportunity to visit Tortuga Island, this island is even more beautiful during summer season.
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    its a great trip, well organized and a beautiful experience. The island is pristine and clean. The snorkeling is average. It was absolutely a nice way to spend a day
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 12h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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