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Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José

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icon10 to 12 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

The lush rainforest and white-sand beaches of Isla Tortuga are part of the Islas Negritos Biological Reserve, and are located along the eastern coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. With this tour, you'll set sail aboard a large cruise ship, admire views of Isla San Lucas and Isla Tortuga from the water, and enjoy time on the island to swim, snorkel, or relax on the beach.
  • Magnificent views of Islas Negritos from the water
  • Enjoy lunch, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages on board
  • Swim and sunbathe on a private beach on Tortuga Island
  • Hassle-free roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel in Punta Arenas
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Use of facilities on the island and boats
All Fees and Taxes
Breakfast
Coffee and/or Tea
Lunch
Soda/Pop
Snacks
Use of Snorkeling equipment
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Bay Island Cruises , X5H2+3QG, Carmen, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Pacific ramp dock in Puntarenas in front of the Coonatramar ticket office

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This activity will end right where it started.Be 10 minutes before the appointed time
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 180 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bay Island Cruises / Isla Tortuga
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José.
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What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José.

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star-3
Ok Trip
JeanPaul_M
, Jun 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.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-5
The staffs were so...
songnam
, May 2022
The staffs were so friendly. The boat ride to the island is 2 hours long, slow compare to other boats, but they make it fun by providing drinks and snacks throughout the trip. The DJ playing non-stop on the top level. Just make a note that the trip from San Jose is long and you might not get back to your hotel until 8-9pm. Our pickup at 5am (first pickup) and last to drop off at 9pm. Service is great and totally recommended this Company for this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-5
Perfect
Rosmery_S
, Feb 2022
everything is A+ They work so hard to make you happy if you are a complaining this tours is not for you is a long bus and boat ride you need to paid for internet and charge your phone but is nothing to do with the tour company is Tuttle island business. Worth the time to see this beutiful island beutiful people.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-3
Catamaran is old and run...
sunahkee
, Feb 2022
Catamaran is old and run down. Too slow to reach Tortuga beach.. 2 hours too long . Breakfast Sandwich in a doggy bag was soggy with ham and cheese and sauce uneatable, Just coffee and a banana would be enough. Lunch was good and service staff great. Music entertainment also great.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-5
FANTASTIC TIME
Darryl_H
, Jan 2022
Whatever you’re doing stop and book this! The beach was beautiful. The boat was a party, lunch was delicious. Bring a cooler if you want, you can bring snacks and drinks on the boat as well but they offer some. All other reviews that say they had a bad time had to be the grumpiest people ever. We had an amazing time from beginning to end. Recommend bringing your own breakfast though. 1000/10.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-4
Tortuga Island, Costa Rica
FrancesKay_M
, Jan 2022
I didn’t mind the long commute. The lunch was delicious and the crew did a fantastic job of taking care of us. The breakfast was dismal. It consisted of a slice of ham, some disgusting cheese, and mayonnaise on a soggy hot dog bun. The music was entertaining at first with the 10 girls wearing sexy black bathing suits and straw hats with their names, but after an hour or so it got boring. Maybe if they had encouraged the passengers to join in and dance too, but they were too busy yelling and drawing all the attention to themselves. The island is beautiful and the water crystal clear. It would have been nice to have a little time to appreciate it.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-5
Fun In The Island
Antonio_P
, Oct 2021
Tortuga Island is the best destination in Costa Rica. With its white powdery sandy shores and the party that never ends it was indeed the best experience I’ve ever had. The Viator team made sure that everybody had fun and is not hungry all the time. There were foods coming out every now and then. It’s worth the buck!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-4
Island for Great Watersport Activities
Zuzana_B
, Oct 2021
If you love the water, this tour is one to consider. The commute is about 3 hours each way and then you also get a few hours on the island to snorkel, jet ski, kayak, canoe or just relax. There are no shops or restaurants on the island so bring something to entertain yourself if you don’t plan on water activities. The water wasn’t the clearest so snorkeling was below average so I def recommend doing either the kayak or jet ski instead.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Would not ever book again
Briana_J
, Sep 2021
This ‘tour’ is literally a beach day trip. It took 4 hours to reach Tortuga island and 4 hours to get back to the Airbnb. There were water sports offered (for a fee) at the beach but nothing of interest to me (banana boat, kayak, jet ski). It rained hard so we couldn’t hike the mountains. It’s 2 hour bus ride from San Jose to the port. From there, a boat takes you to the island which is another 2 hours. They provide ‘breakfast’ which is a ham & cheese sandwich, cookies and apple. On the boat, they sell alcoholic drinks for $8 each but do not worth it. The mixers they use for the drinks are gross. The island has 0 cell service. You can buy WiFi for $3 at the souvenir shop but the more users on it, the slower it gets. Lunch was provided and was ok. The best part was the fish & iced tea. The souvenir shop is extremely over priced and no negotiating is allowed. The water was nice and clear and the sand a light Sandy brown. Remember to bring everything you would if visiting the beach, I suggest bringing your own food too as there is no food to purchase on the island. It is literally a beach with a souvenir shop and mountains. That’s it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Snorkle for more'kle
Kathleen_W
, Aug 2021
It's was a wonderful tour. Food was good beach was awesome and water was clear. Snorkeling and banana boat pull was fun. We had a great time
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-5
The staff and crew were excellent. Please note that this is an all day trip, more than 12 hours.
Jollica_T
, Aug 2021
The beach has wonderful views. Bring snacks and a light breakfast. The breakfast on the tour does not suffice. The lunch however was very good.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-5
Great day trip
Luta_P
, Aug 2021
We had a great experience on this day trip. Everything was on time and very clean. The staff was great, very attentive and provided information about the region and islands on the bus and on the boat.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-5
Good experience
Farhana_R
, Jul 2021
Finally saw the sun for the first time, skip the breakfast it’s just a ham sandwich, which I did specify that we do not eat pork, the tour guide wasn’t informed about it, lunch was good, great vibes and super friendly tour
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-1
unresponsive organizer
Jonah_M
, Jul 2021
Due to a family emergency, I had to cancel the entire trip. After trying to reach out to the trip organizer/host to ask for a refund multiple times, I did not receive any further communication and I did not receive any refund. How heartless can they be to take our money during an emergency that we couldn’t control?!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
4 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Bay Island Cruise
Michael_M
, Jun 2021
Very good time, but expect a full day. Skip ham and cheese breakfast and eat at your hotel. The Pacific Ocean and beach make it memorable...
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-5
Fun day to paradise
Glynnis_P
, Jun 2021
This tour was great! Diego was my guide and he was very knowledgeable about the area. He made sure everyone understood the details of the tour and how to stay safe. The boat ride was nice too, we got to see some dolphins coming back! The island is very relaxing, I chose to hike and saw very beautiful views. Great activity to do solo!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-5
Amazing!
Eduardo_Y
, May 2022
Muy hermosa isla! Por la temporada no habían tortugas pero se pudo apreciar el hermoso paisaje y de la compañia
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-5
Absolutely amazing!!
Saribel_R
, May 2022
Amazing! Jordan, our tour guide, was great! ¡Maravilloso! Jordan, nuestro tour guide, fue genial! ¡Muchas gracias! ¡La pasamos de maravilla!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!
star-5
J'ai été malade et toute...
Samia_B
, Mar 2022
J'ai été malade et toute l'équipe s'est occupée de moi et spécialement 3 personnes. Merci beaucoup pour votre gentillesse. Samia
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you very much for your comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience we offer both on the catamaran and on the island. It will always be a pleasure to serve you!

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