Alajuela

Tortuga Island Full Day Tour from San José with Lunch

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Tortuga Island Full Day Tour from San Jose with Lunch

From $125.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 12 to 18 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

    What's Included

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Fresh seasonal fruits
    • Snorkel Tour (if conditions allow)
    • Soda/Pop
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Dolphin watching (natural event, not controlled)
    • Tips
    • Breakfast

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    End point

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    What To Expect

    Puntarenas

    2 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Puntarenas

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Tortuga Island

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Tortuga Island

    5 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Puntarenas

    2 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Operated by Inside Tours Costa Rica

    Cancellation Policy

    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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    jessica_g
    My driver was Raul and guide was Alberto. Raul was a great driver and Alberto was an awesome guide. Alberto made sure we were informed every step of the way and educated us on many things along the way like the natural life of the island and Costa Rican ecosystem. The pit stop for breakfast was nice for a quick meal, nothing fancy but still filling and we could buy snacks if we wanted to. The island itself was beautiful! You can pay extra to fun activities or to rent a chair and just lounge. The island also has drinks for purchase and animals roaming. HEADS UP THOU: you need to pay to use restrooms on island so bring some cash. It’s not a lot but just wanted to mention it because some people may not bring cash otherwise. Would definitely book again on my next stay!!

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    Great Day-Long Trip
    Kelsey_C, Feb 2024
    It was an early start on our trip out of San Jose to Tortuga Island. We met up with the group at 4:55am. I got to see the sun rise over the mountains as we headed to the first stop for breakfast. The trip to the island was mostly good- the water was a little choppy. The island was very relaxing. The bar accepts credit card, which was very convenient. The way back to mainland was a smoother ride. We caught traffic on the way back into the city but it wasn't too bad. The only struggle for me was communication beforehand with the tour company. They were slow to respond and give information about meeting times, which made planning around it harder. But if you do this trip, expect a full day- early morning till sunset. You'll probably be back to San Jose in time for dinner. :)
    Great day on beach and snorkeling
    Deborah_B, Feb 2024
    This is a great day out. It was an early start, but worth it. We stopped off for breakfast on the way. Speed boat over to the island, stopping on the way for snorkeling. Lovely day with lunch served on the beach. Tour guides and driver was very helpful and knowledgeable.
    The entire trip was a...
    Robert_G, Feb 2024
    The entire trip was a excellent combination of activities & relaxation. The staff were pleasant & very helpful.
    Island of Awesome
    jessica_g, Feb 2024
    My driver was Raul and guide was Alberto. Raul was a great driver and Alberto was an awesome guide. Alberto made sure we were informed every step of the way and educated us on many things along the way like the natural life of the island and Costa Rican ecosystem. The pit stop for breakfast was nice for a quick meal, nothing fancy but still filling and we could buy snacks if we wanted to. The island itself was beautiful! You can pay extra to fun activities or to rent a chair and just lounge. The island also has drinks for purchase and animals roaming. HEADS UP THOU: you need to pay to use restrooms on island so bring some cash. It’s not a lot but just wanted to mention it because some people may not bring cash otherwise. Would definitely book again on my next stay!!
    Totally worth it!
    Sylvana_B, Feb 2024
    We had a wonderful time the whole tour! The driver was prompt in picking us up and while it was so early in the morning the whole tour is well worth it. We got to stop at a souvenir place where we could also if we wanted to buy delish local breakfast. The tour guide was awesome, the boat ride to the island was swift, and we got to see some cool wildlife in the water and on the island. The fruit and lunch provided were delicious. I’m glad we brought extra cash for all the other amenities, drinks, activities, and exploring around that we wanted to do while on the island. All in all totally recommend this tour!
    The pick up was on time...
    MaryChristine_C, Feb 2024
    The pick up was on time the guide and his crew was excellent and also they celebrated my birthday with me
    Beautiful and Relaxing
    Monolis_W, Feb 2024
    Perfect way to end our Costa Rica visit. Relaxing day at the beach with beaitiful view. Food and tour info very simple not as detailed as other tours but does not take away from it being a wonderful and memorable day.
    Wonderful excursion
    Demetris_P, Feb 2024
    Very nice experience combining boating, swimming resting on the beach. Good food and drinks. The fast boat was a plus.
    Amazing day at the beach!!!
    Heidi_K, Jan 2024
    Our guide was very good at explaining our day. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. The beach was fun, snorkeling was fun. Very beginner snorkeling but lots of fish. Boat ride docks and showers were all good. Lunch was delicious with a delightful chef that knew every song on the radio. Loved seeing the wild pigs. I had to give 4 stars as they skipped our hotel for drop off to drop off another group first. Other than that it was a perfect day!!! Bring a lot of sunscreen or a rash guard and hat!!
    Great excursion, poor communication!
    Monique_B, Jan 2024
    great excursion, but poor communication prior to excursion. I followed up several times via Viator regarding pick up time. I didn’t get confirmation of pick up time until after 7pm the day prior via Whatsapp. Had I not looked at Whatsapp, we would have missed our pick up!!
    Relaxing private beach
    Ha_A, Jan 2024
    Best day in Costa Rica! Warm, clear water and great snorkeling with decent lunch...plus our guide Diana made the long day enjoyable. Be on time and bring a snack!
    Very relaxing and well organised tour
    MariAnn_K, Jan 2024
    Beautiful little island with very warm and clare water. Enough time for snorkeling, swimming and just enjoying life.
    The Island Paradise (not so much)
    Bonnie_P, Jan 2024
    The island was beautiful, the water warm and calm. However, you had to stay on the beach, it was a money grab for everything from using the bathroom to going for a walk!
    Fernando was a great tour...
    Kirill_P, Jan 2024
    Fernando was a great tour guide and overall was a great experience. The only complaint I have is we weren’t given breathing tubes and only goggles when we were snorkeling. Otherwise I had a great time!
    Absolutely worth it!
    Adetutu_A, Jan 2024
    I had a great experience. Met new people, loved the beach, easy pickup and drop off-What's there not to love?
    Awful experience
    Bethany_K, Jan 2024
    Terrible experience. The tour group did not pick up from the main hotel/meeting point despite us confirming the location beforehand and arriving at 5:10AM as told. There was no communication from the guide to resolve the issue therefore we had to cancel the trip and rush to book another excursion through a different company so that the day wasn’t wasted. The only saving grace was a full refund issued via Viator customer service.
    Great activities for the cost
    Andrew_S, Jan 2024
    This trip was an absolute dream. Freddy was very efficient and answered questions well. The snorkeling was unbelievable and so easy. The island staff were so kind and the island trail hike was super easy and had an amazing view. There were lots of solo folks and everyone mixed well together. Everything about this trip was well worth it.
    Don't use Inside Tours!!
    Henry_M, Jan 2024
    The bus ride to island was terrible. I'm 6'3 and my brother is 6'4 seating didn't fit us. We had to squeeze into seats on a 2 hour ride. The boat used to get to island was horrible, felt like we we on a fishing boat. Everthing about Inside Tours was bad, DON'T USE THEM!!
    Wonderful
    LigiaLeon_S, Jan 2024
    Everything was beautiful. The only thing that I don’t like is that anyone knows about the time that people have to stay at the meeting place until the afternoon before the journey.
    Very nice day in a beautiful place
    Nick_R, Jan 2024
    This was a great experience overall. The food they provide and drinks they sell are pretty good. You do have to rent your own chair, but it’s not that expensive. I just wish the guides were a little more personable like other tours I have taken in CR. One of the guides didn’t seem like he wanted to be here or get involved with guests. A little more than 5 minutes after arriving on the island to get situated before snorkeling would have been helpful. It felt very rushed for no reason since lunch wasn’t for 2 plus hours.
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