Tortuga Island Tour with Costa Cat

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Tortuga Island Tour with Costa Cat
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sneak in a tropical island getaway during your Costa Rica vacation on this cruise from Jaco to Tortuga Island. Swim, snorkel, hike, drink, and dine on this all-inclusive tour, with the option to rent even more of your favorite watersports equipment like waverunners and paddleboards. Bookend your tour with a catamaran cruise across the beautiful Gulf of Nicoya.
  • Tortuga Island tour from Jaco lets you visit in a day
  • Enjoy free time on the island relaxing and using included sports equipment
  • Breakfast, lunch, and drinks like rum punch and margaritas included
  • All logistics are taken care of on this guided tour

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Soda/Pop
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hike, Banana Boat
  • Local Transportation upon request for transportation in Hermosa extra charge of $6

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Puntarenas Province, Playa Herradura, Los Sueños Resort and Marina, Costa Rica

    Diagonal to Maverick Store. Check in time 7:10 am

Pickup point

  • Jaco Beach, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    Jaco Beach -downtown area-, Playa Herradura & within Marina Los Sueños

Start time

07:15 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We have pick up service in Jaco - downtown area-, Herradura, vacation rentals and hotels Jaco/Herradura. Pick up services from other locations will cost extra. We need to be notified within 48 hours prior departure if you require pick up service.

What To Expect

Your day begins at Los Suenos Marina, where you’ll board a 55-foot (17-meter) catamaran. The boat’s multiple seating options means you can stay cool in an air-conditioned cabin or stretch out on the breezy deck to sunbathe. No need to eat before departure: A light breakfast is served during the scenic cruise to Tortuga Island.

The catamaran’s shallow draft means the crew can navigate right to the shore, so you can walk straight onto the beach. Enjoy the day on Tortuga Island at your own pace—hike, take a banana boat ride, or use provided snorkeling gear to explore the undersea world right off the beach.

Water, coffee, and soft drinks are served throughout the day, and you’ll have time to savor a provided lunch plus rum punch and margaritas. This tour concludes with a beautiful return cruise to the marina.

Herradura Beach

8 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
Operated by Costa Cat Cruises

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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The crew is very attentive. Beautiful beach and water was great to wade in. Remember sunscreen-for your lips too!!! Lunch was great and rum punch and/or margaritas. Hike afforded nice, regional views. Woul definitely go again on CostaCats!


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Fun all inclusive island tour
Christie_G, Apr 2024
We took this tour from Herradura as a break from driving from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio and we are so glad we did! We had a wonderful time in Tortuga Island with this crew! The crew was super friendly and attentive, always making sure we had a drink in hand and that everyone knew when and where the included activities took place (snorkeling, hiking, banana boat). There are options on the island for paddle boarding, kayaking, and more for a reasonable extra fee. For breakfast on the boat, we had coffee, a fruit cup, and a muffin. Lunch on the island consisted of rice, grilled chicken, potatoes, and greens. It was filling and delicious! It was a beautiful way to spend the day on the beach while being catered to.
Costa cat is really Costa Tiger
Wytina_E, Apr 2024
First class service. This excursion was well organized and well planned. Food was yummy and the activities were so much fun. There was someone who literally handed me a cocktail while I was frolicking in the ocean. You can’t get any better than that!!I would definitely go again the next time we visit Costa Rica!!
Amazing staff!
Angel_S, Apr 2024
The staff were amazing! They were so helpful and upbeat. The lunch was delicious and the drink never stopped coming! We even had drinks delivered to us while we were swimming. The only negative was the beach. It was very rocky and full of sharp broken shells and coral that were quite painful. We were able to purchase some cheap water shoes at the little gift shop on the beach though and then we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
One of the best trips in Costa Rica
Daniela_G, Apr 2024
From beginning until the end this trip was nothing but outstanding and fantastic! The amazing crew cared for us the entire time with free drinks (with or without alcohol), tips for activities and a delicious lunch. I got seasick during snorkelling and everyone of the crew took great care of me. The island itself is of course incredibly beautiful and I highly recommend doing at least the short option of the eco-hike. I would give more than five stars if I could. Thank you, Costa Cat Cruises, for these unforgettable memories.
Fun beach day.
Randy_L, Apr 2024
Service was great. The tubing and snorkeling were fun. Made for a fun day. Saw dolphins on the boat ride back and the captain circled back a few times so we could see them.
Margaritas in the sea? Yes please!
Claire_B, Apr 2024
A phenomenal day, the Costa Cat crew have thought of everything to give you and unforgettable day. If you are considering this trip, picture yourself stepping off a big sparkling clean catamaran on to a white sand beach, being shown to your deckchairs and straight away being offered a margarita (not skimping on the tequila!) or rum punch (all included in the price) as you look out on turquoise waters. Perfection! Everything was great - the lunch was plentiful and delicious, the banana boat rides excellent, and the snorkelling allowed us to meet some big beautiful fish. The day flew by, we left the marina around 8am and were back around 4pm, an 8 hours I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone! Special thanks to Camilla who came into the sea to take our drinks order and brought us back margaritas! Floating in crystal clear turquoise waters with a margarita in hand - heaven! Thank you to the whole CC team for a perfect day!
Favorite day in Costa Rica!
Kristen_Z, Apr 2024
This was a fabulous experience from the moment we stepped onto the boat! The crew was super fun and friendly. Every detail was well thought out. The white sand beach was gorgeous, lunch was delicious, and the snorkeling was so fun! I will be booking this excursion again and recommending it to friends. Thank you to Wilbur, Tony, Ruben, and the rest of the Costa Cat crew for a wonderful day!
Iconic dream experience
Vince_C, Mar 2024
Amazing experience from start to finish. Highlight of our first time trip to Costa Rica. CostaCat is top-notch tour provider everybody was over the top visitor forward. They've been doing the tour for a long time and it shows. Full service. Great food also for lunch.
Dessy_A, Mar 2024
The entire experience was memorable. From boarding to being on the island, the activities, food, drinks, and extra attentive crew members
Entire Day of Fun
Cynthia_W, Mar 2024
We had a fantastic time on this excursion. The crew were top notch from beginning to end. My husband is handicapped, and they were wonderful with assisting him throughout the day. The crew kept us informed of all the activities available and when to attend. They served us a tasty lunch and wonderful drinks. The souvenir shop on the Island was great, with good prices. Handing out water on the way back was a very nice touch. I cannot say enough good things about this tour. Just remember to apply lots of sunscreen throughout the day.
Enjoyed the boat ride,...
John_D, Mar 2024
Enjoyed the boat ride, snorkeling, banana boat and the food provided was delicious. The hike on the trail was a lot more difficult then we thought. I would recommend that it should be mentioned it is probably a 8/10 in difficulty. Overall, we all enjoyed this tour very very much!!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Dear John Thank you again for your review! We are very happy to read that you enjoy our tour and hike! We hope you can visit us again! Pura Vida!
Beautiful and relaxing!
Nico_L, Feb 2024
The crew is very attentive. Beautiful beach and water was great to wade in. Remember sunscreen-for your lips too!!! Lunch was great and rum punch and/or margaritas. Hike afforded nice, regional views. Woul definitely go again on CostaCats!
Excellent day trip!
Kyle_N, Feb 2024
Everyone on the Costa Cat was super kind, positive, and had great energy for this day trip! We had the best time and felt like family to the Costa Cat employees
The best tour to choose!
Sonika_K, Jan 2024
Had a great time with Costa Cat! The entire team is super friendly, hospitable & attentive. 10/10 recommend!
Fantastic Day on Isla Tortuga
Steve_M, Jan 2024
My family had an outstanding day on Tortuga Island with Costa Cat. Overall the entire crew was professional, friendly and very attentive the entire day. The drinks and food were generous and very tasty. Lunch in particular was very good local cuisine. The day offered a perfect combo of relaxation and other options like snorkeling, hiking and a banana boat ride. Do all or some or simply swim in the beautiful water and sun bathe on the white sand beach in comfy loungers. Your choice - not rushed or pushed to do one or the other. The day was paced well and we never felt rushed. This truly was a wonderful excursion and I would recommend it to anyone.
Great day with Costa Cat
Caroline_S, Dec 2023
We had a great day with Costa Cat! Their team is a well-oiled machine and everyone was very friendly and attentive. You will want to wear something more than flip flops if doing the long hike as much of the path is covered with rocks. I was disappointed our snorkeling was canceled but it was really rough waters and was definitely made with our safety in mind. The lunch included was better than your average tour buffet, with salad and freshly grilled chicken. Overall a really great day.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Carolina! Thank you ! As you mention Safety first, we are happy to read that you enjoy the rest of the tour! We hope you can visit us again
Kiana_S, Dec 2023
This excursion was absolutely amazing. The staff was very attentive and helped to make the trip an extremely relaxing one. Diego, Jordan, and Katie were THE BEST!! I would do this trip all over again if given the opportunity.
Top Notch Tour Company and Experience
Jayme_F, Nov 2023
This tour was exceptional. Most things that are rated 5 stars are average; I wish I could rate this higher than 5! The crew was top notch and kept order on the boat while constantly asking if we needed anything. It felt like some responsible dads were taking care of us all day (lol). We arrived to the boat and were greeted with fresh fruit and coffee, tea, soda available. Once we were under way we were able to roam about the boat and enjoy the views. We were one of the first boat tour groups to arrive on the island which was amazing to settle in before the crowds arrived. After arriving the crew began walking around with margaritas and rum punch, and they really kept it free flowing throughout the whole day if you were interested! We had the option to go on small treks like a snorkel trip where they take you out in their dingy and provide you with fins, goggles, and snorkel, and the lead guide swam around with us and pointed out highlights to look at. I felt like our tour had some of the best snorkel equipment and the focus of our guide was a highlight. After returning, they had beach balls and volleyballs for us to play with, we could swim around, or go on a little hike (they offered a 15 min or 45 min version). They also served us lunch that was fabulous (see photos!). I have been on many tours that skimp out on the "free lunch" or "free drinks" but this was seriously one of the best executed group experiences I've been on. I would 100% recommend this to anyone visiting Costa Rica.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you so much for taking your time writing such a positive review! We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed all our services and our Catamaran! Tortuga Island is a little piece of heaven and it's perfect to spend one day away from the busy life! Words can not express how proud we are of our crew members.We will make sure to pass on all your comments, they will all enjoy reading your review!
Very nice staff
Laritza_P, Nov 2023
Great tour staff was great. I went there for my birthday, although it was raining all the activities were so much fun, and the boat has seats inside so we didn’t get rained on.
Pricey but includes so much!
kristin_K, Oct 2023
Pricey, but includes a lot! Great excursion - A up at hotel in Jaco, light but yummy breakfast onboard, drinks (we are soft drink people, but I saw others with rum punch) nice large safe and secure boat, 45 minute trip to Isla Tortuga - beach lounges, umbrellas, great beaches, banana boat rides, snorkeling, lunch - all included! And the crew members are so great, kind attentive, personable! Highly recommend! Snorkeling is so so, but lots of fish, warm water, still a fun experience!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Costa Cat. We’re proud to deliver great value to our customers, so we’re delighted that you found our tour to be well priced. We hope you’ll visit us again soon.
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