Puntarenas

Private Isla Tortuga Full Day Tour from Puntarenas.

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From $115.00

Price varies by group size

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

  • 7 hours
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Enjoy the best of Tortuga Island on this private full-day excursion. Travel there by boat and don't miss the dolphins along the way. On the island you can snorkel, observe spider monkeys and visit the spectacular stone arch from where you will enjoy a great view of the island and the ocean. It will be a great day for families or groups of friends.
  • Lunch of fish ceviche or grilled chicken is included
  • This private tour can be customized to suit your needs
  • Snorkeling gear is included
  • Fit many sights and activities into a full-day tour

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Monkey watching
  • Dolphin watching (conditioned)
  • Soda/Pop
  • Private parking on the marine
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina
    Calle Cocal, Provincia de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Barrio La Angostura, Costa Rica

    We offers shuttle services from the exit of the cruise dock to our marina (round trip) Tour with Captain Marco Guzman.

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Alexandra_V
Amazing service with guide and captain! Thank you to Isabella! The activities were great and we saw many animals!

Reviews

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Poor excursion was supposed to be private and it wasn’t
Jan_M, Apr 2024
Worst excursion of the trip. Poor lunch, wasn’t private, trouble meeting, people urinating in the back where we were eating lunch, over crowded.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Pura vida Mr. Jan, we really appreciate your comments with false information, about our service. As we show you in your ticket, you chose to pay for a share tour (with 10 passengers) not for a private service. About lunch we are know for our exceptional service and one of our highline is our lunch server in our private spot far away from the crowd and restroom area.
Amazing tour!!
Alexandra_V, Mar 2024
Amazing service with guide and captain! Thank you to Isabella! The activities were great and we saw many animals!
Good tour company - island just ok
Brian_D, Feb 2024
Fun trip! Crew was great! Island was interesting- only corner of island beach was available- and much of where our tour was set up along the beach there were boats coming and going even in the “designated swim” areas. No snorkels on the island - those stayed on the boat. They charge for beach chairs and extra for an umbrella. Not much exploration to do - they have the rest of the island fenced off and you have to pay to take the hiking trail. Bathrooms cost money to use on the island, they give you one free token. Monkeys are great - they come right down (clearly fed by someone). snorkeling was fine - guide used cookies to bring in the fish. All in all pretty typical for this type of tour. If you are going here this group is as good as any would be my guess but average experience based upon location, limited island access, cleanliness of water etc.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for brian your feedback. This is some good food for thought. I appreciate the positive points you raised and thank you for enjoyed your day with our crew, we will reflect your comments about the island.
great experience
ido_s, Dec 2023
The tour was great. Daniel the instructor was wonderful: very experienced, knowledgeable and really helped set us up for snorkeling. lunch was okay. the stay at the beach after the snorkeling was a bit too long to our liking, the beach was crowded and chairs on the beach were not included.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for your gracious words! We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed your day with daniel. Providing exceptional experiences is our top priority, and your feedback motivates us to keep exceeding expectations. We look forward to serving you again soon! Pura vida!
Excellent trip
Michelle_M, Dec 2023
The captain of our boat Jesus did an amazing job. He was the best. The snorkeling experience was extra special because of his knowledge. He swam with us and pointed out so many interesting things that we would not have noticed.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a seamless and stress-free experience with us. We hope to see you soon!
Highly worth it! A must do full day experience!
Laura_P, Sep 2023
From the moment we met Daniel at the end of the cruise ship dock pier, everything was perfectly done and coordinated. We were two couples traveling via cruise ship and we had an absolutely full day wonderful time thanks to Daniel! We saw monkeys, whales, dolphins, birds, local history, snorkeled and then topped off our day at a beautiful Island complete with swimming and a delicious lunch. Daniel went out of his way to make us feel special and for us to experience his beautiful country. Our boat captain was also wonderful and pointed out things for us to see while riding in the boat. All and all, money well spent and a fantastic day. Book this experience, you won't regret it! Thank you again for such a memorable day in Costa Rica.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thanks ms. Laura for share your experience with us. We are thriller to hear that you had enjoyed your day with our crew. We hope to see you soon!
Fun & relaxing
Debra_M, Jul 2023
We had a great day! The boat ride over was fun. We saw many dolphins and threw fruit to monkeys on an island! The hours on Tortuga Island were very relaxing. It was nice to have a dedicated spot that we could leave our stuff, and the lunch was good.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Pura vida!! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. We love to share our paradise with all our visitor. The Nicoya peninsula has a lot to do.
Dolphins, spider monkeys,...
Madhu_M, Jun 2023
Dolphins, spider monkeys, snorkeling, good food, kayaking and the beach. Awesome crew!! All of us in our group enjoyed it. Great!!
Wonderful Day in Tortuga
Travis_J, May 2023
The trip to Tortugas was one of the highlights of our vacation. We saw dolphins, lots of monkeys, and other wildlife. The island is beautiful. Our guide, Manuel, was wonderful. He was attentive and knowledgeable and went above and beyond to ensure a lovely time. The entire crew was great. We truly enjoyed the experience.
Excellent day trip
Mark_D, Apr 2023
Excellent day! First time snorkeling for the kids and one of the tour guides pointed out various fish, starfish, etc. Very good lunch considering it was a small island off the coast. Thank you for the memorable experience!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We're glad to provide you a memorable experience!! Thanks for choosing us.
A great easy day on a great beach
Harvey_N, Mar 2023
This tour is essentially a day at the beach but for 6 of us coming off of a cruise ship, this was exactly what we needed. The tour operator Ms. Isabella Lopez had contacted us through WhatsApp with information including the name and a picture of our tour guide Ms. Veronica. We were met as expected. And with a gracious gesture, we were driven to a local pharmacy before the boat marina so one of our friends could have a prescription filled that had been left behind. Our panga was certainly swift and got us to the beach in good time. The beach location was fantastic with lounges for us supplied by the tour. It also included a small rum bar for some inexpensive drinks if you like. We did some snorkeling that was included from a common floating platform. The fish variety was great but the coral was non-existent. Most of it was washing up on the beach. The beach sand was great otherwise. The tour and boat staff laid out a fantastic lunch that was prepared by a cookhouse at the beach. Top notch lunch! Ms. Veronica and the boat staff were very accommodating and attentive. Certainly a great day on the beach for our group.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It was a pleasure to have your visit and we hope to see you next seasson. Pura vida!!
Perfect!
Deena_S, Feb 2023
Our guide and captain were knowledgeable, kind, friendly and made our day great! We saw dolphins and monkeys on the way! The beach is beautiful and the food was delicious. It was a perfect last day for our week in Costa Rica!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are glad to hear that was a perfect last day in costa rica. Pura vida.
Snorkeling experience
SteveE, Feb 2023
The snorkeling was fantastic, thou crowded. Lunch was fine. Rest of the day needed a little more organization. I would recommend it for the snorkeling. Veronica did the best she could with what she had to work with.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thanks for your coments veronica is one of our best tour guide.
Definitely recommend!!!
Monika_B, Jan 2023
This was such a fun trip. I would definitely recommend. The boat ride to the island was fun. We stopped to see Dolphins on the way. The snorkeling was amazing. On the island itself we had lunch and there were different fun options of things we could pick to do.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thanks for sharing your experience with us, we feel good when our visitor enjoyed the day as we do.
Best day tour ever
FlorinMirel_G, Jan 2023
Excelent service, friendly and knowledgeable crew. You can enjoy not just the island you can see dolphins on the way., snorkeling, and enjoy some coconut rum or fresh pinacolada.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
The cocoloco is one of our favorite. Thanks for sharing your experience. Pura vida
Boat trip to Tortuga Island overhyped tourist trap
Gil_S, Jan 2023
Spending time on a beach in Tortuga island is nice, the place is beautiful for sure - but there are many other nice beaches in CR. For us - the motivation for the day trip was primarily the opportunity to snorkel & see underwater wildlife in what was supposed to be a unique location. The disappointment was absolute. There's literally nothing there. The coral reefs which once existed at the location are entirely gone. Nothing left but their old "bones" - the coral bases of the reef. It's sad really - like a graveyard. With the corals gone - there's very little of anything to see. Random schools of small fish just accentuate the loss. Also - the water is quite murky. If you are looking for beach activity & action - go to Jaco or Tamarindo (up north) - or any of dozens of other places. Or use your precious day in CR to go see something else. This boat trip was our only disappointment in CR - don't waste your time.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much for your comments, we really sorry that you were unable to see all the beautifull sealife during our snorkeling experience, we still don't know how you don't see it when all the rest of the group did!! As you can see from others review, the snorkeling experience in isla tortuga is amazing, with a lot of sealife and a beautifull reef. Jaco is perfect for surf!!
Lovely relaxed day out to...
Nicola_B, Jan 2023
Lovely relaxed day out to Tortuga island. Plenty of fresh fruit and drinks with lunch on the beach. We had a private tour which was nice as we were in control of how long to snorkel for. The other tours were on quite large boats and would give a different experience.
Wonderful experience
Crystal_H, Dec 2022
My family saw many different types of fish. Daniel was a terrific guide and very kind. Wonderful place to spend a day.
Day trip to Tortuga
Jeffey_C, Jul 2022
Everything was perfect. Great day getting to see monkeys, fish while snorkeling, great food when we got to Tortuga island and the hosts were very helpful and kind. And I love supporting a local family run business.
Staff is very nice and...
Keith_M, Jul 2022
Staff is very nice and knowledgeable, beach is beautiful and snorkeling was awesome, very relaxing day.

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