San Jose

Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica
Tortuga Island Cruise
  • 14 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Leave behind the urban bustle of San Jose for the clear, aquamarine waters and unspoiled beauty of Tortuga Island on this full-day sailing adventure. Cruise on a yacht or catamaran through the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga and the surrounding archipelago, where protected forests, white-sand beaches, and pollution-free waters house an amazing array of plant and animal species. Enjoy a fresh lunch on board, sip tropical cocktails, and sway to live music as you sail through this picturesque island paradise.
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Breakfast included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Breakfast (sandwich, juice, fruit)
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Live entertainment
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

05:00 AM

Pickup details

We offer pick-up in most of the Hotels in San José (please contact us in order to verify pick-up availability at your hotel)

What To Expect

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (Pass By)

Bay Island Cruises - Day Tours

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Tortuga Island

6 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
Operated by Costa Rica Groups Travel Company

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.

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The whole trip was great....
Jakima_W, Oct 2023
The whole trip was great. The hosts were nice and there if I needed anything. The trip really was for the whole day also. We left at 6AM and didn’t get back until 8PM.
Loved Tortuga Island.
Carolyn_A, Aug 2023
Our tour was amazing. The tour company was so nice, they picked us up at the bed and breakfast we were staying at outside San Jose instead of making us go to a hotel for the morning pickup. The bus ride was nice not too long about 2 hours, then onto a bilevel catamaran to go to Tortuga island. The weather, beach and water was perfect. We were exhausted when we got back to our B&B, too much swimming and sun. We really enjoyed our trip, and highly recommend it.
Good fun in the sun, SKIP SNORKLING
Selene_G, Feb 2023
Excellent communication and service thoughout. The bus ride was comfy. The catamaran ride was fun. Food was mostly good, lots of fruit and snacks are given. But the main meal was just ok, and I would've liked a vegetarian option. Now, what I really was upset about was the snorkling, it was a total waste of money. The water was murky and there was NOTHING to see; barely any fish and the coral was all brown. If you're an experienced snorkler skip this at all costs. The guide picked up two starfish and showed them to us which 1-breaks the rule of not touching sealife and 2- two colorful starfish for a 40minute session is not worh it.
Excellent All Day Trip from San Jose
Anthony_M, Feb 2022
This was an excellent all day trip from our hotel in San Jose (Marriott Hacienda Belen). We were picked up at 5:45am and brought back to the hotel by 8:30pm. The coach bus was comfortable. 2 hour trip to the coast. 2 hour boat ride to the island. Same coming back. The breakfast was good; though light, so I recommend you bring something to supplement. Drinks on the boat bar were good. The island is stunning and we were on there for 5 hours. Did the snorkeling and banana boat activities (for extra fee). Both were fun and worth the nominal fee. Gift shop with shirts, sundries, and sunscreen was on the island. They accepted credit cards. Paid for a wifi password and it was worth it. Lunch (included) was more than expected: salad, potato salad, rice, chicken, and fish. Tasted good and did not leave us hungry. Cash bar on the island was good too (nice that you could start a tab on the boat in the morning, continue it to the island, and then continue it on the boat back!). The ONLY downside to the trip was the location of the volleyball court. It was literally right in front of our beach chairs (chairs provided by our tour). I can't tell you how many times the ball hit people trying to relax. Other than that it was really a perfect trip. Bring your own towel. There were some street vendors selling kabobs and a small convenience store selling snacks before we got back on the bus home. I entertained 9 co-workers and 14 clients. I would recommend again!
Encuentro conmigo mismo y...
William_E, Jun 2023
Encuentro conmigo mismo y con la naturaleza. Un excelente trato humano y una logística muy buena. Gracias Mary

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