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Take a sailing trip to tropical Tortuga Island on this full-day trip from San Jose. Head to Puntarenas early in the morning and take a boat out to Tortuga; you may even spot dolphins along the way. Once on the island, enjoy plenty of time to swim, snorkel, hike, or feast on an included buffet lunch before returning to San Jose.
You'll start at
San José
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  • Pass by Gray Line Costa Rica
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    Tortuga Island
    Stop: 4 hours -
    At Tortuga Island you will experience a day full of beautiful skies, great ocean views and live music. On board the yacht savory tropical fruits and refreshing natural drinks will be served. Then, you will explore the island, immersing yourself in the calm clear waters and lush landscape, where you can take a swim, sunbathe, and/or take an optional tour like kayaking or canopy. Then a delicious lunch will be prepared by the crew. Tortuga Island is composed of 120 hectares of gorgeous terrain, with 4 main hills; not to mention a 500 meter beach which is a recipient of the blue flag certification. On the way to Tortuga Island you will see the San Lucas Island which in the past was a security prison where no human rights existed and thus a dark age in Costa Rica´s history.
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You'll end at
San José
San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
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  • Breakfast, lunch, and wine are provided at no extra cost
  • Round-trip transfers from your San Jose hotel are provided
  • A professional guide will accompany you
  • A boat cruise to Tortuga is included
Important Information
Departure Point
San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Light refreshments and wine (served during lunch)
  • Professional guide
  • Boat cruise
  • Gratuities
  • Additional activities - snorkeling and/or banana boat plus beach chair ($15 USD each)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a swimsuit, towel, sunblock and a hat
  • Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Maneka S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Great I can’t wait to go to Costa Rica xfcffffffffffvgvvvvvvvv whoooooop I’m going to really enjoy myself as soon as I get there I’m only there for three days
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Response from Sharon S, Public Relations Manager at Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Hello! Greetings from Gray Line Costa Rica. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us!
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familjenb0rg wrote a review Jan 2020
Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde10 contributions
Tortuga is nice but the food was not good. The traffic was horrible. We spent so many hours in the bus. The boat is very slow. You couldn’t hear what they say in the microphone.. not a good day..
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Date of experience: January 2020
World Rover R wrote a review Dec 2019
Manalapan, United States16 contributions6 helpful votes
The Tour was beyond outstanding- NO detail missed and I highly highly recommend it! The island however, is simply a nice beach and not much else to do there. Great for a day to get away and just R&R.
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Date of experience: December 2019
GAPS1128 wrote a review Dec 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri13 contributions
This had to be by far the best feature of our trip. The tour started early in the morning with snack on the bus enroute to the port Punterenas. The size of the boat for the number of passengers was adequate. We had plenty of refreshments Pineapples, Watermelon, Passion fruit
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Sharon S, Marketing Manager at Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Dear GAPS1128, Thanks for your trust, we're thankful for amazing customers like you. We hope you'll come and see us again soon!
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Mel wrote a review Dec 2019
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I’m usually a go with the flow kind of person, but if I could go back I wouldn’t go on this trip. The ride: pick up was on time around 6:30am and the bus was comfortable, but the bus ride was 2-3 hours depending on whether you were picked up first or last. If you don’t mind
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Sharon S, Marketing Manager at Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Dear Melcol222! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’re sorry you had a bad experience. We’ll strive to do better.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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