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Calypso's Day Trip to Tortuga Island from Jaco

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While staying in Jaco don’t miss an opportunity to take a day excursion to the beautiful white sand beach of Tortuga Island.  More than just transportation, the company that started it all in 1975 has planned a day of fun in the sun - or shade if you prefer - crossing the beautiful Gulf of Nicoya outside on the forward deck laying on giant nets or sitting in one of the 2 deck pools while enjoying the sights keeping watch for the abundant marine life.Explore more and see more on this world famous cruise.
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  • Pass by Jaco Beach
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    Calypso Cruises
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Tortuga Island
    Stop: 5 hours -
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Enjoy the ride to Tortuga Island on a luxury catamaran
  • Snorkel and take a banana boat ride while visiting the island
  • Includes a traditional Costa Rican breakfast and lunch with table service
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided
What to Expect
After being picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned bus, head to a private dock where you enjoy a traditional Costa Rican breakfast before boarding a catamaran, which takes you across the Gulf of Nicoya towards Tortuga Island. During your stay on the Costa Rican island, have the chance to snorkel and ride a banana boat (included). In addition, beach chairs, hammocks, a volleyball court, and more are set up for use on the island. Plus, lunch is served with live music and unlimited soft drinks and fruit juice (alcoholic drinks are available for purchase). Following that, see some of the protected islands in the gulf, including Cedros Island, Jesusita Island, Guayabo Island’s bird sanctuary, Sugarloaf Island, Gypsy Island, and San Lucas Island, on the ride back to Jaco. At tour’s end, get dropped off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Jaco, Jaco, Jaco District, Garabito Municipality, Province of Puntarenas

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: All hotels in Jacó
Departure Time

Between 6:30am and 8am depending on pickup location

Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hot breakfast, served in our restaurant
  • Calypso's private dock
  • Unlimited natural and soft drinks
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • 4 course gourmet lunch
  • Live entertainment
  • Snorkeling Excursion
  • Banana Boat Ride
  • 5 hours at Tortuga Island guaranteed
  • Private bathrooms exclusive for our clients
  • Comfortable hammocks
  • Fresh water shower
  • Safety Certifications and Insurance
  • Gulf Islands Tour and Sunset Tour
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Do not forget to bring a bathing suit and towel
  • Do not forget to bring sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Do not forget to bring tennis or sandals
  • For your safety the use of footwear with leather soles and heels is forbidden
  • Coolers are not allowed
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 2 years old
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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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The trip is fun! You can do 45 minutes of snorkeling and see dozens of different fish, you can go on a banana boat ride (its short though- cca 5 minutes) and eat a great lunch with nice and professional crew drinking great coctails. However breakfast is not good and Isla Tortuga
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The boat ride was nice with some neat factoids given, the food was good and the beach nice but small and very crowded. Multiple tour boats go everyday to very small area. The snorkeling was less than desirable again very small area lots of people and there is garbage in water.
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I booked on trip advisor and it was so simple and the cruise crew made everything especially welcoming from them on! The picked us up at our condo, served us a delicious local breakfast at the dock restaurant, made the boat ride enjoyable with wonderful service, and the lunch
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I never have written a bad review about something until now. Please forgive the length as I explain why. If you want an overview, skip to the bottom. My boyfriend and I were very excited for this excursion, seeing how great the reviews were and what was offered. But after this
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The crew are fantastic and go out of their way to ensure you have a good time. Percy the cruise director is outstanding. The island is lovely, the trip there and back has great views and is so relaxing. Lunch is delicious. Snorkelling I have to say is not very good, no coral and
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