San Jose: Full-Day Tortuga Island Tour with Lunch


Explore Tortuga Island on a guided tour, Go on a quick tour of the other islands in a boat, then arrive at Tortuga Island. Go snorkeling or swimming, and eat breakfast on the beach. Opt to do other activities, such as renting a jet ski. Tuck into lunch. Begin your tour by getting picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle directly from your hotel in either Heredia, San José, or Alajuela. Once you arrive at the harbor, hop into your speedboat and set sail on your adventure. Listen to your guide tell you about the local area and take in the views.

Go on a tour of the Gulf of Nicoya, and see islands such as San Lucas, Isla Cedros, and Jesusita. Use the opportunity to take photos. Along the way, keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins that are residents of Puntarenas. See if you can spot whales or turtles, and stop to observe them. Upon arrival at the island, be provided with equipment to go snorkeling, as well as instructions on how to use them.

Go searching for exotic and colorful fish underwater. Spend time relaxing on the white sand in the shade of palm trees. Opt to participate in other activities at an extra cost. Rent a jet ski or a kayak, or go paddleboarding. After you have explored the island, head back for lunch on the beach. Enjoy cold drinks and a coffee along with it. Hop back in the boat to be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.

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What to bring

  • Beachwear

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Feel the sun on your face as you whizz down the Pacific Coast in a speedboat
  • Get the chance to see bottlenose dolphins, whales, and turtles and take photos
  • Spend time relaxing on a beach with calm waves and palm trees to rest under
  • Opt to add additional activities to your tour, like jet skiing or paddleboarding
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch freshly prepared on the beach
  • Transfer to the island in a speedboat
  • Snorkel tour
  • Lunch: Chicken, fish or vegetarian/vegan
  • Soft drinks
  • Coffee and snacks
  • Guide
  • Alcoholic or additional drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Tips
1 day

Pickup includedPlease wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The guides will not wait more than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

Meeting points and pickup times:

  • Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Santa Ana San José: 4:30 AM
  • Hotel Marriott San Jose Escazu: 4:45 AM
  • Gran Hotel Costa Rica: 5:00 AM
  • Hotel Hilton San Jose La Sabana: 5:15 AM
  • Hotel Marriott Belén: 5:45 AM
  • Hotel Holiday Inn Express San Jose: 6:00 AM
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