Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours > Day Cruises > Sightseeing Cruise
$125
Duration: 14 hours
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Description

The Gulf of Nicoya’s archipelago paradise is made up of various islands that are home to nature’s abundance. The area is a sanctuary for marine birds, with white sand beaches and flora and fauna native to our Central Pacific Coast. The world-renowned Isla Tortuga is part of this beautiful archipelago.

Located 12 miles from Puntarenas, Isla Tortuga’s 120 hectares are maintained as a protected forest. The area maintains the Bandera Azul Ecológica, a distinction awarded to certain beaches in Costa Rica for their pure, unpolluted waters. Because of the island’s location, its waves are gentle and its waters turquoise.

In the Gulf of Nicoya, there is a heavenly archipelago of several islands with lush natural beauty and a sanctuary that is home to seabirds, white sandy beaches, and the flora and fauna of Costa Rica's Central Pacific region. Located in this beautiful archipelago, situated 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Tortuga Island (called 'Tolinga' by local indigenous people) has an area of 300 acres (120 hectares) and is maintained as a protected forest. For more than 5 years, the island has been awarded the Ecological Blue Flag, a distinction granted to Costa Rican beaches that have pollution-free waters. Due to its geographical features, Tortuga Island’s waters are clear turquoise and optimal for swimming.

After pickup from your hotel in the San José metropolitan area, travel by bus to Puntarenas, enjoying a light breakfast along the way. In Puntarenas, board a catamaran or yacht for a 1.5-hour cruise through the beautiful landscapes of the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga Island. During the cruise, learn about the area's impressive biodiversity from a bilingual guide. 

While onboard, you'll also enjoy a lunch of tropical fruits, fish ceviche, natural drinks, and other snacks. Live music and entertainment creates a festive atmosphere; if you're feeling adventurous, you can even accompany the musicians on your favorite song! Sip a farewell cocktail before stepping back onto dry land and the return drive to San Jose.

The Gulf of Nicoya’s archipelago paradise is made up of various islands that are home to nature’s abundance. The area is a sanctuary for marine birds, with white sand beaches and flora and fauna native to our Central Pacific Coast. The world-renowned Isla Tortuga is part of this beautiful archipelago.

Located 12 miles from Puntarenas, Isla Tortuga’s 120 hectares are maintained as a protected forest. The area maintains the Bandera Azul Ecológica, a distinction awarded to certain beaches in Costa Rica for their pure, unpolluted waters. Because of the island’s location, its waves are gentle and its waters turquoise.