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Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó

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Jaco, Costa Rica

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Escape to paradise with a cruise to Tortuga Island! On this full-day trip from the Jaco area, sail across the gorgeous Gulf of Nicoya to land on the white sandy beaches of this picturesque island. Explore the island’s biodiversity with a nature hike, or set out into the crystal-clear waters with a snorkeling mask or beach kayak. You can also simply relax on the gorgeous beach and soak up the sunshine. Hotel pickup and drop-off and a delicious beachside buffet make this a leisurely day to remember.
  • Cruise to Tortuga Island
  • Water and beach activities
  • Lunch, tropical fruits and refreshments
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
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Cruise
Lunch
Light Refreshments
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
On the arrival at the hotel the tour guide is going to ask in the reception of the hotel for the client

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Tucked between Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula and the mainland, Tortuga Island is a postcard-worthy tropical paradise. Your full-day escape begins with pickup at your Jaco or Punta Leona hotel in the morning, and then a scenic drive to the port at Puntarenas. Here, board a comfortable boat and settle in for a 2-hour cruise across the Gulf of Nicoya. Along the way, admire the brilliant blue water around you and keep an eye out for passing marine life.

Once you reach the island, the day is yours to spend as you wish. Drop a towel and catch some rays on the island’s pristine, white sand beaches, or head out into the clear water for a refreshing swim. If you crave more adventure, kayaks, boats and snorkeling equipment are available to rent for a small fee. You can also head out for a nature hike to explore the inland rain forest, where you might spot tropical birds or even one of Tortuga’s resident wild pigs!

Savor a delicious buffet lunch of grilled meat and fish, rice, salad and fresh fruit prepared by your friendly guide. Dine near the beach where you can take in a spectacular view of the surrounding turquoise waters. After around 4 hours of leisure time the island, climb back on the boat for the return cruise to Puntarenas and the drive back to your hotel, where you’ll be dropped off in the evening.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Tortuga Island
Board a yacht at Puntarenas and enjoy a smooth ride on the Gulf of Nicoya. Admire the beautiful archipelago and look out for the many sea birds as you cruise to Tortuga Island. The island is known for its immaculate white sandy beach and turquoise waters, making it a perfect stop for swimming and snorkeling.
Stop At:  
Isla Tortuga
Isla Tortuga is located in the Gulf of Nicoya on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in front of the Curu Wildlife Refuge very close to the Nicoya Peninsula.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of three passengers are required for the tour to commence. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Tours Costa Rica

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó.

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Slow boat to Tortuga
Explore277
, Jan 2020
Spent 11 hours traveling to spend 4 on the island with "5 guaranteed". Not worth it, particularly since when you get there you're crowded into one tiny area of the beach. Jaco is 1 hour away from Puntarenas, and the island is supposed to be 1 hour 10 minutes from Puntarenas. Bus ride was 2 hours plus each way and the boat ride itself was 2.5 going and 3 coming back! Not enough seats on boat to fit comfortably so people standing. The "jacuzzi" had 3 inches of questionable water. The "hot breakfast" was a bologna sandwich and slice of watermelon. Bus was 45 minutes late even though we were first to be picked up. Started waiting for the bus at 6:10 am, arrived back at 9:50 pm. This wasn't as described at all. Wish we had skipped. If you want to go to Tortuga take the ferry.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Explore277, Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback with us. We're grateful for your honest feedback.
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Great experience ; great staff
Michael R
, Dec 2019
Our second visit to Tortuga Island. This trip remains or favorite vacation. Relaxing location. Friendly helpful staff. Great for family or couples.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Michael R, Thanks for placing your trust in us and your willingness to share. We hope you'll come and see us again soon!
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Boat staff are amazing!!! Travel...
Alicia D
, Jul 2016
Boat staff are amazing!!! Travel time to island from port is 2 hours both ways. U only stay on the island 4 hours. I stayed in jaco so it was an additional hour going and coming from port. Nice tarquise water. Lots of fish to see when u snorkel.
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The tour and Island were great, the...
Lucy M
, Apr 2016
The tour and Island were great, the only thing is I wish they would tell you that when you get to the island you still have to pay for lounge chairs and the activity rentals.
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Beautiful scenery, great musician and...
Martine R
, Jun 2015
Beautiful scenery, great musician and wonderful staff
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Enjoyed the Trip, Disappointed that...
Dawn C
, Mar 2011
Enjoyed the Trip, Disappointed that we weren't able to walk around or tour the Island. You were limited to the Beach area only.
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Was disappointed that there was an...
Mary Bethany G
, Feb 2010
Was disappointed that there was an additional fee for snorkeling. Musicians were the highlight. There seemed no place to explore behind the beach.
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