Isla Tortuga, Puntarenas
11 Hours
English, Spanish
All Year Availability

Join us on a full day tour to the island paradise of Isla Tortuga (Tortuga Island) off the pacific coastline of the Nicoya Peninsula from your accommodation in San Jose. Hop on board a fully equipped catamaran and set sails to this stunning tropical island to enjoy some sun, sand, and warm ocean waters. At additional cost, you can enjoy snorkelling, banana boating, kayaking and more to really make the most of your time. Your crew will also make sure you’re fully taken care of too with plenty of fulfilling snacks, unlimited natural drinks, beach chairs, umbrellas, and at least 5 hours on the beach of Isla Tortuga with activities like beach volleyball included. There’s also plenty of fantastic music and a full bar on the catamaran. This tour includes return transfers from multiple destinations as well as a breakfast type snack and full lunch (wine or soft drink included) on the island. Whether you’re looking for a party or some island leisure, our Isla Tortuga Tour is an opportunity that can’t be missed!

END TIME Approximately 8:30 PM.
WEAR Bathing suit, additional clothing, sandals or comfortable shoes, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera and money for extra activities (optional). Currently, facemasks are mandatory on all transport.
Return Transport from multiple destinations (please select) Catamaran Crossing from Puntarenas
Lunch and complimentary Wine or Coffee Snacks and natural drinks throughout the day
Additional activities or alcohol (unless specified)
Tour guide gratuity (optional)

Pick ups are available from your hotel throughout San Jose and the greater area. If your accommodation falls outside of the pick up area, then we will arrange a pick up location where you can meet your driver/guide. Please advise accommodation details upon booking.

There are additional optional extras to include on to this tour including…

  • Banana Boat & Snorkel: $21.00 per person
  • 5 Drinks (National Beers & Liquors): $15.00 per person
  • 5 Drinks (Select National and International Beer, Cocktails and Liquors): $27.00 per person
  • 10 Drinks (Select National and International Beer, Cocktails and Liquors): $53.00 per person

These can be purchased through us or directly with the provider on the day of your excursion. If you would like to include any of these options, please advise on the check page (write in the note section) and the price will be amended. Please note you must be 18 years of age to be able to purchase alcohol in Costa Rica. We ask that you please drink responsibly.

Child pricing is between the age of 3 to 10 years of age (this tour is not recommended for infants aged 2 or younger). Private tours for groups are available on request – please use the contact form on our contact page to request a quote. Tour is subject to minimum numbers – if numbers are not met, then you will be put on stand by until we can confirm.

Connecting transfers to other locations outside of San Jose are available upon request. Please advise when booking this tour (please note that transfers to connecting destinations may incur a fee).

Additional information

Ticket TypeAdult, Child


Depart from your hotel in San Jose to the Catamaran docked in Puntarenus


Enjoy a complimentary breakfast type snack on the bus


Arrive in Puntarenas to board your catamaran


Arrive at the island paradise of Isla Tortuga to enjoy some leisure time and activities


Enjoy a delicious lunch on the Island and a complimentary glass of wine


Reboard your catamaran and head back to the docks at Puntarenus

4.30 PM

Board your bus for your return trip


Arrive at your accomodation where your tour will conclude
Isla Tortuga Tour
Isla Tortuga Beach
The Great Bay's Princess Catamaran
Catamaran Isla Tortuga
Isla Tortuga Beach Loungers
Lunch & Wine on Tortuga Beach
Isla Tortuga Banana Boat
Snorkeling Isla Tortuga
Catamaran Evening Cruise

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 10 reviews
October 11, 2023

They were AMAZING! Food included, babana ride/snorkeling included (depending on your tour), the Catamaran was very clean, and restrooms as well, prices at the bar were fair. Overall, customer service was great everyone very attentive and kind. At the beach they served you lunch with live music.

October 11, 2023

Great experience and our tour guide. Jordan spoke English and helped me understand the culture of the island and the country.

Highly recommended.

October 11, 2023

I was only in Costa Rica for three days but I had to visit Tortuga Island and I’m so glad I found Bay Island Cruises. The tour does not run on Mondays, however, it was the only day I had availability and I was so lucky they were able to accommodate. The food was good and our guide, Abdul, was incredibly friendly and helpful during the whole trip. We didn’t get to snorkel due to water conditions but they offered other activities to replace snorkeling which were lots of fun. Definitely recommend!

March 27, 2024

Excellent service. Great experience!

March 27, 2024

Everything was very good, very quiet trip, nice view, good service.

March 27, 2024

Super experience! Visiting Turtle Island is one of the best things we have done in Costa Rica. The boat trip was very fun and enjoyable. Wonderful views and we had a great time in the activities. Recommended.

March 27, 2024

Very good experience, super good service, the entire work team went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. A beautiful place. Super recommended.

March 27, 2024

Perfect experience with Bay Island Cruises. We went to Isla Tortuga, all the staff were very attentive at all times. All very delicious meals, excellent organization for everything. Highly recommended.

March 27, 2024

Very excellent service, I really liked the attention and cleanliness they gave us, the food is very delicious and the activities are very fun.

March 27, 2024

Excellent tour to Tortuga Island and top-notch crew!

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