Tortuga Island Catamaran
Visit a Gorgeous Uninhabited Island, Swim, Snorkel, Sunbathe, & Relax!
The Tortuga Island Catamaran Cruise is a wonderful day in the sun enjoying a catamaran cruise, white sand beaches, and turquoise waters. Perfect for anyone looking to snorkel, sunbathe, swim, eat, and drink delicious tropical food and, ultimately, relax.
The day begins when you are picked up from your hotel and driven to the Pacific port of Puntarenas – the oldest port city in Costa Rica. At the port, enjoy a hot buffet breakfast in a local restaurant before boarding the Manta Ray Catamaran. The Manta Ray has a full bar, spacious main salon, expansive deck area, and two freshwater deck pools.
Once under way, the Manta Ray makes her way through the calm waters in the Gulf of Nicoya until you reach the Tortuga Island. The island is known for its immaculate white sand beach and turquoise waters, a perfect stop for swimming and snorkeling.
It’s also known for its unusual inhabitants, a family of peccaries, now wild on this uninhabited island. While most of them live in the mountainous areas near the beach and only come down to coax food from visitors, one is actually tame and loves to spend time near people. You’ll want your camera!
Enjoy a fantastic BBQ lunch with live music accompanied with wine, right on the beach. In the afternoon, your Captain will take a different route back to Puntarenas passing close to the bird sanctuary island of Guayabo, home of the Brown Pelican and Frigate, as well as other islands only visible in the inner Gulf of Nicoya en route to Puntarenas.
This tour is very popular with Costa Ricans, so make sure to take the opportunity to chat with your fellow passengers!
Tour includes: Air-conditioned bus transportation to and from San José, Jacó, or Quepos, multilingual guide, traditional Costa Rican breakfast, gourmet lunch served with chilled white wine, juices, soda, and fresh fruit, live music, snorkeling excursion, banana boat ride.
What to bring: Swimsuit, casual lightweight clothes, or shorts, sunscreen, camera, sunglasses, hat, rubber sandals, tennis, or boat shoes, towels, extra cash for alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, tips.
*High-healed or hard-sole shoes not permitted on board the boat.
*Prices reflect the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.