With its white sand and turquoise waters, Turtle Island is the perfect day trip from San Jose. This guided tour makes it super easy to go by arranging transportation by car and boat, a fresh lunch, and fun water activities so you get the best of a day trip without any of the planning.
Turtle Island tour from San Jose
Ride a catamaran across the Gulf of Nicoya to reach the island
Relax, swim, and sunbathe when you arrive
All transportation and lunch included
Transportation from Hotels in San José
Tour can be in Catamaran or Yate
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Aditional Activities in The Island
Meeting And Pickup
You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup
Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Select a pickup point
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
Pick up from Hotels located in San Jose Downtown
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Infant seats available
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
They give you 5 hours stay on the beach and any activity is extra.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Alessandra_C, Sept 2021
The best part was certainly the super service offered by the crew on board and on the beach! And the real 5 hours spent on the island. The island is nice, but I expected actually a better, clear water.. It was very dirty instead for a Caribbean island.
Response from Host, Sept 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback!, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a review!.
Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica!!
Day in Paradise
Miles_B, June 2021
Tortuga Island is a paradise! You couldn't imagine a place so beautiful. Lots of activities offered on the island for an amazing price. We snorkeled, Jet Skiied, paddleboarded and had great food, a full day in the sun, and relaxed. The staff was unbelievably nice and the drinks were well priced. Can't recommend this enough
Response from Host, June 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback!, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review!.
Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica!!
Not worth it
Marie_U, Dec 2020
Destination Services is just a broker for this tour and it is actually provided by Bay Island Cruises. I almost did not get picked up because Destination Services did not pay Bay Island Cruises, spent almost 2 hours chasing them and straightening the whole mess.
You’re basically just paying for pickup & catamaran ride and some food. Guide spoke mostly spanish and little english and was confused most of the time on what’s happening. Too crowded even with covid restrictions. Spent most of the time in the bus with pickups and traffic. Catamaran was very slow and could have cut down travel time in half if it was faster. They give you 5 hours stay on the beach and any activity is extra. Even exploring the island outside of beach area is extra $. They purposely block cell services internet so that you have to pay for their wifi services. Would recommend skipping this and go on an eco tour.
Paola_A, Nov 2022
Muy bonita Isla, para llegar en catamarán el trayecto es largo 1:40 min, el senderismo super recomendado para tener una vista espectacular, el guía Jordan super bien calificado y muy atento.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
¡Muchas gracias por sus comentarios!, ¡realmente apreciamos el tiempo que se tomó para escribir tal reseña!. ¡Esperamos que pronto regrese a Costa Rica!
El operador fue bueno,...
Monica_R, June 2022
El operador fue bueno, pero la playa estaba muy sucia. Había mucha basura incluidos plásticos, etc. .
Response from Host, June 2022
¡Muchas gracias por sus comentarios!, tomamos nota de para mejorar en el futuro. Esperar pronto regrese a Costa Rica y te brinde una excelente experiencia