Private Isla Tortuga Full Day Tour from Puntarenas.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Turtle Island tour puntarenas

From USD 115.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy the best of Tortuga Island on this private full-day excursion. Travel there by boat and don't miss the dolphins along the way. On the island you can snorkel, observe spider monkeys and visit the spectacular stone arch from where you will enjoy a great view of the island and the ocean. It will be a great day for families or groups of friends.
  • Lunch of fish ceviche or grilled chicken is included
  • This private tour can be customized to suit your needs
  • Snorkeling gear is included
  • Fit many sights and activities into a full-day tour

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Monkey watching
  • Dolphin watching (conditioned)
  • Soda/Pop
  • Private parking on the marine
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina
    Calle Cocal, Barrio La Angostura, Provincia de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    We offers shuttle services from the exit of the cruise dock to our marina (round trip) Tour with Captain Marco Guzman.

Start time

08:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Featured review
The trip to Tortugas was one of the highlights of our vacation. We saw dolphins, lots of monkeys, and other wildlife. The island is beautiful. Our guide, Manuel, was wonderful. He was attentive and knowledgeable and went above and beyond to ensure a lovely time. The entire crew was great. We truly enjoyed the experience.


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Highly worth it! A must do full day experience!
Laura_P, Sept 2023
From the moment we met Daniel at the end of the cruise ship dock pier, everything was perfectly done and coordinated. We were two couples traveling via cruise ship and we had an absolutely full day wonderful time thanks to Daniel! We saw monkeys, whales, dolphins, birds, local history, snorkeled and then topped off our day at a beautiful Island complete with swimming and a delicious lunch. Daniel went out of his way to make us feel special and for us to experience his beautiful country. Our boat captain was also wonderful and pointed out things for us to see while riding in the boat. All and all, money well spent and a fantastic day. Book this experience, you won't regret it! Thank you again for such a memorable day in Costa Rica.
Fun & relaxing
Debra_M, July 2023
We had a great day! The boat ride over was fun. We saw many dolphins and threw fruit to monkeys on an island! The hours on Tortuga Island were very relaxing. It was nice to have a dedicated spot that we could leave our stuff, and the lunch was good.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Pura vida!! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. We love to share our paradise with all our visitor. The Nicoya peninsula has a lot to do.
Dolphins, spider monkeys,...
Madhu_M, June 2023
Dolphins, spider monkeys, snorkeling, good food, kayaking and the beach. Awesome crew!! All of us in our group enjoyed it. Great!!
Wonderful Day in Tortuga
Travis_J, May 2023
The trip to Tortugas was one of the highlights of our vacation. We saw dolphins, lots of monkeys, and other wildlife. The island is beautiful. Our guide, Manuel, was wonderful. He was attentive and knowledgeable and went above and beyond to ensure a lovely time. The entire crew was great. We truly enjoyed the experience.
Excellent day trip
Mark_D, Apr 2023
Excellent day! First time snorkeling for the kids and one of the tour guides pointed out various fish, starfish, etc. Very good lunch considering it was a small island off the coast. Thank you for the memorable experience!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We're glad to provide you a memorable experience!! Thanks for choosing us.
A great easy day on a great beach
Harvey_N, Mar 2023
This tour is essentially a day at the beach but for 6 of us coming off of a cruise ship, this was exactly what we needed. The tour operator Ms. Isabella Lopez had contacted us through WhatsApp with information including the name and a picture of our tour guide Ms. Veronica. We were met as expected. And with a gracious gesture, we were driven to a local pharmacy before the boat marina so one of our friends could have a prescription filled that had been left behind. Our panga was certainly swift and got us to the beach in good time. The beach location was fantastic with lounges for us supplied by the tour. It also included a small rum bar for some inexpensive drinks if you like. We did some snorkeling that was included from a common floating platform. The fish variety was great but the coral was non-existent. Most of it was washing up on the beach. The beach sand was great otherwise. The tour and boat staff laid out a fantastic lunch that was prepared by a cookhouse at the beach. Top notch lunch! Ms. Veronica and the boat staff were very accommodating and attentive. Certainly a great day on the beach for our group.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It was a pleasure to have your visit and we hope to see you next seasson. Pura vida!!
Deena_S, Feb 2023
Our guide and captain were knowledgeable, kind, friendly and made our day great! We saw dolphins and monkeys on the way! The beach is beautiful and the food was delicious. It was a perfect last day for our week in Costa Rica!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
We are glad to hear that was a perfect last day in costa rica. Pura vida.
Snorkeling experience
SteveE, Feb 2023
The snorkeling was fantastic, thou crowded. Lunch was fine. Rest of the day needed a little more organization. I would recommend it for the snorkeling. Veronica did the best she could with what she had to work with.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thanks for your coments veronica is one of our best tour guide.
Definitely recommend!!!
Monika_B, Jan 2023
This was such a fun trip. I would definitely recommend. The boat ride to the island was fun. We stopped to see Dolphins on the way. The snorkeling was amazing. On the island itself we had lunch and there were different fun options of things we could pick to do.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thanks for sharing your experience with us, we feel good when our visitor enjoyed the day as we do.
Best day tour ever
FlorinMirel_G, Jan 2023
Excelent service, friendly and knowledgeable crew. You can enjoy not just the island you can see dolphins on the way., snorkeling, and enjoy some coconut rum or fresh pinacolada.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
The cocoloco is one of our favorite. Thanks for sharing your experience. Pura vida
Boat trip to Tortuga Island overhyped tourist trap
Gil_S, Jan 2023
Spending time on a beach in Tortuga island is nice, the place is beautiful for sure - but there are many other nice beaches in CR. For us - the motivation for the day trip was primarily the opportunity to snorkel & see underwater wildlife in what was supposed to be a unique location. The disappointment was absolute. There's literally nothing there. The coral reefs which once existed at the location are entirely gone. Nothing left but their old "bones" - the coral bases of the reef. It's sad really - like a graveyard. With the corals gone - there's very little of anything to see. Random schools of small fish just accentuate the loss. Also - the water is quite murky. If you are looking for beach activity & action - go to Jaco or Tamarindo (up north) - or any of dozens of other places. Or use your precious day in CR to go see something else. This boat trip was our only disappointment in CR - don't waste your time.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much for your comments, we really sorry that you were unable to see all the beautifull sealife during our snorkeling experience, we still don't know how you don't see it when all the rest of the group did!! As you can see from others review, the snorkeling experience in isla tortuga is amazing, with a lot of sealife and a beautifull reef. Jaco is perfect for surf!!
Lovely relaxed day out to...
Nicola_B, Jan 2023
Lovely relaxed day out to Tortuga island. Plenty of fresh fruit and drinks with lunch on the beach. We had a private tour which was nice as we were in control of how long to snorkel for. The other tours were on quite large boats and would give a different experience.
Wonderful experience
Crystal_H, Dec 2022
My family saw many different types of fish. Daniel was a terrific guide and very kind. Wonderful place to spend a day.
Day trip to Tortuga
Jeffey_C, July 2022
Everything was perfect. Great day getting to see monkeys, fish while snorkeling, great food when we got to Tortuga island and the hosts were very helpful and kind. And I love supporting a local family run business.
Staff is very nice and...
Keith_M, July 2022
Staff is very nice and knowledgeable, beach is beautiful and snorkeling was awesome, very relaxing day.
Tortuga Island Beach Day
mark_e, Apr 2022
Daniel and Marcos were delightful and very attentive. Served fresh cut fruit on the boat ride over to the Island…stopped in the way to snorkel. Served a great lunch on an uncrowded beach…. Would highly recommend….
Decent but misleading
RobertT_R, Mar 2022
To start with the positive: the crew was friendly. The boat was set up to hold about 12 people unlike the other companies that hold 20 or more on same size boat. They were very flexible based on what people wanted. Snorkeling pretty decent. Not world class (no fault of tour operator of course) but good and very little current. Nice beach area on Tortuga island with lots of tour boats in the area. Neat rock formations with photo ops from the boat. We didnt see dolphins but we live in Florida and see them all the time anyway (once again, no fault of the tour operator). Did see monkeys which is neat. Now the negative: first and foremost I booked a private tour and was assured by e-mail that would be the case. It was not. 2 other families were on the boat so I clearly paid too much as well. Also, as other reviews have noted about finding the place, apparently there is no place. I was to meet in front of a restaurant. There is a small dock directly across the street but it is not theirs. You have to crawl down a rock embankment and board from the beach. No big deal for us but elderly or infirm it would be impossible. Finally, we were to meet them at 8:30, again verified by an e-mail they sent me, we arrived at 8:05 and waited. At 8:45 I asked another tour operator if we were in the wrong place and he was kind enough to call them so they could come back and get us. Apparently they had already left! I have done many tours in CR over the yesrs and they are typically very well coordinated. this one not as much. If you have read this and are ok with it do it. Its fun. It just would have been nice to have the proper info from the outset.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for sharing your feedback, I apologize on behalf of all the crew for the delay at the begining of your tour. Please know that your situation was an exception. As you can see on other reviews, we are known for taking ownership and caring deeply about our customers. In order to clarify, our dock is located in front of the restaurant (second dock) however that day the tide was too low to make the boat docking. This only happens a few days of the year. We really sorry for the misunderstanding about the non-existence of our dock. We can’t fix the past but you have my personal commitment to improve the way our staff serves every customer. Until then, please accept my sincerest apologies on behalf of everyone on the team.
A must do!
Jason_D, Feb 2022
We had the best experience ever with Isabella and the crew. The captain was fabulous and the mate was so much fun. They were very accommodating and made our experience amazing. The island was great and the snorkeling even better. Would absolutely do it again in a heart beat.
Perfect Day
JeanJacques_F, Feb 2022
Everything was wonderful. The staff/crew were friendly and attended to our needs in a pleasant fashion. We got to experience many adventures and they were all facilitated professionally and with ease. We had a bunch of fun :-) Well worth our time and investment.
An unforgettable boat trip
Kestutis_B, Mar 2021
Fun crew, interesting stories, beautiful sights and a very tasty lunch :) All the best on one ship: the best captain, the best assistant and the best guide. Puravida guys :)

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