San Jose

Tortuga Island Full Day Tour from San José with Lunch

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From USD 105.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 to 18 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Fresh seasonal fruits
    • Snorkel Tour (if conditions allow)
    • Soda/Pop
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Dolphin watching (natural event, not controlled)
    • We have showers and changing rooms available at our dock
    • Tips
    • Breakfast

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    04:00 am

    Pickup details

    Even if your hotel is listed, please confirm your departure point. There are hotels that we cannot pick up due to distance, so you must arrive at the closest point by assigning. Please confirm your departure time one day before the tour. If you select your hotel as a pick-up point, you must accept the assigned pick-up time and it is non-negotiable. Hours range between 4:00 am to 5:00 am

    What To Expect


    2 hours Admission Ticket Free


    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
    Operated by Inside Tours Costa Rica

    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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    43 reviews
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    Unforgettable Experience! Review by a Woman Traveling Solo!
    Dixie_S, Mar 2023
    I booked this excursion as a solo traveler and it exceeded my expectations. The company did great with communication (texted me on WhatsApp 48hrs in advance to confirm details), we traveled in a Mercedes Benz sprinter van with USB ports to charge devices, and the tour guide did an excellent job translating instructions in English & Spanish. Every one that was a part of making the excursion a success (tour guide, boat driver, chef, etc.) was very hospitable and professional. I would highly recommend this activity! My group had a mix of couples, friends, families with babies, and solo travelers and there were no issues or annoyances. I ended up making friends with the other solo travelers on the trip, they were all such a delight to be around! If you have any doubt in booking this, this is your sign to book! I promise you won't regret it.
    Beware of rough waters
    John_W, Feb 2023
    The beach was beautiful we loved it but the boat ride was so rough that many got sick. One guy threw up the whole time. So I’m not sure if it’s the time of year with the rough waters or if they are rough all the time. Just beware.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Hello, yes February is a windy month. I'm sorry the trip was rough because of the wind. Thanks for sharing your experience.
    I don’t know if I would...
    Denny_T, Jan 2023
    I don’t know if I would say this is a tour more like transportation/lunch. But it was a very lovely day and I am glad to have went.
    I will never travel by boat on the costa rican coast again. 🤮
    Allison_R, Jan 2023
    Picked up on time. 3 hour travel due to traffic down to Puntarenas. Hopped on a boat at the Marina in Puntarenas. 30 people. Arrived about 35 minutes to the island. Served a lunch of rice, beans, tortilla chips.😟 not very good. The island was a dissapointment. Veach VERY rocky. Not very swimmable. Trip back on boat was a nightmare. Very bad conditions, we literally were holding on for our lives on the boat. Rough, the waves crashed in our boat, needless to say we were soaked going home to San Jose. Some people got very sick, and today i am still shaking. It was terrifying. Trip home 21/2 hours. Not worth anyones time.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Hello, we have had some very strong gusts of wind during this tour. Out of the ordinary, I'm sorry that the return trip was complicated, I know that many were scared, but our boat is big and with strong engines, which manage to get the boat out of this bad weather but we understand the fear. All operators were affected by this weather effect on Saturday, January 14. I'm sorry you had a bad experience.
    Great Costa Rican beach day
    christine_s, Nov 2022
    Beautiful island and wonderful way to experience a beach day. The views there are like no other beach, and you look out into a cove on one side and small islands throughout the water. Everyone on the island is helpful and there to make your day great. The only heads up I feel guests should know is a lot of things cost extra money. The breakfast is a stop at a cute restaurant on the way to the port that everyone is responsible for their own, and on the island even bottled water and restrooms cost money. Everything is very reasonably priced, but we did not bring enough cash and ended up using credit card to just use the bathroom.
    Excelente tou
    Jorge_Z, Mar 2023
    Me encanto el tour, el staff muy amables y atentos. La comida buenísima. Súper recomendado. Cumple con todo lo que dice el intinerario
    Día de sol
    LUZMARINA_H, Feb 2023
    En la lancha, fue divertido, también la experiencia del snorkel fue linda, la estadía en la.playa, la visita a la tienda del soyvenir, el almuerzo
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Muchas gracias por su visita! Pura vida!
    Alvaro_F, Jan 2023
    El viaje es un poco largo, pero vale la pena. El avistamiento de delfines muy bueno. El snorkeling estuvo bien, pero el agua no es súper clara, eso dificulta un poco. La playa pequeña pero súper linda .
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Hola, Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de su reseña. El agua no siempre esta 100% clara, pero lo importante es que disfrutaras de un gran día de playa! Gracias por tu reserva!
    Increíble aventura
    DayanaMariza_C, Dec 2022
    Me gusto mucho conocer la Isla tortuga... Super linda la gente, el clima agradable, maravilloso el snorkel...definitivamente tengo q regresar
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Muchas gracias por compartir su experiencia!