Calypso Cruises originated the One Day Tour to Tortuga Island Costa Rica from San Jose and Jaco more than 40 years ago and since then has escorted nearly 1 million happy tourists on the original Yacht Calypso and now on the Yacht Catamaran Manta Raya. This is the only tour to Tortuga Island that includes two hot meals and has a CST – Certification of Sustainable Tourism (no single use plastic cups, plates, tableware, straws or plastic bottles). Calypso’s award winning “All Inclusive Tour” is known for consistent quality, personal service and excellent food (featured in Gourmet Magazine) served on a white sand beach in casual elegance.

For these reasons Calypso’s “Tortuga Island Cruise” remains the most popular one day tour in Costa Rica and sets the standards that others aspire to copy. 


Duration: 12 Hours

Location: Tortuga Island, Pacific

Estimated Departure from San José: Between 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.

After a typical hot breakfast, you will board Manta Raya at Calypso’s private dock for the 90-minute ride across the beautiful Gulf of Nicoya. Yacht Manta Raya has been designed to pull right up on the beach for easy and safe landing.

In the afternoon, after Calypso’s guaranteed 5 hours at Tortuga Island, your Captain will take you to see many of the protected islands in the Gulf of Nicoya: Cedros Island, Jesusita Island, the bird sanctuary of Guayabo Island, Sugarloaf Island, Gypsy Island and the now closed maximum security prison of San Lucas Island for a TOUR OF DISCOVERY unique to Calypso Cruises, on the return trip to Puntarenas and Casa Calypso.

What makes Calypso so special: A wonderful day at the beautiful white sand beach of Tortuga Island, riding on the world class yacht catamaran Manta Raya, enjoying gourmet dining featured in Gourmet Magazine; our passengers get to enjoy a cruising experience UNIQUE TO CALYPSO CRUISES.

In the afternoon, Calypso’s Captain will cruise past many of the islands in the Gulf of Nicoya, taking a different route back to port; important to not only foreign travelers to see and learn more of Costa Rica’s history but also for national tourism and those who want to see up close, maybe for the first time, the beautiful and protected uninhabited islands and bird sanctuaries in the Gulf of Nicoya accessible only by water. This makes Calypso unique, combining the Tortuga Island Cruise with a Tour of Discovery.

USD $150

Price Per Person Includes:

  • Sunblock
  • Tight Fitting Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Light Weight Long Sleeved Shirt
  • Rubber Sandals, Tennis Shoes or Boat Shoes
  • Towels
  • Extra Case for Alcoholic Beverages, Optional Tours, Souvenirs, and Tips


  • Quality Beyond Expectations
  • Comfortable Bus Transportation with A/C
  • Bilingual Guides, ICT certified (ICT – Costa Rican Tourism Institute)
  • Departure from our private dock after enjoying a hot typical Costa Rican breakfast served in Calypso’s restaurant
  • Cruise the beautiful Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga Island onboard Calypso’s catamaran Manta Raya in ONLY 90 minutes
  • Delicious tropical fruits served on board Manta Raya


  • Unlimited soft drinks and fruit juice, beach chairs, hammocks, volley ball court and slack line
  • Enjoy the Snorkeling Excursion and Banana Boat ride at NO EXTRA COST
  • A four course gourmet lunch is served on tables each set with white linen under the shade of umbrellas and giant parachutes for a “Casual Elegant” dining experience
  • Live music, Marimba Trio (the musical instrument unique to Costa Rica)
  • Guaranteed 5 HOURS on Tortuga Island


  • Calypso’s Bar serves tropical drink favorites at reasonable prices on board Manta Raya and at Tortuga Island
  • Calypso’s bathrooms – Private for our passengers only
  • TOUR OF DISCOVERY – An afternoon cruise of exploration around 7 islands in the Gulf of Nicoya
  • ‘Snap Shots’ of our passengers are taken during the day and posted on Calypso’s websites & Facebook with easy download. This service is unique to Calypso

*Children (3 – 10 years old): 10% off discount

*Infant US$14.00 car seat charge fee

*This tour will not operate on Mondays or Tuesdays

A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this tour to operate. Your reservation will be placed on hold until the tour meets the minimum number of required passengers. Once this requirement is fulfilled, we will send you a confirmation message. Your credit card will not be charged until we can confirm the operation of the tour on the selected date.

What to bring;

  • Change of Clothes
  • Towel
  • Swim  Suit
  • Sun Screen
  • Ball Cap
  • Insect Repellent

Cancelation Policy for one day tours.

  • Cancellation must be made a full 48 hours prior to the service, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied 90% refund if cancel 48 hours or more (10% charged to cover bank refund fees).
  • No refunds for No shows.