BAY ISLAND CRUISES

CONTACT INFORMATION

rpiedra@bayislandcruises.com

Phone: 2258-3535

www.bayislandcruises.com

Tours to  Isla Tortuga, Paseo Colón, San José

Located in the Gulf of Nicoya, 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Tortuga Island (named Tolinga by the indigenous people) spans 120 hectares and remains a protected forest. It has held the Blue Flag Eco Award for over five years, an honor given to beaches in our country with uncontaminated waters. Due to its geographic characteristics, its waters are turquoise and ideal for swimming. During your stay on the island, you can enjoy and participate in additional activities such as snorkeling, aquanauts, banana boat rides, kayaking, and more.

Our Catamaran offers three different environments for your enjoyment: the main lounge with air conditioning, a bar section, and changing rooms; the bow area with a wonderful view of all the landscapes we will navigate through; and our upper deck, an area equipped for your relaxation, where you can enjoy a spacious jacuzzi.

THE RATE INCLUDES:

– Land transportation from the areas where we operate (Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Guanacaste, La Fortuna, San Carlos, Monteverde, and San Jose) round trip with connections to other points.
– Specialized bilingual guides throughout the journey: ENGLISH/SPANISH (for other languages, please inquire).
– Snack breakfast served on the bus.
– Sea transportation aboard our vessels: CATAMARAN “THE GREAT BAY’S PRINCESS” and/or “BAY’S PRINCESS.” Duration of one hour and thirty minutes, sailing through the Gulf of Nicoya and observing exuberant landscapes.

We will serve you with: tropical fruits, fish ceviche, UNLIMITED natural beverages, a farewell drink, and a snack. 3 vouchers redeemable for soft drinks.

Live music: for your enjoyment, you will share with our in-house musicians (only on the Catamaran; if required on the Bay Princess Yacht, please inquire).

Professional entertainment throughout the tour (only on the Catamaran; if required on the Bay Princess Yacht, please inquire).

Beach chair (beach lounger).

Five hours of beach time on Tortuga Island.

Entertainment: During your stay on the beach, you can play beach volleyball, which is included in the package.

Happy Hour: 2×1 on cocktails.

Lunch on the Island:
– Appetizer: Two exquisite salads with dressings.
– Main Course: A grilled fish fillet and a grilled chicken fillet, both served with their respective sauces. Rice and a side of sautéed vegetables.

Wine: Enjoy your lunch with a glass of exclusive house white wine.

Dessert: Be surprised by our chef’s initiative and accompany it with delicious coffee made from Costa Rican beans. This menu is designed with your health and nutrition in mind. If you have dietary restrictions or a medical condition, please indicate this when making your reservation.

ITINERARY: (TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY VARY ACCORDING TO DEPARTURE ZONE)
06:00 a.m.: Pick up passengers in San José
07:00 a.m.: Snack breakfast served on the bus
08:30 a.m.: Arrival in Puntarenas
10:30 a.m.: Arrival at Tortuga Island
01:00 p.m.: Lunch on the Island
03:30 p.m.: Departure from Tortuga Island
05:30 p.m.: Arrival in Puntarenas
08:30 p.m.: Arrival in San José

WE RECOMMEND BRINGING: SWIMSUIT, ADDITIONAL CLOTHING, TOWEL, SUNSCREEN, HAT & CAMERA

OUR VESSEL IS THE ONLY ONE WITH A STABILITY CERTIFICATE, PROVIDING YOU WITH THE SECURITY THAT WE HAVE BEEN EVALUATED BY ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS MARINE CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES: INTERNATIONAL REGISTER OF SHIPPING, RECOGNIZED BY THE MARITIME AUTHORITIES OF COSTA RICA.

TOUR TO TORTUGA ISLAND

Discover the magic of a dream island, Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga). Located in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica, 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Tortuga Island (called Tolinga by the local indigenous people) covers an area of 120 hectares (296.52 acres) and remains a protected forest that has been awarded the Blue Flag Eco Award (Bandera Azul Ecológica) for over five years. This distinction is given to Costa Rican beaches with uncontaminated waters. Due to its geographic characteristics, its waters are turquoise and ideal for swimming.

Our catamaran offers three different environments for your enjoyment: the main room with air conditioning, a bar section, and changing rooms; another area is the bow with a wonderful view of all the landscapes we will navigate; and our upper deck, an area equipped for your relaxation, where you can enjoy a large jacuzzi.

The rate includes:

– Round trip transportation from: San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Guanacaste, La Fortuna, San Carlos, Monteverde, and connections with other points.
– Specialized bilingual guides: ENGLISH / SPANISH (for other languages, please inquire).
– Snack breakfast served on the bus.

– 90-minute trip aboard a catamaran: «THE GREAT BAY PRINCESS» and/or «The Bay Princess».
– Refreshments: fruits, fish ceviche, a drink, and a snack.
– Unlimited natural beverages.
– DJ music and professional entertainment throughout the tour by the highly experienced Costa Rican singer Will Matamoros, who has sung with well-known musical groups such as La Solución and Son Mayor.
– Beach chair (beach lounger) and umbrella.
– We guarantee 5 hours of beach time on Tortuga Island.
– Beach volleyball.
– Lunch and a glass of wine. (See description)
– 3 non-alcoholic drinks.
– Insurance, permits, and compliance with maritime safety regulations.
– * For an additional charge: snorkeling, banana boat, kayak, among others. Happy Hour: 2X1 on cocktails.

Lunch on the island:

– Salads: 2 options (green and potato) with dressings
– Main course: A grilled fish fillet and a grilled chicken fillet, both with sauces
– Rice with vegetables
– Side: sautéed vegetables
– A glass of house white wine
– Dessert: Be surprised by the chef’s initiative
– A cup of coffee

It is recommended to bring:
Swimsuit, shorts, additional clothing, sandals or comfortable shoes, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera, and money for extra activities (optional).

ITINERARY: approximate times | may vary according to the departure zone.
06:00 a.m: Departure from San José
07:00 a.m: Snack breakfast on the bus
08:30 a.m: Arrival in Puntarenas
10:30 a.m: Arrival at Tortuga Island
01:00 p.m: Lunch on the island
03:30 p.m: Departure from Tortuga Island
05:30 p.m: Arrival in Puntarenas
08:30 p.m: Arrival in San José

** Our boat is the only one with a STABILITY CERTIFICATE, providing the SECURITY of being evaluated by one of the most prestigious marine classification societies in the world: INTERNATIONAL REGISTER OF SHIPPING, recognized by the maritime authorities of COSTA RICA **

** We pass safety compliance drills according to the regulations of MARITIME TRANSPORT OF COSTA RICA **

** SPECIAL rates for Nationals and Central Americans **