Whether you’re 2 or 92 no visit to Costa Rica is complete without a trip on Calypso’s world famous Tortuga Island Cruise. The day begins at your hotel where you will be greeted by a bilingual guide and seated on an air-conditioned bus. The bus ride takes you to the pacific port of Puntarenas stopping along the way for a Costa Rican typical breakfast. This is an excellent opportunity to view the coffee and sugar plantations, volcanic mountains and the unique Brahman cattle that form an ever-changing panorama.
Upon arrival in Puntarenas you will board Calypso’s super catamaran Manta Raya. She is actually designed by Calypso Passengers suggestions since 1975. The Manta Raya features fresh water showers and full bar. The spacious main salon combines an expansive deck area which includes 2 deck pools, offering a level of cruising luxury and comfort in 100% Calypso style.
Once underway the Manta Raya makes her way to the Gulf of Nicoya.
Her white clad crew pampers guests with fresh tropical fruits and drinks. In the morning the catamaran will pass the islands of San Lucas, Gypsy, Sugar Loaf, Guayabo; Jesusita, Cedros and Negritos with Tortuga Island as the destination.
Particularly enchanting for it’s beauty, Tortuga Island is known for its immaculate white sand beach and turquoise waters, a perfect stop for swimming, snorkeling and Calypso’s famous lunch. For passenger safety and convenience Manta Raya has a bow ramp which allows her passengers to disembark directly onto the beach.
Sip cold wine in the shade of white umbrellas at tables covered with white linen and be served the midday feast. A sumptuous delight featured in Gourmet Magazine, starts with a ceviche appetizer and followed by a medley of salads. The main dish is a delightful grilled chicken breast covered in a mouthwatering tropical sauce accompanied with julienned vegetables all cooked fresh on the grill by Calypso’s expert crew. The Captain and his crew are the masters of this seascape. They are seasoned mariners who will convey their love of Costa Rica to you.
Private bus transportation from SanJosé, Jacó y Manuel Antonio/ Quepos, Typical Costa Rican breakfast, Lunch, including white wine, Non-alcoholic beverages and tropical fruits, Live music, Bilingual guide