Kayaking in Isla Tortuga



Calypso Cruises Island Tours. This company pioneered excursions in the Gulf of Nicoya with tours aboard a luxury catamaran yacht to Isla Tortuga. Depart from San José, Manuel Antonio, or anywhere in between. A typical itinerary includes a Tico breakfast en route to the port, snorkeling, banana boat rides, and five hours on the island, with a first-class lunch served with chilled white wine—all for about $139. If you’re in Puntarenas, the Calypso Cruises dock has an air-conditioned, elegant restaurant, the Shrimp Shack, serving excellent lunches. Isla Tortuga. 2256–2727; 800/887–1969 in North America. www.calypsocruises.com.

Turismo Curú. Turismo Curú arranges year-round kayak excursions to Isla Tortuga for $25 (minimum 2), including entrance fee to the island. Snorkeling equipment is available for an additional $5 fee. Main road, across from Esso station, Paquera, 60105. 2641–0004. www.curutourism.com.

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