Experience blue water, white sand, green mountains, superb cuisine and attentive personal service. Calypsos super catamaran, Manta Raya, will pass thru more than seven islands in the Gulf of Nicoya. Her Port of Call is the enchantingly beautiful, palm studded Tortuga Island where you can walk the impeccable white sand beach, swim in the turquoise waters and investigate the marine life while the crew prepares a sumptuous feast (featured in Gourmet Magazine). Enjoy dining in the shade of white umbrellas with tables covered in white linen. 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 Costa Rican typical breakfast. This is an excellent opportunity to view the coffee, 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. Manta Raya has fresh water showers and full bar featuring delicious Piña Coladas made with fresh pineapple.
The spacious main salon combines with 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 thru the islands of San Lucas, Gypsy, Sugar Loaf, Guayabo; Jesusita, Cedros and Negritos with Tortuga Island as the destination. Particularly enchanting for its 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 BBQ chicken breast covered in a mouthwatering tropical sauce accompanied with julienned vegetables all cooked fresh on the grill by Calypsos 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. Sightseeing, sunbathing, diving, exploring, swimming, eating, drinking, and relaxing.
Tour includes: Air-Conditioned Bus Transportation to and from San José, Jacó, Quépos / Manuel Antonio and Monteverde. Multilingual Guide, Typical Costa Rican Breakfast, BBQ lunch served with Chilled White Wine, Soft Drinks and Fresh Fruit, Live Music, Snorkeling excursión, Banana boat ride. Optional activities: Kayaks, Paddle Boats. Punta Coral Private Reserve instead of Tortuga Island.
What to bring: Casual clothes, Bathing suit or shorts, Suntan lotion, Camera, Sun glasses, Tight fitting hat, Light weight long sleeved shirt, Rubber sandals, tennis or boat shoes. Don’t forget your towels! Extra Cash for: Alcoholic beverages, optional tours, souvenirs, tips. High Healed or Hard Sole Shoes not permitted on board yacht.
Value: $ 125.00 per person.