How We Work

Awards

In 1973, Cecelia and David Reid, founders of Calypso Tours, rented a private yacht out of the Yacht Club in Puntarenas and went fishing. After fishing all morning and catching nothing, they decided to go exploring and cruised the island studded Gulf of Nicoya. When the captain dropped anchor in the turquoise waters in front of beautiful Tortuga Island they swam ashore and theirs were the only footprints in the white sand. It was at this moment in time that the idea for the now World Famous Island Cruise was born.

It is hard to believe that more than 40 years have passed since Calypso tours took the first Island Cruise to Tortuga Island. David and Cecelia have been awarded the Promoter of the Year award, a prestigious and coveted award by all those who work in tourism. It is a great honor to have received this award and a reminder of all the hard work that goes into keeping Calypso operating 365 days a year.

Our vision

We strive to set a positive example within the Tourist Industry in Costa Rica based on our excellent service and healthy sustainable practices. We aspire to be the ideal model for sustainable and maximum efficiency in the maritime category.

Our values

Calypso Cruises created the "world famous" Calypso Island Cruise to Tortuga Island in 1975. After their first visit to Costa Rica, while on a sport fishing trip, David and Cecelia Reid, the owners and founders of Calypso, saw Tortuga Island for the first time. Tortuga Island was uninhabited and an island discovery they wanted to show to the world. It was then the idea of an island cruise was born. Since the first cruise, Calypso has escorted more than 1 million happy passengers on the tour Calypso made world famous.

  • Excellence,
  • Sustainable practices,
  • Courtesy,
  • Hospitality,
  • Helpfulness,
  • Respect,
  • Commitment,
  • Partnership,
  • Solidarity and
  • Community Support.

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