Calypso Cruises Awards

    It is hard to believe that Calypso Cruises´ first tour took place more than 40 years ago. David and Cecelia had been awarded the “Promoter of the Year”, a prestigious award that is the goal of all the people who work in tourism in Costa Rica.

    Pioneers in Tourism Award
    David Reid and Cecelia Arnone
    San Jose, Costa Rica

    National Promoter Award
    Cecelia and David Reid

    Sponsored by the Universidad de las Américas
    Calypso Tours
    San Jose, Costa Rica

    Pioneer work in Water Transportation
    David and Cecelia Reid
    San Jose, Costa Rica

    CATUP – Puntarenas Chamber of Tourism
    Trajectory in the Tourism Activity in Puntarenas
    David and Cecelia Reid
    Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    FRANCE – Costa Rican Fashion
    Award for Service and Quality
    Calypso Tours
    San Jose, Costa Rica

    Support for Public Health
    Calypso Tours
    San Jose, Costa Rica

    History of Calypso Cruises

    1973 – Cecilia and David Reid, founders of Calypso Cruises, rented a private yacht from the Puntarenas Yacht Club and went fishing. After being at sea all morning and catching nothing, they decided to explore the Islands of the Gulf of Nicoya.

    1975 – Calypso Cruises made its first tour to beautiful Tortuga Island on January 5th, 1975 and has since taken almost one million happy tourists to the island.

    1977 – The Costa Rica Tourist Board (ICT) declares Calypso Tours S.A. a tourism company.

    1993 – The luxury catamaran Manta Ray yacht is built, making Calypso Cruises the first company to offer this type of ship.

    2010 – Calypso Cruises, a tour operator to Isla Tortuga, is granted the Certificate of Tourism Sustainability (CST) by the Costa Rica Tourist Board (ICT) through the National Accreditation Committee (CAN), obtaining 4 levels or leaves.

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Calypso Cruises is the only tour operator that offers
3 Tours in 1
1. Tortuga Island Tour • 2. Gulf Islands Tour • 3. Sunset Tour