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“Good company, mediocre snorkeling”
Review of Zuma Tours

Zuma Tours
Ranked #3 of 17 Tours in Montezuma
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Owner description: Zuma Tours, your ocean experts in Montezuma since 1993, Tortuga Island Tour, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Water Taxi Boat to Jaco & Montezuma, Shuttle/Transfer Connections with Mal Pais & Santa Teresa, San Jose, Airport, Manuel Antonio, Dominical, Uvita, Sierpe. Also: Sport Fishing, Horseback Rides, ATV Tours, Canopy Tours, Surfing, Cabo Blanco and Curu reserves. Tours and transportation, Zuma Tours: a reliable and professional tour company.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zuma is a great company with knowledgeable and friendly staff, a comfortable boat, and a cooler full of refreshing fruits and beer. My wife and I enjoyed the trip out to Tortuga Island, but seemed to have hit Montezuma when conditions were not very great for snorkeling. There was an active red tide event that we swam in at one of 2 snorkeling locations which was weird to swim in (still need to look up if you can get sick by ingesting harmful algal bloom water). I'm a fish biologist, so was easily satisfied by swimming with some damselfish, hawkfish,wrasses, butterflyfish, and juvenile grey snappers. From the surface waters, visibility was at a minimum, you really could not see much, so it was only when I held my breath and dove down ~10ft or so that I could make out the fishes and enjoy the water.

One negative that should be advertised up front is that on Tortuga Island, it costs money to do anything beyond swim or eat the provided lunch. Want to sit in a beach chair: $7, Want to hike the short nature walk: $5, rent a kayak or jetski: $$. We did the nature walk and enjoyed it, but were surprised that every thing had a price tag when you got to the island. Be prepared.

There was a friendly peccary that we pet for free on the island - very adorable.

Overall, I'm glad we went out and saw the island, but probably would have had as much fun exploring local trails and waterfalls in Montezuma. This trip cost $60/person for reference. Snorkel gear provided was rumored to be 'the best in the area', but it still fell short of what I would own personally. So if you have good gear, bring that.

Thank fishfriend2017
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The entire experience was amazing, the staff was fantastic. If you skip the superman zipline experience or the Tarzan swing .... you might as well just leap from a mountain. It was the best day ever.

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Thank cdorrier87
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Out of all the tour companies that go to Tortuga Island Zuma Tours has the best boat, equipment & staff. You get some time to snorkel off the boat then lots of time on the island to hang out or you can pay to do other activities. For me it was a little too much time on the island but it was a great trip.

Thank Sims3
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Sure you can find less expensive tours...but you know what they say, you get what you pay for. The best boat, the best meal, the best crew. We had a great time!

Thank sweetsledgehammer
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

What a great tour. One of the best things we have done. The crew was friendly and fun. The food was wonderful and the experience is a must for those visiting the tea.

Thank Erika S
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