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 35 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.