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The Divine Dolphin

#4 of 13 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Drake Bay Features Animals
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 8818 9784
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Whale and Dolphin Tour in Drake Bay
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 8818 9784
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

We followed a pod of at least 100 dolphins for at least an hour. It was an amazing experience. We even had a chance to get into the water with them.

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2  Thank tedrea
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

That was so cool, wasn't it? We are so glad you could experience this with us and we hope you'll come back out sometime.

Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Hi had the pleasure of experiencing the stunning aquatic life of the Osa peninsula with Divine Dolphin Tours. I have been on other whale watching vessels, and was so pleasantly thrilled that we were able to go out on a smaller vessel! Sierras and the...More

1  Thank rnorthwaydreams
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming out with us! We had fun hanging out with you on a private, intimate tour and that baby whale put on quite a show for us. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 24 November 2015

Disappointing experience with Divine Dolphin. The sea was rough and most of us got very sea sick. Saw essentially no dolphins or whales (just a brief breach by 1 or 2 dolphins that many people on the boat didn't even see). Highlight of the day...More

2  Thank J K
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Does this review seem a little out of place to you among all the other great and enthusiastic reviews? That is because it is! We had eight people on the boat that day, including a lovely family with two little girls, about 3 and 5...More

Reviewed 26 September 2015

We booked this tour through Pacheco Tours while in Drake Bay. We saw Humpback Whales, Psuedo Whales, Spotted Dolphins, and Sea Turtles!! Great trip out on the water!! The boat does stay stationary when whales are spotted so if you get sea sick, you may...More

1  Thank SaltyLife4Me
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Indeed every tour is different and how lucky and blessed you were to not only see several mom and baby Humpback pairs, but our friendly and fun Pseudo Orcas too! It is always a blast when they come through and we are so happy that...More

Reviewed 20 September 2015

Sierra is a delight and her staff, Cyndie and Paloma - fantastic! The whales are so much fun to watch! Even better, we got to get in the water and listen to one singing! Such a fun day! I will do this again on a...More

Thank jacqofhearts
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Jacquie, it was so great to finally meet you in person after much interaction on Facebook. You are a kindred spirit and it was our pleasure to take you out on our Whale Playground!! We know you'll be back... with your camera this time!! Oceans...More

Reviewed 7 September 2015

Sierra's whale and dolphin tour was an incredible experience! We were able to see several groups of spotted dolphins and a group of 5 humpback whales. One of the humpbacks actually swam under our boat! The hydrophone allowed us to hear the singing whales and...More

Thank chofosho
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

What a great day we had and we are always so happy when we can share it with people like you who truly appreciate what you are blessed to experience. We hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 6 September 2015

Could not have been a nicer day. Beautiful weather and a wonderful crew to spend the day with. We saw both whales and dolphins. Even went snorkeling to hear the whales singing. Don't miss this one.

Thank steven w
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Steven, for taking the time to write us a great review. We are so happy that we could share the amazing marine life in this area with you. We hope you will come out again soon!

Reviewed 27 August 2015

There aren't enough adjectives to describe this tour. Sierra, Cindie, Paloma and our captain provided us with the most fantastic day. We were fortunate to see numerous dolphins several times during the trip, but the highlight was the family of humpbacks performing their antics right...More

Thank TravelinGal147289
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the awesome review. We REALLY enjoyed the four of you and all the fun and laughter on the boat. The dolphins and whales definitely respond to that and you were well rewarded for your happiness and good nature. We...More

Reviewed 28 July 2015

We enjoyed a lovely day at sea with the Divine Dolphin. The trip is pricey, but we did see dozens of dolphins and a mama and baby humpback whale. Sierra was quite knowledgeable and obviously passionate about the critters. Her volunteers and staff were very...More

Thank Erin M
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Hi Erin! Thank you so much for the great review and for your acknowledgement of our commitment to walk our talk which extends to the lunch that we serve. We do everything we can to minimize our footprint out on the water. We just wish...More

Reviewed 22 July 2015

I went on 3 tours with Sierra and her crew back in March.This was my first time in Costa Rica and I was travelling alone. The three days that I went out to see the dolphins were by far the BEST part of my trip....More

1  Thank ElizabethGian
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth, of course I remember you! We have a lot of people go through on our tours, but I always remember the ones who have those big dolphin smiles on their face and really get the JOY of it. Thank you for your kind...More

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Hi there, we're visiting in May and I wondered how calm the waters are in the route you take? I'm ok with slightly rough waters but my husband tends to get quite sea sick ? jane
3 April 2017|
Response from DivineDolphin44 | Property representative |
Hi Jane, it really depends on the day. We can have totally calm waters or if it is windy, a bit rough. We always advise to take sea sickness medication the night before and the morning of the tour if you tend to get sea... More
Darla B
I love dolphins and have long wanted to come to drake bay. I want to begin planning my trip and wondered when the best time to come was. I've read the Dolphins are always around but is there one time of year that is better than another? Is there a good time to be able to see the whales and dolphins? Thank you.
28 February 2017|
Response from DivineDolphin44 | Property representative |
We do have dolphins year round here. We tend to go further offshore in the months of December - April as this is normally the time of the calmest ocean. Mid-July through October is the best time to to see the Humpback... More
Shannon H
Hello: We will be travelling to Manuel Antonio area around the 21st of April/2017. Is this a good time to see whales/dolphins? What is the distance from Manuel Antonio area, and is there public transportation/cab? Thank you for your help:)
2 November 2016|
Response from DivineDolphin44 | Property representative |
HI and thanks for your inquiry. April is not a good time to see the whales, but the dolphins are always around! it is approximately three hours from Manuel Antonio to Drake Bay and yes, there are buses and taxis. The best... More