The Divine Dolphin's Whale and Dolphin tours have been featured on Animal Planet, Travel Channel, BBC with Steve Backshall, Discovery Channel, Jeff Corwin Experience, Destination Wildlife, in Vegetarian Times Magazine and much more.
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Welcome to a very special place where the land animals of the tropical rainforest meet the sea critters of the warm Pacific Ocean…
Drake Bay, on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, is known by National Geographic to be one of the most biologically intense areas on Earth. This is a magical place where mega pods of various species of dolphins, whales, sea turtles and manta rays swim in warm, clear blue tropical waters and where Humpback Whales come from two different hemispheres to have their babies and breed.
On land you will experience all the wonders of Costa Rica's crown jewel rainforest, Corcovado National Park, including monkeys, sloths, toucans and macaws. You will see plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.
Only in Drake Bay, Costa Rica will you find this incredible combination of wildlife both on land and at sea. Take the Leap with The Divine Dolphin!
About Our Tour
The Divine Dolphin has been providing life changing opportunities to encounter wild Dolphins and Whales in their natural habitat of the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica since 1998, as well as conducting marine research, with local and foreign marine biologists and volunteers, towards the creation of a Marine Protected Area (MPA). Our world famous tours are a combination of natural and wild beauty, education, research and lots of FUN!
Costa Rica enjoys the longest season of Humpback Whales in the world as we get migrations from both North and South America who swim thousands of miles to have their babies and breed here. Pods of hundreds and even thousands of several species of dolphins enjoy the warm, productive, tropical waters here. It is truly one of the best places to experience dolphins and whales as we have so many different species throughout the year.
Many of our guests who interact with dolphins and whales experience changes in their spiritual awareness and an opening of the heart as well as a deep sense of peace and wellbeing. .You may also experience feelings of bliss, intense joy, emotional release and deep relaxation. This is the Love and Magic that the Dolphins and Whales bring to us… when we come to them with a pure and open heart.
Because of our love for the marine life here and the unfortunate threat of commercial fishing to this incredibly bio-diverse marine area, we are dedicated to research, conservation and education through our MPA for OSA campaign and our partnership with other international and national organizations. We have created a public campaign so that YOU can be a part of helping us to protect these waters. Please visit MPA for OSA to sign our Petition and learn more about our work to protect this marine wonderland.
The Divine Dolphin is the only tour operator in the area focused solely on dolphin and whale tours. By participating in The Divine Dolphin’s Whale and Dolphin Tour, you help us to get out on the water to do our much needed research, while providing to you a fun, educational and even spiritual experience. It is a win-win for all!
Divine Dolphin Day Tour
Take Our Famous Divine Dolphin & Whale Day Tour From Any Hotel in the Drake Bay area!!
You can reserve The Divine Dolphin's world famous Dolphin and Whale Watching and Research tour while staying at any hotel in the Drake Bay. By reserving directly with us, you are assured to be on The Divine Dolphin's original tour with our passionate and qualified guides and marine biologists, our on-board hydrophone to hear the dolphins and whales and our 20 years of experience in Drake Bay, Costa Rica!
Full Day Tour Rates are $115 per person for adults and $85 per child 11 and under. Our half-day tour is available from July 15-October 31 only and is $85 for adults and $65 per child. Group rates are available for pods of over 8 persons.
Every tour is different. Sometimes we stay close to shore, espeically during Humpback season. Other times, we travel off shore to look for mega pods of dolphins.
Pick up time is at the beach between 8:00 am and 8:15 depending on where you are staying.
On the full day tour, we return anytime between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm depending on what we see, how far we go out and the weather. The half-day tour returns between 11:00 am and 11:30 am.
A delicious and healthy vegetarian lunch, snacks and cold water are included on the full day tour.
Snorkeling gear is provided as we stop to swim along the way. Please wear your bathing suit onto the boat as there is no restroom onboard.
Professional, experienced guides and marine biologists dedicated to conservation and preservation.
On-board hydrophone to hear the sounds of the dolphins and whales. We do not use it on every trip, mostly during whale season and with mega pods of dolphins.
Experience Wild and Free Dolphins and Whales in their natural habitat with the only tour operator in the area dedicated soley to dolphins and whales!
We have large resident pods of dolphins all year round and you can see dolphins at any time. We most commonly see Spotted Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins, Common Dolphins and Roughtooth Dolphins. Other species of dolphins also make an appearance from time to time. The very best time to see Humpback Whales is for our Southern Migration, between mid July through October. Weather wise, the best times are mid-December through mid-April and July through September. The rainy season (April-December) does not necessarily mean it rains all day, it usually means late afternoon showers, although of course, there are days that it rains all day. We rarely have to cancel tours for the weather.
To reserve The Divine Dolphin's Dolphin & Whale Watching Tour, please use our shopping cart by clicking below. You can add more passengers once you get to the payment page on Paypal. Please let us know what dates you are reserving for your tour and which hotel in the Drake Bay area you are staying at in the comments section. You may also send us an email with this information.
Important: If you tend to get seasick, for your comfort and for the courtesy of our other guests, please take sea sickness medication the night before the tour so that it is in your system and another one before the tour. We highly recommend the non drowsy type or you might sleep through the tour!
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations with less than four days notice receive no refunds. Cancellations with more than four days notice recieve a full refund less a $20 service fee. No refunds or partial refunds are given if we do not see many dolphins or whales, although this does not happen often. Refunds are not given if the ocean is rough or it is raining. However, if we deem it unsafe or impossible to provide the tour due to weather or very rough seas on the day of the tour, we will provide a full refund, less a $20 service fee. If we are unable to provide the tour due to mechanical failure or any other reason besides weather, a full refund will be given. Partial refunds are not given if we must return early due to illness or any other reason.
We look forward to introducing you to the Dolphins and Whales (and turtles and more!) and thank you in advance for supporting the protection and conservation of the marine life of Costa Rica!
Advance reservations are recommended, especially during the high season.