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Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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+506 8818 9784
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07:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Divine Dolphin has been taking people to encounter the glorious...

The Divine Dolphin has been taking people to encounter the glorious dolphins and whales of Drake Bay, Costa Rica since 1998. We are also a research and conservation organization dedicated to creating a protected marine area here, and are the only tour operator exclusively dedicated to dolphin and whale tours. It is our specialty! Our tours feature highly experienced tour guides, our resident marine biologist and a hydrophone that allows us to hear the dolphins' and whales' sounds. We often encounter mega pods of dolphins numbering in the hundreds and even thousands and we have the longest season of Humpback Whales in the world. We celebrate the connection that people have with these amazing and highly intelligent beings and approach them with the utmost respect. We have been featured on Animal Planet, The Travel Channel, Fine Living and in numerous magazines and publications. Dive on in and meet the Divine Dolphins and Whales up close and personal while helping us to create a protected marine area. Everybody wins, especially the marine mammals we are working to protect.

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Whale and Dolphin Tour in Drake Bay
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Two great days on the water!

Sierra Goodman is a truly divine person with a purpose and great passion for the whales and dolphins and other magnificent creatures of the sea. There's a connection with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sierra Goodman is a truly divine person with a purpose and great passion for the whales and dolphins and other magnificent creatures of the sea. There's a connection with the dolphins that really can't be put into words. A mutual respect and love . . . the dolphins showed us this. We ended up "playing" with several large pods of... More 

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

I will never forget your big smile and lovely energy, Sara. We love to have happy, positive people on our tours who love the dolphins and whales as much as we do. I hope you will be back again in the future so that we can have some more fun with our finned family. Oceans of Love. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had high expectation after watching some videos about this tour at Gringo Curt's place and even though we knew that we wouldn't have the same experience we hoped for a good day out in the company of dolphins. Sierra was very friendly and excited as the previous day they had seen 4 types of dolphines (hundreds of them) so... More 

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

Hi Claudia, I am so very sorry for your disappointment. Obviously we are in this business to make people happy, and we so wish we could control the state of the ocean, but alas we cannot. Unfortunately, it is a matter of luck at times and yes, the day before we had seen hundreds and hundreds of dolphins on a... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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124 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I’ve been on many whale and dolphin watching tours in the past but the reason I really wanted to do this one was because of the possibility of being able to jump in and swim with the dolphins. Sadly we weren’t able to do this as you’re only aloud to go in when the dolphins are being extremely playful and... More 

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

Hi Jolie, thank you for coming out on our tour and for your review. I am very sorry you didn't like our lunch as most people love it. We have come up with an option that is okay for most people, even those that have allergies so it is vegan and dairy and gluten free. It is definitely better than... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I've been wanting to go to Costa Rica to swim with dolphins in the wild for 10 years. I finally did it and it was beyond amazing!!! Sierra's energy is so happy and she and the dolphins are clearly very connected. There are no words to explain how amazing this experience was, it was absolutely magical. We saw 4 different... More 

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

Hi Amanda, thank you so much for your enthusiastic review and for your very enthusiastic and happy presence on our tour. It is always fun for us when we have people on the boat who love the dolphins as much as we do. And the dolphins respond to that, as you saw for yourself. We hope to see you again... More 

Paris, France
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Sierra is passionate about whales and dolphins and shows it well. She knows them very well and was able to answer all our questions. Her boat driver is very competent. They were able to spot and follow 3 whales and playful dolphins for a while. Maybe we were lucky - I guess sometimes you just see no animals at all... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I have been to Costa Rica over the years several times, but this was the first trip to Corcovado and tour with Divine Dolphin. Sierra is a true animal lover! She is truly in tuned with the whales and dolphins. She can spot them from so far away! We had the chance to see two separate mother and calf. One... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Wow!! I have been to Costa Rica multiple times and have experienced several dolphin/whales tours--but this one was definitely the best! Sierra is so in tune with the marine life in Drake Bay that she knew exactly where the dolphins and whales typically hang out. Her passions for these beautiful creatures really shines through and is contagious. We got quite... More 

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

It was so very awesome to finally meet you in person, Adrienne and it makes me so very happy that you could experience in person what you are always seeing through my posts on Facebook. I look forward to your next visit! Thanks again for joining us. More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Sierra of Divine Dolphin is likely the most experienced English speaking guide for all dolphin/whale tours in Drake Bay. She knows the spots to go! Tours leave on time and the boat is comfortable- bring hats, sunscreen and your swimsuit! No tour has boats with bathrooms so if you need to go you've got to be comfortable jumping overboard- not... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. it was wonderful to finally meet you in person, Robert after our long Facebook friendship. It was a pleasure to introduce you to our fantastic finned family out here on the Osa Peninsula. We look forward to your return visit in the future. Cheers! More 

Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I absolutely recommend to do the tour with Sierra. You get a wonderful and close impression of the dolphins, whales and all other creatures in drake bay. I spent two weeks traveling through Costa Rica, but the tour was definitely one of the highlights!

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

It was such a pleasure to take such fun and happy people out to play with our dolphins and whales, and it is an honor to be the highlight of your trip. We hope you will come out again in the future. Thanks again for joining us! More 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Sierra is super knowledgeable and passionate. I learned so much about humpback and the marine life in Costa Rica! Also, we got to hang out with so many majestic animals! I will never forget it! Thank you!

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

It was so great to finally meet you. I know you had been looking forward to this trip for a very long time and it makes me very happy that we were able to meet your expectations! I have this feeling you will be back and I look forward to that! Cheers! More 

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