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The Divine Dolphin

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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 8818 9784
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Whale and Dolphin Tour in Drake Bay
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice tour if you want to see and maybe swim with dolphins and sea turtles. Some more information about the animals would be nice. Also the price is maybe a little high compared to the contribution of the tourguide, but maybe I am spoiled with...More

Thank bob v
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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, Bob. I was a bit surprised to read it, though, as I patiently answered all of your questions on the tour, including why we don't jump into the water as soon as we pull up to the dolphins before observing...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

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Thank Cary E
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

One of the best experiences of my life! Got to spend time with 2 humpback whales. A mother and calf were very curious so we got to see them up close (2 metres away). Sierra and the captain were very professional and respectful in their...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

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Thank Joni S
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Having first having first experienced Divine Dolphin trips last year we couldn’t wait to repeat the experience. We were not disappointed and being surrounded by a mega pod of spotted dolphins leaping and playing as far as the eye could see was an amazing and...More

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

It was absolutely our pleasure to have you and Ian out again to play with us and the dolphins. Thank you for your kind words and wonderful energy. We know we will be seeing you again next year and we look forward to that! Oceans...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Sierra is very nice and a good guide. The biodiversity across Costa Rica is amazing, especially in the ocean. We saw a super pod of spotted dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and many sea turtles. It was a great experience

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

It was great having you and your husband on board, Sarah! We hope to see you again sometime.

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Dimebars19690
18 February 2018|
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Response from DivineDolphin44 | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for writing. We take between 4-10 people on our boat. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
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teasley02
9 January 2018|
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Response from DivineDolphin44 | Property representative |
Hi there! Drake Bay is the perfect honeymoon spot and swimming with dolphins is possible. Of course, they are wild animals and it depends on them whether or not we get into the water based on their behaviors. We do not... More
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janieZ
3 April 2017|
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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
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