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The Divine Dolphin

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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Whale and Dolphin Tour in Drake Bay
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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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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went way beyond expectations, Sierra was so friendly and passionate about her cause to make Drake Bay a marine protected area. She actually loves the dolphins and whales as if they were her own children. Her boat captain was equally committed not to mention gifted...More

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very kind words and the great review. Your family was so fun to be around and the dolphins always respond to that. I'll never forget your son saying Whaaat??? over and over as we were surrounded by friendly dolphins....More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

I have had many wild dolphin experiences and used to run Dolphin Camp in the Caribbean - beautiful and different waters and mostly bottle nose dolphins. Being in them magnificent deep blue waters of Drake Bay is a completely different experience. This is a marine...More

Thank Cary E
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you so much for your beautiful and kind words, Cary. You know you are very welcome here any time and I look forward to sharing this marine wonderland with you again soon. Oceans of Love.

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

My daughter and I took the Marine Lover’s Package tour. This trip was the adventure of a lifetime! I had been following Divine Dolphins on Facebook for years and wishing I could go with Sierra to see the dolphins and the whales and then we...More

Thank Joni S
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

It was such a delight to have you both come out and play with us. I am so glad you got to see so many animals both on land and at sea and even some unexpected surprises, like the Pseudo Orcas! We hope you will...More

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

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Be careful going on this tour because you will not be able to stop thinking about it and will have to go back again! See my first review hahaha. Literally the best day of my life. NO joke. I went back 3 months later and...More

Thank Amanda D
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you so very much for your beautiful review, Amanda. We totally enjoy your presence on the boat as you are part of making the magic happen. I know we will see you again, hopefully soon. Oceans of Love.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

I came back for a fourth time to Drake Bay especially to go on the Divine Dolphin's tour. Sierra, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the dolphins, whales and all sea life and every trip I have had with her (I think six...More

Thank Dyan G
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Hi again, Dyan!! We love and appreciate our return guests and you are always so much fun to have out on the water with us. We know for sure we will see you again, we just got your latest reservation!! We look forward to taking...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

My husband and I traveled to Costa Rica in the winter of 2017. This dolphin watching trip was to be one of the highlights, but was nothing but a disappointment. I would not recommend this tour. At first Sierra seemed nice and accommodating, but as...More

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Every now and then we get a bizarre review that is so out of place with the rest of them, I have to wonder where it came from. A competitor maybe? Rolling my eyes when people asked me questions as if I was annoyed? Taking...More

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.

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Perfect Tour,best of my life❤️ We saw many dolphins and sharks hunting for sardines! Small group of 6 people...we come back!

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

Nothing makes us happier than when people tell us it was the best tour of their life!! Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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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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Darla B
1 March 2017|
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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
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