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Address: Golfo Dulce | Peninsula De Osa, Puerto Jimenez 8203-24, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8368 8154
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Changing Tide Tours has had over 7,500 guests tour the Golfo Dulce with us...

Changing Tide Tours has had over 7,500 guests tour the Golfo Dulce with us during the past eight years. We are proud of the fact that, in addition to being the longest operating tour boat provider on the OSA, we are also known as the ‘Premium Tour’ on the Gulf. That's because our custom-built tour boats are safe, comfortable and well equipped; and they are always manned by a professional, licensed Captain and English speaking Guide team. Changing Tide Tours finds the dolphins over 90% of the time. Come with us and enjoy a fun, informative, 25+ mile guided tour as the Golfo Dulce (‘Sweet Gulf’) serves up its many “magical” wonders. Whales, Dolphins, Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Sea Turtles, numerous Fish, and Sea Birds—all these have been seen by our guests. Our tour boats are equipped with quiet, eco-friendly four stroke motors, contoured seats and a full-canopy sun top for your comfort and protection. After a short crossing, you will experience the Gulf’s lush, rugged Eastern Shore, up close and personal to "one of the world’s three tropical fjords." Along with your Dolphin Cruise and informative eco- tour, your crew will offer Swimming, Snorkeling and Plane Boarding when and where conditions permit. And when you return to the boat, you can enjoy a fresh water rinse and fresh fruit. Tour is 4-5 hours.

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Amazing! Do this!

This boat trip made my holiday! To see humpback whales and so many dolphins in their natural environment was a dream come true for me. With a great captain and a knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
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Liverpool
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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family took a tour recently to see the dolphins and the mangroves. There were four of us and we had our own tour. We were hoping to get two more passengers to lower our cost but that didn't happen. Our cruise offered a similar tour at a higher price. My son found this company on the internet. They were... More 

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Liverpool
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This boat trip made my holiday! To see humpback whales and so many dolphins in their natural environment was a dream come true for me. With a great captain and a knowledgeable guide they go to great lengths to ensure you see as much sea life as possible. Recommend to everyone.

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London. UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The only way to see the most amazing marine life. Friendly knowledgable staff that take the time to point out everything. The highlight of my trip. Such a magical trip on the Golfo Dulce with so many Dolphins and snorkelling experiences. Phoebe the owner really takes the time to explain and is so passionate about both the wildlife and marine... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Brilliant tour company! Educational trip in Golfo Dulce are always a plus! Make sure to book here if you are looking for a great boat tour in Puerto Jimenez area.

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ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing our Costa Rican eco tour boat company! As you mention, we offer educational tours where our clients leave with a new knowledge of the Golfo Dulce and it´s wonderful inhabitants. We hope you will join us on your next visit to the Osa Peninsula to see more whales, dolphins, and more! Pura vida! Changing Tide Tours More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My initial review comments are accurate but I meant to rate it Excellent but accidentally gave it less than that.

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ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jim, thank you very much for stating the error in your last review- very much appreciated! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the tropical natural paradise that is Costa Rica.... Pura vida! Changing Tide Tours More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you want a humpback whale/dolphin tour look no further. We had a wonderful tour, seeing multiple dolphins and a mother and baby humpback whale. The tour was run by an English girl - Phoebe Edge who is the new owner (hence website being redesigned). She is a sea turtle specialist who lives in the area and runs a turtle... More 

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ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Malcolm! We're over the moon to read about how much you and your wonderful family enjoyed your trip, and are grateful for your feedback. Your girls are real treasures, fantastic kids so interested in all of the Golfo Dulce wildlife. The marine biologists of the future! We hope to see you again sometime! Pura... More 

Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One of the highlights of our trip. We did the Wildlife Sanctuary tour which we all loved but especially the kids. It was a thrill to have the dolphins swim and jump alongside the boat. The snorkeling was nice too. Would recommend this trip highly. Thank you Mary Ann and Tino!

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ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your trip with Changing Tide Tours! The visit to the animal sanctuary is a wonderful way to get up close and personal to some of Southern Costa Rica´s land mammals, including monkeys, sloths, scarlet macaws and even peccary (mountain pigs). We're very happy to hear that you... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Mary Ann Epp the owner of Changing Tide Tours creates the best tours for groups. Mary Ann has 2 boats to accommodate a variety of group sizes. Her crew is friendly and the boats are safe, equiped with the right safety gear. I recommend the tour from Puerto Jimenez to the following: Casa Orquedias botanical garden, observing the dolpins, snorkeling,... More 

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ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

Hey Linda, saludos from the Osa Peninsula! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad to hear you had a great trip, and hope to have you join us again someday. Pura vida! Changing Tide Tours More 

Destin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was the best dolphin tour we have ever been on. There were hundreds of dolphins playing in the Golfo Dulce! It was such a treat to see. The snorkeling was really fun, was able to see a lot of different fish and even a sea snake. Mary Ann and Tino were great on the boat and knew alot about... More 

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ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback of your Golfo Dulce eco-boat tour We're glad to hear that you learned and saw a lot of Costa Rica wildlife, including the rare sea snake!! We hope that we have the chance to travel with you again someday when you next visit the Osa Peninsula! Pura vida! Changing... More 

Piedras Blancas, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As someone who has spent significant time on the Golfo Dulce and knows the area well, I felt like I had seen it all on this glorious stretch of water. Yesterday, I was treated to an amazing tour of the Golfo Dulce with Changing Tide Tours, and it was like a brand new experience for me. Mating turtles, pods of... More 

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Deepbluh20, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for spending the day with us - there is truly something magical about the golfo dulce and we are so happy to share it. Hope to see you back with us soon. Mary Ann More 

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