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Changing Tide Tours - Private Tours

Playa Canaza, Peninsula De Osa, Puerto Jimenez 8203-24, Costa Rica
506-8305-1111
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Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Davos, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Tino brought us to the most beautiful locations and Mark, he lives on the Dolfo Dulce for 18 years, was able to answer all questions and to tell and to show us a lot. We have certainly seen more than 50 dolphins and a sea turtle. The snorkeling was very interesting, I was able to take beautiful photos. Plane boarding... More

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

Thank you for your review, we are so glad to hear you had a great time. I would also like to say thank you for sharing your pictures, it is so good to see the moments people capture on the tour. Hope to see you back out with us again. More

Ballston Spa, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Great morning on the water - Captain Tino and Guide Jessica - found the elusive (that day, anyway) spotted dolphins - a big pod - and we had fun following them around the top of Golfo Dulce. Then stopped for snorkeling - water was not as clear as we would have liked, but Tino and Jessica found a beautiful purple... More

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

Thank you for your recommendation and so glad you enjoyed your day with Changing Tide Tours. The time with dolphins always make for a magical day. Hopefully we will see you back with us again one day. Mary Ann More

Wayland, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We took our group of 8 adults and 11 kids (ages 9 through 17) on an incredible day aboard the Delphine Blanco. Mary Ann and Jessica were incredibly friendly, and Captain Tino had an unbelievable talent for spotting animals in the thick mangroves. The highlight for our group was seeing a very large pod of dolphins "in hunt" really up... More

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

Greetings and thank you for your response. It was indeed a truly wonderful day and a pleasure to have you join us. I look forward to having your families come back and see us in the future. Mary Ann More

New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This was my second trip to Costa Rica. This trip was a bit different than the last. I went to Guanacoste and Pacific Ocean last time. This trip I decided to do something different.....the Osa Peninsula and Puerto Jimenez....what I would call "The Last Frontier", is definitely different. This is not an area for people who want the typical tourist... More

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Francestown, New Hampshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been going on this tour for the last 4 years every time is a new adventure .we saw tons if dolphins also got to swim with them the new team is amazing we had the pleasure of being with Jess on her first tour and she was excited as we were what a sweet heart loved this trip... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

A great day on the calm water of the Golfo Dulce with Josh as our guide. We saw two types of dolphins (one group of the smaller ones with at least 50!!) and Ridley turtles.

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Novato, CA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This tour company was recommended to us by a family who had traveled with them and met us up in Alajuela. I was able to find an email address and reach out to them before we reached Puerto Jimenez, and got an immediate response from Mary Ann. I am so glad I did! Our family of four, including kids ages... More

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

An incredible tour to be sure. It was definately costly for us but was something we were so happy we spent the extra money on. Do not miss out on this one! The dolphins were the highlight for sure, do the plane boarding in the water with them. It's the closest you'll ever get to being a dolphin! Thanks Josh,... More

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Francestown, New Hampshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

This is the second trip we have taken We had a amazing time time my husband and myself and two 14 year old boys. josh was fantastic he had the boys in the fly chairs zipping thru the Ocean we saw many dolfins and birds that were pink from eating shrimp went snorkeling and saw many colorful fish just a... More

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Medford, Oregon, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Hands down the best thing we did in the Osa. Josh and Tino were fantastic. The boat was clean, ran well and with a well thought design/layout. The air-chairs up front were such a great touch. We could not have asked for a better day. It was sunny with not a cloud in the sky. The water, oh the water!... More

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