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Address: Playa Canaza, Peninsula De Osa, Puerto Jimenez 8203-24, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-8305-1111
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Description: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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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Destin, Florida
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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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Piedras Blancas, Costa Rica
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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 - Private 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The owner, Mary Ann Epp, and I spoke for nearly an hour, to get a feel for how the experience is for discerning Americans such as those who are on an incentive travel program that typically begins at one of the luxury resorts further north. The experience that Changing Tide Tours (CCT) is a once in a lifetime experience. They... More 

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

Thank you for spending the time on your interview with us and posting your review. I am going to assume (or hope) that the negative rating was a mistake as you seemed pleased with the information and tour that is offered. Or at least to experience the tour first hand for an objective rating. Again thank you for your time,... More 

Davos, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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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
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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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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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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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Address: Playa Canaza, Peninsula De Osa, Puerto Jimenez 8203-24, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-8305-1111
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Puerto Jimenez

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