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Address: Brisa Azul, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 619-866-4404
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Description: The Divine Dolphin has been taking people to encounter the glorious...
The Divine Dolphin has been taking people to encounter the glorious dolphins and whales since 1997. We celebrate the connection that people have with these amazing animals and have chosen the best places on Earth to do that. We are based in Drake Bay, Costa Rica where dolphin and whale encounters are available year round and we also have yearly trips to Bimini, Bahamas and Silver Bank, Dominican Republic to swim with the dolphins and whales. 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 for yourself!
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Dreams do come true!

Best day in the water ever! We saw three different species before noon.!seeing the humpback whale was the most amazing thing ever.. Followed by bottlenose dolphins.. Then Spinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Best day in the water ever! We saw three different species before noon.!seeing the humpback whale was the most amazing thing ever.. Followed by bottlenose dolphins.. Then Spinner dolphins and a fabulous lunch! Sierra is very knowledgeable and I will definitely do this again next year!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The main reason that we decided to go on this tour was to learn about Dolphins and whales and other creatures and to see them of course (we chose this specific tour because Sierra is supposedly very knowledgable and tells you everything she knows) . We arrived in the morning at the beach and were greeted by Cindy. We thought... More 

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

I am so very sorry that you were not happy with the tour. I was sick that day and it was the first tour I have missed in over a year. I have been training Cyndie for two months and felt that she was qualified and had enough information to guide the tour and I apologize if she didn't pass... More 

Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had an excellent day with the spotted dolphins despite the very choppy weather following a rain storm the day before. Saw hundreds of dolphins and one of the most venomous sea snakes (yikes!). In addition to watching the dolphins, we also got a chance to jump into the Pacific to cool off and decaffeinate. Sierra's and the crews' love... More 

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We were handed an unseasonable rough day that day but the dolphins came through anyway, as they always do and we were able to share with you our Mega Pod of our "Homeboys," the Pantropical Spotted Dolphins. Thank you for coming and we hope to see you again sometime! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were warned before the tour that the whale migration had not arrived and that we would probably not see any. We encountered so many dolphin's - common and spotted - as well as a sea turtle. The guides, Cindy and Sierra, are so passionate about the dolphins! Sierra sits on the bow of the boat to better spot anything... More 

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

We are always so happy to share this incredible marine wonderland with our guests and thank you for acknowledging our research work too. We have been working towards creating a protected marine area here, and guests like you help us to get out there and get the data we need to make it happen. And we got some great news... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This trip was the highlight of our Costa Rica visit, by far! I have had the great pleasure to swim with dolphins before, ( Hawaii, New Zealand ) but this day with Sierra and her team was the best dolphin encounter of them all! The positive vibrant energy from everyone onboard working with Sierra to the magnificent dolphin experience.. what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a great day out on the water with Sierra and her team. Even though the weather was rough and raining we still saw so much wildlife. There were dolphins everywhere! Some were playing with the waves of the boat, some were fishing, and others just chilling out. We also saw rays, flying fish, and a huge humpback whale... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We recently spent about a week in Drake Bay. Even before we arrived, I knew I wanted to take this tour with Sierra. Although the day we went out, the seas were rough and it was raining -- we still managed to see so much 'ocean' wildlife including several types of dolphins, flying fish, rays and .... a humpback whale... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Sierra was certainly worthy of crossing rivers and drifting through the mountains in the early dew covered morning. The whole crew from the captain to the research assistants were very friendly, professional, and all had great intentions. They're truly out there to help these animals and it makes the tour that much better when you see the dolphins. If you're... More 

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Paris, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had a wonderful day with Sierra and her research assistants. We were fortunate to see nine humpback whales during our expedition. We also saw a couple of dolphins. We visited a waterfall that was beautiful! The knowledge we gained about whales and other marine wildlife was amazing. Sierra's love for the ocean and it's inhabitants was contagious. The staff... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I've had several tours with The Divine Dolphin and they were all truly magical and amazing! I've seen a Mamma whale, her baby, and big males chasing after the Mamma. It's a life changing, breathtaking experience that is unlike no other. I've also lots of dolphins, some sea turtles, and even a cool sea snake. Because her heart is so... More 

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