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The Divine Dolphin

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Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8818 9784
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7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 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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Whale and Dolphin Tour in Drake Bay
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We had an amazing trip! I got sea sick, but that is no fault of Sierras. Seeing the Dolphins and watching them flip in the air. This was a trip of a lifetime, thank you so much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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159 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was not exactly as expected but was certainly a worthwhile experience. The boat is smaller than I imagined and could snugly hold 12 guests, it has a canvas cover but doesn't stop the sun so remember sunscreen. Sierra sits on the bow, there is a driver and an assistant sits at the back who records mammal numbers. Sierra... More 

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

Thank you so much for coming out with us and for acknowledging our passion for protection and our healthy lunch. We strive to walk our talk! We keep our boat small so that the encounters are intimate. Twelve persons is our limit, but usually we keep it at between 6-8 persons for comfort, if possible. We do have a hydrophone... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing trip! I got sea sick, but that is no fault of Sierras. Seeing the Dolphins and watching them flip in the air. This was a trip of a lifetime, thank you so much for all you did for us. The Rancho Corcovado was amazing! We didn't want to leave, and will be coming back!!

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Thank Jaimie T
DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Hey, Jaimie! We are so glad you had a great time even though you were a little sick. I love your passion and that you still enjoyed yourself. It was great to meet you both and I'm glad you liked the hotel too. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Amazing, can't rave about this enough out of this world experience. Went 35 miles out at sea saw 4 different types of dolphin. Swam with the dolphins.

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

Hey Chris, you were a delight to have on the boat and we are so happy we could show you the amazing marine playground we have out here. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

An awesome day, with very friendly and informative staff. Saw many dolphins and the odd see turtle as well. Cheers guys.

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

Cheers to you, Edd. We loved having you on board and we are so glad you had a great time. We hope to see you again out here! More 

Dauphin, Manitoba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We followed a pod of at least 100 dolphins for at least an hour. It was an amazing experience. We even had a chance to get into the water with them.

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

That was so cool, wasn't it? We are so glad you could experience this with us and we hope you'll come back out sometime. More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Hi had the pleasure of experiencing the stunning aquatic life of the Osa peninsula with Divine Dolphin Tours. I have been on other whale watching vessels, and was so pleasantly thrilled that we were able to go out on a smaller vessel! Sierras and the crew were kind enough to take me and a friend out for an almost private... More 

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

Thanks so much for coming out with us! We had fun hanging out with you on a private, intimate tour and that baby whale put on quite a show for us. We hope to see you again! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Disappointing experience with Divine Dolphin. The sea was rough and most of us got very sea sick. Saw essentially no dolphins or whales (just a brief breach by 1 or 2 dolphins that many people on the boat didn't even see). Highlight of the day was jumping into the water to puke up my gallo pinto at one of the... More 

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

Does this review seem a little out of place to you among all the other great and enthusiastic reviews? That is because it is! We had eight people on the boat that day, including a lovely family with two little girls, about 3 and 5 years old who had traveled from another part of Costa Rica for the day just... More 

Edna, Texas
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We booked this tour through Pacheco Tours while in Drake Bay. We saw Humpback Whales, Psuedo Whales, Spotted Dolphins, and Sea Turtles!! Great trip out on the water!! The boat does stay stationary when whales are spotted so if you get sea sick, you may want to skip this tour! If not, book with Divine Dolphin and prepare for an... More 

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

Indeed every tour is different and how lucky and blessed you were to not only see several mom and baby Humpback pairs, but our friendly and fun Pseudo Orcas too! It is always a blast when they come through and we are so happy that we could share that with you. We hope to see you again! More 

songbird45
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Sierra is a delight and her staff, Cyndie and Paloma - fantastic! The whales are so much fun to watch! Even better, we got to get in the water and listen to one singing! Such a fun day! I will do this again on a return visit! How does one write a review on humpback whale watching? I mean, they... More 

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

Jacquie, it was so great to finally meet you in person after much interaction on Facebook. You are a kindred spirit and it was our pleasure to take you out on our Whale Playground!! We know you'll be back... with your camera this time!! Oceans of Love to you. More 

Loma Linda, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Sierra's whale and dolphin tour was an incredible experience! We were able to see several groups of spotted dolphins and a group of 5 humpback whales. One of the humpbacks actually swam under our boat! The hydrophone allowed us to hear the singing whales and we were able to hear them ourselves when we jumped into the water in the... More 

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

What a great day we had and we are always so happy when we can share it with people like you who truly appreciate what you are blessed to experience. We hope to see you again sometime! More 

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