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The Divine Dolphin

Brisa Azul, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
619-866-4404
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Drake Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: The Divine Dolphin has been taking people to encounter the glorious dolphins and whales since 1997. We celebrate the connection that people have with... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Paris, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Newcastle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was without doubt the highlight of my travelling around Costa Rica. Sierra is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to Whales, Dolphins and Turtles. I was lucky enough to see several female humpback whales with their calves, some mating olive-ridley turtles and too many dolphins to count. I liked the fact that once a whale had been spotted,... More

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

Thank you so much for the review and for coming out on our tour! We are so glad you had a great time and we are so happy to be the highlight of your trip to Costa Rica and we hope you will come back again sometime soon. More

Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were disappointed in our trip. The main guide Sierra was not very friendly. Her assistants were very helpful and nice. We did see some dolphins and whales on the trip. We wanted to find the spinner dolphins but she was more interested in staying by the main island. I would not recommend to anyone. I would do the dive... More

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

Sometimes reviews just really surprise me and I wonder what boat people were on!! On this tour we saw lots of Humpback Whales, including Mom and Baby whales and lots of Dolphins, but the reviewer only wanted to see Spinner dolphins so instead of enjoying what was in front of her, she complains about what she did not see. August... More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A rain storm in Drake Bay left us without power or the means to contact the owner of Divine Dolphin to inform her that our son was very sick...prior to 24hours to request a reschedule for our tour. Once our hotel owner was able to contact Sierra -14 hours in advance- she was annoyed that she had made lunch already... More

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

The old adage says that the customer is always right, but what about when the customer is lying, dramatizing and twisting the facts? First of all, we take medical problems seriously and they are dealt with in the best way possible. When I had our eco lodge here for 10 years, we dealt with all medical problems in the quickest... More

Eersel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had a relaxing and at the same time thrilling day with Sierra. Saw a LOT of dolphins and had plenty of time to enjoy them. We were lucky to be with just 7 people on the boat that day. On the way back we enjoyed vieuws of the beautiful coastline.

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

Hi Ivonne. thank you so much for your lovely review of our Divine Dolphin tour. We enjoyed meeting you and sharing our amazing dolphins with you. We hope you will come out again on your next visit to beautiful Drake Bay, Costa Rica. More

Gembloux, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We have had a real great day experience with Sierra and " her friends " ....On a whole day-tour, we were surrounded by a 200 dolphins group, playing round the boat, doing fantastic exercices, such as dancing together, jumping high out of water, swimming on the back..... Just like in a dream!!! Thank you so, Sierra, for your great enthusiasm... More

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

Isabelle, it was such a joy to take you and Delphine out to play with the dolphins!! You both were so much fun to have on the boat and your enthusiasm and joy for the dolphins showed in their behavior. They respond to the humans on the boat and look what you got to experience. I KNOW you will be... More

Wyandotte
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

My son, his friend and I did the Divine Dolphin tour out of Drakes Bay on a beautiful sunny day in February 2014. Although we were warned upon leaving the Bay that it can sometimes take up to a couple hours to see any of the sealife, we quickly came upon the first group of dolphins we encountered that day.... More

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

Hi Kim! It was awesome to take out you and your family and we are so glad you got to see such a wide variety of sea life on our tour. We are so sorry you were seasick, though, and are glad you had a great time anyway. We hope you will come back again sometime! Cheers! More

Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

"I have had the best experiences of my life on Sierra Goodman's Divine Dolphin Tour". Not just on one voyage but I have multiple examples of experiences that I cannot hope to top. I have been on many boats in this area. I have seen many whales and dolphins while not in Sierra's presence. The difference is unbelievable.. I think... More

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

Curt, thank you for your spectacular review and especially for sending so many people to us. I know that very few leave your awesome restaurant here in Drake Bay without hearing about our tour and we really appreciate your enthusiasm and support, especially since you know that we are working to create a marine protected area here.. Thank you!!!! I... More

Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Sierra and her crew took us on an adventure we will never forget! We were able to find a super-pod of dolphins and play with them for hours! Visibility was much lower than usual, so the snorkel-on-the-side-of-the-boat activity was a bit tricky. But I will never forget being pulled on that purple raft watching dolphins swim and jump next to... More

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

Hey Matt, thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure taking you guys out to play with our amazing SUPER POD and we are so glad you enjoyed the experience! We hope you'll come out again to play with us and the dolphins and whales of Drake Bay, Costa Rica! More

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