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Bahia Aventuras

Bahia Ballena, Uvita 1005, Costa Rica
506-2743-8362
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Ranked #8 of 20 Activities in Uvita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Bahía Aventuras, located in Uvita-Bahia Ballena, Osa, is a family-friend owned and managed boat and nature tour operator with the mission to... more » Owner description: Bahía Aventuras, located in Uvita-Bahia Ballena, Osa, is a family-friend owned and managed boat and nature tour operator with the mission to responsibly share with national and international visitors their love for and knowledge of marine ecosystems as well as educate and promote the conservation of the priceless natural resources that are found in the Marino Ballena National Park, Mangroves Wetlands Refuge of Terraba-Sierpe, Cano Island Biologic Reserve and the Osa peninsula through fun, friendly and safe boat tour excursions. « less
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Caesarea, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We had booked the whale tour through our hotel in Uvita. We were told the tour would be roughly around 3 hours and besides possible whale watching, would include some snorkeling at different locations. The price of this tour was 85$ per person and included water and fruit. We arrived at Bahia Aventuras HQ rather early in the morning (the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My brother and I took at tour on Mid September 2014. While I did not expect a private tour, I also did not expect 21 people on a boat that is probably suited for 14-16 people. The guides took on an additional couple at the beach, and they had to sit on top of the ice cooler. The rest of... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was my first whale watch ever. We ended up seeing Bottlenose and Spotted dolphins and Humpback Whales, and many of them and at a close and safe distance. The staff was friendly and spoke well English. Safety training was clear and the start-up was smooth and punctual. The boat was as comfortable as it could be.

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New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We paid $85 each for a full day whale watching excursion including lunch, cave exploration, snorkeling, and viewing birds on various islands. After meeting our guides, we needed to pay additional $4 parking for the day. Then the excursion lasted 3 hours and we were given 1 bottle of water and a tupperware container with 10 chunks of fruit as... More

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BahiaAventuras, Manager at Bahia Aventuras, responded to this review

Dear Customer We , at Bahia Aventuras, most sincerely apologize for the terrible experience you had during the tour. Please give me a change to address your disappointment in the most logical manner. 1) Your comment on Trip Advisor says " a full day tour". The tour is for about 3.5 hours, as stated in our website, and this tour... More

Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I unfortunately got sea sick on the boat ride today but for those who love adventure,great scenery and beautiful beaches,you will love this tour. I wasn't able to get a good view of the whales today but the staff is eccelent and very helpful to give you a good time!

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Longmont, Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Just got back from a wonderful week in Costa Rica and one of the tours we did was a whale watching tour with Bahia Adventures. We booked the tour online and it was a breeze - just told them when we wanted to go and how many in our group and an invoice was sent to pay via PayPal. We... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There were 12 people in our group. With only one guide accompanying us on the hike, this meant that those I the middle and back were unable to hear. We missed a good deal of information (eg "don't touch the...) as well as the opportunity to see many of the things the guide pointed out. That being said, the guide... More

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Key West, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have previously done other tours with Bahia with great success. The Corcovado Tour was no different. Cesar was a great guide and very knowledgable naturalist. We saw whales that aren't routinely seen on the boat ride to the park. It was a great day at this amazing National Park. It was however the ride back to Uvita that got... More

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Oakville, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenage boys) loved the whale watching outing. Guides were great and very informative. We saw several humpback mother's with their babies. The guides knew just where to find them. We also saw a grouping of dolphins. Remember you will be out in the ocean and in a small boat - one tourist was... More

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New Harmony, UT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We took our extended family of 15 members (ages 9 - 82) to Costa Rica for two weeks of adventure. The snorkeling experience provided by Bahia Aventuras was one of our highs. Not only did we get to snorkel and see a variety of fish, but our guide, Wayne, pointed out a large sea turtle on our way to the... More

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