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Planet Dolphin Cruises

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 1647
Review Highlights
Simply Amaaaaaaazing!

They worked with our schedule. Drinks, fresh food, amazing views, snorkling, swimming... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Billie W
Vienna, Maryland
We had a fun afternoon trip!

My boyfriend and I did an afternoon cruise. The boat was very nice and really big, but there were... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2017
Megan H
Sarasota, Florida
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Join us as we cruise into the open sea, looking for spotted dolphins, migrating humpback whales, sea turtles and manta rays. You will be captivated by the sight of dolphins frolicking in the boat's wake, or the inimitable sound of a whale's song( WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE ANY WILD LIFE SIGHTINGS, WIND FOR SAILING OR CLARITY FOR SWIMMING OR SNORKELING) For the safety and security of our clients we reserve the rights to make decisions in case of bad weather) As we make our way down the coastline of Manuel Antonio National Park, the mysterious islands, jagged cliffs and unique rock formations will look almost close enough to reach out and touch. These are the nesting grounds and home for numerous species of marine birds, including pelicans, boobies and ibises. While touring the coastline, the captain will hoist the sails, wind permitting, and you will delight in the feel of the catamaran cutting quietly through the blue waters of the Pacific. Our onboard guide will be ready to answer any questions you might have, and will point out sights of interest while giving a brief history of the area. After touring the coastline, we will anchor in a protected cove within the pristine Biesanz Bay for swimming . We provide masks, snorkels and fins with no extra charge. After you have finished playing in the water, come back on board and enjoy the delicious lunch we have prepared for you: Grilled fish brochettes with onion and green pepper, pasta salad with vegetables, fresh tropical fruits, and natural fruit drinks. As you relax over lunch on our boat in the tranquil bay, surrounded by the lush verdant landscape, having enjoyed all our tour has to offer, you might well feel that you now know the meaning of the word paradise. The last leg of the tour is the trip back to the Quepos marina. An unforgettable added bonus for anyone who comes on one of our summer season afternoon tours is the chance to witness one of our dramatic tropical sunsets en route to the harbor. The total time of our catamaran tour is 3 1/2 hours, but the memories will last a lifetime. Planet Dolphin offers three different catamarans for your island adventure. The Tom Cat II, is a roofed and shaded 70-foot sailing cat with a seating capacity of 110. It is available for all types of events-Birthdays, Weddings, Corporate Outings, Bar Mitzvahs, and Memorial Services. The Tom Cat II: is an exceptionally stable and smooth-riding boat, perfect for the customer that wants a bit of comfort during the tour. And for that ones who like to feel the adrenaline we have a waterslide "Tsunami''. The Tom Cat our newest catamaran is a roomy and comfortable 70-footer with a capacity up to 150 passengers, double deck, large shaded area with plenty of banquette seating. The bow of the boat features an open air trampoline deck and additional banquette seating with 2 water slides. The Spanish Dancer: is a 37-foot MacGregor sport catamaran with a capacity of 12 passengers, perfect for small groups. This boat is a fast and maneuverable craft and recommended for those who like being closer to the elements and truly enjoy the feel of the sun on your face and the sea air in your lungs. All of our boats have all requisite licenses, inspection certificates and insurance. Our captains and guides are seaworthy professionals and tourism industry veterans who always put the safety, well-being and enjoyment of the customer first.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 1647
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They worked with our schedule. Drinks, fresh food, amazing views, snorkling, swimming, relaxing, music, PURA VIDA! If you don't do anyhting else, do this! We were a large group decompressing from a wedding, and we had a blast! They made sure we had a great...More

Thank Billie W
Reviewed May 10, 2017

My boyfriend and I did an afternoon cruise. The boat was very nice and really big, but there were only about 10 other people on our trip. The crew makes it fun. They're nice and there's loud music on board. We were able to see...More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed May 4, 2017

We booked this 'sunset' cruise on the recommendation of our hotel. $80 pp. Were told we'd sail over to Manuel Antonio National Park, circle back, snorkel, swim, have several choices for dinner and return to the harbor at sunset. 1/2 hour after setting off an...More

Thank Hockeymom54
Ivania S, Assistant Manager at Planet Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Hello We appreciate your comment. We explain to the hotels since it started raining we don't want to go out in the afternoons, because we know its going to rain.... All reservations for afternoon trips in April were warned about the rain. We never received...More

Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We had a good time, with a 6 and 8 year old girl and parents. The boat and crew were well prepared and the food and drinks were plentiful and tasty. We saw a few dolphins and a terrific sunset. My only knock was the...More

Thank Jonathan54321
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Myself and 3 of our children went on the morning tour while Dad and oldest son went deep sea fishing. We wanted to just get out on the water and see some more of the area. This tour accomplished that - and we managed to...More

Thank Bama1971
Ivania S, Assistant Manager at Planet Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Greetings from Planet Dolphin! We are so happy you and your kids enjoy our cruise! Hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Our hotel booked our snorkeling and sunset catamaran tour with Planet Dolphin. We enjoyed a lovely cruise along the coast, some snorkeling, swimming around the catamaran- including jumping into the water off the top of the catamaran, and sliding down the water slide- fun! Our...More

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed March 21, 2017

This is a must do. The staff is excellent. Get there early so you can get a seat on the trampolines in the front of the boat. You sail out to a snorkel spot where there are a lot of fish to see. Then you...More

Thank Cindy N
Ivania S, Assistant Manager at Planet Dolphin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Greetings from Planet Dolphin! We are glad you enjoyed your time with Us! Hope to see you again! Thanks!

Reviewed March 20, 2017

Last week we (2 adults, 9 year old and 11 year old) went on the Sunset Catamaran tour with Planet Dolphin. We boarded promptly at 2:00 and set out. The staff were very friendly and attentive throughout the entire trip. There was a photographer on...More

Thank Kpaul1205
Reviewed March 14, 2017

It was a very cool and relaxing experience. You can take very nice picture from the catamaran and they also give you the chance to do some snorkeling for almost an hour. The food is also included. Overall, a very positive experience.

Thank Matteo R
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

We booked this cruise upon the recommendation of the resort we were staying in, Arenas del Mar. We wanted a to see the coastline, some dolphins, and go snorkelling. As soon as we got on, the music started blaring and the booze started flowing. The...More

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hi, is the period end of june beginning of july good to see dolphins or whales? do you allow kids from nearly 2 years old and three and a half year? what are the price for them?
June 7, 2017|
Response from Katherine B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would recommend contacting Planet Dolphin Cruises to get your questions answered. They have a website, and their customer service people were very helpful!
Do you pick up at private homes? We will be staying at Casa Alta. How to dress? Bathroom aboard?
January 21, 2017|
Response from Ivania S | Property representative |
  Thanks for your interest in Planet Dolphin Catamaran Island Tour.  Your adventure includes: Bilingual guide, snack (cookies and crackers), snorkel equipment, beverages (natural juices, vodka, rum, Costa Rican liquor... More
I just wish they'd post the prices for the cruises. Trying to build my budget and need to have a ballpark of what things cost.
January 9, 2017|
Response from Stephen W | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in Planet Dolphin Catamaran Island Adventures We have 2 tours at day, the first one starting at 09:00 am and the second at 02:00 pm duration approx. 3.5 hours. Your adventure includes: Bilingual... More
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