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Planet Dolphin

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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Planet Dolphin is a family owned and operated company with over 24 years of experience in whale, dolphin and marine life observations . We offer a personalized quality service & are committed to give our customers the very best experience possible...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Marina Pez Vela, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
+506 2777 1647
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous time on our morning catamaran ride. The crew was so friendly and were very welcoming and helpful to our 1 and 3 year old boys. We brought our own life jackets for the kids and I think that was a good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rebekah_e_wilson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to be one of the small group of 10-12 people on the catamaran on a sunny Saturday and had a really great time on this tour. Views are amazing, crew is fantastic thank you Jose, Manuel, Kevin etc for a great time!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Irina R
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This was such a fun tour! The staff was so friendly and accommodating. They were very encouraging to do this super fun waterslide attached to the back of the boat. So worth it!

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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We spent the perfect morning on the Planet Dolphin Catamaran Tour. Within minutes we were out to sea, and saw some humpback whales, a mother and calf. We sailed along the coastline, and in and out of the various bays and past gorgeous beaches. The...More

Thank DougW378
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We tried for ourselfs the three catamaran of the area, and we can say this ITS THE BEST, the lunch, the staff, and treat. Jose was so funny an their friends´s explication of the area and dolphins helped a lot to complete the activity. Was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Glor_Vic
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We went with a family of four. The overall experience is not just a typical snorkeling experience. On the way out, we spent about 40 minutes plus seeing wildlife humpback whales and sea turtles. The snorkeling experience was nice, I've done better in the Bahamas...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FellowTraveler786670
Reviewed August 28, 2018

First of all I will mention how friendly and willing to help the crew member are, they are really into customer service, and that is an important part of the activity´s enjoyment, beside that the ship is a beauty, super stable while crossing big waves...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Efraín V
Ivania S, Assistant Manager at Planet Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Dear Efraín! We are happy that you were able to enjoy part of Our World! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We are a family of 2 adults, 1 child and 3 teens. At first, we were taken aback to learn that there would be about 90 people on the catamaran- we hadn't realised how big it was. But we needn't have worried, The boat was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ivania S, Assistant Manager at Planet Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

We are sooo happy that you and your family enjoyed your time with Us! It's hard to please everybody all the time! If you took any pictures feel free to share them with us! Pura Vida!

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Wes family of six, including 3 teenagers and a nine year old. We had a great morning on the catamaran. Saw him back whales and sea turtles up close, and swam and snorkelled. Be very careful of the large water slide: both my son and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Nice trip with transportation and lunch. Staff were friendly and helpful. Saw whales and dolphins on trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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!
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
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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Another catamaran question?? Manuel Antonio Catamaran... (3 Replies)
Anyone ever go on this catamaran tour? Dinner and sunset along with drinks and a double slide? Seems like it would be fun. But again.....NO ONE WANTS TO EMAIL US BACK! What gives? We have a group of 4 that wants to spend money on a boat trip. Whether it is local or a day trip. We just want to enjoy a fun trip on the water. Anyway, back to topic. Anyone ever take this tour? Hows the food? Any idea on the cost? All we want is a reply with answers. Is it that hard to email back? ...More
February 16, 2013|
Response fromTulemarDave|
First....if no one will email you back....and you have the right email address......that should be a big hint about their company/service.....you mention the double slide......the only one that I know of with a double slide is the big party boat.......with the music blasting and the open bar and a hundred people.......I've seen it return to the marina at the end of a cruise.....not a pretty site.....but maybe that is the kind of cruise you are looking for? The smaller boats offer a more...More
Booking Excursions in March - MA/Quepos (0 Replies)
Is it necessary to book say a Catamaran Tour (Planet Dolphin) and a zipline tour in advance or can we wait until we arrive in March? I know March is a busy month, but to book in advance I have to write my credit card info on their forms and email it back to them (no security at all), and I really don't want to have my credit card info out there if I don't have to, but I WILL if you think the excursions will fill up in advance... Thanks for the help!
January 15, 2014|
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Dolphin watch tour with Planet Dolphin (2 Replies)
We are thinking of doing this catmaran tour. Can anyone tell me what it's like and how likely we are to actually see dolphins in late February?
January 04, 2007|
Response fromVeta1|
It is a nice Catamaran boat for 50 people and for sure you will see dolphins, they have nice music and snacks, also open bar, we paid $70 pp. we saw like 20 dolphins.