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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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Highlight of our Costa Rica trip

I absolutely recommend to do the tour with Sierra. You get a wonderful and close impression of the dolphins, whales and all other creatures in drake bay. I spent two weeks... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I absolutely recommend to do the tour with Sierra. You get a wonderful and close impression of the dolphins, whales and all other creatures in drake bay. I spent two weeks traveling through Costa Rica, but the tour was definitely one of the highlights!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sierra is super knowledgeable and passionate. I learned so much about humpback and the marine life in Costa Rica! Also, we got to hang out with so many majestic animals! I will never forget it! Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great day! Sierra was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the animals. She and our captain were so good at seeking out interesting sights that this was definitely one of the highlights of our vacation to Costa Rica. We saw brown boobies diving for fish, little tiny jellyfish swarming around a submerged log (which Sierra saved us from snorkeling... More 

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

Hola Emma! We are so happy you had a great time on our tour. We had fun with you too and we hope you will come back again some day. Many blessings to you both! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Valentines trip we saw dolphins and whales! My Birthday trip we saw dolphins and lots of turtles. Sierra, our host, loved our energies and said we made the best boat trips ever! Looking forward to enjoying a beautiful day on the ocean again, thank you Sierra!

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

You are a JOY to have on the boat, Jason and I hope you'll come back next year for your birthday so that we can do it all again. Oceans of Love to you! More 

Escazu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Sierra's love and passion to the dolphin's is truly amazing! The trip is super interesting and informative, with a lot of respect to the dolphins - it's beautiful to feel that they hang around the boat on their on free will. We had a birthday Dolphin (it was my husband's birthday) that played with us for half an hour! We... More 

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

It was a total delight for us to have you two on the boat. We LOVE when people are so passionate and excited to see the dolphins... and the dolphins love it too! We know we will be seeing you again... hopefully in whale season!! Much love and blessings to you both. More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Sierra is passionate about her ‘finned friends’ and has worked for 20 years to create a Marine reserve to protect them from destructive fishing practices. She truly understands dolphins and whales and their behaviours and the dolphins know her and her boat and choose to interact. I went on several tours and each one was a dream come true and... More 

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

We so LOVED having you and Ian out on our tours. I have never seen sea turtles so responsive to people as they were to you! You are a true turtle whisperer... and we know you will be back as soon as you can. We will be here waiting!! Oceans of Love! More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We saw 3 different species of dolphin and a sperm whale! It was the best! boat is safe and comfortable and Sierra is full of information and the lunch and snacks were great! Best Day Ever!

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

We love you, Cyndie and we know you will be back again... and again and again!! Oceans of Love! More 

Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Any true nature lover and naturalist who prefer to observe animals in their natural environment know you can never guarantee a sighting as we are at the mercy of the wild animals. This being said, I was very blown away at the amount of whales and dolphins we saw on Sierras tour. It was as if she had an innate... More 

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

It was great to have you out a few times, Tobi. I am sure we will see you again in the future. Pura Vida! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 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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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 

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