Whales & Dolphins have always fascinated us. Their graceful, playful, and intelligent nature is inspiring and captivating. There are 5 Species of Dolphins living in the waters off the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica: Spotted, Spinner, Bottlenose (Flipper), Common Dolphin and even Orcas. 3 Species of Whales: False Killer, Pilot & Humpback Whales can be sighted nearly year round. The acrobatic Humpback Whale, a mammal measuring 15-17 meters long, migrates to these tropical and subtropical waters during our winter season to birth their young.
Many species of dolphins and whales are endangered and protected. Perhaps non more so than the Humpback Whale, whose numbers continue to decrease, Come, join us, learn and love them even more. This tour will surely be an unforgettable experience for you.
On the Whales and Dolphins Tour you will be departing early in the morning in our comfortable van we'll drive down the Costanera Highway and along the Pacific Ocean for about 1 ? hour to the town of Sierpe . There, we'll stop for 30 minutes to eat a tasty breakfast (not included). After breakfast we will board our cozy boat and cruise for 45 minutes down the Sierpe River through the largest Mangrove swamp in Central America , watching the abundant wildlife along the shores.
Once through the Sierpe River mouth and into the Pacific Ocean we will start our search for some of the 5 species of Dolphins, Whales and/or possibly the Sea Turtles that inhabit these waters. Your guide will illustrate the trip with interesting facts about these fascinating mammals and their Natural History. The spectacular views of Drakes Bay, Ca?o Island and Violines Island will amaze you. When you get hungry we will prepare a delicious picnic lunch and then get back to Dolphins and Whales watching. Around 3:00 p.m. will start to head back to Sierpe and to Dominical.
Full day tour - Approximately 10.5 hours.
Departure times and location:
6:00 am from Dominical.
Return time and location:
4:30 pm to Dominical.
Transportation from & to Dominical, Bilingual, naturalist guide. Lunch
Park's entrance fee, Boat transportation.
Tips - Transportation from Manuel Antonio or Jaco.