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Ballena Aventura

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| 200 metros Sureste de La Plaza de Deportes de Bahía Ballena, Uvita de Osa, 60504, Costa Rica
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Well taken care of!

We had a wonderful time, and the good fortune of having the boat alone for the 6 of us! They... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
CassyQ734
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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Dolphin tour

We took a dolphin and whale tour with Adriano, a fantastic tour guide and really friendly and kind... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
NorthDevon5
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Ballena Aventura is a 100% national company located in Ballena Bay of Uvita of Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica; with more than 15 years of experience in tourism. This company offers different tours in the South Pacific of Costa Rica, such as the Ballena National Marine Park, Cano Island Biological Reserve, Corcovado National Park and the Terraba-Sierpe National Wetland, are the most visited and offered by the company. Its founder Maximino Alejandro Vasquez, known as “Chumi”, had the idea to start working on boat tours as a new way of showing the natural beauties that the area has to offer, since in this community there has been a very accelerated transition from farming community to fishing community and for 20 years to today, a community dedicated almost 100% to the tourist activity. The company has grown in recent years being one of the best in the area. Ballena Aventura seeks to be in order and to be one of the safest companies for visitors.
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| 200 metros Sureste de La Plaza de Deportes de Bahía Ballena, Uvita de Osa, 60504, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We had a wonderful time, and the good fortune of having the boat alone for the 6 of us! They picked us up at our cabinas punctually, and were driven to their office near that big park and did all the fill-out forms etc. The...More

Thank CassyQ734
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We took a dolphin and whale tour with Adriano, a fantastic tour guide and really friendly and kind man. He went the extra mile to help us out from showing us our accommodation when we arrived to where the local sloth hangs out. He really...More

Thank NorthDevon5
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I really recomand this company. We were on the whale watching tour. The guide Adrian was great. He told us everything about whales and nature around us. He also known how to answer for most difficult questions :) and the captan Roy shown us the...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We really enjoyed the trip despite it raining pretty heavily whilst there. Take as little with you as possible as it can get very wet on the boat. I would also recommend shorts and sandals that are OK getting wet as you have to walk...More

Thank cherryblossom50
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I booked with Ballena Aventura. The boat was a decent size, holding 22 plus 3 crew. The seating was on cushions around the edge of the boat, so no worries about not getting a "window seat". We saw a large pod of 10-20 dolphins, and...More

Thank Ed L
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We booked our snorkeling tour with Ballena Aventura at Uvita. They called us in the morning that they would pick us up and drive to Sierpe and join another company's tour. It wasn't a big deal for us. The captain and guide were helpful and...More

Thank Wanyin T
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The company is called Ballena Aventura, we booked a trip at their office near the National Park Ballena at Uvita. Our guide William and the boat captain (Captain Black) were very knowledgable. We were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins followed by seeing...More

Thank surfchickUk
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

My husband, my 6 year-old daughter and I went on this whale-watching tour this past July. Our guide was Evaristo. He was very nice, spoke very good English and even spoke a little French and tried to learn some new words from us. Evaristo was...More

Thank steph_goulet
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

A beautiful boat tour off the coast of Dominical! We spent about an hour watching dolphins (didn't get to see any whales this trip, but not their fault) and then went along the coast of Playa Ventanas, which was a beautiful beach lined with caves,...More

Thank Meredith S
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

We were a little disappointed with our whale watching tour. Firstly it was not as long as we were told, I think we were looking for whales for just over an hour, we did see a few, but unfortunately mainly their backs (not Ballena Aventura's...More

Thank WiseTreeOwl
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