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Address: Golfo Dulce | Peninsula De Osa, Puerto Jimenez 8203-24, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 8368 8154
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Changing Tide Tours has had over 7,500 guests tour the Golfo Dulce with us...

Changing Tide Tours has had over 7,500 guests tour the Golfo Dulce with us during the past eight years. We are proud of the fact that, in addition to being the longest operating tour boat provider on the OSA, we are also known as the ‘Premium Tour’ on the Gulf. That's because our custom-built tour boats are safe, comfortable and well equipped; and they are always manned by a professional, licensed Captain and English speaking Guide team. Changing Tide Tours finds the dolphins over 90% of the time. Come with us and enjoy a fun, informative, 25+ mile guided tour as the Golfo Dulce (‘Sweet Gulf’) serves up its many “magical” wonders. Whales, Dolphins, Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Sea Turtles, numerous Fish, and Sea Birds—all these have been seen by our guests. Our tour boats are equipped with quiet, eco-friendly four stroke motors, contoured seats and a full-canopy sun top for your comfort and protection. After a short crossing, you will experience the Gulf’s lush, rugged Eastern Shore, up close and personal to "one of the world’s three tropical fjords." Along with your Dolphin Cruise and informative eco- tour, your crew will offer Swimming, Snorkeling and Plane Boarding when and where conditions permit. And when you return to the boat, you can enjoy a fresh water rinse and fresh fruit. Tour is 4-5 hours.

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Wonderful day on the Gulfo Dulce!!

Pheobe and crew were AMAZING!! So knowledgeable about the area, the animals, and ecology. The boat is comfortable and we'll equipped for large groups. I really had a fantastic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
YesmeineLeKoff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pheobe and crew were AMAZING!! So knowledgeable about the area, the animals, and ecology. The boat is comfortable and we'll equipped for large groups. I really had a fantastic, truly memorable experience. Thank you Changing Tide Tours!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a unique experience this is the tour for you!!!  You are in the right place, excellent attention, super comfortable  and spacious boat,  they take you to the best places to spot dolphins and to do snorkeling . Phoebe is an excellent person who will tell you interesting details about the Sweet gulf and everything that... More 

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Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time in this tour. The first one in September, we saw the most incredible interaction between whales and dolphins, there was a huge mother humpback whale with its baby and another 2 huge humpbacks swimming between a group of 30 dolphins. We follow them very respectfully on the boat for a long time, it was incredible!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I joined a group tour and at the start of my visit to Costa Rica and the tour vastly exceeded my expectations! The stunning scenery and wildlife are incredible, and the trip to the wildlife refuge was awesome! My guide was Phoebe, and she was so knowledgeable about the Golfo Dulce, i loved it. The fruit was super juicy and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each year I organize trips to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica for groups of adventure travelers . We just completed our 3rd tour with Changing Tides and we will be back! It is always an incredible experience and one of the favorite days of our entire itinerary. Phoebe, owner of the enterprise and our host + guide, is a... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We spent an amazing day on this tour. Our guide, Phoebe, a marine biologist, shared her knowledge and passion with us. We say pods of spotted dolphins, flying fish, and sea turtles. We snorkeled, dove off the boat, and relaxed on the deck. Phoebe and her crew were incredibly hospitable. A truly memorable day.

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ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

We were definitely in flying fish heaven that day, I have never seen so many in one tour! We really appreciate your taking the time to write this review, it means a lot to us so a big thank you. Have a wonderful rest of January and we really, really, really hope to see you all again on your return!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were greeted by our leader ,Phoebe ,who is an experienced marine biologist. She is a vibrant young woman with a love for the nature of Costa Rica. She wants you to have fun and appreciate the world she is introducing you too. The dolphins, swimming and snorkeling added another fantastic dimension to the trip. We were a group of... More 

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ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

Aww, you guys were a complete BALL to have on board- What a fun day we had! Thank you very much for taking the time to review your tour with us and we definitely hope to be able to do another trip with you guys in the future for more diving fun! Big hugs to my favourite Canadian fam! Pura... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We just returned from our seventh trip to Costa Rica, and our second to the beoootiful Osa Penninsula. Golfo Dulce is a tranquil bay, home to dolphins and whales, with warm water that is perfect for swimming and kayaking. So on this trip we booked a tour with Changing Tide to look for dolphins, visit the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary on... More 

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ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing this review, Mark! It is greatly appreciated! We LOVED touring the Gulf with you both and hope to see you again on your return. Sending big sloth hugs your way! Pura vida! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The staff was friendly and experienced! The whales were amazing to see so close! And there were a lot of dolphins and other marine life as well.

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ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review, London! Pura vida! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The tour begins at the dock. Phoebe and Fipi are great tour guides. They are very friendly and helpful. Phoebe is an experienced biologist who knows a wealth of information on the whales and dolphins that you will see. We saw baby humpbacks splashing around and hitting the water with their pectoral fins. We took excellent photos and a pod... More 

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ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this review

What kind words, thank you so much Steph! More amazing wildlife like the humpback whales await your return here in Costa Rica! Hasta la proxima vez! More 

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