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Address: Uvita, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2743 8013
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Whales!

Fantastic sightings and I really appreciated how they followed all the rules and regulations for the whale sightings. They also let us swim not to far from where the whales were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2015
Jen C
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Cano island is definite must for snorkeling if on the southern side of Costa Rica facing the Pacific. There are many tour companies that do tours out to the this popular snorkeling spot, though the tour guides of Dolphin Tours were extremely knowledgeable and made safety the #1 priority during the trip as there are currents and swells. The reefs... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

I'm not just giving this 2 stars because we did not see whales, although I think they should not have specific "whale watching tours" when it is not whale season. All of the reviews I read said that we would see whales in February, which is why I booked a whale watching tour. When we arrived, one gentleman asked if... More 

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Thank kristing4
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Fantastic sightings and I really appreciated how they followed all the rules and regulations for the whale sightings. They also let us swim not to far from where the whales were. Amazing trip. Packed boat!

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Thank Jen C
chicago, illinois
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Super nice, clean boat with canopy for shade. Fruit snacks and water on the boat. No bathrooms on the boat. Two guides including captain, both spoke enough English to explain everything. Very safe experience. We saw whales and babies. No dolphins. Lots of birds. Water too murky for snorkeling but we swam off the boat. Very nature conscious and respectful... More 

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Thank smack5
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Had a wonderful time. Did the Caño Island snorkeling tour (full-day). Exciting boat ride to the island that included dolphins. Got in 2 sessions of snorkeling, swimming at the beach and a healthy, filling lunch. Saw dozens of species of fish and multiple hawksbill sea turtles. Pedro and Hans rocked it. We even got in some howler monkeys at the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

I should start by stating that we were supposed to go with Bahia Ballena tours, but when we made it to the beach, they overbooked their boat. As a favor, Dolphin took us out on one of their boats with one other couple. The guide was very friendly and spoke English very well(unlike the "bilingual" guide from Bahia Ballena). The... More 

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Thank EngineerShep
Berlin, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

We did a Day-Trip Fishingtour with Dolphin Tour. The equippment was very good, safe and the guide knows, where the fishingplaces are. We saw dophines and sea turtles. A highlight - the lunch at Isla Violina. What a lovely place. The lunch prepared by Dolphine Tour was excelent. In the end of the day we catched 3 big fishes. Thanks... More 

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Thank pietwiko
Cork, Ireland
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Off in the distance the clouds were dark and forseen rain yet it passed us. Our tour guides were great and let us stand in the front of the boat to take photos of the surrounding dolphins. Bottled water was provided. One of the guides pointed out a turtle swimming in the water. We even took a side trip (not... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

I cannot review their trips but had a poor experience of customer service with this operator. I was trying to juggle tours and dates and around 1pm before the day my tour was booked I asked to move it out by a day. They said no explaining they had already incurred all the costs of my trip. I had no... More 

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3 Thank Jen W
Atenas, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We booked with Dolphin Tours to see the whales with friends. We had a wonderful 1/2 day tour with Dolphin Tours in Bahia Ballena de Osa,Puntarenas,Costa Rica. We arrived from Golfito about 30 minutes early and they were able to recommend a local soda for an excellent breakfast. Since we had been shopping the day before in the duty free... More 

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