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 none more so than the Humpback Whale, whose numbers continue to decrease. Come, join us, learn and love them even more. This whale and dolphin watching tour will surely be an unforgettable experience for you.
Whale Watching Tour Description
Our Costa Rica Whale and Dolphin watching tour departs in the morning at around 8am from Sierpe. Transportation can be provided for an extra charge from Manuel Antonio, Dominical and Uvita areas. You get to the town of Sierpe taking the Costanera Highway along the Pacific Ocean, 75 minutes south of Dominical. Easy directions will be sent to you.
After checkin, you will board the boat and head towards the largest area of mangrove swamps in Central America to Caño Island. The mangroves are inhabited by crocodiles, snakes, four species of monkeys, and a great variety of Costa Rica birds. Once through the Sierpe River mouth we arrive to the Pacific Ocean and start our search! We are on the lookout 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, Caño Island and Violines Island will amaze you. We will prepare a delicious picnic lunch and then get back to Dolphin and Whale watching. Around 3:00 p.m. will start to head back to Sierpe.
Departure Time: 8am Return Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Private Tours available upon request
Tour includes: Boat from Sierpe, lunch, guide, boat transport
*Transportation from Dominical, Manuel Antonio, and surrounding areas. Fees may apply. Please specify pickup location for quote. (min. number of passengers that day to guarantee trip)
What to Bring: Comfortable clothing, strap sandals, hiking or sneakers shoes, mosquito repellent, sunblock, sunglasses, raincoat or poncho, binoculars, camera, plastic bags, extra water bottle, and a towel. And don’t forget your prescribed medicine if you take any.
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