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Changing Tide Tours

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Golfo Dulce | Osa Peninsula, Puerto Jimenez 8203-24, Costa Rica
+506 8409 5875
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best tour with phoebe as an amazing guide.

it was an amazing experience to see dolfines and whales with phoebe as a guide, she is a marine... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Montezuma, Costa Rica
via mobile

This tour was amazing - our guide and host, Phoebe, was absolutely wonderful and so knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Kristen V
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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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“tropical fish” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Golfo Dulce | Osa Peninsula, Puerto Jimenez 8203-24, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

it was an amazing experience to see dolfines and whales with phoebe as a guide, she is a marine biologist and therefor will have the full knowledge to explain you really great details about all those animales.

Thank utopiaticahostel
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This tour was amazing - our guide and host, Phoebe, was absolutely wonderful and so knowledgeable - the tour was a wonderful learning experience as well as a breathtaking first hand view of the Golfo Dulce and its incredible wildlife! We saw many dolphins, rays,...More

1  Thank Kristen V
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A fun, educational boat tour led by knowledgeable biologist and super-friendly tour guide Phoebe. We saw plenty of whales, close and in the distance, and even saw an Olive ridley sea turtle surfacing to breathe! The crew was very accommodating and even offered fresh pineapple...More

Thank Carmen C
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I've been super lucky in having been on this tour 4 times now... and each time I've seen something amazing! Phoebe is an awesomely knowledgeable guide, as is her little Captain Fipi, and the whole boat trip is always so much fun! The snorkelling is...More

Thank Jordanne W
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This was a beautiful tour!! The tour company was so knowledge and friendly. They even accommodated my young daughter. They gave respect to the whales and gave us an incredible, unforgettable experience! I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the Golfo Dulce.

Thank katharine111
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The tour was amazing! Phoebe was our guide and was super knowledgeable about the Golfo Dulce, and the wildlife of Costa Rica in general. The boat was well equipped with a top and lower deck to shade from the sun, as well as a toilet...More

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome tour with lot of whale sittings! We saw 5 of them, respecting the security distance both for whale and people. I highly recommand this tour! 🐋🐋🐋

Thank Tiktico
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I've just returned from an incredible snorkelling tour with Changing Tide Tours on the Gulfo Dulce, absolutely brilliant! Our main guide was Phoebe (and her gorgeous son) who was extremely knowledgeable and gave the team plenty of interesting facts and information about the wildlife and...More

Thank tbshooter
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We watched the sun rise over the Piedras Blancas mountain range from the comfortable deck of the Delfín Blanco, one of Phoebe's fleet in Changing Tide Tours! Just amazing! We saw many pods of dolphins (great jumpers), sea turtles and rays. Phoebe was very knowledgeable...More

Thank Helene H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This tour was a highlight of the week we spent on the Osa Peninsula. Phoebe is delightful, knowledgable, and easy to coordinate with. I loved supporting a woman-owned business who is also doing important NGO work in the area. We saw dolphins and had a...More

Thank kendallyoungblood
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leen p
24 August 2017|
Response from Phoebe E | Property representative |
Yes! Atleast 24 hours if possible. When are you thinking of visiting?
Cara S
17 July 2017|
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Response from ChangingTideTours01 | Property representative |
Yes of course! When would you like to tour with us? Please email to confirm the reservation. Pura vida!
29 July 2016|
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Response from Helene H | Reviewed this property |
It is $420 for a party of 4 in a private boat, plus the $25 per person for the sanctuary. however if you are going with a big group on the Delfín Blanco (their BIG Tour boat) it is less per person.