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The Divine Dolphin

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Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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+506 8818 9784
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07:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Divine Dolphin has been taking people to encounter the glorious...

The Divine Dolphin has been taking people to encounter the glorious dolphins and whales of Drake Bay, Costa Rica since 1998. We are also a research and conservation organization dedicated to creating a protected marine area here, and are the only tour operator exclusively dedicated to dolphin and whale tours. It is our specialty! Our tours feature highly experienced tour guides, our resident marine biologist and a hydrophone that allows us to hear the dolphins' and whales' sounds. We often encounter mega pods of dolphins numbering in the hundreds and even thousands and we have the longest season of Humpback Whales in the world. We celebrate the connection that people have with these amazing and highly intelligent beings and approach them with the utmost respect. We have been featured on Animal Planet, The Travel Channel, Fine Living and in numerous magazines and publications. Dive on in and meet the Divine Dolphins and Whales up close and personal while helping us to create a protected marine area. Everybody wins, especially the marine mammals we are working to protect.

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Whale and Dolphin Tour in Drake Bay
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Best experience Ever! Magical!

Be careful going on this tour because you will not be able to stop thinking about it and will have to go back again! See my first review hahaha. Literally the best day of my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be careful going on this tour because you will not be able to stop thinking about it and will have to go back again! See my first review hahaha. Literally the best day of my life. NO joke. I went back 3 months later and saw common dolphins that I didn't see the first time, which are absolutely beautiful! I... More 

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Misson Viejo, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came back for a fourth time to Drake Bay especially to go on the Divine Dolphin's tour. Sierra, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the dolphins, whales and all sea life and every trip I have had with her (I think six now) has been fantastic! Sierra's love for all marine life really shines through and her... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I traveled to Costa Rica in the winter of 2017. This dolphin watching trip was to be one of the highlights, but was nothing but a disappointment. I would not recommend this tour. At first Sierra seemed nice and accommodating, but as the trip went on, I questioned her motives. I noticed her rolling her eyes several... More 

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Every now and then we get a bizarre review that is so out of place with the rest of them, I have to wonder where it came from. A competitor maybe? Rolling my eyes when people asked me questions as if I was annoyed? Taking people to see dolphins is my life's joy! See the other reviews! Rude and impatient... More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sierra is very nice and a good guide. The biodiversity across Costa Rica is amazing, especially in the ocean. We saw a super pod of spotted dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and many sea turtles. It was a great experience

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

It was great having you and your husband on board, Sarah! We hope to see you again sometime. More 

Alzey, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect Tour,best of my life❤️ We saw many dolphins and sharks hunting for sardines! Small group of 6 people...we come back!

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

Nothing makes us happier than when people tell us it was the best tour of their life!! Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous time on our 2 Divine Dolphin tours! Spotted, bottlenose and rough tooth dolphins, lots of birds - and beautiful blue water to swim in! Snorkels, masks, fins are provided... as is a simple lunch. A wonderful experience all around! Sierra helped to make my birthday celebration special - and a big bonus is that she arranged... More 

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

It was so great to finally meet you in person, Ms. Wave Lady, and share our love of the ocean and the color turquoise ;) I hope you will come back for another Birthday Celebration! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

fabulous trip! there was only 6 of us including the boat driver and sierra! very intimate with chances to sit on the front of the boat!been to many countries to see dolphins! but this trip was superb! hundreds of dolphins! 4 different species!sierra was so pasionate about the sealife in drake! a real character !we called her the mermaid! she... More 

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to take you out to play with our finned friends and family. We hope you will come back. And thanks for your lovely comments. More 

Dickinson, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

My family of 4 traveled to Drake Bay to visit Divine Dolphin. Since we had never been to Costa Rica we decided to book the all inclusive package through Divine Dolphin. Sierra booked our entire trip (except for the flight to CR). Sierra was very helpful and responsive to any and all questions I had beforehand and I have to... More 

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

It was SO FUN to have you and your family on board, Candie. We will never forget all the excitement and cries of delight. We hope you will come back sometime for more fun on the sea! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We took this tour because we had hoped to see some dolphins AND whales, but this year the whales are stopping up by Mexico instead. Anyways - the guide/owner Sierra was great, and the boat driver was also really nice! Left at 8 am, got dropped off at 2 pm. Cost was $100-$115, I can't remember for sure. We were... More 

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to take you out to see our amazing ocean biodiversity and we appreciate your kind comments. We hope you will come back soon! More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Sierra Goodman is a truly divine person with a purpose and great passion for the whales and dolphins and other magnificent creatures of the sea. There's a connection with the dolphins that really can't be put into words. A mutual respect and love . . . the dolphins showed us this. We ended up "playing" with several large pods of... More 

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DivineDolphin44, Owner at The Divine Dolphin, responded to this review

I will never forget your big smile and lovely energy, Sara. We love to have happy, positive people on our tours who love the dolphins and whales as much as we do. I hope you will be back again in the future so that we can have some more fun with our finned family. Oceans of Love. More 

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