Dolphin & whale watching in Costa Rica is incredible! The Marino Ballena National Park actually resembles the shape of a whale's tale. In Uvita whales from both the north and the south come to this mecca in Costa Rica 2 seasons every year. Playful dolphins steal the show the rest of the year. Its no wonder this is one of the most popular Uvita tours.
Whale Watching Uvita & Marino Ballena Marine Park Whale Season in Costa Rica
Costa Rica enjoys the longest whale season IN THE WORLD.Whales migrating from both hemispheres arrive to Costa Rica looking for perfect waters to breed and give birth. You can see whales in Costa Rica mid July through mid Novermber. Then again mid December to mid April. The best place for whale watching in Costa Rica is definitely in Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita, around the areas of Osa Peninsula and Drake Bay. During peak whale season, the chances of seeing whales are as great as the the size of the humpback whales!
This exciting whale watching excursion in Uvita takes you to the grounds of Marino Ballena National Park. The park is named after the Humpback Whales that find refuge in its coastal waters year after year. Funny enough, the name also takes after after the rock formation called Tombolo that resembles a whale's tail! Whales travel from both North and South all the way to this park, pay homage to the big Whale Tail, then return to Argentina or Alaska! Whale mecca maybe? Either way, it is for sure one of the most impressive travels an animal performs in the whole wide world!
Dolphin Tours in Uvita & Marino Ballena Marine Park Year Round
Don't forget the dolphins!! Whales are great of course, but outside of whale season, large dolphin populations are also common all along the Pacific coast. Bottle nosed dolphins, rough toothed dolphins, pacific spotted dolphins and many more can be seen in the Marino Ballena Marine Park any day. If you're lucky you might find them in the hundreds!! That many tails and dorsal fins splashing on the ocean surface make an incredible sighting.
What's even better about this incredible eco-adventure is that along with your search for whales and wild dolphins, you will have the opportunity to see the 5 stunning beaches that make up this national park. Your knowledgeable guide will take you on a snorkeling expedition at one of the many great spots in the area, like the Tombolo (Whale's Tail) or Ballena Rock, and around the island's coral reef. To finish up, your Uvita boat tour will visit other awesome like Ventanas Caverns and the Coronado River Mouth of Rio Terraba, the longest and largest in river by volume in Costa Rica. Definitely a MUST SEE!
Whales, dolphins, snorkeling Marino Ballena National Park, what else can you ask for? Spaces fill up fast, especially during whale watching season. Better yet, at The Real Deal Tours we offer you the best deals on the best tours in Uvita & Domincal. So don't miss out, book your discounted Marino Ballena Whale Watching & Wild Dolphin tour in Uvita today!!
Costa Rica Whale Watching & Wild Dolphin Combo Tour Details
Uvita Whale & Dolphin Watching Combo Tour Includes:
- * Marino Ballena National Park entrance fee
- * Bilingual naturalist guide
- * Search for wild dolphins and whales
- * Visit to Tombolo (whale's tail) & Las Ventanas caverns
- * Snorkeling (approx. 40 minutes summer only)
- * Snorkeling gear
- * All safety equipment
- * Water and fresh fruit snacks
Departures: Departs 2 times daily at 8:30 AM or 12:30 PM from the tour office in Uvita.
Length: 3.5 Hours.
Uvita Whale & Dolphin Watching Combo Tour Recommendations:
- * Swimsuit under your clothes & towel
- * Eco friendly sunblock
- * Hat, sunglasses or other UV protective clothing
- * Camera
- * Dry bag or light day pack to store your things in (prepare to get wet)
- * Cash for tour balance and tips for your incredible whale & dolphin spotting guides
Children: Children 4 to 8 years old pay half price. Children under 4 are FREE! There is no minimum age for children to participate and a great activity for the entire family to enjoy together.
Restrictions: This is a fantastic tour for everyone in the family. This is a small boat with comfortable seating with no restrictions other than you must be able to climb in and out of the boat with little to no help. No prior snorkeling experience necessary, but it is important to know the basics of swimming to participate in this portion.
Insider Tip: Whale watching in Costa Rica is a really unique experience to this region. But whether you are visiting during the whale season in Costa Rica, or the off season, the amount of dolphins you can find are incredible too and will make it all worthwhile. There is a lot to see off the coast of Uvita. Las Ventanas are cool too, and seeing the Tombolo from a boat is fun...especially since it looks like a whale's tale.
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The Real Deal: $80.00
The Real Deal: $41.00
Marino Ballena Whale Watching & Wild Dolphin Combo deposit is $18.00 per Adult and $10.00 per Child.
(The balance of $62.00 per Adult and $32.00 per Child in cash must be paid the day of the tour)
This tour departs at two different times.