The Bahia Aventuras Combo Tour combines elements of some of the most popular tours - whale/dolphin watching and snorkeling - into one rip-roaring, exciting day of adventure.
- 4 hrs
- Available Days:
- Sun Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat
- 8:00 AM, 12:30 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Departing from Punta Uvita Beach, which lies along Costa Rica's gorgeous southern Pacific coast, this tour takes trippers deep into the Marino Ballena National Park. En route, stops are made at the famous Whale Tail Point, Ballena Island, Tres Hermanas Islets, and the Ventana Sea Caves.
The tour allows trippers to search for humpback and pilot whales, as well as three different species of dolphins. Imagine the excitement of watching a 40-ton whale slap its massive tail along the water, or the amazement at seeing sea turtles and dolphins swim alongside you while snorkeling. Visits to the coral and rock reefs allow tour members to explore the vibrant marine life of the Marino Ballena National Park, which - boasting more than 18 different species of coral reef - forms the largest coral reef on the Pacific side of Central America. Birders will likewise be pleased, as an astounding amount of avian diversity can be observed during the visits to the Tres Hermanas Islets and the Ventana Sea Caves. If the conditions are good, the boat's captain may even navigate through the caves' natural caverns.
The tour lasts 3-4 hours.
Encompassing 270 acres of land (110 terrestrial hectares) and 13,300 acres of ocean (5,400 marine hectares) is the Marino Ballena National Park (Parque Nacional Marino Ballena). Positioned just 10 mi (16 km) south of Dominical and 112 mi (180 km) southwest of San Jose, Marino Ballena is one of the newest national parks in Costa Rica. Established in 1990, the park contains the largest coral reef on the Pacific side of Central America. The park&s waters are also great vantage points for viewing the humpback whale as it migrates (Dec. to April) from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii down to Cano Island, just off of the Osa Peninsula.
Read more:Marino Ballena National Park
What to Bring
Sunscreen, camera, swimming suit, hat, towel, insect repellent and sunglasses.
Transportation from all hotels in the Dominical, Uvita and Ojochal areas, park entrance fees, fruit, water, snorkeling equipment, bilingual guide.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
Great guides, good knowledge and very friendly. Felt safe. Would recommend. It was great to see the whales and we really felt the company respected the animal welfare and protection of the environment. Transfer from the hotel was on time and my only comment on improvement would be the length of time from pick up to actually getting on the boat. Too long at the office base.
wonderful and very knowledgeable
Bahia Adventures was a highlight of the entire trip. Our guides were phenomenal, kind, welcoming, and truly cared about giving us a fantastic experience. They worked hard to follow updates about sightings and drive us quickly to the area. We were fortunate enough to see dolphins and humpback whales. I enjoyed the information they shared during the sightings and the opportunity to snorkel. I would absolutely recommend this company!