Central Pacific

Whales and Dolphins watching Tour From Uvita

Uvita, Costa Rica

From USD 95.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go whale watching in the waters of Costa Rica’s Marino Ballena National Park with this tour. You'll take a morning boat tour out to sea, where you'll have a good chance of spotting whales, dolphins, and even turtles. You'll also have time to snorkel and visit sea caves during your expedition.
  • Go whale-watching and visit caves and snorkel spots with a local guide
  • Snorkeling equipment will be provided
  • Fruit and bottled water will be served on board
  • Group sizes capped at 15 participants for an intimate experience

What's Included

  • Fruits and Water
  • Transport by boat
  • Tourist Guide
  • Insurance
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Tips

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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    300 metros al oeste de la Gasolinera de Uvita, oficina en forma de ballena, Provincia de Puntarenas, Uvita, 60504, Costa Rica

    We're going to wait you 15 minutes before the tour for explain you where'll take the boat

Start time

08:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Special Tour for nature observers, and adventurers.
  • What to bring: swimming suit, towel, sandals, sunscreen, hat.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Two Travelers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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29 reviews
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Lisa_S, Mar 2023
Great guide! So much fun To watch the dolphins. It was a beautiful day to be on the water. They worked hard.
Not fullfilled our expactions
Jennifer_K, Mar 2023
The tour was offered for 3 hours and it took only 2 hours. Snorkling was only 10 minutes. Not enough time to see some fishes. Group was bigger than 15 people (app. 23). The guides weren't really engaged to find whales - we had 1 hour left.
Unforgettable experience
zehava_h, Feb 2023
Sailing with the dolphins and the whales was an unforgettable experience! The captains of the boats were sharing information and we were extremely lucky to find groups of dolphins and a family of whales, snorkeling at the end was also very enjoyable, every one was very friendly and professional, very recommended
Great half day trip
Peter_N, Feb 2023
Very well organised trip with knowledgeable guide and boat captain. In addition to seeing a humpback whale we spotted dolphins, tuna and flying fish.
Definitely an excursion worth taking
Matthew_G, Feb 2023
We were able to see a mom and baby humpback whales as well as lots of dolphins. The snorkeling was also great!
Never disappoints
Beth_C, Feb 2023
While we didn't see whales this trip, the dolphins gave us quite a show. This excursion provided an excellent experience on and in the water.
Great Experience!
Cathleen_M, Jan 2023
The trip was so much fun! Our guide, Anner, and our captain, Onyx, were both great! We were able to see a juvenile humpback whale, several dolphins, and a sea turtle on our excursion. We started off snorkeling, since our guide decided it was the best time for calm water and they already had whale sightings in a specific area. They were both incredible at finding the sea life and making it a truly memorable experience!! I would definitely recommend! Gracias! Pura Vida 🤙🌴
Kris_V, Jan 2023
Great experience! We followed a whale for half an hour. Amazing. We would definitely recommend this tour. Great guiding too.
An incredible experience!
Noemy_G, Dec 2022
It was a fantastic experience! We saw dolphins swimming next to our boat. Snorkel with beautiful fishes. And look a family of whales swimming peacefully.
Definitely do this tour when in Uvita !
Lisanne_v, Sept 2022
Time of the year was excellent for spotting the whales! The guide was really friendly and was very enthusiastic- it was nice that he was explaining about the whales!
Beyond amazing experience
Gregory_A, Jan 2022
The crew was beyond amazing and so welcoming We were fortunate enough to see whales!!! Snorkeling was so fun too
JustinJan_K, Aug 2021
Saw whales, different kind of turtles and just some gorgeous caves. The guide provided a ton of information in both english and spanish. The snacks consisted of delicious fruit! Getting sea-sick is not a problem and the guides are very kind and understanding :-)
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank's so much Justin, i'm glad to read that. Hope to see you again
Douwe_M, Feb 2021
It was amazing. The people at ballena aventura were really helpful and the guide really knew his stuff
Response from Host, Feb 2021
Thank you for your comment, our tour operator try that you enjoy the tour and know this park,thanks
Lohnt sich
Malte_F, Feb 2023
Die Tour lohnt sich definitiv. Klar man braucht Glück um auch Wale sehen zu können aber das ist ja unabhängig vom Unternehmen. Einen Wal hab ich leider nicht gesehen aber dafür Delfine. Die Organisation steht auch dauerhaft in Kontakt mit den anderen Organisationen. Das heißt wenn man selber keinen Wal sieht, sieht gerade niemand einen. Die Tour geht wie beschrieben 3-4 Stunden und man kann sich danach wenn man will noch weiter im Nationalpark aufhalten. Während der Tour wurde auch immer mal wieder etwas erklärt und erzählt. Man macht auch am Ende ein Stopp um zu schnorcheln, nur dass der Spot dort nicht der aller beste ist. Das Schnorcheln kann man sich eigentlich sparen man sieht im Prinzip nichts aber dafür kann man ein wenig baden. Danach gab es noch in abgepackten Boxen Früchte, zwar nicht viel aber dafür lecker
Super expérience
AURELIE_B, Jan 2023
Super matinée. Nous avons eu la chance de voir 1 baleine et plein de dauphins. Les guides étaient au top ! Il faut demander le point de rdv avant la journée J !
Très déçue
Joy_E, Jan 2023
Déçue de cette expérience de manière générale. Pas mal de bateau au même endroit. Spot de snorkeling vers la queue de la baleine trouble même en conditions idéales selon notre guide. Matériel de snorkeling mis à disposition déféctueux (trou dans le caoutchouc du tuba, valve anti-retour manquante, et m). Nous avons dû changer trois fois le matériel et avons bu deux fois la tasse avant de pouvoir profiter de la seule session de snorkeling écourtée par ces aléas. Aucun dauphin ni baleine à l'horizon (aléas de la nature nous sommes d'accord) et explications/informations minimalistes de notre guide. Par ailleurs nous n'avons visité aucune grotte marine contrairement à ce qui était annoncé. Bonne surprise néanmoins pour la collation où les bananes et ananas servis étaient succulents. Finalement néanmoins bien cher payé pour la prestation offerte même si le paysage en bâteau reste sympathique.
Daniele_L, Jan 2023
Bellissimo lo consiglio. Abbiamo visto delfini e balene da kolto vicino. I ragazzi della barca sono stati gentilissimi
Tiere werden respektiert...
Niklas_M, Jan 2023
Tiere werden respektiert und mit dem Boot wird Abstand gehalten. Jedoch sollte mehr Abstand gehalten werden, damit die Wale wirklich ungestört ihre Jungen aufziehen können. Ansonsten sehr schön.
Déçue de la compagnie d’excursion mais pas des baleines
Denise_L, Jan 2023
Nous avons vue des baleines mais malheureusement le moteur du bateau est tombé en panne et nous avons perdu beaucoup de temps à regarder le capitaine essayer de le réparer donc après tout était précipité! Pas aller voir les dauphins et le snorkeling de courte durée! Pas de Masque ni tuba de fournis!
Bueno ta guay
Ana_C, Aug 2021
Vimos sólo ballenas, nada de delfines. Pero fue una experiencia increíble. Los del bote súper amigables
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hola Ana, Muchas Gracias por tus palabras, lamentamos que los delfines no se asomaran este día, nos ganó la naturaleza. Te deseamos siempre lo Mejor, Saludos