Whale and Dolphin watching tour


The Whale Watching Tour, also known as a combo, is a set of activities that take place over the course of 3 hours. It takes a tour around the Ballena Marine National Park, visiting different areas of attraction, such as the Whale’s Tail and Ballena Stone where There is a period of time to do snorkel, you also visit the caverns of Playa Ventana, course it begins with the search and observation of whales and dolphins as well as a different variety of marine fauna

Whale and dolphin watching tour price: $75



Life at the sea is the best option for whale and dolphin watching. Our Tour consists of the arrival of our clients at the office that is located 50 m before the ranger station of the Ballena Marine National Park, Bahía Ballena, Uvita de Osa, Puntarenas, around 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. where our highly qualified staff will receive them.

It lasts approximately 3 hours.

The tour leaves from Punta Uvita Beach after an informative safety talk by our guide. This tour will explore different areas of the Marino Ballena National Park and the caverns of Playa Ventana.

They will search for the majestic humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)and other marine fauna such as Pacific spotted dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and seabirds among which we can observe pelicans, frigates, and brown boobies. As part of our activities, you will take between 30 to 45 minutes to snorkel in the whale rock where we can observe different varieties of fish. It has a moderate difficulty level.

What does our tour include?

  • Boat transportation
  • Entrance tickets to the Ballena Marine National Park
  • Experienced captain
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
  • Safety equipment
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Water and Fruits
  • Respective insurance

What do we recommend bringing?

  • Swimsuit
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat or Cap
  • Glasses or other items to protect against the sun’s rays
  • Towel or washcloth


Not suitable for women in early pregnancy or at high risk.

Minimum quota: 06 people

Whale season

Humpback whales can be observed in two well-defined seasons from December to March, the whales that visit us from the northern hemisphere, while those from the southern hemisphere begin to be seen in the first weeks of July until the end of October.

The most commonly observed whales are humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). These are known for their long migrations on the north side and the south side.

Dolphins are seen throughout the year. The most commonly seen bottlenose dolphins on the Pacific coast. The chances of watching whales and dolphins are quite high, but not guaranteed every day because we are not sure of the exact location where they are.

Whale and dolphin watching tour price: $75