Bahia Adventure Combo

Seasonal Whale Watching and Year-round Dolphin Spotting


Rate per person $90

Ballena National Marine Park is home to one of the longest humpback whale seasons in the world! These warm and crystalline Pacific waters are popular among humpback, pseudo-orca and pilot whales, and three species of dolphin. Pick between morning or afternoon to take a scenic boat ride as you keep an eye out for one of the estimated 25 whale and dolphin species that call Costa Rica their home. Perhaps you’ll be fortunate enough to spot a mother and calf, a pod of dolphins or even a 40 ton splash.

This tour is perfect for families, as well as individuals who enjoy nature and the water. Both whale watching and snorkeling are seasonal, with whale migrations from December to April, July to October and snorkeling offered only during the dry months. Dolphin encounters are year-round. The places visited on the tour are subject to change due to weather conditions. The boat travels parallel to marine animals and at a maximum speed of 7 km/hour as not to disturb them.

Depending on the conditions at sea, you’ll visit the iconic Punta Uvita Whale Tail, Ballena island, Tres Hermanas islets and Ventana sea cave to maximize your chances to see these gentle giants and also take in the scenic beauty of the coastline. Weather permitting, you might also go through the caverns of Ventanas Beach. Keep your eyes open for brown boobies, pelicans and even the endangered Hawkbill turtle. You’ll also have the opportunity to snorkel around coral and rock reefs during dry season.

Your tour includes: boat transportation, captain, bilingual guide, snorkel equipment (during dry season), park entrance fees, fruit, water. Be at the dock 30 min prior to scheduled departure!

What to bring: camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, towel, poncho in rainy season. Wear a swimsuit, shoes with grip (for boat), shirt to cover shoulders while snorkeling.

*If staying in Manuel Antonio area, ask for additional quote on ground transportation.

*Prices reflect current low season rates and are subject to change. The price you are quoted by our sales representatives will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price is per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes: all taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels. Price does not include international airfare, optional travel insurance, or credit card payment service fee.