- Departing early you will enjoy a traditional breakfast before boarding a boat that takes you down Sierpe River (a 45min ride).
- During your boat ride, you will pass through the biggest mangrove ecosystem in the whole of Central America
- You will have the chance to spot monkeys, crocodiles, snakes, and a great variety of birds. You will also see Violines Island, the largest island in Costa Rica, famous for being a source of gold.
- From the mouth of Sierpe River you will head out into the Pacific Ocean. Here you will begin your search for dolphins (5 species are common in the locality), whales (pilot, false, and humpback), and possibly sea turtles.
- Your guide will provide interesting details concerning these fascinating marine mammals and their natural history.
- Along the way you will enjoy the breathtaking scenic views of Drake Bay, Caño Island, and Violines Island.
- Since the humpback’s yearly migration to give birth takes place in this area of Costa Rica, they are frequently seen with their calves from August through October.
- Schools of dolphins are most frequently seen in open water, frolicking effortlessly along the surface. They will often ride the waves just in front of the boat, giving passengers an exciting close-up view.
- A picnic lunch is included in the tour, allowing you take a break from the excitement.
This full-day tour departs at 6am, when you will be transferred to the town of Sierpe (1hr away) where you will eat breakfast. After eating you will board a boat and travel down the Sierpe River until you reach the river mouth and head into the Pacific Ocean. In these waters, you will spend the day trying to spot dolphins and whales.
Ground & boat transportation, naturalist bilingual guide, and picnic lunch.
Comfortable clothing, strap sandals, hiking shoes or sneakers, mosquito repellent, sunblock, sunglasses, raincoat or poncho, binoculars, camera, plastic bags for wet clothes, extra water bottle, dry clothes to change into, and a towel.
Please advise if you have any allergy or special physical condition