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Changing Tide Tours

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Golfo Dulce | Osa Peninsula, Puerto Jimenez 8203-24, Costa Rica
+506 8409 5875
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First time seeing a humpback whale!

A fun, educational boat tour led by knowledgeable biologist and super-friendly tour guide Phoebe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carmen C
Incredible experience! Saw Humpback whales courting!!!

I've been super lucky in having been on this tour 4 times now... and each time I've seen something... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jordanne W
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Changing Tide Tours has had over 7,500 guests tour the Golfo Dulce with us during the past eight years. We are proud of the fact that, in addition to being the longest operating tour boat provider on the OSA, we are also known as the ‘Premium Tour’ on the Gulf. That's because our custom-built tour boats are safe, comfortable and well equipped; and they are always manned by a professional, licensed Captain and English speaking Guide team. Changing Tide Tours finds the dolphins over 90% of the time. Come with us and enjoy a fun, informative, 25+ mile guided tour as the Golfo Dulce (‘Sweet Gulf’) serves up its many “magical” wonders. Whales, Dolphins, Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Sea Turtles, numerous Fish, and Sea Birds—all these have been seen by our guests. Our tour boats are equipped with quiet, eco-friendly four stroke motors, contoured seats and a full-canopy sun top for your comfort and protection. After a short crossing, you will experience the Gulf’s lush, rugged Eastern Shore, up close and personal to "one of the world’s three tropical fjords." Along with your Dolphin Cruise and informative eco- tour, your crew will offer Swimming, Snorkeling and Plane Boarding when and where conditions permit. And when you return to the boat, you can enjoy a fresh water rinse and fresh fruit. Tour is 4-5 hours.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Golfo Dulce | Osa Peninsula, Puerto Jimenez 8203-24, Costa Rica
+506 8409 5875

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun, educational boat tour led by knowledgeable biologist and super-friendly tour guide Phoebe. We saw plenty of whales, close and in the distance, and even saw an Olive ridley sea turtle surfacing to breathe! The crew was very accommodating and even offered fresh pineapple...More

Thank Carmen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been super lucky in having been on this tour 4 times now... and each time I've seen something amazing! Phoebe is an awesomely knowledgeable guide, as is her little Captain Fipi, and the whole boat trip is always so much fun! The snorkelling is...More

Thank Jordanne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful tour!! The tour company was so knowledge and friendly. They even accommodated my young daughter. They gave respect to the whales and gave us an incredible, unforgettable experience! I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the Golfo Dulce.

Thank katharine111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was amazing! Phoebe was our guide and was super knowledgeable about the Golfo Dulce, and the wildlife of Costa Rica in general. The boat was well equipped with a top and lower deck to shade from the sun, as well as a toilet...More

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome tour with lot of whale sittings! We saw 5 of them, respecting the security distance both for whale and people. I highly recommand this tour! 🐋🐋🐋

Thank Tiktico
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I've just returned from an incredible snorkelling tour with Changing Tide Tours on the Gulfo Dulce, absolutely brilliant! Our main guide was Phoebe (and her gorgeous son) who was extremely knowledgeable and gave the team plenty of interesting facts and information about the wildlife and...More

Thank tbshooter
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We watched the sun rise over the Piedras Blancas mountain range from the comfortable deck of the Delfín Blanco, one of Phoebe's fleet in Changing Tide Tours! Just amazing! We saw many pods of dolphins (great jumpers), sea turtles and rays. Phoebe was very knowledgeable...More

Thank Helene H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This tour was a highlight of the week we spent on the Osa Peninsula. Phoebe is delightful, knowledgable, and easy to coordinate with. I loved supporting a woman-owned business who is also doing important NGO work in the area. We saw dolphins and had a...More

Thank kendallyoungblood
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Pheobe and crew were AMAZING!! So knowledgeable about the area, the animals, and ecology. The boat is comfortable and we'll equipped for large groups. I really had a fantastic, truly memorable experience. Thank you Changing Tide Tours!!

Thank YesmeineLeKoff
ChangingTideTours01, Propietario at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Yeismeine!! Please come back again when you can! Pura vida, the dophins await your return!

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a unique experience this is the tour for you!!!  You are in the right place, excellent attention, super comfortable  and spacious boat,  they take you to the best places to spot dolphins and to do snorkeling . Phoebe is an...More

Thank Jason V
ChangingTideTours01, Propietario at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

What kind words, Jason! Thank you so much, we hope you will choose to visit Costa Rica again in the future, you know you are always wekcome baack on board. Pura vida!

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leen p
25 August 2017|
Response from Phoebe E | Property representative |
Yes! Atleast 24 hours if possible. When are you thinking of visiting?
Cara S
18 July 2017|
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Response from ChangingTideTours01 | Property representative |
Yes of course! When would you like to tour with us? Please email to confirm the reservation. Pura vida!
30 July 2016|
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Response from Helene H | Reviewed this property |
It is $420 for a party of 4 in a private boat, plus the $25 per person for the sanctuary. however if you are going with a big group on the Delfín Blanco (their BIG Tour boat) it is less per person.