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Changing Tide Tours

#2 of 9 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Puerto Jimenez Features Animals
Golfo Dulce | Osa Peninsula, Puerto Jimenez 8203-24, Costa Rica
+506 8409 5875
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An excellent tour, literally hundreds of dolphins!

I've just returned from an incredible snorkelling tour with Changing Tide Tours on the Gulfo Dulce... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tbshooter
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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
Absolutely the very best tour in Costa Rica!!

We watched the sun rise over the Piedras Blancas mountain range from the comfortable deck of the... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Helene H
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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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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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Golfo Dulce | Osa Peninsula, Puerto Jimenez 8203-24, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 13 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

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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 16 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!!

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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 12 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!

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This is my second time in this tour. The first one in September, we saw the most incredible interaction between whales and dolphins, there was a huge mother humpback whale with its baby and another 2 huge humpbacks swimming between a group of 30 dolphins....More

Thank ACR26
ChangingTideTours01, Propietario at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

We really appreciate you taking the time to write this detailed and descriptive review, THANK YOU! We hope to see you again in the not so far future, amigo.... Pura vida!

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I joined a group tour and at the start of my visit to Costa Rica and the tour vastly exceeded my expectations! The stunning scenery and wildlife are incredible, and the trip to the wildlife refuge was awesome! My guide was Phoebe, and she was...More

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

Nothing like some fresh Costa Rica fruit while cruising the gulf, hey! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave am opinion about your time with us, we are very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your self! Come back soon, pura...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Each year I organize trips to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica for groups of adventure travelers . We just completed our 3rd tour with Changing Tides and we will be back! It is always an incredible experience and one of the favorite days of...More

Thank Dreamkeeper55
ChangingTideTours01, Propietario at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

We love your groups, Nancy! Thank you so much for reviewing us, we look forward to more animal filled tours with you in the upcoming years, the dolpins especially eagerly await your return! Pura vida!

Reviewed 5 January 2017

We spent an amazing day on this tour. Our guide, Phoebe, a marine biologist, shared her knowledge and passion with us. We say pods of spotted dolphins, flying fish, and sea turtles. We snorkeled, dove off the boat, and relaxed on the deck. Phoebe and...More

Thank ldpots
ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

We were definitely in flying fish heaven that day, I have never seen so many in one tour! We really appreciate your taking the time to write this review, it means a lot to us so a big thank you. Have a wonderful rest of...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were greeted by our leader ,Phoebe ,who is an experienced marine biologist. She is a vibrant young woman with a love for the nature of Costa Rica. She wants you to have fun and appreciate the world she is introducing you too. The dolphins,...More

Thank gardensQuebec
ChangingTideTours01, Owner at Changing Tide Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Aww, you guys were a complete BALL to have on board- What a fun day we had! Thank you very much for taking the time to review your tour with us and we definitely hope to be able to do another trip with you guys...More

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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!
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dianecsparks
29 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.
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Obi1947
17 February 2015|
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Response from LindaCJ5747EG | Reviewed this property |
I meant to give Changing Tide 5 stars. I will go back and change this.
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