Whale Watching in Costa Rica

Whale Watching Tour from Uvita

Embarking on a whale watching excursion in their natural habitat is an extraordinary way to witness the grandeur of these magnificent creatures. We invite you to join us on a thrilling adventure where you will have the incredible opportunity to observe the awe-inspiring humpback whales. During this expedition, you will marvel at their annual migration journey, a remarkable spectacle to behold.



Children under 3 years FREE, children under 9 years 50% discount!

The price per person is only $84 for this amazing adventure

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a whale-watching tour last?

Our whale watching excursion lasts about 3 hours during which you will visit various corners of the Marino Ballena National Park.

What is included in the price of the tour?

The tour includes entrance fees to the national park, boat transportation, guide as well as drinks and snacks, with all local taxes included.

What is the minimum age for tour participants?

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, but all children are welcome without age limit. Children under 3 years of age participate for free, children under 9 pay 50%

What kind of whales can we see?

Costa Rica hosts humpback whales that come here from the Alaskan region and from the south from areas of Patagonia. During this time, cubs are born and learn life under the guidance of their mother, which we can witness.

What language does the tour guide speak?

Our guides speak Spanish and English. On special request, we can arrange a guide speaking French, Polish or Russian. This requires prior reservation and is subject to availability.

What other attractions await me during the trip?

The waters of Marino Ballena are not just about whales. During the trip you have a chance to see dolphins, turtles, various species of fish and birds. In addition, you will see up close such landmarks as the Whale Rock and the Three Sisters.

Whale Watching in Costa Rica: An Unforgettable Experience

Costa Rica is a premier destination for whale watching, offering a unique and unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica provides a prime location for observing these majestic marine mammals in their natural habitat. From the Pacific coast to the Osa Peninsula, the opportunities for whale watching are plentiful and diverse.

Why Costa Rica is Perfect for Whale Watching

Costa Rica's geographical location makes it an ideal spot for whale watching. The warm, nutrient-rich waters attract a variety of whale species, including humpback whales, which are the most commonly sighted. These magnificent creatures migrate to Costa Rica from both the northern and southern hemispheres, providing nearly year-round opportunities for sightings. The peak seasons for whale watching are from July to October and from December to March, coinciding with the whales' breeding and birthing periods.

What to Expect on a Whale Watching Tour

Whale watching tours in Costa Rica are typically led by experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the local marine life. Tours often last a few hours and include information about whale behavior, conservation efforts, and the ecosystem. Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras, binoculars, and a sense of adventure. The sight of a humpback whale breaching or a mother whale with her calf is an awe-inspiring experience that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Don't wait any longer

Whale watching in Costa Rica is a must-do activity for anyone visiting this beautiful country. With its rich biodiversity, stunning landscapes, and commitment to conservation, Costa Rica offers a whale watching experience that is both thrilling and educational. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, the chance to see these magnificent creatures up close is an experience you’ll never forget. Embark on a whale watching adventure in Costa Rica and create memories that will last a lifetime!