Dolphin tour and Snorkeling

This activity starts from Puerto Carrillo. You will embark on a search for dolphins – bottlenose and spotted dolphins – and if you are lucky enough, you may see whales with their babies. As getting back to Puerto Carrillo, you’ll stop with the team near the beach to snorkel and observe the beautiful marine life. 

Dolphin & Snorkeling Tour


4 hours

What to Bring

swimsuit camera hat sunscreen sunglasses


snacks and drinks round trip transportation  certified guide equipment (snorkeling & fishing)

Minimum people



8 AM pick up at your hostel

Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins inhabit warm and temperate seas worldwide, being found everywhere except for the Arctic and Antarctic Circle regions. Numerous investigations of bottlenose dolphin intelligence have been conducted to the use of artificial language, object categorization and self-recognition. They can use tools like sponges to forage for food sources they normally could not access and transmit cultural knowledge from generation to generation, also their intelligence has driven interaction with humans. Bottlenose dolphins have the 3rd largest encephalization levels of any mammal on Earth, sharing close ratios with those of humans an other Great Apes which more than likely contributes to their high intelligence and emotional intelligence.

Spotted dolphins

Spotted dolphins are easily identifiable thanks to their spots although they aren’t born with those marks, after about three years they begin to develop speckles and then after a few more years mottled spots begin to appear. Finally, the dolphins mature into adults with light spots on their dark backs and darker ones on their pale bellies. They live in small or medium groups, they are extremely social and sometimes keeping company with bottlenose dolphins. They are also very playful for example they usually surf the wake behind the boat, performing acrobatic leaps, just for fun. The animals have been studied extensively since 1985 by the Wild Dolphin Project (in the Bahamas) run by Denise Herzing. Researchers are creating and innovating existing technology to try better understand dolphin communication and intelligence. sources: National Geografic


In Costa Rica it’s illegal to swim with dolphins, it is classified as harassment and may cause stress, injury, or even death.



16th of April to 15th of December

Monday to Saturday 8.30 AM to 6 PM


16th of December to 15th of April

Monday to Sunday 8.30 AM to 6 PM



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