Drake Bay is home to 11 species of resident whales and dolphins! Not only that, but we are visited by two huge families of humpback whales each year between July and March. Our inshore tour involves whale and dolphin watching between the lodge and Cano Island and takes approximately 4 hours.
$75 per person
Minimum of 4 guests required.
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All Day Blue Planet Whale & Dolphin Watching
Our deep sea trip involves going 30 miles offshore to find the megapods of spinner and bottlenose dolphins, recently featured on Blue Planet 2! Spinner dolphins travel in groups of 1,000+ which is what makes this adventure so unique. The pods will often be surrounded by yellow fin tuna and other large marine life. They ae called spinner dolphins for the way they breach into the air making full 360+ turns.
$250 per person
Minimum of 5 guests required.
FAQ Whale & Dolphin Tours
WHAT TO BRING
Water proof bag
REEF SAFE sunscreen
Waterproof camera (optional)
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE IN MY GROUP TO MEET THE MINIMUM?
Option 1: Book the tour on our website, pay for 4/5 people, and get a private tour
Option 2: You can arrive at the hotel and see if any other guests are looking to do the tour as well so that we have a total of at least 4/5 people.
WHEN IS WHALE SEASON?
The official humpback whale season is July 15th - October 15th. During this time, mama humpbacks come to these waters to give birth and teach their babies basic life skills.
Cancellation Made less than 3 days prior to departure - Non-refundable. Cancellation made before: 5 Days Prior to Departure Date -50% of total purchase amount can be refunded. Cancellation Made before: 7 Days Prior to Departure Date- 100% of total purchase amount can be refunded. Cancellations due to weather will only be applied if there is a weather alert issued by SINAC.
CAN YOU SEE HUMPBACKS OUTSIDE OF WHALE SEASON?
You can see humpbacks outside of whale season, but it is not likely. During the official whale season it is unlikely to NOT see them.
WHICH SPECIES ARE LIKELY TO BE SPOTTED?
Over twenty species of whales and dolphins can be found here, including large resident populations of spotted, common, rough-tooth, bottlenose and spinner dolphins, and migrating populations of beaked, pilot, fin, orca, false orca, blue and humpback whales who come here to mate and breed. Although most commonly sighted independently of each other, it is not uncommon to see pods of whales accompanied by large schools of dolphins.