Dolphin & whale watching in Playas del Coco

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Dolphin & Whale Watching in Playas del Coco

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  • Keith C
    7 contributions
    We were picked up at the beach of playa del coco. They were waiting and took us to the boat. We traveled north and saw many beach and scenery of the land and sea. We were offered drinks and fruit and snacks that were fresh and cool. We stopped at a beautiful beach and had time to snorkel and swim. The crew were fabulous and told us history and answered questions. On the way back we had an added surprise and saw dolphins swimming along side the boat and jumping out of the water.
    Written January 24, 2023
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  • Peter Kaczmarek
    4 contributions
    We had amazing time on this private boat tour! Rolbin is super fun and knowledgeable about the best spots for snorkeling and seeing the nature of the Pacific coast in CR! Our crew had great time snorkeling with the majestic Devils String Rays, hanging out on secluded Playa Jicaro, and boating around the beautiful coast in Coco Beach!
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • Samuel B
    1 contribution
    Rocky was amazing and very knowledgable. It was my first time and he explained everything very well. For my GF (which wasn't her first time), she did things she never did before like feeding and petting the fishes. The gear was great and he even brought some food for us. Really suggest going to see him.
    Written January 11, 2024
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  • Lisa S
    2 contributions
    We did the beach excursion with Marvin Tours. Had a blast! Was great to experience 4 different beaches. Had a fantastic meal! Sunset was gorgeous in Tamarindo! And the fire show we watched after sunset was spectacular! Highly recommend! Marvin is awesome and quick to respond. Definitely take advantage of the tours Marvin Tours offers. We are going back next year and plan on doing more tours through them.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Kelly W
    West Palm Beach, FL1 contribution
    We went fishing with Jesy for three days and it was amazing!!! Jesy and his deck hands David and Gabriel we so great! The fed is all day long, in between catching monster fish! We caught mahi mahi, groupers and a wahoo, and what we came to Costa Rica for the Rooster Fish!!! Cannot say enough good things about this charter!!!
    Written July 6, 2023
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  • Ronnie B
    Houston, TX7 contributions
    We found Enrico from a referral and it worked out perfect. He and his crewman Armondo worked extremely hard to help us get this fish. I know its tough to catch rosters and we got lucky. However, luck can only take you so far and then you must have skill and these guys have the right plan.. Give em a shot maybe you will be as lucky as we where. Oh, we got two roosters!
    Written August 5, 2019
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  • Norma Leticia M
    1 contribution
    María and Kevin are Awesome! We had a great time! They took special care in making my mom comfortable. Totally recomended!!
    Written April 5, 2023
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  • brown11
    Big Spring, TX565 contributions
    Booked the yacht for a fun day on the water via WhatsApp and Facebook messenger. Great communication for booking and planning

    We were met on the day of our trip and picked up promptly from the beach by the crew.
    The vessel was spotless!
    They had breakfast waiting for on the boat and we got underway....We trolled a bit watched some mahi chase our baits and enjoyed a lovely morning on the water. It was super calm and we stopped along the way at a beach for snorkeling, paddle boarding, and a wonderful afternoon picnic. The food and drinks just kept coming!! We all tried our hand at paddle boarding on the calm beach and had a blast hanging out.

    We had also visits from Capuchin Monkeys and a troupe of Coati Mundis during the afternoon and saw Holler Monkeys as well.

    The Captain and Crew were wonderful. We enjoyed visiting with them about the area, fishing in Costa Rica and marine life.

    Written June 11, 2023
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  • Safari55376582548
    1 contribution
    We had a great trip. They picked us up by boat at our hotel and we toured the bay, beaches, mangroves. They had all the snorkel gear we needed and provided food and drinks. We saw everything. Dolphins, rays, lots of fish, parrots. The crew was great and took care of everything.
    Written March 29, 2023
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