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Review of Bahia Aventuras

Bahia Aventuras
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Bahía Aventuras, located in Uvita-Bahia Ballena, Osa, is a family-friend owned and managed boat and nature tour operator with the mission to responsibly share with national and international visitors their love for and knowledge of marine ecosystems as well as educate and promote the conservation of the priceless natural resources that are found in the Marino Ballena National Park, Mangroves Wetlands Refuge of Terraba-Sierpe, Cano Island Biologic Reserve and the Osa peninsula through fun, friendly and safe boat tour excursions.
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic trip to Corcovado National Park. The boat ride was a little rough due to the rough seas, however our guides stopped and made sure we were all doing okay before continuing on. The park was breathtaking and the guides were very interactive. Our guide Ramón was an excellent tour guide and would definitely recommend a tour with him. I would love to come back again!!

Thank mmikulis121
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BahiaAventuras, Manager at Bahia Aventuras, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hello,

Thank you for writing this review.

We're pleased to hear that while the seas were rough, our crew and staff made your safety and comfortability a priority. We're honored to have been able to share the beauties of Corcovado National Park with you.

We would welcome you back with open arms! See you soon!

-Team Bahia Aventuas

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We were very excited to snorkel on Cano Island. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal excursion if anyone in your party is prone to motion sickness. The boat ride each way is 90 minutes, and there is very little access to the beach. You actually snorkel right off the boat. If this had been explained in advance, we would have never chosen this trip. Additionally, the crew was less than empathetic to those feeling ill (not just in my party) & didn’t even offer water or a snack. As a matter of fact, we experienced significant rain & were never offered water or a snack from the time we left at 8am until we returned around 1pm. Sadly, this was the most disappointing day of what was really a great visit to a beautiful place.

Thank cnoble94
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BahiaAventuras, Manager at Bahia Aventuras, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi,

Thank you for your review.

We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a great experience with us. Our crew and staff are trained to ensure all passengers are given the opportunity to stay hydrated and nourished throughout the duration of the tour. Additionally, we offer our passengers coffee, tea, refreshments, fruit, and bread prior to departure for each tour. We met as a team and discussed your feedback and we'll make sure we continue to implement policies and procedures that assure our guests are fully satisfied.

-Team Bahia Aventuras

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Perfect from the time we arrived to our return from Corcovado. In six hours we saw:
Tapir
Puma
Four different species of monkeys
Macaws
Black Guam
Heron
Many species of birds
Dolphins and whales

Thank Luc Q
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BahiaAventuras, Manager at Bahia Aventuras, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Hi, Luc!

Thank you for sharing about your trip experience with us. We're honored to have served as your guides into a world of amazing plethora of animals and wildlife that exists in Costa Rica.

We hope to see you again, and feel free to invite friends and family to share on another amazing adventure with Bahia Aventuras!

-Team Bahia Aventuras

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

With reviews like these it is hard not to let myself be influenced by the fact that we had the most unique experience just hanging out with a huge humpback whale swimming alongside our boat and diving and coming up for I don’t know how long.
It was without a doubt one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

We could even hear the whale singing quite loudly just standing on the deck out the boat. So beautiful it almost made you cry.

We went with our two children of 10 and 13 and they were amazed as well.

Ramon and the crew were absolutely outstanding and changed the schedule for us to hang out with the whale for longer time. They were really skilled and we were the first boat to find a whale.
We also saw dolphins and went snorkeling which was also great.
No doubt one of the best days of our vacation.

Although there are no guarantees of seeing whales, I am sure that Ramon and the crew will do everything possible to find one.

Nevertheless, if I am to be completely honest though, I think I would have probably been bummed if we hadn’t found a whale, especially since the trip is quite expensive.

1  Thank Martine A
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BahiaAventuras, Manager at Bahia Aventuras, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Hello, Martine!

Thank you very much for writing such a great review. We're so happy to hear that you and your family were able to spend some time experiencing a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hear the humpback whale communicating with her baby!

We hope to see you again in the future!

-Team Bahia Aventuras

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Team was very friendly and organized. We saw dolphins on the ride out to Cano and on the ride back to the mainland. On the return we also saw a humpback cow and calf!!! I still don't know how they spotted it. Dean was an amazing and energetic guide who kept everyone engaged and laughing. We did the full snorkeling tour and saw sea turtles, sharks, blow fish, angel fish, parrot fish, eels, mantas and plenty of other species that I was unable to identify but were stunningly beautiful. This was my first time ever being out on the ocean and I will admit to having a sort of ocean phobia prior to this trip being a native Kansan but I am hooked and will be doing more snorkeling in the future for sure. If you get sea sick, or believe you might, please sit at the rear of the boat and not the front where it's the roughest ride. -Tim

Thank Tim M
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BahiaAventuras, Manager at Bahia Aventuras, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Hi, Tim,

Thank you for writing such a thorough review of your experience with us. We're ecstatic to hear that you were able to see the amazing humpback whale and her baby calf! We take pride in having our staff provide you with an experience you'll always remember, so we're pleased to hear that we covered all of the bases with you and that you can't wait to get back out into the ocean!

We look forward to serving you in again in the future.

-Team Bahia Aventuras

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