Dolphin Watching Manuel Antonio Costa Rica
Get an up close view of the dolphins that can be found during our catamaran tour in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Sunset Sails Tours has been taking people around the Manuel Antonio Coast to view Dolphins since 1995. Never seen a dolphin before? Well, we recommend you join our morning or afternoon sunset catamaran cruise and experience viewing the very play full dolphins that are found in this area of the Pacific Ocean.
There are several different species of Dolphins that live in the Pacific Ocean but there are two types of dolphins that are most common to the area of Manuel Antonio which you can expect to encounter during our catamaran cruise and those are the Spotted Dolphin & Bottlenose Dolphin. Through out the years, we tend to see these two species of Dolphins on a regular basis.
Of course, when ever it comes to mother nature, we can´t give you as a customer any guarantee that you will see marine life but it is very common to encounter dolphins during the morning or afternoon sunset catamaran cruise.
Dolphins travel in Large Groups
When you are out at sea, you won´t encounter just one dolphin as they travel in large groups, so if you are lucky to spot a dolphin be on the watch for more. On several of our catamaran trips, we have encounter large groups of 30 to 60 dolphins all swimming together and jumping out of the water to put on a show as these dolphins do seem to enjoy showing off their ability to jump out of the water at very high speeds.
How do we spot dolphins out at Sea?
The pacific ocean is enormous and finding dolphins is not so much a matter of luck as it is knowing how the ocean works as there are several key sings that you need to be on the look out. When we are sailing around the Manuel Antonio Coast, we are looking for any marine activity such as Pelicans flying in a circle around a specific area which typically indicates there are bate fish which are small in size and the perfect meal for dolphins.
Our crew has special binoculars which help them to spot any activity that indicates there could be a group of dolphins enjoying a nice meal which makes for a perfect opportunity for us to get up close and view either the Bottlenose dolphins or the Spotted Dolphins.
The Best Time to View Dolphins in Manuel Antonio
You can see dolphins during the entire year here in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica as there isn´t a peak season to go dolphin watching, they remain close to shore and are seen on a daily basis. This makes even a greater reason for you to join our catamaran tour and if you have never seen a dolphin before, this could be a great opportunity.