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This Tour is only available from Augoust 15th until October 15th, because that is the period of time that the whales can be seen in the Golfo Dulce Bay.

The annual migration of Pacific Humpback Whales is one of the most remarkable journeys by any creature on the planet. The cetaceans travel between 3,000 and 5,000 miles each way, from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, making them one of the farthest-migrating animals on Earth. Northern Hemisphere Humpbacks travel from Alaska and British Columbia to Mexico, Hawaii and Central America, for the months of December to March. Southern, Antarctic-based Humpback Whales spend their winter months near Australia and as far north as Costa Rica from June to November. They are most likely to be seen in Costa Rica between August and October.

The southern whales are more abundant in Golfo Dulce, according to research by the CEIC. Females swim into the shallow waters of the Gulf’s interior to birth their young and breastfeed them. Males concentrate in the outer area of the Gulf waiting to breed with available females.

This Tour departs from the pier of the Hotel Samoa del Sur in Golfito, and during the tour we will take you through the Golfo Dulce Bay in the search for the magnificient humpback whales, we can often watch other species such us dolphins, turtles, sting rays and different kinds of marine birds.

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