Dolphins & A Whale

Today I took the “Whale-watching Tour,” 4 hours on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with 4 other tourists, all from Germany, and we saw much more than a whale which we only saw during our last hour. Later I will post about the natural arches, birds on Whale Rock Island, snorkeling, and other things we did or saw – just the dolphins and the whale today with 3 photos of each. Note that whales come up for air only every 10 to 15 minutes and stay up for only 3 or 4 seconds and one doesn’t know where they will come up! 🙂 Almost impossible to photograph! 🙂 Below whale shots are me barely catching the tail as it goes back under water – same whale, 3 different times. Fortunately, Dolphins stay on the surface longer! 🙂

Tropical or Spotted Dolphin, Uvita, Costa Rica.

As always, CLICK an image to see it larger . . .


One Humpback Whale’s Tail

¡Pura Vida!

See my photos of a 2019 Whale Watching Trip, same company, different month.

7 Replies to “Dolphins & A Whale”

  1. How wonderful! So exciting to see these magnificent creatures.
    I went whale watching in the St. Lawrence river 3 hours east of Quebec city. We saw 3 different types of whale.
    Merry Christmas Charlie

    1. Thanks Margaret! You know that some of our whales here come from the other side of Canada and Alaska. I’ve never seen them up north. We also have whales coming up from South America too! 🙂

  2. Merry Christmas Charlie! I’m glad you enjoyed your whale tour. I’ve been 3 times, and the last -from Drake Bay, in a private boat – yielded great results. A young whale breached 5 times in front of us, just south of Isla Cano! We also saw adults twice & got a video. The other tours, from Uvita, were also good, with a couple hundred hunting rays leaping about, mating sea turtles and plenty of fish. I love this place.

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