Found in every ocean, the humpback migrates from the poles towards tropical waters in the winter. In Costa Rica, it is found along the Pacific coast, except in the Gulf of Nicoya; it is sighted off central and southern Pacific coasts, depending on the season. During January and February, humpbacks coming from California are near Isla del Cano and the Osa Peninsula (between Drake Bay Wilderness Resort and Marenco Wilderness Camp). Females come to the Tropics to give birth. Some humpbacks pass the winter from December to April in Golfo Dulce, near Uvita National Marine Park, and the Isles Ballenas Marine Park National Parks Off Corcovado Park, Ballena Marine National Park, Golfo Dulce, and Isla del Cano, Isla de Coco.
Sources : Saenz, Joel C., Grace Wong, and Eduardo Carrillo. Ballenas y delfines de America Central. Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad. Costa Rica, 2004.
Recently, we used to see them in the Golfo Dulce from August to October, the humpback whales arrive in the Golfo Dulce with the babies to feed them and learn them how to swim.
This mid day tour includes water and fruits.
Extra: lunch in a private Beach.
What to bring : solar protector, sun glasses, hat, camera.