I am a tour guide with many years of experience in Corcovado National Park and its surroundings. During the years i have seen that it is impossible to give to travellers all of the info they need about Osa Peninsula, so I came up with this blogging site to share all I know and all I keep on learning doing what I like the most.
Corcovado National Park
miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2016
Whale watching in Drake Bay
There are two season for whale watching in Drake Bay and each one lasts around four months. The best option or season to do the activity is from january to september, being the pic of this activity in august-september.
The whales come from the polar areas where they feed on four thousand pounds of fish or krill a day to gain weight to start their travel to tropical and subtropical waters to mate and give birth also. During this process they rarely feed.
The whales from the south are more friendly and their population is larger, since the are less affected by whale fishing.
Sometimes orcas come after them to feed on their babies, but finding the orcas during a whale watching expedition is not so usual.
There are many companies In Drake Bay, Uvita y Sierpe that go on tours with their boats to find the whales and observe them. Osa great Adventure does the activity, but make sure that you book in advance, since the boats are easily loaded because everybody wants to see them.
Tips to better enjoy when you go out looking for whales
A trip looking for whales sometime can take really long, since sometimes you find can find activities for 3 hours, 5 hours and even 7 hours, so to take good care of your body is very important.
What to bring to a whale watching tour ?
Long sleeve shirt.
Plastic bag in case that it rains so you can protect your electronic devices.