Hop on this educational and fun encounter with whales
Without a doubt, one of the highlights of Puerto Vallarta!
From late November to late March, hundreds of Humpback whales migrate down from the cold waters of the North Pacific Ocean to our less cold waters. They enter Banderas Bay to mate, breed, and nurse.
How about seeing 40 tons of animal weight out of the water, a group of males competing for a female, or a lovely mommy with her playful baby? We never know what we'll get, but we guarantee you'll see whales.
These incredible cetaceans will thrill you with their acrobatics and behavior displays. We care about the whales and their environment, so you'll be led by a cetacean specialist: A biologist with a Master's Degree in Marine Ecology.
Have your eyes wide open and cameras ready, since we may also find dolphins, turtles, manta rays and more!
Our boat has a capacity for up to 10 people, so every tour is private and personalized. We will have snacks, deli sandwiches and soft beverages on board!
Nature + education + fun: a great tour out on the bay!
8:50 or 9:20- Meeting the guide
9:00- tour departs
9:00- 9:15- Educational briefing on whales and environment
9:15- 12:00- Whale watching
12:00- lunch is provided as we continue whale watching
12:20- we will start our way back to the Pier
13:00- Back on the pier- end of tour
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: The tour departs from Puerto Vallarta. The meeting will be at the door of Pier I, at Marina Vallarta. This is located on the marina boardwalk, between street Mastil and Popa. Just across from Portobello Restaurant.
Duration: 4 hours
The tour is programmed to depart from Marina Vallarta at 9 am, we would be back by 1 pm.
If leaving from the marina in Nuevo Vallarta, we depart at 9:30 am to return by 1:30 pm.
A second option would be to have the tour departing at 1:30 pm, and returning around 5:30 pm. This is only available for tours leaving from Marina Vallarta
Subject to weather conditions. The tour departs shine or rain. Only under Harbor Masters instructions (safety situation) would the tour be canceled
Exclusively by boat
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 Mexican pesos - Land transportation to the meeting point (marina)
-I cannot accompany as a guide in your vehicle, only licensed tourist vehicles can be used.
-I can only guide in Spanish, English, and French.
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It was wonderful to go out with a tour operator and captain who were so aware of the vulnerability of the ecosystem of the whales. We never intruded on the whales, but rather let them come to us if they chose - spectacular! Super Friendly and Knowledgeable!