Brett CookUnited States
The trip with Thalia was the best tour we've taken. She was knowledgeable and friendly while being respectful of the marine life and her passengers. We saw many whales and learned much information. Thalia is a real international guide that shows interspecies respect. We would book with her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brett!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity. It was an honor to have introduced friends to friends. See you back here
Jeff HerzogUnited States
Perfect Day! I can't say enough about Thalia and ToursByLocals, the process was awesome. Thalia helped us organize group transportation which was flawless and as a Marine Biologist, added so much depth to our tour. The lunch was the best I have had anywhere in many years, we saw whales, turtles, Devil Rays, Snorkeling spot was GREAT!! She kept to our time frame perfectly and didn't seem in any hurry to get back, One of my best days & my Sales Meeting's highlight to be sure..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Jeff Many thanks for a terrific day out! Everything lined up perfectly, with the great finale as the humpback whales dove down in front of us. What a fun and delightful group you work with. My coworkers are whales, dolphins, turtles, mantas....and it's not always easy to hook up for a day off with all of them....LOL. hope to see you back. Pura vida mi amigo!
Thalia was very well versed in her knowledge of Puerto Vallarta. She has a good understanding of the symbolism of the public art and how it relates to the politics and history of the area. We enjoyed experiencing different elements of PV; the view from the lighthouse, a candy shopppe in the market, and a family run restaurant in the old town for lunch. It was great to explore all the nooks and crannies of PV. We could ask all the questions we wanted to and always got an educated answer from Thalia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias for allowing me to spend a nice morning with you. I had a lovely time and hope to see all three of you in the future, maybe even introduce you to my adoptive marine family. Thank you for the kind words and wishes. All the best for you, Mia and Tammi. Mexican hugs!
Marc IsraelUnited States
AWESOME!! We've been snorkeling at lots of places but how often do you get to snorkel with a marine biologist who actually swims with you and points out fish and things to see while you are in the water? Even though this was not a whale watching tour, Thalia knew whales had been spotted and fit that into our tour. She personalized to our group of 5 - so really embodied the "tours by locals" experience. She also fit in a quick trip to see Mismaloya from the water. Fun and educational as advertised
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola mark! I had a marvelous day with you, your family and new friends. Definetly enjoyed Daniel's reaction to the marine world...I learned so much from him! Thank you for giving me the chance to meet you and share my passion. Looking forward to seeing you again. Tropical regards,fuerte abrazo Thalia
Marc IsraelUnited States
Wow, just wow! Got a totally different perspective on PV - from details about the statues on the Malecon to the back streets of PV - the history of this town and it's importance in Mexican history. Got to view parts of Vallarta that we would have never seen on our own: Lighthouse with great view of PV, Gringo Gulch etc. She provided such insights into local culture, history of Vallarta. Tailored tour based our interests. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Next time we will venture farther out, by vehicle! There are many hidden gems in Puerto Vallarta. A lovely morning out sharing the beautiful Puerto Vallarta!
James BrownUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, but must of all, for giving me the chance to introduce you to my marine family! Charly, bubba, Juanita, xochilt, monchis, Tai, pulcino, Naty, Rijo, sierra and the others lived playing with all. Hope to see you back my friends!
Lincoln BoehmUnited States
A wonderful way to see the real and pretty Puerto Vallarta with a very intelligent, educated, multi-lingual guide. We learned a lot, had a good time and enjoyed a delicious meal. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lincoln and Susy! It was an honor to guide you! I had a wonderful time wiht both of you walking around the city that I felt inlove with. Thank you very much for giving me the opprtunity to show you around. I look forward to meet you again. tropical regards, thalia