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Puerto Vallarta: Responsible Whale Watching Experience

4.7 / 5

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Activity provider: Vallarta natours

Puerto Vallarta: Responsible Whale Watching Experience

Activity provider: Vallarta natours

From US$ 104.80 per person

Join a marine biologist for a 3.5-hour whale watching trip in Puerto Vallarta and learn more about these majestic animals.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • See humpback whales and other marine animals in their natural habitat
  • Learn about the whales from your marine biologist guide
  • Admire the Bahía de Banderas from a unique perspective
  • Listen to the whales' song with specialized equipment
  • Enjoy a light lunch onboard
Full description
Sail off the coast of Puerto Vallarta on a 3.5-hour boat excursion looking for whales and other marine animals. Upon arrival at the pier, meet your marine biologist guide who will give you important safety information and an introduction to what to expect during your trip. Once out on the bay, begin your search for the whales and enjoy a detailed explanation from your guide. Get as close as possible whilst remaining respectful of the whales and their environment. Your captain and guide will ensure you get as many whale sightings as possible, whilst also taking in views of the coast. Around noon, enjoy lunch and get the opportunity to listen to a whale singing with specialized equipment before making your way back to the pier.
  • Tour guide
  • Light lunch
  • Soft beverages
  • Research donation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 40 pesos (USD 2) per person port fee
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The guide will be at the Pier I gate, dressed in a white or blue t-shirt with a whale logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Absolutely recommend this trip, it really is a responsible tour, unlike lots of other tours that just chase boats and in my opinion hound the whales, this is peaceful and respectful to the wildlife, no other boats in sight,we just stopped in the middle of the ocean and waited, the Whales came to us ,we were not disappointed. Tour guide and captain were very knowledgable and made the trip with the information about the whales and their patterns of behaviour. We had great views and even saw a male breach! Plus we saw turtles, mantas and dolphins. Hearing the whales sing was a wonderful and Memorable Experience .Hope the guide sends me the photos and video as Promised ??

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February 23, 2022

The crew was very knowledgeable and very fun to be with! We saw many whales!♥️

January 12, 2022

we saw and tracked several whales. Victor was very attentive to our needs. Thank you!

February 13, 2022

Product ID: 397740