- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy a small-group marine eco-activity where you'll be able to witness the power and gentleness of magnificent animals: Humpback whales. You will be guided into the wonders of whales, by a biologist with a Masters Degree in Marine Ecology. The boats are small and have a bathroom. The tour will follow the regulations for the activity, so you will enjoy it as much as possible, without disturbing the whales. Join in and meet these amazing and graceful giants and become a responsible whale watcher!
- Soft Beverages
- Professional guide
- The listed price does not include a $40 pesos per person port tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Souvenirs (available to purchase)
Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol S/N, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Returns to original departure point
Monday to Friday
Meet your guide and group at the marina at 8:45am, to depart no later than 9am. You guide will introduce you to the wonders of humpback whales and the environment on board a boat, as the captain starts looking for whales.
As soon as whales are spotted, you will get close. You will also learn interesting facts about whales and you can ask any questions as your guide will surely explain all that you see. Throughout the tour, you will try to find different groups of whales, but all depends on Mother Nature. Each spotting can last up to 30 minutes in order to have a responsible whale watching activity.
Lunch is provided around noon when the boat turns into a 360° marine view deli-restaurant. You will be back to the marina around 1pm, after having had a lot of fun.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Rain or shine the tour will depart.
- Seasonal operating December to March
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We found Thalia both very friendly and the information she gave us was very informative, we got to see a group of 4 whales together and others on there own or a couple together. It was a very good morning that went very quickly. This was our 3rd time to Vallarta but the first time Whale watching, I found it very moving when I first saw them. Very good value, really enjoyed.
Good experience, it's getting late in the season for whales in the Sea of Cortez so we were pleased to see many of them. Water was too rough to go out into the Pacific where there would have been more activity.
One of the best ever! We saw 25 whales and one even flirted with us for several minutes swimming around and under our boat. Thalia was amazing and very knowledgeable. We certainly didn't expect to have a Marine Biologist as our guide. We don't think that we will ever be able to duplicate this wonderful experience!
We had a great time on our trip, my husband has limited mobility and the Staff were really helpful and did everything possible to help him. The marine biologist, our guide, was very knowledgeable and we saw lots of whales, and she explained things very well.
Thank you for a great experience.
Lynda and Ron
Wonderful sightings. Our guide, Thalia, was thorough in her presentations on various aspects of these mammals. The small group is ideal. Jose is a conscientious and courtesy captain.
We had some great whale sightings. The guide was very knowledgeable, which was educational. Would have liked to get a little closer to the whales, but overall it was an amazing experience, I would definitely recommend it.