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  • Go on a whale watching tour with a biologist leading the expedition
  • The small group (10-14 maximum) offers a personal experience
  • The tour is offered in the winter when the humpbacks come to Mexico
From USD 99.00
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From USD 99.00
See the gentle giants of the sea up close on this whale watching tour in the waters off Puerto Vallarta. Learn about the lives and behaviors of humpback whales from the biologist who will accompany you on the small boat to view whales. Listen to their songs via a special hydrophone placed in the water and go home with a new appreciation for whales.
What to Expect
Join the best whale watching tour in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay since 1994!
7: 45 am Check in Ecotours office in Marina Vallarta 
8: 00 am Video / Lecture about the biology of the humback whale 
8:30 am  Take our comfortable small boat
small boat at the private pier to be ready for the whale watching adventure
Each departure is an surprise, we never know what we can see. Once in the water, we’ll discuss the humpbacks´ behavior, while we see them breach, slap their tails, travel, play or fight. We’ll also listen to their intriguing songs You can participate in our research project.  The head researcher of the Banderas Bay Photo identification Project might be leading your trip!  If you like personal and professional attention and want a close encounter with our earth’s mightiest creatures, this is the tour for you!! …It is not to be missed!
12:00 pm Back to the Marina Vallarta pier
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Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2018

During our recent visit to Vallarta the first week of march. We had an awesome experience being able to watch 4 adult whales, 3 babies, two groups of dolphins and a sea turtle. Our guide Christina was great, she was very knowledge and taught us...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Rocio E
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile
Whale watching extravaganza

Everyone we had contact with at EcoTours was wonderful. Specifically Christina, our guide. She is the most caring person not only for the whales but also our comfort and safety while on board the boat. Her knowledge and that of Raul,our captain, of the humpback...More

2  Thank cin66
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We did the tour on a cruise stop. It was a $10 taxi ride each way from the ship to the tour shop and back. They are very professional and serious about the well being of the whales. Our guide Cristina was very informative about...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Sasq1958
Reviewed 28 February 2018
Amazing Visit!

During my recent visit in mid-february, I had an amazing guide named Cristina who kept us informed and taught us so much. Plus, even with rough waters, our boat captain was very under control of the situation. We saw upwards of 15 whales and lunch...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Melanie E
Reviewed 25 February 2018
Worth the money you pay for

There is not much more to say than its already said about whale watching with Astri our guide. Living in the forest in Northern Canada we know that any wildlife tour doesn't guaranty you will have outstanding experience but we did see one whale, among...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank TravelbugCanada2014
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