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Whale Watching Photo Safari by Vallarta Adventures

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What a day!

Before this trip, I was hoping I would see at least a glimpse of a humpback whale, hopefully... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
London, United Kingdom
Whales, whales, whales!

Excellent trip. They use a small boat (there were about a dozen folks on my tour). We saw about... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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A photo captures a single moment in time, and this specialized excursion is designed to capture the magical moment when you encounter wild dolphins and majestic humpback whales in the Bay of Banderas. The essence of the Whale Photo Safari is to find...more
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Before this trip, I was hoping I would see at least a glimpse of a humpback whale, hopefully breaching if I was very lucky. Never could I imagine how many we would see! The guides were so great at finding them, and focusing on the...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Excellent trip. They use a small boat (there were about a dozen folks on my tour). We saw about 20 whales, some dolphins, and a huge stingray. The crew was great (sorry, forgot their names!) and the commentary good. I would definitely do this again.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

My husband and I chose the speed boat, whale watching safari at the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. We are so happy we took his advice. Vallarta Adventures was outstanding and we saw so many whales we couldn't keep count. This company uses...More

Thank BattyBugs
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We did not get to see the whales jumping, but did see a lot of them coming to the surface , blowing, and fluking. The guide, Lilana was very good and knowledgeable about the whales. We were getting to the end of the season, so...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Whale watching with Vallarta Adventures was truly a wonderful experience. The sun was beaming and there was a slight breeze - a great day for whale watching. From the API Marine Terminal (you will pay 26 pesos to get into the terminal) you board an...More

Thank mrswilson120
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the photo safari trip, our guide and captain were great! We didn’t see a breach, however, we did see about a dozen humpbacks and a manta ray. No bathroom on the boat - keep that in mind. Pro tip - take the...More

Thank RickChicago_IL
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I highly recommend this whale watching tour! We took a group of 25 out, and every single person upon the return was truly amazed by our experience. We saw nearly 30 whales and multiple breaches. The guide, Lilly, was dynamic and passionate about the whales....More

Thank travelwmeg
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely a must whilst in Vallarta, there is no other way to go whale watching other than safari by Vallarta adventures, we saw 20 whales with a pod of 8 males in one and a mother and clad with and escort in another. Truly magical...More

Thank Little-lou08
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Literally the pictures you see are what you experience. The whales were so close that when they jumped we could hear and feel their splashes. It was an amazing experience.

Thank luvinmb
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Caught a taxi to the centre in Nuevo Vallarta just before 7am from Riu Vallarta hotel. Had a light breakfast there (not enough seats). Left the jetty in a Zodiac rib twin engine style boat with driver & guide on board. First off we saw...More

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10 January 2018|
Response from Alan T | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I are in our late sixties and we never had any concern for our safety whatsoever. The boats float, they are propelled by twin 250 hp Yamaha outboards, you are wearing a life jacket . . . what on earth (or sea... More
8 February 2017|
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Response from Rosemary K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring your own camera. I don't know the specific address for Vallarta adventures but it is an easy cab ride.
4 October 2016|
Response from The Adventures G | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Vallarta Adventures! Whale Watching season usually begins after December 15th; the exact start date is announced as the time gets closer. If travelling on Princess Cruise Lines, the best way... More