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Ecotours de Mexico

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Proa 20 | Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48335, Mexico
+52 1 322 209 2195
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Whale watching

The best whale watching in Puerto Vallarta. We have taken this tour several times and have never... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Temecula, California
Loved the Sea Turtle Release

The portion of the excursion on the beach with the Sea Turtle release was excellent. For families... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
West Chester, Ohio, United States
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Ecotours Mexico is a small, family owned and operated Eco- Travel and Adventure Tour company that started operating in 1991, which makes them pioneers among the eco- tour operators in the country, we are also founding members of the Mexican Association of Adventure Travel and Eco-tourism (AMTAVE).We have led tours for international associations such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the American Museum of Natural History in N.Y; the Saint Louis Zoo, and the National Wildlife Federation.At Ecotours de Mexico, we offer a different option for people who are interested in having a new and unique experience, who want to learn about the places they visit and are concerned about nature and conservationIn order to provide this, we have a great team of guides, mainly expert biologists and naturalists with a huge passion for nature. Our goal is to offer personal and professional attention on every one of our Eco- tours.Our tours are run based on the premise that you can't love that which you don't know, and we truly hope that after traveling with us you'll definitely share in our knowledge and our love for nature.Ecotours & ConservationBeing an authentic eco- tourism company, we have our own ongoing Humpback Whale research project since 1996. We are founder members of Ecologia y Conservacion de Ballenas (Ecology & Conservation of Whales) a NGO dedicated to research, conservation and protection of our oceans with main focus on Humbpack Whales. We have collaborate on the photo-identification project on the Humpback Whales and we are part of the Banderas Bay Humpback Whale Disentanglement Network. Ecotours is also involved in the Sea Turtle conservation program. We have been working as volunteers at different turtle camps in Michoacan and Oaxaca since 1990, and since 1998, we have been making donations and funding scholarships for the volunteers working at the main Turtle Camp in Banderas Bay. In 2010 we started actively supporting the conservation project of military macaws in the Sierra MadreWe believe education to be of outmost importance, and our staff frequently takes part in seminars at schools and universities in the area. We have also been invited to speak at several local, national and international tourism and eco- tourism conventions.
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Proa 20 | Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48335, Mexico
+52 1 322 209 2195

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The best whale watching in Puerto Vallarta. We have taken this tour several times and have never been disappointed. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Be aware that there are no bathrooms on board so if you have a small bladder this is not...More

Thank kfinnell
Reviewed 6 days ago

The portion of the excursion on the beach with the Sea Turtle release was excellent. For families with small children under about 9 years old, the short trip to the estuary at the beginning is a little boring although adults can learn a lot. It...More

Thank KRieserMemorableJour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 21 year old son and I had an amazing day with Cristina. She was so friendly, helpful and most knowledgeable of the geography, biology and natural history. The location was superb! Best small group tour in Puerto Vallarta!

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time! Christina was our tour guide and Raul was our captain and they were both very friendly, informative and professional. We weren't sure if we would be able to go to Hidden Beach or not but they were able to get...More

Thank 147gaile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fernando, our guide and marine biologist, and Raul, our boat captain, took us on a day trip from 9-1:30 that was just incredible. Our third trip with EcoTours, we appreciate their level of knowledge, their flexibility to adapt to conditions and guests, and the level...More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the sea kayaking and snorkeling excursion in Puerto Vallarta while on a cruise. The book 'Happiness Advantage' claims that money can buy happiness if you spend it on experiences, and let me tell you THIS IS IT! We couldn't be happier with our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Marieta Islands tour. Zodiac boat was comfortable and speedy. On our way to and from the Islands we saw 5 sea turtles, a manta ray, brown boobies, pelicans, a pair of (early) whales briefly (they dove as we neared) and a wonderful...More

Thank Isabella-McKania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trip to PV - so we figured we had to do something in the ocean, and we really feel we made the right choice!! Fernando was our guide and Andres was the boat driver, both were phenomenal! Fernando knew everything about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended the Crocodile and Turtle Camp trip a few days ago. Eco Tours was organized, gracious, and helpful with any questions. Our leader, Michael, was a wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable Marine Biologist who seemed genuinely committed to both educating us on the trip and promoting...More

Thank msmcd14
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booked this trip with my partner through the Hard Rock Hotel during the week-long Atlantis Events all-inclusive. The taxi took us there without a hitch. Not an expensive ride from the hotel. It turned out to just be me, my partner, and one other who...More

Thank Maurice F
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13 November 2017|
Response from Maurice F | Reviewed this property |
Excellent! In terms of where to eat for dinner, I recommend "Portobello." It's Italian cuisine and it's excellent. Very high quality food at very reasonable prices. Also, for fun, I recommend "Canopy River." We did an... More
7 November 2017|
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Response from Ben d | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Friendly Resort in Puerto Vallarta, it was a short taxi away and there was no need to prearrange. The Ecotours office itself is maybe 2-3 blocks down off of the major road. We walked the 5 minutes to the... More
14 March 2017|
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Response from ECOTOURSdeMEXICO | Property representative |
Hola Charlotte; Due the restricction for the hidden beach we always try to get some spot for our clients. Only is authorized to be 10 minutes inside, is not recomendad for kid under 10 years old and more than 65 years old... More