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Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta provided by Vallarta Natours

Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta
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Transform your Puerto Vallarta vacation into an unforgettable adventure on a half-day humpback whale watching tour. A modest boat and group size ensure that you enjoy unobstructed views for the duration of the cruise. It also enables you to see the majestic creatures at a closer range. Your experience is augmented with live commentary provided by a marine biologist. A fresh lunch is served on board to complete your excursion.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Observe local marine life in its natural habitat
  • Get the personalized experience of a small-group
  • Listen to commentary by a certified marine biologist
  • Enjoy lunch with soft drinks on board the boat
What to expect
  • Depart from Marina Vallarta and Cruise in Bahia de Banderas, while whale watching , following them respectfully. Guided by a specialized tour guide ( biologist, naturalist, ecologist)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Observe local marine life in its natural habitat
  • Get the personalized experience of a small-group
  • Listen to commentary by a certified marine biologist
  • Enjoy lunch with soft drinks on board the boat
What to expect
  • Depart from Marina Vallarta and Cruise in Bahia de Banderas, while whale watching , following them respectfully. Guided by a specialized tour guide ( biologist, naturalist, ecologist)
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46209P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Soft Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • 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)
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol Int. 3y4, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Additional information
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers of travelers apply. If not met, booked guest will be offered a refund or date change
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Soft Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • 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)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol Int. 3y4, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers of travelers apply. If not met, booked guest will be offered a refund or date change
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
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Theresa P
3 contributions
EXCELLENT A MUST DO!
Mar. 2021 • Friends
This was a highlight of my trip. The knowledge the tour guide has on the Whales and other sea critters was excellent. I learned so much a d this is now off my Bucket List, thanks so much Thalia!!!
Written May 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wally
Madison, WI6 contributions
Awesome whale-watching tour!
Feb. 2021
We had an EXCELLENT experience, Thalia is an amazing guide! Her English is excellent, she is a Marine Biologist so the wealth of information that she provided was fun and fascinating. We saw several whales and calves, a curious sea lion followed us for a while, sea turtle, dolphins and several different species of birds. We highly recommend booking with Vallarta Natours and will definitely book this trip again next season!! Thank you, Thalia!
Written April 8, 2021
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Alec B
3 contributions
Amazing amazing amazing
Mar. 2021 • Couples
What an amazing experience with an amazing guide!!
So many whales and dolphins everywhere in every direction we looked. We were even provided the option to swim with the dolphins. Take this tour. You will not be disappointed.
Written March 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ajctraveler
Goshen, KY49 contributions
A tour both educational and fun!
Mar. 2021 • Couples
Our guide Tallie was an expert describing behaviors of whales which provided an experience never to be forgotten! We were able to see hundreds of dolphins, several whales! It was the highlight of our visit to Puerto Villarta. Highly recommend this. Part of the proceeds of our trip go to research she is conducting on the health and well being of whales who migrate in this area.
Written March 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kickitin1969
Valparaiso, IN35 contributions
5th tour and counting!
Feb. 2021
This week we doubled up and took 2 whale watching tours with Thalia. This was our 4th and 5th trip and they keep getting better!
As always, we enjoy getting out on the bay and getting the chance to see these remarkable animals. I appreciate that we have this great opprotunity but it is done respectfully with the animals welfare as a priority.
The first day I believe we saw about 17-18 whales, challenge groups, moms with babies. Great day
the second day I think Thalia was a bit disappointed but we had our best day ever! we saw 2 breaches right next to the boat, we were able to get over a male whale singing and even without putting the microphone in the water we could hear him so clearly. I just don't have the words for how amazing that was. We had dolphins right by us, sea turtles, stingrays jumping, gulls soaring along with the boat, right over head.

I do believe it was Thalia's daughter that brought us some luck that day. She's absolutely adorable and I hope you bring her along with us next year!!
Written March 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stacey c
2 contributions
An incredible interaction with nature
Jan. 2021 • Solo
I am SO glad and grateful to have selected Vallarta Natours for my whale-watching adventure. It was everything that I had hoped for and more, and has been the highlight of all of the time that I have spent in Mexico.

I was not looking for one of those massive boats filled with drunk tourists who scream and clap every time they chase a whale down. That's not how any form of nature-watching works. I wanted to watch happy whales, without disturbing them, and to learn more about them.

Thalia's knowledge about wildlife and whales generally is impressive, but her knowledge about these specific whales In this specific location makes this trip really special. I thought I'd see a couple if whales from afar. What I did not expect is to have whale families cavorting around us, playing, relaxed, and choosing to come close to show off and try to spray us as they "people-watched." I did not expect to learn so much, and to have the opportunity to ask whatever questions came to mind among such a small group. I did not expect to be able to listen to the amazing sounds of whales below us with a hydrophone, and to learn about the mechanics and social behavior associated with the singing.

I also learned about how not all whale-watching boats are in fact licensed to do whale-watching. (Natours is licensed and responsible )

Everything about Thalia and Angel the captain was gracious and thoughtful. Thalia explained everything in both English and Spanish. We were free to stay in the boat cockpit, climb up onto the observation deck, or walk out onto the deck and bow. It was more like going out with friends than going on a "tourist" tour. I highly recommend the experience!
Written February 27, 2021
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Michael C
Dallas, TX138 contributions
What a day!!
Feb. 2021 • Friends
We had a fantastic time whale watching with Natours. Tallie was a great tour guide. I asked her many questions and she always had a great answer.

I will definitely use them again in the future.
Written February 16, 2021
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Ivan
Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
Amazing
Feb. 2021 • Couples
Great experience! We were able to see cubs jumping and male whales chasing a female and trying to win her heart. It was amazing! The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The lunch was a sandwich and chips which was a perfect little bite after being on the water for a few hours. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Written February 14, 2021
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chris c
2 contributions
Whale of a day
Feb. 2021 • Solo
Our guide was very informative & gave a view of sea life & its importance to eco system. Great weather & actually saw about 35 whales.
Written February 10, 2021
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donnie P
8 contributions
Amazing
Dec. 2020
I did this tour and can say that it exceeded my expectations. Our guide is called the whale whisperer and she delivered. It was a small group and not crowded. We saw whales up close and up to ten at a time. In fact I was so excited that I dropped my phone into Banderas bay!!! Would highly recommend this tour.
Written January 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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B5877KRjunem
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Best guide!
Our guide and captain were professional, knowledgeable, and welcoming. The day was perfect. They made sure we had a
gmercado94
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Must do!
Wow what an amazing experience I must say. I’m terrified of being in deep water but Thalia was so welcoming and gav
Dianaleigh
Dianaleigh
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Comfortable, Flexible and Knowledgeable
We enjoyed our half day snorkeling with Thalia and Angel immensely. We were four couples and wanted a private boat
Svahidmoore
Svahidmoore
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Amazing and intimate
Anyone get go snorkelling with xyz tours. What sets vallarta natours from the rest is your guide Thalia. She is a p
MicheleSav-1234
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Always a wonderful experience
We've been living in Vallarta full time for almost 5 years, and have gone out whale-watching with Thalia at least o
F9724JNcarolynt
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Private whale 🐳 watching adventure 😀
BEST TOUR EVER !! This is a must see if you're in Puerto Vallarta. Thalia is incredible. Her knowledge of the oce
patty_kay_roberts
patty_kay_roberts
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Book on Vallarta Natours!!
We went out whale watching with Vallarta Natours yesterday, and it was such an incredible experience. Thalia is an
kristinfN589YP
kristinfN589YP
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Best trip to see and learn about the PV whales
It was so fun to have a marine biologist sharing her experience and the whale’s behavior!!! The whole trip was ama
983annettes
983annettes
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Just Do IT
This is a MUST DO!! Thalia is first class!! Her English is spotless- echo-location for example. Knowledge of the
G6381CNjackier
G6381CNjackier
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Highlight of Our Trip
Y'all. Book this excursion. Cristy, Thalia, and Jose were SUCH wonderful hosts and guides. They are all so knowledg
jack s
jack s
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Fantastic day on and off the water with Cristina and Captain Jose
We were two couples who spent the day on a private tour with Cristina and Captain Jose. They were both super profes
Fabiola G
Fabiola G
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Excellent
Everything was great! We watched a lot of whales and with an excellent explanation from our guide. Great service an
sflowers1
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AMAZING TRIP!
I don’t even have the words to describe this trip!! Such professionalism, comfort, intelligence, and desire to prov
Kybear9
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Book this activity!
We had an amazing intimate experience! I highly recommend this once in a lifetime activity. Our tour guide was so n
luza746
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Awesome Snorkeling day!!
Formidable experience!!! Great Ship and crew, they were very proffesionals and caring all a long the journey. They
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