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

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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.
  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol S/N, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Soft Beverages
  • Lunch
  • 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)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Dave and Laurie A wrote a review Apr. 2020
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The trip was an excellent experience. Not only were we educated about humpback whales,but we saw 14 whales in all.We also saw whales breaching and calves playing with their mothers. A truly remarkable experience. I highly recommend Vallarta Natours for a truly magnificent
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from thaliaMsp, Owner at Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta
Responded Aug. 21, 2020
Muchas gracias ! We know that time is precious when on holidays. We thank you for Honoring us with your company on a whale watching experience .Sharing our knowledge is the least we can do. We can only hope to be able to host you again
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Tim F wrote a review Mar. 2020
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The guide and the whales were great! The meal, not so much. I recommend this to everyone who is interested in whales and their habitat
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Date of experience: March 2020
Elle Tee wrote a review Mar. 2020
Portland, Oregon22 contributions1 helpful vote
Love that this group respects the whales and follows the rules. Don’t use a big provider that harasses them. The lunch is nothing special and I’d bring bottled water.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from thaliaMsp, Owner at Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta
Responded Mar. 23, 2020
Dear Lauren, thank you for taking the time to post your review. Indeed following the regulation is extremely important, it's all about respecting our hosts: whales an all the other marine inhabitants. Lunch is simple, indeed, to prevent motion sickness, and we do not have personal bottle water to reduce the impact on the environment., however, we do provide clean filtered water and flavored water. Thank you!
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Clover B wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Christina was our guide and she has a wonderful spirit and is an excellent educator. Our group was only seven guests in size, plus our guide and captain. The captain was astute in locating the whales and getting us respectfully close to them. We saw many mama whales and their
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Jhdenver50 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Denver, Colorado5 contributions3 helpful votes
This tour was excellent. The small group/boat size makes it friendly, easy to move around, and to interact with the guide. The boat is comfortable with good viewing from every seating area. Thalia, our guide, was informative and answered all of our questions. Lunch was fresh
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This whale watching trip with Vallartanatours and guide Thalia was a highlight of our trip to Puerto Vallarta. On a
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Talía and the captain were very knowledgeable. The tour was beautiful. We didn’t know what to expect, but the excit
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I would highly recommend natours extremely professional. They have the correct whale licence and Thalia is a marin
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Great private tour
We so enjoyed our January 29th half day private whale watching tour with Vallarta Natours. We were in Puerto Valla
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We had booked this private tour with Thalia prior to our cruise and communication was great all round. Thalia was r
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We had a wonderful day. Talia is extremely knowledgeable and funny and our captain made sure we got where we were g
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Six of us joined Thalia and the captain for a fabulous morning out in the bay watching the marine life. Thalia can
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Four of us went out on a private whale watching tour with Vallarta Natours. Excellent time! What a wonderful way t
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Tour on December 26, 2019. VERY good tour; knowledgable guides with much enthusiasm. Group and boat size is perfe
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