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Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta provided by Mike's Fishing & Tours

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Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 20-07-06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta
Reducimos la capacidad de nuestras embarcaciones cumpliendo con las disposiciones de las autoridades correspondientes. Evitamos el contacto físico en todo momento. Uso de cubrebocas y caretas faciales por parte de nuestra tripulación que tengan contacto directo con nuestros clientes.
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Updated 20-07-06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Puerto Vallarta is an ideal place to go whale-watching when humpback whales have migrated to Mexico’s waters to give birth and nurse their calves. Set out on the Bay of Banderas aboard a spacious boat with outdoor and indoor seating. As you look for whales, learn about their behavior from your guide. A buffet lunch is included, along with unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Highlights
  • Includes continental breakfast, Mexican lunch, and unlimited drinks
  • Hear live commentary about the whales and other wildlife
  • Large boat equipped with restrooms, sundeck, and indoor cabin
  • Photos available for purchase from the professional photographer
Important Information
Departure Point
Terminal Maritima API, Blvrd Francisco Medina Ascencio, Las Glorias, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Buffet lunch
  • Continental breakfast
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar of vodka, rum, whiskey, tequila, brandy, cognac, wine, pina colada, tequila sunrise, margaritas, etc. Sodas, mineral water, Pineapple, Orange and Blueberry juice)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entrance fees (port fees applies at API, Puerto Vallarta)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 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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John H wrote a review Jan. 15
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Amazing crew Johnathan,Roberto,Riki,CPtain Pablo,Mary.. Have taken many excursions for past 20 yrs. this is the best ever!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Bill W wrote a review Dec. 2020
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Fantastic experience with superb services. All staff members (Captain Pablo, Host Israel, Chef Sebas, Bar Dany and photographer) were very interactive, friendly and entertaining. Would highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Mikescharterstours, Owner at Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta
Responded 4 weeks ago
It’s always a pleasure serving you. Thanks so much for your positive feedback and good vibes, the crew will keep you on their memory and are very excited to have you again someday, we’re happy that you’re happy, and we’re looking forward for your next visit.
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Karen W wrote a review Dec. 2020
Kansas City, Missouri17 contributions11 helpful votes
We went out the 2nd day of Humpback Whale season, and would have been excited to see even one whale. We saw TONS!! Several whale groups, lots of breaching, spouting and tail and fin displays. I truly appreciated their care and love of these animals too. We were close enough
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Response from Mikescharterstours, Owner at Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta
Responded Dec. 11, 2020
It’s always a pleasure serving you. Thanks so much for your positive feedback and good vibes. We’re happy that you’re happy, and we’re looking forward for your next visit.
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Tim W wrote a review Dec. 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time!! The boat is spacious and clean. The bar was fully stocked and they have good coffee as well. We were taken right to a pod of Humpback whales. The team: Victor, Juan Pablo, Jonathon, Mary, Willy and Israel are amazing!!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Mikescharterstours, Owner at Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta
Responded Dec. 11, 2020
Dear Tim, It was a pleasure serving you. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We hope you’ll come and see us again soon!
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Harmon C wrote a review Mar. 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
My first concern was getting my wife on and off the boat as she wears a brace on her ankle after a car accident. The crew was there to insure she could get on and off the boat with a minimum of problems. There was a railing for her to use as she went up four steps. There was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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joshualindsey
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Easy, flexible trip planning for a magical day at sea!
For our first full day in Puerto Vallarta on 12-28-20, I wanted to organize a fun boat trip to start the week with
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hollydezubitroupe
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Great private boat for the family
This is a great private boat for you and your family. We are a group of 11 people including a baby and a teenager.
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chloecowart14
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You’ve got to sign up for this trip!!!
My boyfriend and I went with another couple on the day long boat cruise to the private beach and snorkeling. All of
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Judy F
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Friendly people, chilly water
Well run tour. Clean boat, nicely presented food & drink. Not a heavy drinking group on our day, thankfully. My gra
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Julius4396
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Whales were seen, beers were drank, food was ate.
This was an incredible experience! It was my first time Snorkeling, and I had an awesome time. The water was a bit
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Steve B
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A truly great tour!
We went whale watching march 6th with captain Pablo and the crew. They were awesome and should be commended. We see
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David C
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Amazing tour
This should be on everyone's bucket list , amazing tour and staff. The harbor can be busy so deal with that but a
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collinj127
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Shared Fishing HIGHLEY Recommend!
Monday Feb 24, 2020 Mike's fishing is the place to spend your $$ on Fishing Mike the owner came out to wish us lu
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jimjohnston62
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there be whales
my brother and his wife had recommended we do this as they had done Mike's whale tours before and I must say it did
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Sheena26
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Private bay tour
10 of us chartered a boat through Mike's Charters for whale watching. We booked six hours and managed to whale wat
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chelsearP3438BZ
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Great staff and great trip!
Everyone on the boat was extremely nice and accommodating! The staff showed us dolphins and we even saw whales. The
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LoveTravel821676
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Incredible Day
An 8 hour boat tour to South Paradise, snorkeling, lunch at small village only accessible by water. Lunch was grea
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Angela M
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Fantastic trip
We had a brilliant time on the 1/2 day whale watching trip, we saw plenty of whales which was brilliant, although n
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wolveslass
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The very best way to see the whales at Puerto Vallarta
After doing a lot of research I booked with Mike’s Charter Tours and definitely made the right choice. From the wel
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GarrettCarrot
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The best day of our vacation!
This boat tour was far better than we could have ever hoped for! Incredible crew, incredible views, and incredible
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Key Details
  • Bay of Banderas
  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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