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Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours

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| Muelle Los Peines, Puerto Vallarta 48328, Mexico
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Been on other whale watching trips bu this was the best. We had a small group and saw several... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
1248Gooddog
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Delaware, Ohio
What an amazing experience

We had the most wonderful day out whale watching with Ocean Friendly - we saw lots of humpbacks and... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
anne g
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Noss Mayo, United Kingdom
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Ocean Friendly Tours was rated by Trip Advisor as one of The Top 10 Wildlife Tours in the World - the only whale watching tour operator in the world to be included on that list and recently rated as the #1 Outdoor Activity in Puerto Vallarta and the #1 Boat & Water Sports Activity in Puerto Vallarta. Ocean Friendly Tours is a new concept in responsible tour operation in Puerto Vallarta with a unique visual and acoustic approach to the marine world of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. At Ocean Friendly Tours we provide a specialized and personalized service that blends professional knowledge of the marine environment and safety with love and care for nature. Ocean Friendly Tours have become a respectful and sophisticated way to approach the marine life and landscapes in Vallarta. Visit our website to learn more about responsible whale watching tours and the research programs conducted through our non-profit foundation called Deep Blue Conservancy. Thanks to all of our customers that make the effort to leave such beautiful reviews of their experiences. Special departure times for cruise ship guests!
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| Muelle Los Peines, Puerto Vallarta 48328, Mexico
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Been on other whale watching trips bu this was the best. We had a small group and saw several whates. Our guide Oscar S. Frey was an oceanographer and explain alot of things about whales.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We had the most wonderful day out whale watching with Ocean Friendly - we saw lots of humpbacks and got very close to them. There were no other boats in the area which made it all extra special and we saw one young whale learning...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I took part in the ocean safari tour led by Oscar + Tony and it was nothing short of phenomenal. After a brief introduction to humpbacks on shore, we encountered our first pod of whales very very shortly after we set sail. We not only...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

The absolute highlight of a 2 week trip to PV! Although it was "end of season", the knowledgeable staff took us out in the bay and we saw 13 whales: babies & mothers & "escorts". Respect for the environment also shown in the re-useable lunch...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I have been on many whale watching excursions in different parts of the world and this was one of the best here with Oceanfriendly. The owner and guide , Oscar, was very knowledgeable and shared this and his passion for the whales and other sea...More

Thank Ellen J
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

It`s been a while since our experince with Ocean Friendly in Christmas time. Our whale watching cruise was so well organized! Friendly wellcome and briefing lesson in the harbour. It took 1,5 h to find first group of whales. It was interesting to observe, the...More

Thank ArskaDiver
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Right before the end of the spring season, we had a wonderful day with Oscar and Ocean Friendly. Everyone involved was kind and professional, and our whale watching adventures could not have been more fantastic. I took Dramamine with me--just in case--but thankfully did not...More

Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Short version: Its a no-brainer, great day, once in a lifetime opportunity. Dress in layers as it can go from warm to chilly in moments; get there on time; bring your phone/camera; not very seasick making unless you are very sensitive; a nice fresh sandwich...More

Thank Greg M
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

An amazing trip across the Puerto Vallarta bay. We saw groups of whales including young and some amazing views of whales . We also saw dolphins and sea turtles. Oscar who ran the trip was very informative and so enthusiastic about his subject which enhanced...More

Thank Fiona R
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

I would highly recommend this tour and Oscar our guide. He was very informative and you could tell he is enthusiastic about what he is doing. He did a preview of the migration and habits of the whales before we boarded. It was a beautiful...More

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BekoCM
May 21, 2018|
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Response from Oscar F | Property representative |
Our youngest recommended age is 2 years old, in my experience every child is different and some are more interested in the wildlife than others,however mostly they tend to get sleepy with the rocking of the boat.
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Michael E
March 18, 2018|
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Response from Cheyenne1957 | Reviewed this property |
This is near the end is the season bit you may still see some.
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Heather B
February 1, 2018|
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Response from Oscar F | Property representative |
We meet at 8:30am and our tour depart at 9:0am
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