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Whale Watching Photo Safari by Vallarta Adventures

#15 of 105 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Puerto Vallarta Features Animals
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 888 526 2238
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Amazing creatures...

Booked this 3 hour trip by fast rib boat with high expectations to see whales up close, or as close... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2016
Bob N
London, United Kingdom
Whales and Dolphins!

We went on the 8-11:00 adventure. We were warned upon leaving the marina that the whale watching... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Jennifer T
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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A photo captures a single moment in time, and this specialized excursion is designed to capture the magical moment when you encounter wild dolphins and majestic humpback whales in the Bay of Banderas. The essence of the Whale Photo Safari is to find the wildlife and enjoy those precious moments when you can sit peacefully and watch the whales and dolphins play, breach, or just hang out.
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+52 888 526 2238
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

Booked this 3 hour trip by fast rib boat with high expectations to see whales up close, or as close as you can without disturbing them. The boat was fully subscribed with around 28 fellow passengers and a knowledgable guide who imparted interesting information. About...More

2  Thank Bob N
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We went on the 8-11:00 adventure. We were warned upon leaving the marina that the whale watching was tough this year because of the low whale population due to El Nino. According to our tour guide, there are usually roughly 250-300 whales in Banderas Bay...More

3  Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We experienced that trip on February 17, 2016 and were anticipating some exciting whale sightings. Granted, we accepted the fact that whale sightings couldn't be promised, but there were other factors that took away from the pleasure of the trip. First, 28 of us were...More

1  Thank Rjh165
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We went on the Vallarta Whale Watching tour because my boyfriend REALLY wanted to see a whale in the wild. Sadly, because of El Niño, the whales are scarce. We only saw one in the 3 hours we were out. Despite that, I was very...More

1  Thank Saphhirefan
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Very nice tour. Good crew. Small zodiac for 30 passengers. Saw whales at a very close distance. Tour in the afternoon included a snack and water. If you want pictures bring your camera. No pictures taken by crew.

1  Thank Louise B
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We went out to watch wales. We were the only boat for a while until other boats joined our group because we were getting very lucky finding whales and dolphins. We came across about five whales and were about to travel with them for quite...More

1  Thank Don E
Reviewed 13 February 2016

My husband and I did the buy 2 Vallarta Adventures, get the 3rd free deal. We couldn't stop raving about how great every experience was. Our guide warned us ahead of time that due to Global Warming and El Nino that whale numbers are way...More

1  Thank Cara M
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

This excursion is the reason we never plan on doing an excursion again. We took the big boat, and were promised that it would be 3.5 hours, not to mention the whale gaurentee. We never saw any whales, which is understandable. But not only did...More

1  Thank Ksenya S
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Marisel is very knowledgable about whales and the ocean, given the fact that she is a Oceanographer! Whale watching is a hit or miss, but the resort made the impression that whales were all over the place. When we boarded, Marisel said "this is the...More

1  Thank largeMM
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Abraham was an excellent tour guide with so much information. I thought I knew a lot about whales but he taught us so much and we had so much fun at the same time. Beautiful day on the water saw humpback mother and calf and...More

1  Thank Phillipa S
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Questions & Answers
7 February 2017|
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Response from Rosemary K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring your own camera. I don't know the specific address for Vallarta adventures but it is an easy cab ride.
3 October 2016|
Response from TheAdventuresGroup | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Vallarta Adventures! Whale Watching season usually begins after December 15th; the exact start date is announced as the time gets closer. If travelling on Princess Cruise Lines, the best way... More