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Whale Watch Vallarta
Ranked #1 of 23 Tours in Nuevo Vallarta
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The truth is not all whale watching tours in Puerto Vallarta are created equal. Whale Watch Vallarta is Nuevo Vallarta's 1st dedicated whale watching company. Guaranteed Whales with the most thrilling, environmentally responsible, sustainable, professional, comfortable, and educational whale watching tour company in Vallarta. Don't take our word for it, we have been rated as the #1 whale watching tour company in Nuevo Vallarta on Trip Advisor since 2012 with a Certificate of Excellence for 2015. Whale Watch Vallarta is a locally owned and family operated whale watching tourism company offering the only sustainable and educational premium experience for knowledgeable travellers. We realise that most of our guests have traveled great distances to experience what we have the privilege of doing daily. In respect and gratitude for choosing Whale Watch Vallarta we have organised our operations to extend the best possible experience with; small groups, Marine Biologist Guides, comfortable boats, family friendly tours and free tour photos! As passionate stewards of this world renowned marine environment we are motivated to provide our guests with more than just, "a look at the whales". You will be treated to attentive service by dedicated professionals who are immersed in studying and documenting the whales lives and learning the intricacies of the marine ecosystem. Join us at the center of mainland Mexico's highest concentration of Humpback whales in the Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta. Bottlenose Dolphins are also regularly encountered as are other whales and dolphins (cetaceans), such as: Bryde's Whales, Spotted Dolphins, Orca/Killer Whales, and much more Marine Wildlife. Whale Watch Vallarta's mission is to work with purpose and passion on behalf of all wildlife in Vallarta, encouraging our guests to become more involved in the education and conservation of a sustainable, healthy, and more balanced marine eco-system... Inspiring the conservation of our marine environment, with a thrill!
Reviewed February 23, 2018

We took the four hour tour and it was excellent. We encounter an mother whale and her baby and had the pleasure of watching them play for an hour or so. She was teaching the baby how to splash and breach. Then we encounter a couple of males whales in another location.

Emilio was a great guide/host. He loves to share his knowledge and answer questions as you move through the waters.

The rest of then crew was also great.

I strongly recommend this activity if you are visiting either Nuevo or Puerto Vallarta.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank K L
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We did the 3 hour tour with tb tours on Patabobo boat with paco, Carlos and Freddy. Very nice informative trip with a fun crew. We saw several whales. Had sandwiches and mixed drinks. 25 people, picked us up in nice bus at grand Mayan. Highly recommend

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank kmoomey
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Emilios team was great! Aside from continental breakfast and light lunch AND drinks the trip was most informative about the whales themselves. We had a group from Finland that Emillio handed over the mic to an interpreter so everyone no matter the language could be informed. Thanks Emilio, Oscar, Cesar and Maria

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank cruze4012
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Went with TB tours or PatoBobo Adventures. Recommended by our resort. Small, sturdy boat with only 25 or so passengers. Saw lots of whales, dolphins and a sea turtle . Knowledgable staff. 3 hours. Highly recommend it. Had a great time. Nice little box lunch served.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Joyce J
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

We are told they are around January to March and we were not disappointed. A 3 hour trip and loads of whales to see. the boat is safe and life jacketd given and the tours guides are good.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Alan R
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