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Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide and group at the marina at 8:45am, to depart no later than 9am. You guide will introduce you to the wonders of humpback whales and the environment on board a boat, as the captain starts looking for whales.

    As soon as whales are spotted, you will get close. You will also learn interesting facts about whales and you can ask any questions as your guide will surely explain all that you see. Throughout the tour, you will try to find different groups of whales, but all depends on Mother Nature. Each spotting can last up to 30 minutes in order to have a responsible whale watching activity.

    Lunch is provided around noon when the boat turns into a 360° marine view deli-restaurant. You will be back to the marina around 1pm, after having had a lot of fun.
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    Departure Point
    Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol S/N, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    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
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 19 April 2019

    The Royal Princess , Andes and South America cruise made its last stop over at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on 3/20/2019, before ending in Los Angeles. A small group of about 8 of us arranged for an afternoon of whale watching with Natours. And Thalia Martinez...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank npkanoor
    thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2019

    Being a small part of an amazing journey through Latin America is a GREAT honor. Indeed that tour was exceptional, with a new record of the number of breaches by the same whale. I will always remember, with a smile on my face, that afternoon...More

    Reviewed 17 April 2019

    Our January 14th whale watching trip was our third time with Natours. We had a beautiful morning, with some distance between whale sightings, perfect whale songs with the hydrophone and a sighting of a baby pigmy whale(?). Peaceful, relaxing and always an awesome outing with...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    1  Thank TCMItraveler
    thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2019

    That day was indeed very exciting, with a unique sighting! Definitely a great morning out with Lisandro, who was able to capture magical instants on pictures! Looking for more adventures together!

    Reviewed 15 April 2019

    This is one of the best things i have ever done. I've never been up close to a whale in the ocean before. Awesome experience. We went towards the end of "Whale Watching Season", but still saw several. Even had a few swim under our...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2019

    Thanks for honoring us with your time and attention. Sharing a morning and magical moments with great guests like you makes our heart smile.

    Reviewed 31 March 2019

    The whale watching excursion was a great experience. We saw several whales. Even able to take pictures of them breeching and playing. The crew on the boat was very informative and knew where to go and what to do. We also had the experience of...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank Sheri T
    thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2019

    Thank you very much for your review. we are so happy to learn that you were able to get some good pictures of whales breaching, it's not easy! All of us on board are thankful for having had the opportunity to guide and serve you...More

    Reviewed 11 March 2019

    Loved this tour!!! Thalia was an amazing hostess and guide. I love that while we were out there to see the whales she does the best she can to respect their nature and not harass them while giving us an in sight to their behavior....More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    VallartaNatours, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

    thank you so much for spending a morning with us. Love was all around! whales, turtles, mantas were beautiful to see, and the information that we share with our guest will help us to keep them safe. Small groups are the best to have a...More

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    Ricardo v
    19 June 2019|
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    Response from joannewton | Reviewed this property |
    Your too late. I think the latest you can go whale watching is mid March.
    26 March 2019|
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    Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
    About 10 people. This company does not use the rubber Zodiac style boats with larger groups. A wonderful experience.
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