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Private Whale Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta

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    Pass By: Vallarta Natours, Calle Popa Muelle I4, Puerto Vallarta Mexico

    Meet your guide and group at the marina at 8:45am,(or 1:20pm) to depart no later than 9am( or 1 e0pm). 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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol S/N, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Soft Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Gratuities
    • 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)
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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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We did a private tour with Thalia and her crew (Rubio and Hector) on March 14th when we were in PV for a day on a cruise. From start to finish it was an exciting day. Thalia is very organized and our communication before the excursion was excellent. The meeting location was
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    Response from thaliaMsp, Propietario at Private Whale Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta
    Responded 15 Apr 2019
    Once in a lifetime experiences are the ones that make us grow into better humans, we appreciate all that surrounds us and are thank full for every second. The best is to be ready for any wonder that Nature has created no matter how little or big. Education, respect, and love will always guide our way....Nature has a way to respond to that. All energy, all connected, all as organized as possible....Magical moments occur and the result is having a amazing experience! See you next time
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    We booked the tour in part because of the 100+ five star reviews and were anxious to see if it lived up to it. Right on time the marine biologist Thalia (excellent English, studied in the US) meets at the dock and walks us to the boat... a 39 ft sprort fisher in really
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    Response from VallartaNatours, Owner at Private Whale Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta
    Responded 7 Apr 2019
    thank you very much for your kind words. When you do what you love, and love what you do, only great thhings can happen. Thalia, Hector and Rubio are a great team, that understand each other without words, all syncronized almost perfectly. Our guests are very important, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have been chosen as part of your stay while in vallarta. looking forward to seeing you again in the future and have another super experience.
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    We did the whale watching/ dolphin excursion 3 days ago and every time I close my eyes the beautiful memories are in front of me. Thalia and he crew were so insightful, teaching us about the whales and dolphins.. no question was left unanswered. Their respect for nature left me
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    Response from VallartaNatours, Owner at Private Whale Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta
    Responded 7 Apr 2019
    Every day out is an amazing day, always different, always mesmerizing. sharing our passion and knowledge is just a little of what we can do to help Mother Nature. Having wonderful guests like you, open to learning and understanding is all we need to continue spread the word about whales, dolphins and our beautiful Bahia de Banderas. thank you
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    Lealejandro, our guide, was excellent...knowledgeable and friendly! Saw whales, turtles and dolphin.
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    Response from thaliaMsp, Propietario at Private Whale Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta
    Responded 19 Feb 2019
    Lisandro is indeed a wonderful guide, experienced, educated, charming, friendly and accommodating. Seeing Nature through his eyes, and adding all the knowledge that he has accumulated over the many years of guiding, does make a big difference and enhances the experience at it's fullest. Thank you for your company, we look forward to hosting you again
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    We booked the half-day whale watching expecting to have a marine biologist on our boat to explain everything about the whales. It seems there were too many people for one boat so we were escorted onto an old-fashioned large motor boat with a male guide who was not Thalia the
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    Response from thaliaMsp, Owner at Private Whale Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta
    Responded 9 Feb 2019
    We want to thank you for taking the time to send a review. We are sorry to learn that your expectations were not fulfilled. All our guides for the whale watching tours are certified, educated and trained by federal authorities to provide the best possible excursion. Fernando, Lisandro and Thalia have all the same accurate information as naturalists, biologists or marine biologists. We have all taken the required courses and share workshops. Thalia is our main tour guide, but she cannot take all the tours, at all times. Even less when these happen simultaneously. But we guarantee same personal attention and information regarthless of the guide. We never overbook our tours, there is always a limited number of guests. We do have different boats that we will use depending on number of guests booked. All the boats have permit, and insurance. All following regulation and certified by harbor master and authorities. I am surprised to read that there was an issue with the boat ( old, noisy and fumes) . We keep out boats well maintained. Every year we adjust seatings, shades, bathroom, floors, and most importantly we have engine preventive maintenance at least twice a month. This to have safe trips but also to have as little as possible pollution ( it is impossible to have 0 emissions and sound) and therefore not to disturb our guests and marine life. But again, I thank you for the observation and will take charge on verifying closely this situation. Our boats are not old, and they can go very fast, but we follow the speed, distance, time and direction that are to be followed according to whale watching federal regulation. We will never speed up beyond what is required. This is for our guests safety as much as for the marine life. Our tours are eco-friendly, responsible and certified. Seeing whales, sharing information, small groups ( 15 or less), certified safe boats with bathroom are what we offer and deliver in every occasion. Feel free to contact us with any further inquiry, suggestions and comments. I will personally assist.
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