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Whale Watching Photo Safari by Vallarta Adventures

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Address: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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A photo captures a single moment in time, and this specialized excursion is...

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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"It's a miracle..."

This is the second attraction we've done with Vallarta Adventures, and they do not disappoint! This was a comfortable and enjoyable outing in beautiful Banderas Bay, and we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second attraction we've done with Vallarta Adventures, and they do not disappoint! This was a comfortable and enjoyable outing in beautiful Banderas Bay, and we were fortunate enough to see over 15 whales (!) during the three-hour tour. The tour guide was very well-informed, and the first portion of the tour was her describing the whales' behavior... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant day out. So many whales and a pod of dolphins. Benjamin was excellent, informative and engaging. Although nearing the end of the season would highly recommend. Breathtaking.

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Colorado
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We saw 25 whales and our guide had a lot of information on whales in general. Very professional and have used this company for years. The guides take there jobs seriously and can answer most any questions you have!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing whale watching trip with my husband. Booked opposite the canto del sol with a little guy in a shop. Half the price of Thomson. Took a taxi to the port and checked in, went on a little speed boat type thing which was really smooth. It was one of the most moving experience of my life,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This excursion was the highlight of our trip, our crew Benjamin and Eagle Eye were awesome, started off slow but by half way through the tour they were everywhere and saw some breaching, highly recommended it.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

They'll guarantee you'll see whales, but don't guarantee how close you'll be - so don't get discouraged if it's not a really good day. However, the guides are excellent and full of knowledge, so listen, learn and keep your eyes open for an encounter. I'd say stick to the back of the boat for the best seats, yes, you'll have... More 

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Manitoba Canada
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We went on this tour today and it was amazing! Our tour guide and Captain were both professional and proficient. If it wasn't for the great skill at the helm we may have indeed missed the show. A huge shout out and thanks to Captain Ramon and guide Marecel! We will for sure be recommending this tour.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Nature Tours are tough. They used a large Apex inflatable boat but it holds 50 people or more. It has speed to get from one area to another. They say that they use a spotter plane in the AM but I saw none. Mainly it was the boats talking to each other. It was fun but realize there is a... More 

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Okanagan Valley, Canada
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Booked the 12 pm tour online with Vallarta adventures. We all loaded into the zodiac and off we went. Sighted our first group after only 20 mins. Got lots of pics, but got reports of a baby further out so off we went. Found another group, then another. In total saw 9-10 whales. A fella in front of us commented... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We went on the whale watching safari this morning , OMG absolutely amazing. We booked through the hotel direct when we arrived ( really good price ) . Our guide ( sorry but her name escapes me ) was an oceanographer of 22 years was full ( obviously) of a tremendous facts about these beautiful creatures. We saw Mother ,... More 

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