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Whale Watching Photo Safari by Vallarta Adventures

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 888 526 2238
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Whale watching Thursday 9th February 2018

Caught a taxi to the centre in Nuevo Vallarta just before 7am from Riu Vallarta hotel. Had a light... read more

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Stephen A
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Braintree, United Kingdom
Absolutely Amazing!

Take this trip, you will not regret it. Small boats holding 16 passengers assures everyone gets a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Youngstown, Ohio
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Caught a taxi to the centre in Nuevo Vallarta just before 7am from Riu Vallarta hotel. Had a light breakfast there (not enough seats). Left the jetty in a Zodiac rib twin engine style boat with driver & guide on board. First off we saw...More

Thank Stephen A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Take this trip, you will not regret it. Small boats holding 16 passengers assures everyone gets a great view of the whales. The guide was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and answered all our questions. The boat captain quickly and safely got us out to...More

Thank ryffian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw so many orcas and humpback whales on our morning tour. The ride in the boat was smooth and they provided life vests, towels to sit on, and light snacks. Our guide, Marisol, was knowledgeable about the area and seeing the whales was amazing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 hour trip, Nikki did a marvelous job spotting the whales and telling us what we were looking at. Must have seen a couple of dozen whales, including a mother and week old calf, plus a pod of 50 or more dolphins. Zodiac boat was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, very well organized, the guide gave a lot of interesting information. We saw a mother with her baby who made a show for us jumping out of the water at least ten times😝. We also saw other whales and dolphins. Highly recommended! Advice:...More

Thank Galina K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took the morning excursion. We saw more than we bargained for! Liolou was our tour guide and she was more excited than anyone about our sightings! Cows with calves, breaching, fin slapping. Amazing. Advice: go to the bathroom before you get...More

Thank Rebecca G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crew was excellent, fluent in English as well, snorkeling was good (biggest reef fish I’ve ever seen), they have kayaks & paddle boards to try as well, and a quick tour of the islands. They do offer photo packages for you also. Sandwich bar was...More

Thank Luke K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 0730 tour on 1/20/18. The weather and water were not ideal, but Vallarta Adventures provided raincoats. I have nothing to say buy positive things. Our guide, Lilou, was energetic, fun, and a delight to spend three hours with. Our Captain Ugo was...More

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the 7am tour. It was a windy morning and we were advised to take Dramamine if we were prone to seasickness which we both are. Our guide was very nice and the Captain did a great job getting us out there and...More

Thank Thoop8
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The morning started at 7am, we were offered a buffet breakfast, then we were led to a large raft for the trip. The crew are in radio contact with other vessels who let them know where the whales are, so we were soon in sight....More

Thank Lindsey C
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mrabournlmt
10 January 2018|
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Response from Alan T | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I are in our late sixties and we never had any concern for our safety whatsoever. The boats float, they are propelled by twin 250 hp Yamaha outboards, you are wearing a life jacket . . . what on earth (or sea... More
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Funman
8 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.
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mchtc
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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
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