Welcome To Vallarta Whale Watching
Nestled on the shores of beautiful Bahia de Banderas, a deep and expansive bay bordering the Pacific Ocean, Puerto Vallarta is the perfect vacation destination for nature lovers. Our marine biologists will guide you on an aquatic adventure to witness the remarkable Humpback Whales in their natural habitat. Every winter, these gargantuan marine mammals migrate from the frigid waters of the Bering Sea off the Alaskan coast to the warm waters of the bays and harbors of the Mexican Pacific. You may also have the opportunity to see other marine mammals such as Gray Whales, Spinner Dolphins, Spotted Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, and Sea Lions. You'll always cherish the memories of seeing these amazing marine mammals in their native environment.
Our well-trained staff will ensure an enjoyable, safe, comfortable, and enlightening ecological tour in the gorgeous waters of the Banderas Bay. Our English-speaking captains and crew are extensively trained. They are licensed by both wildlife organizations and the Mexican authorities. All of our whale watching boats are fastidiously maintained and inspected to make sure our passengers enjoy a safe whale watching excursion.
Ultimate Whale Watching
This small, ecologically-focused excursion has a twelve passenger maximum limit – you won't feel squeezed for a spot on the rail of a large boat. You won't overwhelmed by a score of rubber-neckers, straining to listen to the narration by a wet-behind-the-ears teenage tour guide. Our dedicated naturalist guide, Isabel Cardenas, will share her expansive knowledge on the biology, eating and mating habits, migration patterns, and oceanic environment of the remarkable Humpback Whale. Operating the Ultimate Whale Watch expedition for over fifteen years, Isabel is truly dedicated to the preservation of these beautiful animals.
Whale Photo Safari
Shutterbugs and nature enthusiasts will love this Whale Watching adventure that brings you as close as possible to the action. Be sure to bring you camera on this tour where we emphasize wildlife photography.
We'll transport you over the breathtakingly beautiful waters of Banderas Bay on small Apex vessels, ensuring the best visibility possible. Our safe, comfortable, and speedy crafts follow these huge cetaceans while our naturalist guides enlighten passengers on the biology, habitat, and behavior of the Humpback Whale. Our staff will share with you our commitment to protecting the local environment and species.
Situated between the foothills of the Sierra Madres and the gorgeous waters of Banderas Bay, the coastal paradise of Puerto Vallarta offers visitors a panoramic backdrop for the perfect vacation getaway...
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Whale Watching Season
Whale Watching season in Banderas Bay and the Pacific Ocean near Puerto Vallarta officially begins December 8th and runs through the winter until March 23rd...
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Popular Whale Watching
Whale Watching, a remarkably popular ecological craze across the globe, has annually generated over $2 billion in gross profits...
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Types of Whale Species
During every winter, species of the Cetacean Order of mammals annually migrate to the temperate waters of Bahia de Banderas (Banderas Bay)...
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Whale Watching F.A.Q.
Here are some questions and answers to common questions about whale watching and what to expect on your visit to Puerto Vallarta...
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Marina Vallarta Maritime Terminal
Just three miles north of downtown Puerto Vallarta, the Marina Vallarta Maritime
Terminal is where the large cruise lines dock their massive ships...
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