Let me try to add some things not mentioned in the many other outstanding reviews. Went on whale watching trip with wife and 3 kids - ages 2, 7, and 9. Everyone was engaged on this learning and action packed trip. Oscar is the real deal - 1) A respected expert in his field with interesting and complementary interests such as tracking whales with geo-enabled aerial kite photogaphy, 2) A natural and enthusiastic teacher, and 3) Well respected in the Puerto Vallarta community as evidenced by the many ways that he gives back to the local community. For example, proceeds from our trip went to the local library. Oscar is a righteous and cool dude in every respect.
Keith, Jorge, and the rest of the crew was well represented, nice, accomodating and took time to spend with us to explain all aspects of the trip. Although the whale watching was interesting I was especially intrigued by the underwater microphones that captured the beautiful sounds of these majestic mammals. In one case, the whales emitted a loud squel/alarm and swam away when the noise of another boat approached. An incredible demonstration of the effect of careless boating.noise pollution on the behavior of the whales.
Oscar and his crew made sure everyone was safe and comfortable. For those interested in bird watching (thank you Jorge), there are a series of islands off of Punta de Mita that have special significance.
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