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Onca Explorations

#2 of 22 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Mazatlan Features Animals
Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
+52 669 913 4050
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Mazatlan Swim with Dolphins in the Wild
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Whether it´s watching the amazing humpback whales, swimming with dolphins in the wild, kayaking among mangroves, helping baby sea turtles get to sea for the first time, or discovering ancient petroglyphs while hiking on a natural protected area, our adventures will fill you up with life changing experiences, long lasting memories and the satisfaction of giving back while taking part on genuine research and conservation initiatives throughout this important ecoregion. Our expeditions combine wildlife research, education and community development with sustainable tourism activities, promoting awareness about the value and threats to biodiversity, and generating direct benefits for the conservation and management of wildlife species and its habitat. WHY IS ONCA DIFFERENT? Apart from being a tourist operator, our company supports important research and conservation initiatives throughout the region by acting like a permanent platform for scientific research and monitoring of marine megafauna, particularly cetaceans -whales and dolphins-, sea turtles, sea birds, mantas and sharks. We also collaborate with local authorities for the attention of marine mammal strandings and great whale entanglement rescue, environmental awereness campaigns and education for conservation workshops at local schools and rural communities. We work tightly with the people and communities that own access to significant natural areas, helping them build and strength their capacities for the development and implementation of sustainable tourism products from which they can get direct benefits as an alternative to traditional economic activities (e.g. artisanal fisheries, agriculture, acuaculture, logging, etc.), improving their livelihoods and protecting their resources while inspiring a genuine sense of ownership for their natural heritage.
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Gladis at the tour desk of the El Cid Marina hotel highly recommended this tour and we were not disappointed. Jesus, who was our tour guide and marine biologist is very passionate about his job and it really shows in his enthusiasm and knowledge. There...More

Thank GONSF
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Oscar was a fantastic guide. He is very knowledgeable, very easy to talk with, and he cares about the region's ecology and communities. He took as much time as we needed/wanted to explore the petroglyphs and the beach. A truly unique and amazing learning experience....More

2  Thank WakeUpRiley
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

By far the BEST tour and your guide I give these people 11 outta 10 stars. Lunch was great. Very knowledgeable. Deff will be back ❤

Thank amanda h
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A unique experience to see aquatic life. First the boat is not big, bring a wind breaker, and make sure you use the bathroom before you leave. We were treated to the sights of dolphins up close to the boat as well as turtles. We...More

Thank martin s
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We booked 3 days with Onca in early January: Whale & Dolphin Watching; Mangrove Ride; and Bird Watching in the Sierra Madre. Could not have asked for a better time. We saw Sting Rays jumping out of the water, Dolphins, tons on Dolphins, and Whales,...More

Thank Vicky S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A travelling partner was interested in a whale watching trip, so we went and I am SO GLAD that we did! What an excellent and unique adventure. I typically stay glued to the beach for my entire vacation, and this was definitely worthy of leaving...More

1  Thank justmekristine
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our excursion lasted three hours. Jesus , the guide was very knowledgeable kind and patient. He made the trip very enjoyable. Do not forget mosquito repellent for your hiking.

2  Thank verolgar
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We have been booking with onca for seven years and counting and it is always a top notch experience. Oskar the owner and his dedicated crew do everything to make your trip memorable. As marine biologists they educate as well as entertain guests. I can't...More

1  Thank MaryS300
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Saw way more than expected. Our tour guide Jesus marine biologist was very well versed on marine life and species. Definitely worth booking if whales and dolphins are of interest to you.

Thank Richard V
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We went on the whale watching tour. Our guide, Jesus, was wonderful. He is a marine biologist with a vast knowledge of the whales and other marine life. He explained and taught us throughout the four hour tour. We followed a male and female humpback...More

1  Thank _valankr
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Jeremy H
We will be there from 2/19 to 2/25 and would love to book. unfortunately we are only two travelers. Is there a way we can join another group?
14 February 2017|
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Response from tammy t | Reviewed this property |
yes they will find more people
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Colleen B
4 of us will be in Mazatlan from March 12th through the 20th. Will the swim with the dolphins be avaiable during that time? How long of a trip is it?
7 March 2016|
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Response from seetheworldgirls | Reviewed this property |
Hi Colleen, If you email onca directly they will be able to answer your queries regarding which tours are in season and the duration. They were prompt in their responses when I had queries via the email that's listed on... More
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latzkero
We will be staying at the El Cid Castilla March 5th through 12th. Can we book a whale watching excursion on a large boat with bathroom facilities? I am worried my girls will be too scared in a smaller boat. Also, is it possible to pay by credit card or is it best for us to pay cash? How much would it cost for two adults, and two children, age 13 and 10. Thank you.
9 February 2016|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
And yes, they take credit cards
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