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Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours

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| Muelle Los Peines, Puerto Vallarta 48328, Mexico
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What an amazing experience

We had the most wonderful day out whale watching with Ocean Friendly - we saw lots of humpbacks and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
anne g
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Noss Mayo, United Kingdom
Unforgettable experience - and it's for a great cause!

I took part in the ocean safari tour led by Oscar + Tony and it was nothing short of phenomenal... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
simonram
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Chicago
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Ocean Friendly Tours was rated by Trip Advisor as one of The Top 10 Wildlife Tours in the World - the only whale watching tour operator in the world to be included on that list and recently rated as the #1 Outdoor Activity in Puerto Vallarta and the #1 Boat & Water Sports Activity in Puerto Vallarta. Ocean Friendly Tours is a new concept in responsible tour operation in Puerto Vallarta with a unique visual and acoustic approach to the marine world of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. At Ocean Friendly Tours we provide a specialized and personalized service that blends professional knowledge of the marine environment and safety with love and care for nature. Ocean Friendly Tours have become a respectful and sophisticated way to approach the marine life and landscapes in Vallarta. Visit our website to learn more about responsible whale watching tours and the research programs conducted through our non-profit foundation called Deep Blue Conservancy. Thanks to all of our customers that make the effort to leave such beautiful reviews of their experiences. Special departure times for cruise ship guests!
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| Muelle Los Peines, Puerto Vallarta 48328, Mexico

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most wonderful day out whale watching with Ocean Friendly - we saw lots of humpbacks and got very close to them. There were no other boats in the area which made it all extra special and we saw one young whale learning...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took part in the ocean safari tour led by Oscar + Tony and it was nothing short of phenomenal. After a brief introduction to humpbacks on shore, we encountered our first pod of whales very very shortly after we set sail. We not only...More

Thank simonram
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The absolute highlight of a 2 week trip to PV! Although it was "end of season", the knowledgeable staff took us out in the bay and we saw 13 whales: babies & mothers & "escorts". Respect for the environment also shown in the re-useable lunch...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been on many whale watching excursions in different parts of the world and this was one of the best here with Oceanfriendly. The owner and guide , Oscar, was very knowledgeable and shared this and his passion for the whales and other sea...More

Thank Ellen J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It`s been a while since our experince with Ocean Friendly in Christmas time. Our whale watching cruise was so well organized! Friendly wellcome and briefing lesson in the harbour. It took 1,5 h to find first group of whales. It was interesting to observe, the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right before the end of the spring season, we had a wonderful day with Oscar and Ocean Friendly. Everyone involved was kind and professional, and our whale watching adventures could not have been more fantastic. I took Dramamine with me--just in case--but thankfully did not...More

Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short version: Its a no-brainer, great day, once in a lifetime opportunity. Dress in layers as it can go from warm to chilly in moments; get there on time; bring your phone/camera; not very seasick making unless you are very sensitive; a nice fresh sandwich...More

Thank Greg M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing trip across the Puerto Vallarta bay. We saw groups of whales including young and some amazing views of whales . We also saw dolphins and sea turtles. Oscar who ran the trip was very informative and so enthusiastic about his subject which enhanced...More

Thank Fiona R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this tour and Oscar our guide. He was very informative and you could tell he is enthusiastic about what he is doing. He did a preview of the migration and habits of the whales before we boarded. It was a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the tour on March 12. Introductory briefing was useful and informative. You can tell that Oscar and crew are passionate about what they do. We went on two boats and we had Isa as our guide. We saw several mama whales with their...More

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Michael E
19 March 2018|
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Response from Cheyenne1957 | Reviewed this property |
This is near the end is the season bit you may still see some.
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Heather B
2 February 2018|
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Response from Oscar F | Property representative |
We meet at 8:30am and our tour depart at 9:0am
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Heather B
1 February 2018|
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Response from Loretto H | Reviewed this property |
This is not a catamaran but a very fast open skiff with outboard motors. I would advise taking motion sickness meds because the trip goes far out in the bay. No one on our trip got sick but the water was quite choppy.
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