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Whale Watch Vallarta

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Vallarta Yacht Club, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico
+52 329 298 3730
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A MUST DO

We booked with Vallarta Adventures via our travel agent 'TUI' and boy was it worth it! My wife was... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Peter S
Mike's Charters and Tour - Excellent Experience

We took the four hour tour and it was excellent. We encounter an mother whale and her baby and had... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
K L
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The truth is not all whale watching tours in Puerto Vallarta are created equal. Whale Watch Vallarta is Nuevo Vallarta's 1st dedicated whale watching company. Guaranteed Whales with the most thrilling, environmentally responsible, sustainable, professional, comfortable, and educational whale watching tour company in Vallarta. Don't take our word for it, we have been rated as the #1 whale watching tour company in Nuevo Vallarta on Trip Advisor since 2012 with a Certificate of Excellence for 2015. Whale Watch Vallarta is a locally owned and family operated whale watching tourism company offering the only sustainable and educational premium experience for knowledgeable travellers. We realise that most of our guests have traveled great distances to experience what we have the privilege of doing daily. In respect and gratitude for choosing Whale Watch Vallarta we have organised our operations to extend the best possible experience with; small groups, Marine Biologist Guides, comfortable boats, family friendly tours and free tour photos! As passionate stewards of this world renowned marine environment we are motivated to provide our guests with more than just, "a look at the whales". You will be treated to attentive service by dedicated professionals who are immersed in studying and documenting the whales lives and learning the intricacies of the marine ecosystem. Join us at the center of mainland Mexico's highest concentration of Humpback whales in the Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta. Bottlenose Dolphins are also regularly encountered as are other whales and dolphins (cetaceans), such as: Bryde's Whales, Spotted Dolphins, Orca/Killer Whales, and much more Marine Wildlife. Whale Watch Vallarta's mission is to work with purpose and passion on behalf of all wildlife in Vallarta, encouraging our guests to become more involved in the education and conservation of a sustainable, healthy, and more balanced marine eco-system... Inspiring the conservation of our marine environment, with a thrill!
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Vallarta Yacht Club, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico
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"marine biologist"
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"humpback whales"
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"whales including"
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"whale song"
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"private tour"
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"whale tour"
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"mother and baby whale"
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"hour tour"
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"answered all our questions"
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"these amazing creatures"
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"wonderful trip"
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"banderas bay"
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We booked with Vallarta Adventures via our travel agent 'TUI' and boy was it worth it! My wife was a bit concerned about the size of the boat but she did say that she was very pleased she came along - one of natures wonders...More

4  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We took the four hour tour and it was excellent. We encounter an mother whale and her baby and had the pleasure of watching them play for an hour or so. She was teaching the baby how to splash and breach. Then we encounter a...More

2  Thank K L
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We did the 3 hour tour with tb tours on Patabobo boat with paco, Carlos and Freddy. Very nice informative trip with a fun crew. We saw several whales. Had sandwiches and mixed drinks. 25 people, picked us up in nice bus at grand Mayan....More

2  Thank kmoomey
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Emilios team was great! Aside from continental breakfast and light lunch AND drinks the trip was most informative about the whales themselves. We had a group from Finland that Emillio handed over the mic to an interpreter so everyone no matter the language could be...More

1  Thank cruze4012
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Went with TB tours or PatoBobo Adventures. Recommended by our resort. Small, sturdy boat with only 25 or so passengers. Saw lots of whales, dolphins and a sea turtle . Knowledgable staff. 3 hours. Highly recommend it. Had a great time. Nice little box lunch...More

2  Thank Joyce J
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We are told they are around January to March and we were not disappointed. A 3 hour trip and loads of whales to see. the boat is safe and life jacketd given and the tours guides are good.

1  Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband went on a whale watching trip yesterday it was absolutely amazing, our tour guide Lily was very knowledgeable and our driver Henry was very efficient at getting us across the water quickly and safely to see these amazing animals it was...More

4  Thank Kelsterbirmingham
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

People here are very courteous and friendly. The owner has the most darling cocker spaniel ( Tuffy )who is a real ambassador for his business, not sure he even knows it, but it's why some people keep coming back. Anybody can take you out to...More

3  Thank mark m
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW... Sorry for all the superlatives but this deserves it. It is without doubt a must see when in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We arrived at 7:00am departing at 07:30. Our guide was a chap called Benjamin who we found to be...More

6  Thank HelenandNeil122
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Wonderful excursion. I booked this myself directly and I am glad I did. Really knowledgeable about whales and they genuinely care about conservation. There were only about 7 of us on the boat. Plus the crew. I was told elsewhere not to bother with a...More

5  Thank CeCe82
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WhaleLuvr, Owner at Whale Watch Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

We are very happy you chose to join us too! We love to share our knowledge and passion for the whales with our guests and Puerto Vallarta is an amazing place to encounter the whales, dolphins and more. Hope to see you again for more...More

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JillSpill
6 June 2018|
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Response from Kelsterbirmingham | Reviewed this property |
We went to see the whales in December and it’s about 20mins in taxi from hotel and go in a speedboat which holds about 20 people.
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dave p
7 May 2018|
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Response from mark m | Reviewed this property |
whale watch season starts December 12th , I think.
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