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“Ozkar - Loves his whales...”

Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ozkar - Loves his whales...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

My wife (Stephanie) and I went out with a group on February 9th, 2012. I can tell you that we learned more about the great Humpback Whales during our trip than I could have ever imagined. Oskar & Keith did a great job in educating and entertaining, we enjoyed some very up close viewing during our trip out. We will likely bring our friends during future trips and continue to experience these majestic creatures of the deep.

You may pay a little more for this tour, but he professionalism and knowledge can not be beat. Enjoy your tour! Kevin & Steph, MN. USA

Oskar, thank you again for the awesome experience!

Visited February 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A genuine whale watching experience with passionate and knowledgeable researchers.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and the team knew how to locate the whales and knew so much history of each whale because of their research. They brought passion and a wealth of information that genuinely enriched the experience.

Visited February 2012
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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

While we didn't see any whales on this trip, we saw dolphins, sea turtles, and boobies (birds).

I was thoroughly amazed by Oscar's attention to deal and obvious LOVE for the sea, and all of the animals in and around it! His enthusiasm rubs off on you! And you learn SO much in the process!

I would go back to Puerto Vallarta SOLELY for this tour!

If you are only going to do ONE thing in Puerto Vallarta, make sure you go out with Oscar and his crew!

Visited November 2011
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Waterloo, Canada
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27 reviews
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

This is a must if you love whales. The approach is so refreshing. They really know whales and care about what happens to them. Very knowledgable and loads of fun. Worth the cost and more. We will be back.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

I had never seen something so great. What big amazing mammels

Visited January 2012
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