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Whale Research Adventure

Price: $95.00
Tour operates from December 8 - March 23
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Join the best Whale-Watching Tour in Banderas Bay! Expert biologists or naturalists will lead you through the marvelous world of humpback whales aboard our specially designed boat for whale watching. The boats hold a maximum of 12 guests, so you'll benefit from a smaller, more intimate experience.

Before launching into your adventure, our biologists will provide you some useful background about these magnificent creatures. Once in the water, they'll discuss the humpbacks' behavior, while you see them breach, slap their tails, travel, play or fight. The boats are equipped with hydrophones to listen to their intriguing songs, and you can even choose to participate in a research project.

If you like personal and professional attention and want a close encounter with our earth's mightiest creatures, this is the tour for you! At the end of your tour, you'll be given a Whale Watching Certificate.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 5-10 minute taxi ride from the ship pier (Not included in price. Details will be provided when this excursion is booked).
Food/Beverage Provided
Coffee, cookies and water in the morning departure. Sodas, granola bars and water in the evening departure.
Comfortable Clothes
5 Stars5Based On 6 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat ExcursionApril 02, 2018

Reviewer: Kris Perry
After a 40 minute ride out into the huge Bahia de Banderas, our guide and captain located a group of 3 humpback whales and we followed them closely for over an hour. Amazing experience.

5 StarsGreat picturesMarch 13, 2018

Reviewer: David Wright
Just twenty minutes out and we found our first whale. It breached five times right in front of us. The boat was rocking quite a bit so pictures where hard to take but I managed several good ones. Boat had lots of room and the guide and Captain were very professional. This excision was way better as we only had 8 people on our boat compared to the big Tour company ships that had 100 on theirs. We got really close.

5 StarsWhale Research AdventureJanuary 10, 2017

Reviewer: Ed Barnes
A very worthwhile excursion - took a small boat out several miles into the bay and saw several whales and many dolphins. Prior to the boat trip the guide provided a short lecture on whales and their habits - very good lecture. Overall an excursion well worth the money.

5 StarsOutstanding Tour !March 22, 2016

Reviewer: LJ
It would be great if transportation to the tour office could be provided from the cruise ship dock rather than being on your own. I was very impressed to receive a call prior to our cruise departure advising me that whale sightings had been more rare than usual & giving us an opportunity to cancel our tour. I felt confident we would see whales and we did - including a magnificent breach!!

5 StarsSail Right Next to the WhalesJanuary 13, 2014

Reviewer: DBA
The guide was intent to find the whales and took us far enough out that we did. The boat was small enough that we could see clearly.

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