Lower Prices than Cruise Lines. Higher Quality, Smaller Tours. Money Back Guarantee. 24/7 Traveler Hotline. 19,780+ Customer Reviews. Guaranteed Return to Ship.19,780+ Customer Reviews

Whale Research Adventure

Price: $95.00
Tour operates from December 8 - March 23
Choose Your Options View My Cruise Itinerary
Tour Departure Date:
Tour Departure Time:
Number of Adults:
Number of Children (Ages 4 to 11):
Tour Details
Tour Details

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 9 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsWhale Watching February 08, 2019

Reviewer: Ray Sturman
Great excursion would recommend. Very informative guide. Saw many Whales. Was well looked after from start to finish. Many Thanks.

5 StarsGreat excursion!February 07, 2019

Reviewer: Julie E Brenner
Our excursion was in January, a time when the whales were breeding. Had a small group, great guide who also brought a microphone she lowered in the water to hear the whales singing. We could have walked to this tour (1/2 mile) if we had known. The taxi charged us $4.00 per person (4 of us) to ride 1/2 mile. We called UBER to take us into Puerto Vallarta and we were charged $5.00 for all of us to ride 5-6 miles.

5 StarsSaw whales in short distance, very excitingJanuary 11, 2019

Reviewer: Buxin Chen
Our guide is very knowledgeable, and provided us lots of background information before the trip. I have done some whale watching before, but no in such a short distance. Breathtaking experience. The guide is also very flexible and friendly. The whole family had a great time!

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.

View All Customer Reviews