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Whale Research Adventure

Price: $99.00
Tour operates from December 8 - March 23
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Whale Research Adventure

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 12 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat whale watchingMarch 25, 2019

Reviewer: Maureen Vaughn
Cynthia was our guide. She is a biologist and is passionate about marine creatures. Her enthusiasm was contagious. Her English was easy to understand. We saw lots of whales, dolphins, a sea turtle, and she also pointed out some iguanas that were sunning themselves in the trees around the harbor. Snacks were good. Overall a great trip and we would do this trip again.

5 StarsGreat tourMarch 20, 2019

Reviewer: Birgitta W Hammarstrom
Fantastic boat tour where we could see a number of whales up close and learnt a lot about their behaviour. Mother and child.. Males int the depth etc. The guide (Maria?) was entusiastic about whales and very good. We were only 4 tourists in the boat (room för 14.) THANKS!

5 StarsEducational and fun!March 18, 2019

Reviewer: Adrienne Dahlin
This was a fantastic whale watching tour. To start off with, all of the taxi drivers at the cruise terminal knew exactly where we were going, which made things quite easy. Once we arrived at the tour office, we received a half hour educational seminar on whales and their migration patterns. On the boat tour we saw many whales with their calves and whales playing with dolphins. The biologist onboard was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions. We highly recommend 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.

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