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Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta provided by Vallarta Natours

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Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta

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Transform your Puerto Vallarta vacation into an unforgettable adventure on a half-day humpback whale watching tour. A modest boat and group size ensure that you enjoy unobstructed views for the duration of the cruise. It also enables you to see the majestic creatures at a closer range. Your experience is augmented with live commentary provided by a marine biologist. A fresh lunch is served on board to complete your excursion.
  • Observe local marine life in its natural habitat
  • Get the personalized experience of a small-group
  • Listen to commentary by a certified marine biologist
  • Enjoy lunch with soft drinks on board the boat
Important Information
Departure Point
Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol S/N, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Soft Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • The listed price does not include a $40 pesos per person port tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Souvenirs (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Rain or shine the tour will depart.
  • Seasonal operating December to March
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers of travelers apply. If not met, booked guest will be offered a refund or date change
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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kickitin1969 wrote a review 1 Mar
Valparaiso, IN35 contributions33 helpful votes
This week we doubled up and took 2 whale watching tours with Thalia. This was our 4th and 5th trip and they keep getting better! As always, we enjoy getting out on the bay and getting the chance to see these remarkable animals. I appreciate that we have this great opprotunity
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Date of experience: February 2021
stacey c wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions
I am SO glad and grateful to have selected Vallarta Natours for my whale-watching adventure. It was everything that I had hoped for and more, and has been the highlight of all of the time that I have spent in Mexico. I was not looking for one of those massive boats filled with
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Date of experience: January 2021
Michael C wrote a review Feb 2021
Dallas, Texas138 contributions
We had a fantastic time whale watching with Natours. Tallie was a great tour guide. I asked her many questions and she always had a great answer. I will definitely use them again in the future.
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Date of experience: February 2021
Ivan wrote a review Feb 2021
Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution
Great experience! We were able to see cubs jumping and male whales chasing a female and trying to win her heart. It was amazing! The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The lunch was a sandwich and chips which was a perfect little bite after being on the water for a few
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Date of experience: February 2021
chris c wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions
Our guide was very informative & gave a view of sea life & its importance to eco system. Great weather & actually saw about 35 whales.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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By: Vallarta Natours
Best trip to see and learn about the PV whales
It was so fun to have a marine biologist sharing her experience and the whale’s behavior!!! The whole trip was ama
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Just Do IT
This is a MUST DO!! Thalia is first class!! Her English is spotless- echo-location for example. Knowledge of the
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Highlight of Our Trip
Y'all. Book this excursion. Cristy, Thalia, and Jose were SUCH wonderful hosts and guides. They are all so knowledg
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jack s
Fantastic day on and off the water with Cristina and Captain Jose
We were two couples who spent the day on a private tour with Cristina and Captain Jose. They were both super profes
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Brandon B
Great trip!
We had a great trip out with Thalia. We saw plenty of whales as promised. We had whales come right up next to the b
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Fabiola G
Everything was great! We watched a lot of whales and with an excellent explanation from our guide. Great service an
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I don’t even have the words to describe this trip!! Such professionalism, comfort, intelligence, and desire to prov
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Book this activity!
We had an amazing intimate experience! I highly recommend this once in a lifetime activity. Our tour guide was so n
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Awesome Snorkeling day!!
Formidable experience!!! Great Ship and crew, they were very proffesionals and caring all a long the journey. They
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great area
beautiful area and so diversified. Lots of culture and lots of different activities. From beautiful beaches to wo
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Amazing what viewing!
This whale watching trip with Vallartanatours and guide Thalia was a highlight of our trip to Puerto Vallarta. On a
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Family vacation Whale watching
Talía and the captain were very knowledgeable. The tour was beautiful. We didn’t know what to expect, but the excit
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Great trip!
We had signed up for the small-boat tour but ended up with a private tour because the other party didn’t show. It w
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Fabulous afternoon whale watching
I would highly recommend natours extremely professional. They have the correct whale licence and Thalia is a marin
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Absolutely Fantastic
We chose a private tour, as i am not a good traveller. Thalia met us at the dock and explained what the morning wo
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  • Duration: 4h
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