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Wildlife Connection

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Address: Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Phone Number:
+32 2 225 36 21


WILDLIFE CONNECTION offers the BEST concept of ECOTOURISM IN VALLARTA giving you a respectful close encounter with nature. Enjoy gentle giants on our WHALE WATCHING, swim and interact with DOLPHINS IN THE WILD, participate on the National Marine TURTLE CAMP Protection Program,admire the BIRD WATCHING on this tropical paradise, marine wonders on SNORKELING. Our guides are professional biologists with masters degree in Marine ecology and Wildlife Photographer all featured in magazines and documentaries including National Geographic and Animal Planet. We will share with you our knowledge and experience at the same time you will participate in research projects with dolphins and whales in Banderas Bay, making these excursions a once-in-a-lifetime.

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Swimming with Dolphins - Amazing and one of a kind dolphins experience!

Super friendly and professional crew took us on this one of a kind boat tour, where we got to swim with doplhins in the open waters. No trained animals, just pure nature, with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maciek W

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There was a talk about whales and dolphins but no breakfast that I knew of. Then a nice covered boat ride north. We saw lots of dolphins and it was great to see the babies. It was unfortunate to have jet ski folks around but no fault of the tour company. I'm sure it would be fun to rent a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super friendly and professional crew took us on this one of a kind boat tour, where we got to swim with doplhins in the open waters. No trained animals, just pure nature, with these beautiful sea mammals engaging with us in the water. We had so much fun that we immediately booked ourselves for a second trip, which turned out... More 

1 Thank Maciek W
Jasper, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw beautiful whales, we swam with wild dolphins,... amazing trip! You start the morning having a short presentation about the purpose of Wild life connextion and what we should know about the animals we are about to see. Very interesting. Then, you take the boat for 3 hours looking for wild life and when you the whales jumping out... More 

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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second trip with Wildlife Connections and it was almost as fantastic as the first. I think the difference was no Maru........we learned so much during our day with her. This year's guide was fine and our boat captain was outstanding! The dolphins were co operative once again and we were able to swim and play. the only... More 

Thank deeMichigan
Sirenitamex, Owner at Wildlife Connection, responded to this review

I´m Maru, thanks for coming back again. Happy to read that you had a great time again. I will let captain about your comment on the ladder and he knows he has to put it specially with groups like yours. Next time let me know that is you so I can programm my self to go with you again as... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We emailed ahead and confirmed we could use our own snorkels and fins, which we brought from home. During the excursion, we encountered a couple pods of dolphins. My wife and I swam first, with a pod of about three. They were all around us, but were popping up behind our backs, so by the time we turned they were... More 

Thank Aimee C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was by far the highlight of our trip!! We started the morning with a "light breakfast" and an informative talk on dolphins. We then boarded the boat. I was unsure what to expect, but very excited! We found the first group of dolphins and my daughter and another person on the jumped in. The dolphins swam up to them... More 

1 Thank katherineb439
Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We decided on Wildlife Connections as we were not fans of captured animals performing for food or other means. We kept our minds open, realizing that we may not see wild dolphins on the tour we signed up for. There were 10 of us in the boat, which was a good amount. We had a wonderful tour guide who was... More 

1 Thank s0ccermom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We did this tour and it was great! Our guide was a biologist and very knowledgeable about the whales and other ocean life. Obviously it is not guaranteed that you will see anything, but we ended up seeing 2 sets of mom/baby whales and a single whale, a few dolphins, and a few sea turtles. You definitely have to be... More 

1 Thank Allison A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

All you could ask for and more. We did three tours the whale watching tour which was amazing we a had Danielle as our guide for all 3 tours she was really good and the talk she gave us before was really interesting. When we went we managed to see a whale breaching and doing back flips trying to impress... More 

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Los Angeles
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111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a wonderful tour that shows great respect towards the animals. Led by a biologist, you search out the dolphins habitual areas and then see if they want to play around you. The tours are the just the right size. Anything over 30 for any tour just seems like Spring Break. We were a group of 24 and the... More 

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