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Address: San Jose Harbor, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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+52 624 144 4129

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Muchos avistamientos de ballenas

Pick up at hotel - thumbs up. Yeah, you might have to make multiple stops, but who cares. Small boat - comfort so-so. agility to find whales - nice. No use of middle seat... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Pick up at hotel - thumbs up. Yeah, you might have to make multiple stops, but who cares. Small boat - comfort so-so. agility to find whales - nice. No use of middle seat section - yeah. Whales - today they were jumping, flapping their tails and all sorts of niceties. Thanks again whales. Consider forgoing your camera and just... More 

1 Thank jmb_co
Saint Charles, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had been very excited about seeing the whales up close. We booked the 2 hour tour. They picked us up from the hotel, took us to the marina and we got on a zodiac boat. The tour started late, took us on a ride that was unnecessarily rough so painful out to the whales. We saw a couple of... More 

Thank Webs60174
Cary, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Last week while on our mini vacation we booked a tour with Ocean Riders for whale watching. It is a two hour tour which included transfers from and to our resort. First and foremast we were not disappointed. Our captain Rodrigo and our guide Otriel were top notch. We toured the sights of lovers beach, the arch, the sea lions... More 

1 Thank sunrisejlebreck
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were so lucky and saw six whales on our boat trip. I really appreciated that Captain Miguel knew what he was doing and respected whales at all times - never blocking them or chasing them, always staying beside them at a distance. Miguel (photographer) really knows his stuff and was keen to share his knowledge. It was an unforgettable... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

How fortunate are we that we decided to participate in the whale watching excursion with Ocean Riders. The speedboat (driven by Captain Marco) along with Ale was was a gracious facilitator of information was second to none. We had never been whale watching before so this was a bit exciting for us. How fortunate are we that while we were... More 

1 Thank HaroldSJ
Watertown, New York
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

My husband and I went on the whale watching excursion with Ocean Riders. They picked us up at the hotel and provided a return ride as well. We took the 3:00 tour and I was somewhat apprehensive because I knew most of the excursions go out in the morning. Apparently the whales are not specific to any time for activity.... More 

3 Thank Julie D
Baltimore, Maryland
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75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Ocean Riders states they are eco friendly and do not aggressively seek or harass whales during their two hour whale watching excursion. Adrian our captain was excellent, outgoing and educational about the ecosystem, Baja region and whales. Since electronic methods aren't used we relied on sight by all members of the excursion. We enjoyed three humpbacks surfacing and spraying within... More 

2 Thank Gshibb
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

So I am not one for boat rides but this was something to remember haha. The guide Adrian was so kind and nice and funny! Very personable. The boat ride was fast, wet, bumpy, jumpy, in the best ways possible. If you enjoy a good thrill, book this boat ride!!! We also stopped and jumped off the boat and took... More 

Thank mzapata85
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We loved this up close and personal opportunity to see whales. The small boat was speedy and easily maneuverable, getting us close to whales often during our 2 hours.

Thank Beth B
cleveland, ohio
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

I cannot say enough positive things about Ocean Riders whale watching tours!! We have been coming to Cabo & going out whale watching for 10 years. This is by far the most professional & honest company we have used. That alone is worth a positive review but our tour guides were friendly and extremely knowledgeable ... But wait there's more!!... More 

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