WHALE WATCHING

Additional Tours Available From Puerto Vallarta

Banderas Bay is a favorite calving ground of the humpback whales.  December 15th through March 31st, these giants of the deep populate the waters around Nuevo Vallarta, giving spectacular displays to onlookers as they leap out of the water creating thunderous splashes.  If you're lucky, you can even get to see baby humpbacks - a real treat!  From the boat, you'll also have a good chance to see Bottlenose Dolphins, Manta Rays, and Sea Turtles.  This is a truly amazing experience.

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Sailing With Whales (Full Day)

Pegaso ChartersEmbark on a sailing voyage to the Marietas Islands, spotting whales, snorkeling, and sailing on Banderas Bay.  Enjoy true serenity while seeing the gentle giants. 

Sailing Cruise with Whales

Puerto Vallarta Whale WatchingCruise on Banderas Bay in a classic sailboat, searching for whales! Enjoy a complimentary Continental Breakfast, and enjoy some drinks from our open bar. 

Whales & Dolphins Cruise
Pacific Dreams Whale Watching

Whales & Dolphin Watching TourEmbark with us and enjoy the ultimate whale watching & dolphins combo! Enjoy a great cruise in search of the great whales, as well as the friendly dolphins. 

Whale Watching on the Bay

Whale Watching Banderas BayCruise Banderas Bay in search for the famous Humpback Whales on this half-day tour! Great whale sightings, while enjoying the open bar and delicious Mexican buffet lunch! 

Zodiac Whale Watching

Zodiac whale WatchingCome aboard the custom zodiac, the sole purpose of this boat is whale watching. You'll have the best opportunity to see the whales of Puerto Vallarta! 

Private Zodiac Whale Watching

Private Zodiac WhalesThis is a PRIVATE tour, the crew will work for you and only you to have the most close-up and amazing whale watching experience possible in Puerto Vallarta. 

Sailing and Whales

Sailing and WhalesSail across Banderas Bay on our classing sailing boat and witness a whale " breach" or a baby humpback. Get ready to experience these awesome creatures!

Wild Dolphins Tours

Zodiac whale WatchingNuevo Vallarta north of Banderas Bay, home to pods of bottlenose dolphins. They swim these waters year round, and are a frequent sighting on boat trips on the bay.

Our Advice: If you are in Nuevo Vallarta during the winter months, you should definitely do a whale watching tour.  These gentle giants leap way out of the water - it's truly spectacular.

Nuevo Vallarta Whale Watching FAQ's

Q: ARE YOUR BOATS LICENSED FOR WHALE WATCHING?
A:
Yes, all our boats are fully licensed for whale watching by the Mexican Government.  We follow all whale watching rules of conduct, and follow the guidelines set forth for responsible whale watching.  We care deeply about the safety and protection of Puerto Vallarta's amazing humpback whales and dolphins.

Q: AM I GUARANTEED TO SEE WHALES?
A: If we could guarantee that, they wouldn't be wild.  Our experienced guides know where they're likely to be, and will try their best to help you see them, but in the wild, there are no guarantees.  That being said, whales are very plentiful in Puerto Vallarta, and virtually every tour that we know of sees whales on their whale watching tour.

Q: DO I GET TO SNORKEL WITH THE WHALES?
A: See the above answer - no tour in Puerto Vallarta or anyone else can answer yes to this question.

Q: ARE THESE THE ONLY WHALE WATCHING TOURS?
A: Only from Nuevo Vallarta.  However, just down the road in Puerto Vallarta, there are more whale watching tours to choose from.  Click Here to see them.

Q: WHY ARE THESE TOURS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM DECEMBER THROUGH MARCH?
A: Whale watching season only runs from December 8th until March 23rd - outside of those dates, it is illegal to approach the whales.  They aren't in the bay year-round, they just come here to calve.

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