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Onca Explorations

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Address: Rio de la Plata 409 | Fracc. Las Gaviotas, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
Phone Number: 6699134050
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Visit Mazatlan & Explore with us! Whether it is watching the amazing...
Visit Mazatlan & Explore with us! Whether it is watching the amazing humpback whales, swimming with dolphins in the wild, snorkeling the islands, kayaking among mangroves or discovering ancient petroglyphs hiking within a natural protected area, our experienced staff, small group policy and personal attention make simply the best ecotours in town! Tourism for Conservation: When you travel with ONCA a portion of your tour fee goes towards local wildlife monitoring and conservation programs.
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This by far ranks as the number one thing to do in Mazatlán. The crew is very knowledgeable and there passion for the whales is very evident with the information they provide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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mazatlan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This by far ranks as the number one thing to do in Mazatlán. The crew is very knowledgeable and there passion for the whales is very evident with the information they provide. You will never experience anything like this and whale watching is phenomenal . Book ahead online to make sure you have date set because you wont be disappointed.

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This trip was one of the most fun things I've done in ages. In addition to the excitement of seeing the whales 'up close and personal', the information about their activities was incredibly informative. The leaders of this exploration are absolutely 'THE BEST'!

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Morelia, Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went out with 8 others to view the humpback whales. Oscar and Saul are very knowledgeable. They know where to find the whales but are careful not to do anything that would upset them. Highly recommended.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Absolutely love Onca Explorations, Oscar and his team! We took a small group (10 people) to Mazatlan on a spiritual retreat and swimming with the dolphins was high on our list of to-dos. We never could have guessed that spending time with Oscar and his team was going to be an amazing life experience for our entire group..even without the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a wonderful morning with Onca Exploration at the end of the whale watching season. It was well worth the money just to see the number of dolphins, the jumping manta rays and the sea turtle. We also got a nice tour around deer island. On top of it all, we saw two Bryde's whales, which were lovely. The... More 

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MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We took the tour on April 1, 2015. I was nervous, being at the end of the season, we wouldn't see any whales, but we saw a bunch! Both Brydes whales and humpbacks, along with many dolphins, manta rays FLYING out of the water, and a sea turtle. The education the guide gives you is thorough and interesting, and seeing... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Oscar and Belin never disappoint this expedition. They explain and educate you as if you are a marine biologist in traning. Congratulations ......

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

But there's still Bryde's whales, Mobula rays, sea turtles and dolphins to see. The Mobula rays were the highlight of the trip for me, seeing them jump out of the sea like they're flying. We saw one humpback on his journey north, 2 Bryde's whales, 2 sea turtles and many Mobula rays. Don't forget the tanning lotion and, hats and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Jesus was very knowledgeable. Didn't see any humpbacks but we did see two Wright's whales and bottlenose and spotted dolphins!

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Took the tour with my sister and teenage son.It starts with a great informative introduction. Our guide Saul is very pleasant and knowledgeable. We started by seeing dolphins and manta rays jumping out of the water. Once we spotted our first whale the adrenalin started. Our guide and driver began tracking its direction. We were able to see one jump... More 

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