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Address: Rio de la Plata 409 | Fracc. Las Gaviotas, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
Phone Number: 6699134050
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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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Humpbacks are gone for the season

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We were told coming in March is very late in the season to see a lot of humpback whales, but we still managed to see five! We got to see them come up for air a few times each and one or two flukes (tails). We also got to hear the "singing" of two male humpbacks on the hydrophone and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

So glad we did this adventure.Sad we didn't see many whales. Loved seeing the dolphins,sea turtles,birds

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We booked onto the whale watching expedition. We shared a boat with five others. Our guide was Jesus who was very knowledgeable about these Humpback whales, we saw a mother and calf and an adult male and female. We also saw two dolphins and a large turtle. It was towards the end of the season as the whales and calves... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Fabulous, best adventure we have even taken. Very knowledgeable staff, and great boats. The tour Italy's the perfect amount of guests, everyone gets the same amazing views. Would highly recommend this tour, to anyone who loves nature, and enjoying theses amazing animals in their own habitat. Absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for an expererance of a lifetime.

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

They picked us up at our hotel promptly. Our guide Saul was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We saw whales several times, and many dolphins. We also got to hear the whales. The dolphins especially like to swim alongside the boat. They supplied sandwiches, fruit, water, and soft drinks. If you're prone to seasickness, bring medicine with you.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We signed up for their whale watching tour, which is about 4 hours. They picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel, which was great since we didn't have a car. The experience was very enjoyable; the guide is a marine biologist and very knowledgeable and passionate about the research they are doing. We saw quite a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We read all the wonderful reviews posted on tripadvisor and Onca lived up to the reviews. Our guide was very knowledgeable about whales and more important to my wife and I, is they are very concerned about the whales and their environment. During our four hour tour we saw nearly a dozen whales, heard three via the microphone, six sea... More 

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