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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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Great time, well worth it

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We went on a Tuesday morning. They picked us up at our hotel . We saw several whales, two differnt groups. We watched a female slap her tail more than once. Our guide, Jesus, was knowlegeable and funny. We also saw sea turtles and two types of dolphins. It was amazing!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We went out Feb 24' 2105 and we followed a group five humpbacks for almost an hour. There were also other whales in the area as well. It was a very active day! The crew was awesome, knowledgeable and looked after us well. Overall t was a awesome experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very good excursion. The guide was very knowledgeable. The whales weren't as cooperative on this day as some others however we did some whales albeit from afar. They went out of their way to try and follow the whales. We did see a lot of sea turtles and dolphins. Great experience and would definitely do it again! Good value for... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

From the moment we were picked up from the hotel, we were treated well. There were only 6 passengers on our boat along with the captain and Saul, our guide. Both the captain and Saul were experienced sea life watchers. We saw a whale jump up, double over, and dive. Saul said, she was diving down deep. Then we saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We spent the day with Saul who is very knowledgeable regarding the whales.I Highly recommend this adventure because each time you go there is always something to see. Onca really delivers and I would not go out with anyone else.We were fortunate to see a mom and calf very close to shore and both breaching which was a site to... More 

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Hokah, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great time hard to put into words. Saw at least 10 whales at one point there was 3 or 4 chasing one female. Can"t believe how close they got to us and on the way back to the marina got to see a baby whale. The guide and captain were great. Awesome 4 hours check it out if your in... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We loved everything about this excursion. They were on time. Life jackets were provided for everyone. There was only 4-6 tourists on a boat with the guide and captain. Sandwiches, fruit and beverages were provided which we weren't expecting. We had great luck finding whales and saw a total of 10 whales and some of them we saw repeatedly. This... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Where else can you go out in a small boat with only 7 guests and 2 crew members and look for whales and other sealife?!?? We were picked up on time and driven to the Marina where we boarded the boat. Life jackets were provided to all of us. We had a student on board who is studying Marine Biology... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We loved everything about this trip and it was worth the price. There were only 5 other couples on board, the captain and guide genuinely wanted us to see whales and were just as excited as we were to see a young humpback whale breach only meters from us.

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