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Onca Explorations

Address: Rio de la Plata 409 | Fracc. Las Gaviotas, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
Phone Number: 6699134050
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Ranked #3 of 79 Activities in Mazatlan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Visit Mazatlan & Explore with us! Whether it is watching the amazing humpback whales, swimming with...
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Portland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I am not a fan of the ocean, but I am a fan of whales. We booked an afternoon trip and saw many whales. A little windy but not too scary. The wind picked up and we headed for shore. The captain (Oscar) was so skilled that even though I personally was scared, he brought us home safely. I would... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Most of the admission fee goes to further research of the marine studies. Please know that you are on the boat for four hours without a bathroom so limit fluids before you go. They do provide soft drinks on the boat but limit consumption. We saw several whales up close, Dolphins and a sea turtle. The guide was an educated... More 

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Duck, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Saul was an excellent guide with much knowledge. We saw many whales and knew he respected their habitat but called them to come as close as they wanted. It was awesome! Heard them singing underwater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

This will be at the top of my list when I return to Mazatlan. Oskar was phenomenal, from answering questions before I booked the tour for our group of 10, all the way through the transportation and the tour. I would recommend being prepared to fight motion sickness, as 2 in our group were sick. They were fine while we... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very close to the whales. Our guide was well educated in the activities of the whales and other sea life. This was our second trip with Onca I would highly recommend using them for marine life watching.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I would highly recommend this tour The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable We saw the orcas and hump backs and also saw the sea turtles A very fun day had by alll Thank you so much for the hospitality :)

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Good job guys...Fantastic trip!!! Good cause! Friendly Marine explorers.. Oscar and the crew did amazing job....

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was amazing! The whales came so close to the boat we could almost touch them! Oskar was the greatest, so much information, answered questions...but for sure, seeing the whales so close was something totally unexpected. It should be a must do if you are in mazatlan! Peter and Una Southall

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Lancaster, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our group had a great time, loved the experience, got some great pictures, saw breaching whales and will do this again! Thanks Saul, Enrique and Oskar!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very good tour, professional personals, they do have passion in these things, a lot info too, I really recommend this tour to everybody, you should see something like this, it'll form parts of your perfect stay at Mazatlan.

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