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Address: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Scuba diving
Description: The Pacific Ocean's largest and deepest inlet.
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Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

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Most recent review
More than just resorts.

So much to see and do! Weather is pretty consistent, restaurants are multiple.Lots of boat rental options and excursion's to be had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

So much to see and do! Weather is pretty consistent, restaurants are multiple.Lots of boat rental options and excursion's to be had.

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

As a middle-aged solo traveller, I pick my sight-seeing treks carefully! This was a totally perfect and hassle free experience! I don't know where to start...first of all, the boat is beautiful, clean and well -maintained. The sail was smooth, no fears of sea sickness, and the crew were extremely Courteous and helpful, especially taking care of safety issues. They... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Peaceful and beautiful bay. I took lots of pictures at sunrise and sunset! Not too many noisy boats.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Whilenspendingntime at the beach we observed a whale close to the beach we were at! We watched it head out towards Los Arcos and then saw it breach as we were watching. Something We had never seen on 2 separate whale watching trips in the states. Once again PuertoVallarta is amazing to us. There's always something new to experience!

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Booked a chartered boat through Velas Vallarta, $450 for six hours. Left from nearby Marina location and we had a wonderful day with spectacular whale viewing, and 90 minutes snorkeling at Los Arcos.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The bay is the 7th largest in the world and is very impressive the whales do come into the bay at this time of year' although we did not see ny close to the shore. Quite a few large cruise ships also came close which were very impressive.

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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stay in Conchas China's on the mountain and the view of the bay is breathtaking. Love it when we see whales in January.

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Palo Alto, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

I first place I went to after I got off of my cruise! It was amazing with great views! It's basically a place to go out for a walk and enjoy the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta! It is definitely at must go place if anyone is planning to go!

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Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We love PV but avoid most of the downtown beaches because they are usually rocky and overrun with venders. I get tired quickly of saying "hoy no gracias". We opt for the north bay like Bucerias or to the town of Sayulita, a 45 min ride north. This little town is great for shopping and eating, great surfing for novices... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Rented a sailboat with Chuy as crew letting my husband do the sailing. Amazing day relaxing and watching for whales. Although it was a little to warm on 12/18 for the whales that day.

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