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Address: Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Phone Number: 52+3222253621
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Description: WILDLIFE CONNECTION offers the BEST concept of ECOTOURISM IN VALLARTA...
WILDLIFE CONNECTION offers the BEST concept of ECOTOURISM IN VALLARTA giving you a respectful close encounter with nature. Enjoy gentle giants on our WHALE WATCHING, swim and interact with DOLPHINS IN THE WILD, participate on the National Marine TURTLE CAMP Protection Program,admire the BIRD WATCHING on this tropical paradise, marine wonders on SNORKELING. Our guides are professional biologists with masters degree in Marine ecology and Wildlife Photographer all featured in magazines and documentaries including National Geographic and Animal Planet. We will share with you our knowledge and experience at the same time you will participate in research projects with dolphins and whales in Banderas Bay, making these excursions a once-in-a-lifetime.
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Whale watching tour

We had a great time on our whale watching tour. We saw many whales and a group of dolphins. It was a beautiful day. Our boat had a canopy so it was nice to be able to be in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time on our whale watching tour. We saw many whales and a group of dolphins. It was a beautiful day. Our boat had a canopy so it was nice to be able to be in the shade if you wanted to. Our group was only 8 people so it wasn't crowded at all. We saw a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We took the dolphin swim tour the day after Christmas. It was a great tour. You can tell that the tour guides really know about and care about keeping dolphins safe in the wild. They had to keep shooing a way people on jet skis. The first pod of dolphins didn't want to play with us so the boat took... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We booked with Puerto Vallarta Tours. The guide that arrived wore a shirt with a Wildlife Connections logo. We began the tour at the designated meet-up point at Opequimar Marina. We loaded into a van... and after the guide had trouble opening the doors on one side, and had further trouble getting the key to engage in the ignition, we... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We took a four hour tour with this group and it was incredible! We started with a brief lesson on whales and then about a 30 minute ride to see these beautiful creatures. We were in a smaller boat which made the experience even better. We could see the whales swimming under the boat and we watched as they made... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We did the turtle release tour. We scheduled it online the night before and everything was in order with no hang ups! Daniella was our tour guide and she was amazing. Very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. Answered all of our questions. There were about 60 baby turtles we got to let go. One of the best experiences of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I loved the dolphin tour with Wildlife Connection! The tour started with a short education about dolphins and other sea life near Puerto Vallarta, which was very interesting. The dolphins were only a short boat ride out into the bay, and we found them quickly. It was amazing to be in the water with wild dolphins that chose to swim... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We did two tours with these folks and we both give them high marks. On the whale tour all I can say is WOW! We saw lots of whales including a female being courted by two males. What a show, close-up and exciting. One whale even breached. It took a while to find the dolphins but we saw lots of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went on a boxing day excursion with Eduardo for a wildlife connection. Can an encounter in the wild with dolphins be but the highlight of any trip? We were led to believe from the many reviews that this trip would be top shelf. People spoke of the continental breakfast, the informative pre-trip, the adventure with the biologists in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Having been to Cancun for the last three years and been offered numerous chances to see/swim with dolphins but in a pool which I don't agree with; one of the attractions of Puerto Vallarta was the chance to see dolphins where they belong. I did some research and booked my wife and I with Wildlife Connection and wasn't disappointed. Although... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We witnessed the entire turtle nesting process down to the laying of the eggs up close and personal. Afterwards we released baby turtles into the ocean...a precious experience. Staff is very knowledgeable and strived to give everyone a good experience including picture taking. Our kids bought turtle shirts to help out the organization and show their support for sea turtles... More 

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