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Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta
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Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta

By Vallarta Natours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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from
$675.33
per group (up to 8)
from
$675.33
per group (up to 8)

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Duration: 3h 30m
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English, French, Spanish
Features animals


  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos and t-shirts (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a $40 pesos per person departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our governing authority and is not within our control.


Departure details
  • Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol Int. 3y4, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46209P6

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Wheelchair accessible, but diifcult to interact-get off and on the boat
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to Harbor master indications beacuse of unsafe weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to covid restrictions, there is a maximum of 8 passengers per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta?
Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta price starts from $675.33. Discover and book Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta cancellation policy?
Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta?
Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta is hosted by Vallarta Natours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Vallarta Natours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h 30m. Discover and book Private Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46209P6

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles
    Condominios Marina Sol Int. 3y4, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Vallarta Natours
  • 1
    Bahia de Banderas Municipality
    Stop: 3 hours
    We will be cruising in the bay, looking for resident pods of bottlenose dolohins. The guide will give you as much info as needed. Once behavior has been assessed, we will get into the water to have the dolohins leasing the way. It's rgeur choice, we don't feed them, nor push them to do anything they don't want to. It's in and out of the water as many times as possible to have more chances of getting a better interaction We will have lunch and then return to land
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Annmendez
Annmendez
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Experience of a lifetime
What an incredible experience. Thalia is so knowledgeable. We saw over 28 whales. Thalia can spot them from over 2
Meadowood2018
Meadowood2018
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Touring PV
We had a wonderful tour of Puerto Vallarta that included a butterfly sanctuary situated on 3 acres . About a 5 hour
BPHstnSMA
BPHstnSMA
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Best Whale Watching at Puerto Vallarta
Whale watching at the finest level with a legit marine biologist! Fantastic educational and delightful tour of the
176wendyn
176wendyn
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Don’t miss this tour!
Amazing experience. Small group and confortable boat. Everything was top notch. Informative and entertaining. W
BNAEye1
BNAEye1
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Whales, turtles and more!
If I could give 10 stars I would! Thalia’s knowledge and love for the bay and all that surrounds it is clear. Can’t
492gl
492gl
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Once in a lifetime experience
First of all let me say that I love whales, and I was looking for a small boat excursion with a knowledgeable guide
MandL83
MandL83
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Great time whale watching
Our tour was captained by Angel and guided by Thalia. Both were great at locating the whales while maintaining a sa
MawCincinnati
MawCincinnati
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Incredible tour!
Thalia, the owner and our guide was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She explained the habits of whales a
msmalilama
msmalilama
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Such a great experience
Thalia was a great tour guide and she is very knowledgeable about whales and sea life. I learned a lot and saw a lo
Happytangents
Happytangents
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Wonderful and exciting
This was an absolutely worthwhile tour! The fact that the boat was a fairly small one (not one of those yacht-sized
Barbi0422
Barbi0422
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Whale Watching Dec 2022
Excellent tour! Thalia is very knowledgeable & an amazing tour guide. I have visited Puerto Vallarta 7 times & thi
annasF7937ML
annasF7937ML
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Best whale watching tour!
Vallarta Natours is the best! This was my second time going whale watching with Thalia. She is so informative and r
SergeB444
SergeB444
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Best whale watching experience
Best tour ever, crew was amazing and our guide Thalia, a marine biologist, was amazing in not just showing us whale
sandil306
sandil306
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Amazing whale watching experience
Wow! Best day. Six of us took the whale watching tour with Victor and Angel. We were treated to an amazing after
Beth L
Beth L
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Fantastic experience
One of the best whale-watching tours that I have ever been on. Thalia was an excellent guide to the tour. We saw ma
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Roam258950
2 contributions
Dec 2022
We spent a magical half day swimming with dolphins and watching whales. Thalia was so knowledgeable and made sure the best interests of the animals always came first. This experience was a highlight of our time in Puerto Vallarta. I can't recommend it more highly!
Written February 11, 2023
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stringsbysarah
Hudson, WI204 contributions
Dec 2022
Our private excursion with Thalia & Angel to search/find/encounter wild dolphins was absolutely incredible. Honestly, we were a little hesitant because we did not want to negatively influence the dolphins in any way. We have done snorkeling & whale watching with Natours in the past so I knew if we were ever going to experience wild dolphins, we had to do it with them - they are so respectful, compassionate, knowledgeable and safe. Thalia makes it absolutely clear that the dolphins come to US if they want and if they don’t want to, that’s the way it is. But the dolphins were inquisitive and independent. We learned so much about dolphin behavior and communication. We left the boat loving the sea - and Thalia & Angel - even more than when we got on. Every facet of the trip was fabulous, clean, safe, delicious lunch, comfortable accommodations (even for my older parents) and they took great photos to share with us. THIS is the only way to experience wild dolphins; totally worth the investment of money & time!
Written December 31, 2022
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fortyniner1340
Jackson, CA20 contributions
Nov 2022
Thalia and Angel provided such a wonderful experience that I am ready to go again. We arranged a private excursion as we were arriving on a cruise ship. The 3 of us had multiple opportunities to swim and interact with some juvenile dolphins that are part of a pod who's territory is on the north side of the bay. This would be a great excursion for active adults as well as older children and teens. We also saw whales, manta rays and did some fantastic snorkeling. Thalia provided lots of information about the bay and its inhabitants. Totally enjoyable day.
Written November 29, 2022
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Mohnish M
delhi13 contributions
Aug 2022
There is pizza everywhere and then there is the really good pizza that compels you to close your eyes and moan a little as it does its thing to your brain.
Thats is how I will describe the excursion with Thalia and her team. I have been on 6 rides so far since last year and I could never have enough.

She has created this wonderful relationship with the dolphins where they let her know when its okay to jump into the water and play with them. Her in depth insight of the marine life is a joy to soak in.
Written September 1, 2022
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Usha
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Once in a lifetime experience of swimming with the dolphins and what made it extra awesome was Thalia. She is extremely passionate about what she does, very knowledgeable and shares valuable information about Dolphins. She made the entire experience fun and has a very friendly personality. She even helped my sister overcome her fear of the water by getting her to jump in and staying by her side the whole time we snorkeled. I highly recommend her tour. Thank you Thalia for this wonderful experience.
Written August 30, 2022
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Deepa K
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Thalia and team are very professional and experienced. Thalia was with us, she is a marine biologist and is very knowledgeable about the marine life there. She knows many 9f the dolphins by names. She and her team are highly recomended.
Written August 30, 2022
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Jackie
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Family
Wonderful experience with top notch guide. We all highly recommend this tour. Our guide taught us so much about the dolphins. We really enjoyed swimming with the dolphins on their terms, not ours. They actually wanted to meet us, they were not forced to nor were they enticed with food etc.
This was a great learning experience for everyone.
Written September 2, 2019
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VallartaNatours
Muchas gracias for honoring us with your presence. For both the dolphins and us, it was a delight to have spent a morning with you. Nature cannot be forced. .we just follow her path respectfuly, and get so much more in return. Hasta la vista!
Written September 3, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

boytoy24
monterrey Mexico18 contributions
I had the opportunity to go and swim with wild dolphins with Natours and Thalia
And it was just spectacular !!!!
One of the best moments in my life
Thalia knowledge, kindness and friendliness it’s a perfect match to make you have a Great experience !
I been in almost all the tours with this company and for me are the best!!!
Love and hugs!!
Written September 2, 2018
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Thank you, thank you, thank you! Unique opportunities arise when we respect wildlife. Having you onboard is always a delight, a wonderful energy that dolphins respond to. big warm hugs my friend!
Written September 6, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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