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Onca Explorations

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Address: Rio de la Plata 409 | Fracc. Las Gaviotas, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 669 913 4050
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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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Truly unique adventures with Onca!!

I cannot give Onca enough praise for how wonderful their adventures are!! My family and I first did the Las Labradoras trip which was so unique and extremely informative. We had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so excited for this adventure to begin. If you're going to do this be sure to walk all the way through the marketplace and go outside the gate. They will be waiting there with a sign. After a exciting and quick bumpy ride in the back of a little pick up truck, we arrived at the pier. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I cannot give Onca enough praise for how wonderful their adventures are!! My family and I first did the Las Labradoras trip which was so unique and extremely informative. We had the whole beach to ourselves and a lovely lunch with a local family. After having such a great experience with Onca, we signed up for their dolphin adventure the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

It was an awesome experience!!! We got to see around 200 dolphins, swimming 10 miles out on the Pacific Ocean! The water was so clear and they educated us about the dolphins. The people were very friendly and knowledgeable. The whole experience was wonderful!! It was a dream come true! We even saw a Marlin jumping....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife, my little children and I enjoyed a great day of Onca Explorations releasing turtles, bird watching in mangroves and swimming where the river meets the sea. Great experience for the knowledge of our guides and the wide availability of all the staff. Even the breakfast we had was very complete and delicious. We recommend it 10%. Thanks ONCA... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

If you want to venture out to the friendly waters of Mazatlan, Onca won't leave you disappointed. Marine life is their business. Jesus and Oscar took us 15 miles out where we met several pods of whales. The tour group is small so it's personalized. Very rarely do promotional videos match the experience. It's money well spent .. Something my... More 

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Concrete, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We had a great day with Onca on our Wild Dolphin Adventure. We were in Mazatlan for the day on our recent cruise. Onca met us at the main gate to the cruise terminal and transported us to the El Cid Marina for our trip about 10 miles offshore to find, observe, and even swim with wild dolphins. We saw... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

First, a big thank you to Oscar and Saul for an outstanding experience. If you plan on taking this exploration you must remember two very important points: 1) the ocean is a huge place and 2) finding wild dolphins in the huge ocean isn't easy!! If not for some very helpful fisherman we may not have found any however when... More 

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ONCAXP, Manager at Onca Explorations, responded to this review

Dear Charlie, thanks for sharing your experience with the world and of course your kind words, we are very happy you had such a great experience with the dolphins. It was a really special day! Please find us on facebook or contact us directly with your email so we can send some of the best shots of the day. Thanks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Not first hand, as my husband is not able to make trips like this any more, but our good friend Saul, is a guide, and provides us with videos....... We have known Saul for many years, and his personal videos are amazing, wish we could be on the trips !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

We LOVED the Wild Dolphin Adventure. It was truly unique and amazing to be so close to sooooooooooo many dolphins. We literally saw 200 spotted dolphins! They swam so close to our boat, they sprayed us in the face! Then we jumped in the water three different times and were always just a few yards from them, swimming together, observing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

After trying to get to Las Labradas for the last three years, I was finally able to get a small gathering together and make the trek! Well worth the time and money! Much closer to Mazatlan than any of us thought, and a day well spent on the beach spotting petroglyph after petroglyph! One of the archaeologists was there, so... More 

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