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Onca Explorations

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Opens in 29 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Whether it´s watching the amazing humpback whales, swimming with dolphins in the wild, kayaking among mangroves, helping baby sea turtles get to sea for the first time, or discovering ancient petroglyphs while hiking on a natural protected area, our...more
Opens in 29 min
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
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+52 669 913 4050
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On March 14 our group of 8 women went on this tour. It was amazing! Oscar is extremely knowledgeable and shared so much interesting information with us. We travelled to Las Labradas, visited the museum then walked along the beach path. Oscar pointed out dozens...More

Thank JoSOnHoliday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent whale watching experience with Onca. We saw multiple whales and the smaller boat allowed us to have a closer experience. They provided water and snacks. It was a beautiful morning on the ocean. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of eight, four of whom were minors. We booked our excursion through Flota Bibi Fleet, located in the Marina Mazatlan. Tadeo was very patient, answered all our questions and set up our tour with Onca Explorations. Once on board we were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank William M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breezy day so seas were a little churned up. The captain did an excellent job of negotiating 4 to 6 ft waves. Pick up and delivery at our hotel was on time and flawless. Narrator was bilingual with reasonably good English and Spanish. Whales weren't...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kelmerep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to see whales for a very long time. We chose to take the opportunity to fulfill this dream while in Mazatlan. Our original trip was cancelled due to high winds, but were about to go out the next day. You need to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chele2458
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on the Onca whale-watching expedition with nine friends; unfortunately, three of us don't speak Spanish and so we didn't understand much of the 10-minute explanation of whales/humpbacks; instead, we got the 2-minute version, with an assurance that there'd be time later, while the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 3Amigas13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was crushed when I learned my whale watching trip for my birthday was cancelled. We got off the cruise ship and went out to the street to meet our Onca driver but nobody was there. At about 10 minutes after the hour, a driver...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have been collecting data on the whales for over 15 years. Our guide knew a lot about whales in general and about those in the area. On our way back, we ran across a pod of maybe 300 spotted dolphins. They're not particularly shy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tom T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Life changing event. Wonderful guides. Very worthwhile. Saw many whales, up close. TIP: if you have a sensitive belly, take medication before boarding. Small boat. Big Ocean.

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank raingirl3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything went very smoothly, starting with Olivia in the office who speaks beautiful English and helped us get our group together. Pick-up was prompt and Oscar and Saul guided us to see many whales with good information provided along the way. It was fun!

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Date of experience: February 2019
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josede2018
May 24, 2018|
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Response from M5523NOdanielb | Reviewed this property |
I do not do charters. But I would not waist my money, dolphins, whales etc are up North with the cold water.
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ctrayman
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Rosielicious13 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the price, as the excursion was a gift.
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