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Onca Explorations

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Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
+52 669 913 4050
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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 adventures will fill you up with life changing experiences, long lasting memories and the satisfaction of giving back while taking part on genuine research and conservation initiatives throughout this important ecoregion. Our expeditions combine wildlife research, education and community development with sustainable tourism activities, promoting awareness about the value and threats to biodiversity, and generating direct benefits for the conservation and management of wildlife species and its habitat. WHY IS ONCA DIFFERENT? Apart from being a tourist operator, our company supports important research and conservation initiatives throughout the region by acting like a permanent platform for scientific research and monitoring of marine megafauna, particularly cetaceans -whales and dolphins-, sea turtles, sea birds, mantas and sharks. We also collaborate with local authorities for the attention of marine mammal strandings and great whale entanglement rescue, environmental awereness campaigns and education for conservation workshops at local schools and rural communities. We work tightly with the people and communities that own access to significant natural areas, helping them build and strength their capacities for the development and implementation of sustainable tourism products from which they can get direct benefits as an alternative to traditional economic activities (e.g. artisanal fisheries, agriculture, acuaculture, logging, etc.), improving their livelihoods and protecting their resources while inspiring a genuine sense of ownership for their natural heritage.
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“whale watching” (49 reviews)
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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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"humpback whales"
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"whale watching"
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"marine biologist"
in 19 reviews
"bottle nose dolphins"
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"swimming with dolphins"
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"an incredible experience"
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"sea birds"
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"his enthusiasm"
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"boat captain"
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"small boat"
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"life jackets"
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"two hours"
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"great trip"
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"hour tour"
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"oscar"
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"males"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the Onca tour to Las Labradas Petroglyphs, and were thrilled with the experience. With limited information in advance from the cruise, and limited internet service while at sea, we were concerned if this day trip could work with the cruise port schedule. Our...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our experience with Onca. The original tour we booked yo see sea turtles ended up bring unavailable, but they reached out and rebooked us on their more expensive dolphin tour for the same price. Excellent customer service. The tour itself was amazing. We...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We loved our 3 trips with Onca during our week in Mazatlán! We learned, saw, and did so much, and really enjoyed getting to know Saul and Oscar, and all the people we met along the way.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We went whale watching and it was incredible. First time was foggy and we saw nothing so they offered to take us another day - there were no guarantees so I was very happy that they cared enough to offer us another trip. We saw...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We went on the Swimming with Dolphins Adventure and had a great time. The organization was efficient and pick up was on time. Saul our guide was knowledgeable and we got to see Turtles, Marlin, lots of seabirds and dolphins. Unfortunately the dolphins were not...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Fabulous opportunity to see whales in the wild with trained scientists. Thrilling and educating at the same time.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

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josede2018
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Daniel B | 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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