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Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours

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Ocean Friendly Tours was rated by Trip Advisor as one of The Top 10 Wildlife Tours in the World - the only whale watching tour operator in the world to be included on that list and recently rated as the #1 Outdoor Activity in Puerto Vallarta and the...more
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Hotelera Norte Las Glorias Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio # 1989 local G16 Zona | Centro Comercial Villas Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48328, Mexico
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This is the second year we have gone out on an Ocean Friendly tour. We had Isabel has our guide this time and (I'm sorry I don't remember his name) the first time. They were both very good and I learned things I never knew....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Educational , fun and you see whales! The crew and Oscar are so knowledgable about whales! it is their Passion not a job!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank landsharkron
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saw lots including a baby slapping his tail over and over again and big mama humpback with it. The 3 hour tour was plenty for us.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ron L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is my second visit to Puerto Vallerta and now have six trips with Oscar, Tony and George under my belt. I guess I'm addicted. Last January I saw Mum's and babies, eager males and heard singers, many acrobatics but no breaches in my three...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What is there not to love. A good boat, a good captain, whales and OSCAR!! The boat is fast which means you get to the whales faster than many tours. However Oscar and the captain make sure they don’t ram in close like some boats...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DuncanK1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't recommend this enough. I was slightly hesitant about the whale watching experience but this really opened my eyes. It was entertaining, educational and extremely well organized. The entire crew on the boat was knowledgeable and clearly invested in the research and teaching us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nickj10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had done a trip previously with another company just a week before and we’re disappointed so decided to book again with ocean friendly and weren’t disappointed! This tour is much more personal our guide Oscar was great greeting us we then had informative talk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went whale watching with my sister who suggested it.....to be honest we thought 5 hours of boredom! How wrong were we! 5 hours went so quickly and we were so glad that we chose ocean friendly tours rather any other tour company because Oscar...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pajohno
Reviewed 1 week ago

Phenomenal, Awesome, Wonderful, Insightful, Educational, Out-of-this-would. So many ways you can describe this trip, all I have to say is Ocean Friendly was the most amazing experience I could have ever asked for. My wife and I greatly enjoyed our experience. Skip the big group...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ryanmax4
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day of dolphin and whale watching with one of the Ocean Friendly crews today, After a very informative briefing on humpback whales by Oscar, we went out with Isabel and boat Captain Tony. Crewman Jorge added a third expert pair of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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oonae2018
February 17, 2019|
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Response from OceanFriendly | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for inquiring, I am the chief researcher of our organization and I can asses that the Humpback Whales are still in this area until the end of March through Mid or late April, however we officially close the... More
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Craig S
December 23, 2018|
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Response from OscarF2008 | Property representative |
We do not have a representati ve at the Samba. Most of our bookings come directly through our site.
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43cynthia
November 14, 2018|
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Response from OceanFriendly | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your inquiry. Yes, there are restroom facilities on board. It is to consider it is a 31 feet long boat, so the facilities are small, it is real clean and has an electric flush.
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fletch27
Wadsworth, Illinois
Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tour Review (0 Replies)
Hi everyone! My fiancee is down in Puerto Vallarta now, and I just wanted to thank everyone for the loads of posts and advice regarding different whale watching tour options. I was the planner for this trip, even though he was going alone without me and I've never been to PV before (so totally unfair, first that he was going without me, but also that I had to plan it). I ended up chosing Ocean Friendly, and from what he said on the phone last night I am very glad I did. I loved their...More
March 21, 2009|
musicmary
michigan
Transportation around Romantic Zone and for day trips (5 Replies)
Hi all - Can't believe we are now home and our visit to PV is behind us. But it was a glorious week. Thought I would report on our transportation while there - Took a cab from the airport - 3 people to the Romantic Zone - $28 USD On our first full day, we took a bus to the Botanical Gardens which was a no brainer and super cheap - 7.50 pesos pp. Second day, took a bus all the way to Sayulita so our daughter could try her skills at surfing - again, easy and cheap, but a long ride....More
February 03, 2014|
Response fromLakesideTwo|
Sounds like you had a great time! We always take the bus! So easy & cheap.