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Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
About Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours
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 #1 Boat & Water Sports Activity in Puerto Vallarta. Ocean Friendly Tours is a new concept in responsible tour operation in Puerto Vallarta with a unique visual and acoustic approach to the marine world of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. At Ocean Friendly Tours we provide a specialized and personalized service that blends professional knowledge of the marine environment and safety with love and care for nature. Ocean Friendly Tours have become a respectful and sophisticated way to approach the marine life and landscapes in Vallarta. Visit our website to learn more about responsible whale watching tours and the research programs conducted through our non-profit foundation called Deep Blue Conservancy. Thanks to all of our customers that make the effort to leave such beautiful reviews of their experiences. Special departure times for cruise ship guests!
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

We had taken a whale watching trip with this company in 2011 so we knew who to use when we came back this year. I highly recommend this company. They are environmentally conscious and the CEO, Oscar Frey is an oceanologist, and really knows all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank MaryElle
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

It was the most memorable, amazing experience, if you don’t do anything else go whale watching vallarta. We saw at least 30 whales some up close!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2019

We were so fortunate to see a number of whales. We counted at least 6 tails - the iconic view that we really hoped to see and we did! :) We saw dolphins too. My husband was really lucky 'cause he even saw a sea...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jim F
Reviewed April 3, 2019

We took the Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tour during our March trip to Vallarta. Luckily, we made it down just prior to the close of whale watching season (March 23). This tour is so well done and depending on the tour length (we chose the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Craig_and_Jack
Reviewed March 28, 2019

As a Concierge of one the best LGBT boutique Hotels of México. I wanted to experience this Trip, which also I promote as one of the activities in the bay area. Let me tell you, from the fisrt moment I got in the boat I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Evillegas10
Reviewed March 27, 2019

Had a good time on the Ocean Friendly Humpack Whale tour. Issabella was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. The small size of the boat, with only about 10 passengers, made it easier to get closer to the whales.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Jeff P
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic day with Oscar,saw Mommas with their babies(mostly sleeping).A must do trip to gain so much knowledge about our beautiful animals and be out on the ocean with them.listening to them singing and talking via microphone put into the ocean was awesome.I am a huge...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank sunwOrshiper26_12
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

We booked a trip with Oscar and Isabel from Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours and wow, we didn’t go wrong! In our group, 2 boats went out. We didn’t travel together, each boat had either Oscar on it or Isabel. We were on Isabel’s boat....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Reddackel
Reviewed March 22, 2019

We went out with Oscar twice in February. Why twice. It is such an exciting experience. Oscar is an expert. Small boat (not a party board.) Respectful of the whales and nature. I marvel at the intelligence of the whales and Oscar (sorry Oscar) I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bikingpaintor
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

I knew even if we didn’t see whales the trip would be beautiful...but Oscar has set the bar high for future trips! We saw so many whales and dolphins on the 4 hour trip. Besides seeing and hearing the whales, Oscar and his crew were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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August 2, 2019|
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Response from OscarF2008 | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for contacting Ocean Friendly Tours we are always glad to attend your requests. The Whale Watching season in Banderas Bay is open from December 8th through March 23rd even though usually the first whales... More
February 28, 2019|
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Response from OceanFriendly | Property representative |
Hello, than you for submitting your inquiry. We recommended to dress up in layers. Bring comfortable shoes or sandals, shorts, a comfortable shirt and an extra layer such as fleece and a waterproof windbreaker. It chills in... More
February 17, 2019|
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Response from cware0901 | Reviewed this property |
You will be close to the end of the season, so book for close to the day you arrive. You book on line now with credit card.