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Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours

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Open today: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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whale watching tour in the bay off Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on 14.2.2028

We took the Ocean Friendly Tour for the second time and again, it was fabulous. if you want... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Oregon
Awesome experience

Our family of 7 (ages 9 - 80) went on an Banderas Bay Safari tour with Ocean Friendly Tours and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kavita K
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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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| Muelle Los Peines, Puerto Vallarta 48328, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the Ocean Friendly Tour for the second time and again, it was fabulous. if you want lightweight information and trite comments, go to a commercial venture. If you want science and knowledge take an Ocean Friendly Tour. The people who run and operate...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family of 7 (ages 9 - 80) went on an Banderas Bay Safari tour with Ocean Friendly Tours and everyone loved it! It was such a wonderful experience. We saw dolphins, turtles, manta rays and lots of different kinds of birds. Oscar and team...More

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Oscar F, Owner at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Kavita, thank you for your feedback. It was a true pleasure to share our passion for the marine life and the natural history of Banderas Bay with you and your family. Thank you for your preference and receive my warmest tropical regards. We look...More

Reviewed May 2, 2018

Been on other whale watching trips bu this was the best. We had a small group and saw several whates. Our guide Oscar S. Frey was an oceanographer and explain alot of things about whales.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We had the most wonderful day out whale watching with Ocean Friendly - we saw lots of humpbacks and got very close to them. There were no other boats in the area which made it all extra special and we saw one young whale learning...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I took part in the ocean safari tour led by Oscar + Tony and it was nothing short of phenomenal. After a brief introduction to humpbacks on shore, we encountered our first pod of whales very very shortly after we set sail. We not only...More

Thank simonram
Reviewed March 26, 2018

The absolute highlight of a 2 week trip to PV! Although it was "end of season", the knowledgeable staff took us out in the bay and we saw 13 whales: babies & mothers & "escorts". Respect for the environment also shown in the re-useable lunch...More

1  Thank j0ylenec
Reviewed March 26, 2018

I have been on many whale watching excursions in different parts of the world and this was one of the best here with Oceanfriendly. The owner and guide , Oscar, was very knowledgeable and shared this and his passion for the whales and other sea...More

Thank Ellen J
Reviewed March 25, 2018

It`s been a while since our experince with Ocean Friendly in Christmas time. Our whale watching cruise was so well organized! Friendly wellcome and briefing lesson in the harbour. It took 1,5 h to find first group of whales. It was interesting to observe, the...More

Thank ArskaDiver
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Right before the end of the spring season, we had a wonderful day with Oscar and Ocean Friendly. Everyone involved was kind and professional, and our whale watching adventures could not have been more fantastic. I took Dramamine with me--just in case--but thankfully did not...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Short version: Its a no-brainer, great day, once in a lifetime opportunity. Dress in layers as it can go from warm to chilly in moments; get there on time; bring your phone/camera; not very seasick making unless you are very sensitive; a nice fresh sandwich...More

Thank Greg M
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May 21, 2018|
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Response from Oscar F | Property representative |
Our youngest recommended age is 2 years old, in my experience every child is different and some are more interested in the wildlife than others,however mostly they tend to get sleepy with the rocking of the boat.
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Response from Cheyenne1957 | Reviewed this property |
This is near the end is the season bit you may still see some.
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February 1, 2018|
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Response from Oscar F | Property representative |
We meet at 8:30am and our tour depart at 9:0am