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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
+52 322 225 3774
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Reviewed today

If you are in Puerto Vallarta, this is an experience not to be missed. Oscar and his team will give you a memorable day on Banderas Bay with humpback whales...and once you’ve been once, you will want to go again!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Liz w
Reviewed today

We really enjoyed our time with Oscar. He is very knowledgeable so we learned a ton along with seeing 10-15 whales. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wander676353
Reviewed 4 days ago

Oscar and his team are the real deal. If you want to have fun, but want a seriously authentic experience, these are your guys. They are experienced, knowledgable, skilled, and know the Bahia de Banderas and its whales and wildlife inside and out. By touring...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ocean Friendly Wow! A truly awe inspiring day watching humpback whales in Banderas Bay. Oceanographer Oscar Frey and his crew were amazing locating them, educating us about their migration and their social interaction. We saw Mamas with babies, groups playing with dolphins and luckily we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DianneR366
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great day out on the water watching whales with our guides Tony and Isabel. They were super nice and very knowledgeable. They spotted many whales and were able to tell us all about them and keep us at a safe distance so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NoBordersLaura
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a terrific trip! Guided by oceanographers in a small-boat format (14 passengers). Our guide was Isabel who was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a ton about humpback whales and were impressed by the respectful approach taken by Ocean Friendly. We also saw a...More

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

How often does one return from a "tourist activity" and feel like a better person for having experienced it ? OCEAN-FRIENDLY WHALE WATCHING TOURS is one of those. 
Oscar Frey, "the whale whisperer", is the owner and tour leader. He's an amazing person - a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ozincan5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this was our 4th or 5th time going out with Oscar and his crew. There's just no one else who can compare to what he offers. He knows the Bay of Banderas so well. His knowledge of the whales and other ocean creatures...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scientific and eco friendly study of whales. Wonderful learning experience. It is located north of downtown, but any taxi can take you there. Or for a cultural experience you can always ride the bus. English spoken.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Clara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a very informative and enjoyable experience with the Humpback whales. Everyone was very accommodating and Oscar's was wonderful. Will definitely book this experience again when we return to PV!

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.
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.