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Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours

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Address: | Muelle Los Peines, Puerto Vallarta 48328, Mexico
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+52 322 225 3774
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Ocean Friendly Tours was rated by Trip Advisor as one of The Top 10...

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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Whale Watching tour ever!!

I couldn't have been happier with this tour. Oscar and his crew were true professionals and so knowledgable about everything. I felt like I was on a Discovery channel whale... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Angy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I couldn't have been happier with this tour. Oscar and his crew were true professionals and so knowledgable about everything. I felt like I was on a Discovery channel whale watching documentary by the time the tour was over. Oscar took the time to answer any of our questions, communicated as much knowledge as the day would allow, and even... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, amazing encounters and pictures! We got to see dolphins and 15+ whales. The last one we saw jumped out of the water, once in a lifetime experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oscar and Iza were both outstanding! They educated us on what we were about to see and were able to answer every single question. I have been a lifelong whale lover & whale watching has always been on my bucket list. This was my wildest dream com true and exceeded my expectations! We experienced a very busy whale watching day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours did everything they say they would, and did it well! Easily one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life. We saw whales! WHALES! I know this was a whale watching tour, but there's so many tours that you can go on and not see whales, but we did on this one!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oscar and his crew are top notch. We booked the tour with very little problems a few weeks before our trip. The detailed instructions on where to meet and what to expect were spot on. Oscar is easily one of the most passionate whale experts I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. It was clear from the get go... More 

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Thank Bryan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first whale watching experience, and we were thoroughly pleased with Oscar and the rest of the Ocean Friendly crew. Their expert knowledge of the whales and the environment was not only entertaining but also allowed us to see over 15 whales. Oscar's passion made the trip delightful. I can't wait to go again as we enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time on Banderas Bay whale-watching with Ocean Friendly - lots of whales, some swell, excellent safety-conscious crew, delicious lunch. Excellent professional & scientific! - a wonderful outing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to do a whale watching tour that was led by an oceanographer. Oscar did a great job of answering everyones questions. The captain of the boat knew what he was looking for when out on the water and our crew kept us fed. Make sure you have a wet weather jacket for the first part of the trip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to acknowledge that we were exceptionally lucky the day we were out, 3/6/17. We are probably spoiled now as we saw so many whales engaged in many forms of communication. It was a splendid day. Oscar, Tony and Jorge were very good. The most amazing part is, after all the years of doing this, the level of enthusiasm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour to look for whales and other wildlife. This group supports research. From my perspective, every visit to Puerto Vallarta needs to have an excursion on the water - great for scenery, shoreline, etc.

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