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Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours

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| Muelle Los Peines, Puerto Vallarta 48328, Mexico
+52 322 225 3774
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Can't wait to do it again!

Very informative and exciting whale watching adventure. I have been on many, and OceanFriendly's... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2014
A must see in Puerto Vallarta!

There are whale-watching tours and then there are whale-watching tours that watch whale-watching... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2014
Gail B
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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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 #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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| Muelle Los Peines, Puerto Vallarta 48328, Mexico
+52 322 225 3774

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Very informative and exciting whale watching adventure. I have been on many, and OceanFriendly's stands out. As mentioned, can't wait for next year's PV trip and another excursion with Oscar and crew!

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Reviewed February 8, 2014

There are whale-watching tours and then there are whale-watching tours that watch whale-watching tours. This is the one you want! The others were following this tour because Oscar, who is an Oceanologist knows what he is doing! We went on this tour at the end...More

Thank Gail B
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Having lived in PV for some time, we were a little apprehensive that however this was presented, it might turn out to be just another tourist whale watching trip. The high price was a bit overwhelming too. Soon changed our minds. It was worth every...More

Thank Joanna S
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Just got back from our tour and the first thing I wanted to do was rate Ocean Friendly on TripAdvisor. Wow - such a great time. Keith was our tour guide and he did an amazing job of explaining what we were seeing. Unlike most...More

1  Thank chiguyChicago_USA
Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Oscar and Keith have studied whales and their behavior for many years. They have the knowledge to understand whale behavior to predict where they will be, length of dive, patterns of movement giving you THE BEST whale watching. Along the way they teach you about...More

Thank PVQueen
Reviewed February 5, 2014

We have been whale watching on Cape Cod but this was even better. Small boat with only about 12 or so passengers. This made for an "up close and personal experience." Also, much warmer!!Oscar was so knowledgeable and obviously passionate about these beautiful creatures. His...More

Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Ozkar is a very knowledgeable and exciting guy to lead a tour! His excitement is palpable! We saw 26 whales in 3 pods today, and got within 40-50 feet of them breaching. It's mating season and the females were giving the males a workout. Take...More

1  Thank Seth M
Reviewed February 5, 2014

From the small size of the boat, to the experienced and helpful captain, to the passion and knowledge that Keith has to share, Ocean Friendly is the best whale watch tour imaginable. The fact that Oscar and Keith are scientists and active researchers adds an...More

1  Thank Zimba26
Reviewed February 4, 2014

I wouldn't use any other tour company. Ocean Friendly is a 501©3 nonprofit that funds its whale research with the tours. Keith was our guide/researcher and was so well-informed and easy going. The boat captain was very experienced with the Bay conditions. So experienced that...More

Thank pvmex2014
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Keith led our Ocean Friendly experience. We did see plenty of whales, as did everyone else on the water that day, but the experience became oppressive at times. I spend a total of about three months of year backpacking, fishing, hiking and camping in remote...More

3  Thank robi32
KeithMayPV, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2014

Ocean Friendly Tours is the educational and conservation arm of our our non-profit foundation Deep Blue Conservancy. We utilize the tours to conduct an educational style tour in an effort to disseminate as much information about Humpback whale behavior as possible throughout the tour. Our...More

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