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Vallarta Natours

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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About Vallarta Natours
Eco traveling is the base to have tighter bonds between society, nature, and education; while connecting locals and travelers. Our passion is not just exploring, but doing with a purpose: help our guests to get the best experience out of their venture while being eco and socially responsible. Our team includes marine biologist, certified guide, lifeguard, long time fisherman, cinematographer.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9 reviews
Snorkel through Los Arcos and have an up-close experience with the diverse marine life in the waters off Puerto Vallarta. Your marine expert guide will teach you all about the sea life in the area. You may see angelfish, eels, manta rays, sea urchins and many more! The tour includes a visit to the beach at Mismaloya and the chance to ride behind the boat on a giant inflatable.
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$75.00 per adult
41 reviews
Look for humpback whales off the coast of Mexico on a half-day whale-watching tour from Puerto Vallarta. Depending on the conditions, you might watch for whales in the Bahia de Banderas or out in the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the majestic animals from your marine biologist guide as you ride on a small boat that is equipped with a restroom. Your tour includes lunch served on board the boat and accompanied by non-alcoholic beverages.
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$95.00 per adult
Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat on this excursion.  Accompanied by a marine biologist, your small group will boat out into Banderas Bay where bottlenose dolphins like to play in the waves. Learn about these amazing mammals, listen to their communication using a hydrophone, then dive in for a wild life experience with dolphins you won’t forget.
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$95.00 per adult
13 reviews
Take a private tour from Puerto Vallarta into Banderas Bay with a marine biologist. You will have the guide and the boat to yourself on this whale watching adventure. Depart from the marina and spend the morning spotting whales from a safe distance that won’t disturb them. Make sure you bring your your questions for the expert, and your camera to capture the moment.
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$630.00 per adult
Private Los Arcos snorkeling
2 reviews
Go snorkeling with a marine biologist guide on this Puerto Vallarta tour. As you search for Pacific marine life around Los Arcos (The Arches), you'll hear about the ocean environment and its different species from the guide, who's also a certified lifeguard.
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$550.00 per adult
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

The Royal Princess , Andes and South America cruise made its last stop over at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on 3/20/2019, before ending in Los Angeles. A small group of about 8 of us arranged for an afternoon of whale watching with Natours. And Thalia Martinez...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

Being a small part of an amazing journey through Latin America is a GREAT honor. Indeed that tour was exceptional, with a new record of the number of breaches by the same whale. I will always remember, with a smile on my face, that afternoon...More

Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Thalia was the perfect guide for our group of 5. Communication prior to pick up excellent, punctual pick up at the cruise ship port, her knowledge about everything Puerto Vallarta was fabulous! Her tour, a 5 hour mix of driving along the coast and into...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Puerto Vallarta has lots to offer by water as well as by land...every street, corner has its magic. Just need to have all you senses on. I spend a lovely morning with you!

Reviewed April 17, 2019

Our January 14th whale watching trip was our third time with Natours. We had a beautiful morning, with some distance between whale sightings, perfect whale songs with the hydrophone and a sighting of a baby pigmy whale(?). Peaceful, relaxing and always an awesome outing with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2019

That day was indeed very exciting, with a unique sighting! Definitely a great morning out with Lisandro, who was able to capture magical instants on pictures! Looking for more adventures together!

Reviewed April 15, 2019

We did a private tour with Thalia and her crew (Rubio and Hector) on March 14th when we were in PV for a day on a cruise. From start to finish it was an exciting day. Thalia is very organized and our communication before the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Once in a lifetime experiences are the ones that make us grow into better humans, we appreciate all that surrounds us and are thank full for every second. The best is to be ready for any wonder that Nature has created no matter how little...More

Reviewed April 15, 2019

This is one of the best things i have ever done. I've never been up close to a whale in the ocean before. Awesome experience. We went towards the end of "Whale Watching Season", but still saw several. Even had a few swim under our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for honoring us with your time and attention. Sharing a morning and magical moments with great guests like you makes our heart smile.

Reviewed April 11, 2019

Had a day trip planned with snorkeling, hike, lunch and it was beautiful. Thalia was very knowledgeable. We didn't expect to see whales but we did have the pleasure of them showing up. That was exciting. You will enjoy it if you decide to go....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thank you, Nicole, Every day out is an adventure. Even thou we may have a plan, Nature is unpredictable and some nice surprises may arise, such as those unexpected whales! Always a pleasure to provide with great experiences. GRACIAS

Reviewed April 9, 2019

Our group of ten was blessed in so many ways: - our guide was Thalia, a marine biologist whose specialty concentrated on her beloved whales (we called her the 'Whale Whisperer) Her love and concern for these massive creatures is obvious AND touching -Thalia was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Hola Valerie, It is indeed a blessing to be able to be outside every day, enjoying what Nature has to offer. We do love what we do and are honored to be able to be there with wonderful guests like you. A record was broken...More

Reviewed March 31, 2019

The whale watching excursion was a great experience. We saw several whales. Even able to take pictures of them breeching and playing. The crew on the boat was very informative and knew where to go and what to do. We also had the experience of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thank you very much for your review. we are so happy to learn that you were able to get some good pictures of whales breaching, it's not easy! All of us on board are thankful for having had the opportunity to guide and serve you...More

Reviewed March 31, 2019

Not the best snorkelling. Water cloudy. Quite a lot of fish from very small to half a metre, but hard to see. The crew were nice but did not offer the advertised option of going to the shore at Mismaloya. Slight detours to see a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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VallartaNatours, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

your opinion is hugly appreciated. as any nature based tour, there are some elements that we cannot predict , nor control, such as water visibility. However, you do mention that you did see lots of fish , as well as whales and a sea lion...More

Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Excellent tour our 4-5th time w thalia. We have always seen whales a great morning on the water. She is amazing.

Date of experience: February 2019
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VallartaNatours, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

looking forward to many more wonderful trips with you! our guests are a fundamental part of our amazing outings, and seen you many times makes us try harder to have always an even better excursion.

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Climber550130
October 15, 2018|
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Response from thaliaMsp | Property representative |
Yes there is! public buses ( will have to take up to three depending where you'll be staying.
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Juleann79
April 22, 2018|
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Hi! Whales come here during winter. The whale watching season is set to run from the 8th of December to the 23rd of March. The best time to see then would be late January, early February. Regarding dolphins, there are... More
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