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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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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
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
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
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 February 26, 2019 via mobile

Spent 1/2 day on the water with Vallarta Natours. Great opportunity to see the bay in PV. Excellent crew. And the best part was seeing two adult whales accompany a calf. Magnificent.

Date of experience: February 2019
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thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

Snorkeling is always fun, and adding all the information that our guides share makes is even better. Having whale sightings as a bonus,definetly adds more excitement and great memories. Thank you for the opportunity

Reviewed February 24, 2019

Curious baby whale came so close to the boat and stayed for so long that everyone had time to watch in wonder. The baby's gigantic mother could be seen deeper in the water and was making sure that it was safe. She would occasionally come...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

We were indeed beyond lucky to have had such an encounter. Having a humpback female and her calf choosing us for a close connection has definitely become one of our top ten encounters. All of us on board will keep that moment forever in our...More

Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

We had an awesome day whale watching with Thalia and her crew. Thalia is extremely knowledgeable which makes for a fun, educational day. We were lucky enough to see many whales while we were out. Being out with a smaller group adds to the experience....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

Fun and education are fundamental for a enjoyable and respectful morning admiering Nature's gifts. Small groups allow us to create an ideal setting with personal attention to all who give us the opportunity to become their guide through the marvelous whale world. Hasta pronto!

Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Myself and husband had a fantastic morning whale watching with Thalia. As she is a marine biologist she taught us lots about humpback whales and other marine life. As the tour was on a small boat with only 10 people we had such a good...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2019

Hi Julie, Thank you very much for your kind words. Looking into a whale eye is definitely a highlight of a trip...it's soul healing! Thank you for the opportunity and spending a fantastic morning with me!

Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

I cannot recommend Thalia and Natours enough. As a marine biologist, Thalia brings a wealth of knowledge to her tours. With ten people on a beautiful boat, we spent the day seeing not only whales, but dolphins and sea turtles, too. We were very fortunate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2019

Dear Pam, I read your lines with a big smile on our face and warm heart! Indeed, all of us will treasure that magical moment forever. It's not daily that we can get two beautiful and magnificent animals choosing us and creating a link for...More

Reviewed February 18, 2019

This was one of the best boat trips we have been on. Thalia was really good and knows her stuff. Small group of us makes it more intimate and I would recomend it to anyone. Saw lots of whales.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Fun groups like yours are the ones that make our day start with a smile, and keep it through the day. It's all about loving what you do and doing what you love....and we for sure do that! Many thanks from both our whale friends...More

Reviewed February 18, 2019

Lealejandro, our guide, was excellent...knowledgeable and friendly! Saw whales, turtles and dolphin.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Lisandro is indeed a wonderful guide, experienced, educated, charming, friendly and accommodating. Seeing Nature through his eyes, and adding all the knowledge that he has accumulated over the many years of guiding, does make a big difference and enhances the experience at it's fullest. Thank...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

I was so fortunate to enjoy 3 whale watching outings with Thalia, who is a Marine Biologist and is a wealth of information, during my stay in Puerto Vallarta this January/February 2019. Each experience was different. We saw breaching, fluting, Mother’s with their calves and...More

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thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Thank you very much for your time and for honoring us with your company on three tours this season. We have a year to show the whales new tricks...lol Always having fun and enjoying as much as you do being out there...Nature brings peace to...More

Reviewed February 15, 2019

We had the privileged of going on a whale watching excursion with Thalia and her crew with Vallarta Natours. She is a marine biologist and is a wonderful host! The boat is very nice and a good size with a very limited number of passengers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2019

Thanks your for your review, and honoring us with the opportunity to guide you. The privilege is ours! Hosting a nature based excursion is always heartwarming, it's our source of energy and we enjoy it even more because we share precious moments with guests. Looking...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Small group was very interesting as you got to know everyone. The marine biologist was very knowledgeable. She watched and lead us, at a slower pace which give you time to look at the fish and marine life, not just swmming to try and keep...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Nothing in Nature cannot be rushed. Nor would our tours, since each part of our tours is considered thoroughly to enhance the enjoyment of the experience at its fullest. All our senses are to be turned on, feel the current and water temperature, see the...More

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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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