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Whale Watching Photo Safari by Vallarta Adventures

#14 of 104 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Puerto Vallarta Features Animals
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 888 526 2238
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unbelievable, must have seen 30 humpbacks

I've been on this trip twice now, and this is the best whale watching trip I have ever taken... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2017
Seattle, Washington
Once In A Lifetime Experience!

Very knowledgeable guides, inflatable boat was very smooth over the water and I never felt like I... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
Debra P
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A photo captures a single moment in time, and this specialized excursion is designed to capture the magical moment when you encounter wild dolphins and majestic humpback whales in the Bay of Banderas. The essence of the Whale Photo Safari is to find the wildlife and enjoy those precious moments when you can sit peacefully and watch the whales and dolphins play, breach, or just hang out.
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

I've been on this trip twice now, and this is the best whale watching trip I have ever taken. Whales were everywhere, guides were knowledgeable and fun. I will do this trip every time I visit.

Thank wesb1977
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgeable guides, inflatable boat was very smooth over the water and I never felt like I might get seasick. We were very fortunate to see many whales, dolphins, and even a sea turtle. The highlight of the tour was seeing the whales breach completely...More

1  Thank Debra P
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

This was one of those things on our "list". Timing was right so off we went. About 30 on a Zodiac, 4 across. Amazingly stable. Jorge was the Guide and Alfonso (?) was driving. We zipped up the north side of the bay...no real need...More

2  Thank Colin C
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

If you are willing to spend a few hours in the soon looking for this incredible mammals this tour is totally worth it! The tour guide is very informed and well educated about the humpback whale. Vallarta adventures takes good care of the whales because...More

1  Thank Gaby T
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

This was a well organized tour. The guide Benjamin was incredibly knowledgeable? very friendly, funny and entertaining. We saw tons of whales.

Thank jemoss404
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We knew this was something we wanted to do, but I wasn't so sure about the inflatables they use. It so didn't matter. The ride was bouncy, but that was about it. Never even a hint of seasickness. But the whales...they were everywhere! And they...More

1  Thank hrubyt
Reviewed February 8, 2017

This was a fun way to get close to the whales with a small group. Definitely bouncy on an inflatable like this, but we don't get seasick, so loved it. If you get motion sickness at all, go on a bigger boat. The photographer and...More

Thank ParisOneTimer
Reviewed February 7, 2017

Our boat was jam packed, could not move. It took awhile to find the whales. We did see quite a few. Wish there was less then 28 people on board. I would recommend using a company that limits the number of guests. Got very sore...More

1  Thank stevesherry2017
Reviewed February 7, 2017

We booked this tour through our hotel, and showed up at the port at the designated time. We were slightly confused as the tour concierge at the hotel and the ticket we received listed the tour time as 1130 and to arrive 30 minutes early....More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Benjamin was our guide and wonderfully animated. We opted for the early 7:30 am start. You need a warm sweatshirt or fleece as it will start off rather cool. I was initially apprehensive about the boat as I don't travel well on water. I needn't...More

Thank Batgirl_of_W4
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I want to book a trip with you next week. Are we allowed to bring our own camera? Where do we go to meet the boat? My wife and I are staying in Old Town. "Funman"
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Rosemary K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring your own camera. I don't know the specific address for Vallarta adventures but it is an easy cab ride.
Any room for 2 on Dec 8? Coming in on Princess. What is the price and guarantee to return to ship in time for departure. How and when do we buy tickets.
October 3, 2016|
Response from TheAdventuresGroup | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Vallarta Adventures! Whale Watching season usually begins after December 15th; the exact start date is announced as the time gets closer. If travelling on Princess Cruise Lines, the best way... More