We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wildlife Connection

Features Animals
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
More
About Wildlife Connection
WILDLIFE CONNECTION offers the BEST concept of ECOTOURISM IN VALLARTA giving you a respectful close encounter with nature. Enjoy gentle giants on our WHALE WATCHING, swim and interact with DOLPHINS IN THE WILD, participate on the National Marine TURTLE CAMP Protection Program,admire the BIRD WATCHING on this tropical paradise, marine wonders on SNORKELING. Our guides are professional biologists with masters degree in Marine ecology and Wildlife Photographer all featured in magazines and documentaries including National Geographic and Animal Planet. We will share with you our knowledge and experience at the same time you will participate in research projects with dolphins and whales in Banderas Bay, making these excursions a once-in-a-lifetime.
Read more
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
See all hours
Travelers talk about
Tours and Tickets by Wildlife Connection
697Reviews50Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 630
  • 40
  • 11
  • 7
  • 9
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Amandarp wrote a review Aug 2021
Salt Lake City, Utah8 contributions
This tour was amazing! Christina taught us a little about dolphins and then we were on our way! The pods weren’t in the mood to play so they drove us around to find more pods! They were friendly and it was a great experience!
Read more
Date of experience: August 2021
Helpful
Share
Tara B wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
This is an exceptional experience! Christina and Cesar were wonderful. The tour begins with a short and fascinating lesson on dolphins and their evolution and behavior. The boat ride to the outer edge of the bay was comfortable and beautiful. Words cannot adequately express the thrill and profound joy of swimming with the dolphins on their terms in their natural habitat. They are gorgeous, curious, playful mammals. We will remember this experience forever. Bonus: we also saw many sea turtles! Do not book and support a swimming pool experience with captive dolphins who are forced to interact with you. Wildlife Connections is the ONLY way to go for this kind of experience.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2021
Helpful
Share
Lkoucky wrote a review Aug 2021
Joplin, Missouri1 contribution
This was a great experience. The 2nd pod we encountered was very interactive. Christina was a great guide and Cesar was helpful in locating the dolphins in the water. They worked really hard to make this a great experience. My piece of advice is to take Dramamine if you experience motion sickness at all. You just never know if it will get out of hand.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2021
Helpful
Share
myndas2018 wrote a review Jul 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada70 contributions30 helpful votes
+1
We started off in the marina listening to Gina give her marine biology lesson on marine mammals Maybe she woke up on the wrong side of the bed or maybe our funny comments weren’t so funny to her but none of us got a great vibe from her We made it out to search for dolphins but it took a while to find them (no ones fault but nature not cooperating) The reviews we had seen spoke of how fabulous the team was on the boat but we didn’t feel that Gina was focused on finding dolphins, which we finally did, but maybe she was frustrated that the dolphins weren’t cooperating or maybe she still just wasn’t enjoying us but we didn’t really get much communication from her We were told 2-4 people would be able to get in the water at a time but once I asked if 3 people could get in and ceasar said no Only 2 It was hard since we had 4 adults and 7 17-24 year olds and would just jump in 2 at a time just to get back in after not seeing the dolphins we were chasing I know the crew can’t control the dolphins but we even brought water scooters and were told we could try them at the end just in case they scared off the dolphins but we we were never told we could use them We just tried swimming our best to view the dolphins in the water, which never happened I suppose the bummer of the trip was when we tipped $10 a person, despite not getting a fabulous vibe, and feeling the tip was not appreciated This was after ceasar made sure to show us the tip jar and asking for tips We still had fun because we make the best of everything and thought we were cooperative and fun but all of us felt we just weren’t as enjoyed by the crew as we had previously been on other tours We are a pretty adventurous/fun group who doesn’t cause issues so we were ready for a fun day with a company who had rave reviews about their crew I truly wish I could add to that but I’ll just add that we had a great time on a boat, watching dolphins from the boat, and having a fun time jumping in to try and view the dolphins despite not finding success Not a highlight of the trip but we still enjoyed being out on the ocean
Read more
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Lauren wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
WOW! I am not sure words can even explain how amazing this experience with wildlife connection was! Swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat is the only way anyone should swim them. It was such an amazing experience and the kids LOVED it. It was their favorite part of our trip to Puerto Vallarta. Christina and Cesar were amazing, informative and fun. They helped make our time in the ocean seeing dophins something that we will never forget. I HIGHLY recommend this adventure!
Read more
Date of experience: July 2021
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456