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“Eco friendly whale watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Onca Explorations

Onca Explorations
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$95.00*
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Mazatlan Swim with Dolphins in the Wild
Ranked #1 of 47 Tours in Mazatlan
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Owner description: Visit Mazatlan & Explore with us! Whether it is watching the amazing humpback whales, swimming with dolphins in the wild, snorkeling the islands, kayaking among mangroves or discovering ancient petroglyphs hiking within a natural protected area, our experienced staff, small group policy and personal attention make simply the best ecotours in town! Tourism for Conservation: When you travel with ONCA a portion of your tour fee goes towards local wildlife monitoring and conservation programs.
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Eco friendly whale watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Onca Exploration is relatively new and the best whale watching experience in Mazatlan. While respectful of these huge mammals, we were able to get some amazing views of the humpbacks. Flying Bat Rays were plentiful and fun to watch. Our guide Saul, was very knowledgeable and had a wealth of information of what we were seeing.

Be sure and keep the coffee consumption down as there is no head on the boat and it's a 4 hour trip:)!

Visited February 2014
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Columbus, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Thrilling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

My husband and I went whale watching in one of the smaller boats. We saw lots of whales. It was exciting to get up close and watch the whales blow and fight. This was our third outing with Onca and we will definitely go again next year.

Visited February 2014
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Cora S - Whale Watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

We had the best experience on our whale watching excursion - Oscar and his team are the greatest! Extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do! We were able to witness a pod of approximate 10 humpback whales - one of the largest they have had in that area. We would go again anytime! Absolutely worth every penny (peso) Oscar and his crew receive no support from the government research grants so support a great cause - Marine Biology.

Visited January 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredible once in a lifetime experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

Got to actually see some Dolphins and Humpback whales. The people on the boat made the trip so very special. Friendly beyond belief, answered every question easily. Best bang for your buck for this type of event.

Visited January 2014
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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“Worth every $$”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had the pleasure of going on a whale watching cruise last week . The transportation to and from the hotel was smooth and no problems at all. On the way out of the bay we saw a few dolphins, and we were treated to being able to see a few humpback whales once we reached our destination out at sea. It was something on my bucket list that has been crossed off. In total the whales treated all of us on the boat to a few sightings of them surfacing and diving.,. Such beautiful creatures!
Oscar and his staff are friendly, well informed, helpful and they take the time to explain things to you as you go along. The tour was a dream come true and for all that I spoke to afterwards, it was a true pleasure and enjoyed by all.
I would HIGHLY recommend this tour group to anyone interested in going to see the whales and dolphins while in Mazatlan.

Visited January 2014
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