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Explora Vallarta: Whale Watching México | Whale & Dolphin Watching

Whale Watching Mexico

Whale Watching will surely be one of the greatest and most rewarding experiences of your life shared with us. In winter, November through March, we invite you to be part of this exciting adventure. You will explore Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Banderas Bay Sea on board of a boat where Explora Vallarta’s biologists will guide you around the natural habitat of these magnificent Humback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).

You will discover the different behaviors of these beautiful animals, including jumps and fin movements. You will also see mothers playing with their calves, and be able to listen to these animals’ enigmatic chants. Our biologists will explain to you each one of these interesting aspects about their biology, migration, and feeding, flirting and breeding behaviors. While you enjoy this activity it is really possible to see turtles, dolphins, killer whales, marine birds and friendly giant stingrays.

By being part of this adventure you will contribute to continue searching about these mammals and participate in the development of a photo-identification catalogue.

Be part of this tour that will mean an experience you will always remember.


January • February • March • December


Short (1-3 hours) • Half-day (3-6 hours) • Multi-day

Vessel types

Kayak / Canoe • Small boat (0-50 passengers)

Times and prices

80 USD

About our skippers and naturalist guides

Our company, 100% Mexican, is devoted to adventure ecotourism and was founded by professional biologists who are committed with nature conservation. Therefore, we will share lots of fun, knowledge and adventures with you.


Naturalist guide(s) as well as skipper • On board hydrophone • On-site visitor center / museum • Onboard research • Public participation in research • Snacks / drinks • Support conservation

We frequently

Listen to whale song • Listen to whales and dolphins • See a whale's tail • See leaping dolphins • See leaping whales • Showered by whale blows • Watch dolphins only • Watch whales and dolphins

Baleen Whales

Bryde's Whale • Fin Whale • Gray Whale • Humpback Whale

Toothed Whales

Dwarf Sperm Whale • False Killer Whale • Killer Whale / Orca • Pygmy Killer Whale • Pygmy Sperm Whale

Beaked Whales

Cuvier's Beaked Whale

Ocean Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphin • Pantropical Spotted Dolphin • Rough-toothed Dolphin • Spinner Dolphin

Other wildlife and points of interest

While you enjoy this activity it is really possible to see turtles, dolphins, killer whales, marine birds and friendly giant stingrays.

Coral 62
Town / City
Puerto Vallarta
State / County
Zip / Postcode
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2013 Responsible Whale Watch Partnership:Click here to read more about the partnership