Water activity

Puerto Vallarta: Dolphin Watching Cruise with a Biologist

Activity provider: Ecotours Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta: Dolphin Watching Cruise with a Biologist

Activity provider: Ecotours Vallarta
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From US$ 94.41 per person

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Discover dolphins in their natural environment on this cruise from Puerto Vallarta with a marine biologist. Learn about these majestic creatures and enjoy breakfast and soft drinks onboard.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • Search for dolphins playing and frolicking in the waters of Banderas Bay
  • Eat a delicious breakfast and keep your energy up with a snack and drinks
  • Learn about dolphins in their natural environment with a marine biologist
  • Enjoy a tour that works to ensure the safety and wellbeing of marine life
  • Have the chance to see sea turtles while snorkeling in the Los Arcos Marine Park
Full description

Cruise from Puerto Vallarta in search of dolphins with a team of biologists and naturalists. Eat a delicious breakfast and snack onboard and stay hydrated with soft drinks. Snorkel through the protected waters of the Los Arcos Marine Park.

Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office in Marina Vallarta. Start with an informative talk about the biology and ecology of these incredible creatures. Embark on your dolphin-watching adventure in Banderas Bay.

Sail in a small craft that allows you to get close to the dolphins while ensuring their welfare. Feel confident knowing that the staff is respectful of marine life and will work to ensure that the welfare of marine life is a top priority during your trip.

Have the chance to spot female dolphins with their newborns or observe groups swimming calmly, bow surfing, or frolicking playfully. Depending on the behavior of the dolphins, you may have the option to swim with them.

Stop to snorkel through the colorful marine life in the Los Arcos Marine Park. Look for eels, rays, trumpetfish, and sea turtles in the turquoise waters before ending your tour at Marina Vallarta.

  • 4-hour boat cruise
  • Biologist guide
  • Breakfast
  • Granola bar
  • Soft drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Dock fees
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)
  • People with recent surgeries
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at Ecotours de México which is at the end to the Proa street, next to the ramp in Marina Vallarta.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • If it rains, the tour will be rescheduled
  • This tour is not recommended for those with back, neck, heart or knee problems
  • All participants must be able to swim on their own and feel comfortable putting their face in the water
  • All participants must be able to enter and exit the motorboat with the ladder

Product ID: 415549