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Puerto Vallarta: Dolphins in the Wild Tour

Puerto Vallarta: Dolphins in the Wild Tour

From US$ 80 per person

Observe dolphins in their natural environment and participate in a research project that helps understand and protect dolphins in Puerto Vallarta.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Start your day with a continental breakfast
  • Listen to the dolphins communicate using an onboard hydrophone
  • Learn about the world of dolphins from a professional biologist
  • Spot turtles, rays, and even humpback whales
  • Observe and enjoy dolphins in their natural habitat
Full description

Join a team of professional biologists to see bottlenose dolphins up close, not in a pool or artificial environment, and watch these intelligent animals play and interact with each other in the open ocean.

The adventure starts with a light continental breakfast. While enjoying your meal, listen as researchers share their experiences with the dolphins and learn about their natural behaviors and habitats.

Next, hop on a boat to find PV's resident pod of bottlenose dolphins. Keep an eye out for marine turtles, birds, and giant mantas along the way. From Dec to March there's also a possibility of seeing spinner dolphins, rough-toothed dolphins, and, with a bit of luck, even humpback whales and orcas.

Listen to the dolphins communicate through an onboard hydrophone. The guides are specialists in cetaceans and marine ecology and will have a lot of information to share about these ocean habitats.

Depending on the mood of the pod, the guides may judge that it's possible to go for a swim with the dolphins. This is a truly special experience, as the juvenile dolphins are very curious about humans.

Those who wish may take the opportunity to participate in the guides' research project. These tours are what make this research possible and it's thanks to the data collected that dolphin sightings are 100% guaranteed.

After 2.5 hours of observing and learning about these playful cetaceans, the group will return to Puerta Vallarta by boat.

  • Continental breakfast
  • Hydrophone
  • Professional biologist guide
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

OPEQUIMAR (Vallarta). Located across the street from Westin Resort & Spa Hotel in Marina Vallarta.

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What to bring

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Comfortable shoes
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November 22, 2021

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