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Puerto Vallarta: Humpback Whale Research Adventure Tour

Activity provider: Ecotours Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta: Humpback Whale Research Adventure Tour

Activity provider: Ecotours Vallarta
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From US$ 109.29 per person

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Go whale watching in Puerto Vallarta, on this tour with a highly qualified team of biologists. Learn about the marvelous humpback whale on board an authorized boat and listen to humpback whale songs.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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English, Spanish


  • See majestic humpback whales in its natural habitat and explore Banderas Bay
  • Learn about the whales lives and behaviour from a biologist/guide on each tour
  • Enjoy an educational session on humpback whales before setting out on the boat
  • Listen to whales or other marine mammals' sounds through the boat's hydrophone
  • Participate in a research project while observing whales' behaviour in the bay
Full description

Enjoy an exciting and informative nature tour in Puerto Vallarta, and see humpback whales in their natural habitats. Get an educational session at the office before setting out to watch the whales swim, play, and breach. Collect information for the office's research and explore Banderas Bay.

Begin the tour by meeting at the office and starting with an educational session to learn more about humpback whales. Board the boat after the information session and set out on the ocean to discuss the whales' behaviour while trying to spot them.

Spend three hours exploring Banderas Bay and watching for different whales to collect information for the office's research projects. Watch the whales' behaviours, and listen to their songs through the boat's hydrophone and enjoy a close encounter with one of the earth's mightiest creatures.

  • Donation to humpback whale research project
  • 3.5 hrs on small authorized boat.
  • Coffee or tea
  • Refilled water
  • Light snack (sodas and granola bars)
  • Expedition leader
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Boarding fee $40 pesos
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People prone to seasickness
  • People with recent surgeries
  • Babies under 1 year

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Meeting point

You will find the EcoTours Vallarta office at the end of the Proa street. Next to the ramp its the Office with a terraza.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

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Astrid did an awesome job! The trip was excellent and I plan on coming back to do it again. Thanks so much! Pat Gaillard

December 16, 2022

December 21, 2022


Product ID: 414148