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Whale Photo Safari

Puerto Vallarta


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Experience one of the most majestic offerings in Puerto Vallarta during winter — whale watching! From December to March, you'll have an amazing wildlife adventure on an inflatable boat as you look for awesome humpback whales who play, breach or feed in the Pacific. Capture these moments with your camera to ensure you’ll remember your sea adventure for years to come.
  • Travel by small inflatable boat in search of migrating whales
  • Watch humpback whales playing and feeding in Puerto Vallarta’s coast
  • Take high-quality photographs of marine life
  • Activity duration: 3 hours


Go whale watching in Puerto Vallarta’s wild side

Your Puerto Vallarta whale watching safari takes place on an inflatable speedboat, safe in all kinds of weather. You'll zip over the waves toward a perfect spot off Banderas Bay. On the way, you'll be guided by marine mammal experts who are passionate about safeguarding the wildlife in their native habitat off the coast of Puerto Vallarta.

Because humpback whales are in their natural environment, there’s no ‘regular day’ on this excursion. Your guides will have updated information on the whale's location and behavior every day. They’ll take you to amazing areas off the coast where you'll be able to photograph these majestic gentle giants and other marine animals found in the Banderas Bay area.

Channel your inner photographer in the Pacific

Once your party finds these monumental creatures, get ready to snap the perfect pictures of your adventure. See how they swim around your boat, lurking just below the surface. Then watch the whales leap up into the air as they breach and their tails splashing above the ocean’s surface!

During your boat ride, you’ll enjoy light snacks and bottled water as you learn about whales from your expert guides who will fill you in with fun facts. Did you know some whales have lived for more than a century? Or that a whale’s tongue alone can weigh as much as an elephant? But the best fact is this — you’re going to have a whale of a time on the azure waters of the Mexican Pacific with this unforgettable adventure!


  • Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation
  • English-speaking adventure guides
  • Light snacks
  • Bottled water

Practical Information

  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Bring hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunblock and sunglasses
  • Bring money for food, drinks, tips and souvenirs (tipping is optional)
  • Arrive at the designated meeting point 30 minutes prior to departure time
  • Be aware that this is an outdoor activity and external weather conditions can impact the smoothness of your sailing experience
  • Motion-sensitive guests are encouraged to take medication as recommended by their physician
  • Note: To ensure maximum visibility, this tour is conducted on inflatable motor boats with no extra facilities aboard

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English
  • Tour Location(s): Puerto Vallarta
  • Season: December to March
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 6 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: No
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: No
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
From $89 USD
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