Banderas Bay is a favorite calving ground of the humpback
whales. December 15th through March 31st, these giants of the deep
populate the waters around Nuevo Vallarta, giving spectacular displays
to onlookers as they leap out of the water creating thunderous splashes.
If you're lucky, you can even get to see baby humpbacks - a real treat!
From the boat, you'll also have a good chance to see Bottlenose Dolphins,
Manta Rays, and Sea Turtles. This is a truly amazing experience.
Vallarta north of Banderas Bay, home to pods of bottlenose dolphins.
They swim these waters year round, and are a frequent sighting on
boat trips on the bay.
If you are in Nuevo Vallarta during the winter months, you should
definitely do a whale watching tour. These gentle giants leap way
out of the water - it's truly spectacular.
Nuevo Vallarta Whale Watching FAQ's
Q:ARE YOUR BOATS LICENSED FOR WHALE WATCHING? A:
Yes, all our boats are fully licensed for whale
watching by the Mexican Government. We follow all whale watching
rules of conduct, and follow the guidelines set forth for responsible
whale watching. We care deeply about the safety and protection of
Puerto Vallarta's amazing humpback whales and dolphins.
Q:AM I GUARANTEED
TO SEE WHALES? A: If we could guarantee that, they wouldn't
be wild. Our experienced guides know where they're likely to be, and
will try their best to help you see them, but in the wild, there are no guarantees.
That being said, whales are very plentiful in Puerto Vallarta, and virtually
every tour that we know of sees whales on their whale watching tour.
Q:DO I GET TO SNORKEL
WITH THE WHALES? A: See the above answer - no tour in Puerto
Vallarta or anyone else can answer yes to this question.
Q:ARE THESE THE
ONLY WHALE WATCHING TOURS? A: Only from Nuevo Vallarta.
However, just down the road in Puerto Vallarta, there are more whale
watching tours to choose from.Click Here
to see them.
Q:WHY ARE THESE TOURS
ONLY AVAILABLE FROM DECEMBER THROUGH MARCH? A: Whale watching season only runs from
December 8th until March 23rd - outside of those dates, it is illegal to
approach the whales. They aren't in the bay year-round, they just come
here to calve.
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