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Hrs of operation: 7:30 am Daily

Category: Best Tours & Activities - Top 10 Tours

Price Range: Adults $89 usd / Children $62 usd

Payments accepted:

Reservations: yes

Best known for: Encounter wild dolphins and majestic humpback whales in the Bay of Banderas


Whale Watching Puerto Vallarta

This specialized excursion begins in December each year and runs until mid-February or early March.

If you’re looking for whale watching tours in Puerto Vallarta, book one with Vallarta Adventures. You’ll see sights and capture photos you won’t ever forget.

You’ll see whales as they migrate from the arctic to breed and rear their young in the sheltered coasts of Banderas Bay and warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean. 

Relax on board an inflatable boat to enjoy the panoramic view of the Pacific as you venture along the breeding grounds to watch for these mesmerizing creatures. Take the most striking photography from this unique, sea-level vantage point - a perspective that is a rare privilege in the natural world.

Definitely one of the best and more popular tours in Puerto Vallarta!


Choose a trip

  • Whale Watching Photo Safari is ideal if you are looking for a specialized tour that offers the best probability of encountering Humpback Whales.
  • Marietas Eco Discovery is a fun opportunity to combine whale watching with bird watching snorkeling paddle boarding and more!
  • Las Caletas Beach Hideaway is great for families especially if you are travelling with little ones who will be amazed if we encounter a few whales along the way!

Adults $89 usd
 / Children (12 years and older) $62 usd

Tour includes: Light Snack, Life Jacket, Purified Water & Hydrophones

What to Wear & Bring - Camera, Hat. Biodegradable Sunscreen. Light Sweater

An additional $25-peso conservation fee per person will be collected at check-in. All proceeds go toward the conservation of the humpback whales.

Restrictions - Min. Age: 6 years old

Adults $85 usd / Children (12 years and older) $55 usd

Included in Islas Marietas Eco Discovery Tour is a full lunch, as well as a visit by boat to the exclusive Majahuitas Beach, which is one of the most secluded and beautiful beaches on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Immerse yourself in its pristine tropical beauty and enjoy an oasis of white sand beaches and turquoise waters by booking Islas Marietas Eco Discovery today!

Tour includes: A continental breakfast, deli-style lunch, and open bar are provided, as are snorkeling equipment, paddleboards, and kayaks to help you enjoy the warm waters surrounding the Marieta Islands.

What to Wear & Bring: Swimsuit, Biodegradable Sunscreen, Towel, Light sweater. An additional $90-peso conservation fee per person will be collected at check-in. A portion of the proceeds go toward local surveillance and conservation of the islands.

Restrictions - Children ages 12 and up are considered an adult. Due to federal regulations, and in an effort to protect the flight path of endemic birds, drones are prohibited in this tour. We appreciate your attention to this important policy.

Does this tour visit the “Hidden Beach”?
No this tour does not visit any beach areas at the Marietas Islands. This tour is a sea excursion designed to explore the surrounding areas of the islands in water activities. If you want to visit the Hidden Beach visit our Island Discovery tour.

Do you want to visit the Hidden Beach?

Adults Children (12 years and older) $149 usd

Searching for a breathtaking, secret beach? On our Marieta Islands Hidden Beach tour by the Pacific Ocean, we take you to one of the most beautiful, ecologically-diverse island paradises in all of Mexico. Take a walk on the iconic Lover’s Beach, snorkel and explore the waters, and glimpse humpback whales from our whale watching boats.

Take advantage of our small group format as you enjoy a comfortable boat ride to the islands. Swim through cave formations and rock archways—some possibly created by military testing—admiring the extraordinary terrain and more than 100 species of unique birds and fish that call these islands home. Enjoy walks on the island’s world-famous hidden beach with friends and family as you soak in the sunshine.

On this tour, you’ll get a chance to take a walk on Playa del Amor, commonly known as “Lover’s Beach,” and enjoy its remarkable secluded beauty.

Tour includes: Light snack, snorkel, helmet

What to Wear & Bring - swimsuit, towel, light sweater, hat, biodegradable sunscreen, An additional $90-peso conservation fee per person will be collected at check-in. A portion of the proceeds go toward local surveillance and conservation of the islands

Restrictions - Min. Age: 12 years old. Life Jackets Mandatory. Access to the hidden beach is not guaranteed and is dependent upon sea conditions Use of sunscreen is prohibited in the Hidden Beach. Participants must be fit and able to swim 75m (200ft) from boat to beach. (Distance may vary based on sea conditions). Very limited availability. People who suffer from heart disease, back or spine problems cannot participate in this activity. Expectant mothers are restricted from this tour


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