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Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta provided by Vallarta Natours

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles
    Condominios Marina Sol S/N, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Pier I. right infront of Mr. Cream Resturant
    See address & details
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    Vallarta Natours
  • You'll end at
    Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles
    Condominios Marina Sol S/N, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Pier I. right infront of Mr. Cream Resturant
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol S/N, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • The listed price does not include a $40 pesos per person departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our governing authority and is not within our control.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to Harbor master indications beacuse of unsafe weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
11Reviews
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Kyle wrote a review Oct 2020
San Francisco, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had an amazing intimate experience! I highly recommend this once in a lifetime activity. Our tour guide was so nice and welcoming. We were dolphin chasing all day it was a blast. The boat is pretty luxurious too.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ian H wrote a review Jan 2020
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Booked this tour after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. I have to say, I was somewhat hesitant as there aren't many reviews compared to other tour companies within the area, however the ones I did read highly recommended this particular operator. We arrived at the pick up
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from VallartaNatours, Owner at Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta
Responded 8 Jan 2020
A day out interacting with wild animals is always a keeper in our minds and souls. Having free-living dolphins choosing to play with us, under their terms os definitely soul-warming. A real pleasure to have had the honor of providing such a unique experience. Thank you for choosing Natours!
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Linda Loves Travel wrote a review Nov 2019
Brisbane Region, Australia35 contributions5 helpful votes
This tour was absolutely incredible. Thalia is a marine biologist who knows everything about the different dolphin families in the Bay of Banderas as she has been studying them for years. It was almost like she could talk to them with her whistles and call them. The tour was
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from VallartaNatours, Owner at Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta
Responded 30 Nov 2019
Thank you for your company, your enthousiasme and kind words. The dolphin encounter is a unique experience on which Nature is the soul and we just follow the lead, by been interpreters. Hope to see you again
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Braeden W wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a great tour, though not as advertised. We saw lots of dolphins and we jumped in with them and swam around them, it was amazing. Only think disappointing is that the advertisement says “accompanied by a marine biologist”, we were not. We were led by a man, very nice guy
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Response from thaliaMsp, Owner at Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta
Responded 24 Oct 2019
Dear Braeden Thank you for taking some time to review us. We feel honored to have had you as part of a tour. All our tours are led by academically prepared tour guides, all prepared and having the same information: biology, history, geography, local culture and traditions...and more. Due to out-of-hands situation our marine biologist is not always available, as any human. But she has trained all our guides, who are perfectly capable to provide with the same information. All having the same respect towards nature and ready to provide with a unique experience. We will make sure to add this to the advertisement, thank you for letting us know. Lunch is home made every morning and indeed has some added snacks. Unfortunately we cannot predict when nice guests walk in inexpectedly requesting to join the tour, but we understand the situation and will find some place nearby with better sandwiches for another surprise appearance Many thanks for the opportunity, we will do better to be able to provide with a 5 stars experience as all our guests deserve, on your next trip.
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Peter C wrote a review Aug 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia12 contributions6 helpful votes
If TripAdvisor had 6 stars, this trip would have earned it! It was truly a life-changing experience for everyone who went. Thalia was the best, most educated tour guide we could have imagined. She has a masters degree in marine biology and shared an immense amount of
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from VallartaNatours, Owner at Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta
Responded 13 Aug 2019
Dear Peter, Muchas Gracias for giving us the opportunity to spend a lovely morning together. We are thrilled to know that you all enjoyed the experience as much as we did. Respect, passion and education are the base for any nature based activity...fun will always tag along and Nature answers to those that are patient, respectful and caring, just like you all. For Charlie, Cookie, Vic , Astro , Andres and myself it was a delight to have met you and share magical moments. Mexican hugs!
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luza746
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Awesome Snorkeling day!!
Formidable experience!!! Great Ship and crew, they were very proffesionals and caring all a long the journey. They
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O1755RSdavea
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An educating experiance
The trip was an excellent experience. Not only were we educated about humpback whales,but we saw 14 whales in all.W
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timfZ6764LE
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The guide and the whales were great!
The guide and the whales were great! The meal, not so much. I recommend this to everyone who is interested in wha
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carrolenj
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great area
beautiful area and so diversified. Lots of culture and lots of different activities. From beautiful beaches to wo
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Lauren T
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Great guide and eco friendly tour!
Love that this group respects the whales and follows the rules. Don’t use a big provider that harasses them. The lu
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ClaudiaSS_13
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Amazing what viewing!
This whale watching trip with Vallartanatours and guide Thalia was a highlight of our trip to Puerto Vallarta. On a
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cloverb385
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An abundance of whale riches!
Christina was our guide and she has a wonderful spirit and is an excellent educator. Our group was only seven guest
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Jhdenver50
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Excellent Whale-Watching Tour
This tour was excellent. The small group/boat size makes it friendly, easy to move around, and to interact with the
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ryancD4008PE
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Great experience
This was exactly what we hoped for. We were fortunate to see many whales including three males as well as a mother
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me889
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Whale watching
Wonderful experience enhanced by the presence and guidance of a marine biologist. We saw 20+ whales and had a grea
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ZannyDu
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Fantastic Trip!
We did a half-day whale watching tour with Vallarta Natours in late Feb. The maximum group size is 10 passengers an
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PicassoKs
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Family vacation Whale watching
Talía and the captain were very knowledgeable. The tour was beautiful. We didn’t know what to expect, but the excit
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tonyY6094ZE
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Whale watching
Booked through Puerto Vallarta tours and guaranteed to sea whales, and they weren't wrong. Superb trip 100% recomme
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raines1225
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whale watching
It was a great morning with about 15 whale sightings. Captain got us relatively close for pictures. On the way back
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U2730KGtiffanyk
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Whale watching
Excellent small group adventure. We learned a lot about whales and their natural habitat as well as their migration
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