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Onca Explorations

#3 of 48 Tours in Mazatlan Features Animals
Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
+52 669 913 4050
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Never in my life did I think I would get to experience the mighty humpback whale migrating through the beautiful blue waters of the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez. We scheduled through our hotel and the company shuttle picked us up and brought us...More

2  Thank Suffman
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Definitely worth while if you're on vacation in the area! Oscar was our guide and he answered all of our questions while out looking for the humpbacks. He introduced us to information about an environment so unique and awe-inspiring. You never know what you'll see...More

1  Thank draneff
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We have been going out whale watching with Onca for several years and have never been disappointed. Each trip is different, yet exciting. Oscar and Saul have been tracking the whales'migration for about 10 years and know where to find them. This year we even...More

1  Thank flom
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We took the Onca Explorations day excursion that goes into the mountains close to Durango, to visit the Tufted Jay Reserve and nearby community of El Palmito. All the details of the trip were as promised, and quite enjoyable. The forest at the reserve was...More

1  Thank SaskTravellersKR
Reviewed 21 January 2017

They worked hard in getting us views of the whales. Very informative, also we are helping to fund their research

1  Thank OCIAUSA
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I went on this tour as an unenthused tag-along with wifey who wanted to watch humpback whales. Jesus' passion as our guide was contagious, and I had an amazing experience. I came away from the tour sharing this passion. Thank you, Jesus, for the fun-filled...More

3  Thank JeffryO
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We managed to organise a last minute dolphin adventure with ONCA and were so pleased we did as it was the highlight of our vacation. Setting off from the yacht club our skipper and Jesus Manuel radioed local fishermen to find where the pods of...More

1  Thank TomBramble
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife and I recently went on the two day Birding Sierra Madre tour, and greatly enjoyed our experience. The tour was as described to us with efficient transportation, personable guides and beautiful landscapes. We were able to see the Tufted Jays almost immediately upon...More

1  Thank Joel T
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I have been thinking of a whale watching tour for a while. When the opportunity happened, we went with ONCA while in Mazatlán,we were so glad we did. It was a very active day seeing lots of whales, and the guide was...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Oscar was great to work with when I was trying to coordinate a day/time and book the tour. Little hiccup with the boat we were going to go out on but they got a new boat there really fast. We saw some whales, a hammerhead...More

1  Thank tresdudes
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Jeremy H
We will be there from 2/19 to 2/25 and would love to book. unfortunately we are only two travelers. Is there a way we can join another group?
14 February 2017|
Response from tammy t | Reviewed this property |
yes they will find more people
Colleen B
4 of us will be in Mazatlan from March 12th through the 20th. Will the swim with the dolphins be avaiable during that time? How long of a trip is it?
7 March 2016|
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Response from seetheworldgirls | Reviewed this property |
Hi Colleen, If you email onca directly they will be able to answer your queries regarding which tours are in season and the duration. They were prompt in their responses when I had queries via the email that's listed on... More
We will be staying at the El Cid Castilla March 5th through 12th. Can we book a whale watching excursion on a large boat with bathroom facilities? I am worried my girls will be too scared in a smaller boat. Also, is it possible to pay by credit card or is it best for us to pay cash? How much would it cost for two adults, and two children, age 13 and 10. Thank you.
9 February 2016|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
And yes, they take credit cards