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Address: | Muelle Los Peines, Puerto Vallarta 48328, Mexico
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+52 322 225 3774
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08:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:30
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Ocean Friendly Tours was rated by Trip Advisor as one of The Top 10...

Ocean Friendly Tours was rated by Trip Advisor as one of The Top 10 Wildlife Tours in the World - the only whale watching tour operator in the world to be included on that list and recently rated as the #1 Outdoor Activity in Puerto Vallarta and the #1 Boat & Water Sports Activity in Puerto Vallarta. Ocean Friendly Tours is a new concept in responsible tour operation in Puerto Vallarta with a unique visual and acoustic approach to the marine world of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. At Ocean Friendly Tours we provide a specialized and personalized service that blends professional knowledge of the marine environment and safety with love and care for nature. Ocean Friendly Tours have become a respectful and sophisticated way to approach the marine life and landscapes in Vallarta. Visit our website to learn more about responsible whale watching tours and the research programs conducted through our non-profit foundation called Deep Blue Conservancy. Thanks to all of our customers that make the effort to leave such beautiful reviews of their experiences. Special departure times for cruise ship guests!

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Best Tour in Puerto Vallarta

We have been on many tours over the years and this was by far one of the best! It is obvious when someone loves what they do, and Ozkar is very passionate about Whales and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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bristol
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was told you did not need a PayPal account to book a tour, just pay as guest. When I tried this I was just directed to open a paypal account. Very disappointed

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KeithMayPV, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

PayPay is our preferred secure payment program for the protection of our guests. We have never had a security breech or any issue from any guest will utilizing their services. PayPal does for the opening of a PayPal account to use the services, you and guests can check out as guests on their website. Also, guests are offered the option... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been on many tours over the years and this was by far one of the best! It is obvious when someone loves what they do, and Ozkar is very passionate about Whales and protecting the ocean. I cannot recommend this tour enough.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved this excursion! Our family chose the 4.5 hour excursion, and saw several whales, which was exciting and delightful. The best part was the knowledge and respect for nature that the owner and our guide, Oscar, shared with us. You can tell he loves what he does. We learned so much about whales and other oceanic life. This went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For many years I have enjoyed the information and photos on the website of Ocean Friendly Tours. But last week I was so fortunate to share this truly special tour with my dearest cousins. We all felt privileged to be part of this experience. Even the pier area from where the boat left was spectacular in that the trees were... More 

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KeithMayPV, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Val, Thank you so much for taking the time to level your understanding and appreciation of our love of the whales and the passion that we have for them and sharing the behaviors and ecosystems. It seems as though you really got it and we welcome you to the Ocean Friendly family. We look forward to welcoming you back! Thank... More 

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took a fantastic whale watching tour today. We elected the 4.5 hour package, which included a half hour interesting and useful intro before heading out to the Bay. Ozcar was a fantastic host. He was knowledgeable, passionate about his work and entertaining, as well. The rest of the team were unique in their qualifications, as well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this tour based on the reviews. It did not disappoint. First off, recognize that there are other tours. I had this naive vision of us being on the open water, completely isolated. There are several tour companies, several boat types. SO, that's the first reason to choose this tour. Our boat was the size of a pontoon boat.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 5 hour tour and it was well worth the time spent. We saw whales, dolphins, turtles, a variety of sea birds and of course the huge iguanas at the pier. Very knowledgable staff, we learned a lot. The information page that they have with their site is very good on giving you a background of the humpback... More 

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KeithMayPV, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our tours. We STRIVE to ensure that we exceed our guest's expectations. And, yes there is a bus stop on both sides of the street of the pier. One goes north on the west side and the other goest south on the east side. There is a map on our website that... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have not done Whale Watching before, this is the place to do it. Nothing comes close. Oscar's passion for Whale's can be clearly noted the very first time you talk to him. He and his crew of 3 (inclusive) are very friendly and make your experience worth the 6 or so hours spent out in the sea an... More 

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KeithMayPV, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us at Ocean Friendly Tours and welcome you to the family! We give 1,000% to ensure that our guest's expectations are exceeded. While we cannot control nature, we do everything that we can to ensure knowledge and appreciation of the ecosystems are understood and sharing our LOVE of what... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ocean friendly is an eco friendly tour company. We choose the 4.5 hour trip which is slightly more costly than some of the others but you are also on the water longer. Well run with an informative and educational presentation before and throughout the tour. Whales are not guaranteed but we were a 1\2 hour into the trip when we... More 

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KeithMayPV, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5***** review! It is always a pleasure when a guest understands that we are taking our dear friends on educational tour of a lifetime. It's not just whales, it about ocean/geological processes, ecosystems, food chains AND the interconnectedness of all of it as it relates to the whales. WELCOME to the Ocean Friendly family and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only tour to take for whale watching. The guide is an expert on whale watching Researches whales. Well worth the money.

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KeithMayPV, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Doreen for your review. We are SO happy that you enjoyed your encounter with Ocean Friendly Tours and the whales! Welcome to the family and come see us again soon! More 

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