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Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours

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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...more
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| Muelle Los Peines, Puerto Vallarta 48328, Mexico
+52 322 225 3774
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This was fantastic.We were so close to the whales.Saw some dolphins.Great staff.I would recommend this

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

I had not appreciated the excellence of this tour until I took another less thorough, less informative and less caring 'eco'-tour. Their love of the animals and the ocean is infectious. Their reading of whale behaviour is uncanny and their detailed care for their guests...More

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Oscar F, Owner at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you for your review! We are proud to do what we love, which is to blend in the whales’world and share our passion for it with our guests! Studying whale behavior for over 24 years allows us to read their movements and their social...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Whales como to banderas bay in Jalisco and Nayarit estate from december to march. If you sail with professinals will know more about their life and why they come here to have their family. Yo will see mother whales teaching to jump to the little...More

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Oscar F, Owner at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for submitting your review, we are proud to provide a high quality specialized service that blends environmental education, professional boating operation and safety with love and care for nature. We look forward to host in the near future on another of our responsible...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

We took the Ocean Friendly Tour for the second time and again, it was fabulous. if you want lightweight information and trite comments, go to a commercial venture. If you want science and knowledge take an Ocean Friendly Tour. The people who run and operate...More

1  Thank 2deca6
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Our family of 7 (ages 9 - 80) went on an Banderas Bay Safari tour with Ocean Friendly Tours and everyone loved it! It was such a wonderful experience. We saw dolphins, turtles, manta rays and lots of different kinds of birds. Oscar and team...More

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Oscar F, Owner at Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Hello Kavita, thank you for your feedback. It was a true pleasure to share our passion for the marine life and the natural history of Banderas Bay with you and your family. Thank you for your preference and receive my warmest tropical regards. We look...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Been on other whale watching trips bu this was the best. We had a small group and saw several whates. Our guide Oscar S. Frey was an oceanographer and explain alot of things about whales.

1  Thank 1248Gooddog
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had the most wonderful day out whale watching with Ocean Friendly - we saw lots of humpbacks and got very close to them. There were no other boats in the area which made it all extra special and we saw one young whale learning...More

2  Thank anne g
Reviewed 27 March 2018

I took part in the ocean safari tour led by Oscar + Tony and it was nothing short of phenomenal. After a brief introduction to humpbacks on shore, we encountered our first pod of whales very very shortly after we set sail. We not only...More

1  Thank simonram
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The absolute highlight of a 2 week trip to PV! Although it was "end of season", the knowledgeable staff took us out in the bay and we saw 13 whales: babies & mothers & "escorts". Respect for the environment also shown in the re-useable lunch...More

2  Thank j0ylenec
Reviewed 26 March 2018

I have been on many whale watching excursions in different parts of the world and this was one of the best here with Oceanfriendly. The owner and guide , Oscar, was very knowledgeable and shared this and his passion for the whales and other sea...More

1  Thank Ellen J
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14 November 2018|
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Response from OceanFriendly | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your inquiry. Yes, there are restroom facilities on board. It is to consider it is a 31 feet long boat, so the facilities are small, it is real clean and has an electric flush.
14 October 2018|
Response from OscarF2008 | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your inquiry. We open the Whale Watching season on December 8th for the fat that the whales are locating each other for gathering and socializing purposes. To do so the boats should not be around them so... More
14 October 2018|
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Response from anibeck | Reviewed this property |
Hi,We took a cab and it didn't cost very much.You will love the huge iguanas that wander around there.