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About Ecotours de Mexico
Ecotours Mexico is a small, family owned and operated Eco- Travel and Adventure Tour company that started operating in 1991, which makes them pioneers among the eco- tour operators in the country, we are also founding members of the Mexican Association of Adventure Travel and Eco-tourism (AMTAVE).We have led tours for international associations such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the American Museum of Natural History in N.Y; the Saint Louis Zoo, and the National Wildlife Federation.At Ecotours de Mexico, we offer a different option for people who are interested in having a new and unique experience, who want to learn about the places they visit and are concerned about nature and conservationIn order to provide this, we have a great team of guides, mainly expert biologists and naturalists with a huge passion for nature. Our goal is to offer personal and professional attention on every one of our Eco- tours.Our tours are run based on the premise that you can't love that which you don't know, and we truly hope that after traveling with us you'll definitely share in our knowledge and our love for nature.Ecotours & ConservationBeing an authentic eco- tourism company, we have our own ongoing Humpback Whale research project since 1996. We are founder members of Ecologia y Conservacion de Ballenas (Ecology & Conservation of Whales) a NGO dedicated to research, conservation and protection of our oceans with main focus on Humbpack Whales. We have collaborate on the photo-identification project on the Humpback Whales and we are part of the Banderas Bay Humpback Whale Disentanglement Network. Ecotours is also involved in the Sea Turtle conservation program. We have been working as volunteers at different turtle camps in Michoacan and Oaxaca since 1990, and since 1998, we have been making donations and funding scholarships for the volunteers working at the main Turtle Camp in Banderas Bay. In 2010 we started actively supporting the conservation project of military macaws in the Sierra MadreWe believe education to be of outmost importance, and our staff frequently takes part in seminars at schools and universities in the area. We have also been invited to speak at several local, national and international tourism and eco- tourism conventions.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on the whale watching tour today and it was brilliant. We saw quite a lot of whales and always learnt a lot about the whales as well which was nice not just your average tour this one teaches you as well. Very respectful...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I could have done this tour a hundred times! Christina our tour was great. We had a great time and saw a number of whales and dolphins. It's saddening to see how other boats in the area treat the wildlife with such little respect buy...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked our reservation in advance for this snorkeling tour after reading several reviews about this particular company. This was an amazing day! Our first reservation ended up having to be rescheduled because you need at least four people signed up- only 10 people fit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both Michael, and Fernando are fantastic guides. We've gone on 4 birding expeditions with them and all were fantastic. H & C Galas

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This birding tour was outstanding from beginning to end. Our guide, Fernando, took excellent care of us the entire time - going out of his way for us. He speaks good english; and boy, can he spot those birds! He helped each one of us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day which started with boating to the Marietas. We were able to swim through the tunnel to see inside the crater and enjoy the beach. Once back out we snorkled along side the outer island and saw many fish. Our guides...More

Thank V24ZRjuliem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually took 2 tours: whale watching and snorkeling in the Marietas. We absolutely loved both experiences. Michael for whale watching (great mini-pre-watch lecture) and Diane for snorkeling were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and respectful of the whales, dolphins, and islands. Exactly what we wanted. Oh, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dianne P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We could not be more satisfied with our experience. Both our guide and captain were top notch. It was great to see our guide get so excited as I am sure she sees the whales often. We saw a mama whale teaching her baby to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lysa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an amazing day! Thanks a lot to our cool Guide Fernando and to our great Captian Raffa. Due to the weather it was not possible to visit the Hidden Beach but the guys made an amazing Job and we travelled around to other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julia K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went out for the afternoon with these two guys one of the best things I’ve ever done don’t think about booking it just book it make sure it’s this one thanks guys

Date of experience: January 2019
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21 September 2018|
Response from ECOTOURSdeMEXICO | Property representative |
Hola! Thanks for contacting us. The official date for the whale season is Dec 8 thru March 23. If you would like to book an whale adventure with us the morning departure is the option. After March 23 we probably find whales... More
Sally S
18 February 2018|
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Response from GELDDS | Reviewed this property |
I’ve always seen many whales in March.
13 November 2017|
Response from Maurice F | Reviewed this property |
Excellent! In terms of where to eat for dinner, I recommend "Portobello." It's Italian cuisine and it's excellent. Very high quality food at very reasonable prices. Also, for fun, I recommend "Canopy River." We did an... More