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“Lots of whales!!!!”

Whale Watching Photo Safari by Vallarta Adventures
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Owner description: A photo captures a single moment in time, and this specialized excursion is designed to capture the magical moment when you encounter wild dolphins and majestic humpback whales in the Bay of Banderas. The essence of the Whale Photo Safari is to find the wildlife and enjoy those precious moments when you can sit peacefully and watch the whales and dolphins play, breach, or just hang out.
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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

This was an awesome excursion. Ponch and his crew were friendly and entertaining. Loved how the boat captain stopped the boat whenever he spotted whales both en route to the island AND on the way back!!! Although I got seasick, given the chance, I'd sign up for that excursion again....just to see the whales!!!

Thank Vincent B
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Our cruise through the Panama Canal with Celebrity had a port stop in Puerto Vallarta. Having visited many times before, whale watching seemed to be an appropriate choice.

Our guide Nicky Ransome, was superb! Her passion, compassion and knowledge of the whale community was superb! - did you know that their are 13 whale species.

You have to understand that Nicky is a Zoologist, our experience was one of the best! We have lived and travelled abroad extensively.

The commentary given, peeked our interest at all times. During our expedition we sited various bird species, saw spotted porpoise, an olive sea turtle and pods of whales. It was so exciting and heart warming to see mother and child playing in the bay. In time with 3 male escorts appeared and were vying to mate with the female one last time before migrating north. There was quite a performance that took place - the males breached over and over again, fighting over the female. This provided many opportunities to capture that perfect photo! Our tour was delayed staying in the bay so that we could enjoy this interaction.

There will be other visits to Puerto Vallarta for us. We will do this again!!
Thank you Nicky, it was a superb outing!! Best of luck to you with future endeavours.

Thank lady054
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We took a morning boat ride in hopes of seeing whales. Our guide said that we may or may not get lucky. Boy, did we get lucky! We saw a mother and baby who performed for us! Also saw a group of males vying for the female attention! You could tell that our guide really loves her job and the whales. We got very close to them and the boat ride was great too. Great weather helped too! We got some fantastic pictures and memories!

Thank nlc76
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Good excursion with Vallarta Adventures. Went on the tour late in the season but we were still able to see about 15 whales that day. This company has spotter planes so they know where the whales are and gives us the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures. Did not see any whales breaching but it was still a great experience. Best time of the year is January and February so if in Puerto Vallarta definitely pick this tour, the guides are knowledgable and whales are incredible.

Thank Cantal
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Went whale watching for the first time during my stay in Puerto Vallarta in March 2014. Nicki, our guide, was a marine biologist and was very informative and positive during the whole trip! We got to see the whales up close, baby whales, and even some male humpbacks fighting. :) Would recommend to everyone :)

Thank ksikora1
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