Activities > Whale Watching
Activity Duration: 3 hours
A photo suspends a single moment in time that will last forever. On our Whale Watching Puerto Vallarta Tour, you’ll see sights and capture photos you won’t ever forget. This specialized excursion begins in December each year and runs until mid-February or early March.
Go Whale Watching
Witness Majestic Humpback Whales in Banderas Bay
We’ve got you covered. On our Whale Watching Puerto Vallarta tour, you’ll be taken to strategic locations to see humpback whales swimming and breaching in their natural winter and springtime breeding waters. Our friendly and highly-knowledgeable local tour guides have spent years observing these amazing sea mammals in the wild. With their expertise, you’ll have the opportunity to learn a wealth of knowledge about whales and take breathtaking photos and videos to last a lifetime. We recommend scheduling your visit during Puerto Vallarta whale watching season (December 20 – March 1). We offer a Whale Sighting Guarantee during this time!
A Majestic Spectacle from Mother Nature
Lose yourself in the rich and exciting world of whales, dolphins, rays, and sea turtles. Listen the magnified whale song through our on-board hydrophones. The mysterious, individual melodies can last anywhere from a few minutes up to a half hour. The itinerary for the day remains flexible to make the most of whale watching and wildlife sighting. We are also the only company to use a light aircraft to track the whales, so you are guaranteed the best opportunity to see the humpbacks at play.
Learn About Humpback Whales
It is designed to capture the first magical moments when you encounter the beauty and grace of humpback whales in Banderas Bay. Led by our expert tour guides who have extensive experience with Puerto Vallarta whale watching season, our tour takes you to a number of scenic sea level spots to get a glimpse of humpback whales in their natural habitat. If you are looking for the best way to see whales in Puerto Vallarta, there is no better tour.
Enjoy of a Safe Trip
Relax onboard our inflatable boat to enjoy the panoramic view of the Pacific as we venture along the breeding grounds to watch for these mesmerizing creatures. Take the most striking photography from this unique, sea-level vantage point - a perspective that is a rare privilege in the natural world.
Frequent Asked Questions
When is Whale Watching Season in Puerto Vallarta?
The official season starts near the first weeks of December and it usually ends by the end of March.
When is the best time to see whales in Banderas Bay?
January and February tend to be the best months.
How do your guides know where the whales are?
Vallarta Adventures is the only company in the Banderas Bay with a spotter plane, which makes it so much easier for our guides to spot whales.
What kind of whales will we see?
Humpbacks are the most common whales in the Banderas Bay. Orcas are also seen in the winter, and the least common ones include bride and minky whales
What will the day include?
- Light snack
- Bottled water
What to bring?
- Biodegradable Sunscreen
- Light sweater