Vallarta Whales
Vallarta Whales
Vallarta Whales
Vallarta Whales

Vallarta Whales

Learn and Have Fun !!


Join US,  Adventure is waiting. Whalecome to Vallarta Whales a company pioneer in Whale Watching and Ecotourism in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay.

Vallarta Whales is operated and directed by Oceanologist Isabel Cardenas since 1995.

She is certified by Mexican Government as a Naturalist Guide and an Environmentalist Instructor.

Also, has been contributing with Local Humpback Whale Research and Educational Projects. Our tours are designed for those who want to be in touch with nature and understand our environment while having fun and enjoying unforgettable experiences.

Whale Watching is a recreational activity regulated by the Mexican Environmental Authorities (SEMARNAT) and Tourism (SECTUR). In order to get close to the whales, the boat must have a permit from the competent authorities and follow certain guidelines. Make sure to conduct whale watching responsibly. The Official Whale Watching Season is open from December 8 to the end of March.
For daily Professional Whale Watching tours, get your tour booking right here. In case you have a larger group please e-mail us explaining how many guests, or kind of group, and when do you want to do your whale watching tour, also we can handle private tours.

Tours depart from Monday through Saturday at 9:00 A.M. or 10:00 A.M. and return at 1:00 P.M.
We also have afternoon departures at 2:30 P.M., that returns at 5:30 P.M.
For private tours we can arrange a different schedule as well as for cruise ship travelers and special requests, please just e-mail us to know your needs.

And now New Options for this coming season, in collaboration with our sister company Ocean Friendly Tours, Sundays of Fun and Whales in a catamarán for 40 passengers, designed for groups and guests that prefer an open deck and a larger boat,  for detailed information and reservations click here.

Our 4-hour tour of Humpback Whale Watching also in collaboration with our sister company Ocean Friendly Tours, has been rated by TripAdvisor one of the Top 10 Wildlife Tours in the World.  For detailed information and reservation click here.

Tour Includes:
  • * Boat Ride & Licensed Bilingual Naturalist Guide.
  • * Comfortable Life Vest.
  • * Hydrophone to listen Whales and Dolphins.
  • * Fruit.
  • * Bottled Water.
  • * Sodas and Snacks.
  • * Dry bags in case weather condition turns wet.
Not Includes:
  • Federal Port Tax.
  • Tips and Souvenirs.
  • * Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • * Bring Sunscreen Lotion (at least 30 SPF).
  • * A Hat or a Cap.
  • * Sunglasses.
  • * Windbreaker.
  • * Towel (optional).
  • * Binoculars (optional).
  • * Camera.

Departures are from the Los Peines Pier, see MAP, $25.50 pesos (Federal Tax) per person for entry. Please arrive 30 min. before departure.


! ! Price $99.00. US

After filling out the form on the right, you will be redirected to the PayPal page. Once payment is received we will send you a confirmation code, please print this and present it at the Los Peines Pier. It is your ticket to ride!

For Private tour please send us an e-mail to let us know, how many persons are in your party, date, and details to get a Price.

If arriving by Cruise ship, you must be able to disembark before 9:00 am (Local Time) for the tour, keeping in mind that Ship Time may not be the same as Local Time (Central).

Los Peines Pier is about 10 min. by cab from the Cruise Terminal.

Any question please e-mail

From the US/CAN Tel. 011-52-1- 322-135-9260. & 011-52-1-322-147-2529.



NOTE: If your room is registered under another name, Please add it in the ‘Hotel’ Window, example: Los Arcos – John Smith

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