Whale watching in Puerto Vallarta: December – March

Puerto Vallarta Whale Watching Tours take you to see humpback whales mothers ant their calves in the Bay of Banderas.

A large portion of the boats in the Bay of Banderas, whether for fishing or touring, likewise run whale watching tours (December-mid-March). A few vessels are outfitted with hydrophones for listening to the whales’ singing and employ trained marine biologists, others utilize the ordinary group and basically search for indications of cetaceans. The species you’re likely to see are humpback and executioner whales (a light black whale at times); false executioner whales; and bottlenose, spinner, and pantropic spotted dolphins (yup, dolphins are whales, as well!).

Whale-watching is available December through March. Prime rearing grounds are around the Marietas Islands. The bigger pontoons leave from Marina Vallarta, however you can employ fishermen in towns like Corral del Risco, Mismaloya, Boca de Tomatlán, Yelapa, Las Animas, Barra de Navidad, and Tenacatita for less formal, more cozy treks. The bigger vessels commonly have radio gear suitable for corresponding with others about the current locations of whale pods.

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