Tourism service in Puerto Vallarta prepare for the arrival of the humpback whale to the Bay of Banderas for the peak migration period between December and March.
Oscar Hidalgo, who is director of the catamaran boat Canuwa explained that this is one of the biggest attractions of Puerto Vallarta, as the whale is one of the largest species in the world.
“Officially by Semarnat, the sighting of this aquatic species begins on December 1, however, we’re a few days preparing,” he said.
An adult whale can measure 15 to 19 meters, weighing more than three tons, and reached the coast of Puerto Vallarta to perform their ritual of reproduction.
The vessel is used for tours in the Bay of Banderas, among which include whale watching during the season, and water activities like snorkeling, paddle board, and snuba (mixed snorkel with diving).
The Canuwa is a luxury catamaran of 62 feet with capacity for 100 people and a crew of six sailors and a captain.
“Rest assured that people will spend a very pleasant day on this catamaran, where you can enjoy Puerto Vallarta,” said Oscar Hidalgo.
Aboard Canuwa, a chef prepares “pulpo enamorado” ceviche, guacamole and salads.
This whale feeds only during the summer in the Polar Regions, and migrates to tropical waters off the coast of Jalisco between the months of December to March.