Puerto Vallarta Whale Watching

Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta
Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta whale watching is one of the most popular pastimes in this seafaring town on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Every single year from the middle of December to the beginning of April, the waters of Banderas Bay are visited by droves of humpback whales who come to breed in the bay. Puerto Vallarta whale watching tours are exceedingly popular around this time and for very good reason. There are a variety of tours from sailing trips that monitor the whales exclusively to dolphin swims that see the whales incidentally. The great thing is that no matter where you are in the water around this time you are likely to see the magnificent humpbacks. Those lucky enough to see the baby whales jumping out of the water and close to their boats while whale watching in Banderas Bay will not soon forget this amazing experience.

When you are setting up your Puerto Vallarta whale watching tour you will want to be aware of a couple of things. You can book a morning or evening trip. For those interested in combining a nice sunset cruse with their whale watching in Banderas Bay, the nighttime cruise will be the best option. Certain private charters arrange for elaborate situations where you can enjoy a private dinner with your family or friends and also head out to look for the whales. Since Puerto Vallarta whale watching tours are so popular and the town is so well equipped in terms of boating and water activities, you can tour the breeding grounds of these impressive whales in a variety of ways.

The experience of a Puerto Vallarta whale watching tour aboard a sailboat is quite obviously going to be different than an experience aboard a cruise ship. Each option is quite enjoyable but very distinct from the next. If you are with a party loving group of your friends, consider one of the cruise ships that plays music, serves drinks, and places the emphasis on having a great time. If you are interested in learning to sail and want to go on a longer exploration of the bay and the surrounding areas of Puerto Vallarta, then perhaps one of the sailing/whale watching excursions to Marietas Island is in order for you. It is not everywhere in the world that people have such ready access to this number of whales breeding all in one place. The experience is certainly something that will excite adults and kids alike. When you think about it you realize that it is not often that one ever gets to see a whale not in captivity. To see them in their natural habitat is an experience unlike any other. Whale watching in Banderas Bay is one of the clear highlights of any trip to this resort destination in the winter and early spring.

If you are planning your vacation in PV for any of the dates between December and early April and want to include Puerto Vallarta whale watching tours in your itinerary, be sure to make your arrangements far enough in advance to guarantee a spot and secure the best possible rates.

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