Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours

Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours  offers daily and customized tours to discover the realm of whales, dolphins and other species on the enormous bay off Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from December through March.

All tours are led by a bilingual marine scientist, naturalists and a specialized safety trained crew. We use specialized anatomic and self inflatable life vests to guaranty comfort and safety on board for all our guests.

All of our tours are led within complete compliance to the official Mexican whale watching regulations. Being the safety of our guests and the well-being of the whales our two most important thoughts at all times.

As an environmentally friendly company, Ocean Friendly Tours provides beverages and food to our guests in non disposable and bpa free containers in order to avoid the production of plastic waste.

Ocean Friendly Tours was privileged to be designated and recognized as one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Great Wildlife Tours in the World and the #1 Whale Watching Tour in The World and inducted into Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame for Excellence since 2015!

Due to the worldwide COVID19 situation and to ensure the safety of our guests we have limited the number of passengers on board our tours and we are implementing high standards of sanitary protocols. Also it is important to point out that in order to enhance the safetay and comfort of all our guests we are offering all our tours as Private Tours so that our guests have the certainty of who they will be sharing the whale watching experience with.

Open Water Whale Watching

Open Water Whale Watching Tour

One of our most popular tours – providing a deep understanding of the Whales´ activities in Banderas Bay.

Islas Marietas Photo Safari

Marietas Islands Whale & Birdwatching Tour

A superb opportunity for nature lovers and photographers for an overview of Banderas Bay.

Sunday Fun & Whales

A fun opportunity for nature lovers of all ages to enjoy the whale watching experience on a comfortable Catamaran.

All of Our Tours Include:

Oceanologist & Naturalist Assistants as your specialized, bilingual guides
Illustrated field guides and didactic materials
Comfortable West Marine auto-inflating life vests...

About Our Whale Watching Tours:

Since 1993

We attribute the recognition of our work and the number of our guests that return annually to our love for the whales and the commitment to preserve the environment.

We constantly push ourselves and demand the very best in our operations in an attempt to immerse our guests in a truly educational environment. Striving to ensure them an outstanding experience throughout each individual tour.

The staff of Ocean Friendly Tours are extremely invested on our attention to our guest’s safety, comfort and enjoyment of their experiences with Nature which reveals itself differently each day.

From the time you make first contact with us until the time we are back on shore, our goal is to give you the most incredible customer service experience offered in Puerto Vallarta.

We strive to help you leave the daily grind and work doubly hard to provide you with the very best possible sightings that nature has to offer!

Join us to experience respectful and responsible natural encounters with the Humpback whales, dolphins and other pelagic marine species that visit Banderas Bay throughout the year.

We accomplish this by limiting ourselves to small groups only on unique tours led by a marine scientists, naturalists and specialized bilingual crew members.

Ocean Friendly Tours offers different types of tours that operate during the whale watching season, from December 8th – March 23rd annually and the information is provided on this page for you.

Tours before December 8th and after March 23rd are not to be considered whale watching tours.

During early spring and fall we offer our Banderas Bay Photo Safari which allows you to experience the beauty of this remarkable bay year round.

Descriptions of all of our tours and booking instructions are detailed along side each tour on this page. Customized charters are available throughout the year subject to availability.

By booking with Ocean Friendly Tours your participation contributes to important research projects related to the protection and survival of the Humpback whale. Such as The Fluke Identification Program and the Kite Aerial Photography Research Project.

We thank you in advance for your support of this important line of research and its conservation efforts.

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