Ocean Friendly Tours Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Oceanfriendly Tours offers daily and customized tours to discover the realm of whales, dolphins and other species on the enormous bay of Puerto Vallarta, México. All tours are led by a bilingual marine scientist, naturalists and a specialized safety trained crew.

The Puerto Vallarta Whale Watching Forum has named Ocean Friendly Tours "...the most responsible whale watching tour operator in Puerto Vallarta. México." All of our tours are led within complete compliance to the official Mexican whale watching regulations and with the safety of our guests and the whales being our two most important thoughts at all times.

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!



Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours & Workshops

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Humpback Whale Watching

Whale watching at its best. Join us as part of the research team!

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Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Whale Watching Ocean Safari

One of our most popular tours - providing a great overview of Banderas Bay and ...

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Banderas Bay Ocean Safari

A superb opportunity for nature lovers and photographers for an extensive overview ...

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Booking Instructions

All of Our Tours Include:

  • Oceanologist & Naturalist Assistants as your specialized, bilingual guides
  • Illustrated field guides and didactic materials
  • Complete briefing of Banderas Bay and morphological overview of the Humpback whale and its migration, mating and birthing activities
  • Narrated natural and scientific details throughout the entire voyage
  • State of the art hydrophone and speaker system to listen to whale & dolphin vocalizations underwater (available during winter whale watching tours only)
  • Government certified and trained  boat captains and crew members
  • Comfortable West Marine auto-inflating life vests for adults
  • Additional life vests specifically designed to ensure the safety of younger children
  • VHF radio communication systems to ensure ship to shore communication throughout the voyage
  • Complete array of safety, first aid equipment and safety certified crew members are all on board
  • Dry bags for camera equipment and clothing protection
  • 27-foot vessels with open deck plans and on board/on deck restroom facilities
  • Morning departures include a lunch consisting of homemade pannini sandwiches, condiments, fruit, snacks, bottled purified water and soft drinks, all with eco-friendly packaging
  • Afternoon departures include fruit, snacks, bottled purified water and soft drinks
  • Please advise us if you require a vegetarian or gluten-free lunch or if you have any food related allergies when making your booking
  • On board gift shop with souvenir caps, tee-shirts, etc. (Please bring cash as we cannot accept credit cards on board. Mexican Pesos, Canadian & US Dollars Accepted.)

About Our Tours

We attribute the recognition of our work and the number of our guests that return annually to share our love of and commitment to the environment surrounding us.

We are constantly pushing ourselves and demanding the very best in our operations in an attempt to immerse our guests in a truly educational environment.

We strive to ensure them an outstanding customer service 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 presenting 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!

We invite you to join us with 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 of 10-13 guests on unique tours led by a marine scientist, 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 the spring, summer and fall there are other tours that allow 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, throughout the year.

By booking with Ocean Friendly Tours your participation contributes to important research projects related to the protection and survival of the Humpback whale, 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 conservation.

The Magnificent Humpback Whale

Known as the most active of all baleen whales, the Humpback whale can be seen in this region from November through April displaying their acrobatic abilities and social behaviors. Get a free information sheet about morphology and behaviors of the Humpback whale.

Humpbacks have the widest known vocalizations repertory of all baleen whales and generally occur in warm-water breeding areas such as Bahia de Banderas. Snorkelers and divers can hear their tonal songs underwater and so can we with the use of an on board hydrophone and speaker system.