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Swimming with Free Wild Dolphins in Puerto Vallarta

Swimming with Free Wild Dolphins in Puerto Vallarta

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Wildlife Connection offers you the opportunity to visit these fabulous animals in their natural environment and to participate in a research project that helps us understand and protect our dolphins here in Puerto Vallarta. Come with us and interact with a Bottlenose pod. Our guides are professional biologists who will share with you their knowledge, making this excursion a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Remember that these dolphins are not confined and this is the NATURAL WAY to observe and enjoy them. Do not contribute to capturing more dolphins! Visit them in their own environment because FREE DOLPHINS ARE HAPPY DOLPHINS!!!.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.18
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$87.18
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Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta doesn’t just have great beaches. It’s also a renowned birthing hub for humpback whales. Get a close-up peek of the larger-than-life marine mammals on this exclusive whaling cruise, which includes entertaining onboard commentary from your guide. You also enjoy free onboard alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus a tasty buffet lunch spread and continental breakfast.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
Price varies by group size
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$99.00
Price varies by group size
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Whale & Dolphin Watching with a Biologist in Puerto Vallarta

Whale & Dolphin Watching with a Biologist in Puerto Vallarta

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Wildlife Connection offers you the opportunity to visit these fabulous animals in their natural environment and to participate in a research project that helps us understand and protect our dolphins here in Puerto Vallarta. Our guides are professional biologists who will share with you their knowledge, making this excursion a once-in-a-lifetime experience! This is the NATURAL WAY to observe and enjoy them. THESE GENTLE GIANTS DESERVE OUR RESPECT!!!.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.18
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$87.18
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Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta

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Look for humpback whales off the coast of Mexico on a half-day whale-watching tour from Puerto Vallarta. Depending on the conditions, you might watch for whales in the Bahia de Banderas or out in the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the majestic animals from your marine biologist guide as you ride on a small boat that is equipped with a restroom. Your tour includes lunch served on board the boat and accompanied by non-alcoholic beverages.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00

Horseback Riding Tour in Sierra Madre

Horseback Riding Tour in Sierra Madre

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Experience the natural beauty of the Sierra Madre on a horseback riding tour from Puerto Vallarta—a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. Enjoy the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation as you travel through the countryside with ease and go on horseback to a cascading waterfall in the jungle. Your tour includes lunch, domestic open bar, and round-trip transportation from Puerto Vallarta.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00

Private Whale Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Private Whale Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta

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Take a private tour from Puerto Vallarta into Banderas Bay with a marine biologist. You will have the guide and the boat to yourself on this whale watching adventure. Depart from the marina and spend the morning spotting whales from a safe distance that won’t disturb them. Make sure you bring your your questions for the expert, and your camera to capture the moment.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$654.55
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Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta Cruise All Inclusive

Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta Cruise All Inclusive

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This specialized excursion is designed to capture the magical moment when you have an encounter with the beautiful dolphins and the majestic humpback whales in Banderas Bay. The essence of this Tour is to observe marine life and enjoy beautiful moments when you can calmly contemplate whales and dolphins while playing, jumping and enjoying their natural habitat. There is no "typical day" in this adventure. We usually let the whales and dolphins "take over" the itinerary. We cannot always predict where we are going to find them, so we let them guide us along their favorite route of the day. Available from December to March, our Whale Tour is one of the most popular sighting trips in Puerto Vallarta
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.35
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$54.35
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Discover Colomitos & hiking

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Discover Colomitos & hiking

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We will travel as locals to know Playa Colomitos, in this experience you will enjoy contact with nature, walking the Path of the Macaw and enjoying the crystal clear waters of the Bay.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.92
$46.16
$9.24 savings
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Whale Watching Expedition

Whale Watching Expedition

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Get a front-row seat to see migrating marine life on a whale-watching cruise that departs from Puerto Vallarta. Onboard biologists know the best routes to find these gentle giants of the sea, and passengers can listen to underwater whale songs using a special hydrophone tool. Plus, a breakfast, deli lunch, and open bar make for a festive and well-fed voyage.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.00
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$63.00
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Puerto Vallarta Bird Watching

Puerto Vallarta Bird Watching

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Whether you are already a dedicated birder, or just getting interested in winged animals, this is the tour for you. Spend the day spotting birds that are native to the Puerto Vallarta area, and those just passing through on their annual migration. The distinctive ecosystems surrounding Puerto Vallarta mean there is a wide variety of species to see.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta

Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta

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Swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat on this excursion.  Accompanied by a marine biologist, your small group will boat out into Banderas Bay where bottlenose dolphins like to play in the waves. Learn about these amazing mammals, listen to their communication using a hydrophone, then dive in for a wild life experience with dolphins you won’t forget.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00

Whale Encounter Puerto Vallarta

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Whale Encounter Puerto Vallarta

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Don’t miss the limited window to go whale-watching off the coast of Puerto Vallarta. Instead, spend half a day looking for whales, listening to their song, and immersing yourself in conservation-related research projects, something not offered by many whale-watching excursions. Plus, benefit from the insight of your marine mammal expert guide throughout.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.15
$79.00
$11.85 savings
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Sierra Madre Horseback Ridding and Zipline

Sierra Madre Horseback Ridding and Zipline

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Combine a horseback riding outing with a zipline adventure at Rancho Capomo in Puerto Vallarta. This single tour saves time you might spend booking multiple activities by bundling them into one package. Explore the ecological park of Rancho Capomo on the back of a horse, listening to guided commentary about the local flora and fauna. Then clip into a zipline and zoom through the forest canopy under the supervision of a guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00

Whale Research Adventure at 9am (Guaranteed sighting)

Whale Research Adventure at 9am (Guaranteed sighting)

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See the gentle giants of the sea up close on this whale watching tour in the waters off Puerto Vallarta. Learn about the lives and behaviors of humpback whales from the biologist who will accompany you on the small boat to view whales. Listen to their songs via a special hydrophone placed in the water and go home with a new appreciation for whales.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

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Explore the magnificent marine life of the Mexican Pacific and the Bay of Banderas on an exciting full-day tour from Puerta Vallarta. Snorkel to observe an incredible underwater wonderland; kayak in the warm waters of the Marietas Islands; and watch for exotic birds flying in their natural habitat. Look out for dolphins, whales, giant manta rays, and sea turtles as an experienced guide directs your attention to the wonders of nature on this eco-adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Horseback Riding Experience in Sierra Madre Mountains

Horseback Riding Experience in Sierra Madre Mountains

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During this tour our guides will take you to observe wonderful natural landscapes in the beautiful Sierra Madre Occidental, where you will ride through paths full of vegetation on the banks of the Cuale river and will surely make your vacation in Puerto Vallarta an unforgettable adventure in direct contact with nature.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Wild dolphins encounter & snorkeling at Los Arcos

Wild dolphins encounter & snorkeling at Los Arcos

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Go in search of dolphins in their native environment on this wildlife cruise from Puerto Vallarta. You'll see wild dolphins and have the chance to swim with them, if the conditions are right. Then visit a snorkeling location to discover the underwater world of Mexico's Pacific coast.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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 Sierra Madre mountain Yamaha Viking adventure

Sierra Madre mountain Yamaha Viking adventure

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This off-road adventure up the River Cuale in Puerto Vallarta is the best way to get a taste of the Mexican lifestyle & capture breathtaking views of Vallarta’s natural beauty.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.00
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All Terrain Safari from Puerto Vallarta

All Terrain Safari from Puerto Vallarta

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Explore the rainforest outside Puerto Vallarta on a thrilling UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) adventure. Get a brief safety tutorial and a lesson in driving the 4x4 Polaris RZR UTV. Then, throw on a helmet and goggles and hit the trails. Stop for a hike to a hidden natural pool where you can swim, relax beside a waterfall, and munch on light snacks included in the tour. 
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.50
Price varies by group size
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Whale Watching

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Whale Watching

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Get up-close-and-personal with humpback whales and dolphins on this specialized whale-watching trip in Puerto Vallarta’s picturesque bay. Enjoy a front-row view from a scenic observation deck—the ideal spot to capture action shots with your camera. VIP tours include door-to-door hotel transfers, a tasty lunch, and unlimited drinks at the open bar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.20
$89.00
$17.80 savings
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$71.20
$89.00
$17.80 savings

Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta

Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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Discover the secluded and sublime Las Caletas nature reserve on an enchanting full-day tour from Puerto Vallarta. Venture to Mexico’s answer to the Garden of Eden during your excursion to the coastal haven of Banderas Bay; stroll through the atmospheric jungle on the hunt for diverse wildlife; experience an authentic cooking class; or let the stress slip away on the golden sands of the beach. Enjoy a light breakfast, fulfilling and flavorsome buffet lunch in addition to an open bar on this family-friendly adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.00
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Macaw Sanctuary and Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour

Macaw Sanctuary and Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour

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Explore Puerto Vallarta’s tropical wildlife and plants on a full-day tour to a macaw sanctuary and the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. See the bright parrots where they live, then discover rare plants from around Mexico, including orchids, bromeliads, and wild palms, with time for a swim in the Horcones River. This 6-hour Puerto Vallarta nature tour includes pickup and drop-off at local hotels, as well as all entrance fees.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Marietas Islands snorkeling & hidden beach (with restriction)

Marietas Islands snorkeling & hidden beach (with restriction)

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If you are serious about snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters off Puerto Vallarta, this is the excursion for you. Visit the wildlife sanctuary of the uninhabited Marietas Islands, (Long Island and Round Island) by boat. Enjoy the beauty of the marine wild life found in abundance in the pristine waters. A boxed lunch, guided instruction and use of the snorkeling gear is all included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
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$115.00
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Marietas Islands Snorkel & Hidden Beach

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Marietas Islands Snorkel & Hidden Beach

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Only 116 persons by day are permit to get in to the hidden beach. Beacause in Eco Explorer we have more boats with permits than other providers, we have more spots available per day for this activity. 99% of our visitors get in to the beach with no problems. Our boats are fast, comfortable and safe, our guides know perfectly how to assist you on the boat, during the in water activity and hidden beach access. The information provided by our staff and their experience is unvaluable. Hidden beach access is available from Wednesday through Sunday only. Deposit (25USD) of hidden beach is not refundable if you do get to swim to it. (Only because of bad weather conditions or spots not available)
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.83
$98.71
$9.88 savings
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