Private Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta

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Private Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta

  • 3 Hours

  • Families

  • Free Cancellations

  • Min 6 years old

  • Best Price Guarantee

  • Easy

The Whale Watching season in Puerto Vallarta ends on March 23rd, 2023. Book your spot today!

The Ultimate Puerto Vallarta Private Whale Watching Experience!

The pictures you take will truly be worth 1,000 words when you join us for a Private Whale Watching tour in Puerto Vallarta, with no one else but your group of family and friends.

This one-of-a-kind small group whale-watching experience begins with a relaxing trip on one of our smooth-riding panga. You’ll enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the Pacific as we head toward the spots where you’re most likely to see humpback whales breaching and tail slapping in the brilliant blue water of Bahia de Banderas.

When you and the exclusive group you’re traveling with first spot one of these amazing creatures swimming peacefully in the habitat they call home, the moment will be a magical one.

Book a Private Whale Watching Boat Tour in Puerto Vallarta

You may also see frolicking dolphins and occasional Orca whales! All the while, our expert bilingual tour guides will make sure that your private whale watching excursion is as educational as it is enjoyable.

When visiting Puerto Vallarta during the winter months, don't miss your opportunity to experience an unparalleled Private Whale Watching Excursion for $ 1,780 USD for up to 14 passengers. Contact our Travel Advisor today to book and start planning your private Puerto Vallarta Whale Watching tour at 1-888-526-2238 or [email protected].

Small Group Whale Watching in Bahia de Banderas

Bahia de Banderas is one of the most beautiful spots in the world for whale spotting. The best time to take your private whale watching boat tour in Puerto Vallarta will be between December and March because that is when humpback whales gather in the waters of Puerto Vallarta to breed and give birth. In fact, during those months you only need to venture out a short way from the coast to see large groups of whales. While we can’t guarantee your group will see whales on your Vallarta excursion, nearly all of our tours will enjoy an up-close, personal and private view of these majestic marine mammals.

Listen to the Whales Singing

Humpback whales are known for their beautiful and haunting songs, which are made up of howls, moans, cries, and clicks. Scientists aren’t entirely sure why humpback whales sing, though it’s clear that these songs are tools of communication and maybe a vital part of their breeding process. What’s fascinating is that the humpback’s song can travel for huge distances. Your private whale watching tour in Puerto Vallarta will include an opportunity to listen to the humpback’s vocalization with a hydrophone - a specialized microphone designed to be used underwater.

See Humpback Whales Impressive Breach

Humpback whales are not only powerful swimmers, but also one of the species of whale that will leap almost completely out of the water before landing with a huge splash! This behavior, called breaching or cresting, is amazing to witness because it’s still not known why they do it. Breaching is more common among groups of whales, which suggests a social element to the behavior, though humpback whales may breach because it helps rid their skin of parasites or they may just be having fun.

Contact our Travel Advisor today to book and start planning your private Puerto Vallarta Whale Watching tour at 1-888-526-2238 or [email protected].

What's included in this tour

  • Light snack
  • Purified water
  • Hydrophone

What do you need to know before you book

  • COVID-19 protocols are implemented to ensure the safety of all our guests.
  • Minimum age: 6 years old
  • For safety reasons, expecting mothers and persons with back or neck problems are restricted
  • To ensure maximum visibility, this tour is conducted on inflatable boats without onboard facilities

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Light sweater
  • An additional $25-peso conservation fee per person will be collected at check-in. All proceeds go toward the Humpback Whales Conservation Fund
  • Extra cash for dock fees, photos and souvenirs


When is the best time to book a private whale watching tour?
The best time to go on a private whale watching tour in Puerto Vallarta is during the whale watching season that runs from December through March. January and February are proven to be the best months for humpback whale activity in Banderas Bay. If you want to see whales we recommend booking your excursion during these months.
How will your tour guides know where to find the whales?
Though we cannot guarantee that you will see whales on your tour the chances of sighting the humpbacks in the bay is greater with Vallarta Adventures. We are the one company in Banderas Bay with a spotter plane which makes it easier for our tour guides to spot the whales.
What kind of whales are there in Banderas Bay?
Humpback whales are the most commonly spotted in the waters of Banderas Bay. At times orcas can also be seen and rarely a Bryde’s or Minke whale will be spotted.


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Location Details

Vallarta Adventures
Vallarta Adventures' Center, Av. Las Palmas #39 Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit; ZC 63732, Mexico