Watch humpbacks breach the waters of Banderas Bay in jaw-dropping aerial displays, swimming with their babies all winter. Whale watching season stretches from late Nov into March, during which time some local tour groups even guarantee sightings.
The Majestic Magic of Puerto Vallarta Whale Watching
Vacationers aren’t the only ones who love winter in the Mexican Pacific. Every late-November through March, humpback whales return to our waters to breed, give birth, and introduce their young to the gorgeous art of breaching. Few things conjure the humbling sense of awe inspired by whale watching in Puerto Vallarta – and this year promises to be one of the most prolific in recent history. In fact, meteorologists are predicting that cold waters indicative of the La Niña weather pattern will make Banderas Bay more appealing to not only humpbacks, but all sorts of marine life, meaning fishermen should find the season especially fruitful as well.
Take a Tour with Professional Marine Biologists
9:30am & 1:30pm
Vallarta Yacht Club
Simply beholding humpbacks as they jump from the water and swim with their babies is magical enough, but it’s even more amazing if you’re on a tour led by experts who can teach you all about these majestic creatures. Perhaps the most renowned of such tour providers is Whale Watch Vallarta, offering intimate three-hour excursions with no more than 10 passengers, a hydrophone to hear the whales singing underwater, and GUARANTEED SIGHTINGS on every tour, December through March. In addition to Captain Elsa (a certified Marine Biologist), a professional photographer is also part of the crew, taking free pictures for everyone onboard to download, so you don’t have to worry about keeping your camera dry when the whales splash the boat. All you need to do is sit back and marvel.