Mazatlan Tours by Johann & Sandra

   



WHALE WATCHING MAZATLAN

Every year between December and March, huge pods of whales make their way into the Sea of Cortez to calve, and many humpback continue down to Puerto Vallarta where they will have their babies.  Luckily for you, Mazatlan is right in their path!  With our unique selection of whale watching tours, you'll have an opportunity to see real live whales, up close and personal!  Get those cameras and video cameras ready, because this is something you can only see on the Pacific Coast of Mexico - the Caribbean coast has no whales!  We have two great tours for you to choose from!

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Eco Whale Experience
Twice Daily at 8:00AM and 1:00 PM
4 Hours
- Adults $89.00 Kids $61.00
Swim With Wild Dolphins
Twice Daily at 9:00AM and 2:00PM
4 Hours
- Adults & Kids $76.00
      

Our Advice: For an in-depth, hands-on participation in whale research, you'll want to choose the Eco Whale Watching Tour. The Wild Dolphins tour is a fantastic opportunity to swim with dolphins!

MAZATLAN WHALE WATCHING FAQ's

Q: I'M ON A CRUISE SHIP - WILL I BE PICKED UP AT THE PIER?
A: Yes, our whale watching tours will all pick you up at the pier and drop you off there after the tour.  Very convenient!

Q: WHAT KIND OF WHALES MIGHT I SEE?
A: The Endangered and Enchanting Humpback Whales, famous for their songs, are the most common sightings in Mazatlan.  They are traveling to and from Puerto Vallarta and the Baja where they calve (have babies).  We also sometimes spot the world's second largest whale, the Fin whale, as well as Orcas, Grey Whales and Bryde's whales.  As if that's not enough, we commonly see many species of dolphins including Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins, Pan-Tropical Spotted Dolphins and Roughtooth Dolphins.

Q: WHEN IS WHALE SEASON IN MAZATLAN?
A: Whale season runs from December 15th through April 15th, though of course there are good chances to see whales a bit outside of those dates on trips like our Wild Dolphins tour.  During other times of the year, you can still see dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, and other sea life.

Q: ARE YOUR BOATS LICENSED FOR WHALE WATCHING?
A: Unlike Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan does not license boats for whale watching.  No permit is required, or even available.

Q: I'M AFRAID I'LL GET SEASICK - WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A: We always recommend taking a seasickness prevention such as Bonine or 24 hour less-drowsy Dramamine one hour before departure on any boat tour.  We prefer these to regular Dramamine because they don't make you sleepy and you only need one pill a day, instead of every four hours.  If you do that, and don't drink too much the night before (Hangovers are not helpful), you shouldn't have any problem at all.