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
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?
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
A: We always recommend taking a seasickness prevention such as
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.