WILD DOLPHINS MAZATLAN
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This is the ultimate ecological expedition in Mazatlan! As with our whale watching tour during whale season, this exciting eco tour in Mazatlan not only offers you a chance to see wild dolphins, but also the once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with them in their natural habitat! Also this expedition allows you to delve into the real world of cetacean research and conservation - a true ecotour like no other! In addition, you'll get to practice snorkeling in some of the best spots around Deer Island and Bird Island, amazing spots most never get to see!
Your tour is guided by marine scientists and expert naturalists from Mazatlan Mexico - nobody knows as much about the local marine life in Mazatlan as these guys. During your tour, they'll be collecting information about the ecology and behavior of the dolphins and taking photographs of the dolphins' dorsal fins for individual identification, giving you real hands-on experience in dolphin conservation and research techniques!
In addition to the regular small group adventure, we also offer this excursion as an exclusive PRIVATE tour, just for you and your friends or family. Enjoy a great personal experience you will never forget!
Mazatlan Wild Dolphins Adventure Tour Highlights
Set out in a small boat, with no more than 8 passengers, to achieve an up close and personal experience with wild dolphins!
A once in a lifetime opportunity to swim and interact with dolphins in their natural habitat!
Your expert guides will explain to you about dolphin habitat, behavior and biology, while encouraging you to participate in the dolphin research on board the boat!
You may see Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins, Pantropical Spotted Dolphins or Pantropical Spinner Dolphins. Your guides will help you identify the species you see!
In addition to dolphins, your guides will point out other marine flora and fauna to you, including sea lions, manta rays, sea birds, sea turtles and multi-colored tropical fish!
Experience the underwater world of Mazatlan by snorkeling in some of the best secret spots around Deer Island and Bird Island. Amazing areas most never get to see!
These tours help fund major cetacean monitoring programs in Mazatlan. By taking part in this tour, you are helping to maintain whale research and conservation in the Mazatlan area, a truly green approach to tourism!
Cruise Passengers: Yes! This is a great idea for a cruise shore excursion. Free pick-up at the pier!
Runs: Twice Daily at 8:00 AM for hotel guests and 10:00 AM for cruise ship passengers. This tour is seasonal and runs from May 1st through October 31st only. The rest of the year, you can enjoy a similar experience with whales on our Eco Whale Watching tour.
Duration: 5 Hours Approximately.
Departs: Free Pickup at your hotel or the cruise ship port.
OR MAKE IT PRIVATE!
WITH YOUR RESERVATION!
This is a wonderful experience in Mazatlan. If you've never been whale watching before, you won't want to miss it. If you have, you will still really enjoy it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Are there bathrooms on board?
Q: Is there shade?
Q: What kind of boats will you use?
Kids: Ages 5 and up. Kids prices apply to ages 5-11, and they can only ride in the boat but not swim. Must be at least 12 years old to swim with the dolphins. Any child under 18 must swim with an adult in the water.
Restrictions: To be able to do the
swim with wild dolphins sessions you should:
Notes: This tour has a 4 adult passengers minimum to depart. Please check availability if your party is less than 4 people. Dolphin and other marine fauna sightings are not guaranteed. These are free ranging animals that move long distances, however our experienced crew of marine scientists and surveyors know their whereabouts and usually we have an above 85% encounter rate. Close underwater encounters are mostly brief and cannot be guaranteed either, usually it depends mostly on your swimming skills, but in good weather conditions we usually have a 65% underwater encounter rate of success. We do not swim with dolphin groups that include calves or that show evasive behavior, this is to minimize our impact and help studying and preserving these animals and their habitat. We do not feed, harass or touch the dolphins at any time. Usually they also want to meet us and they'll stick around at their own schedule!