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Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta doesn’t just have great beaches. It’s also a renowned birthing hub for humpback whales. Get a close-up peek of the larger-than-life marine mammals on this exclusive whaling cruise, which includes entertaining onboard commentary from your guide. You also enjoy free onboard alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus a tasty buffet lunch spread and continental breakfast.
  • A Puerto Vallarta whale watching tour with free cocktails and buffet lunch
  • Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Mexican lunch, including local classics like ceviche and guacamole
  • Get up close and personal with some of the most captivating wildlife species in the world
  • Relax onboard the ship with an open bar, including tequila, rum, cognac, vodka, and more


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Incredible Experience
, Mar 2020
The staff on the boat was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and cared about its guests having a great experience. The staff did a great job mingling with guests one on one, providing information about whales and the surrounding area, and keeping your drinks full. The photography packaged offered had some incredible pictures and well worth the price. It was much better to see everything in person and not through the lens of an iPhone.
Great trip and plent of whales
, Mar 2020
This trip was amazing, we have the good fortune of seeing plenty of whales. The folks on the boat were super nice and we had plenty of good food.
Wonderful staff
, Feb 2020
What a great crew. Attentive and friendly. Lots of information and fun to talk to. We’d highly recommend Mikes to anyone!
Do the Mike charter well watching well worth the money
, Feb 2020
Ricky and his crew were excellent the food was great, the music was great and they got us on whales and dolphins immediately. Very respectful and professional crew. the vessel was stable and we were not crowded. Lots of fun, food and drinks!!
Whales Galore
, Feb 2020
Excellent trip, large catamaran with shade, continental breakfast and buffet lunch, open bar, all for the same price as smaller boats. Very knowledgeable whale sighters kept us on our feet with cameras clicking! We saw so many whales, and dolphins, too. A great way to spend a morning!
Whales galore!
, Feb 2020
Went whale-watching three times in six weeks in Puerto Vallarta with different family and friends. Everyone loved it! We saw many whales each time and we saw whales breaching twice - including a baby learning how. Staff on all three trips were knowledgeable and wonderfully accommodating. Food is very fresh and tasty and drinks are plentiful- both alcoholic and non. Mike’s Charters does a great job and the show they put on during the ride back to marina is a fun-plus!.
, Feb 2020
Was a really cool experience. I was concerned because animals are unpredictable but saw them within 30 minutes and the captain was able to predict where we would see baby whales breaching. Was fantastic experience led by experts
, Feb 2020
Excellent expedition! Very friendly hard working crew. The continent breakfast was fresh. The lunch guacamole was exceptional. Everything was tasty. The rest of my group enjoyed the drinks. The bathrooms got a little bad towards the end but it is a boat. The captain explained well about the change in number of boats and whales over the years due to regulations . Kudos to the Mexican Gov for preserving the bay. We got sick from all the fumes from boats surrounding whale sharks in Cancun in the past. This was a very pleasant breezy ride. Plenty of room to run side to side and ooohhh & ahhh. We saw more whales than a week in Alaska. Clean bathrooms at the pier.
Excellent Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise
, Feb 2020
Met up with Mike's Charter Boats in the terminal adjacent to where the cruise ships dock. Easy to find and less than 10 minute walk. Very enthusiastic crew. Food was very good (especially the freshly made guacamole and ceviche), plentiful open bar, and lots of space to walk around and see everything. Narration amount was perfect, thorough and not too much to be overwhelming. Spotting and seeing whales and dolphins was easy. Highly recommended!!
Wonderful Trip
, Jan 2020
We had a great trip. We saw so many whales. It was very exciting. The staff attended to all our needs and the trip overall was great. I would highly recommend this tour and booking through Viator.

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