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Whale Watching Mexico Research Adventure – Half Day Tour

Explore the coast of Mazatlan on a mission to get up close and personal with one of the earth’s most fascinating creatures: the humpback whale.

USD $99.00USD $119.00

Per Person

Observe Marine Wildlife on this Whale Watching Mexico Tour

A team of marine biologists, ecologists, and naturalists will guide your Whale Watching Mexico adventure with interesting and informative commentary about the local environment. You’ll also gain real-time insight into the ecology and behavior of whales while collecting scientific data for ongoing research and conservation projects.

During the trip, you may have the chance to see whales spouting or powerfully breaching and tail slapping while playing or fighting. It is breeding season in the Mexican Pacific so there is a lot going on! If you are lucky enough, you may find females nursing their calves, or maybe listen to the intriguing songs performed by males as part of their courtship ritual.


  • Experience respectful close encounters with marine life
  • Learn about the study and conservation of whales in Mexico
  • Listen to live whale songs through the hydrophone on board
  • Support marine life research and conservation programs

Tour Information

Duration: 4 hours
Start and end location: Mazatlan, Mexico
Availability: Year-round


  • 7:20 am – Pickup from your hotel (exact time varies depending on your hotel location)
  • 7:45 am – Arrive at the Marina. Welcome and briefing on whale ecology, conservation, and security measures.
  • 8:00 am – Whale watching Mexico expedition begins. Navigate offshore for 3 to 4 hours in search for humpback whales and other marine life.
  • 12:00 pm – Get back to the Marina and transfer to your hotel.

What’s Included

  • Round-trip transportation between your hotel and the marina
  • Bilingual expedition guides
  • Lesson on humpback whale ecology and conservation
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, fruit, and a croissant
  • Hydrophone on board to listen to live whale songs

What’s Not Included

  • Tips for captains and guides (10% of the fare is customary)

What to Bring

  • Camera and binoculars
  • Light jacket and hat
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Cash for souvenirs and tips

Important Notes

  • The tour operator requires a minimum of 4 adults to proceed with the tour. You may book with fewer than 4 and allow the remaining spots to be filled by other travelers. If no other travelers join the expedition and the minimum of 4 is not reached, you will receive a refund.
  • The minimum age for this tour is 6 years old. Children’s prices apply from 6 to 11 years of age. The adult price is for travelers 12 and older.
  • Daily departures at 8:00 am and 13:00 pm
  • Our main research boat seats up to 10 passengers. The other 2 boats available seat 6 passengers each, for a total of 22 passengers per day.
  • For safety reasons, this tour is not recommended for expectant mothers or people with heart conditions, neck and/or back problems.
  • If you have suffered from motion or sea sickness in the past, please take any necessary precautions.


Mazatlan, Mexico

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Mazatlan, Mexico 23.249415, -106.411142

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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