Whale Watching Trip

(max. 8 people)

 

Three-hour tours leaving directly from Sayulita beach. We offer biologist led, three-hour whale watching tours, leaving directly from the beach in Sayulita in licensed whale watching boats. Spaces are limited with small groups of only 8 people max. The guides are experienced biologist guides engaged in whale research. Free photos are provided from each trip, and light snacks and water are included. A hydrophone, a special marine microphone, is also on board so you can listen to the whales too! We have lifejackets to fit all sizes, and there are shade and towels onboard.

 

We will be whale watching in the area around Sayulita, San Pancho, Litibu and the Pacific side of Punta de Mita, avoiding the tourist crowds of the Bay of Banderas. We believe that the beauty of whale watching is to be respectful of the whales, to respect the whale watching regulations, and to be the only boat for miles!

 

The whale watching industry in the area is based around humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrating to the region each winter. However, we may well also see Bryde's whales (Balaenoptera edeni), gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus), false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), orca killer whales (Orcinus orca), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) and rough-toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis). Of course being out on the ocean........anything is possible! In January 2016, we came across a pod of 20 – 30 sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) only 1.5km from Sayulita and San Pancho beach. Never before officially documented in Nayarit! There are 39 species of cetaceans recorded in the Mexican Pacific, which is over 40% of species recognized worldwide! By coming whale watching with us, you are supporting our research and allowing us to learn more about the cetaceans of the area, as we are the first to conduct whale research from Sayulita.

Private Boat Whale Watch Trip

 

With all the same opportunities and facilities as above, but by choosing a private trip you will have the freedom to do whatever you would like in the three hours available, and tailor the trip to your needs.

 

We can also adapt the timing of the trip to suit you, and can organize special picks ups if travelling from outside of Sayulita. Any special food and drink requests can also be met, and children of all ages and pets(!) are welcome too.

 

Private trips are actually more economical for larger groups. Additionally, on several occasions we have organized multiple boats to leave at the same time for large groups, travelling out to sea together, and remaining close by during the trip, all guests have been extremely happy with their group trips!

Sunset Wildlife Safari Trip

(max. 8 people)

 

Back by popular demand! The sunset trip is a two-hour trip, with the aim of taking guests out to see wildlife, and hopefully whales too. We will cruise along the beautiful Nayarit coast until the Pacific side of Punta de Mita, seeing what wildlife we can find on the way, and then head back to Sayulita to watch the sunset.

 

As many people will know, during the winter the sun can not actually be seen setting from the main beaches of Sayulita, and the invention of this trip was truly just due to constant requests. Onboard there will be snacks and drinks, including wine and beer, bottled mixed drinks and guacamole, but this is not a booze cruise. It is our aim to watch the sunset, with the hydrophone down and to be listening to the whales and maybe watching whales and dolphins too! If nature allows it, this is a truly remarkable experience, but due to time constraints (the sun won’t wait for us), we can only do our best and nothing is guaranteed on this trip, except the sun actually setting! Free photos are also included on this trip, eight people maximum, and private trips are also available.

$100 MXP from the cost of each adults' ticket will go directly to the Mexican whale NGO, ECOBAC, which directly supports the disentanglement network throughout Mexico (RABEN), patrols and monitors boat conduct around whales in the Bay of Banderas, and undertakes various research projects investigating cetaceans throughout Pacific Mexico.

Tours leave at 9 AM and 1 PM, during the whale season (8th December until 23rd March).

 

Whale Watching Prices: Adults $ 1400 MXN / Children 6 - 12 years $ 800 MXN.

 

Sunset Wildlife Safari: Adults $ 1400 MXN / Children 6 - 12 years $ 800 MXN.

 

Private tour (up to 8 people) $ 8000 MXN.

 

Payment in American/Canadian dollars/Euros etc. is accepted and will be taken at the value of currency on the day of payment.

 

Children 4 years and under are only suited to private whale watch tours.

 

PLEASE RING OR EMAIL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY.

 

Tel: (+ 52) 322 121 3917/322 294 4187 email: info@laorcadesayulita.com

 

NB. If you can not get through to us by telephone, we may be out on the water without signal, but we will always be back on dry land by 6 pm to answer your calls!

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  • Whale Watching Trip

    (max. 8 people)

    Three-hour tours leaving directly from Sayulita beach. We offer biologist led, three-hour whale watching tours, leaving directly from the beach in Sayulita in licensed whale watching boats. Spaces are limited with small groups of only 8 people max. The guides are experienced biologist guides engaged in whale research. Free photos are provided from each trip, and light snacks and water are included. A hydrophone, a special marine microphone, is also on board so you can listen to the whales too! We have lifejackets to fit all sizes, and there are shade and towels onboard.

     

    We will be whale watching in the area around Sayulita, San Pancho, Litibu and the Pacific side of Punta de Mita, avoiding the tourist crowds of the Bay of Banderas. We believe that the beauty of whale watching is to be respectful of the whales, to respect the whale watching regulations, and to be the only boat for miles!

     

    The whale watching industry in the area is based around humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrating to the region each winter. However, we may well also see Bryde's whales (Balaenoptera edeni), gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus), false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), orca killer whales (Orcinus orca), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) and rough-toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis). Of course being out on the ocean........anything is possible! In January 2016, we came across a pod of 20 – 30 sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) only 1.5km from Sayulita and San Pancho beach. Never before officially documented in Nayarit! There are 39 species of cetaceans recorded in the Mexican Pacific, which is over 40% of species recognized worldwide! By coming whale watching with us, you are supporting our research and allowing us to learn more about the cetaceans of the area, as we are the first to conduct whale research from Sayulita.

  • Private Boat Whale Watch Trip

    With all the same opportunities and facilities as above, but by choosing a private trip you will have the freedom to do whatever you would like in the three hours available, and tailor the trip to your needs.

    We can also adapt the timing of the trip to suit you, and can organize special picks ups if travelling from outside of Sayulita.

     

    Any special food and drink requests can also be met, and children of all ages and pets(!) are welcome too.

     

    Private trips are actually more economical for larger groups. Additionally, on several occasions we have organized multiple boats to leave at the same time for large groups, travelling out to sea together, and remaining close by during the trip, all guests have been extremely happy with their group trips!

  • Sunset Wildlife Safari Trip

    (max. 8 people)

    Back by popular demand! The sunset trip is a two-hour trip, with the aim of taking guests out to see wildlife, and hopefully whales too. We will cruise along the beautiful Nayarit coast until the Pacific side of Punta de Mita, seeing what wildlife we can find on the way, and then head back to Sayulita to watch the sunset.

     

    As many people will know, during the winter the sun can not actually be seen setting from the main beaches of Sayulita, and the invention of this trip was truly just due to constant requests. Onboard there will be snacks and drinks, including wine and beer, bottled mixed drinks and guacamole, but this is not a booze cruise. It is our aim to watch the sunset, with the hydrophone down and to be listening to the whales and maybe watching whales and dolphins too! If nature allows it, this is a truly remarkable experience, but due to time constraints (the sun won’t wait for us), we can only do our best and nothing is guaranteed on this trip, except the sun actually setting! Free photos are also included on this trip, eight people maximum, and private trips are also available.

  • Donation

    $100 MXP from the cost of each adults' ticket will go directly to the Mexican whale NGO, ECOBAC, which directly supports the disentanglement network throughout Mexico (RABEN), patrols and monitors boat conduct around whales in the Bay of Banderas, and undertakes various research projects investigating cetaceans throughout Pacific Mexico.

  • The Tours

    Tours leave at 9 AM and 1 PM, during the whale season (8th December until 23rd March).

     

    Whale Watching Prices: Adults $ 1400 MXN / Children 6 - 12 years $ 800 MXN.

     

    Sunset Wildlife Safari: Adults $ 1400 MXN / Children 6 - 12 years $ 800 MXN.

     

    Private tour (up to 8 people) $ 8000 MXN.

     

    Payment in American/Canadian dollars/Euros etc. is accepted and will be taken at the value of currency on the day of payment.

     

    Children 4 years and under are only suited to private whale watch tours.

     

    PLEASE RING OR EMAIL TO AVAILABILITY

     

    Tel: (+ 52) 322 121 3917/322 294 4187 email: info@laorcadesayulita.com

     

    NB. If you can not get through to us by telephone, we may be out on the water without signal, but we will always be back on dry land by 6 pm to answer your calls!