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    What to Expect
    Join our team of biologists/naturalists in an unforgettable experience with our planet’s most lovable creatures, Dolphins.

    We may encounter females with their newborns, a small group foraging for food, trios, pairs or even groups of several dolphins gathered together, swimming quietly, leaping, bow surfing or giving us a show. I f there´s an opportunity and depending on the dolphin behavior you may swim with them.

    Banderas Bay has many beautiful and unique snorkeling spots. Depending on the sea conditions our crew will choose the best spot so you can enjoy the wonderful underwater world with its great variety of multicolored tropical fish.

    8:30 a.m Check in in Marina Vallarta office

     Lecture and video about the dolphins and other marine mammals, after we take our boat to looking for the wild dolphins.


    12:30 pm Back to the pier.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ecotours de México, local 20, Proa sn, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Departure Time
    8:30 am
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Soft drinks
    • Snacks ( sandwish, granola bar)
    • Biologist/naturalist professional guide
    • Bottled water
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if require
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The guides were good. They did talk perhaps too much with themselves and not enough to us tourists. Los Arcos is not the best place to snorkel. They have interesting geographical features but the water is really murky. Swimming with the dolphins is totally in...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Peter R
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Had a wonderful experience with Cynthia and Captain Martin. They were very knowledgeable and were able to find dolphins for us to swim with 3 times. I am a nervous swimmer and have never snorkelled before but Cynthia was patient and encouraging and I managed...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank CSeville
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My girlfriend and I were the only guests, so we had a private tour! We had an amazing time. It was clear from the initial video presentation that the operator cares about the environment, and as a biologist Cynthia was very knowledgeable about the dolphins....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Pikachu1961
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    EcoTours - Wild Dolphin Tour: Swimming with the dolphins was one of the best experiences of our lives. Cynthia is a nature biologist and makes an excellent guide. She ensures everyone is comfortable and ready to take the plunge into the ocean. Antonio was an...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank TylerandSarah
    Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

    Fortunate to be the only couple on the boat with Michael (the guide) and Martin (the boat driver). Got to swim/snorkel with wild dolphins up close, watch boobies fishing in the wake of the boat, snorkel in an amazing spot and to top it all...More

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    ECOTOURSdeMEXICO, Guest Relations Manager at Ecotours de Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

    Thank you to visit us. You were a luky couple to see the killer whales in the bay... We hope to see you in the next vacation again.

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    25 May 2019|
    Response from levinjoel | Reviewed this property |
    Everything is clearly explained on their website, including prices and age policy.
    13 May 2019|
    Response from Deborah M |
    Do you provide towels?
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