Description: BAHÍA DE BANDERAS. Every year, humpback whales arrive to make Banderas Bay their winter home. A program of photo identification allows research to continue each year as local marine biologists collect and interpret data to share with whale specialists in other areas of the world (www.whalephoto.org). Day tours are available only during the whaling season by various companies, some with 12-person pangas like Ecotours Vallarta(www.ecotoursvallarta.com), others such as Ocean Friendly Tours offer customized adventures (www.oceanfriendly.com). Vallarta Adventures (www.vallarta-adventures.com) even offers a excursion that includes breakfast and lunch.
Whale season 15 Dec-31 Mar