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 9 people max. The guides are experienced biologist guides engaged in whale research. 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.