Akali Whale Watching

Tales of the Bay

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday


Adult: 119.00 USD

Child: 59.00 USD

Infant: 0.00 USD

A magical show full of inspiration awaits you on our whale watching tour, live a unique experience learning about these majestic visitors with the comforts that only our catamaran offers, we complete the experience with continental breakfast, a fresh lunch, and our premium bar, as a plus, we have the most qualified and enthusiastic crew that exists.

The whale season ends at the end of March, do not miss the opportunity to experience these majestic animals up close aboard Puerto Vallarta’s number one catamaran.


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Availability subject to unforeseen changes

If you wish to book for the next day please send us a message to check availability and generate the order from the site chat.


08:15 AM - Departure from the Puerto Vallarta Pier towards Nuevo Vallarta.

09:00 AM - Departure from the Nuevo Vallarta Pier heading south of the bay.

09:10 AM - Breakfast is served while the cruise director gives the welcome speech.

09:30 AM - During the tour, interesting facts about the history of the Whales and their relationship with Puerto Vallarta.

The route that the boat takes will be variable, focusing on following the whales that identify in the course.

11:00 AM - Lunch is served.

11:30 AM - Set sail back to Nuevo Vallarta.

12:15 PM - Arrival at the Nuevo Vallarta Pier.

13:00 PM - Arrival at the Puerto Vallarta Pier


Continental breakfast: plated service (Juices, coffee, fruit plate from the season and sweet bread)

Lunch (Ceviche of fish cooked with lemon cut into cubes, guacamole, ham and cheese panini, everything is prepared at the moment with fresh ingredients from the season)

Opciones de menú para veganos y alergias disponible.

Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks

Premium Bar

Federal and Port Taxes included leaving from Opequimar and Paradise Village included.


Adult (12 years and over) USD 119.00

Child (4 - 11 years old) USD 59.00

Infants (0 - 3 years old) USD 0.00


08:15 AM - Puerto Vallarta Opequimar

09:00 AM - Nuevo Vallarta Public Pier (Paradise Village)

Frequently ask questions

Humpback whales visit us in winter. The season begins in mid-December and ends approximately at the end of March, with January and February being the busiest months.
The humpback whale is the protagonist of this adventure, they go down the Pacific in search of warm waters to mate, so at the beginning of the season we will find adult whales, but as the season progresses we will find calves. Dolphins, manta rays, and sea turtles are some of the animals that constantly come by to say hello.
No, our commitment to the environment, care, and respect for the species that inhabit our bay is a key part of what Akali Catamaran is, which is why we follow all the regulations established to guarantee the safety of both. of marine spices and our crew, avoiding following the whales and allowing them to get as close as they want.
There are no extra fees to pay for whale watching, either port fees if you depart from public docks, as we do
There are no extra fees to pay for whale watching, either port fees if you depart from public docks, as we do.
Light sweater, camera for photographs, comfortable shoes, and cash for tips

TripAdvisor reviews

Oscar Guerra
Oscar Guerra
Hermosa experiencia Hermosa experiencia, el catamarán es muy bonito y casi nuevo, la limpieza es muy buena y los alimentos y bebidas muy ricas, de los mejores tours que he tomado, la experiencia de ver a las ballenas es espectacular. Una excelente opción.
Comfortable, exciting whale tour. Amazing trip from start to finish. Roughly 4 hours out on the water and we were able to around 15 whales. We even were able to catch a few jumps. We were provided fruit for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch, there was also a bar for those indulging. Overall a great trip with an amazing crew on a very spacious catamaran.
Karen M
Karen M
Loved it! Awesome day on Banderas Bay. Didn’t disappoint. Saw lots of whales up close. Great crew, great food and drinks, great day!
Julia G
Julia G
Most fun we have had here. Lots of whale sightings, laughs and a great, very attentive crew. Most fun we have had here. Lots of whale sightings, laughs and a great, very attentive crew. We highly recommend the company.
Christy S
Christy S
Can’t wait until next season Boat had comfortable setting with tables . Fruit and pastries were fresh . Beautiful cocktail garnishes . Found a lot of whales and dolphins . Captain Esa was friendly and humorous
Best trip ever! Awesome experience and the staff was excellent! We saw whales and dolphins! Food was good and the staff was entertaining! We would definitely recommend this trip!
Lynne D
Lynne D
Great experience Fabulous, marvelous, wonderful. Saw lots of whales and the crew was very entertaining and attentive. We would highly recommend.
Dan L
Dan L
Family Friendly and Entertaining The crew was excellent. They went above and beyond when my 5 y/o got sea sick on board. They were attentive to everyone providing both food and drinks to your seat. They even provide some entertainment. The sandwiches were good, and the guacamole was excellent. We saw 5 groups of whales - some breaching. Highly recommend.
Paola H
Paola H
De los mejores tours Los saltos de ballenas, la paciencia del capi al buscarlas y encontrar los mejores momentos para apreciar las ballenas