Ocean Friendly Tours

Ocean Friendly Tours

Tours with Ocean Friendly are an experience out of a National Geographic Special, with an informed, enthusiastic, guide who is able to explain what is going on in English vividly and clearly.


Oceanographer and whale photographer Oscar Frey has been running whale watch tours in Banderas Bay since 1994, and has lived here nearly all of his life. He is conducting research on humpback whale distribution and behavior in this area of the Mexican Pacific. He is a knowledgeable, interesting guide concerned for the safety of the whales as well as his guests.

Join the day's research on a small boat with Oscar as your guide. Trips include lunch (subs, fruit and snacks), refreshments (non-alcoholic) and hydrophone underwater microphone system so you can listen to the whales singing underwater!

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Ocean Friendly Tours

Ocean Friendly Tours

This Whale season will begin December 8th 2022 and ends March 23rd, 2023. This tour begins on land with an informational briefing and continues on board with 3 hours of whale watching delight! We will depart the pier and immediately begin looking for Humpback whale encounters and other open water species that call Banderas Bay home during this time of the year.
| Every Day
8 December until 23 March | @ Ocean Friendly Tours

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