Whales & Wine in Mazatlan

Mazatlán, Sin., México

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Onca Explorations
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37 reviews
Mar 5, 2023
Group size: 1 - 30
Whales & Wine in Mazatlan
Mazatlán, Sin., México

Onca Explorations
  • Email address verified
37 reviews

Mar 5, 2023
Group size: 1 - 30

About this trip

Enjoy a unique experience at sea tasting a fine selection of wines while whale watching on board a comfortable catamaran. 

About the experience

On board, our team of expert marine scientists will lead your experience searching for the spectacular humpback whales and sharing fascinating aspects about the lives of these gentle giants. Along the trip you will enjoy a coffee break first and then a fine selection of 3 wines (1 parkling + 1 white + 1 red) with a delightful snack. 


There are restrooms onboard four your comfort. Limited capacity: 30 pax. 


An experience by ONCA EXPLORATIONS and CONTRABARRA. 


Humpback whales are free animals living in their natural habitat, we have no control over their behavior, therefore we cannot guarantee their sighting 100%. However, Onca Explorations have 15 years of experience in this activity, so they are the best of the best in Mazatlan. Whale watching season ends on March 31st, chances may be lower as we come closer to that date. According to this statement, an unsuccessful whale watching does not equal to refund.  

Recommendations

Bring a camera, cap or hat, light jacket or windbreaker, sunglasses, sunscreen (preferably biodegradable). If you have suffered from motion sickness before, please take your precautions. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. 

Cancellation policy

To obtain a 50% refund of your payment, it is required to cancel more than 24 hours in advance. Any cancellation within 24 hours does not apply a refund. If you have a balance due to your expedition, must be completed. In case of cancellation by the company, a 100% refund of your payment is guaranteed. 

What’s included

  • The expedition
    4-hour tour aboard a sailboat in search of humpback whales
  • Guides
    Highly qualified and bilingual expedition guides (naturalists and sommeliers).
  • Wine tasting
    Guided tasting of 3 wines (1 sparkling + white + 1 red).
  • Lecture on conservation
    Talk about the ecology and conservation of humpback whales.
  • Snacks and drinks
    Bottled water, soft drinks and personal snack.
  • Coffee break
    Delicious morning coffee
  • Hydrophone
    Hydrophone on board to listen to live whale songs

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
    Tips for guides are not included
  • Pickup and drop off
    Transportation hotel - marina - hotel is not included

Available Packages

Trip Price
$135

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Onca Explorations
37 reviews
Our ecotours and expeditions are specially designed to enhance your connection with nature and to inspire you to love and protect our living planet. Our one of a kind travel experiences combine elements of exploration, science, experiential learning and cultural exchange, with sustainable tourism activities, for you to witness and experience profound connections with wildlife. While we explore, we learn, we educate, and we document to promote awareness about the value and threats to biodiversity.

Reviews

1000% would recommend! Must do while in Mazatlan, TOP experience with ONCA and Ciro. Nothing on land compares.
By YHT B for BALLENAS EN MAZATLÁN CON ONCA EXPLORACIONES on Feb 17, 2024
We had a WONDERFUL time on this tour and learned so much! Ciro was a great guide and very knowledgeable. We got some really great views of whales and saw and heard some cool things. The staff seemed to really know how to find good whales to see. Highly recommend!
By Liam E for WHALE WATCHING ADVENTURE IN MAZATLAN | @ONCAEXPLORA on Jan 28, 2024
It was incredible. I loved the love and enthusiasm and care our guides shared for the whales and our environment. One problem we did face involved unclear communication around transportation. When arranging the trip I asked if we should meet there, and I was told that we would be picked up. At the end of our tour we were surprised that there would be no transportation home. Maybe they laughed out of nervousness, but the flippant seeming response to the understanding that we were out of luck and had no ride didn't feel great. We could have driven ourselves and instead had to walk out to the highway and flag down a taxi Regardless, I wish them the best of luck, I love that they are teaching and sharing the importance of preservation of the land and sea!
By Roxanne P for BALLENAS EN MAZATLÁN CON ONCA EXPLORACIONES on Jan 27, 2024
JM
Ciro was a great guide. All the crew were curious. It was an enjoyable trip except for the sea sickness.
By Jeffrey M for WHALE WATCHING ADVENTURE IN MAZATLAN | @ONCAEXPLORA on Jan 22, 2024
PL
¡Excelente tour y guías! Nos tocó un día soleado y con el mar muy calmado. Pudimos ver 3-4 grupos distintos de ballenas, y cerramos con broche de oro con un grupo de dos machos y una hembra, donde los machos hicieron dos brincos espectaculares. Me encantó el enfoque que tienen en Onca para recopilar datos y contribuir a la preservación de la vida marina. Recomendadísimos.
By Paulina L for BALLENAS EN MAZATLÁN CON ONCA EXPLORACIONES on Jan 17, 2024
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