Popular Whale Watching
Whale Watching, a remarkably popular ecological craze across the globe, has annually generated over $2 billion in gross profits. You won't find a more spectacular environment to view the Humpback Whale than on the waters of Banderas Bay. The sheltered waters of Bahia Banderas off the Pacific Ocean attract thousands of Humpback Whales every year. The Humpback Whale may be the most preponderant cetacean to visit the waters near Puerto Vallarta every winter, but Gray Whales, Blue Whales, Sperm Whales, Bryde´s Whales, Sei Whales, Fin Whales, and Orcas (also known as Killer Whales) may also be viewed in the waters of the Pacific off the Mexican coast. The perfect winter weather conditions, breathtaking views, and varieties of whale species make Puerto Vallarta the perfect Whale Watching destination. Since some whales annually migrate to waters off the Mexican Pacific to give birth and nurse their calves, you have a good chance to see a mother Humpback Whale or Gray Whale nursing or playing with her calf in the confines of Banderas Bay.
Why has Whale Watching grown in popularity in recent years? It gives participants the opportunity to see these massive cetaceans in their natural habitat. You'll be astounded by the size of these mammoth marine mammals as they surface. Humpbacks are an especially active species of whale, often performing spectacular breaches, jumps, tail slaps and sprays from their blowholes. You can view their massive backs and dorsal humps roll over the surface. Witnessing these breathtaking creatures can truly make you appreciate the marvels of nature.