The experiences related to nature are definitely the best, that’s why we are excited to share this information with you. As every year, Riviera Nayarit becomes a temporary home for hundreds of humpback whales, who visit the Pacific Ocean to enjoy its warm and calm waters, which becomes the ideal setting to facilitate their courtship process and to give birth to new offspring. The spectacle represented by seeing these enormous mammals is an unforgettable experience, which also has a unique characteristic, the song of the male humpback whales, at which time they sing the longest and most complex songs of the animal kingdom and which consist of a series of whistles, shrieks and deep voiced calls, divided into “verses”, sung in a specific order which can last up to half an hour.
This extraordinary event which will be available to enjoy between December 1st and March 23, offers all those who wish to know it, the opportunity to be close to these incredible beings. Riviera Nayarit maintains its commitment to caring for the environment and promoting sustainable ecotourism, through the support of tourism service providers who offer sighting tours led by specialized guides, who know the area perfectly and show great respect and commitment to provide the necessary security conditions for the visitor and the necessary space for cetaceans. The tours last approximately two hours; along the route you can also see other marine animals such as turtles, goldfish, stingrays, octopuses and jellyfish.
Where to buy a whale watching tour? Visitors will be able to choose from various tour operators that offer the whale watching tour depending on where are you staying at.
Sayulita – Rancho Mi Chaparrita
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle – Punta Mita Adventures
Punta de Mita – cooperative in Corral del Risco
Nuevo Vallarta – Vallarta Adventures
Guayabitos – Nayarit Adventures